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  1. Do you auscultate your NGs?
    I was also taught that auscultation in itself is not accurate. It is acceptable with other interventions to confirm placement. If we are dealing with a preexisting NG tube that has already been...
    Feb 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. ATI Exit Exam
    How did you study? I take mine next month and all I know to do is take the practice tests and read my focused review.
    Jan 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Last semester !!! S2 in January!!!
    Haha I wish I had advice for you, but I am looking for that advice for myself! I graduate in May as well! Good luck to you!
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. ATI predictor
    Hi all! I am scheduled to take the ATI predictor Late February. Any tips for studying for this? Do you study the same way as the other ATI's (take exam-focused review-take all available practice...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. HELP!! Evolve Adaptive Learning/Quizzing
    I do not know about the adaptive learning, but we are doing the questions. We have to get to level 5 for all the ones assigned for the week. This week we had 3 tests to get to level 5, I got all done...
    Dec 23, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. What is the best program to prepare for the NCLEX?
    Can't tell you which one is better because I am researching the answer myself. I do know that Hurst does have a money back guarantee but you have to meet the criteria. Something about taking the...
    Dec 20, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Just registered for my LAST semester of nursing school
    Yes yes yes! I graduate in May too! I can't believe it is so soon!
    Oct 16, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. 4.0 in nursing school?
    Honestly the material in nursing school is not all that bad. What's bad is the endless care plans, labs, lab practices, SBARs, mandated student organization meetings, mandated volunteering, papers,...
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What is a "passing grade" for your nursing program?
    77% is a passing grade for ours. Projects, papers and everything else in factored into the grade. We also have a a lot of pass/fail things in there.
    Sep 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. How to stay motivated ... and sane
    Lol you would not happen to be in Illinois would you? Sounds like a patho teacher I had. I liked him however. Usually he stuck exactly to his notes. I just memorized the shiz out of them an took the...
    Jul 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. CNA in 11th grade
    It's an awesome idea if you are 18 (maybe the area varies?) In IL to practice as a CNA you have to be atleast 18. I took the class jr year at 17 and was not able to start work till I was 18. In IL a...
    Jun 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Any Advice for New Nursing Students?
    It's honestly what you make of it. If you study a little every day and get a good nxclex book to study with before exams it's not that hard. The people I knew that were struggling were people who...
    Jun 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    Ugh it was still distracting and i'm lucky enough to remember pencils on finals day lol. I don't see bringing everyone tissues in my future. Hopefully that student will next time shes sick though.
    May 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. 2nd semester final tomorrow!AHHH!
    I would just suggest doing 100 NCLEX questions and getting a good night's rest. I was in your position and I did just that and aced my exams because I had a clear mind that was not exhausted. As long...
    May 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    Haha speaking of disgusting sounds, what about someone who needs to blow their nose but doesn't get a tissue. I wanted to scream during my final because the person next to me kept sucking up their...
    May 6, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. GPA lower than a 3.0, can I still be a nurse
    I think it depends on what location you are applying in and how competitive the nursing programs are. Where I am located it is very competitive. Their requirements was a 3.0 but they usually accepted...
    May 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. surviving nursing shcool
    Care plans! They leave me with little time to study. Our school care plans are a hog.
    May 5, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. help with drug calculation
    I think that is a distraction. I think it just means there is 1 ml of solution in a 2 mL vial. So you would do the D/H formula: 50mg/50mg X 1 ml= 1 mL
    May 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. help with drug calculation
    I think that is a distraction. I think it just means there is 1 ml of solution in a 2 mL vial.
    May 5, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. How much time do you spend studying outside of nursing classes?
    I average a good 15 hours a week study time. I originally tried to get in 40 hour week but that was impossible. Not only was I incredibly burned out, but with all the outside work it is not possible...
    May 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Looking forward to third semester!
    I've gotten mixed reviews. Some said it was easier because we are applying information we have already learned. Others have said it was way harder and their grades slipped incredibly.
    May 3, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Looking forward to third semester!
    Nothing is better than finishing another semester of nursing school (except graduation and passing NCLEX of course!) As excited as I was, I was quickly filled with a fearful anticipation for the...
    May 2, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Concept mapping, client had no true diagnosis!
    My instructor accepted that there was no true diagnosis at the end of shift. I just decided that since there was no true diagnosis it was safe to just state that.
    Mar 21, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Concept mapping, client had no true diagnosis!
    Honestly we have just began discussing all of the different components of acid base balance, so I am not knowledgeable about ABG's yet. That information is about three weeks out lol.
    Mar 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Concept mapping, client had no true diagnosis!
    Hey everyone! I am doing my first concept map and am stumped about what to put as my client's pathophysiology. The client was admitted with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain (unable to be specific...
    Mar 15, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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