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  1. Test Advice
    I am also a nursing student with ADHD. I struggled through first semester with a C. I went back on medication for it...haven't used any since high school..and second semester I finished with an A. ...
    Sep 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. A few thoughts on Nursing School.
    I love how the OP catches the essence of the confusion/stress/exhilaration of the first month of nursing school! OP I am super smart....yet I too study my tail off. I study every day! Why? I want...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. I need some help with my first (not actual patient) careplan.
    Of course those aren't in order and I would put fluid volume deficit first! ;)
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. I need some help with my first (not actual patient) careplan.
    I am just a third semester student but I would consider ineffective tissue perfusion. If she has/had DKA she probably has a knowledge deficit bc they might not understand "sick day" rules or...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. First semester first exam
    I know exactly how you feel! I remember taking my first test and I felt really good when I finished. 24 hours later I excitedly opened my grades and there was a big fat 80! An 80???!! What??! ...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Going back as a senior student...not excited
    This is exactly what I told my husband last night!! I am so glad to know I am not the only one that is slightly dreading my final year! Last summer, completely different story...ahh to be a newbie...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. No life??  Really?  I need advice, please.
    Really how much time you will have is dependant on how much you need to study. First semester I studied less and had more time with my family BUT I made a C which is NOT acceptable to me. Mind you...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Nursing student weight
    Personally, I started out overweight but I have been losing since the middle of second semester. It's just so much harder to do 12 hour clinicals and be on your feet when you are overweight. Also,...
    Aug 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. What you wish you knew before starting nursing school
    I would say for a new student to study, study, and study some more! Higher grades mean a graduate degree which means more job opportunities. Always present your best face during clinicals and never...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Stats
    I just took stat this summer. It was a lot easier than people made it out to be and math isn't my strong point! Made out with an A but I do believe summer classes are easier...at least at my...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How do you do a study group?
    We literally formed our group just by seeing who was at the school studying before a test and willing to stay after class to study. It didn't happen the first week or even month. This group...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. How do you do a study group?
    I was definitely one who said I don't study well in study groups...til I made a C first semester!! Who knew study groups were awesome??!! Needless to say, I joined one and made an A second...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. The fear just hit me - help :(
    Aww hun...been there felt that! I was not overweight in school but after 4 c sections in 5 years...there was a lot more of me to love! I never realized what it felt like to not be able to sit...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?
    Here is my story...lol! First semester I got the dreaded C by .1 of a point! My biggest problem was that I under estimated the amount of time I would have to study and how many hours I could...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Ok this may be a rant but....
    It funny when you can tell that people don't go on and read every post. If you went back and read my later post...I did say I plan to bridge when I am done in May and I actually have EVERY pre req...
    Aug 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Ok this may be a rant but....
    I think the thing I hope for students to realize is going the longer route may help you financially. I see a lot of posts about money concerns and not being able to work while in school. My ADN...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Textbooks?  E-books?
    I bought my drug guide on my kindle and I love that I can copy and paste, highlighter, and bookmark without having to drag one more book around! Also, I had my med/surg beast, I mean book, hole...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Number of clinical hours
    We also do about 1100-1200 hours. But mine are mostly in 12 hour hunks so it doesn't seem so bad!!
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Ok this may be a rant but....
    I'm mostly asking this because time and again when people come on these boards asking for advice everyone says go BSN. I am in a program that has a 98% NCLEX passing rate vs. the 4 year college I...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Nursing school with kids??
    Sometimes I think it is harder being gone with older children. I have 4...yes 4 children...ages 10, 9, 7, and 5 years old AND I work 30 hours a week AND I'm a 3rd semester nursing student AND a...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Should I regret going ADN over BSN?
    I am so glad that we do not have that problem in our area. It is unheard of around here that you can not get a job with just an ADN! The way I see it...we take the same test to get our...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Financial aid at community colleges as second degree student
    I know at my community college they allow people to "drop" items off their transcripts that are not needed for their degree. The credits will still show up if you transfer to another college but...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. What Nursing school are you in? Show your pride!
    3rd semester at Meridian Community College ADN program! Graduation May 2013! Woot! Woot! Then on to BSN at Mississippi University for Women or ADN to MSN at Vanderbilt where my mom works!! :)
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Ok this may be a rant but....
    Why does it seem that most people believe that ADN programs are not as good as BSN programs?! Do we not all take NCLEX? Do we not all have the same goals...to be good caring nurses? Why is there...
    Aug 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What is the point of becoming a nurse?!
    You can always consider new grad programs that a lot of hospitals have. Most want you to have 6 months or less experience. Might not be your "dream" job but it is a great way to start your nursing...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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