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  1. Undergrad books used in grad school?
    For me, having the undergrad version of my Pathophys book was helpful for topics I struggled with. I also got lucky and had the same authors (Huether and McCance) for both books. Lots of overlap, but...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  2. Case study: emergent penis ring removal
    This is bringing me back to a conversation I had with the guys that run a well respected piercing shop about having in-services for nurses and docs to learn how to remove body jewelry appropriately....
    Mar 12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  3. Postpartum Hemorrhage tool kit
    I just began my OB rotation and during our floor orientation the PPH cart was pointed out to us. It was just that - a cart in the hallway. We haven't delved into post partum yet, but once I learn...
    Mar 12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  4. Help with registering for nursing licensure in Colorado from Oklahoma!
    I would call DORA directly. There is contact info on their site - not sure exactly where for nursing, but remember getting it for another health profession. This way you are getting your info...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  5. Examples of ethical dilemmas in pediatric nursing?
    I had similar assignments earlier this semester and was allowed to use ethical dilemmas I was faced with outside of nursing and just had to connect it back either from the way I handled the situation...
    Mar 10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Nursing school uniforms and their fate after school
    I'm shadow boxing one of my tops and other mementos I gather over the course of my program. All bottoms and the remaining tops will be given to the outreach resell program.
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. First Clinicals; what to bring?!
    A sharpie to date your dressing changes right on the tape
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Make a Child's Day While They are In the Hospital
    I just finished a peds rotation on a heme/onc floor and was introduced to one of the coolest / smartest things I've ever seen - Chemo Duck (chemoduck.org). It has a central line that you can actually...
    Feb 25
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)
    Doinking a baby's head in the upper crib rails as you're lifting them up to calm them down. While mom is standing next to you. What made me feel less bad about this - finding out one of my classmates...
    Feb 25
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. BSN Textbooks for NP school?
    Our program uses the grad school version of the patho book. Same author, pictures, and 800/1200 pages. I actually went back to the undergrad version quite a few times last semester bc the grad book...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  11. Questions on grad school application
    I think I had a similar question on my application and used it to explain a drop off in my grades due to mono and not withdrawing for the semester and the effect it had on subsequent courses that...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student
  12. Ipad for notetaking?
    I use Moxtra (free app too!) because it allows me to write directly on PPT slides if I only need to hot one or two things down or highlight an important item.
    Dec 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Where do you all get textbooks from
    Another vote for Amazon. I usually end up ordering from one of the resellers for additional savings with the same, if not speedier shipping. I'm renting one book this semester for a class that we...
    Dec 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Best Apple apps
    Micromedix is another good free medication app. I use it more than Taber's that came with our schools Ucentral bundle, especially when a medication doesn't 'exist' in Taber's.
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  15. Good Nursing Shoes
    Around here (central OH) we have running stores such as road runner, fleet feet, and front runner that all evaluate your gait and foot anatomy and make the appropriate suggestions and some even fit...
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Should I take medical terminology (not req'd)?
    I say go for it. I took it as a way to help bump up my GPA a bit and I've found it helpful for trying to answer test questions that ask what a term means and it's one I didn't study too much. Had to...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Question about albumin level and nutrition
    What's their pre-albumin level? Since PA is unaffected by hydration status and your pt is on a clear liquid diet, this might give you a more accurate picture of their nutritional status.
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Would you commute an hour to a job you wanted?
    I commuted from Baltimore to DC (it was a miracle if i could make it in less than an hour, even at 3am) for a non-nursing job in college that opened up so many doors, contacts, and experiences for...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Ebooks? Some, all or none??
    I get physical copies of my real nursing books (assessment, med/surg, patho...) that I know I'm going to use again or refer back to a lot and get e books for classes such as development (already had...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Head to Toe Physical Assessment
    Appropriate for race maybe?
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. What do you carry your gear to clinicals in?
    I have been using a Vera Bradley messenger bag I've had for a long time but will be switching to a tote from Thirty-one because we have exams in one of our classes after Wednesday clinicals and I...
    Oct 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. failed first nursing test
    I've always taken the first test / quiz with a grain of salt because of the unfamiliarity with how the professor is going to ask the questions, what was emphasized, etc. we just got our first med...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Lightweight scrubs for hot environments
    I second Grey's being light and breathable. I wore the bottoms to work lunch shifts outside in the summer in Colorado where some of the days were well into the 90s. I can't wait to get back to them...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  24. Did anyone enter a nursing school with a BS?
    Since I'm in a grad entry masters program, all of us already have a bachelors. I have a BS in athletic training / sports medicine and worked in the field for 5 years before getting into nursing...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. What jobs did you do before nursing?
    Ticket taker and kiddie games at a minor league baseball stadium. Banquet server / beertender and eventually concessions manager at the same baseball stadium. Concessions manager/supervisor at two...
    Sep 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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