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  1. Only a nurse will understand...
    As far as people not understanding our schedule, I'm guilty of doing the same thing to them. I've never worked anything but healthcare & in my mind, working 8-hour days and being free part of the...
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. RN Salary Survey 2013:  Post here!
    1. Alabama 2. 2.5 years 3. PRN Regional Staffing Pool (float to various floors at 3 different hospitals) 4. $29.50 5. $4/hr nights, $1/hr weekends 6. non-union
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Troy State University
    I graduated from Troy in 2011 (so some things may have changed since then). It was really tough, but I loved it. When I entered the program, you only needed a 2.5 GPA to get in, but I've heard it's...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  4. What are the little things you do to help the next shift?
    I'm not a very considerate person (not in a mean way...I'm just in my own little world half the time) & as such, I often need suggestions of how to make life easier for the people I work with. I've...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. Nursing Salary Survey 2014
    Geographic location: Mobile, AL area Pay rate: 22.80/hour + 3.00/hour shift diff for nights In which area / specialty do you work?: Med-Surg What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)?: RN ...
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Advice for sociology and life span psychology
    I read Cliff's Notes books to prepare for CLEP tests, and passed them every time!
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  7. Can't lift patient- help!
    Transferring patients is terrifying at first, but it definitely gets easier and easier with practice. Eventually you learn the best ways to position the wheelchair and the patient, and it becomes...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  8. Sitting down to calm an upset patient is unprofessional?
    I got reprimanded by a supervisor at work last night for pulling up a chair and sitting down to talk to a patient who was upset. I was told that it's UNPROFESSIONAL for a nurse to ever sit at bedside...
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Just Passed NCLEX:)
    Congratulations!!! :)
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Is it advisable to live in the dorms during nursing school?
    It all depends on the quality of your roomate! I have lived on-campus throughout college and nursing school, and when I had a quiet roomate who didn't mind if I was up studying at 3am, I loved living...
    Apr 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. med surg final
    You may just need to try different study styles until you see what fits you best. I imagine it'll take a combination of strategies, but you'll eventually figure out what works for you individually!...
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. May 2011 graduates..nervous for last semester?
    I'm pretty stressed about this semester! i'm taking 17 hours (critical care, public health, nutrition, leadership, and senior seminars) and we do a 160-hour preceptorship. we also have to do 4000...
    Jan 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. ATI: Mom-baby(Maternal Newborn) Level 2
    no...level 3 is actually the highest. at my school we have to score a level 3 to get advanced placement, and we occasionally get bonus points for them! i always do a lot better on the real tests than...
    Dec 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. STUDY: Most Doctors Decline ‘Friend’ Requests From Patients
    i'm a student, and after one of my peds clinicals, a peds patient friend requested me on facebook. one of my teachers advised me to decline the request, and i agreed with her. i sent a message to the...
    Dec 17, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  15. Pharmacology
    yay! congrats!!! :) that's a wonderful grade, especially in pharm!!!
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Good study guides for Maternal Nursing?
    i love the prentice-hall reviews and rationales series in general! i ended up not using it for OB because my teacher was easy enough that i didn't need it. but i love the books in that series because...
    Dec 14, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. does anyone have any info on Troy University FNP program?
    i'm in the BSN program at Troy, but I don't know much about grad school there, other than that they just started a DNP program. here's a link to their website if it helps!...
    Dec 9, '10
    Forum: Post Graduate Nursing Student: MSN/DNP/DNSc/PhD
  18. Anybody get an internship?
    i applied for 17 positions this past summer (internships and tech jobs) and never got a response from anyone. i had no idea that getting a job involves more than submitting an application, resume,...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What are some questionable/old-fashioned nursing interventions?
    I've heard that putting people in trendelenberg for low BPs is no longer the in thing to do. I was told that in school also. But nurses still do it. Does anyone know what the rationale for not doing...
    Nov 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Preceptor Programs
    at my school we have clinicals all five semesters, and our fifth semester we get to do a preceptorship through school for school in addition to clinicals. in the preceptorship, we get to pick a floor...
    Nov 21, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. care plan rationale?
    textbooks are my best friends when finding rationales. i look up my patients' medical conditions in my textbook and a lot of times, there are interventions and rationales in it that i can use! you...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Clinical calculations and what to expect first seamester of Nursing School?
    everyone's advice about calculations is great! as far as what to expect first semester: nursing is a special type of profession filled with special people. at my school, first semester was a huge...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Tips from you morning people! :/
    for really early mornings, i use the calendar setting on my phone as an alarm. as the title for the calendar event, i list the things i have to do that morning before class, or the reasons why i need...
    Nov 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. How many hours a week are you in class, lab or clinical?
    class + clinicals + driving to and from clinicals = about 35 hours per week i'm about to be through with clinicals for the semester, though, so it'll drop to 17 hours per week for the last couple...
    Nov 2, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Advice on BScN Program
    nursing school's a really big adjustment. i forget sometimes how much i struggled first semester to stay on top of assignments and make it out of there and pass. i think it's normal to be overwhelmed...
    Oct 16, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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