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  1. mental health subject
    Then why did you not mention that in the opening? Social work is an excellent referral as once these patients are in the real world they will need access to community resources to help them go...
    Apr 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Explaining withdrawal
    I do not have a copy of it anymore as that was a couple of years ago but I mentioned the many withdrawals/failures and how I was young and immature and thought I was ready for something that I most...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Explaining withdrawal
    I too had many withdrawals from courses as I was young and immature at the time. When I applied to school I attached an addendum to my application and it was about 2-3 paragraphs long and it...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Are 24-Hour Open Visitation Policies a Bad Idea? (Yes)
    Open visitation is a great concept, on paper. The actual implementation of open visitation relies heavily on consistency which often is not the case especially when one nurse is pinned against...
    Apr 18
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  5. One thing I learned today is that honesty will get you nowhere in Nursing School.
    This happened to a classmate, her husband had an emergent appendectomy the night before her exam. She informed the professors and they said they would give her a make up exam. Turned out the make...
    Apr 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. mental health subject
    I am not quite understanding the poll option here but this is what I have learned for schizophrenia. Many times patients are non-compliant with medications because of medication side effects...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. I feel like the biggest dummy
    Here is my advice, get off the pity boat and be proactive. I would begin my taking a learning style quiz VARK -- A Guide to Learning Styles You need to understand how you learn and what study...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. help on nursing diagnosis
    The etiology portion of the diagnosis should be refined; chronic pain related to damage of the peripheral nerves secondary to DMII as evidenced by verbal complaints of tingling, burning, etc. I...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. How much of your education is in class lecture?
    My program is a 2.5 year ADN program, your first semester is an introductory course to nursing practice. The first year you have lecture for 4 hours and clinical for 12 hours plus a 1 hour of skills...
    Apr 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Assessing PERRLA
    When you assess for consensual response make sure you are looking at both eyes; for example when you shine the light in the left eye the right pupil should also constrict (it's a reflex) as for...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Pass/Fail and Admission
    I do not see taking physics as a pass/fail course affecting your entry into a nursing school. However I will say most APN programs like their students to have anywhere from 2-5 years of RN experience...
    Apr 10
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  12. Is this really considered a med error?
    Then I don't see that as a medication error, the patient requested one tablet and using your nursing judgement you agreed. I do not see the day nurse took it that far.
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Is this really considered a med error?
    Okay this is a little sticky, what did the order say? if the order read administer percocet 10/650 and it came in 5/325 and you only gave one then yes that's a med error. If the order read...
    Apr 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Need advice!
    I would take the TEAS V exam in early august and try to make the Spring 2015 semester. In the Fall 2014 focus on those two classes. best of luck!
    Apr 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Need advice!
    If I'm understanding you correctly, you have not retaken microbiology yet? If that is the case I recommend you finish ALL of your prerequisite courses before taking the TEAS V exam and applying to...
    Apr 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. What would you do in this situation?
    If you want to be an RN reapply and take those courses over, no point in doing an RT program to then bridge it to an RN and still have to do a BSN.
    Apr 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Nursing student worried he'll be a bad nurse
    As students we all go through some points where we are not comfortable with our performance. It happens and it does not reflect on your ability to be a competent nurse in the field. Listen to what...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Manager "threatening" us with primary nursing!!!
    When I used to be a tech on med/surg my manager made it a point that every nurse should have one nurse's assistant with whom they would work the whole shift with (7-3). Most of the time we had 6-7...
    Apr 7
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Child psychology class
    I found the growth and development aspect of child psychology extremely useful in pediatrics. Besides that I didn't really like the class but then again I never really cared for any of the social...
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Patient education books
    I highly recommend you use material provided by your facility, many use websites such as Krames or UpToDate. The information is printable and often includes diagrams/pictures and is written in...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Nursing Analysis
    Do you mean help with a nursing diagnosis? You have identified three problem areas based on your assessment, now give a nursing diagnosis. You have 2 actual problems and 1 risk. While they all...
    Mar 25
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Patient Care Tech Salary
    I do not work there or in MO itself but I will say that usually there is no differentiation in pay based on specialty for PCT's. I did a rotation in the NICU last semester and the tech was...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  23. How long should I study?
    Hey I took the TEAS V exam a few years ago here is my advice; DO NOT buy the package from ATI, it is expensive and not worth it. Instead I recommend you buy the McGraw Hill nursing entrance exam...
    Mar 21
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  24. Care Plans
    I cannot speak for your program but care plans began in Nursing I with our first clinical; we didn't get any formal education on it just kind of a sink or swim kind of deal. I will say this, your...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Study Superstitions
    Before all of my exams I light some incense and a candle for my grandfather and ask for guidance. When he passed away, I came to a realization that I was not where I was meant to be and left that...
    Mar 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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