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  1. Nurses Week 2015 Freebies
    I went into my local Dunks and they said they would be honoring this.
    May 4
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Crushing medications and administering via Peg tube
    I have had the most success using a pestle and crushing right in the packaging. I then pour into a medicine cup, mix with warm water and draw up. I've never had problems with tube getting clogged.
    Mar 19
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  3. Too old? Too young?? Career? Question:)
    I decided at age 39. Graduated from an ABSN program at age 44. Now working full time at a Boston hospital. Former litigation attorney. Considering going for my MSN in a couple of years. Trust me, you...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Snow & calling out of work
    You should plan accordingly and go to work if you are able. I live in the Boston area and we have been buried in snow this winter. Myself and my coworkers are essential employees and people have been...
    Mar 5
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Hep-locking a PICC lumen - documentation
    I am wondering if OP meant to write 30units/3ml? That would make more sense.
    Feb 25
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. ABC's of Pediatric Respiratory Assessment: The Basics
    Thanks for the article! I am trying to download a copy and when I hit the printer-friendly tab, it keeps bringing me to a Mediterranean boneless pork chop recipe.....lol!
    Feb 15
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. PRN blood pressure medications??
    I do see PRN bp meds in my setting (pedi acute care) But there are always very specific orders with very specific parameters. Hydralazine is the one I see most often. I agree with PP and would...
    Feb 15
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  8. What was the most helpful thing you did to successfully pass your nursing degree?
    Time management for sure and not trying to cram it all in before exams. Cramming is just not possible imho! I did my best to keep up with assignments/reading every week. I also utilized quizlet which...
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Curry College ACCEL Program 2016
    Hello! 2014 grad here. I will try and offer some insight. First, to BananaFish, I cannot comment specifically on someone failing out and then being accepted into an Accel program. Curry is...
    Jan 19
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  10. Did I fail the NCLEX?
    I passed with 75. Majority of my test was SATA. My last question, too, was a softball and I walked out convinced I failed. Happily, that was not the case. Hope the same for you :)
    Oct 1, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. Saunders SATA
    I think it is useful for practice and also helps with content review but I did find the SATA in Saunders easier then NCLEX.
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Oxygen depndent or independent nsg action
    I was told that in an emergency situation in NCLEX land, you ALWAYS have a standing order for O2 so I am giving O2. In real world land.....I am also giving O2.
    Jul 9, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Holy SATA!
    Let me preface this by saying that I think that everyone has different thoughts and opinions based upon their NCLEX experience. I thought my Sata on the NCLEX were harder than Kaplan. Saunders were...
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. Holy SATA!
    Congrats RN! Accurate for me too :)
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  15. Quick results ??
    Sorry...I meant I took it Thursday @ 8am so it truly is 48 hours.
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  16. Quick results ??
    Check now! My quick results showed up this morning. Took it Wed at 8am....passed!
    Jul 5, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. nclex sources
    I found these two books helpful, especially PDA by LaCharity. So if you only invest in one, definitely buy PDA. Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX...
    Jul 4, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. NCLEX question? READ THIS!
    Does not matter how many times you move it to the top.....the madness will continue...and yes, I too am guilty of it :) One thing I want to add....might not be the right place to put this...but...
    Jul 4, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Holy SATA!
    My husband is a firefiighter/paramedic and took his paramedic licensing exam through Pearson Vue. He got his results immediately at the testing site. Not sure why they cannot do that for all.
    Jul 4, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Holy SATA!
    I could not believe how hard it was. I heard others saying it was not that bad but I guess it is all relative. Update when you get your official results so I can officially congratulate you :)
    Jul 4, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. drag and drop, are these hard?
    I would also review areas such as irrigating wounds, changing dressings, etc., catheter insertions/removal.
    Jul 4, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Holy SATA!
    Took the Nclex today. Very first question out of the gate was SATA and.....it.....never.....stopped. Shut off at 75 and I would say 60 were SATA! No other alternative format question. I literally...
    Jul 3, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. I will pass the NCLEX on June 4th!
    Attitude is half the battle! Good Luck!!
    Jun 1, '14
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Question for Mom's in Nursing School
    I have 4 children (11-10-6-5). I have to echo what PP said. I could not have done it without the support of my husband. I did my best to schedule study time when they were all in school, after they...
    Apr 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What is your degree in other than nursing?
    B.S. Education; J.D.
    Apr 15, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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