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  1. Tablet advice & input
    I have both an IPad and a Kindle as well as a smart phone. I use the Kindle more than I do the IPad, although I have a feeling that is going to change next semester since I just heard about Moxtra. ...
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. How much of your cohort did you "lose"?
    We lost a lot all the way up through Sophomore year. Mostly it was because they didn't pass the prereqs. One student in first semester Soph failed Anatomy twice, and was failing Micro and...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. What specialty do you want and not want to work in?
    It is funny how your mind changes after your rotations. After mine, I definitely do not want OB/Peds. A lot of this could be due to my clinical instructor though. But, L&D/Maternity... you can...
    Jul 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Rough night in clinical, feeling discouraged.
    You're fine. Everyone has shifts like that. It sounds like you have your time management and assessment skills down. Stuff happens. Don't be so hard on yourself, and congratulations on your...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Hate being a CNA
    I love being a nursing assistant, but in my first job, I really hated my job. It wasn't the job itself, but due to having no orientation and RNs who tried to constantly get me to go outside my scope...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  6. Graduate RN at 57 years old
    Whoo Hoo! Another one who pursued the dream that was over the age of 40! It's so nice to find another who decided to just go for it. I went back at 46 to start my BSN program. I did 4 years of...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. FINAL SEMESTER!
    I'm heading into my final semester as well. There are days that I sit back and wonder how I ever got to this point. When I started part time 5 years ago, this final semester seemed so far off......
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. The Little Old Lady
    It had been a rough day, and I had to be out of work at 3:30 because I had clinical that evening. I was doing the usual end of shift vitals when I walked past what had been an empty room all day....
    Aug 20, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. School starts Monday!! AHHHH!!
    I start on Tuesday. Since I have to go part time, I'm just doing 2 General Ed classes. I'm not permitted to do any Nursing classes until I have all of my sciences done.
    Aug 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Stock up on your drug pens while you still can...!
    Well, drats.. first they take away the bagels, now it's the pens.... I hate buying pens...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. NA 2, is it worth it?
    I took it and passed.. the raise wasn't much, but I get so much more back in skills... I get to put in Foleys and straight caths, do EKG's and pull IV's in addition to other things. I figured I...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. For those starting Monday
    I don't start till next Tuesday....
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Are the Nursing Classes harder than A&P or is the schedule what makes it so difficult
    I thought Anatomy was easy, but Fundies just about did me in.... My boss told me he had trouble with Peds, but I found Peds and just about everything else easy...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. One Patient that changed my life
    She was evil. The devil incarnate. Meaner than a rattlesnake. She had active MRSA, dementia, and was in for cellulitis. She threw four nurses, the Physical Therapist, the Occupational...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. My two least favorite words
    Active MRSA Good, God.... does the whole world have MRSA? It sure seems like it... and I'm running the isolation ward...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. How did you get an "A" in anatomy?
    I read ahead of class, so when it was time for the lecture, things weren't so foreign to me. If I didn't understand it after class, I talked to an LPN friend who could put things into concepts I...
    Aug 17, '08
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. My two least favorite words
    Tonight it was Hey, Kyleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. My two least favorite words
    No Pulse.
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Couldnt put in a foley!!
    After I'm done with the Betadine, testing the balloon, and getting the lube on the tube, I ask the patient to cough. This usually results in a drop or two of urine to come out of the urethra, and...
    Jul 18, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    For crying out loud.. when I tell you to stay in bed, STAY IN BED. I don't have time to run into your room every 10 minutes to make sure your sorry butt isn't on the floor. I have 18 other and...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. learn to say it correctly!!
    Oh yeah... and "To be Pacific"..... You want to tell me something about the Pacific Ocean? Really grinds my teeth....
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. learn to say it correctly!!
    My mother... whom I love and adore... after a billion corrections still says Trigemini Neuralgia..... It's Trigeminal for the billionth and one time, Ma... Rotator Cup..... You don't have a...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Is there ANY department in nursing that I can avoid cleaning up poo?
    I will freely admit that I hate the stuff.... hate it... hate it... every stinking thing about it.... BUT.... if my patient is bed deep in it, you can bet your bottom dollar I'm putting on gloves and...
    Jun 24, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. terminated
    When I thought people were giving me bad references, I would call the company, put on a different accent, and say I was checking references on Kylee. I always asked "Would you rehire her?" I was...
    Jun 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. would like day shift to remember there are two others!
    Our 7-7 charge nurse is always bakiing... she bakes just for the heck of it... someone's birthday, someone passed boards, etc...so we can count on a cake or brownies when she is working. Last...
    Jun 14, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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