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  1. is CNL (clinical nurse leader) a good path for new nurses?
    I will be graduating from a CNL program in December. Looking back, if I had to do it over again, I think I'd still choose the CNL program over the BSN program. Yes, it was more expensive but if I...
    Sep 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Senior Practicum in Psych
    SO EXCITED to have gotten my senior practicum in psych :) Gero psych to be exact. I hope to be calling myself a psych nurse by the end of January-February 2015!
    Sep 11
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  3. UMSON Spring 2015
    I have worked (roughly) every other Saturday night (7p-7a) throughout the program and I am finishing the 16 month CNL program. My job can have some down time for studying, though to be honest, it's...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  4. UMSON Spring 2015
    Few days late on this but all that's left is the waiting. You've done all you can do to make admissions see why you'd be a good candidate for the program. PLEASE try to enjoy yourself until decisions...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  5. Things you learned the hard way and will never forget
    Don't work a 12 hour night shift on Saturday when you have two midterms to take on Monday. The second midterm is not pretty if you do.
    Sep 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Kaplan diagnostic score very bad
    My school switched from HESI to Kaplan and I have done horribly on the two exit Kaplans I have taken. I too am terrified about the NCLEX, which I'll take in Dec/Jan, and the Kaplan diagnostic test as...
    Aug 29
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Did anyone find that their previous degree was harder that nursing school?
    Easier in what way? I'm currently going in to my last semester in an accelerated entry level Master's program. My GPA is much higher than my undergrad GPA. The grading on papers is MUCH easier than...
    Aug 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. UMSON Spring 2015
    As far as I know, there is still a med calc test that you must get 100%. I took one in Fundies, Med-Surg, Peds, and OB. The test has conversions enbedded in dosage calculations such as "If the...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  9. UMSON Spring 2015
    Don't remember if I've popped in this thread or not. Current CNL and will be graduating in December. I started Fall 2013. Scrubs you can get at Wal Mart so can be as cheap as $15. The stethoscope...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  10. Spinoff thread-A or pass
    I feel like this is REALLY important. A's aren't everything. The knowledge is.
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How many classes?
    First semester was 5 classes, 18 credits.
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Spinoff thread-A or pass
    I went in wanting a few A's to buffer my GPA as in my program you have to have a 3.0 at all times or repeat the course you got a "C" in. Not that I'd ever gotten a "C" in a course, but my two...
    Aug 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. HESI vs Kaplan
    Thanks. I'm just worried that with only one semester left, I am no longer nearly as prepared as I thought I was despite my class grades and HESI performances. It's not like I'll do anything...
    Aug 4
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  14. HESI vs Kaplan
    I'm not sure what section this belongs in. My school went from using HESI exit tests to using Kaplan exit tests and I am doing horrendous on Kaplan. So much so that I am really wondering if I am...
    Jul 27
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  15. Plans for After Graduation?
    I have my celebration planned for early Feb and pinning in in mid-December. I plan on taking the NCLEX before my vacation. Will have more to celebrate and less to worry about. I agree with those that...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Fall 2014 is almost here!
    Pinning is December 16th for us. Never again am I doing an accelerated program. For anything. So ready for summer break to start. Five whole weeks off!!!
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Is taking the CNA exam worth it for me?
    Most places around here require a CNA license to work even if you have tons of clinical experience in school. If you want to work in NJ over winter break, I'd definitely get the CNA.
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What is a "passing grade" for your nursing program?
    You have a have a 3.0 to continue without repeating the class you got a "C" in. We don't have +'s or -'s, which can be nice. Grading system is the normal 10 point system with rounding, so an 89.5 is...
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. psych cns? please explain?
    Definitely would have liked to have been a CNS. I do not like the idea of another 4-5 years of school for a DNP. Hoping to graduate, get experience, and get in to an MSN-NP program before they all...
    Jun 23
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  20. Medical Student to Nursing Student
    Some of my classmates were pre-med, graduated undergrad, and decided they'd rather be a nurse and see the whole patient than just the disease aspect of it. Depending on if you were in med school and...
    Jun 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Any student / RN athletes here?
    Powerlifter here. It took me a semester to get into the swing of things before I was able to train consistently enough to make any progress. First semester I slept in my spare time instead of...
    Jun 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Calling fall 2014 class!
    I suppose it's considered accelerated. It's a 16 month entry level Master's CNL program. First week of summer classes this week. Ugh.
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Calling fall 2014 class!
    Me! It seems surreal because I just started last fall. I wish I could say it seems time has flown by though. I think not having real breaks is just wearing me down. 5 week break coming after summer...
    Jun 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. University of Maryland Shady Grove Campus - Fall 2013
    Tangiabballa15, I tried to reply to your PM but it says your inbox is full.
    Jun 1
    Forum: Maryland Nursing
  25. To Buy or Not to Buy: MyNursingLab
    Bought it but didn't find it helpful. Everyone who used it always got ~66% or so on the practice tests/quizzes because we don't cover entire chapters. For that reason alone I don't think it's very...
    May 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student