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  1. Has anyone ever failed and had to readmit?
    I barely passed my Fundamentals course. Anything below an 80 is failing, I had an 81 at the end of the semester. Our professor warned us that no one ever passes the make up exam. They are notoriously...
    May 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. How much extra time do you spend in the Nursing Lab?
    My first semester (Jan. 2012) it was never really explained what the lab was for. We had to figure it out ourselves, and then we heard from upper classmen that faculty was concerned that our class...
    Oct 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Feel like a hippocrit when doing health teaching
    There are several ways a patient could respond to you educating them about healthier choices. "Why should I listen to you? You're just as overweight as me?" But even if you were at the ideal...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Smoking and the Nursing Student
    I don't want to sound callous but talk is cheap. Everyone's saying I'll quit after school, but then that becomes I'll quit after I pass NCLEX, I'll quit once I find a job, I'll quit once I get handle...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. How do you store your stethoscope?
    During the semester I kept handing over a knob on my dressing. During clinical it was either around my neck or in my giant smock pocket. Over the summer it was in my bag I took to clinical. So...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Do you read the entire book?
    I don't think we read the entire book but most of it. Reading is what works best for me so I read every single assigned chapter at least once. Then when I study the slides I refer to the text to...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Not willing to do the dirty work?
    That is very frustrating, but I've learned to not let what others do or don't do bother me. I don't have to time to care what other's do. I do everything to the best of my ability, and do exactly...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Do you keep your personal life private while in nursing school?
    That's ashame (sp?) about your friend, but going through nursing school is very different than pre-reqs. You might you feel very comfortable telling others about your personal life, or may not. It...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Uniforms
    Mine's ok. I have no idea who decided that white scrub pants and snap-button top was a good idea, though. I'm always worried that Mother Nature will show up unexpectedly; not to mention the fact that...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. First med error
    In regards to what to say just tell them exactly what happened. I was raised to always tell the truth, and that has never steered me wrong.
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  11. Misdemeanor charge effects
    At my program, and I believe this is likely to be how it is at all programs, once you are accepted into the nursing program you must submit a background check and drug test. When I went to get my...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  12. First week in classes. Mental meltdown.
    Just wanted to add something quickly, that I found to be very helpful. I color coded my text books on the reading list. Every time it was Fundamentals, I highlighted it yellow, Lab text, Skills book,...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. First week in classes. Mental meltdown.
    I, too, know the feeling of absolute panic that sets in once nursing school starts. I have had to retake more pre-reqs that I'd ever want to admit, and I still passed my 1st semester of nursing...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Im so excited!   Starting L&D soon!
    First day back is on Wednesday I start with Peds then we'll switch to OB later. I was excited, but I'm getting more nervous the closer it gets. Not all that excited about watching ladies have babies...
    Aug 27, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?
    In my program to pass you must have an 80 or better which is a C. A 90-100, B+ 87-89, B 85-86, C+ 82-84, C 80-81. I don't think anyone strives for a C. I know everyone in my program worked really...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Lobe Piercings
    At my school we're supposed to only wear one pair of post back earrings - no cartilage piercings. No nail polish or fake nails. No visible tattoos, but I know married students can wear their rings...
    Mar 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. do your instructors do this?
    A guy in my clinical section called me on Sunday to complain about this very thing. He just kept saying how the teachers aren't teaching, that we're expected to teach ourselves, and how in paramedic...
    Feb 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How did you pass dosage calculation?
    Thank you everyone for your responses! I start on 1/23/12, and was hoping to pass the exam before I actually started nursing school. You must pass this test before you can start the 2nd semester, and...
    Jan 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. How did you pass dosage calculation?
    I took my dosage calculation test today, and I'm fairly certain I didn't pass with the required 90%. I have two more opportunities to take the test. In order for me to learn math and how to do the...
    Jan 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Does your school use a "test center"?
    At my test center, you can not have glasses on your head or a hat, or cell phone. If you have a cell phone it must be turned off and placed in an envelope that is then taped shut. It must remain on...
    Dec 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Thinking of just giving up in need of advice
    Hi dear! Don't be so hard on yourself! :) My first semester of college (Sept. 09) I would have failed 3 out of 4 classes. (Elementary Statistics, Psych 101, Intro to Chem) I was able to drop them...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Burlington County College Spring 2012 program
    On Saturday (12/3/11) I got a letter saying I had been accepted for Spring 2012! I was so surprised because I had just given up on getting in. Has anyone else gotten in?
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  23. Burlington County College Spring 2012 program
    I got wait-listed too. I wasn't too bummed about it because after this semester I'll have all my prereqs done; and if I don't get in I'm gonna go be an EMT or volunteer at a hospital or something....
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing


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