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  1. ATI Objective Assessment for Community Health (C228)
    ATI tests usually take a day or two to update on your degree plan. I went and checked my email log and the last ATI test I took it was 2 days from the time I emailed until my degree plan updated....
    Sep 18
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  2. I just can't seem to understand outcome identification in a test question
    When I read questions like this I look hard for keywords in the question and that usually helps me sort things out. I learned old fashioned diagramming sentences to learn grammar in school and I find...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Hypoxia? Besides raising head of bed & giving O2?
    Thank you! I found this article on Rapid Response too - How a rapid response team saves lives and it was helpful as well. I am just trying to be prepared.
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Hypoxia? Besides raising head of bed & giving O2?
    I was thinking more like ER visits/initial assessments when you may not be sure the underlying diagnosis. I knew with COPD to be careful with O2. I hadn't thought about checking standing orders for...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Hypoxia? Besides raising head of bed & giving O2?
    I am brainstorming today, again. This is not exactly a homework assignment, just prepping for clinicals. If you have a patient's O2 drop due to medication that could cause respiratory distress or for...
    Sep 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Pre-Licensure WGU Skills Labs
    Nope, but the programs are run pretty much the same across all the states. The facilities and labs are different, but the clinical model and the course work is the same. The scheduling varies a...
    Sep 10
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  7. Is it okay to tape record on my phone my patient's report?
    You need to learn to use abbreviations and try to write the most important info if you can't remember it all. I mostly write down the info that I can't find in the charts later if I am having trouble...
    Sep 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Study tips
    Flashcards were too time consuming for me as well. I only use flashcards for a very specific set of questions - like lab values. I mostly read my text now, highlight or underline key information and...
    Sep 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Pre-Licensure WGU Skills Labs
    Usually you have a clinical rotation around every 6-8 weeks. For example I had a rotation in July I only had to be down there 8 days that month. My next rotation starts the end of September. I'll...
    Sep 7
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  10. memory aids
    I'm not sure if memory aids will help with learning the numbers for lab values. How I learned them is I started with 5 lab values and I just every day wrote them down on a piece of paper. Each one I...
    Aug 25
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Nursing School and Work Experience
    I agree and sometimes you are better off not having experience because you don't have bad habits to unlearn.
    Aug 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Do all symptomatic pneumothorax need chest tubes?
    Oh my gosh, that is awesome! I feel smarter now :)
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Do all symptomatic pneumothorax need chest tubes?
    Ugh! Realized I misread the question too which is partially why I was having so much trouble with this. I thought it said what assessment findings of a pneumothorax indicate the need for a chest...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Do all symptomatic pneumothorax need chest tubes?
    THAT is why I was confused. Honestly don't know why they'd need oxygen if they weren't hypoxic. I just couldn't figure out why textbooks would say to raise head of bed and give O2. Thank you....
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Do all symptomatic pneumothorax need chest tubes?
    Thank you. That makes so much more sense if a asymptomatic one you wouldn't know in the first place without incidentally finding it.
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Do all symptomatic pneumothorax need chest tubes?
    I have a question, working on prepping for a lab. The question asks what assessment findings indicate a need for chest tube - all I can find is large pneumothorax and symptomatic pneumothorax. I know...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. WGU Prelicensure-Cedars Sinai-Oct, 2014
    They can't just fail you for no reason. I cannot 100% say for sure because I am not in California, but I will try and find out. I have a couple people I talk with in California cohorts. You don't...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  18. The real reason your failing in school
    Not sure where anybody said that all people fail because they don't try. Being 41 years old and this being my second attempt at nursing school I would have to disagree with you on nursing school...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. WGU Prelicensure-Cedars Sinai-Oct, 2014
    I have not found that to be true in any of the cohorts near me. We do have a lot of students get set back, but I have yet to see anyone not pass the prenursing part. Then keep in mind that a lot of...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  20. WGU Prelicensure-Cedars Sinai-Oct, 2014
    Not in the California program, but I know the iTouch is not really necessary. The app is available on Android so any smart phone will do. It's the Nursing Central App that they want you to buy. I...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  21. The real reason your failing in school
    Curious where you get most of your facts. I have never seen a school with only 10 out of 40 graduating and I am pretty darn sure that the 65-75K is not the starting pay most places. I can list plenty...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Any chiropractors in the WGU program?
    They will let you take biochemistry within the program, but A&P and Micro are required to be done before starting the prelicensure program. The rules are a little different for prelicensure than the...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  23. WGU BSN Program Grads Question
    Yes, cohorts meet for labs and you will likely run into classmates at the hospital as well. Usually someone is working the same day as you. The nonclinical courses are a little more flexible than the...
    Aug 14
    Forum: Western Governors University Online Nursing
  24. Heeeelp! Nursing school starts in 12 days and I don't remember much from my pre reqs.
    I find that nursing school is a constant review and building on of past knowledge. Each time you work with it the information seems to stick a little better. I personally wouldn't try and worry about...
    Aug 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. I'm a New Graduate BSN!!! :)
    Congratulations!!
    Aug 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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