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  1. RN:Pt Ratios
    1:5-1:6 is the usual. I've had as few as 1:4 and there were a few night shifts I got 1:7 on an acute brain injury & stroke unit.
    Feb 27
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  2. Do you get paid for clinical hours??
    I'm in the process of applying for a FNP program and am trying to figure out how many hours I'll likely to be able to work while balancing school, family, bills, my sanity, etc. Perhaps it's just...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  3. Gift for Preceptors?  What do you think?
    I will be coming off an 8 week unit orientation in two weeks. During this time I have had three preceptors who have all been helpful in teaching and exposing me to the processes and procedures that...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I swear I was smart before I started nursing school
    You were smart before nursing school but more to the point - YOU ARE STILL SMART. There is no way to gloss it over, nursing school is tough. You have to learn new skills and concepts and you have...
    Oct 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Nervous about preceptorship
    Being a new grad I was in your shoes not long ago. I don't think you'll ever completely get over some anxiety when going into an unfamiliar situation but with time you should realize the flow of the...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Forwarded to hiring manager...
    I received similar messages a time or two while I was applying for jobs to only get a cookie-cutter no thank you response weeks (sometimes months) later. The good news is SOMEONE had to get a good...
    Aug 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. How do you do a study group?
    Many of my fellow classmates did study groups but I chose not to and for me it worked best. It largely depends on your study habits. I found that I study best when I'm relaxed and in a quiet...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How do u manage school work and fam?
    Yikes. I can see you are in a tough situation. The problem with nursing school is something has to give...either less hours at work or less hours with your family. At the start of nursing school I...
    Aug 12, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. Are C's really the new A's in nursing school?
    Nursing school is HARD. I was able to get A's in my prerequisite courses by doing minimal work and reading (I'm not bragging since that isn't a good habit but it is true). I had to completely...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Starting Nursing Classes this Month...freaking out!!!
    Congratulations. From my experience I would say you will have your hands full but with determination and tenacity you will get through nursing school. The fundamentals and med-surg books I used had...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Had nclex today scared to do pvt trick
    I would imagine EKG strips would be a higer level of difficulty but I can't say that with any authority. My exam cut off at 75 with no EKG strips. Regardless, the results of your exam are already...
    Aug 11, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Last few days before exam?
    Review lab values and brush up on problem areas. Other than that eat balanced meals, exercise, and get enough rest. Stay positive you can do this!
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. What EXACTLY is a care plan?
    Care plans were the end all and be all of our clinical rotations. We would go to our assigned hospital setting the day prior to clinical to pick out a patient to "work up". We would gather...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. How do you feel about using an old edition of a book for nursing school?
    I would say it all depends on your finances. An older book is better than no book but realize there will be some changes that occur with each addition. These changes may include new chapters or...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Nursing School with a Disability
    My nursing school offered morning and evening classes. Due to work I was always in the evening classes with weekend clinicals so my schedule usually involved theory classes from 5p to 9p several...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What is the point of becoming a nurse?!
    I also live in Houston TX and was offered a RN job in the Medical Center within three weeks of graduation (as a 2-year ADN RN). I was offered the position in late May with a start date of late July....
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Advantage to daytime versus evening clinical?
    I did all of my clinicals during weekends, sometimes in the morning, and sometimes in the evening since I had to work during the week. I would discourage you from taking weekend clinicals if that is...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Do your CNAs do bowel programs?
    it appears to be common practice for pca's to do dig stim in the facility i work in. that was a surprise to me. perhaps they are specially trained (i'm unsure). i would guess/hope/imagine that rns...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  19. Help? New job...patient load for rehab/skilled care unit
    I just started my first job as a RN in an acute rehab hospital. I've been told the patient load is typically 6 depending on acuity. Many patients are on tube feedings, the SCI floors have a decent...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  20. Passed my NCLEX...  Officially an RN
    Congrats! :D Isn't it funny how all the sacrifices and sleepless nights in nursing school are 100% worth it when you can legally put RN after your name.
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Visiting nurse slapped with a parking ticket :-/
    Yikes, talk about a biased poll "Visiting nurses should take full responsibility for finding somewhere to park, patients come 2nd." Really?? Patients should come first; however, the law is the LAW....
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. what kind of clinical instructor you desired in your school
    My two favorite instructors were the toughest instructors. They each had over 15 years of nursing experience and did not accept incomplete work or sloppy work. It was because of their hard...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. i really need honest advice... my job is offering to pay nursing school...
    That choice is yours and yours alone. Do you like the organization and would you be willing to stay an additional 3 years upon graduation from your nursing program? I am faced with a similar...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. HELP! My second time around in nursing school...
    I tried to break the reading and studying down into manageable chunks. For instance read/study for 30 minutes then take a break and pick up again later. If I knew my mind was preoccupied and I...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Need a Stethoscope
    The cheapest I've seen are on scrubs and beyond Littmann Stethoscopes
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear


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