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  1. NCLEX it's come to this...
    Holy cats, I'm wondering if I woke up in the middle of the night and wrote your post myself. You're me in another place, my friend. And you'll be cool. Your subconscious is just telling your "what...
    May 23
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. No!  It is NOT OK.
    I feel the use of "okay" can be construed as uncertainty, a lack of confidence. If you are giving meds or turning a person, that's not for your benefit, but for theirs. To ask their opinion of it...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. NCLEX WITHOUT Saunders! Didn't have the attention span for Saunders.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! And please do not apologize for posting too much info on how you passed the boards. I'm always just happy to see proof positive that hard work and studying pays off. You...
    Apr 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  4. Rant and insecurities.
    Face your insecurities, know they are there, know others have them as well, and move on. You're not great right now and you're not going to be -- no one expects you to be great right now. And...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. End of Life and Difficult Discussions Part I
    Leads back to "treat others how you'd want to be treated." If it was YOUR sister/mother/daughter in that situation, what would you do for her?
    Apr 16
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. What do I HAVE to know to pass NCLEX?
    Keep cool. Do not freeze. Nice. ;) Frankly, I cannot WAIT to test. 35 days until pinning.
    Apr 9
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. over it
    I am right there with you. Three months to go and I am having such trouble motivating to continue to learn (see, I'm right here now!!!) But I know if I stop now, even with all I've learned so far,...
    Feb 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Palpations, physical exams on genitals?
    At my age, I have no modesty left (well, not much, anyway), but I was a tad nervous about going in on my first round of clinicals to do the physical assessments. I was looking for advice and the...
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. I am in school and not currently a CNA/PCT
    Stop stressing it. Everybody has a different path and not just those who have had work as CNAs get hired. I have a list of varied job experiences and twenty years of childraising behind me and I'm...
    Jan 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. classmate insists on posting her opinion
    Oh, ugh.... Ignore, ignore, ignore. We have several who apparently never listen in class and spend all their time on fb asking questions (about meeting times, counseling appts, etc) when if they'd...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. "bad" evaluations given by students of faculty
    The teachers who recite from their power points which are taken verbatim (and yet, somehow still contain grammatical errors?) from the books we were supposed to read before lecture? Those teachers...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  12. Dreading L&D/Peds
    Consider when you are going through the rotation that you are learning how best to help those who need it most. As you said, not every baby is born into a family bursting to care for it to their...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Peripheral pulses - I'm not entirely convinced they exist!
    I was instructed this previous semester to palpate the DP bilaterally at the same time, as well, to judge differences in quality of each. Sometimes it's hard to find those pedal pulses in sick...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. It just has to be said (vent)...
    THANK you for posting this at a time when there are so many of us slogging through finals, through the ends of long clinical rotations, and hearing how hard it is going to be to find work. THIS is...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. Dealing with anxiety/worry r/t nursing program
    Okay, first, STOP allowing all non-productive thinking. Focus right this minute on passing, passing, passing. Learn that material. If you don't, you'll never have to even think about why there are...
    Nov 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Have you ever had fellow students make you feel really stupid and incompetent?
    Some people are ugly. Some of them are simply thoughtless about the discomfort they may be causing to another person, and some people are just trying to claw their way to the "top" and don't care...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Jealous that I have no life
    I know there are those who manage to breeze through nursing school with hardly a worry about passing exams, and believe you me, if I could manage to do the same, I sure would. Some of us don't "get...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Am I being too sensitive?
    Yes, you're being too sensitive. :) That said, grab your initiative and call them out on it. It's probable they just don't know you well enough yet to trust they can speak freely in front of...
    May 23, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Spouses have no idea what it takes!
    Do not forget to point out that when it's all over and you have your degree, the two of you can sit together again and completely re-work job priorities, housework priorities, schedule vacations and...
    Apr 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Is it possible to pass TEAS prior to A&P II?
    We have several students in my class who passed the TEAS without having taken A&P I or II yet. They are taking them on-schedule with the nursing classes. So yes, it can be done. :) You may as...
    Mar 2, '13
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  21. Thoughts on taking Microbiology in Fall with first semester Nursing courses?
    I think it's up to your own level of organization and how much sleep you need and how you let anxiety affect you as to what is do-able for you. For me, first semester would have SUCKED even more if...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I'm having very mixed feelings....It's just not what I thought it was going to be....
    My two cents is this: never, ever, ever listen to what "they" say. Everything is "hard" and you're going to "study your head off to keep up" and "it's the worst few years of your life" to get...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. hi, i am currently a junior in high school but im looking into nursing.
    The first thing I would do if I were you is rethink your ideas about math and science, especially science. The math isn't hard, but if you have a brain block going that says, "I don't like it, I'm...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Do you have a study group?
    I have trouble focusing in a group situation. Even in class it seems the material just floats into my brain and only when I am alone and quiet can I synthesize it into concepts and information that...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Really At Lost With My Girlfriend (Nursing Student)
    One, nursing school really ISN'T like studying for other degrees. I've done that and this is WAY more difficult, just due to the time crunch demanded. If nursing students were given a full four...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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