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  1. Foley Catheters and how to overcome the fear
    OK, so look at a Foley cath insertion as just a urethra, no big deal.
    Jul 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Just curious..what color is your stethoscope?
    Mine is dark purple. Littman Classic SE II
    Jul 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Who's taking summer courses?
    Just took my Organic Chem Lab final, got an A...yay! Still wait for the results of the lecture final (cumulative exam) Tomorrow's final is History and then I'm DONE for the summer :)
    Jul 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Got into nursing school....Should I wait?!?!
    You can go to your local library and check out the Rosetta Stone package for Spanish...and it's FREE! Problem solved. And the fact that you're even considering NOT accepting your seat in the...
    Jul 29
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Mosby dictionary pocket or ebook?
    I haven't had to crack open my Mosby's guide once and I'm 2 semesters away from finishing. If it's not a required text, skip it. I wish I could get my money back!
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. ITT Tech nursing program
    Unfortunately, you can't transfer any credits from that school. As stated above, try to find another program before you get in to major debt with this school. They are notorious for holding degrees...
    Jul 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. When I first got accepted into a local ADN program, I was excited... However
    Where I'm at, the community college actually has a better reputation for turning out good nurses than the 3 other universities in the local area. So, I'm saving money getting the ADN first. I'll work...
    Jul 28
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Fall class of 2015
    I'll (hopefully, so far, so good) graduate May 2015. Can't wait to be done!!!!
    Jul 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. do colleges look at sat scores for 2 year degrees
    It depends on the program's admissions requirements. There's only one school in our area that allows direct admission from high school (very limited number per year) and that's the only one that...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Specialty
    Try to keep an open mind! When I first started nursing school, I wanted nothing to do with OB/Maternity. I was dreading that rotation. I ended up loving it. Although my passion is still ER/ICU, I...
    Jul 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    Congrats! I'm still battling my denial. Fingers crossed!
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. microbiology unknown help! I am so frustrated.
    The all-important first step is the Gram stain. Unfortunately, you found out the hard way that it's easy to do this incorrectly. Typically, if you're getting possibilities that won't differentiate,...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. "The calling."
    As you will learn in your nursing fundamentals course, "a calling" is just a myth. Everyone has their own reasons for choosing nursing. Feeling as if you have "a calling" for it doesn't make you a...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Am I Being Bullied?
    Having been a manager in the corporate world, there's a good reason why your preceptor isn't "buddying up" to you. It would be viewed as her being bias towards you or showing favoritism. One thing...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    I've run in to this roadblock, too. I earned an associates degree 20 years ago. Coming back to school, many of my previous credits were "too old" so I was required by the school to re-take them. Now...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Dreading the Years
    Pre-reqs feel like they take FOREVER to finish. Once you're in nursing school, you're going to say "OMG, I'm graduating in a few months!!!" It goes so fast!
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Honors Classes?
    It's a LOT of extra work! And you don't get any sort of boost to your GPA for taking honors classes. They still transfer as regular credits. I was an honors student and it really wasn't worth the...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Graduating and depressed
    I had a bad experience my first semester in a terrible unit. There were recent layoffs, so the morale on the floor was very low. The nurses were rude and made it a point to let us know we weren't...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Basic Phlebotomy Course? Y/N?
    Do you want to be a C-PBT? To get that type of certification, you have to show documented proof of an approved course, plus a certain number of actual, live draws on patients, etc. I got my PBT to...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Pre-med or Nursing?
    You could always go to PA school and specialize in surgery. Less time than med school. However, nearly as tough to get in to. All the same prerequisites for med school are needed for PA school. ...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Career change to Nursing...not interested in Clinicals, should I continue?
    Keep your day job!!!
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Expensive but easier to get into schools- Fear
    If you ever want to work at the VA or go on to pursue a higher degree, do NOT go to one of these for-profit schools. The saying "if it's too good to be true, it probably is" applies here. There are...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Chemistry...
    I will say that the dimensional analysis you learn in chemistry will be essential to solving dosage questions in med math, especially drip rates. As suggested above, definitely look in to the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. ACCEPTED into my nursing program!
    Congrats :)
    Jul 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Finally IN after 3 tries!!!
    Congratulations :)
    Jul 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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