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  1. Covering tattoos and washing hands
    Tat jacket website has temporary flesh tattoos, you can cut them to size to fit on your knuckles, and it lasts 3 days. I used it on a tattoo on my neck. - it's the eclipse...
    Apr 4, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. UPMC Shadyside fall 2014!
    Just a tip, because I did not know this when I got into the program, you have to take A&P 2 at the same institution as A&P 1 in order for it to transfer. I had taken 1 and then got into Shadyside and...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  3. UPMC Shadyside fall 2014!
    My schedule started off with me having at least one day off a week, I then worked a 10 hr day at a day care center that day. I also have a 5 and 2 year old at home. But the schedule will probably...
    Nov 7, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  4. UPMC Shadyside fall 2014!
    I like Shadyside, not everyone does though. I liked the classes at ccac as well, I did a years worth of classes there before getting into Shadyside. I actually was going to go to ccac but the year...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  5. UPMC Shadyside fall 2014!
    I am a current Shadyside student in my third semester. I am doing tuition forgiveness. It works like this, as of right now the school costs about $32K for 22 months. Upmc will pay $22K of it if you...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  6. Why is nursing school so overwhelming?
    I can certainly understand how overwhelmed you feel. It seems like physiology may not pertain to nursing, but really it's almost the center of it. A nurse is pretty much the last line of defense for...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. How to get straight A's in nursing school?
    Just be careful, at our school even if you study your butt off and have straight A's you can still fail in the blink of an eye. We have compentencies, many of them each semester, that are pass or...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Superstitions???
    I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a 'routine'! Lol I love these!
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Superstitions???
    As I'm sitting here making my med cards, I realized I have a superstition that gets me through. I religiously watch deathly hallows part 1 & 2 while I study and make note cards. (waving my nerd flag)...
    Aug 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. What do you use to take notes?
    I take notes by hand, I can usually keep up but I also use the Quickvoice app to record lectures on my iPad. It's a great app and then I can always go back and listen again if I missed something. All...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Nursing questions
    Remember nursing questions are different then normal test questions. Break down the question and pick out key terms. There will always be two (or more) answers that could be correct, it's a matter of...
    Aug 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Organizing Class Work, Handouts, and Binders
    I use a separate binder for each class, they aren't big though. I bought dividers from staples that are numbered up to 20 or so. I placed 1-16 in my binder and put each weeks outlines, notes, case...
    Jun 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Do you remember the moment?
    Wow, I'm amazed by everyone's stories! (the good and the not so good) Thank you for sharing! There seems to be a resounding trait throughout all of the posts, I believe it's strength. I agree...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Do you remember the moment?
    Chose* to (sorry!)
    May 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Do you remember the moment?
    When you decided to go to nursing school and become a nurse? I know not everyone has necessarily experienced a specific moment that made them want to be a nurse, but some of us have. I had forgotten...
    May 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What quotations help you get through the day?
    "I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul." ~ From the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley (its my favorite poem and it's helping me get through nursing school)
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. St Margaret SON Feb 2011 start?
    Hi, I'm a student at Shadyside right now, I'm in my first semester and we are the first students to start under the new curriculum. There doesn't seem to be major changes from what I can gather....
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  18. How did/do you deal with stress???
    I started in January and it is stressful. I suggest you find something that works for you. I make lists. Lol I write and rewrite lists and somehow just organizing my thoughts seems to make things...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Community college or university?
    I don't know what the options are in your area, but I'm in a diploma program that is affiliated with a university so I will get my RN in less then 2 years and then it's only 26 more credits (all...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. How to get a nursing application together, organized, and on top of it?
    Read everything! On the application that is! I was accepted however when I turned in my transcripts I forgot to put my beauty school education on there. (I forgot because I didn't really consider...
    Mar 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. What city are you in??
    Pittsburgh, PA :-)
    Feb 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. UPMC MERCY School of Nursing Class of '14
    Don't be nervous. Relax, review if you need to. I honestly didn't because I had just finished a year of prerequisites. BE PREPARED for after you pass the test. There is a ton more work to do and just...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  23. Tuition Forgiveness Tax
    When upmc pays that portion of school it is considered income to you, that is why you have to pay taxes on it. They tax the money out while you work over the next two years so that you aren't...
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  24. UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing
    Hi! I just started at Shadyside in January. We're in our 6th week, I love it so far. Definitely apply for fall! Good luck!
    Feb 14, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  25. What would you do? New nurse New baby Lots of anxiety
    I didn't even think about it because I was employed for a year before I had my girls at two different jobs. Bummer! Ugh, good luck!
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure