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  1. Failed BSN Program Junior Year
    BanannaFish, I wouldn't give up on your dreams. While I have seen nursing students fail out and even fail twice and are done with it. I have also seen those who failed out come back and do a...
    Jun 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. What age did you complete your BSN or ASN?
    ASN 49 RNBS 52
    Mar 15
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. suggestions for urgent care nurse?
    Urgent care is very task oriented and you'll be trained on just about everything because there is really a little bit of everything. You will want to be able to talk about being a multi-tasker and...
    Dec 3, '13
    Forum: Ambulatory Care Nursing / Clinic Nursing
  4. Testing out of A&P
    How does one get accepted into a nursing school without having taken A&P? Is this one of those schools that you pay 100 grand ahead of time and they accept everyone who can pay? I don't mean to hurt...
    Jun 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Help! New nurse with questions!
    Agree with the posters saying think non-hospital. The Legacy, Providence, and OHSU systems will all be wanting BSNs. If you don't mind a long commute, you might be able to find a hospital position at...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  6. What states need nurses the most?
    I grew up in a suburb in the SF Bay Area and now live in a semi-rural area. Rural means you may have a 30 minute to hour drive before you get to the nearest Walmart. Rural means your nearest neighbor...
    Apr 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  7. Help!!! Where to begin to start nursing school
    So most of this will depend on which college/university you will want to attend at the end of active duty. A good start will be a writing/composition class, math at the college algebra level, biology...
    Feb 5, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Accepted and Looking for Advise!
    You will be buying bunkloads of books in no time. Here's what I would spend a little cash on. I would get yourself one of the newest N-CLEX guides to see what you'll be tested on when you're done...
    Mar 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Tell me about your first day of nursing school
    Really, 28 questions. I don't even remember the 1st day. I do remember the 1st 2 weeks being the most stressful as none of us know the schedule until we showed up on the first day. We were thrown a...
    Mar 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. How to pick yourself up from a bad test score...
    Know your pathophys. Know your most important lab values. Just as important, know what your role is as the nurse. What assessments will you be doing for what conditions? What symptoms are you going...
    Feb 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Test strategies I've learned
    I'm not sure why an honor student that dropped out of nursing school was a motivator to write all this. All of the people coming into nursing school (at least at my school) were on the honor roll and...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Was this a HIPPA violation?
    Or, if you go back to the same hospital tomorrow, working on another floor, and decide to look up your friend's chart electronically. Since she is not your patient, you cannot look at her chart.
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. OB nursing…I just don't get it.
    We had OB/peds stuff in the first year and it was so general, it was kind of a yawner. Still, I studied and did pretty good. The high risk OB in the second year is what was really interesting because...
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Littman stethoscope
    Used Medisave too for stethoscope with engraving.
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. Need a little help
    Diverticulitis: Symptoms - MayoClinic.com google it : D Are you also asking about the pathophys? Look in your med-surg book or google "diverticulitis pathophysiology". It's on page 1334 of my...
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. What is with all the crying?
    Rick68, I am female and I don't get all the crying either. Although when we have lectures on babies and kids with serious problems, I get a little sad. We don't all fit the stereotype.
    Feb 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. New student need help
    I couldn't have said it better than Esme12. There isn't much you can study or prepare for right now. I don't know what classes you have taken up to now and how quickly the BSN students jump into care...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How hard is it to get into nursing program?
    The smart people figure out that they might need a little help with those science classes and will take the pre-A&P class or take their A&P classes over. Some of us need to "ramp up" a little more...
    Feb 14, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Cirrhosis
    Agreed, asterixis is just a late sign. The varices, if they rupture, can cause your patient to bleed to death. Flapping hands won't hurt anybody : )
    Feb 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Level 2... someone help me
    I will say the same thing about med-surg. Know your diagnoses.... know the most common symptoms and complications..... how are the illnesses or conditions treated...... what is considered an...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Level 2... someone help me
    Make a list of your mental health diagnoses.... manic depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, regular depression, eating disorders, personality disorders, addictions. Remember the most common...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Very important question regarding Nursing School
    I'm going to a community college and I can tell you that they don't care how I did in high school : ) However, most of us knew that we needed straight As in the core pre-requisite classes to be...
    Jan 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. heparin drip & reconstitution questions
    1. Convert 0.125 mg to 125 mcg 125 mcg(amount you are giving) _______________________________ X 5 mL = 15.63 mL synthroid . 40 mcg/mL (mcg/mL) Ask your instructor whether he/she...
    Jan 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. first semester Med surg class,,, hardest system to learn?
    Another endocrine person. I really don't feel it is that complicated now (It's been almost a year since we tested on it) but it was just a hair too much information to digest at the time. Others...
    Jan 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. New Grad Entitlement
    I take "fake it 'til you make it" to mean giving the patients the perception that I wasn't going to harm them. I do also believe that it is hard to be humble and hard to ask questions as a new...
    Jan 22, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure


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