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  1. Nursing Students: What do you think of your instructors?
    My instructors are overall wonderful but something my cohorts and I can't stand: please do not tell us "oh you won't need to know this" and then have 4 test questions on it, and similarly telling...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Sleep Mask
    Have you looked into white noise machines? Or download a white noise/sleep sounds app on your phone
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  3. Nursing student resume question
    I am applying for an externship for this summer (due to graduate in December) at the local hospital of my dreams and I have a few questions about tweaking my resume. I graduated in 2008 from a...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  4. Cried during pinning ceremony
    I will probably cry at mine. Only because ive never worked for anything do hard in my danged life and if I can get through to the end it will be miraculous!
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Resume Tips: Perfecting Nursing Resume, Cover Letter, Online Nursing Job Applications
    Wow! I am a nursing student currently trying to form my resume to apply for internships and this is super helpful.... thank you!!
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  6. How to prepare for nursing school??!
    Honestly just enjoy any free time you have. You'll start in Jan and they will tell you what you need to learn :) just spend time with family and friends and SLEEP like you've never slept before !
    Dec 14, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Student interested in oncology
    That's awesome. That sounds like an excellent experience. Do you know if it's commonplace for new grads to be hired onto oncology units or is it more like ICU where people want med-surg experience?...
    Dec 13, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  8. When should I begin applying?
    This may be a bit premature but just wondering. I am scheduled to graduate in December 2013 with my ADN. How far in advance should I start thinking about the job search?
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. venting!!
    The bad part is that these kind of people are plenty in fundamentals. The good part is there's a 99% chance they don't make it through to the end so you won't have too many of them next semester!
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Winter Break
    SLEEPING!!! My gosh I am tired. I will also be baking lots of Christmas goodies, dejunking my house, losing the 5 pounds of fluff that I gained these past few weeks because I haven't had time to...
    Dec 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How "Wake Tech Community College" Nursing Program works.
    I began the program a year ago and I had 171
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  12. Student interested in oncology
    I will be graduating with my ADN December 2013 and am finding myself more & more intrigued by oncology/hematology. I'm curious if it is common for new grads to have the opportunity to be hired on an...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  13. Will I get in trouble ? ? ?
    I agree with the others who have advised to own your mistake, and do NOT say anything that sounds like an excuse ("I am a student, I'm here to learn" and the like). In my program I am sure that this...
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Is the first semester really the hardest?
    No, it's not the hardest. For me the hardest part of it was the shock of how different it is from any other class I'd taken before. Unfortunately, the material and expectations/responsibility only...
    Nov 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. How does cellulitis relate to out-of-whack serum creatinine and creatinine clearance?
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. New Nurse: Delegation and CNA, PCA, PCT Issues
    May I ask how you are delegating? When I say that, I mean your wording? I am a tech and while I try my hardest to do all of my tasks on time (blood sugars and vitals in the correct time window, etc)...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Feel so guilty and like such a loser
    Don't beat yourself up about it. Everything is SO different on a real person rather than in a simulated lab! I had a similar experience a few weeks ago with an NG tube insertion. I didn't commit,...
    Oct 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Test Taking Tips.... Add your own!
    ABCs, nursing process (usually the "first" thing the nurse would do is assess), and the answer is very rarely "call the physician"!!!
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Bedside manners
    Remember that it's not all about you
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. What is the difference between PCT and CNA?
    At my hospital, all CNAs are called "nurse techs." We cannot draw blood or do EKGs, etc. unless our specific department has trained us to do so. I guess it varies everywhere.
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  21. What do you want your CNAs to do in a code?
    Thanks so much for all of your responses!
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Medical words that make you cringe.
    "Slough." Ew. EW.
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What do you want your CNAs to do in a code?
    I'm curious to hear from nurses what is the best way for a CNA to be helpful in a code and not in the way. Grabbing supplies? Vitals? Thanks.
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. "You won't like being a CNA!"
    Yep. Tell 'em to scram.
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  25. Direct entry Msn for non-nursing BA?
    "I considered going the ADN route but I just can't justify it. It does concern me though when I hear people saying that direct-entry, accelerated nurses are not as good somehow. I guess it also...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student