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  1. Warning Signs Associated With Degree Mills and Scam Schools
    Two more cents :) - school refuses to give prospective students its curriculum (or it is given, and looks very different from the one from local community college/university program, with...
    Apr 11
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  2. A good resource for herbals?
    Independent Analysis on Supplements & Nutrition | Everything there is supported by published citations, although level of research varies.
    Mar 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Not a test taker
    Test taking is not like turnout in ballet. It is not something one is born with. It is skill, and everyone of average intellect can develop it with time and effort. Take any NCLEX book and do...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Part time
    Well, nursing is in fact more "accomodating" than, for example, many areas of human medicine. Problem is in finding the precise place, but after that "there is the will, there is a way". One of...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Part time
    From personal experience: - get your doctor's note with your DS and clearly stated limits of what you can and can't do. - with it, go to the Dean's office or to the highest administrator in...
    Mar 1
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Medical terminology according to patients
    Smilingbabyjesus (pronounced as a single word) - spinal meningitis. Fell at the Lord's face - fainting while attending Sunday service. Peeing diabetes or water diabetes - diabetes insipidus....
    Feb 28
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Growing Up Unvaccinated
    I grew up where what is called "unnatural" food was simply unknown. Farm like one of XIX century, even without "chemical" fertilizers (old good manure did the job pretty well). Was near all sort of...
    Jan 27
    Forum: Pandemic Flu
  8. Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States
    8 year-old girl cooking is pretty standard for most of the world beyond The Great Seven, poor and middle class alike. As my grandma used to say, "a girl must sift her first flour before she starts to...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  9. Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States
    1) Most of them shop for groceries in Walmart or Aldi (where all basics for balanced diet are available). Some get "almost all the things" in local pharmacies, which puzzles me because it is way more...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  10. Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States
    The family discussed in the article supposedly lives in apartment, although "crowded" one. Living in motel would be much worse, but still OK for an electrical skillet, 1-burner electrical stovetop...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  11. Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States
    Store-brand 5 pound/bag of vitamin-enriched white flour costs around $1.99 where I live. Same of whole-wheat costs $2.49. Yeast is $ 0.99/pack of three. Salt is almost free. These plus some water,...
    Dec 31, '13
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  12. Received my 3rd rejection today.
    I totally agree with those who suggest thinking outside the box. Nursing programs are different in what they consider to be "qualified applicants" and what they tell about it to prospective...
    Nov 13, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Do you think physicians could pass the NCLEX-RN?
    As one of few people who passed both USMLE and NCLEX, I can honestly tell that yes, a doctor can pass NCLEX after some preparation just as well as a nurse can pass USMLE, with some more preparation...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Which school to choose?
    I'm a new BSN looking for continuing my education with the goal to work in adult ICU one day. There are two MSN Adult care programs in my area; I know from internal sources that each of them would...
    Oct 30, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nurse Practitioner Inquiry
  15. Officially giving up
    First of all... give yourself a break if you can. Really. You sound SO tired and desperate... well, unsurprisingly. Second, take a fresh look on your paperwork. Your resume must be first-class;...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Petition for new nurses
    In my area, 90% of the out-of-hospital places mentioned (SNF, rehab, home care, hospices, dialysis clinics, offices) specify "at least one year of acute care nursing experience" as an employment...
    Sep 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. Petition for new nurses
    Allocation of federal funds to hospitals with purpose to train new GNs can very quickly lead to development of a system like the one for training doctors. The latter thing is commonly known as "Match...
    Sep 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  18. Frustrations of an older student
    If you're treated this way, then for which exact reason you continue to pursue THIS particular school?! One good thing which came from nursing schools' mushrooming is the multitude of options. I...
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Best option to boost my GPA
    You may want to contact the university you're interested in or your former school and see if they offer some relevant online courses, like pathophysiology, pharm or advanced statistics. It can boost...
    Sep 3, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  20. Why info on white culture omitted from cultural compence in textbooks?
    Actually, Leininger's books describe several white cultures in the modern USA. WASPs, Appalachians and, say, Eastern Europeans are all technically "white" (or, if you so prefer, Caucasians). In...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. New Graduate Residency versus a regular Full time RN position
    I was in the very same situation today morning choosing between a FT nights in med/surg and FT days residency in step down cardio. This program offers 6 week "traditional" orientation and then 6...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  22. A new grad numbers game... just curious!
    1. How many places have you applied so far? - Five, all hospitals. 2. How many new grad postings vs. regular postings? One brand new residency, all others "regular"; some were mentioned as "new...
    Aug 26, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  23. Abdominal IV
    I do not think that an abdominal IV would be inappropriate for drawing blood. But infusion there can be a different story. Anterior abdominal wall veins belong to cava inferior and hepatic portal...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Class is getting unbearable
    10 weeks before graduation the only one thing which should be of any degree of significance for you is your own graduation. You have tons of things to do right now: preparing for Boards, getting your...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  25. Opioid induced hyperalgesia
    3- patient has no idea what 10/10 pain level means. Sorry, we don't live in the world where kids were whipped on regular basis, girls burned their fingers by live coals and babies were born "the way...
    May 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion