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  1. Why are ppl taking Ethics?
    I earned my Gen Ed AA and was required to take Applied Ethics. My college offered Healthcare Applied Ethics and it was a wonderful course. We tackled subjects like physician assisted-suicide and...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing Degrees
  2. A&P II before A&P I ?
    My classes were progressive. So everything built the foundation for what was to come. There is no way that I would have been successful had I taken the courses out of sequence. And we did learn A&P...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Rapid response team nurses using I-stats
    There are also cases that are waterproof and really shock absorbent. My son uses them for his guitar pedals and they work great. An added bonus is that the foam is customizable so you can add areas...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  4. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    My best friend's mother when I was a teenager went to the doctor with what she thought was a cold. The Dr. ordered x-rays to rule out pneumonia and she was swiftly admitted to the hospital when a...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The sight of blood makes me pass out.
    I can handle the smells and look of about anything but the sound of someone retching to vomit makes me gag.
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: About A Nurse - Nursing Cartoon Series
  6. Nursing Documentation: Court says charting only abnormal findings unacceptable
    Being a student nurse maybe I just do not understand.... How do you know what is abnormal for a patient if there is no documentation about normal findings? I'm surprised that anyone would risk their...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  7. Ebooks? Some, all or none??
    At my school, when buying ebooks alone they are only about $10-20 cheaper than a regular book. I buy my books online and many nursing books, when bought new, have access codes for their website....
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. My scrub pants are killing me!
    I've not had an issue with scrubs causing chafing on my thighs; however, in Navy bootcamp a few of the other girls had issues while running. (the Navy issued shorts were horrible) They used stick...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. tucking scrub pants in shoes
    Tucking pants into your shoes will, in my opinion, look ridiculous. But consider the gross factor... Not tucked into shoes means that when feces, urine, blood or vomit hits your pants that it will...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. New back-to-school worry: Unvaccinated classmates
    The question about whether to vaccinate one's children is one I hear often because my son has autism. It gives me an opportunity to tell people that vaccinations did NOT cause his autism. (I am just...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Plagiarism or not?
    I fully understand that you may have unintentionally plagiarized; however, professors often do not differentiate between intentional and unintentional. It is hard for professors' to be very lenient...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  12. Electronic cigarettes (E-cigs)
    Here are a link to story about the e-cigarettes blowing up.... Electronic cigarette explodes in man's mouth, causes serious injuries - HealthPop - CBS News There are also stories about them...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  13. Electronic cigarettes (E-cigs)
    Aside from them having questionable ingredients.... (does anyone really know what is in them?) There are countless stories of them exploding in people's faces. A woman here in Florida had one...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  14. USF applicants 2013
    The website that my class was able to order scrubs does not work any longer. Hopefully, one of the students AllNurses will forward you the website information about the scrubs. I would inquire...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  15. USF applicants 2013
    I started last Fall and we did not receive packets in the mail. Unless they said because you were accepted later than other students that they would mail it. But there is some information on SOAR...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  16. How much are you paying...
    My university here in Florida is about $230 per credit hour. This semester, I am only taking 12 credit hours so tuition is about $2760. Luckily, I get a few scholarships and a Pell Grant. It is...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Patient care or charting first?
    CYA at the hospital I do clinicals at is Cover Your A...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Human Patient Simulators
    The simulators have not "defecated" when I have been in SIM. But I have heard that it just a gross soft stool type stuff.
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Human Patient Simulators
    My university has advanced patient simulators that talk, urinate, defecate, you can assess all vital signs, breathe sounds. start IV's, give meds and a host of other stuff. We do not get our clinical...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nursing support hose/socks
    I use the Nurse Mates brand of compression socks and love them. I have skinny legs and they fit snuggly. After a long day on my feet, my legs do not ache like they did before I started wearing them....
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  21. How much do they let you customize your program/select your clinicals at your school?
    We have zero choice or options for where we do clinicals or what classes we take. Once we reach our 6th semester and do our Preceptorship, they do ask what area of the hospital we would prefer. But...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Don't you want to be an NP?
    There are many people that always think they know what is best for someone else's life. It could also be that many people do not really understand how educated nurses are today. Personally, I would...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What is your school's grading scale like?
    Ours is A 93-100 B 92-85 C 84-77 We do not have +/- and all of our grade in all but 2 classes in nursing school are just from exams. We do not have homework... either you learn the stuff or...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. USF applicants 2013
    Normally, clinicals are not 2 hours away. There is a hospital in Sarasota that USF does clinicals at; however, the students that I know in that group live in Sarasota so it's not an issue. I do...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  25. USF applicants 2013
    Cookie.Cruz- I'm sure that this comes up a lot. There are many students that are from all over the country and may not know their exact address before classes start. Talk to the advising office to...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing