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  1. Disappointed in my clinical rotation..
    That's going to be what most of your clinical experience will be. Talk to your instructor and let them know what exactly you would be interested in and maybe if they see a pt. like that they will...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. IM Sites
    It depends on various factors. Here is a link to an article that breaks it all down for you. Large-volume IM injections: 
A review of best practices - ONA
    Jul 29, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Just want to vent. Starting to get really discouraged :(
    So this may sound crazy but talk to yourself. Seriously, I mean act like you are going to teach someone what you know or find someone to teach. Start by verbalizing what you know then think of some...
    Jul 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Kaplan Questions!
    They have said to aim your Q-bank scores around 65%. Any specific content area that you score less than a 55% is a weaker area and needs further studying. On question trainers 1-4 they recommend a...
    May 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. when did you receive your authorization to take test
    The wait is killing me. I have registered with Pearson and my state board, completed my fingerprints, turned in my photo identification, my background check is complete. The only thing I am waiting...
    May 2, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. I'm confused: HOB up then O2, or O2 then HOB up
    The answer to that is definitely HOB first. O2 will help provide more oxygen but the main problem is that when someone with pulmonary edema is not sitting 9O degrees a greater amount of the lungs...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Am I alone Natropathic beleifs...
    There is definitely a place for holistic nurses where I come from. I live in a mountain state that has a large city with many holistic residents in the outskirts. The local hospital actually has a...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Nursing school claims to not be able to teach prioritization.
    I agree with the other posts. I am just now finishing up my program and the first year I didn't understand much and I couldn't figure out how to prioritize care. They didn't really discuss...
    Apr 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. LOC or ABC first?
    We are still taught ABC first in school for assessment because the NCLEX will probably not be updated. It all about the NCLEX during school. :facepalm:
    Feb 28, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  10. Things you didn't learn in nursing school
    I am still a student but I have over 6 years of experience in various health care fields. I often get answers wrong on tests because I use what I know from real life and not what is written in some...
    Feb 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. CNA for the summer - good or bad?
    Well that mostly depends on you. I work as a CNA while going to nursing school and there are many things that I have seen and helped the nurse with that many of my classmates have had no experience...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  12. Those that have 15 residents in a LTC facility
    Sounds about right to me as far as a nursing home is concerned. We keep two CNA's per hall and there are about 26 residents on each hall but most of the time there is only one of us on the floor at...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. Cant believe the nurse did.....
    I'm a CNA in LTC and this happens. There are more people than you would imagine that claim that they cannot use a bedpan but can in a bed. Sounds crazy but it's true. Our facility has 2 hoyers...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. How old were you when starting prereqs and did it discourage you?
    I agree with the above poster. I am in my 30's and will be graduating next May along with some others who are older than me. You are never to old to learn and grow intellectually.
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    I have read the OP 3 times and I cannot see any ill will towards students in this post, unless some of the sentences are taken out of context. The OP did not say they would make anyone cry. In fact...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    Will you be my preceptor?! This is what I like in someone who is instructing me. I don't like to be coddled/petted like a child and I need to know what I am doing wrong. There are some...
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Help me describe this lung sound
    This is an awesome site! Thank you sooooo much :up:
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Medical Assistant/FutureRN
    I am in nursing school and have been a CMA for 5 years now. As far as courses go the pre-reqs and non core required for the associates degree followed the same as the RN program with the exception...
    Nov 26, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. Assessments every shift?
    I am a CNA in LTC and in nursing school. I have had many nurses ask me to look at a patient's backside and report any issues when I go to change/bathe them. I have also had nurses tell me to notify...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. My first clinical course and I hate it
    You are just beginning so they don't expect you to know much. The reason they ask questions and do the reports are to help you to think critically and be able to understand complex concepts. It is...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Normal nursing grades..
    AT my school they tell us that the test questions are more complex than the NCLEX questions to make sure that we can pass the NCLEX. They tell us that they aim for the majority of us to score 80-85...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Clinical Preps Rant
    My clinical groups get our information on our patients when we get to the clinical site. The instructors don't even know what patient's we will be getting. I think that would be a horrible idea and...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Calling all moms
    I am in an ADN program, a mother of a 4 year old, and I also work 30 hours per week. I do not get to spend near enough time with my daughter as I would like but when we do spend time together I...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. What is a good NCLEX-RN book to get during nursing school?
    I use the same book the previous poster mentioned. I also use the lippincot, ATI, and Davis's Success series Davis's Success Series Text Catalog on the Behance Network (these books are separated by...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. are there nurses who ACTUALLY care ?
    This is why I despise group work. Everyone has a different opinion and what you may consider wonderful work, the others may have thought that it was not that great. It doesn't really matter though...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations

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