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  1. My first med error
    I am a new nurse too. I am 6 weeks into my orientation and I have already made 2 med errors - both were missed scheduled doses - so I feel your pain. I was "doing well" so my preceptor & bosses...
    Sep 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  2. Have you ever witnessed this situation?
    Nope, this has never happened to me. And I do use a chain pharmacy. However, there are areas - one labelled "Drop Off" and one labelled "Consultation" where you can lean into a sort-of carel,...
    Sep 13, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Leaving a job while in orientation
    You sound like a really nice person, but maybe not the most assertive? Does your former DON know that you did NOT actually make a med error? Things like that matter, as far as your reputation and...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  4. Our Death-Defying, Death-Denying Society
    Um...because we live in a civilized society, where we choose not to allow the most vulnerable - poor children, the elderly, the intellectually challenged and the mentally ill for example - to drop...
    Aug 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. Our Death-Defying, Death-Denying Society
    I agree, RubyVee. Commuter, I think you are splitting hairs on this one. When I spoke of gatekeeping in the context of my post, I was speaking of financial gatekeeping - putting an arbitrary limit...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. Our Death-Defying, Death-Denying Society
    Are people acting as if it is something new, or are they just saying they disagree with it? I agree with Asystole RN and the others who say this is not right. I don't care who "gatekeeps"...
    Aug 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Top 10 tips for nursing school
    Other people covered a lot of them - here are a few I have learned in my last year: 1. Adopt an attitude of gratitude. Things that frustrate you will happen - instructors may make mistakes, yell...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Still overwhelmed...
    FWIW, I have chosen a local school with a hybrid rather than a purely online program. The cost is more than a pure online program but less than the big universities in my area per credit hour. (It...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  9. Precautions and Med Administration
    Thank you, that helps a LOT. Do you copy the MAR page with a photocopier, or just copy it onto a sheet of paper and have someone verify you got everything? I've never seen Ident-i-hide, but I'll...
    Mar 11, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  10. Precautions and Med Administration
    Hi, I'm a student and I had a question for all you professionals... I'm having a hard time figuring out what to do about the third check of Med Administration when the patient is on precautions...
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  11. Precautions and Medication Administration
    Ok, I know we're supposed to gown, mask and glove using appropriate equiptment like the N95 for airborne precautions...AND I know we're supposed to do the three checks of medication administration -...
    Mar 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Student physical exam
    Thanks, ladies. I'll look into the health department, just in case my call to the claims office comes back "no way". :D
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Student physical exam
    Hi, I'm getting my pre-Nursing school physical soon, and I have health insurance. However, last year, when I had my physical, my doctor drew some titers and gave me a tetanus (sp?) booster - and...
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Microbiology help?
    I did great in Micro and now I tutor it. I think the key to doing well in the class, for me, was doing well on the unknowns project. I read the labs thoroughly and tried to memorize the media and...
    Apr 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. How old were you when you finished nursing school?
    Hopefully, I'll make it through school and graduate in 2013. I'll be 42 years old. I did other things earlier in life; now is when the fun begins!
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Rejected and unsure of where to go from here...
    Maybe this will make you feel better - I came back to school trying to get into a program in Nursing after not being in school for 10+ years. My prior grades were actually good...but I STILL did not...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. A&P Lab ?
    We did cats in A&P I and II, and we did the sheep brain and eye in A&P I. I personally really did not like the smell, but its nothing you can't get through. The person who got to do cadavers...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Help for question on the nervous system.
    If you have "Human Anatomy and Physiology" by Marieb, there's a good summary of this on pp. 400-401 (8th Ed.) If you have another edition it is called "Focus - Action Potential". The graph shows...
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Best pre-req's to take over the summer!!
    I think you could take anything except A&P II or Micro. Even A&P I you could do if you were very motivated.
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Helping Classmates
    This thread is interesting to me, because I got very high marks in my pre-reqs. I have been accepted now, but don't start lab/clinical until Fall 2011. In the process of completing my pre-reqs,...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. funny
    That's a very cool story, thank you for sharing it!! OMG.."the shorter the better"?? LOL Too funny!!! I'm glad we can wear pants today. I guess we have the male nurses to thank for that,...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. venting
    Sounds horrible!! I am soon to start my program, and I have NO IDEA what I would have done in your shoes. Can some more experienced nurses or students explain what to do in this situation??? I...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nursing Drug Guide/Handbook recommendations
    Can you use epocrates on the iPad as well?
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. funny
    Did nurses ever wear those uniforms? How did they get stuff done wearing those?? I think of all the things nurses have to do - all the lifting, bending, etc. - and I can't imagine it!!
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Standing out in nursing school
    I read all of your posts, and I can see two things that you can practically work on to improve your situation. First, some have already said this, but maybe not quite this directly - you need to...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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