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  1. Unappreciative classmates
    I think nursing school, unfortunately, attracts a certain "type." These types are control freaks who literally are not happy unless they're complaining about something. Unfortunately, these types...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. How to drop subtle hints with my nursing students about faith.
    Put the shoe on the other foot. How upset would YOU be if your nursing instructor dropped "hints" about their faith or values system that didn't match yours? I'm a student in MN, and there was a...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  3. Want to quit nursing school.
    Get out. You need to say no to your parents, and nursing school is too darned hard if you don't even want to be doing it. You need to tell them that you're not continuing, you're moving out, and...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. When a friendship turns toxic? Treat or release?
    I said treat, but only if treating means having a "come to Jesus" talk with her. That you are willing to help her in study group, but by the time it's the night before the exam, it's too late. That...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Part time work and Nursing program?
    I find I need to have some constraints on my schedule. There is such a thing as "too much studying." sometimes you just have to sit down with the attitude of "I'm only gonna do what I can do, and...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. going to fail
    You might be surprised. Think about this for a minute. Panicking is not going to help you. Panicking while you study? You might as well just go watch TV or something for all the good it's gonna do...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Books I should read before school starts?
    The ones you like. Seriously, they will tell you what to learn and how to learn it. If you try and read your textbooks early, you'll just be chasing your tail. The things you should brush up on are...
    Apr 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Just accepted into RN program, what to buy before class? Chattanooga State
    Do not buy one single solitary thing until they tell you to. You're going to be laying out 1K in books, supplies, ect easily. They'll probably tell you at this meeting. There isn't really a good way...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. To go or not to go?
    Maybe also make a call to HR and see how fast you accrue vacation days. I'm working a part time job at a hospital, and I'm basically burning up all of my vacation to do clinicals this spring. It's...
    Apr 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Am I a failure?
    Have you gone for the teachers for help about how to study for their exams? They don't respond well to 'but it's not fair' but they do respond well to 'how can I do better?' Also, lots of good people...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. The Wicked Politics of Clinical Practicum in Nursing School
    So what? Guess what, you're going to work for people in the field who don't like you, humiliate you in front of patients, never take your side, and are hypercritical of your work. And those people...
    Mar 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Ebooks in Nursing School?
    I use them and love them. I bought old copies of the books just in case, but honestly, I've very rarely used them. With the ebooks, you can get them online or on a tablet. I have the three heaviest...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Leadership questions
    I'm saying a on the restraints. I work in a psych unit, and you DO NOT apply restraints without a nurse's say so. Generally a nurse is standing right there when it gets to the point where restraints...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. C's in Nursing
    I've heard that there are many, many BSN programs out there, and they take into account your entire academic performance, not just nursing school. The goals is to have 80% of all RNs be BSN qualified...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What is your favorite way to study?
    I do note cards too (online so I can use the app on my phone), but I've discovered that listening to lectures is EXTREMELY helpful to me. Even when I don't think I'm listening or retaining much, it...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. My thoughts on Mental Health Nursing
    I asked an experienced psych nurse about this. He said that when you really think about it, everyone who comes into the hospital is having some kind of mental health crisis, whether it's depression,...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Difficulty finding jobs outside of psych?
    I just got hired as a mental health associate at a psych department in a hospital. They just opened a new building. Each hospital is different, but in this unit, they do plenty of "medical" things,...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  18. Promotion...decision?
    You're working at a state facility, is there a union contract of any kind? Honestly, when I worked in a union/civil service environment (not nursing), it was not uncommon for a manager to decide that...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  19. Normal nursing grades..
    I asked a practicing nurse this question during my training at the hospital. He said that the people that freaked out about grades, and got "perfect" grades all through nursing school were actually...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Pick Your Battles Wisely
    If you watch Weeds, Mahalia James says "Fair is what you pay on the bus." I keep that in mind in my nursing school experience. Sometimes it's little things like such and such clinical group got to do...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Will I get in trouble ? ? ?
    In my program, the first lecture we had was on HIPAA violations. We have had to be very careful about it. If you DO use your phone for some reason (Davis drug guide app, watch with second hand), you...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Husband rant...kinda long.
    I don't know what your money situation is, but is it at all practical to do one of those make and take meal things (if they still exist?) And I agree that he's trying to help you. Maybe it's time to...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. 9 Pre-reqs, 9 A's - BUT GPA real bad
    There are some programs that say that grades past a certain point don't matter anymore. You've gotten a 4.0 on your prereqs, you're volunteering at a hospital. I had a poor GPA from college, and I...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Failed my OB class. What to do?!
    I personally would try many learning styles. Try drawing pictures. Try listening to the lectures. Do you fall asleep with a certain TV show or movie playing? And then you know that movie or show by...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. end of first semester..hospital job
    I just started a hospital job too. Honestly, I had to skip a lecture to go to the training, and it turns out that one of the questions on the exam came from my training session! I really believe that...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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