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  1. New Gwinnett Tech ADN Student: Study tips???
    I've never used drugguide.com, so I really don't know anything about it. I did use epocrates.com in addition to my drug guide. I say that with the caveat that in general, I prefer physical books over...
    Jul 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Stress of nursing school
    Mine is exactly what's on the bruiser's t-shirt: fear of failure. I don't want to mess up and disappoint myself and my family. I don't want all the money we've sunk into my education to be a waste. I...
    Jul 18
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  3. New Gwinnett Tech ADN Student: Study tips???
    I'll be there! I probably won't be in the room with you, but I'll be there. I'd love to meet you. I tried to send you a PM, but your inbox is full again. :laugh:
    Jul 17
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. New Gwinnett Tech ADN Student: Study tips???
    It's perfectly normal to be scared of the unknown. I remember at our LEAP, we were all terrified! Once you get started with classes, you'll be too busy to be scared. :up: Just know that everybody...
    Jul 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Previous edition textbooks
    The safest thing to do is contact your instructors and ask them. Although it may not be the same for every school, at my school, the instructors understand how much money we're spending and how...
    Jul 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. New Gwinnett Tech ADN Student: Study tips???
    Trying this again...fingers crossed it works! ======== It is, but it’s not. It’s really hard to explain, and even harder to understand until you’re faced with it. Grab an NCLEX book and...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. New Gwinnett Tech ADN Student: Study tips???
    Funny...I was just thinking about you! I tried to PM you but your inbox is full. I'll see how many of your questions I can answer for you. Empty out your Inbox and I'll send you my email address so...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. If you could just pick up and leave, where would you go?
    If I could relocate anywhere I wanted with no restrictions and nothing holding me back, I'd head out West toward Yellowstone Country. After vacationing there, we didn't want to come home....
    Jul 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Shoes
    I ended up with a pair of NurseMates Dove shoes, and they've served me well so far...especially when paired with compression socks. I went to a scrub shop and tried on every pair of all white shoes...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Any good stethoscopes out there??
    If you have a scrub shop nearby, stop in and ask to try out the stethoscopes. The Littmann Classic SE II is a popular choice for under $100. There's a comparable MDF stethoscope that my local Scrubs...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  11. Do you use this?
    I use one of these: http://tinyurl.com/k9vkkmo . I like it for two reasons: first, it keeps the stuff I carry in it organized so I can always find it; second, it keeps my stuff all in one place at...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. First time nursing student
    I agree with everything nlitened said. Do what you have to do and make sure you plan accordingly. In my class, we have students who don't work, students who work part-time, and students who work...
    Jul 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Does having an ADN over a BSN matter when searching for a job in North Carolina?
    I'm not in North Carolina, but I think it would depend on the specific area. I know certain areas of my state are BSN only, but my area is still hiring ADNs. Maybe try checking online ads for the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  14. Must haves for nursing school
    These are some of the things I found myself using a lot during my first year of nursing school (my 2nd starts in August!): 1. Post-Its 2. Highlighters ... lots and lots of highlighters 3....
    Jul 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Private school vs Local public school?
    When looking at a school's NCLEX pass rate, don't forget to look at the percentage of accepted students they graduate. You read about programs all the time that only graduate 25-50% of the students...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. The best planner/organizer?
    Another Uncalendar user, here! I prefer the full size. I put everything school-related, and ONLY things school-related in it. Everything else goes into Google calendar synced with my phone and...
    Jul 1
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Letting very young children see a dying patient
    Speaking from experience -- my grandfather (who moved in with my family when I was 3) died of cancer when I was 9. My parents told my brother, my sister, and I of his death, but we weren't permitted...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  18. Is it true you shouldn't work when you get into the nursing program?
    That depends on the program and on the individual. I personally wouldn't work, but I'm in a situation that allows for that. I know people who started out working but have since quit their jobs. I...
    May 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Uniform Inspection
    We don't have formal inspections, but to be honest, I kind of wish we did. Not because I have classmates that tend to break the uniform rules -- I don't. But we're told in the beginning what the...
    May 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Nursing school schedule
    I'm in a lock-step program. Our first semester, we had one day of 8:30-4 lecture, one day of 9-5 lab, and one day of 7-3 clinicals. Most of us spent the other two days a week in open lab preparing...
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. What kind of Stethoscope?
    I suggest you go to a scrub shop and try them out! When I was preparing to start my program, I stopped in to a local scrub shop and they let me try a couple different stethoscopes. Not only was I...
    May 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Study habits!
    I agree with the PP -- stop changing your answers! I know that's tough. One of my instructors tells a story of one of the students in the class ahead of me who had the same issue. She started wearing...
    May 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What are you doing summer break?
    My summer break will be all about recovering from my first year of nursing school. That will probably include catching up on sleep, reading a book for pleasure, reviewing meds (my Achilles' heel),...
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Best Resource for Pharmacology
    I like Pharmacology Made Insanely Easy. Some of the pictures and little mnemonics have helped me. I'm still struggling with meds, too. That's part of what I'll be reviewing during my summer break.
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What to do pre-pre-Nursing School?
    DEFINITELY get those cranial nerves down -- what they are, what they do, what they cover. I just finished the first year of my program, and we use that information quite a bit.
    May 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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