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  1. Homeless working the system, multiple admissions
    This post just makes me sad on so many levels... granted I am still a student, but what ever happened to empathy, compassion, and non-judgmental thinking? It is so cold out this time of year...I...
    Nov 28
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  2. Care plan assistance please :)
    My dad had COPD and died of emphysema in 2004. In advanced COPD just about EVERYTHING will cause the patient to be SOB. Becoming SOB is a scary feeling for patients and I think your patient is afraid...
    Nov 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Is A&P 1 the most difficult class in nursing?
    I got straight A's in my prerequisites...had a 4.0 actually. Then nursing school happened :) I'm still a decent student, but A's are very rare, B's make me jump for joy, and C's I'm completely OK...
    Oct 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Psych nursing education group activity?
    The group we did during psych rotation involved the season fall. It was last year in October, so we talked about fall colors and showed them large pictures of fall colors, like trees with...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Stressed Out, Last Semester, Home Problems
    I am sorry you are going through this. I'm sure your grandma would want you to succeed and do well in school. I understand that you love her but you need to look at your future as well. I'm sorry I...
    Jul 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nervous about senior year!!!!
    It's hard to believe that my senior year is about to start! I am feeling a mixture of excitement and horror! LOL I have worked so hard to get where I am. I am a non-traditional student. I am 41,...
    Jul 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Failed MedSurg
    Med Surg II was my most difficult class so far. I am usually an A/B student, but found myself with a C- toward the middle of the semester. That is not a passing grade and I was terrified that I would...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Does anyone actually read all the reading assignments?
    During pre-reqs I NEVER read a page of any textbook and passed with all A's by studying notes and powerpoints. My first year of the nursing program I did the same and passed with all A's and B's. The...
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Hand Held Device Requirement for Clinical
    My program also requires the purchase of a hand-held device. I have used an ipod touch for several semesters and have found that it does the job. It is the size of a phone so it fits into my scrub...
    Jun 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Stupid classmate tricks
    During OB clinical me and a male classmate were about to observe a circumcision. When the newborn was given an injection into his penis, my classmate's eyes were as big around as saucers and he...
    May 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Stupid classmate tricks
    LOL! I think I'm one of those students that nods/shakes her head during lecture. I honestly have no idea that I'm doing it, but when I do notice it I stop immediately! LOL :) Eventually, I start...
    May 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. can you help with this pt. situation?
    Also, although D5W starts as isotonic in the bag, it becomes hypotonic in the body which will draw water from the cells, and this may cause a hypovolemic state in the patient.....right??
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. can you help with this pt. situation?
    Yes, this is an assignment. I have been on this question for 2 hours and cannot find an answer that I am happy with. Here is the question. A patient has had abdominal surgery to repair a...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Fluid and electrolytes study help
    Thank you! Sorry I haven't been back to respond sooner...busy life of a nursing student and mother of 4! LOL
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Fluid and electrolytes study help
    My first exam of the semester was over cardiac content and I failed it!! I'm in my junior year and this was the lowest exam grade I've had thus far. I felt very defeated and had a lot of self-doubt....
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. help please :)
    also...a slight increase in WBC usually indicates inflammation. A large increase in WBC usually indicates infection.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. What is your grading scale?
    Here is ours: A+ 99-100% A 95-98% A- 92-94% B+ 89-91% B 85-88% B- 82-84% C+ 79-81% C 75-81% anything under a 75% is failing. There is no rounding in figuring grades. A...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS
    That is a great grade! However, I understand your frustration. Many of my B's would have been A's if they would just round up!! Unfortunately there is no rounding in my program either :(
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Would someone mind helping with a few study guide questions?
    As a student, it's good to know that real NCLEX questions are never all of the above. However, just yesterday in MedSurg we had a question on a quiz where the answer WAS all of the above. So, it is...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Why are we taught conflicting or incorrect information?
    With the glove issue... the instructors are required to teach by the textbook. There have been many times that my instructors have agreed that sometimes textbook and "real" life will differ, but for...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Why are we taught conflicting or incorrect information?
    My mother was diagnosed with COPD because of her chronic asthma, however she did not have emphysema. COPD covers many disorders, but you need not have them all for a diagnosis. (that is my...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Why does school have to be made to be (seemingly) unneccesarily difficult?
    Here is my week: Mon- Psychology, 3 hr. lecture. Tues- Nursing Research, 2.5 hr. lecture. Wed- MedSurg, 3 hr. lecture. Thursday and Friday are clinical days. I am a full-time mom to four children...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. APA help!
    I am presenting a PowerPoint presentation next week and I am forming my reference page slide. I know how to reference all of my sources EXCEPT the picture that I have. I found the picture on-line...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Health Fair project ideas and suggestions
    A fellow classmate and I have been assigned a topic to present at a LTC facility. We are required to set up a booth/station with a poster describing our topic. We are allowed to have fliers,...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Nail care
    I know that a nurse needs a doctor's order to clip a patient's nails. Can a nurse use a file on a patient's nails without an order?
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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