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  1. not accepted
    I don't think having a TBI affected your chances of not getting in. In my area (socal), applicants with disabilities get extra points (not a whole lot, but better than nothing). I also believe...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  2. Time management; class, family, exercise...etc
    If you work on top of exercise and intend to work during nursing school, imo you're gonna need slice some things up and if anything, it would be exercise. But, don't toss it away! You definitely need...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  3. We're not here for that
    In response to the OP, I have a classmate that has a similar mindset; although, he doesn't stand outside waiting for the CNA. I remember going around asking all the CNAs if they needed help with...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. It's hard losing classmates...
    Yep, especially if they are your study buddies, lost 4 of them this past 2nd semester. Hurts both you and your friends, but time will move and and everyone will move forward with a positive note. The...
    Feb 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Fluids and Electrolytes made easy...
    Best way for me was flash cards. Took quite awhile since there are a decent amount of electrolytes and some are very similar to one another in terms of SE's when they are elevated or decreased, but...
    Feb 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. What was/are the 3 things that got/get you through nursing school?
    Friends, sleep, and stress-relieving activities (I would name it but that doesn't follow the topic xD).
    Jan 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Have Male Nursing Students felt bias during class/clinicals?
    Quoted for truth. Even during my maternity section, neither my theory professor, nor my clinical instructor, nor my classmates have ever left me and my fellow male cohorts out of any discussion. We...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  8. Stereotyping Male Nurses
    Not sure how it is outside of my little bubble (southern California), but I have yet to come across a stranger, acquaintance, friend, and/or family that have asked/told me why not become a doctor (of...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  9. Working during Nursing School
    Been working per diem as a lift technician for rehab. Love the job, love the pay, and love the experience. They also let me work once a week as well and never bug me about picking up extra shifts...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  10. Assistance in Finding Nursing Shoes
    ^ This. If your school is pretty strict on FULL white shoes, you can always white-out or find a white marker to color the logo/name.
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  11. Why did you choose nursing?
    Right when I started a CC after high school, I honestly didn't know what to major in. I picked nursing on paper because nurses run in the family (I'm Filipino haha) and my older brother is a nurse...
    Dec 22, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  12. How do you take NOTES in class during Nursing Scool?
    Initially, I started doing full notes by typing them up both in class and as I read. After this semester, I definitely changed my note-taking style that included both typing up notes as well as...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Stupid ?  Is a tech the same thing as a CNA?
    Over here in SoCal, ER techs must be EMT certified and you work in the ER. CNAs, like others have stated must be certified by the state and whatnot and they pretty much can be anywhere where there is...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  14. How was your peds class (theory portion)?
    Yea, every school is different xP, looks like you lucked in for peds. My bro said his peds class was difficult as well and he went to a different school than I did. Wow, you lucked in as well,...
    Dec 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. How was your peds class (theory portion)?
    I came into it having an "idea" of what it would be like, but I had no idea the theory portion would be so intense and overwhelming in terms of the info. Not only did we have it done in 5 weeks, but...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. venting!
    Vent and let it go like others said. I haven't been in that situation, but what I learned about the nursing program is despite how close you are to your classmates, friends or rivals, you need to...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  17. To all the men, I have a serious question
    No significant other for me, just close friends and my bro. I sometimes wish I did have a GF to lean on to, but sometimes I'm glad I don't because I don't think she would understand what I'm going...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  18. OB position
    I've heard it's very, VERY rare. My OB instructor said she has never known any male OB nurse in the area, but she has worked with a male OB-OR nurse; however, he didn't last long due to personal...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  19. How much do you make as a tech?
    Sounds like you're a lift tech (mobility tech is another name I hear) or PT aide? I'm a life tech as well down here in Southern California for rehab too. I work weekend nights for about $14.65. We...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)
  20. Does anyone enjoy Nursing School?
    More or less, yes haha. I enjoy learning about some disease processes and interventions, while others I don't particularly care about. I do enjoy my instructors' stories though. I enjoy the company...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Male Nursing Student needing advice - What shoes to wear???
    At school I HAVE to wear crappy @ss white "nursing" shoes which kill my feet. At work, I wear tennis shoes. Nike Ballistics are my favorite tennis shoes.
    Nov 8, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  22. Best Tech job for a new male nursing student
    I highly recommend ICU/CCU if possible or the ER/ED. Not sure what kind of "tech" you are referring to but I'm assuming not a CNA. I'm a lift tech at my hospital and do all the turns, transfers, and...
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  23. Just got accepted to the Hinds Spring 2014 ADN Program,does anybody have any advice
    My class has also been told that as well that Saunders NCLEX books/review are good. Aside from that, just brush up on your math (basic level math, add/sub/div/mutl) for dosage calc/pharm. Since you...
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  24. Night shifts...
    I work one night shift a week (Saturday night). I usually do a 2-3 hour nap before work (7pm) and usually eat right before I leave. I take my lunch at 11:30pm or so (just in case I don't bring a...
    Oct 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Things that gross you out..
    More me, it's sweat..more specifically it's BO that follows it. Of all things...blood, urine, fecal mater, GI contents, infections...BO drives me nuts. For some reason, that's really the one thing...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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