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  1. Describe your 10/10 pain. Piggybacking off of recent pain discussions.
    Pancreatitis with necrosis. Pain was 10/10 and really, until they put me on the PCA it stayed there. I was weak, screaming, eyes shut tight, delusional, and strangely cold all over. That was my...
    Apr 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. SDA and when to bring up no Saturday work
    I just work the Sabbath. I'm also SDA.
    Apr 4
    Forum: Nursing and Spirituality
  3. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Not a nurse yet, but I do charity crisis work with women/girls with eating disorders. I'd say a huge portion of them have PTSD. Probably more than half, in my experience.
    Mar 4
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. A question about vapor cigarettes
    Yes! I have a friend who owns a vapor business. They sell special vapor tubes to vape just about anything. They vape "honey oil" (concentrated THC). Any narco drug that people can crush up and...
    Feb 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. First Clinical... not feeling it!
    I was very disheartened by all my other classmates who seemed so starry eyed and happy, and I just felt tired and dejected. Hopefully it gets better! If it doesn't I'm going to try and chalk it up...
    Feb 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  6. First Clinical... not feeling it!
    Thank you for your responses it feels better to not feel alone.
    Feb 21
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  7. First Clinical... not feeling it!
    Okay so we had our first clinical at a SNF today. The CNA I was paired with had no intrest in having a nursing student. I tried my best to learn, but I just felt inadequate and unwelcome. Everyone...
    Feb 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  8. Failed my 1st Fundamentals Exam
    First test in Fundamentals, a quarter of my class tanked, the second test, everyone did better. I think it had a lot to do with understanding what format to study for. These tests are different. ...
    Feb 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Shabbat issues
    I will pose to you the same question my pastor posed to me (we also keep strict Sabbath): Does God intend for no one to care for the sick on the Sabbath? Who then should care for the sick if I...
    Feb 13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Lpn & Cna skills
    An LPN/LVN is taught nursing skills, because they are an actual nurse.
    Feb 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  11. why are you going the LPN route?
    I went the LVN route because 400+ applications for 23 spots, all of us with great GPAs, put on a lottery to get in, that seemed like losing odds to me. Never mind BSN programs with even more...
    Feb 9
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  12. Things you'd love to tell a fellow nursing student or faculty.....
    Faculty: thank you, you have a thankless job. Faculty: can we live in the real world? Just for a teeny second. Student: who died and made you king high &#$!# of nursing school? This isn't...
    Feb 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Care plans
    Hmmm I would use "awake, alert, and oriented to time, place, and person". Or "return of cognition to baseline mental status" with a time frame of XX.
    Jan 31
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  14. LVN or straight to RN?
    It depends on your circumstances. Where I live RN programs (BSN & ADN) are a crapshoot to get into, but BRIDGE programs are a lock. I am taking an LVN just to guarantee entry. I think it would...
    Jan 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. medication aide
    I became a medication tech at a job I had in LTC.
    Jan 14
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Nicotine & Work
    Well if one wants the job, one should not smoke. That's how I see it. If the addiction to nicotine is that strong, then one should work somewhere nicotine is accepted. I was a smoker, I quit...
    Jan 13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  17. Bio (Anatomy) and Chem Together
    I took Chem and Anatomy together. I did fine. I took OChem and Physiology together, I also did fine. I am 34, two kids (toddler and a teen) and do not work. Both of those semesters I took 18...
    Jan 10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Tired of discrimination
    Thank you so much for saying this.
    Jan 9
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  19. Tired of discrimination
    I cannot imagine what it would be like to not be white, seriously, I can't. I can't imagine what it would be like to have people think things about me based on my skin or religion. I, therefore,...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. My obamacare experience
    Should a Type One diabetic be allowed to die because of inability to pay for insulin? Should a cancer patient die because of inability to pay for treatment? No human should die because they can't...
    Jan 4
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  21. Food Insecurity and Child Malnutrition in the United States
    Do you work 2 full time jobs? Many of these people do. I grew up poor, and food insecure, often times, from around 8 years old on, the person cooking was me. I am far from a rarity, in fact, I'd...
    Jan 1
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  22. Pre-Nursing No More!
    I love that advice. I'm scared out of my mind at the moment!
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Pre-Nursing No More!
    I got my acceptance letter. I start my program January 27th!
    Oct 19, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Help! LVN bridge to RN? Or prereqs straight to RN program?
    Here goes: Where I live in Northern California, ALL programs are tough to get into. The RN-ADN's are lotteries, and the RN-BSN's have heaps of 4.0 applicants just like me (I have a 3.85 but you get...
    Oct 9, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Non-compliant patients
    I'm pre-nursing, but a diabetic. I misused my insulin for a long time. I was not non compliant in was sick, overwhelmed, with an eating disorder. I was burned out and tired of my illness,, I was...
    Oct 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion