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  1. Why can't I find prednisone in drug book?
    You should be able to find it. Maybe the page it was on got torn out or something ;). If all else fails, just google it. You can pretty much find anything you need to know about prednisone on...
    Oct 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. what's a good stethoscope for nursing school?
    I bought myself a Littman Master Cardiology stethoscope and it was worth the money. Auscultate an apical pulse with a cheap stethoscope and then compare with a Master Cardiology and you'll notice an...
    Sep 9, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  3. Need your help, Which one should I get...
    I recommend the Palm TX. It's reasonably priced compared to everything else out there. They usually go from $250-300, and I got mine for $250. They don't have all the little extra things that a...
    Sep 9, '07
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. Medical Terminology a pre req or co req?
    Taking the class definitly wouldn't hurt. You pick up on words as you go. Luckily for me I have a PDA with a medical dictionary installed, so if I ever run accross a word I'm not familiar with, I...
    Sep 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Patient organizer, nursing suites?
    I've got the Palm TX too. There are writing programs, as in programs where you can leave yourself memos. And I guess you could create a new page for each pt, then just write down the relevant info...
    Aug 27, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  6. Needing words of encouragement
    School is tough yeah, but it's the only way you're going to become an RN. Just think, every RN out there has went through some form of school to get to where they are. And you do learn a lot of the...
    Aug 27, '07
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  7. Ok...Will this PDA package work? Need Advice!
    I got the nursing constellation and Taber's, and that's been good so far. I'd save the money on the Saunder's Q&A and spend it on the IV drug guide, which would probably be much more useful,...
    Aug 25, '07
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  8. what's a good stethoscope for nursing school?
    I've got a Littman Master Cardiology stethoscope and it works great. It's a little on the expensive side, but it's worth it. If you can dish out the money I'd go for one of those electronic...
    Aug 1, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  9. Holy Moly Batman!  Almost DONE!
    Congratulations on all of your accomplishments!!! You sound like a very dedicated individual!!! I hope you become a great nurse!!!
    Jun 5, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Bath Bags
    The hospital I work at right now uses the same things. I don't think they're all that great though becasue you really can't give someone a good bath with one of those. Maybe if you used these every...
    Jun 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Beginner PDA
    When looking for a PDA look for the one that would give you what you need. Don't buy something with lots of extras you won't use or you don't need. I got a Palm TX because it could store the...
    Jun 4, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Palmpilots useful?
    I'd reccomend one. I have a Palm TX with the nursing constellation package, plus Taber's medical dictionary on it. On a clinical site I can access info 10x faster than anyone else since they'd have...
    Jun 3, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Drug cards or drug guide for clinicals??
    I strongly suggest buying a PDA so you can get a good medical dictionary and a good drug guide on it. It's been priceless in my clinical sessions. If I'm getting ready to pass a drug and don't know...
    May 31, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Nursing Students' Summer Plans
    I'll be working at my local hospital as a CNA. I want to get out into the ER eventually; right now I work mostly work pre and post surgery, and tele. It's good money, and I learn a lot of good...
    May 22, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What kind of Nurse do you want to be?
    Long term I think I want to do critical care or maybe ER nursing. When I get out of school I might work at a local hospital for a year before I start traveling and working for a travel agency. ...
    May 21, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What methods do you use to take notes
    Yeah, just write down the most important stuff. Short-hand as much as you can. Don't worry about being sloppy. If your instructor is the type to read directly out of the book, just highlight the...
    May 18, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Why doesn't anybody think getting into nursing school is a big deal??
    I think a lot of it has to do with the general population's lack of knowledge of what nurses actually do. We students going into the nursing field usually have a good idea of what nurses actually do...
    May 16, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. CNA salary
    I make $10/hour, but since I work nights I get a 13% pay diff., so that makes it $11.30. Since I live in a small town I think it's pretty good pay.
    May 14, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  19. I HATE this!!!!
    Agreed.. What you don't like touching other people? I would not reccomend nursing at all. Everyone doesn't like at least one or two aspects of nursing, but what you don't like is an essential...
    May 14, '07
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Pharm self-study plan?
    I've wanted to do this too because I'm kind of in the same boat. If I ever go back for my BSN I'll get to take a pharm class, but not in my ADN program. We have to take more important classes, like...
    May 11, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. How to not fail nursing school
    Good study habits, and manage your time. Just google it and you should find some good info. Good study habits especially. Study a little every day rather than cramming for a test.
    May 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Stethoscope?
    Agreed.. Mater Cardiology if you want to dish out the bucks for it. Far better than any base model stethoscope though. Worth the money. Consider it an investment. And if you really want to...
    May 9, '07
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. Nursing Students, did you have to have your NA certification prior to nursing school?
    You have to have your CNA to get into most schools of nursing, and I agree with that. I really reccomend getting your CNA and working as one piror to and during nursing school because working as a...
    May 8, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Give me some idea...
    I think everyone approaches school with a certain mindset of what it's going to be like, only to learn that reality is much different. Wheter this is good or bad for the student depends on the...
    May 7, '07
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  25. ATI Testing
    Take the book and go through each chapter and do the practice questions. If you do really good with them, skip that chapter, if you miss more than 2 or 3, then read the chapter. On my...
    May 7, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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