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  1. Losing confidence....
    LOL, I'm 43 going back to school since 1988, so I'm laughing with you :roflmao:. As long as you pass your skill check on the second (or third, or whatever your school gives you), you're good. Don't...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. How much extra time do you spend in the Nursing Lab?
    I was just curious, esp. since I think new nursing students should be aware that they might need to add X amount of hours to their week for lab practice. I was wondering how widely the X amount of...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. How much extra time do you spend in the Nursing Lab?
    We don't really have a lot of time to practice during our scheduled nursing lab class, so I feel like I'm living in the nursing lab. I'm going in for three hours this afternoon - just to practice...
    Oct 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Useless work?
    I don't think of anything in nursing school as "busywork". I actually enjoy doing those care plans (OK, I'm only in my 4th week of clinicals, so it's still new to me, lol), and spend a lot of time...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Options after failing out of a nursing program. Really need help
    I know that in our program that if you are dropped for medical reasons you can reapply. This happened to a great student who had to have surgery halfway through the semester. Is that an option? Can...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Help! I'm doing my nursing care plan homework and i'm stuck
    Is this a hypothetical patient? I would guess in real life that it would depend on the individual. For self-care deficit, for what ADL? I had a patient with a self-care deficit (feeding) and my...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Anxiety during clinicals, Plz help???
    I would definitely try non-pharmeceutical methods of relieving anxiety first. I have a Xanax script, but only used it when I had to take Public Speaking. Anti-anxiety meds also affect your cognition...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. just got back 1st exam
    Speak with your instructor to see what he/she thinks you need help on - if it's a matter of test taking strategies or basic understanding of the material. Know why each question you got wrong is...
    Oct 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Took the TEAS the second time....
    I thought the McGraw-Hill 5 TEAS tests book was really helpful. It pretty accurately predicted what I ended up with on my actual test.
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  10. Assisstance NUR 101 skills exam quetions
    Do you mean skills or those NCLEX style questions? All our skills are pass/fail and that just comes down to practice.
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. I/O Calculation Question
    Yep, I showed all my work, wrote out my constant conversions and even showed the dimensional analysis even though it was easy enough to do in my head. But it wasn't the answer on the answer key. I...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. I/O Calculation Question
    I'm annoyed at this question I got wrong on my clinical calculations test. Calculate the intake in milliliters: 6 oz water 1/2 pint ice cream 4 oz coffee So, I figure 1 oz = 30 mL: 6 oz...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. You're going to think I'm nuts
    I love nursing school! The critical thinking, the hands on stuff, working with the clients.
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Another BP question
    Sometimes when I take a blood pressure I see the needle jump before I hear the first sound. Should I record the systolic as when I first see it jump or when I first actually hear the first sound?
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Week 4 of clinicals and loving it!
    Today was the 4th week of clinicals and I'm really surprised at how much I enjoy it. Especially because we are in long-term care and since I never had much experience with older adults, I thought I...
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Supplies
    Sphygmomanometer (blood pressure cuff). It wasn't on our required supply list, but I found having my own really helpful so I could practice at home.
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Help with lung ausculation
    I am having the worst time with hearing lung sounds. I make sure I'm not placing my stethoscope over bone, but the only place I can seem to hear even normal lung sounds is on the mid-back. Everywhere...
    Oct 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Which year do nursing students start their clinicals?
    I'm also in an ADN program and we started the 3rd week of school. We didn't know anything and weren't allowed to do anything except wash our hands and use therapeutic comminication, though.
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How to study!?
    If your instructor is doing NCLEX style exams, then what worked for me was less in the studying (although you do need to know the material backwards and forwards) but more in the way I took the test....
    Sep 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. Favorite Words
    crepitus, since I finally know the name of that sound when I walk up the stairs, lol
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Darn "select all" question!
    I pretty much just reviewed the Powerpoints EVERY DAY. I have kids with special needs, so I never know when something out of the ordinary is going to happen, so last minute cramming is not for me....
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Surviving Nursing School and Marriage
    It's funny, at my house my husband has much higher standards than I do. The house looks SO much better than when I was a stay-at-home mom!
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. First clinicals tomorrow
    My first clinical is Thursday. We're in long term care. Since the only skills we've been tested on has been hand washing, I'm expecting to do a lot of interviewing and bed-making. I've been...
    Sep 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Shy Student Nurse Advice...
    Take a public speaking class. Seriously! I've had social anxiety disorder most of my life and taking public speaking really helped. It gives you practice in a non-threatening environment to learn to...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Darn "select all" question!
    I was thrilled I got a 98% on my first nursing exam! The one question I missed out of the 50, was the one "select all" question. I even treated it like a T/F question, but still missed it. Argh.
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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