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  1. ASN vs BSN
    I got my ADN so I could get licensed ASAP and go to work. Then I worked on my BSN (with tuition assistance from my employer!). I learned more about critical thinking, leadership, statistics, group...
    9:39 am
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Full vs part time scheduling rights
    I don't think scheduling, or anything else, should be based on seniority. Everyone is in the same boat. Everyone should carry their own weight, regardless of time employed.
    9:33 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. God Bless!
    the people OP mentioned are real heros. We need them and should support them.
    9:32 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. What do you do to stay positive?
    separate yourself from the negativity as much as possible. Science shows that even if you PRETEND to be jovial it makes a difference in the energy you radiate and that becomes contagious. Only you...
    9:31 am
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Help please
    recommend you do what you can to get your life in order as you will not have time later. Make sure friends and family know you will NOT be accessible as frequently as you are now. Put meals in...
    Oct 22
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Help? I have ADD while in Nursing School
    I found that I focused better when rested, well fed and no one else around. Learn what assists you in focus and then PLAN to do it. I get terribly distracted in groups or public places. I also...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Outcomes Management Assignment
    I think instructors do this type of assignment because they do not have any authentic teaching strategies. How do you know if the responses are valid or reliable? Outcome for diabetic teaching:...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. how to study for a cumulative final?
    if you have access to your old tests that would be great. Otherwise, goo thru the text and pay attention to the outline. About all you can do is hit the high spots, but that includes whatever...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    yes it would be distracting to me and I would be insulted if I were the instructor. Doodle if you have to, but please act professional. Snacks are ok to me, but not meals.
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. RN Certifications?
    Certs for course work is one thing - and most any nurse is eligible to get them. Being Board certified in an area of nursing practice is quite another. Often, the certification board wants experience...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. I feel like I'm never going to get good at IVs
    may I recommend an eye exam? If one eye is a diopter or two off the other then you do not have adequate stereo vision for accurate depth perception. Sometimes this does not show up in daily...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I can't believe this just happened!!!
    hope I did not mis-read this but did he single you out with his phone number or did others get the same attention?
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. How important is it to be involved in organizations during nursing school?
    I doubt employers notice too much when you are hired. But I agree with above posts that participating helps you grow professionally and that will continue to be important throughout your career....
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. On my way to a bachelors
    One day at a time. Many people have overall goals they work towards, but find that along the way they have a change of mind. So pretend you are working towards that goal, but be flexible enough to...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. How to tell my boss I want to transfer?
    I do not think your boss is the first person to contact. Should be HR, let them tell the boss, and then discuss it later if it actually comes to fruition.
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nursing CEs and Evidenced Based Practice
    Anything that is approved by ANA or one of their certified approvers, or any reputable nursing and MD organization (CCRN, Palliative Nurses, Medscape, American Heart Asso.) will abide by the same...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. should the education requirements change for nurses?
    I think our present model of practice allows the input of all levels, but I really believe acute care will probably trend to BSN entry level in the future.
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. I'm losing hope in nursing school
    I think now is the time to ask your advisor or a trusted instructor on ways to improve your scores. They may have strategies on learning and test taking.
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. First day of REAL clinicals
    it is a hazard to yourself and your patients to work that many hours without sleep. You are just going thru the motions, not really as engaged as you think. The one thing you should learn is that...
    Oct 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Ebola - do you have the right to walk away?
    remember, several patients have been cared for in the US to date in various hospitals and only one report of infected healthcare worker. Go to CDC website to get up to date information on proper PPE...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  21. Nursing and the Ebola Virus
    Macawake: Varicella is airborne when patient is shedding virus.
    Oct 10
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  22. EKG: It's in alphabetical order!
    Also, hospitals now have STEMI codes and many have STEMI Coordinators (to train and monitor codes and other duties). STEMI of course refers to S-T elevated Myocardial Infarction. If you don't know...
    Oct 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Cardiac help
    Esme12. icufaq's link is not evidenced based. I do think the material is well written but I do not share the link with my staff for the above reason. I always enjoy your responses! Thanks for...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Need advice about clinical
    it really does not matter if the instructor understands, as they have to abide by school policy. The important thing is to stabilize your health, then worry about school later. It will be ok if you...
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. IV problems
    always check the tip of the needle to be sure the cathlon has not migrated over it, as the needle will shred the cathlon and may create a thrombus. You did the right thing in reporting the incident.
    Oct 9
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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