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  1. Need Advice on Clinical Instructor
    YEP, just going to go ahead and agree with everyone else. I had a clinical instructor who never EVER spent time with me except to pass meds, and later confided her frustration in having to spend...
    Sep 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Feeling like an idiot during sims lab... Normal?
    In my program, we're told all the time that simulation is where it's SAFE to make mistakes!! Don't internalize them too much. Who is a perfect nurse right out the gate?? You're learning! Be good...
    Jul 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Where do I go from here?
    What ADN-MSN bridge programs have you looked at?
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Am I Being Bullied?
    My dear, as someone who actually *has* been bullied, it's really hard to read your post and take your use of the word seriously at all. With all due respect. This is a great opportunity to figure...
    Jul 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. NANDA diagnosis help please!!!
    Don't forget, it can apply to the whole patient's situation, not just the very specific problem at hand. So here's what comes to mind for me: Risk for infection Risk for injury Anxiety...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Nursing implications for nonoxynol-9??
    I can't come up with any!! Ugh. HALP!! :)
    Apr 6
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Aspirin in the hospital
    I got it, now! Aspirin 81mg is being given to this pt as prophylaxis against platelet aggregation and Coumadin is being given because it works on the liver and Vitamin K synthesis to prevent blood...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. Aspirin in the hospital
    He had had a stroke! Now I am remembering parts of his chart that weren't priorities. Sheesh.
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Aspirin in the hospital
    Thank you :) I've actually assessed this pt already- I'm just going over feedback of my paperwork. I noticed petechiae on scalp as well as bruising on both forearms (was unable to do a full...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. Aspirin in the hospital
    Doing clinical prep on a pt with a hx of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, s/p right hip replacement. Pt is on Coumadin and also Aspirin. I am trying to figure out why a pt like this would be put on...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Hyponatremia question.
    Also, what labs would you look for to diagnose hyponatremia if a pt is not exhibiting signs of hypervolemia but is exhibiting decreased LOC? Urine specific gravity? BUN?
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Hyponatremia question.
    Is excess fluid volume always associated with hyponatremia? Or can one have low serium sodium with normal fluid volume, due to some other reason besides hypervolemia (such as renal failure/poor...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. I failed my Blood pressure assessment
    Make sure the bell of your stethoscope is turned the right way on the tubing!
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Books on Natural Childbirth
    Sheila Kitzinger's "Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth". Anything Penny Simkin. Anything Ina May Gaskin, especially her "Guide to Childbirth". I tell my doula and CBE clients that...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  15. Am I alone Natropathic beleifs...
    You bet. That's one of the biggest reasons I want to go into education and prevention. I think there are a lot of opportunities in complementary and alternative medicine for nurses- you just have...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Best way to study in the car
    I should add that I will have a new baby at home so time management/studying at every opportunity is CRUCIAL.
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. My family thinks that I am playing it too safe.
    Uh, YEA, you're playing it safe- why is that a bad thing?? I wish I was as smart and focused as you at 20. I'm going into my ADN this fall and I'm 25 with my second baby on the way. Let me tell...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. 2013-2014 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
    Does anybody know of anyone that's received the scholarship for a PT program? I'm worried that since my school's ADN is only 9 credit hours, I'll get less priority than FT students.
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Best way to study in the car
    Hey y'all! I have about a 75 mile commute to campus and I'm wondering if any of you have found creative ways to use the time on the road to review material and study. I want to see about buying a...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
    I just got this in my inbox today: Thank you for your interest in the NURSE Corps Scholarship Program. The 2013 application cycle is now open! The deadline to apply is May 2, 2013, at 7:30 pm ET....
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Does anybody know anybody that has been pregnant in nursing program?
    I'm due June 1st and start NS August 26th. I also plan on BFing/pumping through school and clinicals. Crazy? Yes. But it's a personal conviction of mine that mothers have superpowers. I also...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
    I'm in the process of applying myself. I just got my requests sent of for my letters of recommendation, so now I'm working on my supporting documentation. It's a process, but it would totally be...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Have I RUINED my chances at Nursing? :(
    For what it's worth, I have two Ws for Comp II on my transcript, and I got into NS just fine! I hope you get all of your health stuff worked out by the time you get into NS :)
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Books I should read before school starts?
    I was accepted for the Fall 13 semester, too, and the consensus around here seems to be to enjoy your time NOT thinking about nursing while you have it. Read a novel, a magazine, while you still...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Need an ARTICLE! Can anyone help?
    Does your school not have access to research databases?? :blink:
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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