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  1. Gifts for Preceptor
    Definitely a handwritten thank you card of some sort for sure. Beyond that, it's whatever you know they would appreciate. In the past, I have pulled together with other clinical group members to...
    Mar 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    Don't go to nursing school if you can't be simultaneously really tough and really kind. Don't go to nursing school if you are not fully, 100% prepared to take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for what you...
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Why do you want to be a nurse?
    I want to be a nurse because it's awesome! In what other career can you have such an impact on people every day?! It suits my weirdly effervescent personality - I love interacting with patients and...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  4. Dilemma: miss class before exam due to illness?
    If I felt well enough, I would go and just be considerate of those around me. If it was clinical, that would be a different story.
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Cry for help - well mother/baby nursing diagnoses!
    *Sigh* So, I'm doing my careplan for mother-baby. It's intense. I want to check in with you lovely folks and see how some of these diagnoses look. Background: Mom is healthy and had no...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  6. How many hours do you study a day?
    In my perfect world, I preview the chapters we will be discussing in class BEFORE the lecture. I don't always take notes from that, but I do underline/highlight so I can find things that stuck out to...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. New RN Nursing Student
    Your story is awesome :) As for preparing for nursing school - get your supplies, and make sure you have an excellent study space where you can spread allllllllllll your books, papers, and...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Vent: having a hard time with my clinical instructor
    I am a second semester nursing student, currently taking mother-baby. I was really looking forward to this clinical rotation. Although this is not a specialty that I particularly want to go into, I...
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Unsupportive fiance...not sure what to do
    *Hugs* This a tough situation for you any way you slice it. I feel for you, OP. My thinking is that you already know what you want/need to do; your post gives me that impression. I totally...
    Oct 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. I feel so inadequate =(
    You are not inadequate - a B is a pretty excellent! If I felt inadequate every time I got a B...I might as well drop out of school now. Good grades are important, but the MOST important thing is...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Everyone:How do you keep yourself motivated when you just want to give up?
    Keep going! :) I just tell myself that even though I don't *feel* like it right now, there's no reason I *can't* study. (Except for being distracted by AN on occasion, hahahaha.) Take 10 minutes and...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. This is expensive.
    This is my second semester of nursing school. I am feeling soooooo burnt out. I love school and I'm working my butt off to keep up with it, but working and keeping money in the bank seems like an...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Where do YOU sit in class?
    I sit within the front right three rows, and I always wear boring colors to class so I won't get called on! :D I definitely pay attention and am pretty good about keeping the phone away, but I will...
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Who motivates you? Inspires you? Share your stories.
    My boyfriend. He's a fantastic partner and encourages me every day to work hard and give this all I've got. He gave me a great example while he was in school for engineering, so I've got a great role...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. What sacrifices have you made for your nursing education?
    Honestly, haven't sacrificed that much. Maybe some independence - can't afford to live on my own during school, so I moved in with my mom - but she's awesome to me, so that's OK. I gave up the...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: About A Nursing Student - Nursing Cartoon Series
  16. Can an introvert succeed as a nurse?
    Yes, you can succeed. Being an introvert is a strength in this profession. I walk the line between introvert and extravert, and while I am a quiet person, I am focused and in tune with myself and...
    Sep 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Why do you want to be a nurse?
    I'm a schmuck too. :) Decent money and alternatives to the 9-5 M-F schedule are pretty good motivators. I am also a health geek (though you'd never guess it from my eating habits, haha), so purely...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. How old were you when you started Nursing School?
    Finished pre-reqs at 23, and just finished my first nursing class at 24. I'll graduate next summer at 25. All the folks in my class who are moms are my favorites! Literally, they are the best to...
    Aug 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. What is your Achilles heel?
    Anything with feet. Nails, crud between the toes, distortedness, etc. freaks me out. I will not react in front of the patient of course, but I will come out of that room silently thanking the powers...
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. CNA while in school
    Honestly, given that the course is so much money, I would skip it. I became a CNA about a year before I started nursing school, and while the experience has been very valuable, I would not have...
    Jul 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Home office for school work
    YIKES! What's the deal with not getting to use the office space, assuming it's big enough? I would very much judge my boyfriend if he wasn't willing to share like that. OP, the only essentials I...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Opinion on your uniforms?
    We have all-white uniforms with the zip-up top and our school's patches on them. I hate them, but it's only 14 months, so it's gonna be OK. The thing that really bugs me about them is that they are...
    Jul 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Graduation gift
    The boyfriend and I are hopefully gonna be getting married after I graduate next year (August 2014), so throw in a honeymoon and a house and I've got my graduation gift-to-self! Other than those, a...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. FB page for your particular class
    There may be an online component of your class that will facilitate communication between students. We use Canvas and our school email addresses to keep in touch with each other. Our SNA does have a...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Clinical and nursing shoes
    Your school will pick your clinical sites and shifts. Our program has you start clinicals the first semester, but others may start after the first introductory course. You will not get much, if any,...
    Jun 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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