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  1. How to stay motivated ... and sane
    Lol you would not happen to be in Illinois would you? Sounds like a patho teacher I had. I liked him however. Usually he stuck exactly to his notes. I just memorized the shiz out of them an took the...
    Jul 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. CNA in 11th grade
    It's an awesome idea if you are 18 (maybe the area varies?) In IL to practice as a CNA you have to be atleast 18. I took the class jr year at 17 and was not able to start work till I was 18. In IL a...
    Jun 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Any Advice for New Nursing Students?
    It's honestly what you make of it. If you study a little every day and get a good nxclex book to study with before exams it's not that hard. The people I knew that were struggling were people who...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    Ugh it was still distracting and i'm lucky enough to remember pencils on finals day lol. I don't see bringing everyone tissues in my future. Hopefully that student will next time shes sick though.
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. 2nd semester final tomorrow!AHHH!
    I would just suggest doing 100 NCLEX questions and getting a good night's rest. I was in your position and I did just that and aced my exams because I had a clear mind that was not exhausted. As long...
    May 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    Haha speaking of disgusting sounds, what about someone who needs to blow their nose but doesn't get a tissue. I wanted to scream during my final because the person next to me kept sucking up their...
    May 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. GPA lower than a 3.0, can I still be a nurse
    I think it depends on what location you are applying in and how competitive the nursing programs are. Where I am located it is very competitive. Their requirements was a 3.0 but they usually accepted...
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. surviving nursing shcool
    Care plans! They leave me with little time to study. Our school care plans are a hog.
    May 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. help with drug calculation
    I think that is a distraction. I think it just means there is 1 ml of solution in a 2 mL vial. So you would do the D/H formula: 50mg/50mg X 1 ml= 1 mL
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. help with drug calculation
    I think that is a distraction. I think it just means there is 1 ml of solution in a 2 mL vial.
    May 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. How much time do you spend studying outside of nursing classes?
    I average a good 15 hours a week study time. I originally tried to get in 40 hour week but that was impossible. Not only was I incredibly burned out, but with all the outside work it is not possible...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Looking forward to third semester!
    I've gotten mixed reviews. Some said it was easier because we are applying information we have already learned. Others have said it was way harder and their grades slipped incredibly.
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Looking forward to third semester!
    Nothing is better than finishing another semester of nursing school (except graduation and passing NCLEX of course!) As excited as I was, I was quickly filled with a fearful anticipation for the...
    May 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Concept mapping, client had no true diagnosis!
    My instructor accepted that there was no true diagnosis at the end of shift. I just decided that since there was no true diagnosis it was safe to just state that.
    Mar 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Concept mapping, client had no true diagnosis!
    Honestly we have just began discussing all of the different components of acid base balance, so I am not knowledgeable about ABG's yet. That information is about three weeks out lol.
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Concept mapping, client had no true diagnosis!
    Hey everyone! I am doing my first concept map and am stumped about what to put as my client's pathophysiology. The client was admitted with nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain (unable to be specific...
    Mar 15
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Why can't you get Financial Aid with a Bachelors Degree?
    My BSN is my first degree. I wanted to go to a private school and there was not enough financial aide money to pay for it and I did not want to take out huge loans. I picked a school that offered me...
    Nov 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Difference between BSN and ADN
    ADNs are clinical and hospital only oriented. BSNs are trained in management and community health. With Obamacare coming up only the sickest of the sick will be admitted and community nursing is...
    Oct 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Managing life outside of school...
    My study habits have always been to study a little to a lot everyday. It cuts down my study time before tests, and it is easy to spend a little time every day on new/old material. It has worked to...
    Aug 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Has anyone discouraged you from nursing?
    A while ago I went to my friend's mother who has been a nurse for a while, to ask about school advice. She blatantly told me it is a horrible career and to pick a different major before I regret it.
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Advice on Managing BSN Program Workload
    Know chapter objectives, and answer questions at the end of the chapter. That should help narrow things down to what is important. Many books also now have Pod casts, where is the important parts of...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. How old were you when you started Nursing School?
    Starting at 23, while married with a 1 year old!
    Aug 23, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. I am psyching myself out... someone smack some sense into me
    In my classes it was the younger people who were failing out. I just turned 23, and have always chosen the older ladies/other mothers as lab partners. They were the only other ones as serious as I...
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Waubonsee Community College
    As long as you pass your PAX with them you will get it. If you score low, you might not get in the first semester you try, but if you reapply the next, they will make you a priority. They told me if...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Illinois Nursing
  25. Nursing school is no joke!
    Are you in an accelerated program? What are the quizzes over in the first 3 days?
    Jun 21, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student


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