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  1. Rationale/Pathophysiology
    What specifically are you having trouble with? We can't just come up with a care plan and do your work for you. What is the background on your patient? What do you think the appropriate nursing...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. how to study for a cumulative final?
    Best way to study for a cumulative final: study what you DON'T know! All too often, we waste hours of time studying material we already know. Go through the objectives for your exam, try to...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. What is that stench??
    If there is an odor that makes you feel like it's "trapped" in your sinuses, you can alleviate it by putting a little dab of Vick's Vaporub under each nostril. I learned that trick when I used to...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Knitting during class: ok or not?
    I would have run it by the instructor FIRST to see how he/she felt about it before actually doing it. I'm a knitter myself and I find it very calming. However, your classmates probably aren't used...
    Oct 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Newborn Nursing Diagnosis
    If her temp was too low, it's no longer a "risk for", she actually experienced it. The warmer was your nursing intervention.
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. First day of clinical.
    Not sure about the specifics of Davenport's program. Our first 4 weeks was in the nursing home. All we did was vitals, assessments and flu/pneumococcal vaccines. The next 6 weeks was in the hospital...
    Oct 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Nurse Theorists
    We aren't going to do your homework for you. What, specifically, are you having trouble understanding?
    Oct 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Time management advice
    Forgot to add that I plan everything during the week so it leaves my weekends open for family time. I will use it for school if I have an exam or paper due. Otherwise, Sat & Sun are family days....
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Evaluations
    Wow, you guys are lucky! We get one chance to pass. If you don't pass, you have to remediate and you're placed on clinical probation. Then you re-evaluate with the lead instructor (instead of lab...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Time management advice
    I would suggest getting a planner. I usually fill in dates of all my tests and highlight them in the same color. Then I fill in any quizzes and highlight in a different color. Then any papers that...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Evaluations
    We must pass our skill lab evaluations or we fail the entire course. Even if you have an A average on all your other coursework, failing skills lab (or any other pass/fail evaluation) knocks you out...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Older student/ New nursing student
    I'm 45 and I'm certainly not the oldest in my cohort. You CAN do this! Don't focus on age, just focus on you. One of the advantages of being older is that we don't tend to get wrapped up in drama,...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Horrible nursing instructor
    How exactly did this teacher embarrass you in clinical? Were you not prepared for her questions? Or did she make a personally derogatory remark? There's a huge difference. If the former, that's...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. I only held his hand
    Psychosocial is one of the most neglected aspects of patient care. Isn't it wonderful that something as simple as caring, calming contact can do so much? I'm sure you will never forget this (and...
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Careplan diagnoses, are these ok?
    Tell us your rationale for choosing these (other than your instructor said so). Why do you feel these are correct?
    Oct 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Grading scale
    1. Yes, I have already applied for my RN-to-BSN program at a Big 10 University in my town. I'll start Fall 2015. Once completed, I plan to go on to Nurse Practitioner or PA. 2. No, I think the...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Nursing Student needing advice... What am I  doing wrong?
    Way to go!!! :) Being positive goes a long way, doesn't it? So happy for you!
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Grading scale
    92-100 = 4.0 (A) 86-91 = 3.5 80-85 = 3.0 (B) 76-79 = 2.5 Anything below a 76 is considered failing in our program. Our school doesn't do +/- on grades.
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Cut my losses or see it through?
    I would definitely take a long, hard look at what you really want to do. Do you like the science of medicine, but not the patient interaction? Perhaps medical laboratory science might be more up your...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. How soon to pursue RN to BSN transition?
    I'll be graduating in May and I was originally going to start right away on the BSN in the summer. Since I've been in school non-stop since 2012, I decided to take this summer off and will start the...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Just registered for my LAST semester of nursing school
    I just registered for my LAST semester of nursing school today! OMG, it's really almost over. I'm so excited to be this/close to taking the NCLEX. How many of us are embarking on our final...
    Oct 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing Student needing advice... What am I  doing wrong?
    You're welcome! I really hope you knock it out of the park on your next exam :) I know, it's really hard going from being a 4.0 student to not always getting an A. I'm a total perfectionist when...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Nursing Student needing advice... What am I  doing wrong?
    OK, breathe! A 3.2 isn't the end of the world. You have PLENTY of school left and you will (yes, you will!) bring your GPA back up. Not every class is excruciatingly difficult. You mentioned...
    Oct 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. ADN?
    You definitely can get hired as an RN with only an ADN. Now, I can't answer that question for your specific area of the country because I don't know where you're located. You should contact the HR...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Maternal-Neonatal Ethical Issue
    We aren't going to do your work for you. Why don't you list a few topics you've been mulling over?
    Oct 13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance


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