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  1. Accepatnce letter to NS with a catch?!
    My nursing program does that, but we get 3 tries every semester. Even if you don't make it in 3 tries, some of the professors will sit down with you and Walk you through the problems and pass you....
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Is it covered under Obamacare? - Cartoon Contest Winner
    LOL I think Indiana is it's own world. They definitely march to the beat of their own drum, at least in Northern Indiana anyway
    Nov 3, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  3. Is it covered under Obamacare? - Cartoon Contest Winner
    There is racism and intolerance everywhere, on both sides of the fence unfortunately. I grew up in Alabama and moved to Indiana 3 years ago. I would say that racism is worse up here than in Alabama,...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  4. How much poop/puke/cleaning of bodily fluids is there in nursing school?
    yes you are going to deal with urine, sh*t, vomit, sputum, GI bleeds, gangrenous feet, and everything else you can think of. you're going to have to pay your dues before you become a NP. besides, if...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. New student having troulble with assessment of client
    For my very first checkoff during my first semester, we were supposed to check each others blood pressure with the grad assistant listening on a dual tube stethoscope, and then report what we got....
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. So tired of HHA!
    Being a PCT is just as draining. I work on med surg and typically there are 3 techs for 36 patients. It sounds not so bad, but when you have 12 complete baths, 3 feeds, 6 blood sugars, 8 totally...
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  7. PCAs on med/surg
    I work as a PCT on med/surg at my hospital. Generally, my day consists of bed baths and helping patients ambulate to the bathroom (about 85%), answering call lights, feeding patients who need...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  8. Did I just made a mistake by declining an interview?
    I would've just taken the interview. You could have always said no later. and yes, your name is probably crossed off The list for that hospital. I think that if I were a recruiter it would leave a...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  9. What are the item(s) you need most for nursing school?
    A storage clipboard! Pretty sure that and good quality shoes (I love my nursemate doves!) were the best investments that I made in nursing school. :) Other than that you need a pen and a big 3 ring...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Information overload!
    I live by my Google Calendar and Google Tasks. Plan out your entire semester at the beginning-that way you wont be surprised. Then, make a task list for each day/week/homework session or however you...
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Schools that you dont need a TEAS to get in
    Most places will require some form of entrance exam. Not to be rude but If you cant perform those basic skills how will you survive as a nurse?
    Jan 20, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA
    Umm my aunt lives in Atlanta and she mentioned that Grady is a HORRIBLE hospital that is located in a very dangerous area, and that they have a hard time keeping people because it is so bad. They...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  13. teas science study help
    I took the Teas today! I studied from the Kaplan and the Ati study guide, mostly from the latter. It was definitely not easy-but doable! I had the hardest time with math, but that is because it is my...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  14. A&P placement test
    I have never heard of an A&P placement test. At my school we have to wade through every bit of it regardless. I would get one of those Incredibly Easy series A&P book. I wish id had a copy in a&p 1...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. I am so frustrated with Anatomy & Physiology :(
    I was struggling with memorizing stuff in lab, too. Then a friend suggested that i make a list of all the terms and then find them on myself. IT WORKED! I have gotten full credit on almost all my...
    Oct 27, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. IUPUI/IUSON Accelerated BSN, Spring 2012
    Oh yeah, i forgot the :clpty:
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  17. IUPUI/IUSON Accelerated BSN, Spring 2012
    Yaaaaay congratulations :) i know you must be very relieved and excited!!
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  18. IUPUI/IUSON Accelerated BSN, Spring 2012
    IPFW doesn't have an accelerated program, although I know IUSB does. This is a second degree for me, so I have only had 5 nursing prereqs to work on anyway. I think it kind of makes sense for them...
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  19. IUPUI/IUSON Accelerated BSN, Spring 2012
    I am applying to the IPFW school of nursing :) the deadline isnt until December 1, though. Im so nervous! I want this more than anything.
    Oct 25, '11
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  20. Preparing for A&P I
    Flashcards! is good if you have a hard time keeping up with paper. Don't just write definitions, turn your notes into flash cards. And then for each subject (e.g., the blood flow of the...
    Sep 30, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Which Specialty Do You Have Your Eye On?
    Nicu! I want to be an advocate for the ones who can't speak for themselves. I know that it is one of the most emotionally draining nursing fields, but someone has to do it :) I soak up every piece of...
    Sep 24, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. The Courage to go back to Nursing School
    YOU have to have faith in you first. Your faith is the only one that even really matters, because you are the one that looks at yourself in the mirror every single day. If you really want to be a...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. ABSN BSN or ADN?
    That's a good idea. I'm hoping that the economy will buck up and that there will be morevof that kind of thing available once we get out and into the workforce!
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. ABSN BSN or ADN?
    That's awesome that you only have to take 3! I am lucky and don't have to work this time, thanks to my wonderful husband who supports me emotionally and financially. I dunno what I would do without...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. ABSN BSN or ADN?
    I'm in the same boat you are! I graduated with an B.A. in Communication Arts last year, and had been contemplating a nursing degree for a while (but I was too close to graduation to change my mind,...
    Jun 9, '11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student