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  1. Mountainside School of Nursing
    I don't know about the GPA -- go on the website, I think it has all the info about requirements. There's no waiting list; they either accept you or they don't. Also, you can call the school --...
    Sep 12, '09
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  2. Registered Nurse- one of US New's top careers
    Clearly, this article does not depict nursing as it normally is. On the floor where I'm working (as an extern), the nurses call the doctors and say, "the patient is XXXX, Can I give her XXXXX?" and...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  3. I'm 39 and want to become a nurse.
    One more comment from a fellow career-changer (left a management position in PR for nursing). It's scary. You will have bad days and second guess your decision. I go home many days and don't feel...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. I'm 39 and want to become a nurse.
    I admit I haven't read all of the responses, but I wanted to definitely encourage you to go into nursing -- I'm sure you'll be great at it! I agree that male nurses are often have an advantage...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  5. Nurses and Organ Donation
    I'm a donor and have been since I got my license. I won't need the organs after I'm gone! I've heard the concern that doctors might not care to save you as much if you're an organ donor ... I...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. No time off for new dad!!
    I am surprised to hear this story ... I can't imagine him not being able to get a single day off for the birth of his child! You have to weigh two things ... his presence at the birth of his child...
    Jul 22, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Male Nurses
    I think male nurses are great! Male doctors and techs don't get harassed at all, so I wonder why male nurses (who generally operate somewhere between these two roles) should be any different. About...
    Jul 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Has Anyone Ever USED Their Malpractice Insurance?
    As a student, I am required by my school to purchase $1M per claim $6M aggregate insurance from NSO (I am a renter, by the way). I think it only cost me about $29 a year! Although I'm not a nurse...
    Jul 2, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Why Are So Many Students Worried About Expensive Tuition
    All schools are definitely not the same! However, that doesn't mean that the local private BSN program is always better than the local ADN program. In some places, the local ADN or diploma schools...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Why Are So Many Students Worried About Expensive Tuition
    Thanks, hiddencat. I actually started taking courses at a private college when I was about 15 (long story, but I was taking them while in high school), but I didn't find her comment offensive. It...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Why Are So Many Students Worried About Expensive Tuition
    I didn't mention that the prof who said she was tired of teaching spoiled kids did so in a private conversation, not in front of the class. Clearly, I'm not saying that's what private college...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Why Are So Many Students Worried About Expensive Tuition
    I have to say, I'm surprised by the professors I encounter at various types of schools. Although I'm sure the prestige and pay of teaching at a school like Columbia attracts some good professors,...
    Jun 19, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What is per diem?
    Also, hospitals have varying policies regarding per diem scheduling -- you'll need to find out what exactly it means at the hospitals around you. For example, one hospital by me requires per...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. WANTED: Nursing student tidbits of advice
    You're totally right. Solving for X is algebra! I was thinking of the NET, which I don't think had any algebra (ratios, decimals, etc.). I guess I was doing algebra in Jr. High, though, so I was...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Unproven, perilous alternative cures are embraced
    I absolutely think that alternative treatments are too quickly rejected by the medical establishment. Breathing exercises, meditation and guided imagery help patients to relax and can improve...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Nursing News
  16. WANTED: Nursing student tidbits of advice
    There's not much wrote memorization you'll have to do regarding math. You will need to know the 1 g = 1000 mg and 1 mg = 1000 mcg (micrograms). What you need to know isn't even algebra -- it's...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. WANTED: Nursing student tidbits of advice
    You should feel comfortable with basic math stuff -- multiplying and dividing fractions, conversions of units and such. It's best to know how to do word problems because that's what the questions...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Pregnancy Denial-- a real psychological disorder?
    I'm sorry, when I brought up lactation what I meant was that women with hysterical pregnancies can begin to lactate/leak (symptom of pregnancy that occurs in the case of hysterical pregnancy can...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  19. WANTED: Nursing student tidbits of advice
    Just to clarify, I think using NCLEX study materials is helpful while you're in school (i.e. do the GI section in your study guide when preparing for a GI test -- it can help to reinforce what you...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Pregnancy Denial-- a real psychological disorder?
    I know that under normal conditions, you can't menstruate when you're pregnant. However, under normal conditions you can't lactate when you're not pregnant, either, and there are documented cases of...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. Pregnancy Denial-- a real psychological disorder?
    An instructor of mine who works in the ER said she gets patients all the time who come in complaining of unexplained stomach pain only to give birth to a baby they didn't know they were carrying...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Why Are So Many Students Worried About Expensive Tuition
    I'm sure I would have viewed the decision about where to go to school differently if it had been my first degree (I went to a private school my parents and I could afford for undergrad -- now I'm...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. WANTED: Nursing student tidbits of advice
    I wouldn't start studying for the NCLEX yet! Relax and enjoy this time! If I had been reading up on meds or whatever before even starting school, I can't imagine I would've understood, much...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. WANTED: Nursing student tidbits of advice
    The great thing is that you'll enter school with a whole class of people who are in the same position! It's the school's job to teach you what you not only the information you need to know but also...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Do you bring your laptop to class/lecture?
    I printed the powerpoints provided by the teachers and wrote in the margins. I found this better for my individual studying habits (I like to flip through actual pages and I appreciated being able...
    Jun 17, '09
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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