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  1. [POLL] is it a reason to NOT pursue nursing anymore?
    I completely agree with you and at the same time say that's also a double standard against us. There are mass examples of ethnocentrism in every single culture, just as there are mass examples of...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. [POLL] is it a reason to NOT pursue nursing anymore?
    I'm not arguing with you, I'm saying the statement that "only an American" would do that is incredibly ignorant. And I can tell exactly how long they've been here when I check their insurance...
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. [POLL] is it a reason to NOT pursue nursing anymore?
    Seriously? Constantly at work I get people who only speak Spanish, German, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, Israeli, you name it. And almost EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM gets ****** I can't understand them....
    Jun 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Funny/Embarrassing Moments of Nursing School
    Junior year I was in my second med-surg rotation and me and another student were helping an elderly man with Parkinson's to the bathroom, while my instructor was in the patients room (I had just...
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Which path should I take to become an RN?
    There's no reason you need to become an MA or LPN before getting your RN. You can take all the pre-reqs and then apply to ADN, BSN, and ABSN programs and see where you get in, or you can take the...
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Ob/Gyn - Internship?
    In fact of you don't mind a drive to Worcester from wherever you are, I believe the umass memorial campus maternity ward is hiring PCA's 3-11p. At least they were a few weeks ago, not sure if the...
    May 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Ob/Gyn - Internship?
    Where are you in mass? Just curious because I'm in central mass and all the hospitals around here, including the Worcester level one trauma center, require completion of only one clinical rotation to...
    May 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Speed Shock
    I've never heard the term speed shock, either. Do they "beat into our brains" the dangers that come with pushing meds? Of course. We're not just now encountering the concept, our programs just didn't...
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Any other BSN students thinking about applying to NP school?
    I just finished my junior year too! I've been thinking about NP school since deciding to apply to nursing school. I hope to be an ACNP which requires experience as an RN in the ED or ICU areas before...
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Most terrifying thing?
    For me the most terrifying part was deciding to change my life and finally taking the first steps and applying.
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Other Side of the "Clinicals" Coin
    I've been at three different clinical sites in my state, small community hospitals and large teaching hospitals, and this is not at all we've experienced. Our instructors pick patients that they...
    May 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Other Side of the "Clinicals" Coin
    Isn't it kind of backwards to have someone who has been a licensed RN for only 2 months assigned to students? OP is still learning herself and is probably a bit overwhelmed a lot of the time. I'm...
    Apr 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Don't go into nursing school if_____
    Good one, you're going to get a lot of it! :)
    Apr 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. MedSurg and Pharm .. What to study?
    Study A&P. You absolutely have to understand the body systems; how they work individually and how they work with each other. Especially the renal system. For some reason that was the hardest for me...
    Apr 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Failed a course and now have to do an extra year!!
    I wouldn't switch it's one more year. I'm in a BSN program and the people in my year now who failed and were held back say it was a blessing in disguise. They did a lot better than they would have...
    Apr 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Anatomy and Physiology 2 study tips?
    I used about 800,000 index cards in both A&P classes. Homemade flash cards saved my life, and got me two A's. I also payed attention in lecture rather take notes nonstop. You have the book to review...
    Apr 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. fainting
    As every OR member/procedure nurse I've had the good fortune to be able to work with has said, if you're gonna faint just get as far away from the sterile field as possible and try to sit if you can....
    Apr 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Nursing school student loans.
    I live in the northeast and go to a state university also and I won't have 46k racked up after 4 entire years for a BSN. That's rough. I thought prices were only that high in Boston and other popular...
    Apr 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Chances of readmission?
    Don't be jealous of your soon to graduate friends. I had a hard time when I was younger. I have many friends, a lot that are now RNs, that did school the "right way" while I struggled with my future....
    Apr 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Pediatrics Hesi Exam
    My HESI book and pedi text book came with access to an online program. It's on it isn't a ton of questions but it did help me quit a bit. But if your school doesn't use...
    Apr 18
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  21. I can't find a nurse tech/pct position
    I have direct patient care experience and even with it it took just under two years of applying and three interviews before the hospital I wanted to be in finally hired me. Hang in there, and don't...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Worth complaining about or just whiny?
    That's how my program is. The clinical instructors have a little freedom with what they do and don't do. If it makes you feel better we soon learned that the people who had "hard" clinical...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Getting your first RN job: The secret rules.
    This seems... incredibly inaccurate. It's definitely not happening where I am in the country. Sounds like it was added for shock value.
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. When to start applying for jobs? before graduation? afterwards?
    I have kind of the same plan as you! There's a new grad program I really want to get into after passing the NCLEX, which I'll be taking next May-Juneish. So I've been desperately trying to get a job...
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What to do about a classmate that is a pathological liar?
    Not too long ago RNsRWE posted what turned into a very long, heated post about the fact that it is completely illegal to present yourself as an RN when you're not. I'm not sure about paramedics, but...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student