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  1. cancle my nclex result
    When you take your test, you have to show them you turned it off and it gets sealed in a bag. You CANNOT access your phone during the test, not even during breaks. If you do, you run the risk of...
    Aug 8
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. To those without a 4.0 (rant)
    Where I went to school, it IS all about your grades in the 4 required pre-reqs and your TEAS score. That's it, no essay, no interview. So for my program, yes you need as close to a 4.0 as possible,...
    Aug 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. starting in a specialty
    I just granted in May and I really, really wanted to start in my desired specialty, critical care (either ICU or the ED). I applied to every type of job that fit that criteria and pretty much every...
    Jul 26
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Tips for a new grad
    Thank you for the advice. I actually have looked at the book you mentioned several times! Guess it's time to get it off my wishlist and put it into my hands!!
    Jul 23
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  5. Tips for a new grad
    Hello everyone, I am writing to seek the advice of those with WAY more experience than I have. I recently accepted a position in the MICU at a local hospital. I was hoping some of those who have...
    Jul 22
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  6. Notes: Laptop, Tablet, or Paper?
    I actually have tried all three. I originally took my laptop with me, but it was more of a distraction than a help. So I took my iPad and tried using that. Same thing happened. Pen and paper...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Tattoos/piercings?
    At my school, we were only allowed to have 1 pair of earrings. No other piercings were allowed. As for tattoos, they had to be covered. Depending which wrist you get your tattoo on, you could...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Acceptance letters-Ivy Tech 2014
    The Fort Wayne campus usually has 60-80 spots for Fall and Spring semesters. Good luck to everyone who applied. I just graduated from the Fort Wayne campus and am currently studying for my NCLEX.
    May 29
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  9. What is your grading scale?
    Ours is 92% and up is an A, 83% to 91.99% is a B, 75% to 82.99% is a C. No rounding, anything below a 75% is failing and your test average has to be 75% or higher before any of your other course...
    Dec 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Need help with nursing math question
    Try this: Amount ordered divided by Amount Available (in the same mU) times quantity (how many ml of fluid you have) times 60. This will give you ml/hr. (2/20,000) * 1000 * 60 = ? ml/hr
    Oct 6, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Clinical PT. info
    We don't find out anything about our patients until day of clinical.
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. How did/Will you pick out your study group?
    I started my first semester and joined a study group right away. I left after 3 weeks because we didn't mesh well. I did better on my own! There is no hard fast rule that says you HAVE to be in a...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. ONENOTE ?????????
    Thanks for the reply. That would explain why I could never figure out how to import the power points. LOL
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. ONENOTE ?????????
    I have heard you can import Power Points into One Note and type on them. Does anyone happen to know how to do this?
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Would you miss the first day of class?
    I'm also getting ready to start my 3rd out of 4 semesters, and I know there is no way I would miss class. Our first reading is 11 chapters long and we have a test the following week over that...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Care Plans
    I totally agree, but that 20-25 pages is just the template our school gives us!
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Care Plans
    I wish our care plans were this short. At my school, the average care plan is 20 to 25 pages long! Plus we have to do concept maps and data sheets.
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Ivy Tech Nursing Summer Semester/Transferring to Another Campus
    Summer semester is only mandatory if you are an LPN student. As for the schedule, it's different for every campus.
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Indiana Nursing
  19. A few thoughts on Nursing School.
    I freaked out a little bit this morning because it was my first clinical, but other than that I haven't let nursing school take over my life. And I absolutely refuse to let it.
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Overweight issues; uncomfortable with being practiced on by another student
    I am a large woman and while I was lucky to find scrubs that fit, I was terrified when it came to simulating bed baths. Thankfully, the person I was partnered with could have cared less. They were...
    Sep 20, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. What was the first thing to go?
    I'm taking: Fundamentals of Nursing - Lecture Fundamentals of Nursing - Lab Med-Surg I - Lecture Med-Surg I - Lab Introduction to Pharmacology Med-Surg I Clinical I read tons of different...
    Sep 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. What was the first thing to go?
    Married with 3 kids, work part-time. Nothing has changed. Still cook, still do dishes, still clean, still attend all the kids soccer games, still read for pleasure. I was determined to not lose...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. How do you study, and are you getting the results you want?
    I am really curious about something. I have seen quite a few people (especially on the Student Nurse Organization page for my school) talk about all the studying they are doing. What I would like...
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Wheeled backpack
    First let me say, yes there are other threads talking about rolling backpacks, but yours is totally different because you are asking about YOUR specific backpack. Secondly, the style of the bag...
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  25. What is it with nurses and cell phones? Just a vent.
    When my mom was dying, and I was unable to be there, YES I needed to be in constant touch!
    Sep 7, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism