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  1. 2.5 gpa hello will i get into nursing school
    This is a tough concept to grasp for many. I know it sounds harsh, but you are absolutely right. The job world is becoming more and more competitive, in all professions. Having a degree and license...
    Nov 13, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Help me bring this into the public!
    I am here just to express my opinion, not to get into a debate. I'm expressing my opinion because it is not the popular one here. I just heard on the news (unless this is "old news" already) that she...
    Oct 30, '14
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. stinky patient pet peeve
    If your username indicates your region, I can attest that it is not a regional thing. It may be what your school, or your particular instructor deems as an appropriate assignment. But in said region,...
    Oct 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Dismissed from Chamberlains BSN!
    Your school dismisses after failing one course? Can you not repeat the class?
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Don't choose a school until you ask these questions!
    I love this thread and hate it at the same time. I worked for a For-profit for a very brief time (the school was sold to a for profit company, then I left a year later). Since then I have been...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. New grad nurse looking for some guidance
    Obviously everyone's opinions differ in this case. I would have maybe gone on the interview for the experience. I've been on many an interview where it never ended up in a job offer. So it wouldn't...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  7. Nursing school is killing me
    I'm also dying to know what the crayons and tape are for! I'm all for alternate forms of learning, but I thought that buying crayons for my child through middle school was a bit odd. As for group...
    Oct 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. I want to quit 4 months in
    I felt that way when I worked nights. I get it. It stinks!! Not for everyone though, some people love the night shift, or just accept the fact that they have to do it for family reasons. And I hate...
    Oct 24, '14
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Student uniforms
    My students wear all white. By fourth (or fifth) semester, they are dingy :(. They are required to wear a specific uniform top (which they complain about) and pants (also yields complaints). ...
    May 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  10. Summers off?
    I have summers off. I work in a community college. It is part of our union contract. In my area, the state/city college faculty have summers off. Anyone who teaches summer classes get extra pay...
    May 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  11. What gives??!!
    You need documented and verified teaching hours to sit for the exam. I forgot exactly how many, but at least the equivalent of a years full time (maybe more, can't remember).
    May 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  12. What gives??!!
    That is really unfortunate. Did you not have to complete a practicum (student-teaching hours)? The problem is, you may not get much of an orientation in a new job. Not sure how you should approach...
    May 24, '14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  13. What gives??!!
    It sounds to me like it is likely a combination of many factors that is leading to your inability to find a job. The fact that you are unable to teach clinicals is a huge factor: (while I don't live...
    May 23, '14
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  14. fail
    Young man (I'm not sure why I am assuming you are a man), you need to ask your school why you are failing. Your instructor, your course coordinate and your chairperson should be involved in this...
    May 22, '14
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  15. Nurturing Confidence In Nursing Students
    Many good points are raised in this thread. I'm too tired to quote and paraphrase; I was up half the night (as I am usually twice a year opinion may and December) pondering why I do this for a...
    May 22, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Everyone Won't Succeed. And That's Okay!
    This is the mentality that irks me so much lately, the college = success mentality. Yes, commuter, you are a success. And yes, I agree, that the world is full of very necessary jobs that do not...
    May 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Advice: how to get along with everyone and avoid drama, for dummies (like me)?
    Very interesting situation you have here. Your second sentence concerns me the most: this is not a new issue for you. Either that, or you have convinced yourself that this is the way it is. It...
    Apr 11, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. I Want To Be A Nurse, But My Grades Aren't Competitive. Help!
    I do agree with this too. The problem is, is often difficult to discern who has this and who does not. I have been on admissions committees in more than one school, and have anectodals about...
    Apr 8, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. About That Avatar...
    You are STUNNING! ;)
    Apr 7, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. I Want To Be A Nurse, But My Grades Aren't Competitive. Help!
    This is so true. There is no nice way to say it, but I think you did about the best someone possibly can. Desire is one of those things that seem to be very fashionable these days. The fact is, we...
    Apr 7, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. 2 year degree?
    If I knew where MUSC was, I'd be able to answer better. You really need to see if getting a job as an AD prepared nurse is feasible in your area. If the opportunities are limited now, they will be...
    Apr 7, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Extreme hardships...but still dreaming of becoming a nurse
    I'm going to give you my honest opinion, since that's what I'm assuming you want. No one but you can answer this question. And it's not a realistic question to ask yourself right now. I have...
    Apr 6, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. St. Pauls School of Nursing FALL 2013
    How could they almost lose their accreditation if they never had their accreditation? And almost every school/program requires a math calculation exam so students do NOT kill patients. If a...
    Mar 23, '14
    Forum: New York Nursing
  24. Totally discouraged by clinicals
    Many of the replies by the seasoned nurses were very good, but it chose to quote this one, because to me (as an instructor), this is what I expect primarily from my students (and the things they...
    Mar 17, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Girl Brain Dead after Tonsillectomy
    is this an actual relative of the child? Or just an "uncle"? Is he the mom's brother? Just curious. I did open the webstagram link, and I seriously cannot believe that rhe lawyer is ok with him...
    Jan 26, '14
    Forum: Nursing News

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