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  1. The Problem with Nursing
    This may seem simplistic, but other people's opinions shouldn't be the reason for entering or leaving a profession. What matters is your opinion of what you do and how well you do what you do. While...
    Sep 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. The problem with multiple preceptors...
    I completely understand how frustrating this is. By my 6th week I have had NINE preceptors. Some of whom have just got off orientation themselves.
    Aug 17, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. I need help with doing a care plan for a patient starting on insulin
    I think a lot of people can get hung up on "related to" and the "as evidenced by" (also called "manifested by") "Related to" is the cause (etiology) of the diagnosis. For instance: my acute back...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Good iPhone app for meds?
    I really like Medical Wizards. They have a lot of apps including Davis Drug Guide, Pearson Nurse's Drug Guide, IV drug guides, Prentice Hall Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, among others. I use it...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  5. Heads up to all new nursing students:
    The OP is correct that each person is different, but let me add that there is a reason the majority of current and past nursing students say nursing school is hard. (it is). However, keep in mind...
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Nursing Character Names
    Here are a few: Tacky Jackie Dan Druff Joe Lee Foley
    Aug 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    That's how I was trained. If fluids are not infusing I flush, push the med, flush. If fluids are infusing I just push. (all things being compatable of course) :)
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  8. took the nclex yesterday, shuts off @ 75, did the pvt, went straight to cc page
    There is still a chance you passed. Only the good pop up is fully reliable. Keep checking. With the amount of studying you have done and the experience with the exam I would be surprised if you...
    Jun 10, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Love in a Time of Hospitals
    Beautifully said.
    Jun 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. is Nursing School HARDER than Medical School? Just sayin' (music parody begins at 50 seconds into video) :)
    Jun 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. A new grad numbers game... just curious!
    1. How many places have you applied so far? 1 2. How many new grad postings vs. regular postings? 1 regular 3. How many have you heard from one way or the other? 1 4. Any job offers yet? Yes...
    May 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  12. Question about how blood becomes oxygenated.
    You are absolutely correct. It is easy to get things switched around expecially when you read something wrong. :) Thanks
    Feb 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Question about how blood becomes oxygenated.
    That is true except in the case of the lungs. The pulmonary vein carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart.
    Feb 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Free CNA training video series
    You are welcome. :)
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Nursing abroad, nurses without borders???
    As always be careful to find a reputible place. I learned the hard way by contacting an organization through and when I went to the location I found out they are crooks using an...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Volunteer Nursing
  16. Yikes I'm Getting Old!
    My grandmother is in her 80s and wishes she were in her 60s again. :)
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Yikes I'm Getting Old!
    "There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. Only a present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws."
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Supplies/Tips for LPN School
    Congrats!!! I would recommend a large desk calendar or the Uncalendar. Organization and time management are key.
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  19. Free CNA training video series
    Here is a free CNA video series put out by Lippincott. I think it will be helpful for people starting out in the program or for those who want to refresh their skills. If you click on any of the 15...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Stay at Home Mom for 9 years......
    I am graduating in May, and I am quite nervous about not finding a job. Before entering nursing school I was a stay at home Mom for 9 years. Prior to that I had minimal CNA experience (took care of a...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Resume Help
  21. nursing diagnosis
    If he is stable, impaired verbal communication is a safe bet. :)
    Dec 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. Mathematically. challenged
    This will help put your mind at ease: Nursing math is pretty easy (at least in nursing school). I am at the end of third semester and so far it has been just formulas of basic addition,...
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Taking pharm, physio, & microbio same semester??
    My advice: Don't take all those classes together. It may be doable for some people, but you want to give yourself time to learn the material.
    Dec 12, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. 2nd semester complete! Only 2 more to go :D
    Congrats to you!!! It sure feels good doesn't it.
    Dec 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Help With Nursing Care Plan
    IMHO due to her dementia, her increase in care needs, urinary and stress incontinence etc I would focus my diagnosis more on the risks for skin breakdown.
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance

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