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  1. Is taking 4 classes in the summer too much?
    You're gonna kill yourself! Each summer class is equivalent work of 2 fall/spring classes. So by taking 4 classes, it will be the work equivalent of taking 8 classes! Ouch! Hope you have a lot of...
    May 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. IV start help!
    Hi, I'm a new nurse and have been having trouble starting IVs. I have no problem getting a flashback of blood, but it seems like I bust the vein every time I attempt to advance the catheter. I always...
    Mar 25, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Hitting bone/nerve with IM injection
    Yes got all of them in the same arm. If it still hurts in a few days I will go see my PCP although not really sure what they would be able to tell me...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Hitting bone/nerve with IM injection
    My sister who is extremely skinny (78lbs) had an IM once and she said it felt like a knife stabbed her arm and she was in tears within seconds. I assumed they hit her bone, but from what I'm hearing,...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Hitting bone/nerve with IM injection
    Got the last of my 4 rabies vaccines last Saturday. The first 3 shots made my arm hurt the night I got them really bad but were fine the next day. This 4th shot has made my arm hurt TERRIBLY for the...
    Nov 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. How many patients do you typically have (day/night)??
    ....and what kind of unit do you work on (ICU/Med-Surg/Tele/Ortho)? Does your unit have a ratio limit? I work in Tele and we have 4 patients during the day, 5 at night.
    Nov 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What Do You Think You Needed To Learn in School, But Didn't
    I feel like although part of the success of nursing school is the curriculum and amount of clinical hours, more importantly, nursing school is what YOU make it. My first semester, I was scared of...
    Oct 7, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. Would you call a code/MET on a pt. who is a complete DNR?
    Thank you all who have responded. The general consensus is that I would call an RRT/MET but never ever a code. I was never sure if I would be frowned upon by calling a RRT. If all else fails I can...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Would you call a code/MET on a pt. who is a complete DNR?
    I have a hard time differentiating between something that could be treatable...like just a low blood sugar, and something that would require intubation, etc. Now of course if they are pulseless, or...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Would you call a code/MET on a pt. who is a complete DNR?
    Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I'm a new nurse, freshly graduated. If I walk into the room of a complete DNR pt and he/she is unresponsive, diaphoretic, breathing is labored, should I...
    Oct 4, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Having a hard time understanding MRSA......
    Thank you...great link!
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Having a hard time understanding MRSA......
    Ok, so I know someone can get "colonized" with MRSA and it can be found out by swabbing their nares. Many of us nurses are probably MRSA positive if we all got swabbed. My question though, is what...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. What kind of Stethoscope do you have?
    I have a cheap Prestige one that is lightweight and I can actually hear better out of it then a Littman and the more expensive Prestige's. Its very odd b/c most people hear better out of Littmans. I...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  14. Toomey syringes
    Daily...usually at midnight along with tube feeding sets.
    Sep 10, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. Commuting, which schedule works best?
    Definitely the 12s. I have a 45 minute commute that turns into an hour and 15 minute commute if I work 7-3:30 b/c of rush hour. Its not bad at all...I use the drive time to get my mind off things...
    Aug 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Taking too soon?
    Thanks! You too :)
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  17. Anyone Want to Try a PearsonVue Experiement With Me?
    I tried before I took my test and it wouldn't let me register. I don't remember the exact wording but it wasn't the same as the good pop up.
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  18. I Feel Like I Failed
    I took my test on Thursday. Got 75 questions and honest to God, I only knew 2 of them. I educated guessed on the rest. They were so freaking hard. I must have guessed right though, because I checked...
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Taking too soon?
    You passed if you got the good pop up! It doesn't change! Congrats! I passed on Thursday with 75 questions as well! Good luck in your future :)
    Aug 14, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. Just took the NCLEX..and....
    Yay I knew you passed :) Congrats!!!!
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. NCLEX Friday morning!!! What did you do the day before??? Suggestions!?!?!
    Took Nclex about 2 hours ago and yesterday...well I slept til 5:30 pm b/c I worked the night before...ran some errands, browsed the internet, and went to bed about 3:30-4 a.m. Woke up today about 1...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Hardest test of my life...Good Pop-up...Tears of JOY!!!
    Yes, I took it today. It said Delivery Successful so I checked and I had the good pop up about contacting your Member Board. Good luck! I'm sure you passed! Just keep checking.
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Hardest test of my life...Good Pop-up...Tears of JOY!!!
    From question #1, I felt like I was guessing on every answer. Only a few...maybe 2 or 3 questions at the end that I knew 100% in my mind I got right. I kept looking at the...
    Aug 11, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Sick to stomach before each shift
    I have to poop before each shift. If I don't, I will feel sick all shift like I'm going to throw up...I'll be shaky and cannot concentrate. My body's response to stress is to open the...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  25. To all who failed NCLEX...did you struggle through nursing school?
    Just curious if people who struggled in nursing school were more likely to fail Nclex. I was told that sometimes straight A students will fail NCLEX and the ones who struggled will succeed. I'm just...
    Aug 10, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum


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