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  1. failed med surg
    Don't be too hard on yourself! Nursing school is a very tough program and will bring out the best and worst of all of us. I am constantly finding myself panic over the possibility that I may not make...
    Jan 30
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  2. Drug screening anxiety
    Thank you for all of the responses. I understand the whole patient-safety issue especially when narcotic pain medication is involved. I am prescribed 90 pills per month as needed, and I haven't once...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Drug screening anxiety
    Hello everyone, I had a drug screening for my nursing program and am under the care of a couple doctors. I am prescribed Adderall 20 mg XR for the mornings, Adderall IR 5 mg for the afternoons, a...
    Aug 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Youngest person in your cohort?
    Wow! I wish my high school allowed for dual enrollment! I'm 25 years old and one of the youngest in my cohort. I'm pretty sure the youngest just turned 21. I WISH I was done with nursing school long...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Hyperglycemia or Dehydration what to treat first
    Also, research WHY hyperglycemia would be treated along with hyperkalemia. I'm really kicking myself for giving the answer. PLEASE review your material!
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Hyperglycemia or Dehydration what to treat first
    I would say hyperkalemia. A high potassium level can kill your patient a lot faster than any other one of those others listed. I would say that you REALLY need to review this because it is apparent...
    Apr 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. To much time wasted on classes that have nothing to do with Nursing!!!
    Yeah, I felt the same way before entering nursing school. One of my biggest arguments (and retaliation toward the program directors) was why did I need chemistry, and why do I need to know about the...
    Mar 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. I need advice to pass my first nursing course. Any tips or techinque I'll be greatful
    Practice, practice, practice! The only way to really understand NCLEX questions is if you practice! In order to think like a nurse, you MUST gain knowledge and learn to ask the question, "Why?" in...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Struggling with Chemistry
    I HATE Chemistry!!!!!!!!!!! I get no "fun" out of it, and the material is soooooooo brutal when the instructor is explaining it. My instructor doesn't like Chemistry either lol and she always says,...
    Feb 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Has anyone had the first exam yet? EEEEK!
    I have exams coming up, and after learning the new tools I need to succeed after my accident, I am very confident! Sure I'm a little nervous, but I think that's normal. My first nursing exam.......
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Have you had a bad experience during nursing program ?
    I agree with both of you. To an extent. In my college we have some great instructors and some not so great instructors. One particular instructor is a bit extreme and you don't know what you're going...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Have you had a bad experience during nursing program ?
    I second this. Stay away from the cliques because they're the ones with all the gossip and drama. Lay low focus and do the best you can in your academics. Also, put on a poker face when you're...
    Jan 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Fundamental in nursing
    Fundamentals of Nursing shouldn't be easy for a first-time nursing student. The thing with Fundamentals is that you're being given all these knew concepts and then you will be tested on the concepts...
    Jan 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Question about training at a new job.
    I understand your worries. When I was a CNA I remember being so anxious and feeling like I wasn't ever going to get things right. The place I worked at, only trained us for 2 days and then that was...
    Jan 12, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  15. Too young/ early in life to be in Nursing Program?
    I understand where you are coming from completely! I'm a bit older than you, 25, but in my classes I was the youngest (23 at the time!). I don't have kids, not married, and I don't work; lot of my...
    Jan 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. What are your tips/tricks for doing well in nursing school?
    I understand your frustration! The thing is, Fundamentals of Nursing is the hardest out of all the nursing courses. Why? Because these are all new concepts being thrown at you. The good thing about...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Is using quizlet to study Nclex questions cheating?
    Technically speaking, no. BUT (and this is a biiiiiiiiiiiiig BUT) Quizlet has the text bank questions that instructors use on their tests!!!! DO NOT USE QUIZLET!!!! Whoever attached those questions...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Nursing Orientation Yesterday, OMG!!!
    Ahhh yes. I remember my first nursing orientation for my RN program. I remember thinking, "WTH did I just sign up for!!!!!?" They put the fear of God into us, and then left us feeling like we can do...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. need a little advice!!  Which school would you choose?!!
    I am attending Everest College. My college is accredited through the ANA, and through the state board. Upon graduation, if I decide to continue my education at the University, then all my credits...
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Schools in!! 21 days and counting! Anyone else starting this month
    Congrats on everybody getting in, or graduating!!! I go back to classes on the 15th! I am part-time for now and only taking 6 credits, but that still makes me a happy goose!
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. need a little advice!!  Which school would you choose?!!
    I'm going through a for-profit school, and I just want to tell you that it isn't a joke and is VERY hard! My second semester I was taking Fundamentals I didactic for 4 hours, and the lab was on a...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Exam question on copd please help!
    I would like to elaborate on my last comment. It seems very harsh after re-reading it. It is easy to forget that a COPD'er breathes on a hypoxic drive and therefore, his labs are going to be off from...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Exam question on copd please help!
    Because a COPD'er is breathing on a hypoxic drive, you will need to give them the lowest possible oxygen delivery via a nasal cannula for example. I don't mean to sound arrogant, but if you look in...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Advice before entering 1st Med/Surg course?
    READ EVERYTHING AND TAKE NOTES! Don't skim over your text book and make short-cuts! I remember the seniors telling me, "Oh, you don't have to read that. Just read your hesi book and you'll be fine."...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Returning to nursing school after very serious car accident
    Yes, I have noticed a lot of changes in my cognitive function. It takes me longer to read and process new information. I am also very forgetful if I don't do repetitive techniques. I had a neuropsych...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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