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  1. My vitals sign skill check off is on this Friday
    Taking blood pressure is a very basic, but important skill, that you will be doing a thousand times a day. My trick is to find the brachial pulse first, then put your stethoscope right on top of it....
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. One set of scrubs?
    One set should be fine for you, since you are only wearing them one day a week. The biggest thing I would tell you is to wash them every time you come home! Never wear dirty scrubs. It is nasty, I...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. How do you store your stethoscope?
    I put mine in the carrying case that came with my blood pressure cuff. It folds in half in order to fit in the bag, but it still works great! I also agree with "learning as I go", I wipe mine down...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. A&P
    A&P
    You should do fine taking A&P in the fall. I had A&P right out of high school with ENG 111, Chemistry 111, communications, microbiology, and Psy. But I wont lie it is a ton of work! My best advise to...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Uniforms
    We have very old fashion solid white scrub pants, and white tunic, and white lab coat....let just say they are very translucent...haha
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Pre- Nursing Student + Volunteer Opp.
    Volunteering is a Great Idea! Hospitals aren't the only place to volunteer, check out some free clinics too, they are always looking for volunteers. Also contact the school, and ask where they do...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Nursing Student Apps
    If you are just starting out there are a ton of free aps for nursing. There is one by Littmann called Sound builder that goes over the major heart sounds, and where to place your stethoscope. There...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Binders!
    I have my binders separated by days. So for my tuesdays and thursdays classes I use one binder, and I use another for my other days. Make sure you get tons of dividers!!!
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Summer term students
    I am taking Drug Dosage and Calculations, Intro To Nursing, and Health assessment. I have two weeks left until I am done for the summer, then I have 20 days of no school until the Fall semester...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Hi, I'm new here
    Welcome! Let us know when you get your letter. Good Luck!:)
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. A&P 2 What part was the hardest for you?
    The hardest part for me was understanding how every hormone works in the body...ugh
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Nursing school supplies
    For my labs and clinicals I had to buy a uniform and white shoes, as well as a stethoscope, scissors, watch, and pen light. The price all depends on what your school requires. My stethoscope was...
    Jun 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Im worried Online pre-req classes will lower my chances?
    I have taken several online prerequisite classess, and I got accepted into a nursing program. I am even taking a few online nursing classess. I think online is completely acceptable. My school...
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. A&P 2 dissection.
    In my A&P II we did like 7 cats, and a sheep's heart.
    Jun 17, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. Advice: A&P I and Entrance
    Have you tried talking to your teacher? I have had problems with professors before, and most of my problems were able to be fixed by going in and talking to them during office hours, or emailing...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Advice for Physiology
    I took A&P, my best study tool besides flashcards was youtube :lol2:, I am a visual learner and Youtube has tons of videos on anatomy and physiology. One example is MUSCLES OF THE LEG PART I -...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. How into detail do nursing studies go?
    You do go into a lot of detail during nursing school. I assume you have not taken A&P because you mentioned bones. I just want to let you know from personal experience my teacher expected us to know...
    Jun 9, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Starting Prerequisites FINALLY! lol
    Sociology was one of my prerequisite class!
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Should I Go To Galen (Not Accredited)
    I would definitely go to an accredited school. You want to leave option open for you in the future. Even if your planing to stop with a associates degree, in ten years you may want to go back to...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Any RN to MSN nursing programs online or in campus?
    There are Rn-MSN programs! I don't know any specifically for your states, but in Va there are quite a few. If you google RN-MSN program, or bridge program you will find some. I google it for you and...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Deciding what school.. Is this a no brainer?
    If money is a problem I would stay at your current school, because you also have to figure in gas money. But if you go to the hospital based school even though you would be paying more money, you...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. What should I do?
    I personally did not get my CNA before starting nursing school, but a lot of my classmate did. It helped them tremendessly. They had so much more experience of hospital procedures in general. I wish...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. I still have many courses for only 2 semesters. Your advise is appreciated!
    I think that is definitely do-able. But it will take a lot of studying. I personally took A&P, Microbiology, Chem, ENG, Soc, and Psy all in one semester! I passed every class with an A, but I won't...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. With TEAS in Mind, What should be the order of Classes?
    How many times does your school allow you to take the TEAS? My school only allowed two attempts a semester, with a total amount of four attempts. I had taken A&P 1, Micro Biology, Chem 111, Eng 111,...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Summer Microbiology!? I'm Nervous
    I took a 5 week microbiology course online. It was a lot of work, however it was very dueable. If you put forth the effort and the time you should be fine. I personally thought it was extremely easy...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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