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  1. NLN Pre-RN/PAX Tips and Strategies
    This is a review of study tips from 2011/2012, still applicable for 2014/2015 time frames? Waiting until after I'm done with course work then focus on study for this exam and the TEAS--as I will be...
    Nov 18, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. CSUN Men nursing 20 years old CA
    First off, community colleges in this area (I'm in Ventura County just North of LA & work in LA) WILL accept you!!I go to Ventura Community Colleges (Moorpark, Oxnard) and have two Associates...
    May 15, '14
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. Do I have the intelligent capability of becoming a nurse?
    Maybe you don't learn by reading. Try drawing and labeling. It worked for me and got an A in anatomy and getting an A/B in physiology. (will be an A by the time I am done). Reading is like blah...
    Mar 29, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Number One Pet Peeve in Nursing School: Future "Paycheck Nurses"
    I took a HUGE pay cut for the job I am currently in to gain some health care experience, while taking pre-reqs. I volunteered for FREE for a year and 9 months at a hospital bathing, moving,...
    Jan 20, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Volunteering at Kaiser- experience
    How do I start the process?? I have volunteered at another Hospital but would LOVE to do so at Kaiser, I am an EMT now and work in Kaiser hospitals as transport a lot. I'd love this experience!!...
    Jan 20, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. What didnt you do in school?
    I think I understand now why so many hospitals no longer want to hire new grads. They have no clinical skills? I am sure some schools are better than others but sheesh it should be a requirement to...
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. I have an interview in a level 1 trauma center, need advice!
    wHAT DO YOU DO? You pray you get the graveyard shift job and then be thankful every night you are workign there. Seriously! Commit to one year and DO IT!!! Good luck on the interview and readjust...
    Feb 23, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  8. writing in the "field"
    Nurses can write research for say diabetes education including the overall goals of the project, how the study and project was conducted, success or accomplishments, failures and problems. BUt, you...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Interested in NP field
    Your per-reqs ar the most important! Take those and plan on a BSN that does not need a previous RN or a previous BS or BA. My school locally has a 3 yr program if you have your prereqs done. You...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. TOo old?
    I agree with CNAMichelleC above that the job can be tiring and age is not a factor. Whether you are over 40 or are 20, the job demands effort physically. Physical well being and mental acuity is the...
    Feb 22, '13
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  11. Do you ever correct people about medical stuff?
    'Almost' Never anymore. Why would one want to pound their head against the wall and that is where correcting people always seems to take me. LOL Well, I do ask them to stop taking self prescribed...
    Jan 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Any Other Mid-Life Students?
    Well, 45 (46 next month) and still working on prereqs. Physiology, microbiology and statistics left to go-so two more sememsters after this one. I will be working on my BSN. It is a 3 year program...
    Jan 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. 2015 DNP Requirement for APNs
    Someone said a four--I mean three--letter word. In regards to the decorum question.
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  14. No More May Die
    Beautifully written and done. What came to mind was the question of 'What's the difference between nursing model and medical model' and it is this. Compassion and awareness of other needs besdies...
    Dec 27, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  15. Washington state  to make Medical Assistants work under RN license?
    I'm not sure I truly get the mentality of this. Yes, we all know it revolves around cutting expenses--BUT--weren't LV/LPN or CNA's less expensive? They definately have more clinical time than any...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. WHY does a B.S. + RN not equal BSN
    One of the nurses in the L&D dept I volunteer at (for Clinical Care Extender program) told me the BSN allowed the student to have more managerial/leadership background. The General Ed as previously...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  17. Older Student
    I was going to post that I guess as we 'age' and hit near 50 we are all 'winding down' our life--after all 'most people are'. HUH???? Then we are possibly unable to work 'long hours' or move...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Can a teacher do this?
    Dezy--There is a learning curve to college. One: It is not high school and btw I am 45 and have an AS and AA degree and working on prereqs for Nursingso I get the 'don't tell me to grow up'. But...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. CSUCI Nursing for Fall 2013 admission?
    I am still trying to get in my pre-reqs and it is a slow and tedious process but my aim is to go to Channel Islands as soon as I can. I am hoping to garner as many 'points" as possible and like to...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. Anybody else tired of taking pre-reqs?
    "I go to school in Texas, and you're required to take 2 semesters of government, 2 of history, 2 of English comp, an art class, etc. to get any bachelors degree in this state... so yeah I can...
    Nov 19, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. help understanding non rebreather masks
    YES inflate the bag. Why-because that is the way it works and if it is not filled it does not work. Cover the hole in the mask and connect with high flow O2 on until the bag fills. No question is...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  22. Ventura County Nursing Schools acceptance:
    Hi, Thanks I actually meant the number--the actual number when you add up the points-- that is the cutoff for acceptance. I have these and am trying to get as many "points" as possible, including...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. What's the weirdest name you've heard a patient name her baby?
    LOL!!!! Needed a laugh and read about half--this IS a long thread--and am nearly in tears. I knew a gal that named her children Sharnay (like it is spelled-- Shar-Nay) Szjanay (Sag-a-ray ...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  24. Are student loans haunting you?
    I am planning on either a state college or a community college and those are NOT that expensive. Glad it is still an option here. WOW that is a huge amount $1500 a month for 120 months! More like...
    Oct 16, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  25. Ventura County Nursing Schools acceptance:
    Does anyone know the most current number of supplemental points for acceptance to any of the Ventura County Nursing Programs? I am trying to determine how much I need to beef up my language, GPA,...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: California Nursing

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