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  1. Giving an awesome verbal report?
    Every nurse has his/her own way of giving report, and you will develop your own way over time. Personally, for me, I want the important details, vitals, lab values, etc. I don't want a five day...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  2. How do you draw up meds for IVP?
    I draw the dosage of the medication up (in this case 0.4 ml), and then squirt enough NS out of a flush to fit that dose of medication into the flush. In this case, I would squirt out less than 1 ml...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  3. For the love of God, I cannot figure out why my pretend pt is taking Flagyl!!!
    This patient's WBC count is high. If you didn't recognize that, go look it up. What does a high white count indicate? If you said infection, you'd be correct. It would appear to me that this...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. How are your grades posted?
    Anything below an 80 in my program is failing. If you make an 89.9, it's just that. There is no rounding up or down.
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Case Study Help
    Since this is peritoneal dialysis we are talking about, and the return is cloudy, I'm going to say that the cause could be possible peritonitis. Also, with the ammonia level as high as it is, is it...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Questions about Mental Health.
    Our mental health was a 10 week summer unit combined with advanced med-surg. We did six weeks of mental health, five weeks of mental health clinicals, and four weeks of advanced med-surg in class....
    Jul 21, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Anyone have a list of Nursing Fundamental Skills?
    I'm about to start fourth semester. We learned nearly all our skills during first semester. We covered IVs, Foleys, NGs, dressing changes, bladder irrigation, suctioning, IV meds, IM and subcutaneous...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Clinical rotation in the PACU?
    You're so lucky! I spent two semesters on a surgical floor, and I just finished a semester of mental health. I'm approaching fourth semester, and will be doing an OB/neonatal nursery clinical, and...
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nausea, loose runny stools, or dizzines???
    I'm about to be a fourth semester student, and I will graduate in May. As soon as I read the question, I immediately selected loose runny stools because this can be a sign of C. Diff (an adverse...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. How far do you drive for nursing school?
    There are three schools in our nursing program, and a number of clinical facilities. I currently drive 1 hour and five minutes one way to class, and 1 hour and 30 minutes one way to clinical. Class...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. How do I fight off the nervousness as a New Nursing Student?
    You will be nervous, to one degree or another, until you graduate nursing school. First, you'll be nervous about the program and your newness. Next, you'll be nervous about the overwhelming amount of...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Worried to death about dosage cal!
    Our instructors didn't teach us dosage calculations, or medical math. Instead, we had to teach ourselves. There were a few who struggled (and failed out), and a few who still struggle, but we've done...
    Jun 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Interview for a Patient Care Assistant  PT SVCS
    I'm a third semester nursing student, and I just got a CNA II job on a med-surg oncology/transfusion unit last week (this unit also does outpatient chemo infusions, blood transfusions, ICU step-down,...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  14. Failed my clinical practice evaluation, failed the class, failed the program...
    What they did to you wasn't fair, but you do have to be extremely precise with BP readings. I agree that they shouldn't have waited twenty minutes, but work with me for the purpose of making my...
    Jun 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. CNA salary
    NC CNA II in medical-surgical oncology/transfusion unit. No CNA experience, but I am a third semester nursing student. I will be working second shift (1400-2200) with the possibility of floating to...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  16. Favorite System
    I have more than one favorite system (I'm a nerd, I know). I love neuro (it's so simple to me, yet so fascinating), cardio (fun to learn about, and another fairly simple system), and I love oncology...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. "But the patients sleep all night don't they?"
    During our second semester of nursing school, we were assigned to night shift clinicals on a pre/post operative/ICU-step down floor. We did two shifts, one on Monday, and one on Wednesday. Each shift...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. Why Nursing???
    You could say something like, "My mom was a nurse for 48 years, and hearing her talk about caring for others really laid the groundwork for me at a young age. When I was born, I was in the NICU, and...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. I don't think being a CNA is right for me.
    I hate to tell you, but you don't get to get out of cleaning patients, bathing them, and cleaning up bodily fluids when you're a nurse. Sure, you may have help, but a good nurse doesn't leave his/her...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. What else should I do to get a job as a PCA?
    I applied to five hospitals and probably 15 positions before I got hired. I applied for the job I just got hired at on Friday, was called on Tuesday, interviewed on Friday, and was given the job 30...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  21. Is this pay too low?
    I just got hired as a CNA II on a medical-surgical oncology/transfusion unit. I'm working second shift (1400-2200) with the possibility of floating to night shift (2200-0600). I will be responsible...
    Jun 4, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  22. What color is your uniform?
    We wear Ceil blue Grey's Anatomy scrubs. Our nursing school's logo and program name are embroidered on the scrub top.
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Clinical hours?
    We do 960 clinical hours during our five semester program. We also have to do a 200 hour preceptorship during our last semester. If you total all those hours together, then we are technically doing...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Advice and must-have's for a first year nursing student?
    Do not, I repeat, do not study anything until you start nursing school. First and foremost, the information will be meaningless and useless without some context and explanation behind it. Secondly,...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. I've probably just lost it all....
    I wasn't aware of that. I eventually want to do my master's at Duke University (in either oncology or adult acute care), and their first requirement is a BSN from an accredited and nationally...
    May 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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