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  1. TEAS TEST RETAKE
    When I studied for the TEAS V exam a few years ago I used the McGraw Hill Nursing School Entrance Exams study book; it was 20 bucks at B&N. It really helped, there was a section devoted to the...
    Sep 19
    Forum: TEAS Exam Help
  2. What would you do?
    If I were in your position I would keep that to myself. Let the instructor be the one to judge whether she can/cannot communicate with her assigned patients. Was that rude to interrupt the guest...
    Sep 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Clinical Mistakes
    It was not a mistake but more of a good thing I double checked. I had a patient on an oncology floor who was on various abx and IVF. The main IVF was bicarb and I had to administer an abx. I went...
    Sep 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Good tips for remembering growth and development milestones?
    To be honest this is just one of those things you just kind of have to memorize, a painful process as all of our exams incorporated some form of G&D. Best of Luck!
    Sep 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Nursing program questions
    You are very welcome! I'm not a nurse yet, I will be graduating in December if everything goes well :-]
    Sep 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Worksheets
    Pinterest is great, type something you need help on like diabetes and let the diagrams and pictures flow.
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Fundamentals of nursing
    One of the key things to do when studying is to begin thinking "how will I see this manifested in the patient, what will i do, what is the safest thing to do?" Studying to just memorize will not work...
    Sep 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Nursing program questions
    1. Know your style of learning; take an online assessment for learning/study styles. Nursing courses are notoriously full of content which has to be sifted and organized. You have to be able to make...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Did I take the bait (for profit school)?
    The reason why the NCLEX-RN pass rates are not listed on the BON website is because you would be eligible to sit for the NCLEX once you have attained the ASN/Diploma. Metro State University is an...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Failed 1st Semester of Nursing Program
    I have to agree with all the previous posters, - Find a study group of 3-4 people; attend the study sessions AFTER reading the material yourself. Don't expect to be taught material. Study sessions...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Scanner suggestions??
    I use the Epson Workforce WF-2540, it's not the fastest at scanning but it's nice that it has a document feeder for scanning (so I don't have to do one paper at a time) and can wirelessly transmit...
    Aug 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Transferred can't register for classes until semester starts!
    I can imagine how that could be incredibly frustrating and worrisome; I recommend on getting in touch with your adviser as you mentioned and ask whether you will be in core nursing classes or in...
    Jul 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Hand care
    I used to have extremely red and dry hands after working 2-3 nights in a row, one of the nurses I work with told me to try Gold Bond Softening lotion w/ shea butter. I found it really helps my hands...
    Jul 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. third semester challenges
    No need to be rude, I passed OB/PEDS with an A and had the mentality that these kids were just little adults. It's my personal belief and served me very well through the semester. I studied my butt...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What is a "passing grade" for your nursing program?
    At my school anything above a 70% is considered passing; assignments, papers, projects, etc are considered clinical work and are graded on a pass/fail rubric.
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. third semester challenges
    They aren't some exotic creature that you can't touch, granted the margin to make an error is much smaller and interventions have to be quick and accurate but the same can be said for a critical...
    Jul 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. third semester challenges
    Pediatrics/OB/L&D at my school is a very difficult semester with many students barely making it, because of this I was extremely scared and apprehensive; which in the long run made me focus and study...
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Vaping as opposed to cigarettes?
    The hospital for which I work treats electronic cigarettes as if they were real cigarettes; which means they are not allowed to be used in or around the hospital campus. ...
    Jun 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How to Resign
    Have to agree with anixon, I would make an appointment with your manager, inform them that while you are thankful for the opportunity to work for XY Medical Center you cannot commit to that...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Thoughts on tablets
    I am going into my final semester and here are my words of wisdom in regards to laptops/tablets. For lecture I use my laptop because I can easily download the power point presentation (they...
    Jun 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Starting down the path of nursing
    I started working as a CNA at the age of 15 on an acute care of the elderly unit and hated nursing. I saw nurses and aides continually short staffed with unattainable goals set by management. When I...
    Jun 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing school & Nightshifts?
    I'll give you my experience with working nights and attending nursing school: I work two shifts per week (1900-0700) and attend school four days out of the week. When I started nursing school I...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Help with evidence based nursing interventions?
    When I have to submit evidenced based practice nursing interventions I look at databases and pull articles that would support my intervention. For example, I wrote in my careplan that I would change...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  24. Stumped on this math question
    Low dose range: 18kg x 20mg/day High dose range: 18kg x 40mg/day the answers are your safe dose ranges per day: 360mg/day - 720mg/day To get per dose divide 360mg and 720mg by 3 and that will...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  25. Float pool techs?
    I floated in a large 600 bed facility between every unit, the plus side was that techs in the float pool were oriented one day to every unit before going off orientation on their own. While yes...
    May 16
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants (PCT/PCA)


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