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  1. Who else has had great instructors?
    Our 1st semester clinical group had a rough time with our CI. She was definitely Dr. Jeckyl/Mr. Hyde personality-wise. We never knew what mood she'd be in. After going through that, I've had...
    Nov 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Failed 2 exams....having a phobia for Finals
    Are your exams on paper or on a computer? If it's on paper, underline the KEYWORDS that the question asks. You will always be given a scenario or short intro and then asked a question. Underline...
    Nov 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Quadriplegics & shock
    But you have not been trained adequately. The wife is not an RN and cannot teach you what you need to know. Giving milk does nothing to immediately lower BP. You haven't been trained to adequately...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Did not pass my patho class and now idk what to do
    Wait a minute. In your post on the Nursing Student forum, you said you withdrew from a class (bio chem) and that the program "changed their policies". Nothing about not taking Micro lab. So, which...
    Nov 18
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Implementing a new policy without informing students?
    Also keep in mind that by failing the patho course, they can re-evaluate your eligibility at that point. So, you aren't "grandfathered" in due to changes in policy. Sorry, but it is what it is. You...
    Nov 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Acute Pain problem statement
    To me, the r/t should be abdominal pain. Also, you've confused me on the pain level. From what you wrote, the pt states pain is 8/10, but that his/her tolerable pain level is an 8??? Did you mean pt...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Anatomy & Physiology prereq
    To me, it reads that the combination of A&P I&II must equal 6 credit hours. That would be easily attainable. Most CCs offer A&P as a 3 or 4 credit hour course. So, you'd end up with 6 to 8 credit...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Intro to Chem and Math Background
    Because you'll be working with formulas and dimensional analysis in Chem, an understanding of algebra is needed. When you have a formula, you need to know how to mathematically rearrange the...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Quadriplegics & shock
    I agree with HouTx, never give the patient something to eat/drink when there are adverse circumstances unless you've been specifically directed to do so by a physician or the RN. Sounds like they...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Microbiology
    Now wait a minute. You admittedly made "careless mistakes" on your last exam and earned an 88. That is the grade you earned. Your instructor isn't going to "give you a low grade", you earn the...
    Nov 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. University vs. community college
    I purposely did my pre-reqs & RN at a community college (will hopefully be graduating in May!). I will bridge to BSN after the ADN is completed. It was so much more cost effective to go this route,...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Microbiology
    No, he shouldn't grade on a curve. We should get the grades we earn. However, saying he "doesn't give an A" is really tough. If he's purposely marking answers wrong or giving impossible questions to...
    Nov 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Goal for Hopelessness related to abandonment
    Is this really abandonment? To me, grown kids leaving home really isn't abandonment. Could this perhaps be self isolation because she's having empty nest issues? Try digging a bit deeper in to your...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Assessments
    I'm in an ADN program and we're required to do assessments and show our instructor our thinking/judgment in our paperwork and post-conferences. When people complain about not getting to do a...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Dosage Tests
    Our program allows only basic calculators. No graphing calcs due to fear of students programming conversions. We also have the 90 or better rule, but you get a second chance to pass it. If you fail...
    Nov 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. In LPN Program - Denied Acceptance into ADN Program
    As our program administrator says, just because you meet the bare minimum, it doesn't guarantee acceptance. The average accepted candidate usually has a much higher GPA than the minimum. In this...
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Central lines and air embolism ?
    Once you realized what happened, did you contact the patient's nurse so she could go check on your pt and look at the equipment?
    Nov 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. I Want to Be an RN; I Am Bad at Math.
    Go to the library and look through the book "Math Attack - Winning the Pharmacology Math Battle" by K. Champion. It thoroughly explains how to answer med math problems in nursing school. Now the...
    Nov 10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Cultural Diversity and Tattoos
    This reminds me of Dr. Seuss' "Sneetches on the Beaches" and the "stars upon thars" :) Having said that, it is a personal choice to get a tattoo. Most professional institutions don't allow visible...
    Nov 10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Why should I become an rn instead of a pa?
    In our state NPs can't write prescriptions on their own. They have to be reviewed by a physician, just like a PA. It really does vary state to state. That's why I said the line can become blurred in...
    Nov 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. 30-Year Old GPA Might Sink My RN Program App
    That's great news. Congrats! :)
    Nov 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Why should I become an rn instead of a pa?
    Also note that in some states, PA & NP have the same prescriptive authority and the line between the 2 is a bit more blurred. I started nursing school with the intention of either becoming a PA or...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Vet tech to RN
    I quit being a vet nurse when I was severely bitten on my hand by a dog. I almost lost the use of my thumb and ring finger on my right hand from where the dog bit me near my tendons. I had to...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Vet tech to RN
    I was a vet nurse (before they called them techs) 20+ years ago. I used to do IVs, blood draws, take & develop x-rays (with developing fluid, no computers or digital x-ray back then!), assisted in...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Pharmacology at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL
    While I've not attended JJC, I did take Pharmacology online. I'm not gonna lie, it's a tough course! Especially when you're basically on your own. Our course was recorded voice-over PowerPoints...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools & Colleges


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