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  1. Night shift dinner time
    I have been trying to figure this out myself, I have been working nights for about 4 months, and I think I am getting it down! Since I usually go back to a day schedule on my nights off, I try to...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Night shift
    Thanks everyone! I think it is the down-time that is getting to me...and I don't have a problem doing things like stocking and such to keep busy, but I'm so new I don't even know what should be...
    Mar 19, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  3. Night shift
    Thanks all! I know there are lots of posts on the topic (I've read them all, I think!), but most are about sleeping during the day. I have absolutely NO problem sleeping...dark room, white noise,...
    Mar 16, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  4. Night shift
    I started a new job, and this was my first week on nights. Last night was my Friday (YAY!). I'm just orienting and trying to make my way through night shifts...I really am a night person, so I...
    Mar 15, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. Any ADN-BSN programs without ridiculous papers?
    I am also considering starting a RN-BSN program this fall, and it is basically the same. Most classes are online, and even in the class descriptions, most say "writing intensive". I am prepared to...
    Mar 14, '13
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  6. Ped's priorities...low h&h or high temp?
    Thanks for the responses! Yes, it was a homework question; scenario-type. I was not given the age of the child, since it was more about the unit, and how would I prioritize based on knowledge of...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Ped's priorities...low h&h or high temp?
    Anyone have idea with rationale which ped's onc patient would be the priority? I believe the exact numbers were H&H; 8.5 and 13 for blood transfusion, Temp 39.9 C for IV abx I chose temp before...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  8. What books to keep throughout nursing school? (buying/renting)
    A&P (that was a pre-req for me and I took it looong ago, but just referred to it the other day while studying for a test), definitely med-surge, drug/lab handbooks, and if you have a care plan book...
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Nurses aren't supposed to,lol
    LOL! My (non-nurse) MOM sent me this in an email, just knowing I'm in nursing school. I forwarded it to several (non-nursing) friends...they found it hilarious too!!
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  10. Anatomy and Physiology....HELP!
    I would say go for it, if you have not much else on your plate (job, kids, etc) I took a quick micro class the same (summer) semester as fundamentals and did well. ...did well in classes, I should...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Stressed out
    Two words: New job. Is it your problem that there are not enough employees right now? Is it worth risking your health and sanity to pick up on your employer's slack? ...I would be going nuts too...
    May 25, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  12. Is $49,000.00 too much for ADN program?
    Um, yes. Mine was ~2k (at a CC...of course I was on a waitlist for a while, but I prefer waiting to an extra 47k!)
    May 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Why many new grads don't find jobs....
    I concur...I had NO healthcare experience going into school. I quit my (office) job a year ago to start my full-time program. In the middle of my 3rd semester, I got a job as a sitter at a local...
    May 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. all about Med-Surg
    I just did med/surge II this past semester, and really, it's not as bad as everyone says. You learn to go with it, and as you are a student, learn from the nurse/interventions/S/Sx, etc. I...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Foot in the door...
    So, I was hired as a sitter in the float pool at the hospital I eventually want to work at as an RN (I am in my last semester of school). This gave me priveleges to check out the internal postings,...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Shift differentials?
    Mine does it as a percentage of base pay...15% for nights and weekend days, 25% for weekend nights. Great incentive! I believe time and a half for holidays, but not sure...haven't been there long...
    May 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Cheating pre-nursing students
    No need to be furious with someone who asks...JUST SAY NO! As someone else said, it is one thing to help someone understand a concept (and explaining it to you in your own words will actually help...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Am I taking on too much????
    In a word, yes, it is possible. HOWEVER...be prepared to have NO time and be super stressed. My first semester, I had fundamentals (9 Credits), lab (1 credit), micro (3 credits) and micro lab (1...
    Apr 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Started new job...treated like imbecile
    Oh, don't get me wrong...I KNOW that I have a ton to learn, and I wasn't trying to say that I know more than her (or even close!) I also love to learn from others...we ALL will keep learning new...
    Apr 6, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  20. Started new job...treated like imbecile
    Didn't have to...the fact that her superior knowledge of temperature-taking was, in fact erroneous, said it for me :D
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Started new job...treated like imbecile
    So, I got a job as a sitter at local hospital. I had a great first day, staff helpful and supportive, except for ONE person, and it just made me laugh. I did vitals on a patient, but there was no...
    Apr 3, '12
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  22. Depression r/t nursing school AEB becoming someone I don't recognize
    I agree with Pneumo (and others) ... I have a love/hate relationship with school too. I am currently in the same "dropped out" mentality, have no motivation to do any of it, yet I've been getting it...
    Mar 30, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  23. Abusive and Cruel Clinical Instructors: Why??
    I think there is a difference between being "abusive" and being "harsh" ... I had a pretty harsh instructor, who expected perfection at everything. I DID learn a lot from her...but she wasn't...
    Mar 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Would an NCLEX RN study guide be useful for nursing school?
    I second that with the Saunder's. I haven't used the Lippincott's, but the Saunder's has been a wonderful study guide...The CD-rom has been really useful for me; I am constantly doing self-testing...
    Mar 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. So many books to buy
    I bought most of my books on ebay and/or Amazon. In several cases, I bought them for less than half the price of the bookstore. Also, as mindlor mentioned, an earlier version is perfectly...
    Mar 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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