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  1. eBooks
    the program that I will be completing in a few weeks just switched over to this type of teaching style in September. I honestly do not like it; as a person who works full-time and has very little...
    Dec 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. ESRD and the sodium potassium pump
    You are correct that sodium and potassium have an inverse relationship, but in the end-stage renal patient potassium is much more of a concern than sodium. The body will try to compensate for the...
    Nov 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. COPD & diabetes
    The inflammatory state is stressful to the body and thus cortisol is secreted which can cause hyperglycemia; also if patients are on long term cortico-steroid treatment they can and usually exhibit...
    Nov 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. New nursing student
    I recommend the Saunder's NCLEX-RN; the only stuff that will be pertinent at that level of nursing education is located in the first few chapters of the book but as you progress you will find it more...
    Nov 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Nursing Journals
    When I do research for papers in school I don't flock to one particular journal. I go on the nursing databases provided by the school and do a search for the particular topic I'm discussing. I choose...
    Nov 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Anatomy & Physiology I, II
    I have to agree with classicdame. It is very important to discuss with your school if the course would be accepted; most of the time you will have to show them the course description and a syllabus...
    Nov 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. e-textbooks and iPads for clinicals
    I do not recommend anyone taking anything that they would be upsetting losing to clinical. If I were you I would not bring a tablet to clinical as storage at sites is often not secured and things...
    Oct 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Lexapro: Do you have any experience?
    You have to do what you think is right for you; I'll give you my experience with mental health issues. In 2011 I was also diagnosed with GAD and prescribed meds. I took it as prescribed and after...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Question
    An objective for you to learn perhaps? Able to discuss the role/responsibility of the RN in the ER setting by end of clinical Able to discuss how prioritization of care is utilized in the ER...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. dealing with conflicts
    When doing conflict resolution I am a firm believer in a step-wise approach. If you have an issue with someone approach them about it first. In a non-confrontational tone and in an area that you...
    Oct 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Select all that apply...
    We have someone in our school of nursing who is a resource person for students who are having difficulty with exams. She comes every semester to offer tips for exams, this semester she went over SATA...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Mocked by teacher in post conference.
    Nursing school can be incredibly dysfunctional but sometimes you just need to deal with it to get through, if you are serious about finishing nursing school try seeing you can rescind your withdrawal...
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Mocked by teacher in post conference.
    Honestly I think you may have acted in haste; if you had an issue with this instructor your responsibility was to speak with them on a 1:1 about the issue at hand if that did not resolve the issue...
    Oct 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. What is the nurses role in preventing/reducing post c-section infections?
    I would start off by using the databases provided by your school, run a couple of searches on Cesarian Section reduction/infection. Try different combination, make sure you select scholarly articles...
    Sep 30
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Patient Diagnoses For Patient on CRRT
    Actual problems before Potential problems, also don't associate a medical diagnosis with a nursing diagnosis. Your nursing diagnosis should be formulated around what you assessed, did the patient...
    Sep 29
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. How do you deal with a bad clinical instructor?
    I recommend you voice your concerns to the instructor before following up the chain of command. You could ask to speak to them on a 1:1 basis and at this time say something to the effect of "I feel...
    Sep 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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