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  1. Dear Nursing Students/Orientees: A Love Note from the Preceptor from Hell
    Thanks for posting, MusicalCoffee. I'm a new nurse in orientation myself, and first thought that being more emotionally sensitive is a weakness. In actuality, it can be a great strength if you know...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. A mentor who made a difference for me
    This is a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing. It's inspiring to hear that there are great nurses and people like this everywhere, especially for a new nurse. I hope to "pay it forward" myself to...
    Nov 7, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Mental Health Nursing
    Hi, everyone! Like TerryNeal, I'm also a new grad and have just gotten a psych nurse job. My orientation starts next week (Nov. 5), and I'm both excited and apprehensive. Mental health is something...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  4. One year after graduation and afraid to begin my nursing career!
    Maybe taking a refresher course would be helfpul. I know they exist for RNs, and probably do for LPNs as well. I think it's been a while since you posted this thread, but maybe this idea helps....
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  5. For those who passed
    I agree with you, JENURSE03. This is a great site, and although I passed my boards last month, I like to come on the student and NCLEX section of the site to provide advice and support for students....
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  6. Nobody told me that after graduation...
    I'm a recent nursing grad myself, and from my experience, the majority of employers like to have BSN prepared nurses. I may not have much experience myself, but I sincerely believe that pursuing a...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What shoes are you getting for clinicals?
    From what I've heard, official "nursing shoes" are very comfortable, but pricey. I've tried finding more affordable ones, but all the ones I've been able to find are outside my price range. I suggest...
    Aug 15, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  8. Depression After Graduation...
    Learning to enjoy this down time is ironically difficult after so many years of school, when we dreamed about all the things we would do given time. Whenever my boyfriend joked about having a young...
    Jun 3, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  9. Depression After Graduation...
    It really helps to know that it's not that unusual. It makes sense, but it's not what one might expect after such an important accomplishment.
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  10. Depression After Graduation...
    I just graduated from nursing school earlier this month. I found myself experiencing similar emotions, especially right after graduation. As I have not yet taken NCLEX, preparing for it is one of the...
    May 28, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  11. Has anyone ever done this?
    Cleaning the probe and learning from mistakes is the best way to go here. The human body is designed to fend off a multitude of infections. I've made the same mistake, and felt absolutely...
    May 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Fundamentals!!
    Yes, it seems overwhelming at first simply because of the amount of content. But it really is not difficult - it's very logical and common sense. I don't know how your textbook is organized, but mine...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Graduated on Saturday... 5 interviews already!
    Fantastic! We wish you the best of luck! I second Unicorn's question about your previous experience. Will the hospitals hire you with "license pending" before you take NCLEX? The employers in my area...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  14. losing hope in nursing school
    A BSN is definitely benificial, as many employers (at least in IL) either require or give preferance to RNs with this degree. ALthough I now way look down on Associate's prepared nurses - once you've...
    May 18, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student

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