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  1. can you help with this pt. situation?
    Also, although D5W starts as isotonic in the bag, it becomes hypotonic in the body which will draw water from the cells, and this may cause a hypovolemic state in the patient.....right??
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. can you help with this pt. situation?
    Yes, this is an assignment. I have been on this question for 2 hours and cannot find an answer that I am happy with. Here is the question. A patient has had abdominal surgery to repair a...
    Mar 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Fluid and electrolytes study help
    Thank you! Sorry I haven't been back to respond sooner...busy life of a nursing student and mother of 4! LOL
    Feb 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Fluid and electrolytes study help
    My first exam of the semester was over cardiac content and I failed it!! I'm in my junior year and this was the lowest exam grade I've had thus far. I felt very defeated and had a lot of self-doubt....
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. help please :)
    also...a slight increase in WBC usually indicates inflammation. A large increase in WBC usually indicates infection.
    Feb 5
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. What is your grading scale?
    Here is ours: A+ 99-100% A 95-98% A- 92-94% B+ 89-91% B 85-88% B- 82-84% C+ 79-81% C 75-81% anything under a 75% is failing. There is no rounding in figuring grades. A...
    Dec 14, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS
    That is a great grade! However, I understand your frustration. Many of my B's would have been A's if they would just round up!! Unfortunately there is no rounding in my program either :(
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Would someone mind helping with a few study guide questions?
    As a student, it's good to know that real NCLEX questions are never all of the above. However, just yesterday in MedSurg we had a question on a quiz where the answer WAS all of the above. So, it is...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Why are we taught conflicting or incorrect information?
    With the glove issue... the instructors are required to teach by the textbook. There have been many times that my instructors have agreed that sometimes textbook and "real" life will differ, but for...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Why are we taught conflicting or incorrect information?
    My mother was diagnosed with COPD because of her chronic asthma, however she did not have emphysema. COPD covers many disorders, but you need not have them all for a diagnosis. (that is my...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Why does school have to be made to be (seemingly) unneccesarily difficult?
    Here is my week: Mon- Psychology, 3 hr. lecture. Tues- Nursing Research, 2.5 hr. lecture. Wed- MedSurg, 3 hr. lecture. Thursday and Friday are clinical days. I am a full-time mom to four children...
    Dec 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. APA help!
    I am presenting a PowerPoint presentation next week and I am forming my reference page slide. I know how to reference all of my sources EXCEPT the picture that I have. I found the picture on-line...
    Sep 12, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Health Fair project ideas and suggestions
    A fellow classmate and I have been assigned a topic to present at a LTC facility. We are required to set up a booth/station with a poster describing our topic. We are allowed to have fliers,...
    Sep 10, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Nail care
    I know that a nurse needs a doctor's order to clip a patient's nails. Can a nurse use a file on a patient's nails without an order?
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Financial stress!!! GRRR
    Yes llg- I will be sure to increase the "buffer" next time :) I just hate to take more than needed because I know I'd probably spend it and not save it! Thanks for the advice :)
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Financial stress!!! GRRR
    The loans are through school. I will have to look into increasing the amount...I didn't know that I could have them send me more money even after I have already received the initial loan amount....
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Financial stress!!! GRRR
    I'm very irritated right now! I'm about to start junior year of my nursing program, so I know that nursing school is not cheap. I always try to plan ahead before determining the amount of student...
    Aug 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. A & P
    I passed A&P several semesters ago and managed to get an A+. Here are some tips that helped me... Sit in the front row. I always sit in the front because it helps me stay focused. Always read the...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. I really dislike when...
    Here is my thought on the money issue... My sister in law decided to become an RN for the paycheck it would provide. She told me that within a year after working her first nursing job that she...
    Aug 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Early clinical hours...need some tips :)
    Thank you all for the helpful responses! It is completely my fault that my children depend on me so much. This is just as much about me relinquishing control, as it is them taking responsibility. ...
    Aug 15, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Early clinical hours...need some tips :)
    Posting a to-do list is a great idea! Unfortunately, I don't have anyone that can come to my house to help with getting the kids on the bus. My parents are no longer living and I only have one...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing School Making Me A Hypochondriac!
    This post made me LOL! About 2 weeks into my first semester of my nursing program I started having back pain just under my left shoulder blade. I was convinced that I had lung cancer or something...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Early clinical hours...need some tips :)
    I'm about to start my junior year, and up until this point my earliest class wasn't until 9am. My children would get on the school bus at 7:30 and that is the same time I would take my 3 year old to...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Backpack for nursing school?
    I didn't read every comment, so I'm not sure if this has been said...but, I would find a sturdy, and cheap backpack for your nursing books. I have a friend/classmate that spent quite a bit of money...
    Aug 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Just need to vent my worries
    I am about to start my junior year of my nursing program and I, like other students, have several worries. Although I am excited about entering junior year, I am also nervous about the work load...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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