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  1. Does your school discourage working?
    My program very much discouraged working at all, but said if you must work to keep it 20 hours or less per week. I worked 40 hours every week. Fortunately for me, the school schedule usually meshed...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. How quick do you answer a question
    This is very close to how I approached NCLEX questions. Here's how I do it... (just rearranging things copied from above.) 1) Read the question once - at this point I have not even looked at the...
    Aug 21
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Do all symptomatic pneumothorax need chest tubes?
    Symptomatic pneumos will usually get a chest tube. The reason is quite simple: they've gotten big enough to cause symptoms. Asymptomatic ones don't because they're not causing symptoms, but they'll...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Denial Back Into program
    At this point, I would suggest you take a different strategy. You got diagnosed with ADD recently, despite years of academic hardship. You did do well enough to get into nursing school once... but...
    Aug 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. tips for HESI test... help!
    Which HESI? Entrance? Specialty? Exit exam? Without knowing specifically which one, I can only say that you should go over what you know. I do know that the exit exam is somewhat similar to the...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Just took NCLEX - got the GOOD POP UP. IS IT TRUE?!
    While I'm going to say "Congratulations" I'm also going to say that you should wait about 24 hours from now before you really celebrate because you want to know if your good PVT survives the 2nd...
    Aug 20
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  7. Sacramento City College ADN Fall 2014
    Given that this is Spring Class of 2016, they're 1st semester students. LVN to RN students will have already completed their transition course by now and will be entering the 3rd semester and would...
    Aug 20
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. My first day was today! :)
    Orientation sometimes takes care of some of the "housekeeping" that must be done. Sometimes they just use the orientation time as a deadline time for you to get the necessary stuff in to them so that...
    Aug 20
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  9. how does having a misdemeanor DUI affect my chances of becoming a nurse
    They're going to want to know about it. Getting a DUI is no small thing, even though it's just a misdemeanor. I don't know if you'll have any restrictions or stipulations on your license or even if...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  10. 265 Questions--Last Question
    The specific rule that determines whether you've passed or failed basically states that if the question asked is above passing standard, you pass. If it's at or below passing standard, you fail. When...
    Aug 19
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  11. NCLEX results
    By now the PVT is going to be 100% accurate because your exam has been definitively scored and your quick results will be waiting, if your state participates in the QR. The PVT is simply (near as I...
    Aug 19
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Just took NCLEX did pearson vue got good pop up
    I took mine in California, I'm really nervous. I don't know if I pass or failed. I'm really worried.[/QUOTE] That's the good popup. Chances are really, really good that you have passed!
    Aug 18
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Morphine
    Morphine is very, very commonly given by IV. I've never given it SC. If you give it too fast by IV that can be a big problem, but as long as you're not giving a bolus of it rapid IV push, it's not...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  14. What is EMT basic like?
    I was a working EMT and Paramedic for about 7 years. EMT is basically not much more than advanced first aid that you can take from the Red Cross and then add in a few more skills. I've had a good and...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  15. Keeping it short and VERY SWEET
    BbD, I must say that I read the post and was suddenly inspired but I didn't want to put it out there for someone else to get it before you could change the name... I'm amazed, and humbled, that you...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  16. need some prayers for readmission
    While I hope you are allowed readmission to the program, please do understand that it's possible that you may not find a seat this semester. A lot depends upon school policy, if the readmission...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Instead of finishing out my 2 weeks, I just quit!
    It is possible that unused vacation time is still owed to you, regardless of what the company policy says. If it is used to pay you while you're on vacation, chances are it's legally considered "pay"...
    Aug 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Keeping it short and VERY SWEET
    I got an idea...
    Aug 17
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing Degrees
  19. is this the good pvt?
    Yes, that's the good popup. If the OP is still getting the good popup as of now, the probability that the results will flip to fail are exceedingly low because the exam's been scored a 2nd time by...
    Aug 17
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  20. I have taken the NCLEX twice and failed, NEED HELP!
    Given that attempt #2 went the full distance, I suspect that content knowledge is not the problem. The statement by your tutor that you're a perfectionist not only reinforces this, it also has me...
    Aug 17
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Nursing School/Phlebotomist
    Typically in order to get a job as a phlebotomist, you will have to take a course, obtain a certain number of draws, and then pass an exam. I would expect that at this point in your schooling, you...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. NCLEX Does it have to be 85 questions to pass?
    The NCLEX has a minimum and maximum number of questions. Any number from minimum to maximum is what is required. The computer will shut off once you've gotten at least the minimum and you've met...
    Aug 16
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. I Wasn't Called to Nursing, I Just Showed Up.
    Precisely. Nursing is an expression of who we are. Some people have a similar "calling" and express it by going into clergy, medicine, or social work, among others.
    Aug 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. So I married a mysophobic...
    Thank you for the laugh, it was absolutely hilarious! While we nurses delight in many things that are absolutely gross and utterly disgusting, for people that have a phobia about germs, that can be a...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  25. Have a BS Biology. Best to do ABSN or ADN?
    Look at a couple things... first, determine your projected graduation dates from both programs. Then with the ADN program add on about another academic year for and ADN->BSN upgrade. Look at the...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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