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  1. How is it working in Peds when you have young children?
    I'm not a peds nurse specifically but I have taken care of many critically injured and ill peds pts in the ER. While taking care of the pt, I am totally in the zone, not thinking about the "what...
    Oct 1
    Forum: Pediatric Nursing
  2. Finally had the inevitable
    OMG this is awful:( It's absolutely one of my worst fears and on my mind constantly while I'm working. Hope you're ok.
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. Are physicians that thick?
    I don't really enjoy my ER job too much, but I've got to hand it to ER docs...if you tell them you can't get blood or can't get a line many of them are willing to take a try at it.
    Oct 1
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  4. Failed third time don't know what else to do
    Maybe take a week or two off of studying and rest your brain. What kind of materials have you been using up to this point?
    Jun 13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  5. "Get out of here... go do some 'doctor' stuff..."
    My first job was in OR and the surgeons and anesthesia never helped us clean or move pts. Now that I'm in ER, the docs seem to help with everything! They clean pts, act like security guards when...
    Jan 25
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  6. What are your pet peeves?
    CC of SOB, yet asks to go out and smoke. That's a no. Pt asks, "when is the doctor gonna come back and tell me the results of my tests?" I explain he's in a trauma and it be a while. Pt freaks....
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  7. Can't get into nursing school!
    I have been there OP! I had less than stellar grades and applied to a school with 500 applicants for 40 spots. I got in because I busted it and took a bunch of extra classes like a CNA course, etc...
    Jul 14, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Thought I would have a job by now. Getting depressed
    I just wanted to say good luck and offer a little hope. I am in a large metro area that is saturated with new grads, and I'm also an ADN. I've been looking for a few months (only one month since...
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Length of orientation or preceptorship for new RN grad
    Holy crap I'd be running from that job like I was on fire. Protect your license!
    Jun 22, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Can't afford nursing school
    Ohemgee! I don't think my whole tech college ASN cost even $6,000 start to finish. I would definitely keep looking around.
    Apr 22, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. I dropped out. Please console me
    No advice...just wanted to send you a big ((hug)).
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Accused of Cheating...How do I get past this?
    Please take this in the spirit in which it is meant...when you're a nurse you're going to have doctors chewing your tail, family members all up in your face, and even rude patients. You really need...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. End of Semester HESI
    The HESI book really isn't helpful for these two. It doesn't really start to be relevant until Med/Surg and such. If you google you can find flash cards that people have made with practice...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  14. problem during clinical
    Honestly I don't think you're going to fail clinicals over this. Just learn from it and make improvements next time! Anytime you give a pain med, you should always reassess within 30 min or so and...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Life...NS
    I'm currently 30 weeks and just finished my last semester of nursing school...all I have left is my Exit Exam in 3 weeks! I had awful morning sickness, SPD, and just generally feel like crap, but I...
    Mar 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. HESI Every SINGLE Semester?
    @alunchik...it's hard to find study stuff for the midcurricular because it is tailored to the classes your school requires before the cutoff...ie, our midcurricular did not have pediatrics on it...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  17. Just a quick question about your clinical schedule????
    We don't get a choice of time or location...usually during the first week of class we just get handed a schedule.
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. 1 week until HESI and just now studying... HELP!!!!
    The a2 is not bad. The math is insanely easy and I'm horrible at math. It's mostly ratios and proportions because that's how you learn drug calc. I think the most challenging parts were vocab &...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Midcurricular Hesi...Advice?
    Thanks for all the advice everyone...I took the test yesterday and I PASSED!!! Now on to Med Surg 2 & Peds! :yeah:
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  20. Top 10 tips for nursing school
    My biggest tip would be LEARN the lab values/first actions/patho of major stuff/med s/e & med administration no no's...the first time. If you don't learn them in fundamentals/pharmacology/med surg 1...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Interview question
    Well that makes me feel a lot better. Hopefully it works out because I really need a job and hearing them say if I come to work there I would basically have a guaranteed RN job upon graduation is a...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  22. Interview question
    Ok...to start off I'm not a nurse (two more semesters of school, yay!). I am trying to get my foot in the door of the local hospital and have had no luck getting PCT/CNA jobs. I was interviewed for...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Interview Help
  23. Midcurricular Hesi...Advice?
    Thank you so much for the encouragement. I have been doing the heck out of some Saunders questions. The HESI remediation is a little confusing...just because a lot of times it will say something...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  24. Midcurricular Hesi...Advice?
    Ok so back in May I took the Midcurricular HESI twice and failed both times...scores of 846 & 751 respectively...We need an 850 to pass. I am an A/B student with 100's in clinicals but if I fail to...
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  25. What is the average of a nursing student?
    I am 24 but I would say out of a class of about 40 at the beginning (19 left!) most of the people in my class are mid-thirties/pushing forty. One lady is 63!
    Jul 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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