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  1. Ask me anything!
    I just finished my 4th semester and will start my last in January. I am a solid A/B student. I will put some info here that may be helpful to those just starting out and still new to nursing school....
    Dec 16, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Hospital Errors 3rd Leading Cause of Death
    I started reading this tread to see what those in the medical community would be suggesting needs to be done to prevent many of these deaths since they are occurring in your "place of business." The...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. Why do Nurses tell students to go BSN??
    The best route for you is whichever you decide is best. You stated either way you do it you will have BSN in 2016. Can you afford to wait until 2016 to get a job or would starting to work in 2015...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Be careful not to let people talk you out of your career ambitions
    Your Father-in-law's statement is so bizarre I would like to know his thinking. Is he saying this because his son is working 75 hrs a week to pay all the bills plus put you through school? Is he...
    Aug 25, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Heads up to all new nursing students:
    Too many people enter nursing school thinking since they breezed through English, Speech, and Anatomy they will breeze through Nursing School. Most of those people breeze their way right into the...
    Aug 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Paying for Course syllabus?
    I don't pay for a syllabus but I do pay technology fees and testing fees per hour as part of my tuition. I assume those fees cover my syllabus and such.
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Backpack for nursing school?
    If your back is too weak to carry a textbook and a notebook in a backpack how on Earth are you going to help reposition a 250# pt? The main point I was trying to make is students don't need to...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Backpack for nursing school?
    I HATE rolling backpacks! It should be illegal to bring one into a school building. Here is what happens, you have 75 or more people trying to use the same hallway at the same time and in the middle...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. The Insanity that is  APA in Nursing School
    After 18 replies I noticed not a single nurse said they needed APA to do their job. Nursing schools need to focus more on the important "need to know" stuff and not the "good to know" stuff. Teach me...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. ADN vs. BSN - patient mortality rates
    I'm not sure if the standards are local or national, but in my area the ADN students graduate with many more patient care clinical hours than the BSN students do. In the last semester of nursing...
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  11. tatoos & piercings, part 2
    Often people get inked or pierced to show they are unique. They fail to realize so many people have tatts and piercings now there is nothing unique about it, they are the status quo. I have 5...
    Jul 27, '13
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  12. Random question: Would you wear a $300 watch to work
    I wear a Luminox diver's watch everyday I have worn for over 15 yrs. I like it because it is lightweight, waterproof, easy to read in low light, and almost indestructible. It is actually on it's 4th...
    Jul 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Fall Classes 2013
    I would suggest not taking micro in the short summer semester. Take it in the Spring with your A&P 2 class. Many of the people I am in school with did that. You can then take your humanities class in...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Fall Classes 2013
    I am wrapping up my third semester of nursing school. I never took a terminology class and have not needed it. You will learn the terminology you need as you go along. I suggest saving your money.
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. ADN BSN
    If you get your ADN you will be hired as an ADN nurse. Having a Bachelor's in anything other than nursing will not give you a BSN. Don't make the mistake of telling people after you get your ADN that...
    Jul 24, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Question for people who have gone through clinicals...
    I would purchase the book version of drug guide. Get the previous edition. Nothing really has changed except the color of the cover. This is true with many of your needed books. I purchased Taber's...
    Jul 17, '13
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  17. Older workers that are new grad nurses, please explain.
    There seems to be a question of what an older new grad brings to the table. Someone with many years at the same company shows stability. A stable work history is quite important. What does that show...
    Jul 8, '13
    Forum: Nursing Job Search Assistance
  18. UAB AMNP program admission concerns
    GPA is a major consideration in the AMNP program because it is so fast paced. You will cover 5 semesters of nursing school in 3. Unless you are a stellar student keeping up would be almost impossible.
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  19. Critical Care RN - Army Reserve or Air Guard?
    You stated you do not want to be in a clinic setting. Afghanistan is winding down now, fewer deployments. Depending on how long it takes to get your paperwork through, when your attached unit was...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Government / Military Nursing
  20. New grad. position withdrawn! HELP!
    You were offered a job in L&D as a new grad and the next week you send them an email telling them you would rather have the job that was not offered? That is why the offer was pulled. What manager...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  21. BSN to OT? Possible?
    That seems like a round about way to become an OT. Why not just finish your BA in psych, add the additional prerequisites needed for the OT program then apply. Nursing school is too hard and too...
    Jul 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  22. Unappreciative classmates
    I imagine the tone of the student would play a part in how the question was asked. I had a former Peds nurse for an instructor that loved to take up about 1/4-1/3 of the lecture time talking and...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Foley Catheter Lubrication
    Often the "bully" at work is the weakling at home. They are dominated by their spouse or other family members. They see it as their chance to "get even" or they see it as a normal way of dealing with...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. Obama delays major part of health law: coverage for > 50 workers pushed to 2015
    ACA has to be a good deal for America. If it were not why would the patriotic American unions have pushed so hard for it? What? The unions were given deferments? Crap! OK. It has to be good because...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. How much do they let you customize your program/select your clinicals at your school?
    Along with the NCLEX pass rate knowing what the attrition rate is would also be very helpful. A school with a 98% pass rate sounds like a great school until you learn that 80% of the students that...
    Jul 2, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student

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