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  1. I can't find a nurse tech/pct position
    I have direct patient care experience and even with it it took just under two years of applying and three interviews before the hospital I wanted to be in finally hired me. Hang in there, and don't...
    Apr 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Worth complaining about or just whiny?
    That's how my program is. The clinical instructors have a little freedom with what they do and don't do. If it makes you feel better we soon learned that the people who had "hard" clinical...
    Apr 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Getting your first RN job: The secret rules.
    This seems... incredibly inaccurate. It's definitely not happening where I am in the country. Sounds like it was added for shock value.
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. When to start applying for jobs? before graduation? afterwards?
    I have kind of the same plan as you! There's a new grad program I really want to get into after passing the NCLEX, which I'll be taking next May-Juneish. So I've been desperately trying to get a job...
    Apr 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. What to do about a classmate that is a pathological liar?
    Not too long ago RNsRWE posted what turned into a very long, heated post about the fact that it is completely illegal to present yourself as an RN when you're not. I'm not sure about paramedics, but...
    Apr 4
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. What should I do before starting an ABSN program?
    Spend time with family and friends, try to get out a few times and do something fun, and SLEEP =)
    Apr 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Medication Administration
    I'm still a student so I am NO expert on med giving or policies but... Every site I've been too requires bringing all of the still packaged meds to the bedside with the MAR (paper or electronic or...
    Apr 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Did you get to choose your Clinicals site/schedule?
    When we register all we can see is which instructor we're choosing. Other than that it's kind of just what you get. However, once we reach junior year (when we do all the specialty clinicals) they...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. I cried in front of my instructor!?
    I cried in front of my maternity clinical instructor and another student after I had been allowed to observe an emergency c-section at 27 weeks where the baby was born with gastroschisis and spina...
    Mar 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Apples to apples: tell me about your program
    Type of program: BSN State: Mass How many months or years are you in nursing classes? (so no pre-reqs or gen eds - nursing classes ONLY): three years How is the program structured? (semester...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Nursing School changing criteria to pass classes
    In my program 77% is passing so as long as you have a 76.5% you're good. They don't do anything like making sure all the tests average that and then adding in papers, HESI, ect. You just need that as...
    Mar 25
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. First year nurse student--how do i study?
    I was averaging low B's when I was concentrating on study guides and text books for the classes and using HESI and NCLEX prep books to supplement my studies. After advice from a fellow student I...
    Mar 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. GPA lower than a 3.0, can I still be a nurse
    I completed two years of college with no major right after high school and dropped out with a horrible GPA in the 2.something low range. When I finally figured out what I wanted I went after it and...
    Mar 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Is my nursing school too selective?
    We started with somewhere around 120. We're now in semester 6/8 and there's about 50ish left (not exact numbers, just ball park). I don't think it's all people being kicked out though, many realized...
    Jan 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS
    Spot on. Love this.
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS
    Oh SORRY meant laws of rounding. But for the record when you learn BASIC math skills, you're taught to round. And the school not rounding a 92.something up to a 93 is ridiculous. This original post...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Advice for a prospective Nursing Student
    If you're only 17 and already know you want this career, go for a BSN. You'll end up there eventually and at your age there's no point in taking the long route. It's hard to go back to school once...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What does your countdown look like?
    1 lecture 1 HESI 1 Final ... Then another year and a half! Five semesters down, three to go :/
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS
    That is incredibly frustrating! My school rounds up or down so I'm getting irritated thinking about being that close and told they don't abide by the laws of basic math. Sorry!
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Does anyone enjoy Nursing School?
    I'm in a traditional BSN program now. The entire first year is pre-reqs, so it's three years of actual RN school. So yeah I get an extra year, but I'm also required to take a lot more classes than...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Does anyone enjoy Nursing School?
    I love nursing school! I work my but off but I also find time for family, friends, and myself. I wasn't able to quit my job either so I work too. If you have the right study habits and keep to a...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. 10 Things You Should Know About the First Semester of Nursing School
    Lucky for me, with the exception of 5, 7 and 10 this hasn't been my experience. My family and friends get it (which not everyone can say and I know I'm extremely lucky there) and I always make time...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Good clinical experiences vs. Bad clinical experiences
    I always wonder about this when I read posts about how awful the assigned nurse is. My program is just how you described. I don't get assigned to a nurse I get assigned to specific patients. If my...
    Dec 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Hesi every semester, this time over fundamentals
    I remember getting a lot of questions on different types of suctioning: equipment needed, safety precautions. We didn't learn that in fundamentals so I had no idea and wished I'd looked into it.
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Accepatnce letter to NS with a catch?!
    Because they stated in your letter that is a "math entrance exam", I don't think so. At my school sophomore year is considered the first year of actual nursing school. Freshman year is all the A&Ps,...
    Nov 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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