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  1. Worried about my nursing supplies!?
    I have a master cardiology with my initials laser engraved, no one has said anything cross to me about it. I have had a few instructors and even a resident comment on how nice of a scope I have but...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. 9th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    I know the punching bag was installed to help us de-stress, but she has been in here for 3 days straight...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  3. Not impressed and depressed
    Just think of nursing school as boot camp. They break you down, try to convince you that you don't know anything about anything, make the smallest of tasks considerably more complicated than they...
    Aug 17, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. What a coincidence. . .every single student nurse who shadows me. . .
    People that enter nursing school with the goal of immediately continuing on to a non nursing or expanded nursing role are forced into going through nursing school first to enter that position. The...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. What a coincidence. . .every single student nurse who shadows me. . .
    I just finished the LPN portion of an ADN program. I also just got a job as a PCT in an ER instead of as an LPN in LTC making considerably more money because the PCT position actually allows me to...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. PCTs giving injections!
    I work as a PCT in a ED and we insert and d/c foleys, do wound care, splint, EKGs, some patient teaching such as crutches, d/c IVs, and so on. About the only thing we don't do is start IVs or draw...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  7. What a coincidence. . .every single student nurse who shadows me. . .
    I don't understand the animosity towards students who wish to become advanced practice nurses. I understand that some will not be able to accomplish this for a variety of reasons but honestly it is...
    Jul 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Nursing school is stressful
    I am not being a troll here, but I am just finishing my first year of a 2 year program and I don't understand what all the fuss was about. I mean by no means is nursing school easy but there is no...
    May 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Getting accepted into nursing school
    Don't worry, once you are actually accepted then you get to go through the gut wrenching glory fest of skills returns, exams, clinicals, and then the wonderful NCLEX. Oh but the fun doesn't stop...
    Feb 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Shocked...Confused...& Terminated=SAD "(
    I am sorry if this is a silly question, but why was administering atropine IV per the doctors order outside of your scope of practice and IM is not? I am a nursing student so this is of interest to...
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. How many people did you lose?
    We have our final for our first semester on Wednesday.It is a 2 year ladder program. We started with 42 in August, lost 2 after Fundamentals, 1 so far a couple of weeks ago, and probably 3-5 more...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. What would the IV rate be...?
    Nashgirl, it sounds like you go to the same school as me lol. Our current instructors are terrible at writing questions but will have none of it if we try to explain why the questions are improper.
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Dx Cardiac Output - these crazy NANDA's!!
    I think there are some crazy nursing diagnoses...one of which being "disturbed energy field"... i mean come on. someone had to be laughing when they wrote that one, or "impaired religiosity" rip me...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Urgent! Case study of the child with a burn
    I'm with Grn Tea, that dark brown urine is a classic presentation of myoglobinuria, particular attention needs to be paid to her I/O to make sure she isn't having a renal insufficiency issue. And...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Question about a care plan for post-op T& A
    wouldn't the fact that the patient is 4 put them at risk for ineffective protection in and of itself? deficient knowledge seems like another one you would be able to use a lot with children.
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. What would the IV rate be...?
    it seems to me that there is a lot of information missing in this question.
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. phlebotomist HELP!
    hahah thanks for the vocab lesson. I actually know better but it was almost 3 in the morning when I replied. The best part is, I am usually the one calling out all of my friends for grammatical...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Need to interview nursing students....
    there is no way to answer this as a student. even if i feel like im prepared i am sure there will be a time or a billion where i think "man, why didnt i learn this in school" I think nursing school...
    Nov 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Favorite Dr or Nurse Name
    I am in school with a nursing student named Karen Hart. hahah she will be Karen Hart RN when finished.
    Nov 27, '11
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  20. HELP please!!!!
    I can tell you from experience...extensive experience at that, vet tech is not a viable career option if you plan on not living in your parents basement forever. The highest paid vet tech I have ever...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. phlebotomist HELP!
    I would assume things like wash your hands before dawning gloves, dawn gloves, use a sterile needle, use an alcohol prep pad for 15 seconds on the site of VP in a circular inner to outer motion,...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Associate Degree program a thing of the past...
    has anyone considered that hospitals are more apt to hire a BSN nurse as opposed to an ADN nurse due to the fact that they don't want to pay for all of the ADN nurses to finish a BSN and then pay...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. What would be a priority d/x w. untreatable cancer?
    It depends on what unit he is going to be on. I would assume he is going to be in palliative care or hospice? If this is the case I would say that pain control and coping would be the most important...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. nursing exam questions about "when does discharge begin"
    Discharge begins when turkey is admitted to my mouth. Pardon the aside, I had to reply to that lol. Yes discharge planning begins the minute they are admitted because that is the exact minute...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. RN to BSN GPA question...
    I have searched to see if anyone has asked this before but for the life of me can not find anything on it previously. I am sure there are some ADN to BSN students out there and I would like to know,...
    Nov 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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