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  1. Fitness and nursing
    I start my first nursing job, 12 hour shifts, next week. While in nursing school, I was able to train for a marathon the second year. Has anyone trained for and run a marathon, and any advice? ...
    Aug 1
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  2. accelerated nursing program
    If you have already started, it might be wise to finish and then get a BSN later. Later can be immediately. I know multiple people who got an ADN, then began working toward their BSN the next...
    Jan 18, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. Nursing Care Plan Presentation
    Is your care plan written for a real patient or an "imagined" one? If it's for a real patient, look at the history and figure out why their temperature might be low (look to Esme and GrnTea for...
    Oct 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Waitressing as a pre-req?
    I'm in a small percentage of the clumsiest people on earth. The flat floor has a tendency to "jump up and trip me". I waited tables for 5 years, and actually I was good at it and liked it! If you...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. The "Nursing Games" claims it's first victims...
    Dosage errors are dangerous, so I understand why people are being failed for not passing a dosage calculations test. On the other hand, if dosage calculation specifically is not being taught, it...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. MSW -> RN? advice wanted
    You can't be going backward if you aren't even on the same track. I'm not sure where you are, but if you want to earn a higher degree, some schools offer direct-entry MSN programs. While you would...
    Sep 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP (physiology) (scary rant)
    You can take the online quizzes as many times as you want, until you get an A? Stop freaking out and go get your 100! Use your book to look up the answers. If for some reason your professor has...
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. 10th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100
    This is the Grinch, his heart grew three sizes a while back...so heart failure?
    Sep 24, '12
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  9. What to label your dividers?
    I do it differently for each class, but it is generally split up by exam, then possibly subdivided into notes, activities, my notes, etc. That wasn't working for two of my classes this semester, so...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Exhaustion bloopers
    Thank you for your story, that was great.
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. 10 question quizzes, I know...
    If the questions are NCLEX style, get a study guide (or multiple study guides) and review the information and questions related to the topics your are covering. Also, listen to GrnTea and go talk to...
    Sep 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Nursing School Blues??
    This is an old thread, but still so relevant. Even though things are not going poorly, school doesn't always go as well as I would like. I'm a pretty upbeat person, and every now and then I get...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Not doing as well as I had hoped - questions for the future
    You want to finish and be a nurse. If you want to be an NP, that might be a long way off. I agree with jasilady, you need to focus on right now. If you don't feel like you are studying as much as...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Nursing students learn how to toughen up
    Maybe it's because the program is accelerated, but it IS as tough as they say...and then some! You will cry, go ahead and let it out, it can be a good release every now and then. Find your...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. I need some advice, 72 On first Exam :(
    It sounds like you need to make a big change in how you study. Understanding NCLEX format can only get you so far. You actually need an good grasp of the topic being tested to do well on exams. If...
    Sep 1, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. I'm stuck with two sets of brand new uniforms
    Save the scrubs for when you graduate, you might be able to wear them then. Or, you could always sell them to someone who can wear them (a nurse, or a student whose school requires white). ...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Smart Pens?
    That is a great point. I would ask someone in your preferred program if recorders are even allowed. A lot of programs apparently don't let you have them. Also, this would not be a useful tool in...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. What do you think of this ?
    I don't think the poster quit the school because of the handbook, it sounds like they quit due to a lack of professionalism in what would be expected to be a professional institution. However, it...
    Aug 29, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Feel like a hippocrit when doing health teaching
    Put yourself in their shoes. Some people will honestly listen if you say something like "obviously, it's not easy, even I have a hard time with X,Y,Z". Some people are going to call you a hypocrite...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. I just killed a tree
    I feel like that all the time. Not necessarily 10 reams, but usually a nice 1-2 inch stack between all of my classes for the week. Some people do everything on the computer...I wish I wasn't so old...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. How do you store your stethoscope?
    Prepared and thoughtful! Such a good, and kind idea :up:
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Problem with instructors refusing to instruct!
    How long are your labs? And how motivated are the individuals in your lab group. If you think you will have enough time, and your classmates are on board, starting now, get yourself a week ahead. ...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. Organization and shoe question for new nursing student..
    The organization method you have in mind sounds like it is going to work. Just make sure you have pencils, pens, hi-liters, chapstick, hand sanitizer, whatever you need either in both bags so you...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Large dose of reality just received!
    Try not to feel inadequate. You can do it and you are adequate. That said, sometimes, you will. Actually, in my program, we've noticed a trend, it seems to sort of cycle-you feel good, you feel...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. Another slightly silly question re: supplies
    If it makes you smile, do it! There are going to be days when you are sitting in class and you will need a smile-you will be tired, and forgot your snack, and the classroom will be too warm or too...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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