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  1. drug tests and ambien
    Just wanted to say congrats on quitting smoking! I got an Ambien rx when I was quitting smoking 'cuz Chantix turned me into an insomniac. I brought in my rx for the drug test even though the nurse...
    Aug 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. PATIENT posting pictures on Facebook
    I was photographed one time with a patient who posted it on facebook along with other staff members. This was a pt who had been in the ICU for two months we didn't think he would make it multiple...
    Jul 30, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  3. CAP testing through ATI
    I like the ATI app. I did have to pay for it but it was more convenient for me to have then trying to study all the books. My school requires us to pass all of our ATI tests with a certain score. I...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. This is just very unfair, not sure about nursing future
    OP- It all comes down to how bad do you want it? My school was not leniant and had many changes while I was enrolled. We were suppose to get the summer off but ended up having to take three classes...
    Apr 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. End-Stage Senioritis!
    Yes!! I graduate in April and only have two papers left haven't started them yet. My classmates and I are also trying to take better care ourselves since the dark bags under our eyes wont help us in...
    Mar 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. ICU Preceptorship, hopefully resulting in a job
    I work in an ICU as a CNA and am in my last semester of nursing school. What impresses the people that I work with is students that are not afraid to get involved and are assertive. We have some...
    Mar 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Nursing Students: What do you think of your instructors?
    The worst instructor I ever had was unprepared and taught directly from the book. I went to her to review a test and she looked at me and said I don't write the questions I get them from a test bank...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Who were you in high school
    I was a big partier and friends with everyone. I was always in trouble for skipping school or talking back to teachers. I wanted to drop out but had an amazing guidance counselor who talked me out of...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Scared 100%!!
    I was petrified of microbiology and it ended up being one of my favorite classes. Med surg can be a hard class for some people there is some memorization involved and a lot of nursing process...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Nurses: How Do You Feel About Your Patients Being Nurses?
    I find that I'm the opposite of the women you described if anything I'm too nice. I usually do not tell people that I am in the healthcare profession because I do not want to be like those women you...
    Dec 28, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  11. Article critique help!!!!!!!!!!!
    Does your school give you a username and password for ebsco? I have found many nursing journals on there that have been helpful to use for my papers. Make sure you follow your teachers rubric to a...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Statistics???
    I am not good at math I had to hire a tutor for my college algebra class and I dreaded taking statistics. I ended up taking it online because it was the only thing that I could do with my work...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Family's responsiblity of taking care of older parents?
    Thank you so much for posting this I took care of my father and three months after he passed my mom did and I took care of her too. It was so draining in ways I cant explain that you summed up well...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Wet Hair Don't Care?
    I have the same problem. I usually shower the night before a clinical and put my hair in a bun to sleep with so it doesn't get too unruly. In the morning my hair is still a little damp but I put a...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Smoking and the Nursing Student
    I have been an on and off again smoker for ten years. Unfortunately with nursing school I picked the habit back up again and don't see myself quitting anytime soon. It's very hard to go through...
    Aug 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Late for exam
    My school has the same policy. I took care of a sick family member who was dying the day I had 3 tests. I'll never forget emailing my instructors from my phone at 4 am explaining why I would not be...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Work schedule while in nursing school.
    I work three 12 hour shifts a week while going to nursing school full time. I usually work overnights I think it helps that I work three days a week verses four or five. My employer allows us to do...
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. African American male here. I have some questions for my fellow nurses
    1.) My biggest obstacle didn't have to do with nursing school but my personal life. I took care of my dad while he was on hospice, worked full time, and was a full time student. 2.) I would have...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. How did you get your hospital job???
    Keep at it! I applied to the hospital I currently work at 6 times before I got a phone call back. One of my friends in HR says she get's 300 CNA/PCT applicants a month so sometimes it's just timing....
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: Patient Care Technician / Assistants
  20. Im here to complain. you can too:)
    I dont like how unorganized my school is. The instructors are organized but our administrative office constantly loses thing's and isn't helpful. I dont like how my new director has an open door...
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. A Few of my Favorite Things about Nursing School
    I'm burnt out with school right now and feel like I chose the wrong school. What I like about nursing school is getting the syllabus at the beginning of every semester and thinking there's no way I'm...
    Apr 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Who is responsible to check the emergency cart?
    I work in an ICU as a CNA and we are responsible for checking the carts. Pharmacy handles the medications and the charge nurse on second shift checks the defibrillator. We have to check the cart once...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. Failing Med-Surg!! What Should I do?
    I'm in the same boat. Passing is an 80 and I have a 79. I have one test left and then the final. I dont have any advice other than make sure you meet with your teacher and go over your past tests....
    Mar 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. A quiz to help you choose your nursing specialty...
    1.) Neuro surgery 2.) pediatric surgery 3.) vascular surgery 4.) ICU 5.) Emergency medicine Very interesting for me I've always thought I would like a specialty didn't think it would be OR...
    Feb 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. stressing- how do you pay for nursing school
    This happened to me when I applied last year. I was so upset I had been clearing myself independent since I was 18 on my taxes and support myself Luckily I am now 24 and will be applying this time...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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