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  1. Nursing Student Exams...help!
    At the beginning of the semester and up until this past week, I've been doing the same. I know we are all not the same. However, I learned my problem was studying too much and overthinking the whole...
    Nov 14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. brief head to toe assessment
    I start from the top and work my way down (trust me, as time goes on you'll get better). I would always forget this or that, but now as I do them all the time it becomes easier. I inspect everything!...
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  3. Help with taking NCLEX style questions
    Thank you both for your responses! I have one NCLEX book, it's Pearsons. Do you all have any particular one that you guys really like?
    Oct 12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Help with taking NCLEX style questions
    Hi everyone, Does anyone have any tips on taking nclex style test questions? I find myself able to get the answers down to two options. However, i'm picking the "distractor" question each time....
    Oct 11
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  5. Passed 1st semester of nursing school :)
    I'll be starting my second semester in the fall and I, too will be taking med-surg along with peds/OB. Good luck! :-) One semester down!
    May 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. CNA I and CNA II pay difference?
    $800 that's crazy! Your employer should pay for that. I'd try challenging it, especially if you practice as a CNA now and know how to do skills.
    May 10
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  7. Pharmacology to flashcards?
    http://allnurses.com/nursing-student-assistance/pharmacology-flashcards-595483.html This link will be a big help! Start by learning the classes of drugs and the basic side effects (you can't go...
    May 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. How many of us are happy we're done with this semester?
    I just finished today (1st semester of 4). Although it went fast, I'm so glad it's over. I was going to do classes towards BSN, but I need a break! Good luck to you! :)
    May 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. CNA I and CNA II pay difference?
    Well, I guess any pay increase is good. But, you were talking about taking a course? I didn't have to take a course. She gave us maybe 3 sheets of pages of skills we were to get checked off on. Like,...
    May 8
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  10. What topics do you struggle the most with as students?
    I've only taken Pharmacology and Fundamentals/Foundations and I second mks2012-fluids and electrolytes were hard! It's interesting, but hard.
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. Dropping classes
    Like the above poster said, it depends on your program. I know in my area, it looks bad on your transcript. Of course, a student that has good grades and no withdrawals,etc. looks great. However, if...
    May 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. where is it more difficult to work in; skilled nursing or hospital?
    I love the hospital compared to skilled nursing. My personal experience: there is better teamwork at a hospital, I have fewer patients, and get to learn new things all the time (which is great since...
    May 7
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  13. CNA I and CNA II pay difference?
    I went from a CNA I to a CNA II (the highest I can get) and I only got maybe a 60 cent increase. However, we do get yearly raises as long as you arrive on time, don't call out much, etc.
    May 7
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  14. Med Surg ATI
    I have no suggestions, but to go through the book and do the online questions. I'm taking Pharmacology and Fundamentals. I can't believe it's worth 60% of your grade. Thank goodness ours were only...
    May 7
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Talk down to no one...please!
    Well said. This is why I am glad I became a CNA first. I've had so many nurses more than willing to help me with CNA tasks…I've also had some nurses who wouldn't dare help and if the patient wanted...
    Jan 23
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  16. YOU need to know what accreditation really means!
    I also do/did not understand the importance of this. However, can someone please help clarify. My school (ADN) is ACEN accredited, but provisionally approved by my state's board of nursing being that...
    Jan 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Are nursing homes the only option?
    I started off at a LTC facility for one year. A job then came open at my local hospital and I have now been working there for a year. LTC isn't your only option. You have doctor's office(although...
    Jan 1
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  18. To CNA or not to CNA? I have a question ... !
    If it is going to be too much of a struggle, I would stay with the current job. Because, nursing school and working is probably going to be hard enough and to add the stress of being able to pay...
    Dec 10, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. What Are Your Thoughts On This? Guards Sleeping.
    Yeah, and if I didn't care like jadelpn said if this was say a murder because, usually we do not find out why they are there. If he has say, life in prison what is stopping him from taking control...
    Dec 9, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  20. What Are Your Thoughts On This? Guards Sleeping.
    Yeah, we don't know either (and I like it that away). However, he came from a place that houses only sex offenders.
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  21. What Are Your Thoughts On This? Guards Sleeping.
    When I sat the accucheck box down it made a loud noise and woke both of them up. However, usually we leave the doors closed for privacy, but I left the door open. When I walked by a few minutes...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  22. Answer Your Phones! Love, Tele.
    On our unit any employee that goes into a patients room can call a code. Our facility actually encourages, that if we even THINK a patient is about to code, to go ahead and call one just in case....
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. What Are Your Thoughts On This? Guards Sleeping.
    It wasn't necessary, however I believe he didn't think it was a big of a deal as us (the nurse and myself). And, technically we are not allowed to have cell phones on us when on the floor so, I...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. retaking blood sugars
    This is interesting because, my facility only takes bloodsugars at 7am, 11am, 4p, and 8p. They don't check any bloodsugars at night. However, during the day if it is below 70 we will give juice, and...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  25. What Are Your Thoughts On This? Guards Sleeping.
    I work on a medial-surgical/telemetry floor as a CNA. Friday, I went in to get an inmates blood sugar around 4:30. The guards had just got there at 3, I think. Well, when I walked in one was laid...
    Dec 8, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations


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