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  1. CCRN online schools
    Everyone I know who has already take the exam (and passed) did the Laura Gasparis DVDs and some kind of prep book with practice exams. Some used Pass CCRN! and some used Kaplan. I take the exam...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  2. CCRN CRAM :/
    I'm taking it tomorrow, and just stopped by here to give my brain a break. I used the Gasparis DVDs, Cammy Fancher's podcasts, Kaplan, and a little Pass CCRN. If the practice tests are an accurate...
    Mar 24, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  3. Day of Codes
    Sounds like you have a great team there! Makes me miss my old ER crew. The one LPN we had in our ER helped raise me from a baby nurse, and though I'm the one that everyone comes to when they can't...
    Jul 18, '12
    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  4. Throwing veggies
    At times like this, I really wish I were a better artist. This gave me the mental image of an angry heart hurling broccoli at other organs:lol2:
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. What motivates you to go to work every day?
    because: no matter how crazy it makes me, i can't think of another job i'd want to do right now. i really do enjoy helping people to heal and learn about their health. sometimes, people...
    Feb 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Department of Corrections Nurse
    I have to agree completely with Esme12. One of our ER docs also works as a correctional facility doc, and he says it is crucial to be able to keep your cool and weed out the BS. You are "it" as far...
    Oct 11, '11
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  7. Funny things lay-people say...
    Gems from ER triage: "She won't eat anything, and she's been runnin' off for two days." (I had a bit of a time figuring out just where this bed-ridden granny could be running off to...) "Naw,...
    Jun 29, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Now, if ALL places were run like this...tell me what you think!
    I fervently wish this would work in the ER. Unfortunately, when a pt checks in for a "legitimate, potentially life-threatening" complaint, we have to bend over and take for fear of legal...
    Jun 22, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Just Another Manic Monday
    "...I wanted to wrap my face around the biggest, gooeyest doughnut I could find, then crawl into my La-Z-Boy and take a nice long nap with my dog." Exactly how I felt this morning after two of...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. TEAS and Critical thinking test
    here ya go: Let me google that for you
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  11. What does your username mean?
    Let's see... The author of my med-surg nursing book was named Ignativicus (sp?), and, for obvious reasons, our professor would always say to open to page 'x' in 'Iggy'. Now I'm an RN in the ED....
    Dec 22, '10
    Forum: Nursing Humor / Share Jokes
  12. Is 50+ pages of reading a week "normal?"
    As others have said, this is certainly not an abnormal amount of reading and may even be considered a light load for some courses. I would, however, like to add that it is definitely doable, even...
    Sep 23, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Accelerated BSN student-completely stressed!
    Nursing school can be very stressful and sometimes even overwhelming. It helps to remember why you chose this path in the first place. If you feel like your heart is not in it, then maybe this is not...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. The Patient I Failed
    I just have to echo that this was a beautifully written piece. As others have said, you are not the one who failed her. I went through a similar situation this past semester, only it was the wife...
    Sep 2, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  15. I'm giving up beer and wine for a year or maybe forever
    Kudos to you! :yeah: I hope you are able to stick with it.
    Mar 19, '08
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. Help On Exist Exam & Nclex
    I'm a BSN student, and I feel your test anxiety pain:cry: In addition to the above advice: First, read the questions thoroughly. Many times you can narrow down the answers by making sure you are...
    Mar 19, '08
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  17. Going into Peds and OB
    Thanks! I think I am going to grab an NCLEX review book at the very least. I am still waiting for the new OB books to come in. They just changed them for the summer term.
    May 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Going into Peds and OB
    I am starting my Peds and OB rotation in the fall, and I was wondering if anyone has any advice or maybe even references that I could use to get a jump on studying. The peds course at my school has a...
    May 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. big bad nursing myths busted
    Ancillary staff doesn't really know anything about what is going on with the patient. yeah, right... as a student and an intern at the hospital, I have learned SO MUCH from everyone on the staff,...
    May 9, '07
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Introductions and all that
    hello, i just joined the forum today. i am a second semester nursing student (adult health, psych, all that fun stuff) going for my bsn. this forum pops up quite often when i search for information...
    Feb 3, '07
    Forum: Introductions / Greetings


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