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  1. Who were you in high school
    I was popular but not bc I was part of the "popular" crowd. I was friends with them all but I had my own "middle class click". I have a twin sister so I think that made me well known. Everyone knew...
    Dec 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Transfer issues with LVN to RN?
    Your LVN license will transfer to any nursing program. I went to a private school for my LVN six yrs ago. When I got ready to do my transition, I had to take pre reqs first. once I had those I had no...
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  3. Medical dosage calculations
    The book "Dimensional Analysis for meds" came with a CD tutorial that taught me how to do dimensional analysis for all med problems. It was a true life saver!
    Dec 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Best and Worst places for LPN opportunities
    I'm an LVN in Texas going on 6 yrs. I am currently in an LVN to RN transition program but I've never had a problem getting a job in Texas as an LVN. The pay is decent too.
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. What are ''significant normals'' for lab values r/t my Care Plan?
    Im just a student myself but perhaps i can try and help. I would think a CBC would be significant. You'd monitor the WBC (which you already have) and probably RBC, Hgb, Hct, and Plt count to monitor...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  6. Nursing Presentation
    What about community follow up clinics for the non insured or under insured. Those patients admitted to the hospital that are uninsured have a strong likely hood of being re admitted within 30 days...
    Nov 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  7. Should I take a semester off and do an externship?
    Yes, this is a hospital :-) I feel very blessed! They only took 5 of us this year.
    Nov 9, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Should I take a semester off and do an externship?
    I'm in an externship and it requires you being in your last year of RN school with a contract to work for them for 1 yr past graduation. They also pay for my school, pay while I work, pay for my...
    Nov 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. I have an Ulcerative Colitis patient to care for tomorrow. Questions about diet?
    Just to name a few: Following the appropriate diet, reducing stress, following prescribed medication regimens, keeping scheduled follow up appts with PCP,etc ....are ways to decrease the risks of...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  10. IV Flushing & clots
    Maybe u should try removing some of the fluid in your flush initially (before you use it), like 1/2 a ml or so. The reason I say that is bc at our facility I've noticed that the flushes are hard to...
    Oct 12, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  11. HELP! How to write a nursing note on a lesion
    Well I'm no nurses note expert but I'd just say: pt has a flat brown symmetrical patch/lesion to R antebrachial area, 3 cms in length with discrete distribution and no exudate. Hope that helps!...
    Sep 27, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  12. Lpns in the er
    I've worked in the ER, took my own patients, pushed my own IV meds etc....full patient care under my scope as an LVN, which is pretty broad in Texas, in my opinion.
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. Psychology+ Nursing...Medical School, Im stuck. HELP
    Go to a 4 year university and work on a bachelors degree rather than another associates. I believe Financial aid picks up and pays additional money for bachelors degrees, just not for a double...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. LVN to RN...finally.
    My program is a transition program and every student in the program (there are 50 of us) are licensed LVNs. Some of us are considered "community LVNs" bc we have experience and the others, which came...
    Sep 6, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  15. Can you guys give me an example of a day in the life of a nursing student?
    We have clinicals from 0630 to 1500 on Monday and Tuesday Off on Wednesday for "study" we have lecture from 0830 to 1600 on Thursdays Off on fri/sat Sunday's we go to our clinical site and...
    Aug 14, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Paranoia or Valid Concern, I Don't Know...
    My kids aren't in daycare at all since my husband stays home, but, I find it very do-able to do homework with three kids around all the time. You adjust, and u just do what you gotta do. It's hard...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Paranoia or Valid Concern, I Don't Know...
    I can totally relate to this! My daughter has an immune system disfunction and has suffered life threatening pneumonia repeatedly as well as MANY other conditions and complications. Daycare is just...
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. How often are clinicals?
    We attend clinicals on Monday and Tuesday and have lecture on Thursday.
    Aug 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. performance anxiety
    Your confidence will build with time and success. I promise! Don't be so hard on yourself. Take some deep breaths before you go in and tell yourself "I can do this". If it helps any at all, try to...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  20. performance anxiety
    I always pray first! I've never stuck someone without saying "Lord, please guide my needle". I feel like it really helps me calm down and know that Gods in control and with Him, I can be a vessel for...
    Aug 4, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  21. How long is your commute to nursing school?
    I'm drive an hour and 15 mins away. That's for class and clinical.
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Students- would having a 'big brother/ sister' be of any use to you?
    In our program we are each assigned a mentor. The mentor is actually one of the instructors in our program. We have 6 instructors so they all take a group of us and if we have questions and such...
    Aug 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. How are your grades posted?
    Our program doesn't round up or down. Your points are as is. We have to have 70% to pass. However, if your test grade is below 75%, you are required to attend tutoring. We also have a medication math...
    Aug 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. IS IT ME............?
    I can see the pressure to obtain your BSN. In my area, almost all hospitals are transitioning that way, in order to obtain the highest rating status in patient care. However, I don't see the pressure...
    Jul 29, '12
    Forum: LPN to RN Nursing Student
  25. What is the average of a nursing student?
    We have a very non traditional class. There are 65 of us and all but maybe 15 are over 25. I'm 28 myself. Our youngest is 22 I believe.
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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