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  1. I have forgotten a lot of the material covered in pre-requesites (Anatomy & Phy). Help
    It's completely normal to forget some things you learned, but forgetting things such as # of lung lobes and function of epiglottis is pretty scary because they are so basic and uncomplicated. Like...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Pre-Nursing vs. Nursing?
    It depends on how many credits you'll take and what kind of student you are. If you've done well with the 5 classes you just finished, I think you'll manage. I didn't find my first semester of...
    Dec 31, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. How can I stand out at clinicals?
    All great tips. Personally, my recommendation is that if you really love that unit, try to get a job there after the clinical rotation as an aide. Don't be afraid to say, "I really enjoy my...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. ABSN Worth the Debt?
    Skay- This is definitely a very tough decision! I would be going crazy too. At the end of the day, if you cannot relocated after the ADN and you really want to start out in hospitals, or just want...
    Dec 29, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. What kind of watch?
    I bought a $10 casio watch with second hand from amazon. I never wear anything bulky or expensive at work or clinical.
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Nursing App Boosters??
    Agree with dorkypanda. Your focus should be on your grades and any standardized tests; make sure you're getting A's in all. Also, if you ever have to explain your poor performance in the first year,...
    Dec 28, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Anatomy and Physiology
    You need to call your school about that. Some schools will average, some schools will take the highest grade. Before you retake it again, make sure you spend a lot of time evaluating what went wrong....
    Dec 22, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. What does it take to get into nursing school (BSN)
    Many people do get into BSN programs without a 4.0, but it's best to maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA. I think if you're willing to relocate for school, you should be able to find something that works...
    Dec 17, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Nursing school is not a back up plan!
    I think it's okay to have a back up plan. Being a "back up" plan doesn't mean one doesn't like that plan. If you think of it the other way around and she says, "OT/PT/RT is my back up plan if I don't...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Anyone else feel this way?
    It's not about men being more special, but creating a more diverse workforce for a diverse population. Science and business schools & companies have been actively attracting women for years now, if...
    Dec 8, '14
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  11. How important is regional accreditation?
    I agree with meanmaryjean 100%. CCNE is very nursing specific. Jobs that require an accredited nursing program will require a program accredited by CCNE. However, if you want to gain admission to...
    Dec 6, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  12. Nurse Thinking About Management Consulting
    Jenjen, If you're in your 20's and want to go into consulting, don't bother with any more nursing degrees or PhD and go straight for an MBA. You don't need industry-specific experience to go into...
    Dec 1, '14
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. U Mass Boston Clinical Sites
    Traditional students go to places like cambridge, spaulding, VA, kindred etc. for the first semester. 2nd semester we'll be going to MGH, Brigham & Women's, Beth Israel, Good Samaritan, BMC, and...
    Nov 20, '14
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  14. Recent changes to allnurses
    There used to be a heart-shaped button right under my avatar that would bring me to my subscriptions (or favorites). Now I have to go to my account, and then favorites. I know it sounds lazy but I'd...
    Nov 4, '14
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  15. Jobs for nursing students interested in psych nursing
    Try putting in "psych tech" "Mental health tech" "Mental health worker" into a job search site. Most of those jobs only need a high school diploma and/or CNA and are good jobs to test the water.
    Aug 11, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Realistic career change?
    @OP You can PM me if you can. I was in a similar boat a few years ago, but I let that idea sit for quite a few years and explored other options before I made the change. I think your plan is...
    Jul 14, '14
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  17. Would an online A&P course affect admission?
    Online lab is usually not acceptable and few credible colleges would offer online lab anyway. Lecture online is fine I think, but some schools will not allow any science courses online, period. It's...
    Jun 21, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Male nursing dress code?
    I doubt that it would be a problem. I've seen male nurses and students with piercings and longer hair, or long full beards. But yes, you have to make it look nice, clean and neat so it doesn't turn...
    Jun 21, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Good Planner
    I think a calendar is a must. I use Google Calendar for major due dates (exams, paper, work/clinical schedule etc.) and Google Task for day-to-day stuff I want to get done (e.g. reading certain...
    Jun 13, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. federal loans 2nd bachelor's
    Contact your financial services department right away and file FASFA. I'm a 2nd degree student with a bs and ms in another field...somehow I always get loans to cover my tuition and most of it is...
    May 29, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    Maybe your program is very hard. But most programs are hard to fail. That's pretty common knowledge among those in the business field.
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  22. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    1) Most business courses (especially core courses) simply aren't challenging enough to a point where people would fail. Obviously, if you don't submit ANY assignment, you'll fail. 2) Most MBA...
    May 27, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  23. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    MBA grads don't need to pass any board's also close to impossible to fail out of any mba programs.
    May 27, '14
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  24. What inspired you to be a nurse?
    Nursing was never on my radar when I was younger. The way I was brought up, guys become engineers, computer programmers, accountant, doctors, and lawyers. So I ended up in finance. I was never an...
    May 26, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. 2nd Degree BSN / career changer
    hi OP- Take your time thinking and researching about nursing before you make a move. It sounds like you still enjoy teaching, but the environment is horrible; in that case, changing your...
    May 24, '14
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student

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