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  1. Should nurses perform outside scope of practice during emergency situations?
    I might approach your paper from a different angle, and a little lesser degree of severity. I'm thinking about hospitalist physicians that trust the nursing staff enough to issue very lenient...
    Jan 31, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  2. Much needed advice please:)
    Never heard of. We were told to start looking for a part time/PRN job at a hospital (doing PCT or similar) about halfway through nursing school. Just to get a foot in the door for an RN job after...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Med Surg Fluid and Electrolytes help!
    What type of learner are you? I ask because I am highly kinetic and visual (on the VARK test) and the last thing I am is read/write. I can't look at black letters on a white paper and absorb it. ...
    Dec 24, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  4. Need advice, just failed first semester of nursing school
    Did you just fail a couple classes? Can you retake those classes? If you've failed more than your allotted number of fails, our school will dismiss you. I can understand their reasoning. If you...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Advice for stethoscopes...
    I am hearing impaired and I have the Littmann 3100. Without my hearing aids, I can barely make out heart sounds on any regular stethoscope (classic, lightweight, cardio, master, you name it), let...
    Dec 16, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  6. What classes are you taking in spring
    Semester 2/4: Adult I Med-Surg + clinical - 5 hours Women's health (OB) + clinical - 5 hours Aging - 2 hrs (online) Research - 2 hrs (online) Groups - 2 hrs (online)
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. About the HESI
    our end of semester HESI wasn't as bad as I anticipated. 1064 - 96.3% I'll take it!
    Dec 4, '12
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  8. Foley catheter
    And (aside from the ever present UTI fear with foleys) the biggest concern is clotting and foley tube blocking.
    Nov 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Question about Bedside Manner
    I was dead nervous about having to talk to patients during my first clinicals. The best advice I was given my first semester was to just be yourself. Do what is comfortable for you, but every day...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Losing weight while in school
    I gained weight through my pre-nursing school semesters. This is my first semester in nursing school and I've lost 15 so far. It's from being too poor to eat at the cafeteria, vending machines,...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Refusing to dissect in A&P or Microbiology?
    I see that as a tough situation. I love critters as well, but I didn't have a problem dissecting pigs. We used 1 pig per table (4 students) and used the same pig through the whole 4 week summer...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. A very positive clinical experience
    I love happy stories like these! Great idea to start a positive thread!
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Not willing to do the dirty work?
    I agree with and respect everything that has been said, but I would like to add two things that I have had to think about lately. 1. Especially first semester nursing students on their first...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Are clinicals flexible?
    I would say that it depends on what city you live in. I'm in Dallas at TWU and we have many locations for clinicals. Most of the hospitals in Dallas have bus/train stops pretty close, and ours run...
    Nov 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Will med error keep me from NT position?
    Thanks for bringing this topic up. It is something that I wouldn't have thought of and I'm glad I am since I'll be interviewing this spring. I agree with everyone else about the situation and...
    Nov 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. TWU Spring 2013 Applicants!
    Form: http://www.twu.edu/images/student-health-services/Demographic_Nursing_Dallas_04-15-2011.pdf Info: http://www.twu.edu/downloads/student-health-services/immunization-overview_09-12-12.pdf ...
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. How do I avoid the drama and cliques?
    You learn to stand on your own two feet. Be confident in who you are. Don't rely on holding someone else's hand.
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. What am I doing wrong (heparin SQ)
    I agree with the above and sum up: SubQ is pinch an inch 45, pinch 2 inches 90 - is the general rule of thumb. Heparin/Lovenox is ALWAYS 90 degrees. And for cryin out loud, rubbing the injection...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Hospital Loan Repayment Program
    Check out HRSA, same idea, but through the government (h&hs) rather than through a hospital. Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. PREGNANT while in nursing school??
    Everyone in my group that has gotten pregnant has deferred their acceptance, dropped out, been forced to hold back a semester, or had to "pick a different route". Main reason was absences, we are...
    Oct 13, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. TWU Spring 2013 Applicants!
    Wow. Consider that this is not the nursing advisors' first rodeo. They've done this every semester for quite a while. And, yes, it's a generic answer because a) they don't know an exact date and...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. TWU Spring 2013 Applicants!
    Hi. I normally just stalk and check in on you guys, but I have to put in my 2 cents here to save you guys some sanity. I'm a J1 now at Dallas. I love it and I know you will too. Sorry to tell...
    Sep 21, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  23. TWU Spring 2013 Applicants!
    I just finished Patho. It's hard. The book is 1800 pages and I have 120 typed pages of notes. Different teachers teach differently, so I can't give specific advice. Take it before you start...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. TWU Spring 2013 Applicants!
    I didn't say anything about a bump for 1st attempt A. See, I believe the water-cooler misinformation talk leads to more confusion and more paranoia, which is no bueno. I firmly believe in the...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. TWU Spring 2013 Applicants!
    Remember passing (to TWU) is considered a 64. And remember that you can only take the TEAS once per application cycle. Go read my other post earlier in this thread about the TEAS test help. ...
    May 20, '12
    Forum: Texas Nursing


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