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  1. What to do while I wait
    Hey all! I'm a new grad, just took NCLEX yesterday, and I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I've made the decision to spend the summer with my kids, take a few health coaching clients, work on my small...
    Jun 12
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  2. Pregnant in Nursing MSN - is it possible?
    Is it your first? I would wait. If it is, you are most likely going to want to navigate all those "firsts" in as stress-free a lifestyle as possible. I'm graduating my ASN in May and am due in...
    Feb 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. “Have you seen the patient in 222 today? I have never seen her smile!”
    I try to regard every care as an opportunity to heal. It's not the medications, the interventions that make people better. It's how they are treated and the caring attention they receive. It's...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Student Nursing Job
    I just tried getting a hold of the DON of the facility I'm working with and it took me TWO WEEKS. Be patient. Imagine their jobs- they are SWAMPED (and hardly ever in their offices). Be consistent, I...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. I received this email from a professor. I was a little shocked. Opinon?
    If you found this unprofessional, the professional thing for YOU to do is to address your instructor. If you don't feel comfortable doing that over this issue, then it's probably not as big of a deal...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. How do you avoid distractions while studying?
    I put on a timer. I go for 30 minutes, take a 5 minute stretch break, go for another 30, then take a 15 minute snack/Facebook break. I can do that for about 3 hours tops. But I get sooooooo much...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. How to handle/ clean infectious vomit
    It totally depends on what you mean by "infectious". Are they on contact precautions?? (MRSA, C. difficile) Is their infection airborne or droplet? You should already have your PPE on when you enter...
    Dec 30, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Need Advice on Clinical Instructor
    YEP, just going to go ahead and agree with everyone else. I had a clinical instructor who never EVER spent time with me except to pass meds, and later confided her frustration in having to spend...
    Sep 28, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Feeling like an idiot during sims lab... Normal?
    In my program, we're told all the time that simulation is where it's SAFE to make mistakes!! Don't internalize them too much. Who is a perfect nurse right out the gate?? You're learning! Be good...
    Jul 21, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Where do I go from here?
    What ADN-MSN bridge programs have you looked at?
    Jul 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Am I Being Bullied?
    My dear, as someone who actually *has* been bullied, it's really hard to read your post and take your use of the word seriously at all. With all due respect. This is a great opportunity to figure...
    Jul 19, '14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. NANDA diagnosis help please!!!
    Don't forget, it can apply to the whole patient's situation, not just the very specific problem at hand. So here's what comes to mind for me: Risk for infection Risk for injury Anxiety...
    Apr 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Nursing implications for nonoxynol-9??
    I can't come up with any!! Ugh. HALP!! :)
    Apr 6, '14
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Aspirin in the hospital
    I got it, now! Aspirin 81mg is being given to this pt as prophylaxis against platelet aggregation and Coumadin is being given because it works on the liver and Vitamin K synthesis to prevent blood...
    Nov 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. Aspirin in the hospital
    He had had a stroke! Now I am remembering parts of his chart that weren't priorities. Sheesh.
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  16. Aspirin in the hospital
    Thank you :) I've actually assessed this pt already- I'm just going over feedback of my paperwork. I noticed petechiae on scalp as well as bruising on both forearms (was unable to do a full...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Aspirin in the hospital
    Doing clinical prep on a pt with a hx of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, s/p right hip replacement. Pt is on Coumadin and also Aspirin. I am trying to figure out why a pt like this would be put on...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  18. Hyponatremia question.
    Also, what labs would you look for to diagnose hyponatremia if a pt is not exhibiting signs of hypervolemia but is exhibiting decreased LOC? Urine specific gravity? BUN?
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  19. Hyponatremia question.
    Is excess fluid volume always associated with hyponatremia? Or can one have low serium sodium with normal fluid volume, due to some other reason besides hypervolemia (such as renal failure/poor...
    Sep 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  20. I failed my Blood pressure assessment
    Make sure the bell of your stethoscope is turned the right way on the tubing!
    Sep 22, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  21. Books on Natural Childbirth
    Sheila Kitzinger's "Complete Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth". Anything Penny Simkin. Anything Ina May Gaskin, especially her "Guide to Childbirth". I tell my doula and CBE clients that...
    May 26, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  22. Am I alone Natropathic beleifs...
    You bet. That's one of the biggest reasons I want to go into education and prevention. I think there are a lot of opportunities in complementary and alternative medicine for nurses- you just have...
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Best way to study in the car
    I should add that I will have a new baby at home so time management/studying at every opportunity is CRUCIAL.
    Apr 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. My family thinks that I am playing it too safe.
    Uh, YEA, you're playing it safe- why is that a bad thing?? I wish I was as smart and focused as you at 20. I'm going into my ADN this fall and I'm 25 with my second baby on the way. Let me tell...
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. 2013-2014 HRSA Nursing Scholarship Program
    Does anybody know of anyone that's received the scholarship for a PT program? I'm worried that since my school's ADN is only 9 credit hours, I'll get less priority than FT students.
    Apr 16, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student


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