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  1. Resources for current students to begin studying
    NCSBN Learning Extension offers lots of free resources. It posts a question (from the review course) every week on its website. Every other week there's a podcast for the question of the week,...
    Jan 7
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  2. BSN Only?  Give me a break!!
    You can't be a speech pathologist without a Master's degree (soon to be PhD) and entry to practice for physical therapy is a PhD... the list goes on. At the very least, entry to practice for RNs...
    Oct 8, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  3. 80% BSN staffing by 2020
    BSN in 10 legislation was re-introduced this year in New York (A03013/S00628). New Jersey is also working on legislation.
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Can you get into Nursing School with an "Expunged" criminal record in California?
    You might want to review the information available online for the California Board of Registered Nursing - Enforcement Program and then contact the BRN about your particular situation. The BRN has...
    Sep 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  5. Back in the day......
    Back in the day, I worked pm shift on a surgical unit. It was all primary care - all RNs. When patients were discharged, we cleaned the metal bedpans before returning to central processing. At the...
    Jun 26, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. Can a nurse refuse to participate in a code?
    Are you sure you can refuse to administer blood? I would recommend reading your nurse practice act. (The state nurse practice act supercedes any facility policy).
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What Experience is More Valuable? CNA, EMT or EKG Tech
    I'm a little biased (I taught nurse aide training for many years), but I think becoming a CNA would be best. As a CNA, you will learn how to perform basic nursing tasks and, hopefully, get over...
    May 22, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  8. NCSBN online course FRUSTRATING
    Help is only a phone call away... here's the telephone number to talk to someone in customer service: (312) 525-3749
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  9. Everyone wants to be a nurse...
    I was a nurse educator in a community college setting. We were inundated with people who were out of work and must have just woken up one morning and thought "I want to be a nurse" without even...
    Aug 22, '12
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  10. NSCBN: Social Media Guidelines for Nurses
    There's an interesting look at the flip side of social media in a blog on The blog entry asks if it's okay for patients to take pictures or videotape nurses on the job and post...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  11. Australian nurses taking NCLEX exam
    I would recommend reviewing the antiplatelet drugs.
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Australian nurses taking NCLEX exam
    I agree that an online review course would be really helpful. Also, keep in mind that NCLEX tests for entry-level knowledge. When answering NCLEX-style questions, you can't think like an...
    Apr 4, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  13. Ncsbn nclex-rn online review
    Have you read the information that other students have posted on the Learning Extension website? And you can also ask the instructor questions.
    Feb 1, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  14. So I might not get to start nursing school afterall...
    Does the school have a daycare program? Can you post something on a school bulletin board (e-bulletin) about needing someone to watch the kids? Once you start classes, you might be able to trade...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. CNA financial assistance in Wisconsin?
    Not many people are aware of this, but it's federal law that a LTC facility must pay for tuition, books & fees, fee for the certification exam... I think it's up to each organization to determine how...
    Sep 15, '11
    Forum: Wisconsin Nursing
  16. Textbook nursing vs. real world nursing.
    When you are in school and in a lab setting, you learn how to do things the "right way", according to established standards and protocols. You are also taught to think critically, which should help...
    Aug 25, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Can student administer medication without RN supervision?
    I've read some of the other posts and agree that you should check your state's Nurse Practice Act. I would bet that there is some language in there about the ability of someone to practice nursing,...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Is it possible to study too much for NCLEX?
    does anyone really believe that more always equals better? for some things, this adage certainly applies, but only to a point. exercise is good, but too much or too often can lead to injury. we need...
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  19. Learning How to Not Be a Nurse
    I had a recent experience with my 88 year old mother with advanced dementia, who had been placed in a nursing home because my dad could no longer care for her. I was visiting her (I live out of...
    Mar 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. A seriously great tip for managing test-taking anxiety
    Probably everyone will agree that anxiety is one of the crazy things that can mess with you physically and emotionally. So many students tell me that they are often paralyzed by test-taking anxiety,...
    Feb 15, '11
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Where Do You Study???
    The dorms on our campus have study carrels and no one ever uses them (except during finals) - perfect if you need quiet and no distractions.
    Feb 14, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Am I over-thinking, or are these just bad test questions?
    I forgot to mention that your instructor would not be very happy seeing test questions posted on the Web. I would guess that there is something in your nursing program's Student Handbook about not...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Am I over-thinking, or are these just bad test questions?
    The questions are reasonable and well-worded. It's great that your instructor is giving you NCLEX-style questions in a freshman class - you will thank her/him when you are taking NCLEX! Success on...
    Dec 8, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Does it bother you when someone wants to be a nurse just for the money?
    Reminds me of an old article I always had my students read: "Too Post to Wash." :nurse:
    Nov 3, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. LPN students have to give bed baths to classmates?!
    you can watch a video, talk about it, demonstrate on a manikin, but there is nothing closer to the real thing than bathing another person. i was a cna instructor for 15 years and there was always a...
    Oct 13, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student

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