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  1. Should I be a nurse?
    Welcome to allnurses. I see this is your first post. For several years, we've frequently gotten questions like this from new nurses or those questioning a career in nursing (or even - unfortunately -...
    Aug 28
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. You know you're a CNA when...
    Oh my God, I actually did this on the door of my locker one morning after my shift. I just said to myself, "Wow...it really *has* been a long night..."
    Aug 27
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  3. Easy/Difficult NP jobs
    I was actually in a very similar position recently, but it had to do with applying to 2 jobs. Eventually I chose not to apply to the "easy" 3 hour commute job even though I had loved doing clinical...
    Aug 22
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  4. I handled this poorly.  What would you do?
    I had something similar happen to me once. I think I was working charge that night (either that or the charge nurse was otherwise occupied for most of the night), because several female nurses and...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  5. The Last Entry
    Stories, and experiences, like these are the reason I chose, continued with, and will stay in this profession.
    Aug 19
    Forum: Hospice Nursing
  6. 9 Tips For Surviving Nurse Practioner School
    I have both Leik's FNP review book as well as Fitzgerald's FNP books both 3rd and 4th edition. I used Fitzgerald's 3rd edition book when I was in school (right before her 4th came out) to help me...
    Aug 19
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  7. College advice for a future NP?
    If you are absolutely completely 100% sure that you want to be a Nurse Practitioner then I would say that it wouldn't make much sense for you to accrue a ton of debt going to a school for a...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  8. 9 Tips For Surviving Nurse Practioner School
    I have medscape too. I didn't know about GoodRx though. Sounds great! I will check it out. :) Here are my favorite apps that got the most mileage when I was in my program: 1. Epocrates - A...
    Aug 18
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  9. ixchel's 8/15 This Week I Have Learned...
    From Codina Leik's "Family Nurse Practitioner Certification and Intensive Review" "Thallensemia Minor or Trait: A genetic disorder in which the bone marrow produces abnormal hemoglobin (defective...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Ebola Update: Highly Effective Ebola Vaccine Developed
    Wonderful! I'm so happy to read this. Thank you for passing it along.
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing News
  11. Anyone who says she doesn't is lying
    I can very much appreciate this post, OP. My clinical experience was similar to that too. The instructor kinda floated around and went from student to student, while we were paired with other nurses....
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing and Patient Medications
  12. Is anybody out there doing assessments?
    I'll be honest...I literally felt sick to my stomach reading this comment. Both of my parents have been hospitalized in cardiothoracic ICU's and a good friend's Dad died while hospitalized in a...
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Is anybody out there doing assessments?
    My actual post follows this. I accidentally posted before it was finished.
    Aug 14
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Important! Need answers
    I don't know if the question's focus is so much geared toward "know when you, as a monitor tech, should be prepared to shock" so much as it's offering a worst-case-scenario-option (illustrating when...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  15. Important! Need answers
    My advice for preparing for this kind of question would be be to study the different arrhythmias and find out what they mean exactly as far as patient outcome is concerned. The rhythms that are...
    Aug 12
    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  16. Auditory learner - how to study for subjects like Pharmacology?
    I think I've used all of the above. :) I recorded my lectures during the lectures themselves, went through my notes and recorded my reading my notes out-loud to myself, used pneumonics and...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  17. Gay student attending Christian Nursing school?
    I think it's mostly important that you see what the school's policy is. My MSN program was at a private Catholic College and while I didn't feel 100% completely comfortable all the time, they had a...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Help!
    Hi OP. I wrote a great, long response, and then my ipad proceeded to eat it. Anyway. My favorite professor from my MSN program has both a PhD in Psychology and is a PMHNP. And, if you think you...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  19. Talk to me FNP students!!!
    My 4 favorite clinical placements included an assisted living facility (I learned SO MUCH about geriatric medicine), a walk-in clinic at a large university (it was really more like an ER - we saw...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  20. What can I do to make my application more competitive?
    I guess it depends on how competitive your program is, but I have you agree that from what you've just written you look great on paper! Do you already have your ASN/ADN? I just ask since you mention...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  21. Can a Muslim wear a headscarf and long dress while working as a nurse?
    I just wanted to add that you may also want to make sure you have a change of clothes with you in case of a blood or other body fluid spill. There was a woman - another student - in one of my...
    Aug 2
    Forum: Nursing Advice Column
  22. What does a Kidney Infection feel like?
    The 3 main things I felt with my pyelo 7 years ago: 1. So cold 2. Painful 3. Scary
    Jul 7
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  23. PLEASE don't use photos as avatars!
    I love my avatar photo. But I guess I should probably change it soon to a newer backlit photo of me snowshoeing. This one is almost 12 years old now and I don't really look like that anymore. :)
    Jul 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. AANP practice tests
    I don't know if it will help, but when I took Margaret Fitzgerald's review course she said to aim for consistent 80's before taking the boards. So that's how I'm studying. I feel like it's better to...
    Jul 5
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. It was only 3 weeks
    I've been a nurse for several years and once I pass my NP certification exam in August will be more actively looking for a FNP job. Just trying to brush up the resume now and put out some feelers for...
    Jul 3
    Forum: Camp Nursing


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