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  1. BSN backfire at non-magnet hospitals, higher turnover (This is rich!)
    As a new BSN grad, one thing that I have witnessed as a student in hospitals from some ADN's is a negative attitude toward the BSN prepared nurses/students. I've had preceptors complain about my...
    Sep 23, '14
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  2. Hospitals not accepting entry level nurses, new grads. What to do?
    I live in Florida and just graduated in August with my BSN. Out of the 100+ students in my class, most have been hired at hospitals in the area. Even though there are nurse internship programs here,...
    Sep 11, '14
    Forum: Nevada Nursing
  3. Why are ppl taking Ethics?
    I earned my Gen Ed AA and was required to take Applied Ethics. My college offered Healthcare Applied Ethics and it was a wonderful course. We tackled subjects like physician assisted-suicide and...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Ohio University Online Nursing
  4. A&P II before A&P I ?
    My classes were progressive. So everything built the foundation for what was to come. There is no way that I would have been successful had I taken the courses out of sequence. And we did learn A&P...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Rapid response team nurses using I-stats
    There are also cases that are waterproof and really shock absorbent. My son uses them for his guitar pedals and they work great. An added bonus is that the foam is customizable so you can add areas...
    Oct 21, '13
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  6. Interesting or Different Anatomy:What have you encountered?
    My best friend's mother when I was a teenager went to the doctor with what she thought was a cold. The Dr. ordered x-rays to rule out pneumonia and she was swiftly admitted to the hospital when a...
    Oct 20, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. The sight of blood makes me pass out.
    I can handle the smells and look of about anything but the sound of someone retching to vomit makes me gag.
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Nurses Rock
  8. Nursing Documentation: Court says charting only abnormal findings unacceptable
    Being a student nurse maybe I just do not understand.... How do you know what is abnormal for a patient if there is no documentation about normal findings? I'm surprised that anyone would risk their...
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: Legal Nursing
  9. Ebooks? Some, all or none??
    At my school, when buying ebooks alone they are only about $10-20 cheaper than a regular book. I buy my books online and many nursing books, when bought new, have access codes for their website....
    Oct 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. My scrub pants are killing me!
    I've not had an issue with scrubs causing chafing on my thighs; however, in Navy bootcamp a few of the other girls had issues while running. (the Navy issued shorts were horrible) They used stick...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. tucking scrub pants in shoes
    Tucking pants into your shoes will, in my opinion, look ridiculous. But consider the gross factor... Not tucked into shoes means that when feces, urine, blood or vomit hits your pants that it will...
    Sep 25, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. New back-to-school worry: Unvaccinated classmates
    The question about whether to vaccinate one's children is one I hear often because my son has autism. It gives me an opportunity to tell people that vaccinations did NOT cause his autism. (I am just...
    Aug 29, '13
    Forum: Nursing News
  13. Plagiarism or not?
    I fully understand that you may have unintentionally plagiarized; however, professors often do not differentiate between intentional and unintentional. It is hard for professors' to be very lenient...
    Aug 20, '13
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  14. Electronic cigarettes (E-cigs)
    Here are a link to story about the e-cigarettes blowing up.... Electronic cigarette explodes in man's mouth, causes serious injuries - HealthPop - CBS News There are also stories about them...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  15. Electronic cigarettes (E-cigs)
    Aside from them having questionable ingredients.... (does anyone really know what is in them?) There are countless stories of them exploding in people's faces. A woman here in Florida had one...
    Aug 18, '13
    Forum: Patient Education
  16. USF applicants 2013
    The website that my class was able to order scrubs does not work any longer. Hopefully, one of the students AllNurses will forward you the website information about the scrubs. I would inquire...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  17. USF applicants 2013
    I started last Fall and we did not receive packets in the mail. Unless they said because you were accepted later than other students that they would mail it. But there is some information on SOAR...
    Jul 22, '13
    Forum: Florida Nursing
  18. How much are you paying...
    My university here in Florida is about $230 per credit hour. This semester, I am only taking 12 credit hours so tuition is about $2760. Luckily, I get a few scholarships and a Pell Grant. It is...
    Jul 13, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Patient care or charting first?
    CYA at the hospital I do clinicals at is Cover Your A...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Human Patient Simulators
    The simulators have not "defecated" when I have been in SIM. But I have heard that it just a gross soft stool type stuff.
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Human Patient Simulators
    My university has advanced patient simulators that talk, urinate, defecate, you can assess all vital signs, breathe sounds. start IV's, give meds and a host of other stuff. We do not get our clinical...
    Jul 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. Nursing support hose/socks
    I use the Nurse Mates brand of compression socks and love them. I have skinny legs and they fit snuggly. After a long day on my feet, my legs do not ache like they did before I started wearing them....
    Jul 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  23. How much do they let you customize your program/select your clinicals at your school?
    We have zero choice or options for where we do clinicals or what classes we take. Once we reach our 6th semester and do our Preceptorship, they do ask what area of the hospital we would prefer. But...
    Jul 1, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. Don't you want to be an NP?
    There are many people that always think they know what is best for someone else's life. It could also be that many people do not really understand how educated nurses are today. Personally, I would...
    Jun 28, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What is your school's grading scale like?
    Ours is A 93-100 B 92-85 C 84-77 We do not have +/- and all of our grade in all but 2 classes in nursing school are just from exams. We do not have homework... either you learn the stuff or...
    Jun 24, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student