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  1. Equivalent to Grey's Anatomy XXS?
    I have had major trouble finding scrubs pants that fit. I am very petite (5'1" and 98 lbs) but my legs are long. I've found that by "petite" most scrub companies actually mean "short" and that's not...
    Jul 26, '12
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  2. ATI vs. Hurst reviews?
    I'm looking for opinions... I'm graduating in two weeks with my BSN. With our program, we are required to attend a 3-day live review from ATI for the NCLEX. About half of my classmates are also...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  3. Any new grad RNs in NICU?
    I will be a new grad as of August 11th. I signed for a job in a Level III NICU last week to start in late August and still can't really believe it. I have no NICU experience besides during my OB...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: NICU Nursing / Neonatal
  4. Have a summer job interview at a daycare. Any tips?
    I'm in my last semester of nursing school and have worked at a day care since the beginning. It was the greatest job I could've asked for while in school. I look forward to getting away from my...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Anyone using ATI?
    We use ATI. For each class there are 2 non-proctored exams we take at home and we have to keep taking them until we reach 90%. At the end of each class we have a proctored exam. The exam is 5% of the...
    May 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Did you learn IV in NS?!
    We had a two hour lab where they taught us to start IVs and draw blood on plastic arms. As far as getting to in the clinical setting, it depended on opportunity. I was very lucky to have my last...
    May 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Took NCLEX this Morning
    CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) Thanks for all the info! What is the NCLEX4000? And could you possibly send me the allnurses guide? I'd be forever grateful!
    May 3, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  8. to trust yourself? your instinct?
    Honestly, I have to give myself a limit. I take a test and only allow myself to change 2 answers per test when I go back through to review it. I second guess myself alot and 90% of the time, my first...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Doctors at Clinicals?
    Just like with nursing staff, or staff in general, you will find some who are very helpful and some who really don't want you around. Usually doctors are willing to let you stay in the room when...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. First clinical rotation finished, "not so glowing" evaluation
    It gets better. I just completed semester 4 of 5 for my BSN and when I started, I had the exact same problems you did. I learned that for me, organization is key, and that my clinical...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. When to start applying for jobs?
    I graduate in late July with my BSN as well. I think alot depends on your area. The recruiters from hospitals where I'm from have told us that they are all willing to hire on GN status, which is...
    Apr 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Question about weird clinical hours
    When I was in first semester (Fundamentals for us) we did it that way. We had clinical on Wednesdays and Thursdays every other week. On Tuesday afternoons we were required to go in, get our patient...
    Mar 12, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. How often you see your boyfriend while in nursing school
    Personally, I think "absence makes the heart grow fonder" is a piece of crap. Really, "absence breaks the heart down to the point of thinking we can only go up from here" is more like it. But that...
    Mar 1, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. How to tell someone not to pursue nursing? Should I?
    It doesn't sound like she's not cut out for nursing. It sounds like life's dealt her an unfair hand the past few years. Best thing you can do for her is support her in whatever she decides to do, not...
    Feb 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. What is your clinical makeup routine :)
    I don't wear flashy make-up on a day-to-day basis. So for clinicals, my make up routine is exactly the same as it would be on a normal day. Moisturizer, foundation (lightly applied), setting powder,...
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. The Case Against Med-Surg!
    I always thought I would follow the "do a year in med-surg and then get the hell out of there" advice I was given by my first nursing professor when I graduated, but now that I'm less than a year...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Nursing Central
    We had to buy this for either iPhone or iPod Touch for our program and I use it almost daily for homework and all the time during clinical. Steep price, yes, but definitely worth the money.
    Jan 24, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Anyone had to group interview to get into the nursing program?
    I had a group interview for one of the nursing schools I applied for. They took 5 applicants into a room at one time and there were 3-5 "panel" members that were interviewing. They asked 5 questions...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Advice for new Nursing Student!
    The most important thing I learned: Your instructors will tell you to study every single day. Don't do it. Study every single day except one. Take one day every week and do not look at anything...
    Jan 8, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Why do articles say nurses are high in demand but in reality it's not?
    Nurses are in demand. Because new grads can't get a job right off the bat or in exactly the city they dream of working in, they complain that the "nursing shortage" is fake. The truth is,...
    Jan 5, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Anyone taken Informatics
    Most boring class I've ever taken. By a long shot. We "learned" (I use that term loosely, since we already knew all of this...) the parts of a research paper, went over statistics (again!), and the...
    Dec 11, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Have you made good friends while in Nursing School?
    I've made one or two good friends in my classes, but I don't necessarily hang out with them outside school. I know most people say that your nursing school friends will be your best friends, that...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Auburn BSN
    From the few classes I went to at AUM before I dropped their program, I was really impressed. The faculty was amazing and they seemed super invested in their students' success. Oh, and the lab...
    Nov 2, '11
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  24. Auburn BSN
    I think there were 3 or 4 different rooms with different "judges" in them and the room you got assigned to determined which questions you got. Each room had a different set of questions. They asked 5...
    Nov 1, '11
    Forum: Alabama Nursing
  25. Clinical simulation fears
    Honestly, I never got over that fear or the hatred of the mannequins. I just had to tell myself that it was something I had to do, and had to get through, to get to where I wanted to be working on...
    Oct 28, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student