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  1. Nursing is a passion?
    Nursing is a job. You get paid well to do it. Like any other jobs, some people will enjoy it more than others but it's up to that individual to choose whatever they want to do. Nobody should judge...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Is nursing school REALLY that hard?
    This basically sums up why nursing is "hard".
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Any tips for a shy, timid nursing student?
    There are counselors or therapists who can provide assertive training. If you think you need more than that (e.g. social anxiety), use CBT alongside with assertive training. In the mean time, if...
    Jan 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Age and nursing school
    39 when I started this program. I'm 40 now and will graduate when I turn 41. Stuff happens. Figure out what's wrong and fix them, then move forward with all your might and you'll be fine.
    Jan 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Dosage calculation
    Think of it this way: If the number is higher than 10, you will be giving more than 75mg/hr meperidine. Is the patient ordered to get more than 75? but yeah, 3.33 sounds right.
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Dosage calculation
    Why don't you think it seems right? 75mg/hr of meperidine = 10mg/hr of Morphine So if I need 25mg/hr of meperidine, I would need less mg of morphine than 10mg/hr. It makes total sense to me.
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. I hate nursing school (and it is not because it is hard)
    Why can't you get private loans? Can you work and pay for pre-reqs so you don't have to borrow? From reading your post, I think you really need to try pursuing PA or med school. If you have this...
    Jan 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Nursing school weight gain
    I do keep working out throughout the semester, although not as regularly. I typically end up gaining those annoying 10-15 lbs. But in the summer I go all out and lose them, so it washes out....
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Setting aside (suppressing?) my traumatic past during pedi psych unit clinicals.
    I think you should probe more to ask for accommodation. You can also tell your clinical instructor so she can assign you to older teens or those whose experiences are less triggering for you. You...
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Legal to Medical Field
    I'm a career changer as well. The best way to network is to get a paying job in a hospital (preferably on a unit of specialty that you're interested in). Do whatever you can to get a job as a patient...
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. For profit schools/debt/nursing shortage??
    In many areas there are no nursing shortages, especially for new grads. In my areas, even new BSNs from reputable schools have a hard time finding a decent job. Personally I would never consider a...
    Jan 21
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Do I have a shot at an ABSN program?
    Although your work experience in warehousing is great, I would focus more on your field work experience (from your social work program) and volunteer experience in hospital because they're more...
    Jan 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Do I have a shot at an ABSN program?
    In my opinion, based on grades alone, you have a very strong chance if you apply to multiple schools. Schools might look at other factors such as work experience, essays, and standardized tests. If...
    Jan 19
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Why???? Are?? They?? Failing???
    Don't worry too much (a large majority of that class is still passing). If you work hard and stay flexible, it's not easy to fail. People fail for various reasons: some have other responsibilities,...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Worried my Professor isn't covering everything
    You have to get used to this. Most of my nursing professors don't cover all of the assigned readings. There's simply too much material. Most of the learning can be done on your own or with peers and...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. College algebra/math/any math related to nursing
    No you don't use the math you learned from college algebra. It's all dimensional analysis in word problem format. You might need some of it for statistics (you'll probably need a statistics course if...
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. study group or nah?
    No study group for me. I get through so much more by studying alone and I've never heard my classmates forming study groups either.
    Jan 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. ATI Fundamentals Exam
    If you are doing well in the class and you have been studying a lot throughout, you should not have a problem getting Level 2. Definitely use the practice exams and take them as you would take the...
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. Does anyone like nursing?
    You won't know until you try. Just go for it.
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Just passed my nclex on Dec 30 2015
    Congrats!!
    Jan 3
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Anyone else a planner nerd?
    I use my Google calendar and things can be color coded. It's been very useful.
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. I'm going to do it.
    Hey good luck! Psych is a second career for me as well and I'm loving it. It took me a few years to research and save up as well and my criteria were pretty much the same as yours. I'm 2 semesters...
    Jan 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. TEAS Test vs GRE
    I didn't take GRE but I took GMAT (which should be similar in difficulty). TEAS is much easier. I did finish my pre-reqs when I took TEAS, and the science questions were pretty basic. I studied for 3...
    Dec 31, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  24. RN BSN to PMHNP at age 55?
    I have never heard of any for-profit schools offering PMHNP programs. They generally offer FNP and MSN in leadership/education, and maybe a few offer AGNP, but haven't seen any that offer PMHNP.
    Dec 31, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  25. PMHNP programs all going from MSN to DNP?
    The difference in time varies among programs. The schools I've looked at in my area will require anywhere between 27 to 44 (typically around 30) additional credits for DNP (2-3 additional years)....
    Dec 31, '15
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner


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