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Passed NCLEX 1st time in 75 questions! Materials used and PVT trick!

Passed NCLEX 1st time in 75 questions! Materials used and PVT trick!

by plopez22 - Hi everyone! If you've stumbled along this post you are most likely preparing for the NCLEX and freaking out or wondering if the Pearson vue trick worked. I was the same way, I read many forums...

Quitting Your APRN Gig?

Quitting Your APRN Gig?

by traumaRUs - Well...the title says it all: when do you know its time to move on? There are lots of reasons but here are some of the more common ones: Poor hours Lots of call Low compensation Too much...

How to Be Organized during Chaos

How to Be Organized during Chaos

by traumaRUs - You work in the level one ED in a big city - its a fairly normal evening, the usual variety of patients, some that are truly emergency, others not so much and the majority somewhere in the middle....

Whatcha Know about Flo (Florence Nightingale)?

Whatcha Know about Flo (Florence Nightingale)?

by jeastridge - Florence Nightingale is famous for her pioneering nursing education, her development of statistical analysis and her improvements on methods of care delivery. She is also famous because she was “the...

I wish i could see you!

I wish i could see you!

by spotangel - Mr. Francis Ross’s eyes were closed, his breathing shallow. I walked into his room. He was surrounded by his family. To the outside world they looked like a very close knit family. I knew better,...

A Change of Heart

A Change of Heart

by nursemike - April 18, 2016, I began my third of three 12-hour night shifts, but I didn't finish it. Sometime after midnight, I felt a dull, but fairly strong pain under my sternum, which I first attributed...

My trip to the ER

My trip to the ER

by 3ringnursing - I'm one of those people who would rather tough out just about anything at home, writhing in misery until it passes, then go to the ER. I once tried to ride out cholelithiasis - insisting it would...

A Much-Needed Disciplinary Approach To Creative Writing

A Much-Needed Disciplinary Approach To Creative Writing

by judyfrank - Persons who regularly engage in creative writing, whether it involves simple memoranda, formal business reports, articles, short stories, novels, or dramatic works, supposedly possess the requisite...

Starting Second Semester of FNP School - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 201

Starting Second Semester of FNP School - Follow Me Through Grad School Episode 201

by BizzyBeeNursing - Thanks for stopping by to Follow Me Through Grad School! It’s the start of second semester, and guess what? I’m not ready! I had a great time during semester break. I travelled, got some much needed...

So...You've Decided to Attend a Conference???

So...You've Decided to Attend a Conference???

by traumaRUs - Making the Commitment We all know how quickly nursing changes. What was the up to date care five years ago or even one year ago is no longer considered evidence based practice! So, how to get up...

3 Ways a Nurse Can Make Money While Surviving Chronic Illness

3 Ways a Nurse Can Make Money While Surviving Chronic Illness

by vickywarren - Life has a funny way of changing our plans, doesn’t it? You made it through nursing school, have a great nursing position, and care for others on a regular basis. Maybe you’ve even made plans to...

Learn. Study. Pass. Done.

Learn. Study. Pass. Done.

by rac1 - Almost three semester's-worth of tried and true tips for studying from a mother of 5, Army spouse, husband is also in school getting his PhD. We are busy, and I have found effective ways of studying...

Compression Socks…..  No Longer Just for Grandma.

Compression Socks….. No Longer Just for Grandma.

by tnbutterfly - As nurses, no one needs to tell you that being on your feet all day can wreak havoc on your legs. You experience the symptoms daily - fatigue, swelling, itching, burning, and leg cramps. Wearing...

8/2017 HESI A2 Tips

8/2017 HESI A2 Tips

by kbilly3 - I recently took my test on 8/27 and passed with an 85 my first time. It was easier than I thought. I had to do chem, bio, vocab, grammar and math. I studied for one day if you add how many hours I...

Alene Nitzky, Ph.D., RN, OCN

Alene Nitzky, Ph.D., RN, OCN

by smatacale - Alene Nitzky has an inspiring life story of how her career has evolved from a non-health care related field into a strong advocate and source of strength for patients and families going through the...

My First Mammogram- A Comedy

My First Mammogram- A Comedy

by smatacale - Somehow, much to my surprise, I turned 40 a few years ago. I don’t know how it happened, but I double checked my birth certificate and sure enough...40 years old! Shortly after this shocking...

Under the Covers:  My Experience With Post-op Pain Control

Under the Covers: My Experience With Post-op Pain Control

by Brenda F. Johnson - You have to have surgery. Surgery is scary. From the moment it is scheduled there is a lot of planning to do. I recently had surgery, and being in the hospital bed, although not brand new to me,...

Hypernatremia: You are “FRIED”

Hypernatremia: You are “FRIED”

by Ashley Hay, BSN, RN - Hypernatremia (an excess of serum sodium) can occur in any patient, regardless of age, medical history or healthcare setting. Here, we’ll review identifying symptoms of this potentially life...

Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

Wellness – A Critical Care Issue – for YOU!

by Carol Ebert - I’m Carol Ebert, an RN with a specialty in Wellness, and this is a wake-up call. Is your personal health on life support and the prognosis is grim? I’ll bet you feel like that after those long...

When YOU are the ".001% of Patients" Who Develops the Serious Medication Side- Effect

When YOU are the ".001% of Patients" Who Develops the Serious Medication Side- Effect

by smatacale - When YOU are the “.001% of Patients” Who Develops The Serious Medication Side-Effect I am a critical care trained Registered Nurse turned patient who developed one of those RARE side-effects that...


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