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here are a few......Good Luck!
1 patient float.doc
5 pt. shift.doc
day sheet 2 doc.doc
ICU report sheet.doc
critical thinking flow sheet for nursing students
student clinical report sheet for one patient
I have made some for nursing students and some other an members (daytonite, RIP) have made these for others.....adapt them way you want. I hope they help
We are happy to help but need to know what you think first. Look at these resources and tel us what you think and we can help from there.
I have given you several resources and IVF charts that will help you.
IV Fluids: What Nurses Need to Know
IV fluids: Do you know what's hanging and why? | Modern Medicine
not that I am a big wiki fan...this is pretty good.
Intravenous therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Third-spacing: Where has all the fluid gone?
I got my acceptance email on Friday 30th, 2013. I estimate to have 79 points. I was lacking on language, volunteering hours, and on fix set GPA, I have all A's but a B on math. I believe my fix set GPA is 3.86 which is equal to 13 pts. Hope this helps.
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Attached are 12 Word documents which I made when I took pharmacology. All the information was based on the ATI study guide since that constituted the final exam in our class.
They are formatted as 3x5 cards and were printed on individual 3x5 cards.
Have at 'em if you think they'll help... they certainly worked for me.
Again, they are entirely my own creation based on the information out of the ATI book. I make no promises as to their accuracy (though I rocked pharm so they couldn't be too bad).
Feedback is welcome.
ATI Flash Cards 01, Overview.doc (133.5 KB, 19706 views) ATI Flash Cards 02, Antiinfectives.doc (275.0 KB, 12726 views) ATI Flash Cards 03, Medications Affecting Immune System.doc (188.5 KB, 8542 views) ATI Flash Cards 04, Medications for Pain and Inflammation.doc (214.0 KB, 8996 views) ATI Flash Cards 05, Medications Affecting the Nervous System.doc (600.5 KB, 8029 views) ATI Flash Cards 06, Medications Affecting the Cardiovascular System.doc (349.0 KB, 9847 views) ATI Flash Cards 07, Medications Affecting the Blood.doc (273.0 KB, 6288 views) ATI Flash Cards 08, Medications Affecting the Respiratory System.doc (143.5 KB, 6781 views) ATI Flash Cards 09, Medications Affecting Fluid, Electrolytes, Minerals, and Renal.doc (227.5 KB, 6633 views) ATI Flash Cards 10, Medications Affecting Digestion and Nutrition.doc (199.0 KB, 6176 views) ATI Flash Cards 11, Medications Affecting the Endocrine System.doc (245.5 KB, 6495 views) ATI Flash Cards 12, Medications Affecting the Reproductive System.doc (189.0 KB, 6583 views)
No they are not. All nursing students must show basic skills as measured on the NCLEX. So refreshing on fundamentals and learning pharm classifications, side effects, and what you have to monitor for as a nurse will really help with your first semester.
I am in the same boat, I'll keep you posted if you keep me posted. I will have between 73-78 points depending on my TEAS I'm taking next week.
Most people think nursing is easy. I went through the fire academy where they hired 30 and 6 graduated. Those people that did not graduate I could not trust them to save me or someone in case of an emergency. Nursing is the same. If 90% of the class happen to fail then so be it. It's a BSN program that's condensed in to less than 2 years. It's not easy. Plus before you sign up for the school do your research on the school and the program. I know they did not force you to attend the school you did it at your own will. They made changes because their NCLEX pass rate were in the 70's, now because of weeding out the weak. Their pass rates after cohort 23 are in the 90's. You can either complain about the school or study harder. I guarantee you, if you can't cut it as a student then you will not cut it in the real world. I work in the Emergency Department and got hired straight out of school as a staff nurse. They gave me three months to cut it or I'd be out of a job. The first day I had to take and triage my own ambulances, prioritize my patient care, discharge, and see approximately 15-20 patients. It's no joke out there. Better to not pass a test then to kill a patient. Just saying...
I took the TEAS test yesterday after two extremely intense weeks of studying and I got a 90.7%. Hurray! I was super excited and I felt that my hard work had paid off, so I thought I would share a few tips and some general thoughts on the test and hopefully they will help someone else who is about to take the test.....
I bought and studied the ATI Study Guide, but I also bought the McGraw study guide but barely cracked it open. I am also fresh off of taking Microbiology and Organic Chemistry so science is super fresh on my brain. That said, I still struggled with the science portion the most (as most of you have/will). I studied that section backwards and forwards but with every practice test I still missed about 8 of the questions, especially in the chemistry and life science portion so that is where I focused my time.
How I studied:
About two weeks out from the test I started going through the study guide, doing the math and science questions first because those are my weakest areas. Twice that week I got together with some girls to study and that was really helpful with math/science. I would not say that the math sections were hard but it had been so long since I had done any math. If math is your weak area then I think that the study guide really gives you everything you need for the test and there won't be anything crazy thrown in, but really know and understand the concepts because there are many two step questions where you will have to do a first step to get one answer and then use that answer in a second step.
About one week out I started doing the practice tests in the book. I did one or two sections of each practice test and when I was taking the test I starred questions I felt that I needed to brush up on, even if I got the answer right. Starting this early made it easier to really understand the concept and make sure I didn't feel weak in any areas. I did the practice tests over the course of a few days and just generally took my time doing them. Anything I felt weak on or that I thought I needed to go over I put down on a "cheat sheet". I would carry that paper with me in my purse and to work and when I had 10mins I would look it over or ask someone to quiz me on what I had written down. I think this was really important in how I retained the info because I didn't try to cram it in at the last minute.
My thoughts on the online practice test:
Now here's where I got really stressed: I paid for and took the online practice test the night before my actual test. When I started the test and I completed question one the ATI site locked up and I couldn't click on anything! It was so frustrating! I eventually had to switch to my husbands laptop and finish the test that way but it took over an hour of trying to get it to work before I started it again.
And I read it here before I took the test and I will say it again.....THE ONLINE PRACTICE TEST WAS EXPONENTIALLY HARDER THAN THE ACTUAL TEST. I mean, crazy harder. I knowt that's just my opinion but I got a 76% on the practice test and I was so upset! I felt that all of the work that I had been doing for the prior two weeks wasn't paying off. I was really discouraged and went to bed early, feeling like crap. I even woke up and thought about rescheduling the test because I felt like maybe I needed time to study. But you know what? I knew I had studied hard and I was tired of studying, honestly. So I took it, sweaty palms and all, and got a score I'm happy with (even though I keep going over all of the questions I know I got wrong and thinking, "What if?!?").
So my advice would be to buy and take an online practice test so you can get a feel for what it will be like but do not psyche yourself out over it. There were some questions on there that helped me in the long run on the actual test so I think it's worth it.
Here are the main subjects I would suggest studying:
Ok--that was a novel for you, but I hope that this helps someone else because I would have loved to know all of this info before I went into it. Good luck and if you have questions then you can message me--happy studying!
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