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amgRN ASN, BSN, RN

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amgRN has 25 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in pediatrics, ER, education.

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  1. Study plans?

    I think this comment referred more to those people that watch Youtube like TV. Certainly Youtube nursing videos can be very helpful for learners that are auditory and do better with those types of resources. You may also find Picmonic helpful. Tho...
  2. Study plans?

    If you are working full time and in school full time, social stuff will probably go out the window for a while. It will be worth it in the end, but something will have to give. ? In fundamentals, focus on the rationales of procedures and tha...
  3. RN program...Help

    I believe that school has a ASN program and an accelerated BSN program. You may find the ASN program to be more manageable. I had my ASN for almost 20 years. It gets you started and you are still an RN. You can always bridge to your BSN later if ...
  4. Study plans?

    I think you need to plan for multiple hours a day of study time. The goal of nursing school is not to pass exams (like with prereqs), but to actually understand and learn the material. It takes a tremendous amount of time to do that and you probabl...
  5. Help with Med Math!

    How confident are you with regular math (fractions, conversions, etc.)? And is there a particular method your instructor uses to teach or do they teach all three ways for calculations?
  6. Usually this is because it their retention rates can be less than traditional nursing programs. Sometimes it is a reflection on the quality of the nursing program, but even a good ABSN program may have lower retention rates due to the intensity leve...
  7. The ABSN programs are accelerated and will be harder than a traditional program just because all of the knowledge you learn in nursing school is condensed and courses move faster. These programs can be difficult for students with no medical knowledg...
  8. Ways to pay for LPN school

    I am not from your area and do not know the school you are referring to, but if a school doesn't "do financial aid", that could be a bit of a red flag for whether they are accredited or there may be other issues. Just an idea, but it may be worth lo...
  9. RNs who bridged from LPN to RN

    I did not bridge like this, but I did bridge from my ASN to BSN. I found it much easier than nursing school the first time. As an LPN, you should already know basic procedures, common meds and disorders, and medical terminology. You will have a lo...
  10. FNP Schools

    I do not have opinions and every nurse is looking for different things when attending school. Unlike your MSN, your FNP obviously requires a large number of clinical hours. One obstacle I have heard from students is that some schools do not help wi...
  11. NEED SUGGESTIONS ON TN BSN ONLINE PROGRAM

    Generally you can expect weekly assignments and discussion questions in an online program. There are many good online programs. I completed an online program to go from my ASN to BSN. I found US New College Rankings (https://www.usnews.com/b...
  12. Prioritization help

    In nursing, we generally prioritize airway, breathing and circulation needs first, then we move on to other needs. You may want to take a look at Maslow's hierarchy of needs. This will be in any of your fundamentals of nursing textbooks and is ofte...
  13. Prepare for LPN School

    The two things I would recommend would be to make sure you are very strong in anatomy and physiology and consider a medical terminology course. You can find many free or low cost resources for both of these. Knowing your A&P will make it easier...
  14. I think your comment might be referring to my suggestion to use Picmonic. Picmonic is a study resource for students (PA students, pharmacology students, NPs, nurses, etc.). It is a very effective learning tool for students. that are trying to memor...
  15. That's great! Really the concept maps can be whatever makes logical sense to you. There are a lot on etsy too, strangely enough. That is a lot of drugs so really truly work on them every day. Some people make up silly stories or word associations t...