WannaBeNrse

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  1. Hi all, I am looking at different schools and was wondering if it will make a difference to employers in the future where I get my MSN. I noticed that traditional universities have quite strict admission criteria for grad school - essays, letters of ...
  2. Hello, I am thinking about going back to school, and from what I've seen and read, WGU seems to be the most efficient and cost-effective way to go. Is there anyone here who has gone through the 38 CU Education program? Is it doable with a family at h...
  3. Hi, I am still fairly new to psych nursing (a little over a year now), and I really LOVE what I do. But, every time I am taking care of a highly delusional patient, I find myself wondering how to respond. For example, we have a patient who is experie...
  4. Anybody go to Ridgewater College? What did you think?

    I know this thread is a couple months old but I hope you still get this. I went to Ridgewater and loved it. I got both my LPN and RN education there. The LPN program is excellent - great clinical sites, supportive instructors, and I think they have a...
  5. Safe staffing levels

    Wow.... those ratios are scary. We have a 1:4 ratio, and one psych aide (small unit). I could not imagine being the only RN for 16 psychotic and/or suicidal patients.
  6. Why choose Psych Nursing?

    Hi there :) I'm an INFP ;-) I actually found myself in the same dilemma when I decided to go back to school six years ago. I was always drawn to psychology and/or social work - but with two little kids at home, I didn't think investing the time and m...
  7. Brand new license, brand new job, and pregnant...

    Thank you girls sooo much for your replies. I think you are all right, I should probably not jump the gun and tell them right away, especially since I haven't even been to the doctor yet. But I am still concerned about potential risks, like the TORCH...
  8. Brand new license, brand new job, and pregnant...

    That's what I'd like to do since it is not even DR. confirmed yet- but what if they assign me to patients with CMV or radiation implants or whatever else may harm my baby?
  9. Hi, I need some advise. I just passed my Boards and will start my new job as an RN on med/surg in a small hospital on Monday. And I also just found out that I am pregnant. Probably around 6 weeks or so. So here's my dilemma....when do I tell my new e...
  10. ATI Predictor in relation to passing/failing the NCLEX

    Virtual ATI is a great program- if you follow you're coach's recommendations and wait for the green light, your chance of passing should be excellent. The VATI predictor is very difficult. I scored 74% on it which was a 95% chance of passing, and I d...
  11. I Passed......!!!!!!!!

    Hi, the past 48 hours were nothing short of torture, but I found out this morning that I did indeed PASS the nclex-RN. Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck to everyone who is still waiting for results or waiting to take the test!!
  12. Hi, I took the nclex-RN yesterday.....it was absolutely awful. I felt like I guessed more than I knew. Seemed like at least every other question was select all that apply (probably at least 30 in total). There were drugs and procedures on this test t...
  13. HELP w/SATA question??

    Hmm, I'd say 2,3,4,5,7. He's in resp. acidosis, and yes I also read this as respiratory distress... the PaO2 is really low.
  14. Incredibly Easy Nclex-RN book

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows what the "benchmark" would be for the incredibly easy tests? I am averaging 75-80% on the comprehensive tests- is this acceptable? I only have 5 days left to study.... Thanks :)
  15. Prioritizing.... O2 vs. sitting up

    Thank you all. Now that you put it that way.....I agree that sitting up should be the FIRST intervention. These tests really make you second-guess the simplest concepts....