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  1. I had a pt come in for a mosquito bite. We put bacitracin on it and gauze/tape. The pt then wanted bacitracin/gauze/tape to take home. I couldn't believe it. Another pt came in just for a pregnancy test. She peed in a cup, she wasn't pregnant have her d/c papers and that was that. So far those two stick out in my mind but I'm a new grad, so I'm sure I'll have more to come....
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    KML 1030, yea waiting is horrible! BUT if you got the good pop up then just wait for them to update your RN status. :) Ortizz184: I used a lot of things to study. I took the Kaplan course and did about 80% of their question bank. I needed more content review so I bought the Saunders NCLEX-RN review book because it goes over the content and quizzes you at the end of each section on what you learned. I also bought the ATI NCLEX App for the iPhone, so every chance I could I would practice questions. I suggest doing a lot of practice questions, I did about 1500 (might be a low number compared to what other people do) by the time I took the exam. I got a lot of SATA, I also got put this in order, select the correct picture, and some math. My exam pretty much had everything. Good Luck, Hope this helps! :)
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    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    Hello All, I took the NCLEX exam today, and 30 minutes later I tried the PVT. I got the good pop up.....BUT now I'm wondering if I did the PVT too soon. Do you have to wait a certain amount of time to do the PVT? Thanks in advance for your reply :)
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    NCLEX....how did you study

    Hello All, I just finished nursing school, and now I am studying for NCLEX but I don't know where to start. I am taking Kaplan at the end of this month but I don't know where to begin. How did you study for NCLEX? Any input would be great!
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    How was his fluid status? -Fluid was low, he was on D5 0.9% NaCl infusion How was he eating? -He didn't eat much Thank you so much, I really appreciate it, you are a life saver! :)
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    Hello All, I need help with a nursing diagnosis for my patient. He is a 22 month old boy with thrush who came in the hospital for fever of unknown origin. He had fever off and on since August which his mother was treating at home but brought him in when his fever would not go down. He recently had his tonsils taken out, as well as tubes put in. When I had him as a patient he was still waiting for tests results in regards to his FUO. If you can help that would be great, thank you in advance.
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    Wish You Had Known Then What You Do Now?

    I wish I would have known how hard nursing school is. I always got through school by doing the bare minimum and still got really good grades. Boy did that change in nursing school. I would have also told myself to get with a group of people and study together. I always studied by myself but just found out recently that studying with a group is better.
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    Rest of summer off from school... now what ?

    I agree!! I wait for break all year long and now I can't wait for the fall also. I keep hoping required books will be posted soon and also the syllabus, I can't wait to start again. I have one more year left. Can't Wait!!
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    Students cheating on tests....

    Forget about them and focus on studying.
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    Just accepted for Spring 2011

    Hello first of all CONGRATS!! So I don't have kids BUT I think I can give you some advice. First you have to be ready to work hard. If you thought it was hard to get into the program it is that much harder to stay in the program. You have to be able to manage your time. If you can organize yourself and not procastinate you will do fine. Make sure you keep up with the readings, I study about 3-4 hours a day and I still don't think that is enough. Use every resource you are given as far as website links, textbook resource websites, ATI books (they are amazing if your school uses ATI). What you need to do right away is purchase a NCLEX review book. Although you are not taking the NCLEX right now be aware that test questions are no longer like those you have had before. Nursing exam questions are very difficult when you first start nursing school they are completly different and if you don't know how to answer them even knowing the information you can still get the question wrong. Study groups help a lot also. I know someone who has 4 kids 2 at home and 2 in school and she gets good grades so if she can do it you can do it also. Besides you made it into nursing school so if you made it thus far keeping up the hard work you will make it to graduation. GOOD LUCK!! Hope this helps
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    Help. Is my outrage justified?

    It sucks she was kicked out of the program for having a 76. BUT she didn't fail because of that one question. She failed because of her overall semester grades. Every exam has what I think unfair questions, she should have argued from the beginning to the unfair questions. She was banking on one question when she could have argued many. Your rage is justified because we all know how much work it takes to get into the nursing program BUT your friend failed overall not based on one exam.
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    Starting nursing school....AGAIN

    Put what happened behind you. I had to take one class over and when I took it I ROCKED it! Just know that while you have to take it over again you will know much more information then you did last time. It just a bump on the road to success. GOOD LUCK!
  13. First you're lucky you can miss a clinical we can't, anything we miss we have to make up or we fail and then out of the program. Second, while your instructor might apprecitate your honesty if she is strict I think she will still want you to show up. Who knows maybe on the last day she might let you out early. I say go to clinicals. GOOD LUCK!!
  14. Hello All, I am in need of some help. I have been searching online for the Lewis Medical Surgical Nursing E-book to see if I can download it from on line. I have not been successful. Does anyone know where I could get the E-book? Thank you for your time.
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    how does the grading system work at your college?

    The grading scale for my school is A= 100-93 B= 92-85 C= 84-77 D= 76-70 We also have to get an average of 77 on the exams.
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    Nursing Diagnosis Help

    hello all, i am in need of help with a nursing diagnosis. below is my information. nothing is abnormal and i don't know what a good nursing diagnosis would be. could you please help? thank you for your time. abdomen client: 22 year old female college student denies allergies to medication, food or environment. admits to use of tylenol sparingly for migraine headaches. subjective data: abdomen: ct denies any change in appetite, difficulty in swallowing, food intolerance, abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting. denies change in bowel habits. ct denies any history of g.i. problems, jaundice, colitis, hepatitis, or abdominal surgery. currently takes tylenol sparingly with headaches, does not consume alcohol or smoke. objective data: abdomen: upon inspection abdomen skin is smooth and warm to touch, no lesions, moles present. umbilicus is midline and inverted. contour of abdomen is flat, abdomen is also symmetric. bowel sounds present in llq, rlq. percussion of abdomen yielded no pain or tenderness. liver measures 6cm. palpated abdomen with light and deep palpation to yield no pain or tenderness. cva tenderness not present.