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  1. majicalblue

    What is the week like of an ADN student?...

    Hello. I'm an ADN student in my 2nd semester. My week consists of the following: Mondays: Lecture 9 am to 11 am. Then go to the hospital and pick up my assignment, and go home and write my care plan (which can take me anywhere from 3 hours to 8 hours) Tuesdays: Clinical from 11:15am to 5:30pm Wednesdays: Clinical from 11:15 to 5:30pm Thursdays we have off Fridays: Lecture 9am to 11 am The weeks go by so fast. We only have 3 weeks left of this semester and then the final.
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    NCLEX books

    Hello everyone I need some help. I am looking to go buy a couple NCLEX books, but I'm not sure which ones to choose from. Anyone have any advice on the books. I would appreciate any feedback.
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    best nclex study materials.....

    Would you say to not get a Kaplan book then to study for the boards? I was going to get their newest edition and a Saunders book. What are your thoughts on this?
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    Central MA?

    Which UMASS did you work at? If you worked at UMASS Dartmouth, could you please tell me a little about the BSN-MSN RN track program? Thanks.
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    Tutor Needed

    This is how I got through electrolytes... First I took each electrolyte and defined it. Then I took the values and ranges and understood that for example Sodium (135-145) 145 Hypernatremia. Then I broke those two up and studied all the nursing assessments for each. For example, some causes for Hyponatremia- excessive sweating, tap H20 enemas, etc... and then studied the symptoms.. Personality changes, n/v, diarrhea, etc... then the nursing care. After I was able to conquer and understand that I went on to the Hypernatremia and did the same thing. From there I moved on the Potassium and all the others. After you get through all the electrolytes and have an idea of what they all stand for you can start comparing them and grouping them into categories. For example, monitor I & O for all of them, assess for acidosis ( Hyperkalemia, and Hypercalcemia). Hope this helps a bit. Are you doing acid base balance along with this? We did and that also helped out alot by comparing certain electrolytes. If there is anything else I can tell you about this please let me know. Good luck.
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    Tutor Needed

    I have done Fluids and Electrolytes. I have not done the Respiratory care of a child. I have quite a bit of information on Fluid and Electrolytes, and there is quite a bit to know. I'm not sure what you want to focus on. Just ask me a few questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Good luck.
  7. majicalblue

    Student Nurse PLanner

    \ The RNotes by Ehren Myers is really good too, and it fits right into your pocket.
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    Central MA?

    I'm from Fall River and work at Charlton Memorial Hospital. It's a really good hospital and I've learned so much since I've been there.
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    Tutor Needed

    Not sure what school you go to, or where you are located. How about trying to find a tutor at your school, or coming to this board with some questions. I'd be willing to help you out if I know the answer. I'm sure if I don't know the answer someone here must know. Take a deep breath, we will all get thru this. I am too in an ADN program, in my second semester. We can do this, think positive.
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    Need honest opinions please

    Math is a big part of the nursing program. Especially when it comes to calculating dosages, IV drip rates, and Pediatric dosages. I'm not that great at math either, but I'm doing just fine. Just watch what is ordered, what is given, and what you need to figure out. It'll come to you, and you'll do just fine. If you want to get a head start on nursing math there is this great book that my school makes us get called "Math for meds" by Curren and Munday. It teaches you step by step on all the math that you will need to know for nursing. Don't give up, you can do it.
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    Question about Nursing books

    i'm in my second semester. i'm handling everything ok. sometimes i feel burnt from all the studying, and overwhelmed with all the material, but once i get passed that i do ok. i study everyday also. i have done fluid and electrolytes. i'll be more than happy to help you.
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    annoying students!!!!

    good luck on what ever happens. Just because your quiet doesn't mean you not nice. Sometimes people may think your too nice, and walk all over you. That is when you need to fess up and speak your mind. This has nothing to do with your nursing, but with personal self.
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    annoying students!!!!

    It seems as though your in a situation where you don't want to be. You have to do what is best for you. If this is bothering you, then maybe think over some of your options and try them out. Your there to learn about nursing, and if people are bothering you when you don't want to be bothered tell them. We are all taught veracity in school. I know it's gonna come in handy when I'm a nurse. Use your knowledge, not what your told by others.
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    Dreaded drug cards made a little easier

    The Davis's Med Deck is really good too!
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    Nursing as a second career

    I switched from child care. I got a degree in it and everything. I realized after 5 years that it was a dead end job, and how I really liked looking into things. I finally went for my CNA certificate, and loved it. At my CNA graduation my instructor told me that I would make a great nurse. Well 1 year later I applied to the program, got accepted and absolutely love it. I'm working in a hospital right now and can't wait to be an RN.
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    Nursing Magazine Subscriptions

    I really enjoy Nursing2004 and every now and then they send me a Student nurse magazine. It's a special edition. Also if you really like the other magazines let me know. I'm looking for another magazine to subscribe to.