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    Starting in August - scared and nervous!!

    Dont work with adults than be a peds nurse. I dont want to take care of seniors either. just suck it up for school. when your talking about nursing MONEY should not be a reason to go to school to be a nurse. It should be the desire to help people fyi. Nursing school is serious and hard but if you honestly want to be a nurse you will make it through and become a wonderful nurse. If it wasnt meant to be you'll find out when your in the program. either by failing or just from all the clinicals we do. you will never know until you try. I will be done in May and I hate all the hours I put into nursing school and who it ruins my life but you know what I LOVE nursing and cause of that it makes it all ok
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    Wish You Had Known Then What You Do Now?

    Honestly that I would of had more fun and apperciated my spare time cause nursing school is your life and thats one of the hardest adjustments.
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    Lactated Ringers vs .9NS

    well your not going to use lac ringer if your doing a blood transfusion cause it will clump (agglunate) however you spell that lol. NS is a safer fluid. you also flush with that. lac ringer has carbs in it so it will bring your sugar up.
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    Why do you want to be "JUST" a nurse?

    most people do not realize what it really takes to be a nurse. you wont understand until you are in nursing school. RNs are undervalued by lay people but its just cause they dont get it. tell your friend to come to my school and take one of our test. he will see not only do you have to be intelligent but you have to be a good critical thinker. Nursing school is nothing like what people expect it to be
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    Should I Continue Nursing School?

    I think you should stick it out. you are half way there. I think if you really honestly want to become a NP then you will stick by it. Nursing is not a giving up you gotta power through this part of your life. do you honestly want to give up and then end up kicking yourself years down the road. Especially not to get married, honestly I think in the future you might resent it. if this is the person you are going to spend your WHOLE life with I would think he would be willing to wait. Part of being in a relationship is being there for the other person and understanding what the other person wants to achieve in life and standing besides that person and helping them. I'm sure you would do the same. So Go for it, you can pay back the money over time but you can never turn back the hands of time and change the fact that you gave up on your dream.
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    Did you ENJOY nursing school?

    so to sum it up i like whats it done for me just wish it didnt consume my life
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    Did you ENJOY nursing school?

    mine is a living hell and my classmates will agree. but they toughen you up cause for god sakes your going to be trusted with peoples life. no pain no glory. it takes over your entire life. at the same time you feel a great sense of accomplishment. eventually nursing school will end and you'll be a RN. i think it really depends on the nursing school you go to. thats just my school. and you know what our board passing rate for the first time is 99%. all of the hospitals love our graduating RNs and we are known as the best. I've had the nursing etc at the hospitals tell us that. Think about it if nursing school is a walk in the park how good of a job are they honestly preparing you. Before nursing school I used to get 100% on my prereq finals not all the times but it has happen. I did get straight A's through prereqs though. Now I make B's. But its worth it!
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    may i ask for advice

    hi everyone i was wondering if i get your advice. im in the middle of my adn program. i just finished up my peds rotation and am really interested in going into pediatric home health. i have a bachelors in business. what do you think is the best way to pursue a career in pediatric home health. i was wondering if someone can share their pediatric home health experience with me. thanks so much :)
  9. your a student not a nurse give yourself a break. we are learning. if you were perfect you wouldnt be a brand new student or a student right.
  10. We do 2 lectures a week each are 3 hours and a piece and one 12 hour clinical day. we take 2 courses a semester. the first week your in school more than that but after the first week its what i wrote above. every school is different. if you are that concerned i would find out your nclex passing rate of your school. Our is 99% and we are in the top ten best nursing schools in florida. actually were number 2
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    Anyone worried b/c you did RN and not BSN?

    Sometimes Im a little worried but my plan is to do a bridge program and get my masters. and yes im aware of the fact that alot of them do want BSN and will not make an exceptions. however some of them will just add on a couple of classes to your bridge program. I have a BBA (Management). If i really wanna an NP etc I will find a school that will accept my degree etc even if i have to move out of state.
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    any probs with sallie mae private loans

    yes my boyfriend has had some issues with them. try to stick to public loans
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    Nursing programs...what to do?

    i would never spend 44k on nursing school. thats too much for a nursing degree. i say this only cause it will take way too long to pay it off. you are a good student try looking at some other schools perhaps a little further away. you know within a 100 mile radius. maybe you can move and get an apartment just while your in nursing school. this way your still close and u dont have to rearrange your life. gettin into a school with your gpa should be no problem just gotta find one that isnt a lottery drawing. you can do it. dont get a loan too much stress that i feel you can avoid since you have a great gpa.
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    First Clinical - Feel totally lost.

    dont be so hard on yourself. your not alone. everyone without patient care experience goes through it. I know i feel that way sometimes. nervous and clinicals go hand and hand lol
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    Where do you put your stethoscope?

    around my neck whats wrong with your teacher lol
  16. that is what referred pain is. it starts one place and moves to another or the problem may be in a certain area but you feel it in another.