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  1. End of Per Diem?

    So... turns out this is no rumor. The per diem spots in major hospitals here are being eliminated. The per diem nurses are getting their employment change offers in May. It's not as bad as it seems, as they are technically only eliminating the tier 3...
  2. End of Per Diem?

    I am not a per diem nurse, however, the large hospital organization that work for is ending per diem nursing, presumably at the beginning of the next year. We have been told that all hospitals are straying away from per diem, so those nurses would no...
  3. Nursing School: Things To Know Before You Start!

    Hi! Sorry I'm just now getting back to this thread! I don't remember if I said it in the first post, because I haven't gone back to read it, but I have a 7 year old and a 1 year old. They were 6 and a new born when I started. School is very do-able w...
  4. Nursing School: Things To Know Before You Start!

    Every nursing program is different, but your first semester will be Fundamentals of Nursing. It's all the basic stuff you'll need to form the foundation of your nursing practice. Boring?.... yes. Important?.... Very. So grasp all that you can. First ...
  5. Nursing School: Things To Know Before You Start!

    The books that I found helpful in my first year that weren't on my required book list were 1. Hesi Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination book - yes, I know we're not taking our boards just yet, but this book is EXTREMELY helpful when it ...
  6. Your first several months of nursing school will be Foundations... which is really just the boring stuff... but the most important to starting your journey. Just relax until you get there! Work on organizing yourself and getting a plan together for y...
  7. After I got my acceptance letter, my life was never the same! My first semester started with enough drama in my class to last the entire two years of the program! After some brave souls in my class cleared the air, all of that was over and we got on ...
  8. Finally getting on track... what to expect?

    Chemistry requires much more knowledge of simple algebra operations than memorization. The other classes you will excel at if you can memorize processes and put them together (only slightly like nursing school). You'll need a GOOD SOLID knowledge bas...
  9. If you're going into nursing, I can promise you that once you get accepted into nursing school, the course load is much greater than that of your pre-reqs. If you're needing motivation for the pre-reqs you'll need it 10 fold for nursing school. I hop...
  10. What if I fail again?

    It doesn't matter what you're doing, or why you're doing it... just that you ARE doing it. One thing I know for sure is that stressing out over this test WILL make you fail it again. I am one of the lucky people that has no test anxiety, and I do wel...
  11. We learned them first semester... most of our practice didn't come until 3rd semester.
  12. Hurst Before 2nd Year??

    I have almost finished my first year in an ADN program. Some of my classmates and I have been looking into the Hurst Review. Has anyone taken this review a year before graduation? We were told that some of the information we wouldn't fully understand...
  13. Hello Semester #2!

    So semester 2 of my 4 semester nursing program starts tomorrow. Break wasn't even close to long enough to catch up on cleaning my house, organizing my portfolio and other school things, and everything else I had on my list to do over Christmas break!...
  14. RN School Work Load

    Hello all! So I have to admit that I've been a lurker for quite some time now. I've read all kinds of threads about almost every topic imaginable here, and have found some very useful information. I've realized that many of the topics I've read about...
  15. Ipod Touch nursing apps

    How about for a blackberry? I just got the bold... recommend the same apps? anything else blackberry specific?