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  1. Horrified, disappointed and need advice......

    I think you will still have a great learning experience. Definitely don't postpone graduation just because you didn't get your preferred placement. But I would definitely inquire as to why you did not get one of your top three choices. Can't hurt to ...
  2. Kudos for following your dream and pursuing such a noble profession, but... I hate to say it, but I would encourage you to strongly re-evaluate your decision. You will definitely be taking a paycut as a new RN (I'm just ballparking something around 4...
  3. Just want to share my experience w/ NPs and PAs: when I worked on a hospital unit this summer for an externship, the NPs and PAs were equals--they had the exact same job responsibilities as a mid-level provider. That said, an NP would also be suited ...
  4. The CDs are a mixed bag: sometimes the CD content is identical to Evolve, sometimes it is not as useful as Evolve, and sometimes it is way better than Evolve. I utilize all the "extras" as much as I can, especially any sort of practice questions, and...
  5. clinical experience over the summer

    Other than externship programs (why did your school not tell you about these?!), it may not be too late to find summer camps for kids, some of them will hire student nurses to be on hand for first aid type stuff, or even look for counseling gigs if y...
  6. Drive or Fly

    Is there a smaller local airport you can fly in/out of? They typically don't experience as much delays as major hubs simply because the traffic is lighter. Personally I would just get a used car that can take the mileage: namely, a Toyota, Honda, or ...
  7. Possible to get straight A's in nursing school?

    It is possible, but I'm willing to bet that it is possible for few. If you are not at all interested in working as a nurse after your degree, get your bachelors in something else. If you are interested but are also still considering med school as ano...
  8. It sounds like you were in general ill prepared for this class, especially if you failed by missing just a few points. Usually when people fail a class it is not due to one assignment or one exam, it is the cumulative effect of poor work throughout t...
  9. Mayo Clinic Summer III-2011

    You just need to be honest with your employer: tell them you are applying for externships, but also tell them you want to keep working there and ask them if there is a possibility they would hire you back after the externship. If they value you as an...
  10. How to organize school stuff??

    I use an expandable file folder. It has way more pockets than classes, so I break it down with a pocket for each class's syllabus, a pocket for lecture notes, and a pocket for homework or handouts for each class, etc. It makes things really easy to f...
  11. I drink coffee, but I did that way before nursing school. But I love it for its taste and its effect. I also love Diet Coke. I hate energy drinks. When I need a boost of energy if I'm feeling fatigued I will make a fruit smoothie with soy milk and yo...
  12. Nursing Student & Working....HOW!!???!!

    I'm in nursing school and I currently work 13-16 hours a week. I personally can't do more than that in order to stay sane. My husband and I mostly live off his income. The main reason we have been able to stay afloat is that we rent our basement to m...
  13. For supplies, your school will probably provide you a list of what you need. As for reading ahead, the main thing I would recommend is getting an NCLEX book (I like Saunders) and learning the test-taking style. The NCLEX-style test questions are very...
  14. 2 colors in hair as a new graduated during interviews

    I would either find a way to wear it up so it won't be too noticeable for the interview, or wait until you have a job. When it comes to interviews, Conservative=Professional. Don't give your potential employer a single reason to think that you're not...
  15. Standing out in nursing school

    I understand that you feel you are different from your classmates. I feel the same way. I am a second degree student with several years of career experience, where most of my classmates are traditional college juniors. So there is definitely a maturi...