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  1. essential oils killing super bugs?

    have any of you had patients claiming that the use of essential oils can kill and protect against "super bugs?" i have no doubt that essential oils can be helpful to health, and i wouldn't even be surprised if they can heal some things. but, the te...
  2. Do you have a lot of Debt to pay off

    I owe absolutely nothing for the ADN I just completed. Not one cent. Get a job. Save. Go slowly if you have too.
  3. I graduated!!!

    I'm done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t::w00t: I graduated from my nursing program - I am COMPLETELY DONE. For those of you thinking you'll never get there, stick with it, you will! I'm still...
  4. "Too many" nursing programs?

    I'm concerned and I have a right to be! I'm at a good CC with a good reputation. But there are so many crappy ADN programs out there turning out students who've had horrible clinical experience and just aren't ready that now every hospital system i...
  5. Reciting nurse's pledge question

    I have the opposite problem, and I'm also at a state run facility with no faith/religion. Ours read as some nebulous statement about "I pledge myself to All Higher Beings." Well the bottom line is that I do not pledge myself to ALL HIGHER BEINGS. ...
  6. It's a matter of being organized. Make a sheet yourself - everything you'll cover in report. Go by system or by topic or whatever makes sense to YOU. Make an SBAR box on there somewhere. Write down important stuff. You are not a computer, you ca...
  7. MMR/ Hep B vaccines

    As far as I'm aware, the only combo for MMR is an addition of varicella, called ProQuad.
  8. "There's nothing worse than a FAT nurse!"

    That was an obnoxious comment. His filter is broken. Or he thinks he's above a filter. MANY people have this opinion, not just your doctor. This is such a sensitive area for people that they immediately default into a defensive posture when it com...
  9. Pregnancy: Before or After Nursing School

    You will be nurse for a few decades - a parent for your entire life. There is absolutely nothing that comes before your family and children. You can drop out and re-enter, or start over if you need to. Many of my classmates have had children thro...
  10. Med math test at start of nursing school?

    The kind of math you need for nursing is super super basic. Just make sure your answer makes sense, and that your conversions are correct. Know how to go from grams to mg, etc. And know that the DOSE is the amount of medication (mg) NOT the volume...
  11. Best degree for APN interested in arts in medicine

    You really need to step back at this and take another look at art therapy. What you are describing basically leaves you doing activities using art. That's fine, if that will be enough for you. But if you really want to use art as the medium to dri...
  12. How much is your degree costing you?

    List the type of degree, and how much you have/will pay. I'm not counting books, uniforms, supplies, ATI/HESI, or any other random fees. I'm in an ADN program at a CC. I already have a degree, so much of my stuff came over with me. For my pre-nur...
  13. Nursing student afraid of urinary catheters!

    I have never had this skill in clinical either. I think that having somebody who's a little worried about it is a better situation. Speaking as a patient, caths hurt like hell and I've never come out of the hospital without a UTI from it. So I'd ...
  14. Why is there so much rudeness?

    There's an ignore button!? Where!?
  15. Good resources for lung and heart sounds?

    Make it known to the other students in your clinical group that you are looking for examples of heart/lung sounds. Chances are good that you'll encounter many of them in clinical, especially lung sounds. Most patients are OK with another student co...
  16. Why is there so much rudeness?

    I've noticed it too. And you are right, some posters are just plain rude. It makes you wonder how these people plan on being nurses and communicating with patients who have far less knowledge and much less ability to understand their medical proble...
  17. No Car for Nursing School- Urban Area- Am I doomed?

    I have driven other students who live around me to clinicals every term except for the first. Ask around and see who lives near you, and then talk to the person who does scheduling about placing you at the same site. Or talk to the scheduler and r...
  18. I used to do interviewing for the department I was managing. I'd say it's unlikely they wasted their time interviewing you if you didn't meet the requirements to actually do the job. Remember that they are looking at an entirely different set of ne...
  19. what are BASELINE vital signs?

    My guess is she's asking you for the bp/pulse reads about 15 minutes before you plan to administer a med like dig that has lower hold limits. Depending on why the patient came into the hospital, you could look back to their admission vitals for som...
  20. Scared of pediatrics rotation in the fall

    Here, peds is a pretty hands off rotation. Most kids get IV meds, and most Children's Hospitals won't allow students to give IV meds. I was basically a glorified PCA that term who did assessments. Much of the peds stuff is very similar to adults....
  21. Is a laptop handy in nursing school?

    It might be helpful if you're in lecture and want to type in notes. I'd NEVER take it to clinical, it would walk away.
  22. ATI Fee

    I paid $100 each term - thankfully they only started making us do it the last few terms. But if I had done it through the entire program it would have been $700 total. And I don't think it's worth it either. I get a heck of a lot more out of the ...
  23. Is $49,000.00 too much for ADN program?

    YES. Don't pay that. Ridiculous is right!
  24. Improving Critical Thinking Skills?!

    Davis's Med/Surg Success books are great, the rationales are detailed and have helped me a lot.
  25. Tablet use / E-books in nursing school?

    Pageburst is HORRID on my iPod. It may run better on an iPad, I don't know.