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  1. Dansko arch/footbed help

    Thanks to everyone for their advice/replies. I've had my Danskos a couple weeks now and they're much better than they were. I don't wear them everyday and I'm sure they'd be better if I did. They still hurt a little if its a really busy day and I do...
  2. I'm in my second semester of my RN year. The school hired a new clinical instructor because they had one quit. I don't want to say too much and give away too many details. I followed her once, last semester before she became an instructor. She got in...
  3. Dansko arch/footbed help

    I would definitely suggest wearing them slightly loose. The heel is supposed to slide up and down freely - don't worry, it's very smooth and won't cause blisters like other shoes. You'd be surprised how much your feet spread during the day too - I ha...
  4. Dansko arch/footbed help

    So I have a new pair of Dansko professional black patent shoes. The width is fine, my toes can move freely and I don't have any pain on the top of my foot. I wore them to class all day last week and they were fine, but of course I wasn't on my feel t...
  5. Which shoes to buy for clinical?

    Thanks, everyone! After MUCH research, here is what I have learned. Also - there is no store in my area (unless I want to drive 2 hours out of my way) that carry Danskos - the uniform shops claim they weren't selling well because of the price or some...
  6. Incompetent??

    A saying at my school is, "The worst always happens in nursing school!" In the last year, one student's father committed suicide, one student's apartment building burnt down, one student's daughter had a psychotic episode and was committed to a psych...
  7. Nursing isn't what I thought it'd be...any advice?

    What you do in clinical isn't what it's going to be like in the real world. In clinical, you have to do total patient care - baths, toileting, grooming, meds, dressing changes, everything. In the real world, it all depends on where you work. In the I...
  8. Why are students going into LPN programs?

    My program requires you to take the LPN program before you can take the RN program. Very few of the BSN programs in my area take students who don't have their LPN or RN already. It may seem like a waste of money to you, but our students are very suc...
  9. Typical Nursing School Behavior?

    Wow. I thought my program was strict. I'm in my second program of the RN program. Took the LPN program last year and have my LPN license. 1. There are ALWAYS those students who think they can get by without reading and then get ticked off when they d...
  10. Which shoes to buy for clinical?

    Hi, all. I'm in my RN year and the clinical shoes I've been using all last year and so far this year are no longer working for me. They were expensive shoes - the Skechers ones that massage your feet. They look like they're in good condition, but my ...
  11. Is this okay? Exam score

    Believe me, I understand your frustration! The program at my school is known for being one of the most difficult programs in the area. That being said, I usually score pretty good on my tests and I spend most of my free time studying - I'm a mom and ...
  12. Would you take the LPN test?

    I would take it. There are many hospitals in my area who will hire you if you already have your LPN and are currently pursuing your RN. I completed the LPN portion of my education in May and am finishing the RN portion at the moment. I work for a te...
  13. Clinical Vent

    I would double check the policy. At my school, we're allowed to give any type of meds as long as either the instructor is there or our nurse (for the patient) is there and feels comfortable doing it. We had a special "orientation lab day" at the beg...
  14. The oh-so-common rude classmate(s)...

    I can tell you that I definitely know how you feel! Nursing programs differ from school to school, but from experience I have found that the nursing program (no matter which college you're in) is different than every other academic program - you have...
  15. Any advice for an RN student?

    GrnTea - Thank you very much! I try as hard as I can, I read a ton (though I could probably read more!), and my biggest concern is being the safest nurse possible and I know critical thinking and knowledge play a HUGE part in that. I did take a par...