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  1. Fitness and nursing

    I start my first nursing job, 12 hour shifts, next week. While in nursing school, I was able to train for a marathon the second year. Has anyone trained for and run a marathon, and any advice? Running keeps me sane, whether or not I will run is no...
  2. accelerated nursing program

    If you have already started, it might be wise to finish and then get a BSN later. Later can be immediately. I know multiple people who got an ADN, then began working toward their BSN the next semester (sometimes within weeks). If you find a job, y...
  3. Nursing Care Plan Presentation

    Is your care plan written for a real patient or an "imagined" one? If it's for a real patient, look at the history and figure out why their temperature might be low (look to Esme and GrnTea for reasons that might make sense). If the patient is imag...
  4. Waitressing as a pre-req?

    I'm in a small percentage of the clumsiest people on earth. The flat floor has a tendency to "jump up and trip me". I waited tables for 5 years, and actually I was good at it and liked it! If you can make coffee, you could do mornings at a diner, ...
  5. The "Nursing Games" claims it's first victims...

    Dosage errors are dangerous, so I understand why people are being failed for not passing a dosage calculations test. On the other hand, if dosage calculation specifically is not being taught, it seems unfair. Some people have difficulty with concep...
  6. MSW -> RN? advice wanted

    You can't be going backward if you aren't even on the same track. I'm not sure where you are, but if you want to earn a higher degree, some schools offer direct-entry MSN programs. While you would still be a new grad in the field, you will have the...
  7. You can take the online quizzes as many times as you want, until you get an A? Stop freaking out and go get your 100! Use your book to look up the answers. If for some reason your professor has not assigned specific chapters to read, then look up ...
  8. 10th Nursing Caption Contest - Win $100

    This is the Grinch, his heart grew three sizes a while back...so heart failure?
  9. What to label your dividers?

    I do it differently for each class, but it is generally split up by exam, then possibly subdivided into notes, activities, my notes, etc. That wasn't working for two of my classes this semester, so instead for example one is divided into lecture sli...
  10. Exhaustion bloopers

    Thank you for your story, that was great.
  11. 10 question quizzes, I know...

    If the questions are NCLEX style, get a study guide (or multiple study guides) and review the information and questions related to the topics your are covering. Also, listen to GrnTea and go talk to your professor or professors, they can help provid...
  12. Nursing School Blues??

    This is an old thread, but still so relevant. Even though things are not going poorly, school doesn't always go as well as I would like. I'm a pretty upbeat person, and every now and then I get snappy, and I've broken down crying more than once alr...
  13. You want to finish and be a nurse. If you want to be an NP, that might be a long way off. I agree with jasilady, you need to focus on right now. If you don't feel like you are studying as much as your class mates, ask yourself if you can do better...
  14. Nursing students learn how to toughen up

    Maybe it's because the program is accelerated, but it IS as tough as they say...and then some! You will cry, go ahead and let it out, it can be a good release every now and then. Find your support system. Don't fall behind, you will never catch bac...
  15. I need some advice, 72 On first Exam :(

    It sounds like you need to make a big change in how you study. Understanding NCLEX format can only get you so far. You actually need an good grasp of the topic being tested to do well on exams. If you do feel as if you understood the material, and...