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  1. Paying for Course syllabus?

    Hardly anything was given to us. We had access to everything on "Blackboard" if we needed to turn it in we usually had to print it ourselves. If you wanted to write on your syllabus you had to print it yourself. I think I would have rather purchased ...
  2. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??

    I heard of a PCT who had some 1100 to 2300 shifts - sounds like the perfect rotation to me!
  3. Am I the only one who hates 12 hour shifts??

    I hate working 12 hours and not being able to do anything else on those days, but mostly I just hate working nights. I would put myself on the list to switch to days, but I need the extra money. All that said, I would hate working 5 days a week even...
  4. Working and nursing school?

    Whether or not you can work while in nursing school all depends upon you. I have friends that worked practically full time. I worked in a nursing home through out nursing school. I worked 2 -3 days a week my first year, and a lot less the last year. ...
  5. Any older students??

    I just took my final exit exam for nursing school at 38. I earned a Bachelor's degree in four years right after high school but I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Nor was I that good of a student. I was smart but I did not know how to st...
  6. I am a Christian and I served in Christian outreach for 10 years before deciding to go back to school and study nursing. The only fast Bach program in my area was at a Baptist university that required religion or Bible courses as a pre-req. I decided...
  7. What to do about refusing Dr. orders?

    There may be no grounds for refusing to place the PICC line. But I think that you are going to far to say that as a nurse you have no right to refuse the order. We couple of months ago I attended a mock trial presented for the Texas Nurse's Associati...
  8. Anyone pass the NCLEX without study/preparation?

    I graduate in less than a month and probably will not get to take NCLEX before the end of January. I will study but not like in nursing school. I will not be opening up my MedSurge or Peds book. We have a mandatory NCLEX review the week after thanksg...
  9. Why do the unit nurses treat the students like this?!

    I have had good experiences and bad in clinical. This my last semester and I was really scared about getting my preceptor for this semester. My preceptor had never precepted before but rose to the challenge. The first night was rough because of compu...
  10. I am not sure about assisted living, unless it is one of those Assisted living plus kind of places. I am a CNA in a nursing home/skilled nursing facility (also about to graduate from nursing school) and there someone should stay in the dining room un...
  11. LPN Student needs advice

    I am not an LVN but I work in a nursing home. In my state, most LVN jobs are in nursing homes (not all). In most nursing home the shifts are 8 hours, not 12. You should look into before and after school care in case you need it, but it is better than...
  12. Finding the right time to sleep...

    Ideally I sleep from midnight to 8. However, that does not work out if I pick up a 7 - 3 shift, or Monday nights when I have to volunteer on Tuesday mornings at 8, or even on Sunday if I am going to go to church. ALSO, I am starting my last semester ...
  13. Critical care nurse with migraines on disabilty

    Look for a PRN job, possibly hospice? That way you can work more hours now, and work occasionally when you go back to school.
  14. What do you bring to eat?

    Like the first respondent said: brown bag it as much as possible. Ordering out is ridiculous, hospital food will get expensive, and your lunch break is not long enough to warrant spending half of it going to get food. Buy a bunch of Lean Cuisines for...
  15. Pt does not sound AOX4 to me. There is a lot missing in this scenario. As others have stated, if pt was really AOX4 then call the MD and get an order for different treatment that pt agrees to, or get them discharged. That seems to be the 2 options: c...