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  1. I graduated with my BSN 3 weeks ago and now I am waiting to take the NCLEX! I went through a really hard time my senior year. My mother died very sudden with a brain aneurysm and I just want to tell everyone here who encouraged me to keep going thank you. For all of you out there thinking am I ever going to make through school - you can -you've got to not give up and know when to ask for help. Thanks!
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    Do Clinicals Get Easier

    As time goes on you gain a greater since of confidence in yourself. There is always something new to be learned and I have a feeling that will be the case our entire career in nursing. Don't give up, the more you use the skills and apply the knowledge, the more comfortable you will begin to feel. I graduate this summer, but; everytime I have a complete new situation - I still get nervous butterflies - but I look forward to them now. After I do the new "thing" - I feel better about my abilities. Good Luck
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    Advice & Prayer to finish school

    Thank you all so much for sharing your support. I really needed to get out what I have been feeling. I am still so overwhelmed and it all seems unreal at times. I have no choice but to finish school - my finances will not allow for me to take a semester off and I have two beautiful & sweet children to take care of. My heart hurts right now and I wake up every day feeling like I have been beat up. My mother believed in me, even during the times I doubted myself - and I am really hanging on to that right now. I know this isn't a prayer board, but if you guys would keep me in your prayers - I would really appreciate it. Thanks so much for caring. Susan
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    Advice & Prayer to finish school

    I am a senior nontraditional nursing student and I am scheduled to graduate summer 2007. I don't know how I am going to make it - my mother died of a brain aneurysm 21 days ago. She helped and encouraged me so much to get through school. She watched my children for me to go to school - She was my biggest supporter and my friend. I want to finish and be the nurse she always believed in me that I could be - but how do I concentrate? I feel like I am in such a whirlwind that I can't focus. Has anyone else been through something like this and if so, what helped you deal with your grief and be able to finish school? Thanks for listening.
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    Dosage Calculations

    Please help. I am a first semester student and my very first test in Holistic was a dosage calculations test. The requirement is you must make a 90 by the 2nd try or your out of the course. I am a nontraditional student and math is not my strongest area. I made a 70 on my first try. In two weeks I have to make a 90. I have a couple of questions that I missed on my first test. I would appreciate any help you are willing to offer. 1. Over the next 4 hours, infuse 500mL D51/2NS w/ 20 mEq KCL. The drop factor is 10 gtts/mL. How many gtts/min will the IV infuse? 2. Ordered: Kantrex 15mg/kg/day given in two equally divided doses. Supplied: Kantrez 75 mg/2mL. Childs weight: 11 lbs. How many mL will you administer?