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  1. Correctional nurse transitioning to med-surg

    Correctional nurse here as well. I understand exactly what you are saying. I started out in correctional nursing and although I haven't got the "itch" to go to med surg yet, I do wonder if I should just to experience it and aquire skills I am not get...
  2. Passed NCLEX in 75 questions - Long post

    Hey everyone, this is for anyone who is looking for any bit of reference (as I did for the last 3 months) about the NCLEX. I had my exam on the 10/13 and it shut off after 75 questions. I traveled home (2 hour drive) and did the PVT and got the good ...
  3. Just a litlle pick-me-up-- My Story

    What were your impressions of the exam, did it compare to UWorld in anyway? Any tips or advice? I sit for my exam next month, and a few of my cohort mentioned how vague the questions are.
  4. Working During ADN Program

    Only you will know the answer to that. So many programs from one school to another are different, what those programs require with lecture, clinicals, labs etc. I worked 50+ hours a week through the entire program (graduated this week) and yea it wa...
  5. Full time hiring or mostly per diem?

    Where in NY are they cutting back? I know Albany area is.
  6. What book is $1,000?
  7. Helpful Items to Purchase for Nursing School

    Check with your instructors on this. I bought one during my first semester for clinical's and was chewed out by the instructor, as she said no one in the hospitals uses them, and they can carry bacteria etc on them. Meanwhile, every single RN I worke...
  8. Does your nursing school offer test review

    Not really. We get our tests back, and go into a board room where the instructor hands out "copies" of the exam with the correct answers circled. If you have a question she will answer it, but as far as going over questions, giving rationals, then th...
  9. I am able to do it. I work 3-12 hour shifts 1 week, and 4 -12 hour shifts the next week. This is not my preference, but you do what you have to do. Luckily the office I work in, my co-workers, and management allow me to rotate my schedule to get my s...
  10. How do you eyeball respiratory rate effectively?

    If I can't visually see their chest rise, I have them place their hand on their chest while I am checking their pulse on their other arm
  11. Visible tattoos appropriate for RN's?

    My school's policy for clinical is no visible tattoos or piercings, although ears can have small stud piercings. If the tattoos are on the arm then a full length undershirt must be worn.
  12. Another first day of clinicals post...

    Had my first last semester in LTC facility. This semester is on the Med/Surg floor at the hospital, but was postponed to this week because of the east coast snow storm. Good luck
  13. Graduating RN BSN at 32

    lol at 28 being later in life
  14. Clinical sites

    First semester was a LTC facility, the second semester and throughout are hospitals for my program
  15. I'm In, Now What?!?!

    Know your dosage calculations, know your pharmacology (at least the drugs you are expected to know the first semester), know your fluid and electrolytes. We used Potter/Perry Fundamentals of Nursing, and I highly recommend this book to go with it. "F...