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  1. As a nursing student, my primary focus was to excel at my pre-requisites and to gain admittance to nursing school. As many of you know, nursing school admission is competitive, and I was focused on only one thing: getting in. And yet, with increasing...
  2. I did not always want to be a nurse. Growing up, I never even new what a nurse job consisted of, or what they did on a daily basis. I stayed in a hospital once or twice .. and new they took care of people, but that was the extent of knowing what nurs...
  3. dianah

    Miss Tander Teaches

    Miss Tander. The very mention of her name stirred butterflies and raised pulse and blood pressure in us. Miss Tander. Tough and no-nonsense scourge of us student nurses. As the Med-Surg nursing instructor, she knew her stuff, alright. I still recall ...
  4. We've all been there, sitting in the exam room (be it for your RN license exam or just a nursing class exam) and you're confronted with that question that makes you ask yourself "OK, so where did I learn this?". They seem to happen more often than no...
  5. "I believe that everyone should spend their first year in Med-Surg." These are the words as spoken by the Director of my nursing school. As one that has always liked a challenge, I made my case as to why one shouldn't go to Med-Surg. I am not against...
  6. Every nurse remembers their first day of nursing clinicals. I would like to share my first day with you. We were a group of ten brand new nursing students. Dressed in all white, some had excited expressions of anticipation on their faces. Others had ...
  7. TheCommuter

    Hybrid / Online LPN Programs

    Many people want to enter the ranks of the nursing profession by becoming licensed practical nurses (LPNs). Moreover, a significant number of these people are busy adults who must contend with full-time employment, family obligations and other issues...
  8. Growing UpThe story of my life summed up in one word would be "change." I changed schools often when I was young but all were close to my home in Louisa, Virginia. In high school, I changed jobs frequently to include: 2 farms, 4 shoe stores, 4 pools,...
  9. Managing Life Outside of School

    I am about to enter the 1st semester of an ADN program and I'm curious how others with families manage home life. I'm married with 4 children, a 13 y.o. son, a 9 y.o. son, a 5 y.o. daughter and a 1 y.o. daughter. My husband is self-employed and runs ...
  10. On the Edge

    Today is my first day of nursing school. God willing, 16 months from now I will be an RN, and in two sure-to-be-short-despite-feeling-endless-now years, I will be a clinical nurse leader. What the heck am I thinking??? I can't do this! I can't! I'm a...
  11. Critique of Nursing School

    Having seen so many pitiable messages thrown up on this board from desperate students barely surviving nursing school, I wanted to give my two cents worth from a less immediate and frazzled perspective. Let me say that I understand that I'm generaliz...
  12. Time served on a waitlist

    I had been thinking about it for a very long time now. I needed to apply to a nursing school and get on with my career. I had been postponing this for years and promising myself I'd do it next year, and then next and then next. Now was the perfect ti...
  13. Ok so it's a mere 10 days into the summer and I don't believe that I've already fallen behind in my reading. What is wrong with me? Where did the time go? Wasn't I up until 3 am last night, I mean this morning, what did I do? I missed Memorial Day, f...
  14. Many potential and current nursing students do not fully understand the concepts of approval and accreditation. For instance, someone recently mentioned that his/her school of nursing is accredited by the Arizona Board of Nursing. State boards of nur...
  15. I don't know that everyone likes mountain climbing/hiking or has had the blessing to experience climbing to the summit of a 14,000 ft peak (a 14er), but my wife and I very much enjoy summiting 14ers, and were able to summit 4 on our honeymoon a coupl...
  16. Create a notebook stack called "_Current Classes" (the "_" puts the notebook stop towards the top), and in the stack create notebooks for each class. Within each class notebook, create a note with your reading schedule with a tag of !Daily. After you...
  17. Having good social skills is crucial when working in a field like nursing where a large part of your day is caring for and communicating with people. It is important to develop positive social skills so that it will be easier to succeed with your goa...
  18. TheCommuter

    Nursing Degrees: Bridging From LPN to RN

    Licensed practical nurses (LPN) have the ability to reinforce their current skill set, acquire new skills, learn additional theory, earn a higher income, and prepare for enhanced career mobility by continuing their educations to become registered nur...
  19. sixela21

    Pre-nursing: A Love Story...

    I do not yet have tear-jerking or moving story of my triumphs and experiences as a nurse--this is my account of my journey to find one. To this day, a very close family friend of mine still will not let me live it down that she caught me on tape at t...
  20. I am going to give a little advice and maybe it will help me, and future nursing students...FirstWhen they say you don't have to read all the chapters, you should really read the chapters. Just try to put things in your own words so you can understan...
  21. I always wondered what I wanted to be when I was older, who knew that it would be such a task to figure that out. I feel as though many of you can relate. I wanted to be so many things I just couldn't decide, I felt like my college career is just bei...
  22. eyesopen_mouthshut

    allnurses Got Me Into Nursing School

    I know there are many opposing opinions in regards to private/ for-profit/ community college/ university/ ADN/ BSN schools and degrees, but I just wanted to say that thanks to AN, I have been able to research, visit, take an entrance exam, submit an ...
  23. Get ready! You're about to embark on an amazing journey! Your first year as a nurse, especially on the floor, will teach you so much about teamwork, endurance, time-management and compassion. I've been a pediatric nurse for 6 years now and it's taugh...
  24. It was then, as my patient rolled away in her wheelchair to parts unknown, I thought 'well, and that's when nursing school ended'. Week 8, and I had lost my patient. I don't mean 'lost', in that whole sad eyes 'oh-my-god-how-did-your-patient-die' los...
  25. Countless first-semester and first-quarter nursing students worriedly exclaim, "I haven't made any friends in nursing school!" Over the years I've made a few curious observations about the nursing students who express the most concern about having ma...