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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. NurseOnAMotorcycle

    The Day Nursing Student Apathy Got to Me

    When I first started in our emergency department night shift, I noticed that the 2-3 students were largely ignored for the first half hour or so during shift change. They stood nervously by the desks, repeatedly adjusting their coats and book bags wi...
  3. I Am Meant To Be A Nurse.

    I had been in the dental field for years and had slowly moved my way up by learning each job until I was proficient and then seeking more of a challenge. I did this for 9 years until I found myself with a Bachelor's in Healthcare Management and the O...
  4. "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...
  5. Everyone learns in different ways. Some people are visual learners, some are kinetic. Some people work best in study groups, some are solitary students. No matter how you learn, the key is to study like my Grandpa. My Grandpa was a farmer and a unive...
  6. The Big PictureIt is your job to relay the prescription information from the prescriber to the pharmacist in a safe and effective manner. All three players have their roles and responsibilities in this process. The prescriber must prescribe the appro...
  7. I slowly 'stair-stepped' my way into the nursing profession. I started out as a direct care staff member (a.k.a. uncertified caregiver) at a group home for adults with mental retardation when I was 19 years old, but only worked at this facility for a...
  8. TheCommuter

    Face Your Fears

    First of all, let's start off with a workable definition of fear, which is one of the most primitive emotions that affects us today. Fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat or impending danger that results in an urgent need to get away fr...
  9. For starters, we must remember that as humans we are VERY visual creatures. Our visual system (at least for a great majority of us) is our main means of finding our way around and gaining input for our brain to understand things in the world. With th...
  10. On the first day of clinical, my instructor told me that she was going to teach me to think like a nurse. Critical thinking may be the most valuable trait that any nurse can have and my instructor did this incredibly well. I was with a elderly dement...
  11. This goes out to all the students who are pursuing a Bachelor's degree in nursing. Believe people when they say: IT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH. Because it will be. Now I know there are different perspectives but before I had entered the nursing program I w...
  12. 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...
  13. I was set to do a saline lock flush with my instructor. Mind you, it wasn't my first, because I had done them in the second semester without any problem. But it was the first one with THIS instructor, and she was very very strict. A total stickler! O...
  14. It's Just a Shower

    The purity of water can bring wonders to a parched soul, a dirty wound, a needy plant. I happen to know of a way in which water can bring solace to the heaviest of hearts and even the most entangled minds. I met him during my Psychiatry clinical and ...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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...
  19. Real nursing is not what happened at the ends of your fingers the last time you cared for a patient. No. Genuinely professional nursing is what went on between your ears when you planned the care, gave it, and evaluated its effects. Professional nurs...
  20. PinayNanayNurse

    "Simple Art of Caring"

    Nursing is an artNursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, It requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter's or sculptor's work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do...
  21. I've been a nurse for a long time. Long enough to look back, reflect over my career, and consider the choices I made and the paths I followed. If I could go back in the day and talk to myself when I was a nursing student I might share a little advice...
  22. 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...
  23. TheCommuter

    Student Loan Fraud (Part I)

    Financial aid scams are on the rise in the United States during a time when record numbers of first-time freshmen are attending college and nontraditional students are returning to school. Due to the massive increase in the number of online classes, ...
  24. joanna73

    Study Tips For Students

    First, assess your own learning style and know your limits. Everyone processes information differently. Are you a visual learner? Do you learn best alone or in groups? Plan your assignments and know your due dates well in advance. A day timer or cale...
  25. The Little Round Thing

    When I started that day it seemed the paramount thing to me just to get rid of the dress bypassing my state board exams. My clinical rotations had become routine stuff after two years. My mentor hardly bothered to check on me anymore. I thought I was...