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How to Improve Patient Care in Nursing: Takeaway #1 from the book, “I’m Here.”

I’m Here:Compassionate Communication in Patient Care,” written by Marcus Engle, is a highly recommended read for anyone in the health care field. I, like many of you, am a nursing student. Eager to get through school, and counting down the months until I earn my “RN” license, and enter the Read More

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Nursing School First Year Completed- Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! This year was big for me! After all of my hard work preparing and completing pre requisites to enter nursing school I finally started my 2 year ADN program in January 2014. Now that 2014 is gone, it really hit me that I am half way done, Read More

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I’ve hit a growth spurt in Med Surge 1

My professor and I had an opportunity to sit down and just talk about her goals for the class. She is great in pushing and motivating you to think outside of the box and to really apply your critical thinking skills. We have had many conversations when light bulbs just Read More

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Dosage Calculations and First Clinical Simulation

This past week I had my qualifying dosage exam. For those that don't know, each semester my program tests us on our ability to safely and accurately calculate dosage /medicine calculation orders. So since I previously took Phatmacology at another school which included dosage calculations I was really stressed on Read More