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How to Improve Patient Care in Nursing: Takeaway #2 from the book, “I’m Here.”

Hopefully, you have read my Takeaway #1, and have returned to read more of what I have taken from the book “I’m Here.” by Marcus Engle. This week my takeaway is pretty lengthy. Takeaway #2 – Care for the patient and the family; provide accurate updates; allow time for patients Read More

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How to prepare for Nursing School Simulations

Let’s talk about how I prepare for the nerve wrecking nursing school simulations. I am hoping that it will bring you guys some ease when preparing for upcoming simulations. First, expect to be nervous. It is interesting to see that my nursing peers and I feel comfortable providing care with 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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Nursing School | Open House – Is Nursing Right for Me?

Last Thursday, my school had their open house, and I had the opportunity to talk to students that are interested in nursing and our nursing program. I remember being them. Full of questions and uncertainty whether a career in nursing was right for them. I tried my best to explain Read More

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Nursing School | Dreading clinical day 3

So, I never thought that I would be this student. The one who is dreading to go to clinical. This past week was tough ( skills lab). I feel so behind that I just don’t know how to handle all of my emotions. On top of feeling behind in clinical Read More

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Foundations Exam 2- 94% Boom!

Super proud of myself to have gotten a 94%. Initially I thought that I got a 92% including 2 bonus points, but I guess I was wrong. I was happy to be wrong when I signed in this morning and saw that I earned a 94%. I really made some 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