For those graduating this year: I still have all my NCLEX books and study materials that I’ll sell to you at a cheaper price than online and in store prices. -Lippincotts Q&A NCLEX RN 10th edition -Saunders comprehensive review NCLEX RN 5th edition -NCLEX RN comnprehensive review by Elsevier 20th edition -Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX...
Thank you to all my followers!! Hope the things I post are helpful to you all! Thank you for your support and patience as I post material up (since I’ve been working). Good luck on finals! Be sure to look under my ‘nursing’ tag and scroll through the topics you need to brush up on for your exams! (I’ll still be posting, no worries!)?
Quick Notes: Abbreviations
Quick Notes: Abbreviations ac means “before meals” hs means “at bedtime” od means “right eye” os means “left eye” ou means “both eyes” od means “right eye” os means “left eye” au means “both ears” po means “by mouth” pc means “after meals” prn means “as...
WE GOT HIM!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you to all of Boston’s finest for protecting our city and its citizens and keeping us safe!!! THANK YOU! Thank you for risking your lives for us!!! I LOVE BOSTON! This is our city!!!!! Boston strong! I can now sleep with a sense of relief. Going to try to make it to downtown Boston to pay my respects to the victims and families who were affected and injured from the bombings from...
Stay strong and be safe Boston!
Hope they catch this guy asap.
SHOUTOUT TO ALL THE MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS (NURSES,...
I’M PROUD TO BE A NURSE! #PRAYFORBOSTON #STAYSTRONGBOSTON
I was there, just 2 blocks away from tent A. An hour earlier, I was near the finish line to get mylar blankets for the runners who were in my zone who were freezing cold after finishing the race. I heard the explosions. The memory of running to tent A with a wheelchair and not knowing what to expect or see. The scenes I saw were like from a horror movie. Ambulances, sirens, police, screaming, and...
Blood Flow through the Heart Diagram
You will *need to know this all throughout nursing school and on the NCLEX. I found this helpful diagram to show you the anatomy of the heart and the blood flow through it. superior vena cava inferior vena cava right atrium tricuspid valve right ventricle pulmonary valve pulmonary artery pulmonary veins left atrium mitral valve left ventricle ...
Extravasation, the leaking of vesicant drugs (such as antineoplastics) into surrounding tissue, can cause severe local tissue damage, resulting in delayed healing, infection, tissue necrosis, disfigurement, loss of function, and even amputation. Signs and symptoms of extravasation: blanching, burning, or discomfort at the I.V. site cool skin around the I.V. site swelling at or above the I.V....
Infiltration occurs when I.V. fluid leaks into surrounding tissue. It’s commonly caused by improper placement or dislodgment of the catheter. When the tip of the catheter is positioned near a flexion area, patient movement may cause the catheter to slip out or through the lumen of the vessel. The risk of infiltration increases in older patients because their veins are thin and fragile. ...
Maternity: Oral contraceptive complications
Oral contraceptive complications (birth control): Warning signs Remember- ACHES: Abdominal pain Chest pain Headache (severe) Eye (blurred vision) Sharp leg pain
Vancomycin Peak & Trough
*Need to know in nursing, not just in school. Especially as a nurse.** (You’ll study it in pharmacology class too.) What is Vancomycin? “Vancomycin is an antimicrobial drug that is used to treat serious infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria.” (Usually through IV administration but can be by mouth (PO)). Understand peak and troughs and the difference between them. How...
Applying for an RN position.
Someone had sent me an ask and I thought it was a great question that I should share. “Hey there! I was just wondering when you started applying for RN positions. While still in school or did you wait until the summer?” I started applying for jobs right after I passed my nclex-RN exam. I focused on school and studying for exams before even thinking about a job. Many places will...
Blizzard on my day off=win. Working this weekend=fail. Never a win-win situation=life as a nurse.
Patient/resident: “Why? You just want me to pull down my undies so you can see my sex!” Her response to me when I told her that I’m checking her butt for any skin/tissue damage. Aka pull down her pants so I can see her butt. I wanted to burst out laughing, but I kept it in. Laughed/giggled quietly when I left the room. Nursing home’s can be funny. That made my night.
Advice to new nursing students/nursing students.
I made a post a while ago with my advice for new nursing students. :) Here is the link: Advice to new nursing students/nursing students. http://bloopz.tumblr.com/post/29562447715/advice-to-new-nursing-students-nursing-students If you have any questions about anything not stated here, or anything at all, feel free to leave me a message!
That I’ve been asked/told since I’ve been a RN… “You’re a nurse? How old are you?” “You look too young to be a nurse.” “Do you have any kids?” “If you’re old enough to be a nurse, you’re old enough to have kids.” “Are you married?” “Are you sure you know what you’re doing?” “Have you ever done this before”? I look young for my age. I don’t have kids. No, I’m not married. I went...
For those of you who are nurses (RNs or lpns): how many patients are you assigned a shift? And do you work at a hospital or rehab/nursing center/ or other? Me…. 20. Yup, 18-20 patients at a rehab/ nursing center. Only 2 nurses on each shift and each with 18-20 patients. Too large of a patient load for one nurse. In clinical, we only had 2-4 the most, now I have 5 times more. I know in...
Working 40 hours a week, 5 days a week. 3-11pm. No life no more. :( Life as a RN.
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas! Happy holidays!
Hi! Works going good. Still on orientation. Passing meds by myself, nursing notes, documenting, and taking care of lots of patients. It’s going well though. Still learning how to do things and how this place functions…no computers! I’m so used to documenting on computers, using automatic vital sign machines, electronic beds, monitors, and etc! Everything is on...
My thoughts and prayers to the 20 children, 6 adults, and their families...
JUST HIRED: RN!!!!!
I’M GOING TO BE A WORKING REGISTERED NURSE! WOOOOOO!!! 3 months of waiting since passing my NCLEX. Soooo longggggggg of a wait! But YES FINALLY I’M GOING TO BE WORKING!!!!!!!! A JOB A JOB! 4 Years of hard work woot wooot! Good bye life, hello real world. .?
What is everyone studying right now...?
Hey everyone, hope school is going well! What are you guys studying right now in your nursing classes? Or what’s on your next nursing exam? If people are learning/studying for a certain topic right now, I’ll dig through my nursing notes from school and post some thing’s that may be helpful :) Let me know by replying to this post. Also, you can let me know if this ‘what...
like me to start reblogging my previous posts that consists of nursing notes/diagrams? You can reply with yes, no, and/or ‘like’ this post. I’ll be making new nursing notes too. :)
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Stand UP 2 Cancer. I stand up for my Dad who battled and lost to lung cancer. 1 1/2 years since we lost you. Miss you so much dad. RIP.
2 or 4 year Nursing Program?
For those who are deciding whether they want to enroll in a 2 or 4 year nursing program. I found this online and found it to be really helpful. It’s brief but it’s straight to the point. It’s from a college’s website. Source & Credit is noted below. 2 year nursing program= Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) 4 year nursing program= Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing...
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School started today...
and I’m not there. SO WEIRD!!! My college just started today, and being a graduate and not going to school, is just really weird. I’m home. Job searching. and doing nothing! It’s like I want to be at school, yet I really don’t. Hmm. GOOD LUCK TO THOSE WHO STARTED NURSING SCHOOL TODAY! And good luck to those currently in nursing school! You’re almost at the finish line! KEEP GOING! If any of...
Job searching rant.
Ugh, job searching is so so so hard. Harder than the actual NCLEX. I applied to a bunch of jobs, different positions/etc. [new grads/etc] No calls for interviews or anything. I’m home, doing nothing! It’s so bad! PLEASE hospitals call me and HIRE ME!!! Pretty please. :) -Bloopz, RN ?
Advice: Clinical Rotation
Soooo about clinical. For pre-nursing students/nursing students. Some advice for you! I loved it. and you will too. You might be placed in places you probably will either love or hate, with clinical instructors you’ll love or hate, with other students you’ll love or hate. Love/hate relationship. But the most important thing: You learn A LOT. My first time was okay. I was on a...
Just wanted to let you guys know that I updated the links on the top of my tumblr. The NCLEX and the Nursing links.
Hey everyone! I’ve been asked about what I used to study and passed for the NCLEX-RN. Resources: Saunders 5th edition with CD: I used this for all of my content review. It’s a large book and has lots of detail. It’s also really boring but I read it basically from front to back, skipping a few chapters. I focused on maternity, pedi, psych, and all of med-surg. I skipped the...
Advice to new nursing students/nursing students.
I’ve been getting quite a few messages from pre-nursing students/new nursing students/graduate nurses about advice for be a nursing student, going to nursing school, and the nclex. Thank’s everyone for asking! I really enjoy helping others. My advice would be: To stay focused in school and still have some time for yourself. You will find yourself caught up in school work and...
Hesi vs. NCLEX
Hi everyone. Since I have taken the NCLEX. I thought I should let you know about something. My school had us take the HESI exams every year in school. They are supposed to mimic the NCLEX and help you prepare for it. The score my school wanted us to achieve was an 850. I only passed 1 of them by 4 points. All the other ones, I failed. If anyone fails the HESI at my school, they make you do...
Thank you Dr. Cranquis!
Thank you Dr. Cranquis!!!!!!!! and thanks to all my new followers! Hi new followers! ?
OMG I’M AN OFFICIAL RN!!!!! REGISTERED NURSE!!! just checked my state nursing license website and I’M ON IT!!! MELISSA, RN BSN!!!! WOOO!!! FAMILY KNOWS NOW!! ?