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Hey there! I am going to start upload my collection of worksheets, subject outlines, study tips, study images, and various other study materials. I have uploaded a "test example" of the nursing process. This was just something quick I put together. I am just getting the word out that more materials will be available shortly! If there are any topics in the realm of nursing, pharmacology,... read more

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In my years of tutoring, one recurring theme among my students is "these textbooks are too much for me. Am I really supposed to read and memorize all this information?" My first student refused to even open the textbook, preferring to use lecture notes, review books, and YouTube videos. She's now a gainfully employed registered nurse. To each her own. While I generally don't condone... read more

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I was one of the altruistic nursing students. I wanted to HELP people. I wanted to SAVE LIVES and STAMP OUT DISEASE! It came as a huge surprise to me that I was going to have to digest and metabolize a plethora of information and then regurgitate it, processed through my common sense filter on nursing school tests. Any student who has taken a test in a nursing program will commiserate... read more

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Many nursing students believe that their studies are going great until they come to pharmacology. It is difficult trying to learn and understand all of those drugs and their side effects. However, dosage calculations really put fear into many students.  So the next few blogs will be looking at this topic. Few of us are mathematical wizards, but using dimensional analysis to solve your... read more

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The beginning of a new school year is always exciting, however there is an end to that year as well with final exams, possibly graduation and NCLEX exams as you prepare to become a professional nurse. Now is the time to put a good study plan in place.  Your plan should be built on a solid foundation of a positive attitude, the belief that yes, you can and will achieve your goals,... read more

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One of the challenges that women in particular face is the challenge of balancing family life and school work.  I've totally been there and done that.  When my son was just three months old, I returned to school for my nursing pre-requisites.  It wasn't easy, but I did it.  After a few short months, I was enrolled in an accelerated BS to MSN program with a deployed spouse... read more

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As the summer draws to a close, it is time to take out those nursing books, dust them off and begin preparation for heading back to the classroom. If you are a returning student, by now you should have developed a study plan to help you organize, comprehend and digest the large amounts of information that is required in your nursing subjects.  Here are some suggestions to help... read more

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Proofreading and editing one's own paper for a high school or college English course can be challenging. Sometimes one just needs a second pair of eyes. A tutor will often see the weaknesses in a writing assignment and point them out to a student. Like any teacher, making red marks on a student's paper doesn't necessarily help a student improve his or her writing skills. Working side by side,... read more

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NCLEX Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis is caused by recessive mutations in the CF gene. CF transports chloride, when transortion of chloride is blocked, like in cystic fibrosis, mucous becomes abnormally thick. The thick mucous gets trapped in the lungs, pancreas, liver, intestines, and reproductive tract. Signs of cystic fibrosis: CF PANCREAS Chronic respiratory disease (inflammation,... read more

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Heparin vs. Coumadin Heparin is an anticoagulant that interferes with the activation of fibrin and keeps it from forming a clot. Heparin is rapid acting and used to treat these common conditions: prevent clots in deep vein thrombosis pulmonary embolism atrial fibrillation There are two types of heparin 1) unfractionated 2) low molecular weight (LMH) The most important labs... read more

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The philosophy of teaching I have embraced in thirty years of teaching medical students and college students is based on the belief that learning is student centered and that students need to be equal partners in the learning process. There must be present, a student mentor relationship of trust. There should, however, always be an authoritative presence in the mentor. This leadership should... read more

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I'm new to this site and can't wait to help you. Got questions? I got answers! Whether you need some simple study skills and techniques or if you have very specific problems in a subject, I can help. Let me show you how all these subjects work together and are not isolated disciplines that you're never going to use. I'll show you the relevance of each subject and how they're all integrated... read more

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Hello, Nursing school can be tough! If you are having difficulty or would like assistance with your studies, please contact me. I have been a registered nurse for 17 years and will graduate this semester with my BSN. I have experience in education as well and have a heart for teaching. I would love to work with you to help you succeed in this program. I wish everyone the very best for... read more

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My emerging tutoring passion is assisting ESL college students with their coursework. Most of them must also hold full-time jobs to support themselves and often their families as well. Many require online courses to get college educations. They could not earn a college degree any other way. Do textbook publishing companies realize how much cultural bias is written into their online ancillary... read more

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I am always amazed about how little "hands on experience" nursing students have received from local colleges. Two senior nursing students that I precepted had little experience with injections and absolutely no experience with the use of glucometers. The opportunities to teach and mentor were necessary and constant! The teaching methods that I used were repetitive demonstration with... read more

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Hello Everyone, My name is Casey. I am a Registered Nurse in Spokane, Washington, and while I am new to this environment, I have been tutoring for the last four years. I am proficient at tutoring math and science, though I am not necessarily limited to those areas. I am also skilled at teaching study skills and organization, which can help students in any subject. I am willing to tutor... read more

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If you are a medical provider or a nurse for any length of time, you will come across eponyms. Eponyms are diseases, disorders, procedures or equipment that is named for some person. You will not be asking for a indwelling urinary catheter, you will be asking for a Foley [catheter]. When a patient went to the operating room for a pancreaticoduodenenectomy, modified or not, it was not called... read more

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