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Mrs. B. is an overweight, 61-year-old, white female. Upon hospital admission, she had a severe right-sided headache, slurred speech, and some severe right-handed numbness with a weak hand grip on...

Heparin floor stock is provided as follows: Heparin 25,000 units in 0.45% NaCL 500 ml. Your patient is male, 65 years old and weights 78 Kg. The order reads to administer 18 units/kg/hr.   a,...

Ordered: Ampicillin 250 mg IM BID Available: Ampicillin 1 gm powder to be mixed according to the following directions: 1.8 mL diluent = 500 mg/mL. How many mL of reconstituted solution would you need...

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Looking for a second pair of eyes to review your final research papers for this semester? Please review my profile and contact me. I have extensive experience working with ESL writers and I specialize in nursing school (through graduate level) research paper review. My schedule is flexible and I can coach any writer online as well as via email and in person.   With South University... read more

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Hi!   If you are interested in a healthcare career, I definitely encourage you to pursue it! Don't let the fact that you may still be in high school or that you already may have a career in another field, stop you from exploring the possibilities in healthcare. If you want to succeed in the competitive environment surrounding most healthcare careers, academic preparation is very important... read more

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When you are in nursing school, it often feels that you will never be able to learn enough, study enough, review enough, sleep enough! Be encouraged! You are learning valuable skills and activities that will provide you with a fulfilling career - don't give up.   Here are some suggestions for those times when you feel like it will never get better.   Speak to an trusted... read more

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http://news.nurse.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014140828001#.VD3wHJUtAuQ   I just wanted to share this article from www.nurse.com regarding the schedule change of Hydrocodone and related medications from schedule III to schedule II. I feel that this is important information to share in order to protect the safety of our patients! Happy reading! :)   Ashley

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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 with... 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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