So this will probably seem like a really dumb question and that I’m over thinking things. I am a second-year nursing student and recently was assigned to a 91 year-old patient in the hospital, and I was helping her in the washroom. I know that we are taught to wipe from front to back to […]
Nursing Questions: It is common for potential nursing students (and new graduate nurses) to have many questions about the field of nursing. This section contains our database of articles which seek to answer common questions about the profession. Overall, nursing is a wonderful profession and there are so many specialties and fields of nursing, so that just about any type of person could find something they enjoy doing. If you'd like to find common questions and answers about being a nurse, feel free to search our archive below.
Can you go to nursing school as an older adult? People switch careers all the time during their life and choose to go to nursing school in their 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s (yes, even 60s). Nursing school isn’t just for twenty year olds, as some may think. Sadly, I have heard of people who […]
I just saw a helpful video by Sarah a RN about the benefits of compression socks. However, I’m not sure if I should purchase knee high or thigh high socks. I’m a teacher that gets cramps on my legs. Lately a lot of cramps in my left hamstring since I started running. An ultrasound showed that […]
How much time do you dedicate everyday towards studying while in nursing school? I ask because I work full time however I have downtime at work to study. -Travis This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
It is generally assumed that if there is an emergency or disaster and a nurse is present that nurse will be able to assist with patient care. Nursing schools don’t even provide basic first aid training for their students. Why do you think this essential basic training is not being provided? -Alex This question was […]
Hello. I am currently a junior in high school and am very much interested in becoming a nurse. At my high school there is a program offered that allows a student to go to a vocational school while still attending four classes during the school year. I plan on going to a four year college after high […]
Hello, my name is Taylor and I am currently a sophomore at a university. I have always wanted to be a nurse and i know that is never going to change because that is my passion and my ultimate goal. I recently received a rejection letter from my nursing program at the university i’m attending […]
I am about to apply for LPN license in Puerto Rico but I wanted to know if anyone can tell me about study resources for the exam. I was educated here in the states and I know that the scope of practice is different in Puerto Rico so I just wanted to find a study […]
My friend is looking at a job in an area hospital. She is currently working in a LTC facility. One concern is the fact that hospitals are known to cancel a scheduled shift, usually for low census. How often does this happen, in general. Over a years time, how much time will be lost to […]
I have a bachelor’s degree. I am interested in getting my BSN and ultimately my MSN. However, I have a low undergrads GPA 2.5. My GPA is low not because I didn’t understand the work, I just was immature and did too much partying. I now am a veteran and ready to take on this […]
I just watched the video on matching your nursing career with your personality type. I am a soon to be new grad RN in May 2015 (YAY!) and I have concluded my personality type is ISTJ. So, for me, I already know acute care is not my favorite. However I have heard so many times […]
Many working adults who want to go to nursing school wonder if they will be able to work full time and go to nursing school. Nursing school has the reputation of being rigorous and requiring a lot of time. In this article, I am going to talk about if a person could work full-time and […]
Most people dread math and are not good at it. I am one of those people. In high school, I remember being required to take Geometry and Algebra I & II and I hated it with a passion. I was always struggling to get a good grade. So I was really nervous about the math […]
What are the first two years of nursing school like and what are the classes did you have to take? -Jackia This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I am a convicted felon for auto theft in 1996. I do understand this will stay with me forever, however would this restrict me from obtaining a nursing license? I have come a long way since my conviction I currently possess a government secret clearance. Would that help persuade the nursing licensing board? -Duane This […]
I’m researching the use of checklists in various industries, especially healthcare. Does anyone here have experience with use checklists in their daily tasks? If yes, what has been your experience like? -Vijay This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
Do you have to have a specific GPA for nursing school or does it have to be at least a certain number? I’ve had a C or two, but my GPA is at about 3.0. Is this an acceptable GPA for nursing school? -Hannah This question was asked in the nursing forum section. Here is a video that […]
Hello my fellow Nurses! I am honestly so overwhelmed with what I should do! At the moment I attend A Cal State University campus. I am transferring to another CSU campus near my house next fall. I really want to be nurse, at the moment my major is Biology, so I don’t know if I […]
My question has to do with me. I’m kind of a slow learner and can’t really pernounce a lot of big words that I’m not really familiar with. I’m sure I can learn RN things, but I’m just scared it will take me a long time and that I will fail all the time. I have some trouble […]
Looking to become an RN. The thing is I work 9 hours per day as a CNA now. So I’m looking for a school online. I know I have to do clinicals but I also know I can do my core classes online. My question is I need to find a place where I will be […]
I googled and googled about my question and found this site, hopefully you guys can help me decide what I should do. I am a full time college student at a 4 year university on the pathway of getting my BSN. I just recently transferred from another 4 years university so that I could apply […]
This free NCLEX practice test will quiz your nursing knowledge in Maternity nursing. Maternity nursing is a specific area of nursing that requires you to know how to take care of the pregnant female and her baby. This quiz will test you ability to analyze different situations you may encounter in the OB-GYN area. This […]
Hello. I am a new graduate RN. I have interviewed for a position & have some concerns about how they handle their training for new nurses. They say 2-3 days on their computer system, then the next day I will shadow a RN, then my next night to work I will have one pt on […]
I would like to know how to study for HESI specialty exams in order to pass and score a 900 or better? Thanks. -Maira This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I am a recent graduate student who is considering a career in nursing! I am specifically interested in specializations that include mental health, surgery and pediatrics. I already have a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Master’s in a very general degree (Natural and Applied Science). So, my issue is that I’m trying to specialize in […]
I am an LPN, and I am in a BSN bridge program that allows me to test out of OB and PEDS by taking a NLN test. I need to know the best books to begin studying. The test is in October 2014. Thanks. -Ingrid This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
As a nurse or nursing student you may have heard other people say they wear TED hoses or compression stockings. In the nursing world people use TED hoses and compression stockings interchangeably. However, there is a difference between TED hoses and compression stockings. Although, both are compression stockings, they each perform a different purpose. What are […]
I have received a track scholarship for college next year. My plans are to attend nursing school. Do you think it will be hard to manage nursing school and playing a college sport at the same time? -Taylyr This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I am currently planning on entering the nursing world, but am unsure on a specialty. There are a myriad of things I am interested in, if I were to become an RN, which specialty would have a higher annual salary? -Kiley This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
Hi, I’m a Brooklyn, NY registered nurse and graduated with my associates in 2013. Going through job postings, I find that the vast majority of postings require experience ranging from a year to several years. (Although I’m going for my bachelors in nursing, I don’t see jobs that require a BSN but not experience.) Of […]