So you’ve worked pretty hard to complete your basic nursing program successfully. Now the only thing standing between you and your all-important nursing license is the NCLEX-RN examination. Choosing the best NCLEX-RN study materials wisely is critical for maximizing your chances of passing the examination with a top score, and we want to help you wade through the many choices that are available in the market. Best NCLEX review books As you would know, the NCLEX-RN exam is designed to determine … [Read more...] about 5 Best NCLEX Review Books
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If you want to get better at auscultation and enjoy the convenience of documenting the sounds auscultated by transferring them to a computer using cutting-edge Bluetooth tech, look no further than Littman electronic stethoscopes. Digital stethoscopes have been here for quite some time now. As advanced instruments that are superior in quality to traditional stethoscopes, they are designed to drastically improve the accuracy of diagnostic procedures. Even though there is nothing fundamentally … [Read more...] about Is the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope better than other stethoscopes?
How Many CC's are in an Ounce? We really need to start with another question: how much is 1 cc? CC and ml are equivalent. So... cc to ml is 1 to 1 or 1cc = 1ml. Now your question is: how many ml in an ounce? That is what you are really asking when you're looking to convert cc to ounces. So many hospitals don't even allow the use of CC in charting. There are approximately 30ml in an ounce. So there are 30 ccs in an ounce. 30 ml = 1 oz or 30 ccs = 1 oz To convert oz to ml (or … [Read more...] about How Many CCs in an Ounce and Other Common Nursing Questions
UPDATE: They are currently not cruising, but you can access some great NCLEX study resources from NRSNG including their NCLEX Practice Questions, MedMaster Course, Loads of Free NCLEX Cheat Sheets, and excellent books. You can also check out our guide on How to Pass the NCLEX with 75 Question in 1 attempt and our mega resources post with tons of great NCLEX questions and study resources. We will update this post when the next cruises are available. My friend Renee Thompson has solved a huge … [Read more...] about NCLEX Cruise & CEU Cruises for Nurses
Every year students preparing for nursing school find themselves asking the question "What is the TEAS test?" If all the core classes, applications, and fees aren't enough, many nursing programs add an exam called the TEAS test to the nursing school application process. Since the process of applying to nursing school can be very competitive, having another facet to review a potential nursing student's skills can be helpful. It can also help students who may have a lower GPA to get a more … [Read more...] about What is the TEAS Test and How Can I Study for It?
I just wanted to share about my NCLEX experience. I graduated June 21 and took my NCLEX shortly after. I put a lot of time and effort into studying, but still struggled with recognizing many of the medication names/classes along with their actions/side effects and with several other big areas. I could have postponed, but I just wanted to get it over with. I knew failing wasn't the end of the world, but I prayed for God to help me pass the first time. I told Him that he had a plan for me, … [Read more...] about An NCLEX Experience with Tips and Advice
Are you using an NCLEX prep apps to get ready to take your nursing boards? Are sure you know how to pass the NCLEX on the first attempt? Do you have a reliable resources for NCLEX questions? I remember walking out of the testing center after taking my NCLEX-RN®. It was a warm September morning. I had stayed in a hotel in downtown Dallas right across from the testing center. As I walked to my car, I thought, "I have no idea if I passed or not!". I called my wife and told her, "If I didn't … [Read more...] about 3 Best NCLEX Prep Apps
One of the most difficult courses in nursing school is Pharmacology. There are hundreds of medications that must be learned, along with their indications, contraindications, side effects, dosing, and much more. Learning all the medications you need to know to pass the NCLEX is difficult. While I would never call learning pharmacology in nursing school easy, there are definitely ways to make it easier. 3 NCLEX Pharmacology Tips When considering the tips and strategies needed to learn … [Read more...] about 3 Pharmacology Tips to Help You Pass the NCLEX
We are excited to partner with Concordia University Wisconsin to bring you this post. I write frequently about the importance of continuing education for nurses. Although there are many courses focused on various aspects of nursing care, there are few focused on enhancing the writing skills of healthcare providers. As nurses we are often responsible for charting complex patient procedures, plans, outcomes, and progress. We are also sometimes tasked with creating proposals, writing papers, … [Read more...] about Free Writing Course for Nurses and Other Healthcare Professionals
The NCLEX is the terrifying barrier between a trained nursing student becoming a registered and practicing nurse. It’s a difficult exam that is designed to elicit critical thinking skills and determine with a 95% confidence interval whether a candidate meets the requirements to pass. To add to the frustration, a nursing candidate has only about a 50% chance of answering the any given NCLEX question correctly. To say it is stressful is an understatement. However, the NCLEX doesn’t have to … [Read more...] about Make the NCLEX Feel like Deja Vu with UWORLD NCLEX QBANK
Imagine going to a foreign country and suddenly becoming ill and require emergency surgery. When you awaken from the procedure you find yourself with a nurse at the bedside. She can't understand you and you can't understand her. It's an unpleasant reality that is lived by many Spanish-speaking patients in the United States every day. However, something can be done to improve their experience and the patient care you deliver. Nurses can learn a few key phrases to help those patients feel more at … [Read more...] about 10 Phrases Every Nurse Should Know in Spanish
Nursing informatics jobs are a popular option for nurses who wish to bridge the gap between technology and nurses. Nurses make up the largest group of health care workers and therefore the greatest number of health-care technology end-users. In 1992, the American Nurses Association recognized nursing informatics (NI) as a specialty. Since that time, there has been a steady increase in demand for nurses to enter into the specialty of nursing informatics. Currently, nursing educational programs … [Read more...] about Nursing Informatics Jobs – Have you considered a Career in Informatics Nursing?
The Ebola situation has many in the United States at panic levels. We’ve already had several patients with Ebola on U.S. soil. We’ve already already had a death caused by Ebola. The media is spreading panic and is doing a terrible job at informing the public of any real facts. Mistakes have been made in this Ebola epidemic. For example, the hospital that released the Ebola patient stated the they did so because of a problem related to an EHR, but they later recanted. While I didn’t see it … [Read more...] about Ebola Facts and Checklist for Healthcare Providers (and Everyone Else)
I remember when I first became a nurse and we would have monthly staff meetings to discuss various topics and issues that hospital administration had pushed down to us. I often grew frustrated with these meetings because the same topic kept coming up: HCAHPS scores. At which point the majority of the nursing staff would grumble and groan and complain about a standard that was unattainable due to ever-increasing workloads and complexities in the care they provided. Hospital administrators were … [Read more...] about Should Nurses Care about HCAHPS Scores?
There is no single act or event that potential nurses fear more than taking the NCLEX. There’s just something absolutely terrifying about a test that is the final barrier to nursing licensure. I mean, it can make or break your career and life plans. It’s bad enough you’ve got to struggle through 2 years of nursing school with impossible to answer test questions, 50 lbs of books, and many long sleepless nights. But now, after you’ve triumphed over all of that, you’ve got to take a computerized … [Read more...] about Nursing App Review: NCLEX Mastery