Starting clinicals can be a stressful, scary, exciting, and rewarding time in nursing school. Some student nurses have no healthcare experience prior to starting clinicals, so it can seem extra intimidating. Some have had healthcare experience, but can still find it hard to step into a new role as a nursing student and future nurse. Regardless of where you’re coming from, it’s important to take
April 5, 2013 - In the cardiac intensive care unit (CICU), nurses work in a fast-paced environment--managing comprehensive care plans, often for just one or two critically ill patients. The work requires nurses to have a wide breadth of clinical knowledge, plus the ability to deal compassionately with the patients and their loved ones.
1. Use a daily planner or calendar to track assignments, projects and class times.2. Designate a specific area at home just for studying and nursing school work.3. Join a study group with other nursing students in your classes.4. Develop a network of mentors and nurse friends to support you.5. Create a detailed study schedule before a big exam.
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A nurse is assisting in an evaluation of school-age children for any spine or muscle abnormalities. The physician initially asks a 14-year-old child to stand on one foot and then the other and tells the nurse to record a positive Trendelenburg sign. What disorder would be associated with this finding?
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