Category: Clinicals

NCLEX-PN 2020

Dear Spring Nursing Graduates, as of April 1, 2020, the NCLEX-PN has changed its passing standard from -0.18 to -0.21 logits. This is a difficulty increase of 0.03 logits. The test will be more difficult, but it is a much...

/ January 13, 2020
stretcher in ambulance

The Accidental ER Nurse

"Well, it wasn't an accident, but it was never part of my plan."

/ December 12, 2019

In Real Life…For Real, Though

Knowing your reliable resources is the single most important nursing skill.

/ October 31, 2019

In-Real-Life (IRL)

You may get roughly the equivalent of 4 work weeks each semester.

/ October 24, 2019

Finding The Right Space

I grew up conscious of all the sacrifices my parents made for my sister and I

/ September 20, 2019
IM injection

2019-20 Flu Vaccine Updates

Each year, the ACIP provides U.S. flu vaccine recommendations based on available vaccine formulations and updated research findings.

/ September 5, 2019

Nursing’s In The Blood

I finished my test in 98 questions, and so many of the questions felt like they covered topics I could not remember from school.

/ August 29, 2019

The Power of Caring

By Carolyn Hoy RN BSN CCRN An elderly patient entered our unit disheveled, dirty, unshaven, and unkempt. The patient looked sad, did not make much eye contact, and did not speak much. I could smell an odor from the hallway...

/ July 27, 2019
venipuncture practice

Returning to School for Nursing

"I was motivated by helping people in a concrete and meaningful way and was drawn to issues of health and wellness."

/ May 16, 2019

Failing in nursing school

Our profession needs great nurses. If it takes you an extra semester or two to join us, we'll be here, waiting to greet you!

/ April 26, 2019