Tag Archives: nursing school

Managing intracranial pressure (ICP)

ICP

Taking care of patients with neurological injury means managing their intracranial pressure, or as it’s commonly called, ICP. And when we say neurological injury, keep in mind that we’re not just talking about people getting bonked on the head with a 2 x 4. We’re talking about space-occupying lesions, hydrocephalus, intracranial hemorrhage, subdural/epidural hematoma, even severe hyponatremia…basically anything that’s a key player in (drum roll please….) the Monro-Kellie doctrine.

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TBT: First Round of Exams OVER!

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Greetings, Throwback Thursday fans! As has become the tradition around here, each week I share a blog post from my nursing school days. Enjoy!

Here’s the breakdown for how my first round of exams went…the first tests are always the most stressful since you don’t really know what to expect. So, in that regard I am very happy that they are over and done with!

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TBT: Anxiety Level 4

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Well lookie here! It’s Throwback Thursday time again! Each week I share a blog entry from my nursing school days. In this post, I’m stressing big time about the application process. I just want to go back and tell myself to take a chill pill, but knowing me I would have laughed at myself and stressed anyway. I never learn.

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TBT: Essays, CPR and gadgets

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For this week’s TBT, we look back at the nursing school application essay I wrote way back when. Awww….

My Essay, CPR and My First Nursing Gadget!

So, I thought I would show you guys my essay that I wrote for one of the programs I am applying to. Let me know if, in the words of Meredith Grey, you would “Pick me…choose me!”

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TBT: Application Craziness

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Hey, it’s Thursday, and we all know what that means! A time-traveling peak back to my nursing school days. This post highlights the nursing school application process. How fun!

As part of my journey to becoming an RN one must test one’s patience and good nature by undergoing the application process. Here is what mine entails:

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TBT: Organic Chemistry

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Happy Throwback Thursday! Each week I re-post a blog entry from my nursing school days. In this post we are revisiting the joy that is Organic Chemistry. Have fun!

So what is 2,4 Dimethylhexane anyway?

With opening lines like that I plan to be ASTOUNDING at cocktail parties. So obviously this semester I am taking Organic Chemistry, but before you start freaking out let me clarify that this is a survey course of O-Chem and Biochem…so it’s not as horrific as straight O-Chem. I’ve heard it’s actually not that bad…AND, we get to make soap! Cool!

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TBT: Call me Super Nerd

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It’s that time again! Each Thursday, I dig up an old nursing school blog post for you guys…like an archeologist of doom. Haha. Enjoy!

I will be the first to admit that I am having The Most Un-Summer Summer Ever. I am taking the second component to Anatomy & Physiology and it is surprising how things like this just take over your life. One minute I’m chatty and interesting at parties and the next I’m only able to discuss lymph nodes and afterload. Riveting.

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TBT: Microbiology is done!

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For Throwback Thursday I am unearthing old blog posts from my nursing school days…care to travel back in time with me?

May I ever so humbly…brag?

Ok, I can’t resist! After reading through some not-so-recent posts, I realized I never provided closure to the whole Microbiology thing. Let’s just say there was a highest grade in the class and that I know this person VERY well. Was that modest enough? The really amazing thing is that I got a higher grade than Doogie Howser, this total science geek that sat next to me for all of two weeks before I had to relocate thanks to his constant muttering and criticisms of the instructor. So, toot-too…that’s one more horn tooting for moi! Who knew? (originally posted 1/31/08)

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TBT: Toot! Toot!

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For Throwback Thursday I am posting one blog entry from nursing school each week. This post takes us back to microbiology, one of the big nursing school prerequisites. So get in your time machine and travel back to the “good ol’ days”…don’t forget your seatbelt!

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