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NCLEX Help

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Uncategorized

My most popular post ever on here has been my article on those that have failed the NCLEX..   I think that is writing on the wall as to what I should do with RNAcademy.  We need to help people pass the NCLEX, those that have never taken the test and those that have taken it and failed.  Soon I will develop an E-Book on NCLEX strategies for those that have failed this tough nursing test.    Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about this endeavor.   Thank you for your time.

 

Studying @ work

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Certified Emergency Nurse

Last night during the slow hours in the ER, I had a few minutes to study.. Unfortunately it was 2 in the morning and I didn’t feel as though my brain was comprehending anything new. The book I purchased was a good one, I just need to spend time going through mock questions and truly comprehend what I need to know for the CEN test..

Current Goal – Pass Certified Emergency Nurse Exam by May 2013

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Certified Emergency Nurse

My latest and current goal is to pass the Certified Emergency Nurse test by May 2013. I plan on posting my progress on this web-site and on Pinterest.

 

Is there anybody else out there that is interested in doing this with me?

 

If so please contact me and we can support and encourage each other. Thank you for reading.

Blunt Advice from Seasoned Nurses to Nursing Students & New Grads

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Excellent Nursing, Healthy Nurses

Are you a nursing student?  Do you have thick skin? Well, if not, now is a great time to start the thickening.

Nursing is a profession that is known for eating their young.  I experienced it as a new grad.  I feel as though nurses do it to new grads until they feel they are competent enough to be “apart of their team”.

Team-work…. having your partners back – is especially important in high-stress situations.

This is especially important in an emergency department where this can often mean the difference between life and death for your patients. Please Share Blunt Advice from Seasoned Nurses to Nursing Students & New Grads

 

Lithium Toxicity and Why My Knuckles Turned White

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Excellent Nursing

Lithium ToxicityEver heard of Lithium Toxicity? Ever had a patient with lithium toxicity?

I just had my first patient with a case of lithium toxicity and had to fly the patient to a higher acuity hospital.

The patient was knocking on death’s door and in hindsight I am fascinated by the effects of lithium toxicity and how it effects multiple body systems.

Read More about my experience with the patient with Lithium Toxicity and feel free to contact me on twitter and facebook and talk to me about it.

 

6 Ways I Survive Working Nights

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Excellent Nursing, Fun, Healthy Nurses

I have worked nights for the past two years, all while having a new marriage that is healthy,  training for several marathons, volunteering at my local church and intentionally pursuing healthy relationships.

It has been quite a struggle for me, but after 2 years I feel like I am getting to be a pro at this graveyard shift thing.

Learning how to function well and critically think during the night shift can mean the difference between life and death for your patients.

Let me share with you 6 Ways I Survive Working Nights

How I Failed the NCLEX and Why I am Grateful for the Experience

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Excellent Nursing, NCLEX

My Road to Nursing has not been an easy one.  The first time I took the NCLEX I failed.

In hindsight there are a few things I would definitely do differently if I lived my life over again.

This is a post regarding a 180 degree turn in how I study, my thoughts on nursing and how I view the seriousness and importance of my profession.

Also, why spending $40,000 for nursing school means
nothing when taking the NCLEX.     Read How I Failed the NCLEX

5 Things I’ve Learned as a New Nurse

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Excellent Nursing

Nursing is such an exciting field, especially for a new nurse.

Though I am not brand new, it is very interesting to reflect on the past two years of nursing and how I’ve grown.

Here are 5 things that I value when it comes to being an excellent nurse and providing excellent nursing care to the patients I care for.

Providing excellent care to a variety of different types of patients is quite a challenge.

Here are 5 Nursing Values that I continually strive to improve on:

15 Quality Tips to Get Better Sleep

Written by RnAcademyPhil on . Posted in Fun, Healthy Nurses

As a graveyard working nurse, getting enough sleep during the day has been a great challenge.

To provide excellent care to our patients, it is imperative we nurses get enough sleep.

I believe the amount of sleep we get directly impacts the quality of care we provide, therefore I want to provide you with some resources to improve the quality of your sleep.

Here are 15 Excellent Tips that will guarantee great sleep.