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Next Stop: Nursing - June 2008

Welcome to Next Stop: Nursing, your comprehensive resource for the latest in nursing news, clinical information, educational tools and career guidance. This monthly newsletter will guide you through school and into a successful nursing career. Please share it with your classmates and take advantage of all the useful tips we'll provide until you reach your next stop: nursing.

Student Nurse Studies Abroad in Santiago, Chile

By E'Louise Ondash, RN, contributor

The seven-and-a-half weeks Arielle LeVeaux spent studying in Santiago, Chile, in the summer of 2007, were life-changing.

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Each month, Next Stop: Nursing features sample questions from the NCLEX-RN, provided by our partner, The College Network.

Question: Which of the following activities reflect general population-focused nursing care? 

A. Providing blood pressure checks at a local store.
B. Providing education to a senior citizens group on the use of herbal remedies.
C. Developing growth and development pamphlets for distribution at a well-baby clinic.
D. Making a home visit to a family with a child recently diagnosed with a seizure disorder.

Question: Which of the following expenditures is considered a capital item? 

A. Office supplies.
B. Computer equipment costing $2,500.
C. Rent for a new clinic building.
D. Payment on loans.


A Conversation with Jenna Sanders, President of the National Student Nurses' Association

By Melissa Wirkus, staff writer 

Jenna Sanders was elected president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) for 2008-2009 this past March. A junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the University of Saint Francis, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Sanders is a dedicated leader and an ambitious nursing student.

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Stephanie Thibeault, RN, BSN, answers your most pressing questions about nursing school and beyond.

A reader asks: Can you please try to settle a debate between my cousin and me? I start clinicals in the fall. I'm trying to work to save so I can pay bills, etc. In order to get paid student intern or extern experience, do you only need to pass med-surg or do you have to complete a whole year of nursing school before you can receive any kind of pay? –Kameisha

Stephanie answers


Definition of the Day 


A genus of chigger or harvest mites that cause severe itching from the presence of the larval stage (chigger) in the skin.

Source: Stedman's Medical Dictionary


Hospice and Palliative Care for Empowered Nurses

Offering a unique career path, hospice nurses provide care to both patients and family in a holistic setting that many nurses find empowering, according to Janet Snapp, president of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

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Clinical Flash: More Measles

Until recently, many healthcare professionals had never seen a rash from the measles. Unfortunately, ongoing measles outbreaks are becoming common place.

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10 Ways to Study More Effectively

Tape lectures and important clinical discussions with a handheld recorder.
Review your notes immediately after taking them to avoid confusion later.
Take breaks after long study sessions to give your mind a rest.
Organize your studying so similar subjects/topics are grouped together.
Find a "study buddy" to keep you on track and accountable.
Map out a study schedule—and stick to it!
Reward yourself with small treats after you have memorized vocabulary or accomplished a specific goal.
Eliminate all distractions: Cell phones, TVs, etc.
Highlight any topics you do not fully understand to ask your instructor about.
Space out your studying and give yourself plenty of time to learn material to avoid cramming and all-nighters.

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