The Student Nurse Advisor - Volume I, Issue 1 - 12/15/00
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Patients ARE Customers
Sometimes medical professionals forget that patients are customers, too. Patients now have more choices than ever. Be sure you treat your patients with the same care you would want to be treated with.

College Conundrum: "You Mean I Gotta Write a Paper?"
Learn how to write effective papers!

You Hate Public Speaking
What to do when you hate public speaking.

5 Attributes of a Top Performer
5 key attributes or habits of the top 20 percent who reap the rewards of success.

20 Ideas To Help Students Get Organized
You have a bright, new school year ahead of you, ready once again to help prepare you for your future. Now is the perfect time for you to start off on the right foot, and get organized. Here are a few tips to help you.




Quick-E Critical Care Clinical Nursing Reference
Review by Stephanie Thibeault, The Student Nurse Forum

Quick-E Okay, folks - I have a copy of this handy, pocket-sized reference book and it is fantastic - I highly recommend it! Organized by category in an easy-to-use quick reference format, it covers lab values, units of measurement (conversion tables!), critical care formulas, ABGs, assessment, vent management & troubleshooting, cardiac, neuro, respiratory, hemodynamic monitoring, resuscitation and meds/reference (including emergency & commonly used meds, syringe compatability, insulin prep, etc.). The book is color coded to help you grab the info you need FAST during clinical rotations! A must have for students and nurses alike! Paperback, 58 pages; $19.95

To learn more about this book, visit our Book Shop!

Downloadable Essay Writing Guide for Student Nurses
Review by Stephanie Thibeault, The Student Nurse Forum

Martyn Cooper, webmaster of the Student Nurse Underground, has developed a downloadable "Essay Writing Guide for Student Nurses," which is available free of charge on his website. The writing guide downloads as a Windows Help File that can be used offline (i.e. it can be run alongside your word processor as you work on your essays and term papers!). The guide is fully searchable for keywords, help topics, etc. A great resource for all students, the file is only 28kb, so it downloads fast, even with a slow modem. To get your copy, visit The Student Nurse Underground. Check out the other resources on this site, as well, including essay samples, care plan models, info on ECGs, A&P, Biology and more!


  • Turn course objectives into questions - instant study guide!
  • Tape lectures on audiocassette - use this while rewriting your notes to catch things you missed the first time!
  • Use index cards to make a file of diseases/conditions and their treatments. Keep these handy for quick studying while waiting for class to start!


Talk to Other Students & Nurses Online - FREE!
By Stephanie Thibeault, The Student Nurse Forum

Would you like to be able to talk to other student nurses and nursing professionals online, one-on-one, in real time? The Student Nurse Forum's Instant Messenger Service allows you to do just that! This FREE service allows you to talk to others online, no matter which ISP you use. It's a fantastic way to make new friends, find mentors and support each other.

  • Get your friends to sign up, so you can stay in touch online
  • Form study groups
  • Ask questions of current nurses and upperclassmen
  • Find new friends among the students and nurses already enrolled
To sign up, visit The Student Nurse Forum...its quick, there's nothing to download, and its FREE!
Sign-up today and help our online community grow!


Symptoms of Semester Burnout

  • When your parents inquire about your grades and you sing the Cookie Monster song (C is for cookie, that's good enough for me...)
  • You have spent more time figuring out that you only need a 54% on the final to pass than you have actually spent studying.
  • When you are swamped with homework and spend your time making up a list like this.
  • When you start showering after class rather than before.
  • Visions of the upcoming weekend help you to make it through Monday.

Overheard in the Operating Room

  • Better save that. We'll need it for the autopsy.
  • Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what's that?
  • Hand me that...uh...that uh...thingie...
  • Everybody stand back! I lost my contact lens!
  • Could you stop that thing from beating; it's throwing my concentration off.
  • Sterile, shmeril. The floor's clean, right?
  • Anyone see where I left that scalpel?
  • This patient has already had some kids, am I correct?
  • And now we remove the subject's brain and place it in the body of the ape.
  • Oops! Hey, has anyone ever survived 500 ml of this stuff before?

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