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The CGFNS and NCLEX Course

Welcome to this NCLEX Quick E Course: There is only ONE GOAL with this course, and that is to pass the NCLEX.  You have made it this far, you have graduated Nursing School.  You basically have learned, in some way or another the content and essential knowledge necessary to pass the NCLEX exam.  With the […]

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A QUICK LOOK AT UROLITHIASIS

A QUICK LOOK AT UROLITHIASIS     A quick review of Urolithiasis WHAT IS UROLITHIASIS? it is a condition where urinary calculi is formed anywhere within the Urinary System.  It is the process of forming stones in the kidney, bladder, and/or ureters (urinary tract). Causes of Urilothiasis: NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER. WHEN YOU DON’T DRINK ENOUGH […]

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A QUICK REVIEW ON MENINGITIS

A QUICK NCLEX REVIEW ON MENINGITIS     Meningitis Review   Lets take a quick look at MENINGITIS aND WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW FOR THE NCLEX. MENINGITIS is simply: – an inflammation of the meninges within the brain and spinal cord. * USUALLY CAUSED BY NIESSERIA MENINGITIDIS, GROUP B STREP AND STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE Again, the two main culprit […]

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A quick Review on Cirrhosis

REVIEW CIRRHOSIS     So what is cirrhosis and why is it very important to review for the the NCLEX ? Cirrhosis is basically scarring of the liver.  It occurs when there is severe hepatic inflammation or necrosis. Common causes of cirrhosis: ALCOHOL HEPATITS C HEPATITIS B Complications of Cirrhosis: (It is very important to understand […]

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Review with the ANS

  NCLEX REVIEW SHOWNOTES: Understand that the Nervous system includes the Central Nervous System (CNS), the Peripheral Nervous Sytem (PNS) and the Autonomic Nervous System or the (ANS). When I say the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, We can simplify at as the BRAIN and the SPINAL CORD. The PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM on the other hand, contains the […]

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Review on Infection Control

INFECTION CONTROL NCLEX REVIEW Everyone taking the NCLEX or is about to take the NCLEX  has realized that the NCSBN had change some of the content format of the NCLEX.  One of the big changes includes the percent amount of SAFETY AND INFECTION CONTROL that will be on the NCLEX.  The “Safety and Infection Control” now makes […]

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A Review on Hepatitis

NCLEX REVIEW ON HEPATITIS HEPATITIS is a very important topic in the NCLEX. Hepatitis is basically A VIRAL INFECTION that causes  INFLAMMATION of the liver cells. CLASSIFICATIONS of Hepatitis Virus and its way of TRANSMISSION: (If we look at the transmission: HEPATITIS B AND C are the only ones transmitted through blood and sexual contact). Hepatitis A (transmitted through oral/fecal/water route) Hepatitis B (transmitted through blood/drug […]

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Pharmacology Hypertension

NCLEX REVIEW PHARMACOLOGY Drugs Used for treating Hypertension: ♣ ACE INHIBITORS ♥ BETA BLOCKERS ♦ CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS  REMEMBER FOR YOUR NCLEX EXAM: ACE INHIBITOR – ACE INHIBITORS “BLOCKS” THE CONVERSION OF ANGIOTENSIN 1 TO ANGIOTENSIN 2. – ALTERS THE “BLOOD PRESSURE” MECHANISM THROUGH THE RENIN-ANGIOTENSIN SYSTEM. MEDICATIONS INCLUDES THE “PRIL” : CATOPRIL, ENALAPRIL, LISINOPRIL, RAMIPRIL. SIDE EFFECTS: COUGH, […]

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Cardiac Pharmacology Review

NCLEX PHARMACOLOGY A QUICK REVIEW ON PHARMACOLOGY ♣ SHOW NOTES:  NCLEX REVIEW ON PHARMACOLOGY The fact is that pharmacology will always be a big part in your NCLEX Exam, and can be a huge catalyst in whether you pass or fail your NCLEX Exam.  It is quite important for us to focus a lot on the CONTENTthat […]

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A quick review on the Cardiac System

NCLEX Review on CARDIAC PHARMACOLOGY As you have learned in Nursing School, beta adrenergic blockers are drugs that help lower blood pressure, puls rate and cardiac output.  Beta Blockers are an important set of drugs to know for the NCLEX.  Sometimes, beta blockers are also used to treat migraine headaches an other vascular headaches.  Beta blockers […]

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Cebu Itinerary

  The province of Cebu is said to be the Gateway to a Thousand Journeys. And right in the center of this so-called gateway is the Queen City of the South, Cebu City. And the title is not without weight; Cebu City is the oldest city in the Philippines and the first capital of the country. This is where […]

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Childhood Spanking

Was my Childhood Beating Justified ♦ Reading Time: 8 Minutes (same time it takes to eat 16 lumpias) ♦ I have to admit and be honest with you, I was a devilish child.  I’m pretty sure I had some kind of undiagnosed ADD at some point during my childhood. I had so much energy, mischievous […]

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Pinoy Selfie or Selfish

Pinoy Selfie or Selfish ? ◊ According to a research done by the TIME Magazine… Makati City, which is one of the cities that make up Metro Manila, apparently produces more self portraits per capita than any other city in the world.  Time magazine examined hundreds of thousands of selfies and found the city has […]

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Pinoy Consumerism

  Let’s face it, the Philippines has become one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. With an annual GDP growth rate of 6.1 percent in 2014 – it is considered the second highest in the Asia-Pacific region after China. That’s quite an amazing achievement in my opinion. This healthy growth is due to strong […]

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Growing Up Poor

The best thing about growing up poor ♦ Reading Time: 5 mins. (same time it takes to check out your crush’s status on facebook) ♦ Even though our recent US economy is still a bit shaky, it doesn’t compare to my first-hand experience of Poverty growing up.  I grew up very poor while being raised […]

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Angry Parents

  First off, I want to say that I really feel plenty of gratitude for being a child of a hard working Filipino mother (thanks mader dear) who has raised me single handedly through poverty and brought me into a land of plenty of opportunity (America).  I really cannot express how thankful I am to […]

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Pinoy Nurses

  Why you should never be a filipino nurse Reading Time: 7 mins. (same time it takes to eat a few pan de sal) ♦ In a typical Filipino family, we all know that everyone’s mother, auntie and sister is either a nurse or is studying to be one (lets not forget all the Tito […]

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Marry a Filipina

♦ ♦ Reading Time: 7 mins. (same time it takes to chug down  a can of San Miguel) So this whole story begins with me introducing a Caucasian friend of mine to a Filipina friend.  Lets, just say everything went perfect and fast forward a few years later and I get a wedding invitation in […]

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