The wait is over! After receiving thousands of applications from undergraduate and graduate nursing students, we are delighted to announce the winners of our semi-annual Undergraduate & Graduate scholarships.
Being a nursing student means taking on a lot of responsibilities: test-taker, clinical-completer, patient-caretaker, and above all, superhero. As a future nurse, you’ll need to complete a series of exams and practical applications in order to pass nursing school and eventually the NCLEX -which can be an overwhelming prospect for new and veteran nursing students alike.
So before you brave the tests, rationales, clinical days, and yes – those pesky select-all-that-apply questions – we’re here to clue you in on the need-to-know survival tips, tricks, and tools that will ensure classroom and NCLEX success.
With so many exemplary applications submitted in 2017, F.A. Davis is also excited to announce that this year we have also awarded four runners-up with $100 gift cards and a free copy of one of our sponsoring titles. The two undergraduate scholarship runners-up are Moyosoreoluwa Akintunde, an RN-BSN student at Emory University and Natalie M. Kustner, an RN-BSN student at University of Wisconsin School of Nursing. The two graduate scholarship runners-up are Camille Richards, an MSN student at Virginia Commonwealth University and Sylvana Paternite, an MSN student from Indiana Wesleyan University.
As we prepare for the 2018 scholarship season, we wanted to share their stories and essays with other students curious about our scholarship opportunity!
The nurse is reviewing the urinalysis reports of a client. What does the nurse conclude from these findings?
1.) The client has malaria.
2.) The client has proteinuria.
3.) The client has dehydration.
4.) The client has nephrolithiasis.
Correct Option/Answers: 1
Option 1: Urobilinogen levels greater than 1 mg/dL indicate malaria. Therefore, a urobilinogen value of 1.5 mg/dL indicates malaria in the client.
Option 2: Protein levels less than 20 mg/dL indicate normal findings; also, protein levels increase during proteinuria. Therefore, the client does not have proteinuria.
Option 3: The normal specific gravity of urine is in the range of 1.001–1.035. Increased urinary specific gravity indicates dehydration. As the client does not have increased urinary specific gravity, he or she does not have dehydration.
Option 4: Nephrolithiasis is characterized by hematuria. The normal red blood cell count in urine is less than 5/HPF. Therefore, a red blood cell count of 2/HPF does not indicate nephrolithiasis in the client.
The nurse is caring for clients with diabetes. After evaluating the nutritional status of the clients, which client does the nurse expect to be at risk of malnutrition?
1.) Client 1
2.) Client 2
3.) Client 3
4.) Client 4
Correct Option/Answers: 2
Option 1: The BMI of client 1 is 24.6, which indicates that the client 1 is of normal weight.
Option 2: The body mass index (BMI) is calculated by the formula, BMI = Weight in kilograms/(Height in meters) The BMI of the client 2 is 17.75, which is less than the normal and indicates underweight. Low BMI indicates malnutrition.
Option 3: By considering the weight and height, the BMI of client 3 is 21.32. This indicates that client 3 is of normal weight.
Option 4: The BMI of client 4 is 24.74, which indicates that client 4 is of normal weight.