Respiratory Acid-Base Imbalances

Have you ever felt confused or even intimidated by Acid-Base Imbalances?  If so, you’re not alone…the topic of Fluids and Electrolyte is one of the most asked about here at Your Nursing Tutor.  Which is good, because Fluids and Electrolytes are also one of the most important topics that you need to be successful as … [Read more…]

Simplify the pH Scale

If you want to understand Acidosis and Alkalosis, you’ve GOT to understand the pH scale.  It’s pretty easy to get confused by which direction is more acidic, and which direction is more basic.  And when you combine that with the anxiety you feel during an exam, you’re almost guaranteeing that you’ll end up second-guessing yourself…unless … [Read more…]

Get Your HESI Straight!

When it comes to getting information about HESI, nursing students (and pre-nursing students!) experience a lot of confusion.  If you do a quick Google search for anything to do with HESI, you’ll quickly find a lot of results of varying quality.  You’ll find everything from frustrated students posting on forums, advertisements from Elsevier (the publishers … [Read more…]

Playing with Preschoolers

Have you ever given a child a really cool present, and then they end up playing with the box? If you’ve ever had any interaction with Pre-schoolers, then you probably have seen this happen!  This picture is my 3-year-old son…surrounded by oodles of age-appropriate toys (some of the younger toys are for his sister).  And … [Read more…]

Help with Fluids and Electrolytes

I’ll be introducing a series of posts this summer that will explain different concepts in Fluids and Electrolytes, and I need your help.  If you don’t already know how important Fluids and Electrolytes are for nursing students…they’re ESSENTIAL!  Fluids and electrolytes can be related to almost every single bodily function, disease process, and medication.  Can … [Read more…]

Anatomy of the Kidney

Anatomy and Physiology is the single most important topic to master if you want to succeed in nursing school.  If you’ve never been a fan of anatomy and physiology, then you’re in the right place! I believe in breaking through all the confusing technical jargon to get right to the point of what’s most important … [Read more…]