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Has anyone had any luck with applying at National University for their nursing program? I applied back in Oct 06 and have been waiting to hear from them. They are supposed to notify in 3 months. I... Read More

  1. by   misslolalady
    You can find the Littmann Classic II SE on eBay, new for a bit less. I just got one, you may want to look into it!

    I probably wouldn't get the Littmann Cardiology III because it's pretty pricey. The Classic II SE is a pretty good one. Plus, if it happens to get legs and disappear during clinicals, it won't be as big a loss.
  2. by   gnomik79
    Quote from misslolalady
    You can find the Littmann Classic II SE on eBay, new for a bit less. I just got one, you may want to look into it!

    I probably wouldn't get the Littmann Cardiology III because it's pretty pricey. The Classic II SE is a pretty good one. Plus, if it happens to get legs and disappear during clinicals, it won't be as big a loss.
    Thanks a bunch, mislolalady! I'll look into the prices on ebay... The only thing about that is: the scope will not have my name on it, and it won't come with a 3 year warranty... i think....
  3. by   danni314
    hey honeybee,

    just out of curiosity...when we start the online classes after the first year or so are we still going to be doing clinicals? are they in relation to that class will we be in each month still or just so we dont get rusty on our nursing skills.

    thanks!
  4. by   misslolalady
    Online classes are the last 6 months or so. You won't get rusty with the other nursing skills you learned, because I believe at least 1 of them does have a clinical component. Plus, toward the end of the program you will be studying for the NCLEX, so you will definitely be studying all the skills you learned from way back.
  5. by   gnomik79
    Quote from danni314
    oh ok. anyone try and find comfy white shoes yet?
    I just bought a pair of new Crocs Specialist on ebay for $29.88 and Free shipping!
  6. by   Tuquies
    Cool good for you, it will make all the difference on your feet and back later, especially on those 12 hr. clinicals if we get any...I just went with some plain old white keds.
  7. by   danni314
    thanks misslolalady. when i heard about those online classes i wasnt sure what to think i really didnt expect that. just seeing what the next two years are like. i think i read on another post that you started in january of this year?
  8. by   misslolalady
    Yes, I did start in January. I start my first round of clinicals pretty soon. They are 12 hour shifts. (But so know that if you get 12 hour shifts, you will work less days than the people who do 8 hour shifts)

    It's definitely intense. It's not the subject matter that is difficult, it's just the amount of work that never ends. Expect to study everyday, for several hours a day.

    In terms of the teaching staff, some are great, and some are...well... downright terrible. Just know that there are going to be plenty of situations and teachers that will make you beyond frustrated. Just try not to take things personally, and put the frustration into energy for getting your work done. Believe me. You'll be better off. Just take it one class at a time. Don't look ahead at your future schedule, just concentrate on where you are in the present.
  9. by   Tuquies
    Great Post Misslolalady! That kind of advice is really what we need to hear, its hard, but we can do it. One foot in front of the other to climb a mountain right? You seem to have it all figured out and together. Hopefully I sound like that once I get my barrings right and figure out how to jugle my daughter and school and home ect. Ladies we are so close to starting!!!
    I am now in Chapter 3 of our reading. Haven't taken the test yet, but I will this week. Your right thereading is tedious, I don't know how much we sohould really take into account. For instance should we rememorize Piaget's stages for instance? The good thing is with all these prereq's we spent the last 2 1/2 years or so on went over just about everything in the first few cahpters in more detail so...not so bad at all (so far!)
  10. by   Tuquies
    Ladies, do you think we should get together for dessert or coffee the friday before class starts, just to get to know one anouther, since there isn't likely to be much time for that later..just a thought. Get to know the people I will learn with and in some instances depend on for the next 2 years or so! Let me know!
  11. by   gnomik79
    Quote from Tuquies
    Ladies, do you think we should get together for dessert or coffee the friday before class starts, just to get to know one anouther, since there isn't likely to be much time for that later..just a thought. Get to know the people I will learn with and in some instances depend on for the next 2 years or so! Let me know!
    Sounds good to me! I will be packing most of that week, cause we are moving on April 10, but I'm sure I can squeeze in an hour or so for a cup of coffee.
  12. by   misslolalady
    Yes, definitely learn Piaget's and Erikson's stages. They'll come up time and time again anyhow. And, I know it seems hard, but don't stress about the reading. The tests for that class are not going to be as hard as you think. I would always stress A LOT before tests, then I would take it and think, "oh, that wasn't really that bad at all." I have received all A's so far in my classes.

    But-do know that a lot of the test questions asked are not asking for specific information you have read, per se, they are looking for what you, as a nurse THINK the best answer is. It's all critical thinking. A lot of the times there are two, or three right answers, you need to choose the best. Daunting? Eh, at times. But honestly, you'll be surprised how much you actually do know after each test.
  13. by   gnomik79
    LOVE your advices, misslolalady! Thank you SO much! Do you mind a more personal quetion: do you work? Or just go to school full time? Any kids? If so, how do you find time to study without feeling guilty about not spending time with the ones you love? That's my problem.... Anyone else?

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