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Broward College hopeful for May 2013 Nursing Program - page 48

I know there is a lot of confusion going around with the new requirements for the BC nursing program so I wanted to start a thread for those of us finishing prerequisites and applying in January. Im... Read More

  1. Visit  Friedrice328 profile page
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    Quote from Stacie29
    My courses disappeared too. How much was Paramount?
    It was only $49 and staff and the Instructor are very nice. You don't need to buy any book or valve at Paramount. I think they have a CPR class schedule tomorrow. you can check their website
  2. Visit  2bdrbeck profile page
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    Hi, I just went to uniform advantage and they did not carry any white shoes for men's. Only thing they had was a unisex clog. I'm just wondering how strict they are with the shoes? Is a white leather with lace ups allowed? And are they allowed to have those little holes in front tho let shoe breathe? Finally does the tongue have to be totally leather as well? Because looks like I have to go to other outlets to find them.

    Also I was looking at littmab stethoscopes and there were like 10 versions. Some that were even electronic. I was looking at some of the cardiology models but there was a few as well.
    What did you guys pick up?
  3. Visit  Stacie29 profile page
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    Quote from drbeck
    Hi, I just went to uniform advantage and they did not carry any white shoes for men's. Only thing they had was a unisex clog. I'm just wondering how strict they are with the shoes? Is a white leather with lace ups allowed? And are they allowed to have those little holes in front tho let shoe breathe? Finally does the tongue have to be totally leather as well? Because looks like I have to go to other outlets to find them.

    Also I was looking at littmab stethoscopes and there were like 10 versions. Some that were even electronic. I was looking at some of the cardiology models but there was a few as well.
    What did you guys pick up?
    From what I've heard they must be all leather no holes, no clogs, everything including tongue must be leather. They can have laces but must be kept immaculately clean. No mesh on them at all, you wouldn't want that anyway because fluids could get in.

    As for stethoscopes, I got a littman classic II SE. I was debating between that and the cardiology but went with the SE because honestly cardiology would be overkill. Go to medisave.net they have the same scopes for way cheaper and engrave for free. My scope came yesterday and I love it!
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    Ugh. I've been to target, walmart, payless uniform advantage. None carried all white leather for men. Guess I'm gonna have to take a gamble with them fitting by ordering offline. I've heard the dansko are good
  5. Visit  Stacie29 profile page
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    Quote from drbeck
    Ugh. I've been to target, walmart, payless uniform advantage. None carried all white leather for men. Guess I'm gonna have to take a gamble with them fitting by ordering offline. I've heard the dansko are good
    Maybe try DSW, Footlocker, Famous footwear. I initially bought dansko's but didn't like them. Maybe ask on the male nursing student forum.
  6. Visit  2bdrbeck profile page
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    I wonder how strict they are with the shoes. Because, I was looking at something like this
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg
    Last edit by 2bdrbeck on Mar 9, '13
  7. Visit  Stacie29 profile page
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    Quote from drbeck
    I wonder how strict they are with the shoes. Because, I was looking at something like this
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg
    I think those should work. Is the outer of the tongue leather too I can't tell. Try to find them on zappos they have free shipping and return shipping if they don't work.
  8. Visit  ucf_studentnurse14 profile page
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    Quote from drbeck
    I wonder how strict they are with the shoes. Because, I was looking at something like this
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1000_.jpg
    I used these same shoes for my CNA course (the program was very strict about having all leather, all white non-skid closed shoes for clinicals) and I can tell you from experience that these shoes are extremely comfortable for being on your feet all day. You should be fine with these.
  9. Visit  2bdrbeck profile page
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    I'm wondering how many people were accepted this semester. Because creating a FB group for a specific campus for that semester if we only have a few classmates doesn't seem to be efficient. Only one in my group atm. Dunno about the rest of you
  10. Visit  lpn2530 profile page
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    CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE STARTING BC NSG PROGRAM IN MAY!!! YOU HAVE PASSED THE FIRST HURDLE. IM AN LPN CURRENTLY IN TRENDS WHICH IS THE LAST CLASS OF THE PROGRAM AND IT IS A GREAT FEELING. THIS SPRING BREAK IS THE FIRST TIME IVE GOTTEN A BREAK IN ALMOST 2 YEARS. I MUST SAY GETTING INTO BC NURSING PROGRAM IS THE EASIEST PART. BE PREPARED TO PUSH AND PERSEVERE. IT CAN BE DONE. ID LIKE TO SHARE MY JOURNEY IF YOU GUYS DONT MIND. I PASSED MY HESI A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE PROGRAM STARTED AND GOT ACCEPTED RIGHT AWAY. I WAS NOT READY TO START BUT I HEARD GOD'S VOICE SAYING, "I GOT YOU MY CHILD"! MY HUBBY, BESTIE, AND MOM SAID GO FOR IT AND THAT WAS ALL THE SUPPORT I NEEEDED. I PASSED THE MATH, PHARMACOLOGY, AND PROCESS 2. THEN I CAME TO GI/GU AND MY COUSIN WAS KILLED. I SHOULD HAVE INFORMED THE DEAN AND WITHDRAWN SINCE CLASS HAD JUST STARTED BUT I DECIDED TO PUSH FORWARD, I DID, AND FAILED. I WAS SO BROKEN FROM HIS DEATH THAT I WAS JUST GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS OF READING AND NOT RETAINING ANYTHING. SO ONE OF MY FIRST ADVICE FOR ANYONE, ESP A GENERIC STUDENT( REM GENERIC CAN ONLY FAIL ONCE) IS IF YOU HAVE TOO MUCH GOING ON IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE OR YOUR 1ST EXAM GRADE IS BELOW A 73, WITHDRAW AND TRY AGAIN. YOU WONT REGRET THIS DECISON. YOU DO NOT WANT TO FAIL IN THE BEGINNING, IT IS SO STRESSFUL FAILING IN PROCESS 1 OR 2 KNOWING YOU STILL HAVE 7 MORE CLASSES AFTER THAT. OK, SO WHEN YOU FAIL YOU HAVE TO TAKE MRS. ITALIA'S SLS CLASS THAT TEACHES YOU HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE NURSING PROGRAM. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU CAN TAKE IT BEFORE YOU START IN MAY. IF NOT AT LEAST DO YOUR RESEARCH AND BORROW THE BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY JUST TO GET AN IDEA OF HOW YOU SHOULD BE CRITICALLY THINKING THROUGH NURSING SCHOOL EXAMS AND IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE TIME MANAGEMENT. YOU HAVE TO MAKE LOTS OF TIME TO STUDY. ID SAY LIKE 4HRS PER DAY MINIMUM. LISTEN GUYS/GALS PEOPLE ARENT LYING WHEN THEY SAY READ BEFORE LECTURE AND GO BACK AND REVIEW THE NOTES AND READ THE TEXT WITHIN A DAY AFTER LECTURE. THIS REINFORCES THE MATERIAL. DUH..LOL SO I TOOK ITALIAS CLASS AND THEN WENT BACK AND PASSED GI/GU, OB, AND THEN PYSCH. THEN I HAD MY NEXT STUMBLING BLOCK WHICH WAS MATH. I PASSED THE PEDS CLASS BUT DIDNT PASS THE MATH TEST AFTER 2 TRIES. SO MY NEXT ADVICE IS ALWAYS ALWAYS AIM TO PASS THE 1ST MATH TEST. IF NOT, YOU MIGHT BE LIKE ME AND WONT EVEN STUDY LECTURE, INSTEAD FIND YOURSELF DOING MATH EVERYDAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO PASS THE 2ND RETAKE. WHEN YOU FAIL MATH 2X YOU CAN CONTNIUE LECTURE BUT YOU CANNOT GO TO CLINICALS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED SAFE TO PASS MEDS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH GOOD REASON..LOL. ALWAYS BE PREPARED TO DO THE MATH TEST ON DAY 1 OF EACH NEW CLASS. YES, YOU WILL HAVE A 10 QUESTION MATH TEST EACH NEW SEMESTER CLASS THAT YOU MUST SCORE A 90% ON. DONT FRET, YOU CAN DO IT!! MS GREGG BRICKMANS SITE HAS WORKSHEETS ON IT TO PRACTICE FOR EACH NEW ROTATION. SO SINCE I FAILED MATH 2X I HAD TO RETAKE MS MELAINIE GULLIVERS MATH CLASS BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO REDO MY PEDS CLINICALS. I PASSED PEDS AND WENT ON TO ORTHO WHICH THEY SAY IS THEY HARDEST CLASS. IT WAS VERY HARD. I STUDIED MY BUTT OFF BUT PASSED. FOR ALL CLASSES GET LOTS OF NCLEX BOOKS AND READ YOUR RATIONALES. RATIONALES ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS. UNDERSTAND WHY THE ANSWERS ARE RIGHT AND WRONG. DONT JUST RUSH THROUGH THE QUESTIONS JUST TO GET TO THE ANSWER. SOME GOOD NCLEX BOOKS ARE SAUNDERS, MOSBY,AND LIPPINCOTT. SO I THOUGHT I PASSED THE WORST WITH ORTHO BUT THAT WAS FAR FROM THE TRUTH FOR ME. OMG CARDIO WAS NO JOKE. I PASSED BY THE SKIN OF MY TEETH. AND YES I DO KNOW PEOPLE WHO CAME ALL THE WAY TO CARDIO AND FAILED SO HOLD YOUR FAIL CARD FOR THE VERY END. YOUR GOAL IS ALWAYS TO BANG OUT EXAM 1 AND 2. GO EXTRA HARD ON THOSE 2 BECAUSE ITS A HORRIBLE FEELING TRYING TO PLAY CATCH UP ON EXAM 3. EVEN WHEN YOU KNOW THE MATERIAL THE STRESS OF HAVING TO GET A HIGH MARK ON THE LAST TEST CAN CONSUME AND OVERWHELM YOU CAUSING FAILURE. IN PEDS I GOT AN 84, 74, 64, and in that order. guess what, THAT BROUGHT MY average TO 74...YES THE ANGELS WERE ON MY SIDE. I WONT LIE I WENT INTO THE LAST EXAM WORKING OVERTIME THINKING I HAD ALREADY PASSED SO BE CAREFUL NOT TO BE TOO COCKY/CONFIDENT.. IN CARDIO I GOT A 71,78,73. I CRIED AFTER MY LAST CARDIO EXAM BECASUE EVEN THOUGH I STUDIED HARD FOR EXAM 3 AND I KNEW I COULD HAVE PREPARED BETTER FOR MY 1ST CARDIO TEST AND I THOUGHT I FAILED. AGAIN I BARELY MADE IT. I COULD HAVE PREPARED BETTER FOR CARDIO BECAUSE IT WAS AFTER WINTER BREAK SO I HAD 3 WEEKS OFF TO STUDY BUT I WAS TIRED AND LAZY.LOL. DONT BE LIKE ME. GET AHEAD ON YOUR MATERIAL WHEN YOU HAVE WINTER, SPRING, AND SUMMER BREAK. I WORKED THE ENTIRE PROGRAM EXCEPT FOR AFTER I FAILED MY 1ST CARDIO TEST THEN I KNEW I HAD TO STOP WORKING FOR A FEW WEEKS AND GIVE THE BOOKS MY ALL. EVERYONE HAS THAT ONE CLASS THAT IS JUST NOT THEIR CUP OF TEA. FOR MY CLOSE FRIEND IT WAS ORTHO. SHE HAD TO PUT IN A LEAVE OF ABSENCE ON HER JOB AFTER FAILING THAT 1ST ORTHO TEST. SPEAKING OF FRIENDS, FIND 2 PEOPLE THAT WANTS THIS NURSING LICENSE BAD. AND PUSH ONE ANOTHER TO THE END. FIND SOMEPLACE QUIET TO STUDY LIKE SOMEONES HOME WHO IS SINGLE...ESP IF YOU LIKE TO STUDY AND EAT IN COMFY CLOTHES( THAT WAY YOU CAN TAKE YOUR BRA OFF LADIES...LOL) WE USED TO GO TO NOVA BUT HATED HAVING TO LEAVE THE ROOMS AFTER 3 HRS TO GO DOWNSTAIRS AND BE ON A WAIT LIST FOR ANOTHER ROOM. BUT NOVA IS EXCELLENT FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDY. ALL COLLEGE KIDS SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR STUDIES. I FIND THAT LOCAL LIBRARIES ARE TOO BUSY, ESP AFTERSCHOOL WHEN LITTLE KIDS GET OUT. LETS SEE WHAT OTHER ADVICE... OK GET YOUR BOOK BINDED, THIS WILL REALLY MAKE STUDYING EASIER THAN BRINGING AROUND THAT HUMONGOUS FUNDAMENTALS AND MEDSURG BOOK. THAT WAY YOU WILL HAVE ONLY THE CHAPTERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR 3 EXAMS. ITS EASIER TO STUDY THAT WAY AND YOU CAN BRING IT TO WORK OR WHEREVER WITHOUT EVERYONE KNOWING YOUR BUSINESS. TO BE TRUTHFULLY HONEST....THIS HAS BEEN THE GREATEST CHALLENGE OF MY LIFE. NOT EVEN CHILDBIRTH WAS THIS HARD. YES I SAID. IM A MOTHER OF 3 AND 9 YEAR OLD AND THE GUILT I FELT FROM BEING AWAY FROM MY BABIES WAS INSANE.THE DAYS BEFORE EXAM I WOULD STUDY FOR 12 HRS A DAY. AND THATS WITH BREAK. GUYS, YOU MUST BREAK, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO STUDY 12HRS WITHOUT BREAK. TAKE LIKE A 30 MINUTE BREAK EVERY 2-3HRS. CALL SOMEONE WHO LOVE OR WHOS ROOTING FOR YOU JUST TO HEAR THEIR VOICE OR A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT. IT SOUNDS MUSHY BUT SOMETIMES THATS ALL THE PUSH YOU NEED TO KEEP GOING. DO SOMETHING WITH THE ONES U LOVE AFTER EACH EXAM..MOVIES, DINNER, JUST KICK BACK AND UNWIND IF YOU CAN AFTER GRADES POST..LOL YOU'VE EARNED IT. OK SO ORTHO-NEURO I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO HAVE A STROKE, HAD EVERY MIGRAINE IN THE BOOK, AND IN CARDIO I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK..NO LIE...LOL ITS NORMAL. YOU MIGHT EVEN FEEL LIKE YOUR HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN AT TIMES. WHATEVER YOUR FAITH IS, DRAW CLOSER TO THE HIGHER POWER YOU BELIEVE IN. OH YEA IN THE BEGINNING I USED TO HAVE THE BUBBLE GUTS BEFORE EVERY EXAM... GUESS WHAT GALS/ GUYS, IT NEVER WENT AWAY I JUST TRIED TO GET THROUGH MY NERVES AT HOME AND NOT IN THE SCHOOL BATHROOM. HAHA!!! WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY. IT MIGHT SOUND ELEMENTARY BUT STUDYING RIGHT UNTIL EXAM IS NOT LOGICAL. TRY TO GET A FEW HRS OF SLEEP BEFORE EXAMS ATY LEAST 6HRS. THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THINGS I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME BEFORE I STARTED THE PROGRAM. AND YES TRENDS START FOR ME THIS WED BUT YOU BETTER BELIEVE EVEN THO ITS MY BEST BUDS BDAY TOMMORROW WE WILL DEF BE MEETING UP TO DO MATH PRACTICE BEFORE CLASS. I APOLOGIZE FOR ALL THE ERRORS IN ADVANCE..GOT TOO MUCH ON MY MIND. I HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE. REM YOU ARE ONLY IN COMPETITION WITH YOUR SELF NO ONE ELSE YOUR GOAL IS TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM. DONT WORRY ABOUT YOUR PRIDE AND SHAME THAT GOES OUT THE WINDOW IN NURSING SCHOOL. HUMILITY GOES A LONG WAY. ONE MORE THING DONT LOOK DOWN ON YOUR CLASSMATES WHO FAIL BECAUSE YOU MIGHT MEET RIGHT BACK WITH THEM IN THE END. WE NEED TO BE THERE FOR ONE ANOTHER, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER. NURSES ARE SOMETIMES THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY. IM NOT SAYING DROWN YOURSELF AND SAVE THE NEXT PERSON BUT DO YOUR BEST TO MEET OTHERS NEEDS. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP WITH THEIR SKILLS CHECK OFF OFFER A HELPIN HAND, IF YOU SEE SOMEONE GRABBING THE WRONG NEEDLE, WARN THEM. IF AN INSTRUCTOR JUST CHEWED YOU OUT FOR NOT BEING PREPARED SAVE THE REST OF THE GROUP THE PAIN BY SAYING HEY DONT FORGET THESE THINGS... I COULD GO ON ALL DAY. I WISH THERE WAS A BOOK ON HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE BC NSG PROGRAM BECAUSE NO SCHOOL IS COMPARABLE TO HOW INTENSE BC IS
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  11. Visit  lpn2530 profile page
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    By the way people if you dont qualify for financial aid or if your unemplyed workforce will pay your entire tuition, books, scrubs, supplies a total of 8,000 and they will pay for you to sit your nclex boards
  12. Visit  KCOOPS profile page
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    Quote from lpn2530
    CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU WHO ARE STARTING BC NSG PROGRAM IN MAY!!! YOU HAVE PASSED THE FIRST HURDLE. IM AN LPN CURRENTLY IN TRENDS WHICH IS THE LAST CLASS OF THE PROGRAM AND IT IS A GREAT FEELING. THIS SPRING BREAK IS THE FIRST TIME IVE GOTTEN A BREAK IN ALMOST 2 YEARS. I MUST SAY GETTING INTO BC NURSING PROGRAM IS THE EASIEST PART. BE PREPARED TO PUSH AND PERSEVERE. IT CAN BE DONE. ID LIKE TO SHARE MY JOURNEY IF YOU GUYS DONT MIND. I PASSED MY HESI A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE PROGRAM STARTED AND GOT ACCEPTED RIGHT AWAY. I WAS NOT READY TO START BUT I HEARD GOD'S VOICE SAYING, "I GOT YOU MY CHILD"! MY HUBBY, BESTIE, AND MOM SAID GO FOR IT AND THAT WAS ALL THE SUPPORT I NEEEDED. I PASSED THE MATH, PHARMACOLOGY, AND PROCESS 2. THEN I CAME TO GI/GU AND MY COUSIN WAS KILLED. I SHOULD HAVE INFORMED THE DEAN AND WITHDRAWN SINCE CLASS HAD JUST STARTED BUT I DECIDED TO PUSH FORWARD, I DID, AND FAILED. I WAS SO BROKEN FROM HIS DEATH THAT I WAS JUST GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS OF READING AND NOT RETAINING ANYTHING. SO ONE OF MY FIRST ADVICE FOR ANYONE, ESP A GENERIC STUDENT( REM GENERIC CAN ONLY FAIL ONCE) IS IF YOU HAVE TOO MUCH GOING ON IN YOUR PERSONAL LIFE OR YOUR 1ST EXAM GRADE IS BELOW A 73, WITHDRAW AND TRY AGAIN. YOU WONT REGRET THIS DECISON. YOU DO NOT WANT TO FAIL IN THE BEGINNING, IT IS SO STRESSFUL FAILING IN PROCESS 1 OR 2 KNOWING YOU STILL HAVE 7 MORE CLASSES AFTER THAT. OK, SO WHEN YOU FAIL YOU HAVE TO TAKE MRS. ITALIA'S SLS CLASS THAT TEACHES YOU HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE NURSING PROGRAM. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU CAN TAKE IT BEFORE YOU START IN MAY. IF NOT AT LEAST DO YOUR RESEARCH AND BORROW THE BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY JUST TO GET AN IDEA OF HOW YOU SHOULD BE CRITICALLY THINKING THROUGH NURSING SCHOOL EXAMS AND IMPORTANT THINGS LIKE TIME MANAGEMENT. YOU HAVE TO MAKE LOTS OF TIME TO STUDY. ID SAY LIKE 4HRS PER DAY MINIMUM. LISTEN GUYS/GALS PEOPLE ARENT LYING WHEN THEY SAY READ BEFORE LECTURE AND GO BACK AND REVIEW THE NOTES AND READ THE TEXT WITHIN A DAY AFTER LECTURE. THIS REINFORCES THE MATERIAL. DUH..LOL SO I TOOK ITALIAS CLASS AND THEN WENT BACK AND PASSED GI/GU, OB, AND THEN PYSCH. THEN I HAD MY NEXT STUMBLING BLOCK WHICH WAS MATH. I PASSED THE PEDS CLASS BUT DIDNT PASS THE MATH TEST AFTER 2 TRIES. SO MY NEXT ADVICE IS ALWAYS ALWAYS AIM TO PASS THE 1ST MATH TEST. IF NOT, YOU MIGHT BE LIKE ME AND WONT EVEN STUDY LECTURE, INSTEAD FIND YOURSELF DOING MATH EVERYDAY IN AN ATTEMPT TO PASS THE 2ND RETAKE. WHEN YOU FAIL MATH 2X YOU CAN CONTNIUE LECTURE BUT YOU CANNOT GO TO CLINICALS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT CONSIDERED SAFE TO PASS MEDS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH GOOD REASON..LOL. ALWAYS BE PREPARED TO DO THE MATH TEST ON DAY 1 OF EACH NEW CLASS. YES, YOU WILL HAVE A 10 QUESTION MATH TEST EACH NEW SEMESTER CLASS THAT YOU MUST SCORE A 90% ON. DONT FRET, YOU CAN DO IT!! MS GREGG BRICKMANS SITE HAS WORKSHEETS ON IT TO PRACTICE FOR EACH NEW ROTATION. SO SINCE I FAILED MATH 2X I HAD TO RETAKE MS MELAINIE GULLIVERS MATH CLASS BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO REDO MY PEDS CLINICALS. I PASSED PEDS AND WENT ON TO ORTHO WHICH THEY SAY IS THEY HARDEST CLASS. IT WAS VERY HARD. I STUDIED MY BUTT OFF BUT PASSED. FOR ALL CLASSES GET LOTS OF NCLEX BOOKS AND READ YOUR RATIONALES. RATIONALES ARE YOUR BEST FRIENDS. UNDERSTAND WHY THE ANSWERS ARE RIGHT AND WRONG. DONT JUST RUSH THROUGH THE QUESTIONS JUST TO GET TO THE ANSWER. SOME GOOD NCLEX BOOKS ARE SAUNDERS, MOSBY,AND LIPPINCOTT. SO I THOUGHT I PASSED THE WORST WITH ORTHO BUT THAT WAS FAR FROM THE TRUTH FOR ME. OMG CARDIO WAS NO JOKE. I PASSED BY THE SKIN OF MY TEETH. AND YES I DO KNOW PEOPLE WHO CAME ALL THE WAY TO CARDIO AND FAILED SO HOLD YOUR FAIL CARD FOR THE VERY END. YOUR GOAL IS ALWAYS TO BANG OUT EXAM 1 AND 2. GO EXTRA HARD ON THOSE 2 BECAUSE ITS A HORRIBLE FEELING TRYING TO PLAY CATCH UP ON EXAM 3. EVEN WHEN YOU KNOW THE MATERIAL THE STRESS OF HAVING TO GET A HIGH MARK ON THE LAST TEST CAN CONSUME AND OVERWHELM YOU CAUSING FAILURE. IN PEDS I GOT AN 84, 74, 64, and in that order. guess what, THAT BROUGHT MY average TO 74...YES THE ANGELS WERE ON MY SIDE. I WONT LIE I WENT INTO THE LAST EXAM WORKING OVERTIME THINKING I HAD ALREADY PASSED SO BE CAREFUL NOT TO BE TOO COCKY/CONFIDENT.. IN CARDIO I GOT A 71,78,73. I CRIED AFTER MY LAST CARDIO EXAM BECASUE EVEN THOUGH I STUDIED HARD FOR EXAM 3 AND I KNEW I COULD HAVE PREPARED BETTER FOR MY 1ST CARDIO TEST AND I THOUGHT I FAILED. AGAIN I BARELY MADE IT. I COULD HAVE PREPARED BETTER FOR CARDIO BECAUSE IT WAS AFTER WINTER BREAK SO I HAD 3 WEEKS OFF TO STUDY BUT I WAS TIRED AND LAZY.LOL. DONT BE LIKE ME. GET AHEAD ON YOUR MATERIAL WHEN YOU HAVE WINTER, SPRING, AND SUMMER BREAK. I WORKED THE ENTIRE PROGRAM EXCEPT FOR AFTER I FAILED MY 1ST CARDIO TEST THEN I KNEW I HAD TO STOP WORKING FOR A FEW WEEKS AND GIVE THE BOOKS MY ALL. EVERYONE HAS THAT ONE CLASS THAT IS JUST NOT THEIR CUP OF TEA. FOR MY CLOSE FRIEND IT WAS ORTHO. SHE HAD TO PUT IN A LEAVE OF ABSENCE ON HER JOB AFTER FAILING THAT 1ST ORTHO TEST. SPEAKING OF FRIENDS, FIND 2 PEOPLE THAT WANTS THIS NURSING LICENSE BAD. AND PUSH ONE ANOTHER TO THE END. FIND SOMEPLACE QUIET TO STUDY LIKE SOMEONES HOME WHO IS SINGLE...ESP IF YOU LIKE TO STUDY AND EAT IN COMFY CLOTHES( THAT WAY YOU CAN TAKE YOUR BRA OFF LADIES...LOL) WE USED TO GO TO NOVA BUT HATED HAVING TO LEAVE THE ROOMS AFTER 3 HRS TO GO DOWNSTAIRS AND BE ON A WAIT LIST FOR ANOTHER ROOM. BUT NOVA IS EXCELLENT FOR INDIVIDUAL STUDY. ALL COLLEGE KIDS SERIOUS ABOUT THEIR STUDIES. I FIND THAT LOCAL LIBRARIES ARE TOO BUSY, ESP AFTERSCHOOL WHEN LITTLE KIDS GET OUT. LETS SEE WHAT OTHER ADVICE... OK GET YOUR BOOK BINDED, THIS WILL REALLY MAKE STUDYING EASIER THAN BRINGING AROUND THAT HUMONGOUS FUNDAMENTALS AND MEDSURG BOOK. THAT WAY YOU WILL HAVE ONLY THE CHAPTERS YOU NEED FOR YOUR 3 EXAMS. ITS EASIER TO STUDY THAT WAY AND YOU CAN BRING IT TO WORK OR WHEREVER WITHOUT EVERYONE KNOWING YOUR BUSINESS. TO BE TRUTHFULLY HONEST....THIS HAS BEEN THE GREATEST CHALLENGE OF MY LIFE. NOT EVEN CHILDBIRTH WAS THIS HARD. YES I SAID. IM A MOTHER OF 3 AND 9 YEAR OLD AND THE GUILT I FELT FROM BEING AWAY FROM MY BABIES WAS INSANE.THE DAYS BEFORE EXAM I WOULD STUDY FOR 12 HRS A DAY. AND THATS WITH BREAK. GUYS, YOU MUST BREAK, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO STUDY 12HRS WITHOUT BREAK. TAKE LIKE A 30 MINUTE BREAK EVERY 2-3HRS. CALL SOMEONE WHO LOVE OR WHOS ROOTING FOR YOU JUST TO HEAR THEIR VOICE OR A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT. IT SOUNDS MUSHY BUT SOMETIMES THATS ALL THE PUSH YOU NEED TO KEEP GOING. DO SOMETHING WITH THE ONES U LOVE AFTER EACH EXAM..MOVIES, DINNER, JUST KICK BACK AND UNWIND IF YOU CAN AFTER GRADES POST..LOL YOU'VE EARNED IT. OK SO ORTHO-NEURO I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO HAVE A STROKE, HAD EVERY MIGRAINE IN THE BOOK, AND IN CARDIO I FELT LIKE I WAS GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK..NO LIE...LOL ITS NORMAL. YOU MIGHT EVEN FEEL LIKE YOUR HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN AT TIMES. WHATEVER YOUR FAITH IS, DRAW CLOSER TO THE HIGHER POWER YOU BELIEVE IN. OH YEA IN THE BEGINNING I USED TO HAVE THE BUBBLE GUTS BEFORE EVERY EXAM... GUESS WHAT GALS/ GUYS, IT NEVER WENT AWAY I JUST TRIED TO GET THROUGH MY NERVES AT HOME AND NOT IN THE SCHOOL BATHROOM. HAHA!!! WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY. IT MIGHT SOUND ELEMENTARY BUT STUDYING RIGHT UNTIL EXAM IS NOT LOGICAL. TRY TO GET A FEW HRS OF SLEEP BEFORE EXAMS ATY LEAST 6HRS. THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THINGS I WISH SOMEONE TOLD ME BEFORE I STARTED THE PROGRAM. AND YES TRENDS START FOR ME THIS WED BUT YOU BETTER BELIEVE EVEN THO ITS MY BEST BUDS BDAY TOMMORROW WE WILL DEF BE MEETING UP TO DO MATH PRACTICE BEFORE CLASS. I APOLOGIZE FOR ALL THE ERRORS IN ADVANCE..GOT TOO MUCH ON MY MIND. I HOPE THIS HELPS A LITTLE. REM YOU ARE ONLY IN COMPETITION WITH YOUR SELF NO ONE ELSE YOUR GOAL IS TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM. DONT WORRY ABOUT YOUR PRIDE AND SHAME THAT GOES OUT THE WINDOW IN NURSING SCHOOL. HUMILITY GOES A LONG WAY. ONE MORE THING DONT LOOK DOWN ON YOUR CLASSMATES WHO FAIL BECAUSE YOU MIGHT MEET RIGHT BACK WITH THEM IN THE END. WE NEED TO BE THERE FOR ONE ANOTHER, SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER. NURSES ARE SOMETIMES THEIR OWN WORST ENEMY. IM NOT SAYING DROWN YOURSELF AND SAVE THE NEXT PERSON BUT DO YOUR BEST TO MEET OTHERS NEEDS. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE WHO NEEDS HELP WITH THEIR SKILLS CHECK OFF OFFER A HELPIN HAND, IF YOU SEE SOMEONE GRABBING THE WRONG NEEDLE, WARN THEM. IF AN INSTRUCTOR JUST CHEWED YOU OUT FOR NOT BEING PREPARED SAVE THE REST OF THE GROUP THE PAIN BY SAYING HEY DONT FORGET THESE THINGS... I COULD GO ON ALL DAY. I WISH THERE WAS A BOOK ON HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE BC NSG PROGRAM BECAUSE NO SCHOOL IS COMPARABLE TO HOW INTENSE BC IS
    thanks for the info! Good luck !
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  13. Visit  Stacie29 profile page
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    Good morning everyone! If anyone is going through the financial aid process I thought I'd share a little but of the info I have. This could be important to those of you taking a leave of absence from work too.

    Aside from being eligible for pell grant, ( only if you don't hold a bachelor's degree) subsidized and unsubsidized loans, they also have a special unsubsidized loan for nursing students. You could get up to $4000.

    Also, nursing students are eligible for scholarships only after we finish the first semester.

    If anyone is new to financial aid and has any questions, I'm willing to help because I probably already asked the questions and I am currently going through the process now.


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