Class of 2006 - page 17

Hey yall! Just wondering if there are any of us out there still working on pre-reqs - hopeful nursing graduates of 2006? Roll call! :) I'm the 26yo mama of two boys (5yrs and 18mos). I... Read More

  1. by   sprtbikegrlsv65
    STNA= State tested nursing assistant. (at least here in ohio you have to take the couse, then you get a written test from the state and then you take a "skills" assesment test where they watch you preform 2-3 skills ie. oral care, making an occupied bed, standing, walking...
  2. by   manna
    Originally posted by sprtbikegrlsv65
    STNA= State tested nursing assistant. (at least here in ohio you have to take the couse, then you get a written test from the state and then you take a "skills" assesment test where they watch you preform 2-3 skills ie. oral care, making an occupied bed, standing, walking...
    Thanks sportbikegrl.

    I'd like to take a CNA class, but just can't seem to find the time (or a class, for that matter)....
  3. by   AmyLiz
    ERRNwant2b, I looked at the entry masters programs out there & found that getting the ADN for me would be the best fit for me right now. I'm easily able to take classes evenings & weekends and it's much cheaper than getting a BSN or MSN for me.
  4. by   manna
    What a bad day for me. I'm literally in tears over something so stupid....

    My younger son (2) is developing a bad case of baby bottle tooth decay. So I called to try to get an appointment with the only pediatric dentist within an 80 mile radius of where we live.... they won't accept him since he's a Medicaid patient (they only take a limited number, and everyone knows this is b/c Mcaid pays less for their services) - even if I offered to pay the difference in what they'd charge, or pay the whole thing out of pocket (apparently that's illegal).

    I'm so upset about it. I already feel like a terrible mama, and now I feel even worse that I can't even get my son decent health care coverage. The system is so screwed up.

    Sorry to rant about this here, I just had to let that out somewhere.
  5. by   agent
    My 2 yr old refuses to brush his teeth correctly, he justb likes to eat the tooth paste so yes, his teeth are getting all yellow.

    Not too good.

    Between him and the little baby who pukes all the time, I dont know who's worse.
  6. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    My 2 yr old refuses to brush his teeth correctly, he justb likes to eat the tooth paste so yes, his teeth are getting all yellow.

    Between him and the little baby who pukes all the time, I dont know who's worse.
    LOL! My 2yo is like that too - just wants to eat the toothpaste. I have to brush his teeth for him, which he certainly doesn't like, but I certainly don't want his teeth getting any worse if I can help it!

    Oh no, sorry to hear about the baby. Does he have reflux or something?
  7. by   agent
    I hope not, im waiting a few months to see since he's just seems to be in a pukey phase.

    He burps too much and then out comes the spitup. He's about 9 months old, so I think he's going to be fine. If it persists after age 1, he's definetely getting looked at.
  8. by   AmyLiz
    Can you take him to a regular dentist, Manna? I'd figure that would be better than nothing. Maybe call around to see who's good with kids. I never went to a ped dentist when I was a kid & turned out ok.

    Ped dentists are cool...my daughter goes to one. But they are few & far between it seems.
  9. by   jemommyRN
    Hey everybody Mine is at that stage where I have to brush her teeth EVERY morning. I try not to miss a day because I don't want her to get out of the routine. GUESS WHAT?????????? I just potty trained her this week and she is really good. She doesn't even wet the bed at night.

    Manna, I will definitely keep you in my prayers as far as the separation and the financial help you'll need but, I would like for you to remember that you are not alone. There are many of us who are single parents and we have to keep on truckin' now more than ever before. Please pray for me also because I am a little afraid of the stress of nursing school. I start in the fall and sometimes I don't know if I will be able to handle it.
  10. by   manna
    Well, I'm taking my son in to see a "regular" dentist on the 27th. I finally found a pedi dentist about 70 miles from here that will see him if we have a referral from another clinic first.

    Wow, that is good JE. My older son kind of trained himself the summer before he turned three, and I'm not really in any rush with my toddler now either. I figure when he's ready, he'll get it, and it'll be lots easier on both of us! LOL

    Thanks for the prayers... I'm not so stressed about the single parenting thing, as I am the being able to afford school thing. My big worry is that I'll get into the nursing program but have to decline my acceptance because I can't afford to quit my job (same thing happened to me with rad tech school last year).
  11. by   agent
    Manna are you planning on day or night cliinicals?

    Im staying working and doing clinicals at night.. it'll be like having two jobs for awhile but.. i think it'll pay off.

    I'm a little concerned about how my wife is going to take to me being gone so much.. im afraid shes going to become rather non-supportive..

    just like she was of the pre-med thing, which caused me to go in this direction.
  12. by   AmyLiz
    I'll be doing the same thing...work during the day & do school & clinicals at night. It'll be a killer, but I'll do it. Luckily my husband is very supportive. He's even taken a second job to help pay for school, etc. God love him. :kiss
  13. by   ERRNwant2b
    Manna
    my BS is in dietetics I am a registered dietitian. I am mostly interested in the entry MSN progams because it takes only 1 1/2 yrs to be able to sit for the NCLEX. After that I plan to take 6mths to 1 yr off to get a better idea of what I want to focus my graduate studies in.

    Anyone else out there applying to entry MSN programs would love to hear your thoughts

    It is so great to hear of all the students who have children I have 2 also and have been worried about being a fulltime student & a fulltime mom to a 2 1/2 & 5 year olds.

    Anxiously awaiting acceptance!
    SW

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