CHARITY SON Spring 2013 - page 45

by Shawnney

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I just submitted my application to Charity School of Nursing for the Spring 2013 semester. The deadline is May 15, 2012. Has anyone else out there applied for this semester?... Read More


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    Now that you are all into the full swing of things....As far as classes go would you recommed a laptop or tablet. I am not talking about clinicals as I will use my phone with apps for anything I need b/c it can stay in my pocket.
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    I don't know about anyone else but we are not allowed phones during clinical hours. That may be just while on the floor but I still keep mine in my car or bag and don't touch it until after. As for laptop or tablet...I would go for a laptop. If you are going to get all the "e-books" then get a laptop. The app that is used on the tablets is horrible. I still recommend, if you can afford, get the hard cover books along with the e-books. Tablets are excellent but I have seen more people prefer laptops over them during class. Good luck with everything!! Just remember, stay on top of readings and don't overstudy! Seriously, it is possible...
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    Second level student here. Well, it depends on the instructor on the phone/no phone rule. I was able to use and bring my phone last semester to look up meds & develop care plans but this semester, phones are a no-no with my instructor. I have all my texts in hardcover books but all my references books in app form; there are really good apps on the Google Play Store (Android user here) for nursing. For tablet vs laptop, it's just preference. I do have a Samsung Note 10.1 tablet that uses a stylus so I can take notes and write on my powerpoints instead of printing them out.
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    If you can afford it I'd recommend an Apple Ipad. They work wonderful with the ebooks! I havn't had any problems with the app on it for the ebooks. I feel as though using a laptop is too much "bulk". The ipad is more personable, and you lay down, sit, whatever with it comfortably. Its definitly alot nicer having all my books on my ipad vs throwing around and carrying heavy textbooks everywhere. So def give it some thought..
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    Thanks for the imput. Still undecided. I like the idea of the ipad b/c I can write on the power point slides but then I can't multitask on it. Other than using ebooks what else are you using the computer for?
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    Those of you who live on the Northshore (Cov/Mand area) how long does it take you to get to Charity in the mornings when you need to be there for 7:30/8:00. Trying to figure out how early I need to have someone come to the house to watch my little girl.
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    I use my computer for everything. Research, papers, clinical paperwork, etc. And it usually takes about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes to get to school. Sometimes a little bit less depending on traffic. But usually about an hour on average. But I like to be early for parking and getting settled before class. Also it is usually a good time to review a little bit.
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    Thanks occy. I think my computer will work just fine. That's not to bad for drive time. Figured I miss most of the cw traffic bc of leaving early.
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    Any second level students out there with any advice on instructors for our second semester?? Any pointers are appreciated! You can PM me if you need to
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    Hi, Cloe! North shore student here... I would say in the morning during rush hour traffic, definitely leave an hour and a half before class, bc you NEVER know what is waiting on the other side: there could be fog with a convoy across the cw @ 35mph, an accident on the cw, or worse - an accident on i10, which always takes at least 30 min to get through. Having said that, most instructors ( if enough students are late) will excuse it, but you still lose the class time. I had 1230 classes this semester, left 1:15 before class started (mostly made it 20-30 min early) and still ran into a few snags with traffic due to accidents/fog. Crazy, right? Good luck!


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