I Need help with Medical Math... - page 11

hello there. i'm not an lpn as of yet, but i will be in 2008 permitting if i pass the test. i'm not really good in math and i have disliked it all my life. as you know, nurses need a lot of math in... Read More

  1. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    thank you soo much.. I really appreciate it. so How r u doing Missy? I hope fine. It's okay, I've actually had to use a calculator also when 1st figuring out the problem. I've done that problem so many times with other meds that I just know the answer. Well, Today was my first day back in school and it was not bad at all. I have no HW except to study for mid terms and to do a project. I'm trying to copy and paste pictures and then put some writing above and below the pics. Microsoft Word doesn't lemme do that. every time I try to type something and then put it above the pic, it doesn't lemme do that... It's soo frustrating!!! any suggestions??? thank you and take care and keep me posted.
    I am doing great, how about you? I am not quite sure why microsoft will not let you put words above or below your pictures, I am just really learning how to use my computer myself. This is the first computer I have ever had plus PowerPoint has given me so much trouble I could pull my hair out!!! I am know relly good at attaching documents in microsoft word but for awhile it gave me grieve!!!:Crash: I am so sorry that I could not be of more help but if you need anymore help just let me know and I will do my best to help you out ok. I wish you luck with your midterms andyour project, keep me posted ok:stdy:That's right!!!
  2. by   MAmom81
    Quote from missy120808
    I am doing great, how about you? I am not quite sure why microsoft will not let you put words above or below your pictures, I am just really learning how to use my computer myself. This is the first computer I have ever had plus PowerPoint has given me so much trouble I could pull my hair out!!! I am know relly good at attaching documents in microsoft word but for awhile it gave me grieve!!!:Crash: I am so sorry that I could not be of more help but if you need anymore help just let me know and I will do my best to help you out ok. I wish you luck with your midterms andyour project, keep me posted ok:stdy:That's right!!!
    I meant to say "I am now really good at attaching documents in microsoft word"!!! I am so sorry I should really recheck my typing!!!
  3. by   MAmom81
    Question, should I go for my CNA certificate? I figure if i don't get into the Fall 2008 semester of my CC LVN program I could get my CNA certificate and gain some nursing experience and get a job to help with the bills. Any advice on what the classes are like would be great:dncg:!!! keep me posted ok!!!
  4. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from missy120808
    Question, should I go for my CNA certificate? I figure if i don't get into the Fall 2008 semester of my CC LVN program I could get my CNA certificate and gain some nursing experience and get a job to help with the bills. Any advice on what the classes are like would be great:dncg:!!! keep me posted ok!!!
    Hello Missy. How r u? I am doing alright...I hope that you are doing fine. I think that if you don't get into the LVN 2008 program, then you should go for your CNA This will give you an oppountinty to work as a CNA and get the basic level of nursing. The classes are usually a yr long and I think that in the time it takes you to take the class, pass the CNA test, and get a job, your LVN course of 2009 will probably be right around the corner. Keep in mind that your don't need your CNA to be in the LVN program (well, in Fl you don't). Althogh, it would be helpful if your knew some basics of nursing and that will help steer in your LVN program. I say the ultimate decision is yours, my friend. Do what you want to do. But geting a job as a CNA will not hurt; permitting if you don't get into the 2008 LVN program. But I wanna let u know that I'm rooting for ya and I hope that you will get into the fall 2008 LVN program. Also bear in mind that working and doing the LVN program is hard work. As a CNA your working schedule is very flexible and you can work weekends if you want to. Just keep in mind that the LVN class requires lot of time and dedication. It might be stressful that handle both work and LVN classes. Plus you have a family, so that makes it even more stressful to handle. But I've heard people who can handle that. You just have to know what you r capable of. If you think you can handle that go ahead for it Missy!!! I support you either way. I wish you good luck making your decision. Well srry for the long post. I hope it was helpful. Well I guess I'll ttyl... keep me posted.
  5. by   peridotgirl
    ohh yea, I forgot to tell you what the CNA classes are like. CNA classes are lot of book work and hands-on- skills. For example, you will learn how to do bed making, feeding the patient (pt), dressing the patient, bathing the pt, ambulation, taking vital signs, cleaning dentures, doing intake and output, transferring a pt, lifting a pt up in bed, changing the pt's position every 2 hrs and there's a lot more but that is all I can think of for now. You also learn in the class what to report to the nurse. For example, if the pt is in pain or having difficult having a bowel movement or difficulty breathing. The CNA class is not mentally hard; it's just physically hard. There is not a lot of critical thinking involved for CNA's. This is more of the role of an LPN/LVN. You job as a CNA is to get all the tasks competed. I hope this helps. Keep me posted. :spin:
  6. by   peridotgirl
    ok, I read in the other post that you started that yuo said that the CNA classes are only 4 wks long! Well, it's good! I definitley suggest that you work as a CNA... I do admit the the pay it not really that great, but if it's experience you're looking for then go for it!!! :spin::spin::spin:
  7. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Hello Missy. How r u? I am doing alright...I hope that you are doing fine. I think that if you don't get into the LVN 2008 program, then you should go for your CNA This will give you an oppountinty to work as a CNA and get the basic level of nursing. The classes are usually a yr long and I think that in the time it takes you to take the class, pass the CNA test, and get a job, your LVN course of 2009 will probably be right around the corner. Keep in mind that your don't need your CNA to be in the LVN program (well, in Fl you don't). Althogh, it would be helpful if your knew some basics of nursing and that will help steer in your LVN program. I say the ultimate decision is yours, my friend. Do what you want to do. But geting a job as a CNA will not hurt; permitting if you don't get into the 2008 LVN program. But I wanna let u know that I'm rooting for ya and I hope that you will get into the fall 2008 LVN program. Also bear in mind that working and doing the LVN program is hard work. As a CNA your working schedule is very flexible and you can work weekends if you want to. Just keep in mind that the LVN class requires lot of time and dedication. It might be stressful that handle both work and LVN classes. Plus you have a family, so that makes it even more stressful to handle. But I've heard people who can handle that. You just have to know what you r capable of. If you think you can handle that go ahead for it Missy!!! I support you either way. I wish you good luck making your decision. Well srry for the long post. I hope it was helpful. Well I guess I'll ttyl... keep me posted.
    Thank you sovery much for your advice and tips!!! I will definitley go for my CNA certificate, I just have to wait until this summer!!! Thanks for the advice on the LVN program it really helps me mentally to prepare me and my family ahead of time. I too hope that I can get into the Fall 2008 LVn program but if not I will go for the CNA classes, it will not only give me experience for nursing school but i can help my hhusband out with the bills. Your are so helpful and kind and I truly appreciate all the help you have given me:wshgrt:!!! Your are a lifesaver and I know your advice will help me through nursing school and that is invaluable, thanks!!! Your post was great and so supportive and definitley not too long!!! If you ever need help or advice or someone to vent to you can always PM me or post it here, keep me posted ok!!!
  8. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    ohh yea, I forgot to tell you what the CNA classes are like. CNA classes are lot of book work and hands-on- skills. For example, you will learn how to do bed making, feeding the patient (pt), dressing the patient, bathing the pt, ambulation, taking vital signs, cleaning dentures, doing intake and output, transferring a pt, lifting a pt up in bed, changing the pt's position every 2 hrs and there's a lot more but that is all I can think of for now. You also learn in the class what to report to the nurse. For example, if the pt is in pain or having difficult having a bowel movement or difficulty breathing. The CNA class is not mentally hard; it's just physically hard. There is not a lot of critical thinking involved for CNA's. This is more of the role of an LPN/LVN. You job as a CNA is to get all the tasks competed. I hope this helps. Keep me posted. :spin:
    Thanks again this will definitley help me prepare for my CNA classes this summer-I hope I get in!!! My Community College told me that since I am already enrolled for Spring 2008-A&P I get priority registration for summer so as soon as I can I will register for the CNA classes-keep your fingers crossed!!! How have you been? I hope that your classes are going great, keep me posted ok!!!
  9. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    ok, I read in the other post that you started that yuo said that the CNA classes are only 4 wks long! Well, it's good! I definitley suggest that you work as a CNA... I do admit the the pay it not really that great, but if it's experience you're looking for then go for it!!! :spin::spin::spin:
    OMG!!! I am going for it!!! I cannot wait to start:caduceus:!!! I am so tired though, I have have to turn in a rough draft for Literature class tomorrow plus I have to write and turn in an essay this Sunday and finally next week I have two Final papers to turn in:stdy:!!!
  10. by   peridotgirl
    Tell me about it! I have mid term exams to take. It's not a paper to write, but I do have to study. And my nursing classes doesn't make it any easier. I wish u good luck on your finals! Wel;, I have been doing good so far. I'm a little stressed out right now becuase I have a lot do study, but I have to get through it. My Nursing mid terms are on Monday. Wish me luck. As for your CNA classes i do hope that u get in. U said that ur taking it in the summer? I think that a really goo idea, as u will no other clases then, right??? And your welcome. It's been no problem helping u prepare for the LVn program. I really hope u do get into the fall LVN program of 2008. I think that's awsome that u want to help ur husband pay the bills. I hope that all works out well for u.. I hope u get into the CNA class, and if not the LVN (which I think is more important). Just remeber, if u have nay questions reggrading the CNA clases or the LVN just lemme know. I'll be hapy to help u.. and thank u for being soo supportive. It's amazing how someone u don't even know; that's not even in ur own state can make u feel good. I thank u for that and I'm really happy that I met u.. tale care.. :caduceus:
  11. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Tell me about it! I have mid term exams to take. It's not a paper to write, but I do have to study. And my nursing classes doesn't make it any easier. I wish u good luck on your finals! Wel;, I have been doing good so far. I'm a little stressed out right now becuase I have a lot do study, but I have to get through it. My Nursing mid terms are on Monday. Wish me luck. As for your CNA classes i do hope that u get in. U said that ur taking it in the summer? I think that a really goo idea, as u will no other clases then, right??? And your welcome. It's been no problem helping u prepare for the LVn program. I really hope u do get into the fall LVN program of 2008. I think that's awsome that u want to help ur husband pay the bills. I hope that all works out well for u.. I hope u get into the CNA class, and if not the LVN (which I think is more important). Just remeber, if u have nay questions reggrading the CNA clases or the LVN just lemme know. I'll be hapy to help u.. and thank u for being soo supportive. It's amazing how someone u don't even know; that's not even in ur own state can make u feel good. I thank u for that and I'm really happy that I met u.. tale care.. :caduceus:
    Thank you so much, that is so sweet and I think that is so awsome too, that someone I don't even now, that lives in another state could make me feel good as well. Your are very kind person and I thank for that and I so happy that I met you too !!! You take care ok!!! Kepp me posted!!!
  12. by   peridotgirl
    thank you so much missy. I really appreciate it.. Yes it is a good feeling that someone can make ya feel good. I guess it's because we all connected by nursing whether we realize it or not... Well, Keep me posted! :caduceus::typing:wshgrt:
  13. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    thank you so much missy. I really appreciate it.. Yes it is a good feeling that someone can make ya feel good. I guess it's because we all connected by nursing whether we realize it or not... Well, Keep me posted! :caduceus::typing:wshgrt:
    Well, your very welcome!!! I just finished my rough draft and turned it:typing glad that's done!!! I will definitley keep you posted and you keep me posted ok:caduceus:urwlcm::wshgrt:rdnrs:!!!

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