I Need help with Medical Math... - page 3

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   peridotgirl
    by the way, Missy120808. I forgot to tell you. As a CNA, you can work for a hospital and they might pay for your way through Nursing School. All you have to do it work for them for a set number of yrs and then they will finance your way to NS. I don't really know if it's like that in California. But I live in Miami and if I decide to work as a CNA for Baptist Hospital and I sign a contract saying that I will work for them for 2 yrs, then they will pay for my college. Cool, huh? But, Like I said, you have to check with the Hospitals in your area.
  2. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Hello there. It's okay for the long post. Well, your Science of Nutrition and your Health Human Administrator classes sound interesting. I wish you good luck. Although, I must say, I'm not too fond of the World Lit. As for A& P, I'm taking that class. OF COURSE it's not college level, but it's a little difficult. Our class is on the integumentary system. As for what your counselor said, I'm confused. You don't have to wait until you graduate to get a job? But Are you a CNA??? How is it possible to work? So I have a question for you: what exactly is the Health Human Administrator class?
    No I am not a CNA, the human adminstrator class basically teaches me the roles of administrators in hospitals and medical offices. My counselor told me that I could work in the admissions department of a hospital or in a mecdical doing paper work. She told me that I could apply in hospitals and medical offices and ask if they require my degree first or not because unfortunately at my school there are no interships or job placements so I am totally on my own which sucks!!! I appreciate yuor suggestion if I cannot find a job in a hospital or medical office I think I might become a CNA and try to pay for nursing school that way, thanks. I hope your class is going good, keep me posted ok!!!
  3. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from missy120808
    No I am not a CNA, the human adminstrator class basically teaches me the roles of administrators in hospitals and medical offices. My counselor told me that I could work in the admissions department of a hospital or in a mecdical doing paper work. She told me that I could apply in hospitals and medical offices and ask if they require my degree first or not because unfortunately at my school there are no interships or job placements so I am totally on my own which sucks!!! I appreciate yuor suggestion if I cannot find a job in a hospital or medical office I think I might become a CNA and try to pay for nursing school that way, thanks. I hope your class is going good, keep me posted ok!!!
    Hello there. How are you? I hope you're doing fine. Well, you say that you're not a CNA? I'm sorry to hear that. I wish you luck in finding a job as a office administrator in a hospital. I don't really know if they require a degree. I don't believe so. Yes, working as CNA (once you become one) is an excellent way to pay for your way through Nursing School. First off, it will offer you an opportunity to get expierence while you are in Nursing School. That they are you able to apply what you learn in school to the job. Being an admintistor will give you an idea of documentation and will provide you with expierence as well. However, I don't know if the hospital will pay for your nursing school if you are an office administrator; you have to work and pay for it yourself. But it would be nice if the hospital can pay it for you. I think in order to do that, you need to be a CNA. By the way, class is gong great. I have A& P tomorrow. On Friday of this week, I have my very first clinical as an LPN in training. This time around, we will be alone. There are no "buddies" this time. It's a little scary and exciting. I'll let you know how it goes. take care
  4. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Hello there. How are you? I hope you're doing fine. Well, you say that you're not a CNA? I'm sorry to hear that. I wish you luck in finding a job as a office administrator in a hospital. I don't really know if they require a degree. I don't believe so. Yes, working as CNA (once you become one) is an excellent way to pay for your way through Nursing School. First off, it will offer you an opportunity to get expierence while you are in Nursing School. That they are you able to apply what you learn in school to the job. Being an admintistor will give you an idea of documentation and will provide you with expierence as well. However, I don't know if the hospital will pay for your nursing school if you are an office administrator; you have to work and pay for it yourself. But it would be nice if the hospital can pay it for you. I think in order to do that, you need to be a CNA. By the way, class is gong great. I have A& P tomorrow. On Friday of this week, I have my very first clinical as an LPN in training. This time around, we will be alone. There are no "buddies" this time. It's a little scary and exciting. I'll let you know how it goes. take care
    I cannot wait until I take my Biology 101-Elementary A&P!!! I wish you luck in your clinicals this week, believe in yourself you can do this!!! I cannot wait until I finally get to start nursing school and I get to do clinicals too-I know that I will be so nervous but excited!!! I hope that everything gooes great for you, keep me posted ok!!!
  5. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Hello there. How are you? I hope you're doing fine. Well, you say that you're not a CNA? I'm sorry to hear that. I wish you luck in finding a job as a office administrator in a hospital. I don't really know if they require a degree. I don't believe so. Yes, working as CNA (once you become one) is an excellent way to pay for your way through Nursing School. First off, it will offer you an opportunity to get expierence while you are in Nursing School. That they are you able to apply what you learn in school to the job. Being an admintistor will give you an idea of documentation and will provide you with expierence as well. However, I don't know if the hospital will pay for your nursing school if you are an office administrator; you have to work and pay for it yourself. But it would be nice if the hospital can pay it for you. I think in order to do that, you need to be a CNA. By the way, class is gong great. I have A& P tomorrow. On Friday of this week, I have my very first clinical as an LPN in training. This time around, we will be alone. There are no "buddies" this time. It's a little scary and exciting. I'll let you know how it goes. take care
    Sorry, I am doing fine. How about you? Thanks again for all of your support and advice, it has reallly helped me, thanks.
  6. by   peridotgirl
    Quote from missy120808
    Sorry, I am doing fine. How about you? Thanks again for all of your support and advice, it has reallly helped me, thanks.
    you're welcome. And I am doing fine. thnak you for asking. Thank you for the support and goods luck. I just wanted to sum up how my clinicals went. Well first off it was at a nursing home. We did orientation 1st (mind you, my class went there last yr). Then our teacher told us to pick our residents. We did as we were told and then took a look at pt records. It was interesting seeing the meds they take and what allergies they have. My resident has 25 meds! 25 meds I have to learn. That is a lot, but I know I can do it. We actualy have to write them down on drug cards. It wasn't too bad for my first day. I was nervous about nothing. Can u believe that? So now, I'm so excited and I can't wait to go there next class! I know you will do fine too in clinicals once you get there. Good luck in your elementary A& P class and your Biology 101 when you take it.
    Last edit by peridotgirl on Nov 2, '07 : Reason: add more info
  7. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    you're welcome. And I am doing fine. thnak you for asking. Thank you for the support and goods luck. I just wanted to sum up how my clinicals went. Well first off it was at a nursing home. We did orientation 1st (mind you, my class went there last yr). Then our teacher told us to pick our residents. We did as we were told and then took a look at pt records. It was interesting seeing the meds they take and what allergies they have. My resident has 25 meds! 25 meds I have to learn. That is a lot, but I know I can do it. We actualy have to write them down on drug cards. It wasn't too bad for my first day. I was nervous about nothing. Can u believe that? So now, I'm so excited and I can't wait to go there next class! I know you will do fine too in clinicals once you get there. Good luck in your elementary A& P class and your Biology 101 when you take it.
    Thank you so much and I am so glad to here how well you did in your clinicals this week!!! That is so great that you are not nervous at all, I cannot wait until I start my clinicals, still have a bit of a wait!!! And thank you for your support, I really and truly appreciate it you are so nice and kind. And I wish you the best and good luck in your clinicals and all of your classes. Keep me posted ok!!!
  8. by   peridotgirl
    thank you so mcuh. Well, It's not the fact that I wasn't nervous, it's just that I knew what to expect. Therefore, it calmed me down a bit. I went to clinicals today. It was awsome!!! I got to feed my resident breakfast and then I did my head-toe assessment which consists of check's the pt's neurological status, check the pupils for proper constrictions, listening to heart and lungs sounds, listening for bowel sound, checking for cirulation by doing capilly refill (a technique to which you squeeze a person's finger for 30 seconds and then release; upon immediate release, the finger should turn red, indicating adequate blood flow) and check for the skin color. All in all, I had fun; although I meesed up doing for assessment for the heart sounds. I think I miscounted. Wow, this is getting long. sorry about that. So how was your day? How was school? keep me posted please.
  9. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    thank you so mcuh. Well, It's not the fact that I wasn't nervous, it's just that I knew what to expect. Therefore, it calmed me down a bit. I went to clinicals today. It was awsome!!! I got to feed my resident breakfast and then I did my head-toe assessment which consists of check's the pt's neurological status, check the pupils for proper constrictions, listening to heart and lungs sounds, listening for bowel sound, checking for cirulation by doing capilly refill (a technique to which you squeeze a person's finger for 30 seconds and then release; upon immediate release, the finger should turn red, indicating adequate blood flow) and check for the skin color. All in all, I had fun; although I meesed up doing for assessment for the heart sounds. I think I miscounted. Wow, this is getting long. sorry about that. So how was your day? How was school? keep me posted please.
    Wow sounds like an exciting day, I cannot wait until I will be able to clinicals and check on my patient!!! Don't worry your post was not too long. School is going great, I just started my literature 210 class and my Health and Human Services in the Untied States class on monday and their great!!! And I will be registering in about two weeks for my Biology 101 class!!! I cannot wait until I start that class!!! I hope you are doing great and I wish you the best and good luck in your classes and clinicals, keep me posted okQuestion do you have any suggestions on good study tips and memorization? any tips or advice would be greatly apprecited, thanks!!!
  10. by   peridotgirl
    Hey there.. I'm glad to see that you are doing great!
    Last edit by peridotgirl on Nov 10, '07
  11. by   peridotgirl
    Hey there.. I'm glad to see that you are doing great! I'm happy to hear that you have such enthusiaum for clincials. Don't worry; the time will come soon enough. So you're about to start your Biology 101 class in two weeks? It sounds exciting. Please let me know how it goes. I rememeb when I took my biology class; it was my 10th grade year. I absolutely loved it! You know, there is nothing more interesting than the human body. I will go to clincials again on Tuesday of next week. I wil let you know how it goes. Yes, to answer your question, I do have some memorization tips. 1. Memorize litlle by little in a repetitive motion. For example, the functions of the muscles are : provide movement, provide heat, protects internal organs. I would begin by saying " provide movement." Then I would say "provides movement, provides heat." Finaly, I would conclude " Provides movement, provides heat, protects internal organs. 2. Find out what study method is best for you. I'm a visual. 3. NEVER "crash" study! You are not going to get a heap of information overnight. 4. retype/ rewite your notes. This helps that brain "see" information over and over again. You wrote it in class, the once; you rewote that's twice; you studied it; that's three times. You study it again; that four times. By this time, it souldn't be too hard to digest the info. Well, I hope this helps.. I'll keep u posted. Have a good day. :spin::spin::spin:
  12. by   MAmom81
    Quote from peridotgirl
    Hey there.. I'm glad to see that you are doing great! I'm happy to hear that you have such enthusiaum for clincials. Don't worry; the time will come soon enough. So you're about to start your Biology 101 class in two weeks? It sounds exciting. Please let me know how it goes. I rememeb when I took my biology class; it was my 10th grade year. I absolutely loved it! You know, there is nothing more interesting than the human body. I will go to clincials again on Tuesday of next week. I wil let you know how it goes. Yes, to answer your question, I do have some memorization tips. 1. Memorize litlle by little in a repetitive motion. For example, the functions of the muscles are : provide movement, provide heat, protects internal organs. I would begin by saying " provide movement." Then I would say "provides movement, provides heat." Finaly, I would conclude " Provides movement, provides heat, protects internal organs. 2. Find out what study method is best for you. I'm a visual. 3. NEVER "crash" study! You are not going to get a heap of information overnight. 4. retype/ rewite your notes. This helps that brain "see" information over and over again. You wrote it in class, the once; you rewote that's twice; you studied it; that's three times. You study it again; that four times. By this time, it souldn't be too hard to digest the info. Well, I hope this helps.. I'll keep u posted. Have a good day. :spin::spin::spin:
    Thanks for the memorizing tips I will definitley use them and i am sure that they will help me to understand the material better, thanks so much!!! I hope that you have a great clinical on Tuesday, keep me posted on how it went, okSorry but I have two questions if you could please help!!! The first one is, can you recommend any study tips because I can really use some good study tips so when i comes time for a test my mind won't go blank!!! I freeze when it comes time for test!!! And the second one is, is there a website you can recommend where you can find out what can of study method works for me? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated, thank you so much, sorry about all the questions!!!
  13. by   MAmom81
    Sorry I think I already asked you about study tips forget about that one, can you recommend a website if there is one that can tell me what study method works for me, thanks so much. And again I am so sorry about asking the same question twice with study tips i forgot that i asked you that question already:uhoh21::uhoh21::uhoh21:

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