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    Hello I may be ridicously late but I just stumbled across this post. Here is the link to the webinar: http://healthinformatics.uic.edu/hea...er-strategies/

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    Hello all haven't posted in quite awhile. I have been a nurse for almost two years. I have been in ICU since graduating nursing school. I actually have been in a surgical heart ICU for 1 1/2 years. I know ICU is not far from ER nursing, but I want to know which way I should go about switching specialties?

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    Well, I have had a chance to breath a little. I am feeling alot more confident, and am going to kick butt this last 8 weeks. I have done some serious soul searching,and have realized I am in control of this. I thank everyone who responded. Especially my buddy Bean!! You are a an angel in disguise. Thank you for your words of encouragement. Thank you all. Well it is 5:13 a.m. time to study while I am up. Take care all and good luck to everybody this last 8 weeks. Let's go kick some BUTT!!!! :hatparty:

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    Hello all, I am a 2nd semester ADN student. I am doing terrible. I am literally failing every class but Micro. I have a D in there also. I have taken 2 test in each class: Pharm, Patho, and Essentials of Nursing. I am totally lost as to what is going on. I have taken a good deep breath and now it is hump time. I have sat down with my teachers about the situation. They feel I am making careless mistakes. Second guessing myself. We officially start spring break Monday. I have 8 weeks after that to save grace. I am really scared to death. I am even having problems with writting care plans. I have never seen so much red ink on one piece of paper. I have some serious soul searching to do along with enough studying for my 4 test I have to face when I get back. Does anyone have any recommendations on care plan books that I can use to help me. Last semester we wrote maybe 2 careplans for the whole semester. Now I have to write on every darn week on my clinical pts. Please anyone help is needed and definitely appreciated.

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    Jan. 20th after MLK Day. It will be my 2nd semester of 4 semesters. 1 down 3 too go. We start clinicals that day also. For some reason I wish we went back earlier( I must be loosing my mind!!!!) Nursing school is going to be the one thing that puts me in a strait jacket. Pray for me all.

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    Well CCU NRS, that is my nick name I was given at my gym. I bench press well over 400lbs,and a competitive power-lifter. I just love the sound of them plates bangin'. Weight plates that is.

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    Hello I am a 2nd semester nursing student in Chicago,and I just got the book last Monday. Two days is all it took. Brand new and for only $12.00 + 2.99 for express shipping. Not knocking Amazon or Borders or Barnes & Noble, but Half. com has just about every nursing book you could be looking for. At a heck of a price also. Just hoping to help someone else save some much needed money.

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    Well I will say thank you too all who replied. I really needed the good words. I will do better. I just started reading " You are smarter than you think" book. It is excellent. I already feel better.I suggest it to all. Everyone have a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

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    1. School: South Suburban College

    2. ADN

    3. Second semester starts Jan.20,2004

    4. 90 students ADN, 64 LPN. Not sure on how many continued. I knew of many who did not pass. In my foundations class 5 didn't pass. There are approx. 7 men I am included in that number. We are totally spoiled by the instructors and other students. You got to have alot of courage and heart to make it at my school looks like. Don't be scared to ask for help,and please don't wait till you are too far gone to ask.

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    Thanks trauma r us. I am 30 years young,and got a heck of a wake up call. Thanks for the support,and the very encouraging words. I will head them.

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    Well I did it. I passed my first semester of nursing school. I am in a 2 year ADN program. I really studied and had problems in my Foundations class all semester long. I got a 74,74,82,74,76. My final grade was 77.95, which they rounded up to 78%.78% is needed to pass at my school. I passed but I don't feel that good. I almost want to cry. I barely made it. Many of my classmates feel I should be happy,and just do better next time. I will say that my particular program is not very supportive,and is very unorganized. mow back to me. I will admit I was lazy at times,but for the most part I studied and read the required readings. We got near the end and we got into bowel and urinary elimination and pain. These were very challenging, One particular teacher was very hard. Alot of nursing diagnosis questions which we didn't really see all semester. I am very upset and a little discouraged. I know I really want to be a nurse,and I am detemined to do it. I have had a rough past,but a promissing future. I am a above the knee amputee and osteo sarcoma survivor. I feel like I have to do this for me,and the patients I will oneday take care of. I am scared, and would love any remarks anyone may have positive or negative. Of course people fail,but I do not want to be the one to fail.

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    Well I attend a 2year ADN program,and a teacher who is also the head of the LPN program at my school discourages us working. The people who work along with myself are finding school very challenging. Now in the 1st semester you may be able to get away with working, but it seems after that you are in trouble. Nursing requires serious dedication. If you have a family and bills sit down and make sure you are ready. 1st make sure you have support from whoever is important in your life( spouse, kids,parents). You will need them!!!! And then get your financial estate in order. Time will no longer be a luxury. Just be ready nursing school is no punk!!!!

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    Well all I can say is great things about the place. I have been going to Rush since I was 12. I was diagnosed with osteo sarcoma,and went through chemo, and all there. Such caring and compassionate people. I am currently an above knee amputee,and a 1st semester ADN nursing student. They have great people(nurses,doctors, support staff) Hell everybody there. So you ask about the program. It is one of the best in the area.I have every intention on applying to work at Rush after I get my ADN. Yes they will pay for school. My doctors have all told me to definitely give Rush a chance. So I say to you GO FOR IT!!! RUSH is the bomb!!!

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    Thank you all for the advice. I am going out in the morning to get a NCLEX review book. I hope it helps. I plan to really study and try to make a difference on my next test on November 4th. Please all wish me look.

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    Hello all. I am in my 1st semester of nursing school,and it is kicking my butt. I have taken 2 tests and can't seem to get more than a 74. Of course many say 74 is not bad,but you need 78 to pass an exam. I study,and read the material. I show up on time. I realized I am not the smartest person,but feel I should be able to pass nursing school. I have even started using a successful test taking program we have in our nursing lab. I have two other classes that I am doing very well in. It just seems that my foundations or med surg class is killing me. What can I do? I am so scared of failing. I am so distraught. Someone please give me some info. I am planning on going up to my instructors and ask them for help. Any avice is needed. So my grade for midterm is 74 "D".


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