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    Have you tried Google scholar? I try to find an article that looks good there, then find it on our university library site. It is useless finding it on the library site...somehow that seems backwards....good luck.

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    Ditto the ugly whites. They do not have sizes that fit. Either much too big or too small. :angryfire

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    A friend and I are exchanging books for classes because we have our classes for half of the semester, so we are saving money. The book I am borrowing doesn't come with the CD or online resources like NCLEX practice questions, and website to make studying more interesting. I could pay for the online resource, but like most of you, I am not a millionaire. Anyone know of additional online resources for studying and practicing? I used the search engine for the allnurses.com but did not find anything really interesting. Thanks!!!

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    Probably a stupid suggestion, but watch Patch Adams. It is a movie by Robin Williams that is based on a true life story. It inspires me every time, although it is not just about kids, but it kinda gives you a perspective about it.

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    We have a take home quiz that we need to prioritize these tasks for when the baby is crowning in the delivery process. This is an emergency birth, multigravida mother coming into hospital saying the "baby is coming". You get help in delivery and you direct team to do these tasks - 1 most urgent, 10 least.
    Here's how I did it, is this right? Our book really doesn't delineate this well.
    1. Check FHR
    2. Call doctor
    3. Put on gloves
    4. Start an IV
    5. Set up instruments
    6. Turn on 02
    7. Open bulb syringe
    8. Set up baby warmer
    9. Chart
    10. Complete admission assessment

    Thanks for your input. It is due tomorrow - been laboring over it for awhile.

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    There are lots of threads here about being older and going back to school. I am 46 and will be nearly 47 by the time I graduate with a BSN, so don't fear, there are lots of us older and wiser ones around!! (Wiser is not intended to say that younger students are not wise, but an acknowledgement of years of life experience under our belt) Good luck!!!

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    I have a phone interview for a hospital nursing assistant position on Monday. When the caller mentioned the phone interview, she said it was a "behavioral" interview. Is anyone familiar with these? Are there any tips for talking successfully through one? Are there any no-nos for this type specifically? Thanks!!! Any other tips are appreciated too!!

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    Reading all the threads about jobs makes me realize I am not alone. I am one of the few of our nursing class that does not work as an aide or other job in healthcare. I have been applying to hospital positions and called nursing homes but they want a license as an STNA. How does one get the first job (aide, etc) when you don't have an STNA and can't get one because you are in school? All the entry level jobs even in LTC require you to have a license. Can you take the exam without the classes, since the content is covered in our nursing classes? Thanks!!

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    Depending on the state you are in, LPNs are not valued in some states as much as others. There is a health system in Ohio that does not even use LPNs anymore. A lot of them are working in LTC facilities. Just know your state before you decide.

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    It is hard to get your foot in the door at a hospital. I have been applying to several local and they want previous LTC or such experience. I am changing careers and it is tough to get the first job so that you have something on the resume. Take something for cash and good luck!!

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    I am taking an online peds pharm class and it does not have a text that accompanies it. It has power points and some websites that are given. One of our questions is "How do you know which drugs to double check for pediatric patients?" Most of the threads on allnurses.com say that all drugs for peds should be double checked. As I have not had peds rotation yet (second half of this semester), what would be the correct answer? Thanks!!!

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    We are in what was a traditional BSN program, but it was "accelerated" to go through the summers. I thought, "what a great idea!" This summer has been really difficult to keep on task and stick with things. I am also disappointed that, although we will graduate next Aug of 2010, we will not be able to apply for the extern programs the local hospitals have in the summer for graduating seniors. I have 12 months to go, I know that is doable. If I were you, I would look at the cost, reputation of the program, talk to some of the attendees if possible, and go from there. Good luck!!!

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    No, I am almost positive that Ashtabula does not offer a BSN. Geauga does and Trumbull does.

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    Kent State is very picky about where you get your credits, especially if you have a declared major. You need to ask an advisor about this so that you are not left out in the cold after you take the class, if you do. Did they say that that was the only reason you did not get into the program?

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    Dark Chocolate when the load gets too much!!!


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