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    Thanks for the response Chris. It's not even so much the kinds of beats but the overall noise level is very high. If you ever sat though any type of lecture where the speaker used a lavaliere microphone you probably know that noise when they are repositioning it while it's on. That's the only way I can think to explain it at the moment. I was under the impression that buying a double-tubing stethoscope would cut that down but maybe I was mistaken.

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    I have a question regarding the Cardiology III. I guess it pertains to any but this is what I had purchased. I just entered nursing school and wanted to get a good stethoscope. However, when I use it I am getting so much noise from the tube rubbing against something to simple touching of the back of the diaphragm that it's really hard to hear actual beats. I know this may seem like a really stupid question but is that normal? Is the fact that it's a Cardiology III making everything so much more amplified? I'm having difficulty counting beats because every little conductive noise is covering it up. Thanks everyone!

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    I've been wondering the same thing actually. I'm curious about which books we need to carry around and which are simply to have at home for follow-up when studying (i.e. Taber's).

    BTW - There is a place online called Medisave that has good pricing on equipment. While you can get inexpensive stethoscopes there you can get higher end ones like a Littmann Cardiology III for around $160. When I asked the supply place across from the hospital about the same one they came back with a price in excess of $400 including our discount!

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    I'm not staying on site but I can't say that I saw that mentioned anywhere.

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    I got a letter from WPSON about the Summer Enrichment Program. As you read through the letter there is a remark about

    [...] if you attend the entire day you would earn one hour of your required community time for this year.

    Does anyone have any more information about this required community time? I can't recall coming across this anywhere while obviously I may have just overlooked it.

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    This just in... West Penn Hospital will be closing it's ER in January 2011.

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    I received the textbook listing for year one yesterday in the mail. After a quick check on amazon.com, all of the books including a couple of inexpensive study guides that could accompany some of the texts top out at about $930 if anyone is interested. I'm curious to see the rates from the campus book seller.

    Funny story I actually posted on my facebook page yesterday... so prior to the mail showing up I had tried to contact the book company that will be at our orientation to find out roughly how much the books would cost. They were closed for the day. Check out this amazing schedule as per their voice mail:

    M -- Closed
    Tu -- Closed
    Wed -- noon to 2:00 p.m.
    Tu -- Closed
    FI -- Closed

    We are all apparently in the wrong profession.

    Out of all the books on our list my personal favorite is the Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, North American Edition... you can get this in two volumes or one. If you get it in one volume it is 2776 pages and weighs in just over 11 lbs!!! I think I'm going to go with the two volume set. Apparently I will be using my Alaskan Malamute sled dog to carry my books around.

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    I got my acceptance letter Thursday!!! Looking forward to getting started!!! Who needs free time anyway? Right?

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    For anyone who's been accepted for the Fall 2010 start... Care to share the book list/equipment and supplies list to get a feel for what expenses await prior to the start of class?

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    Well good luck to ya (and everyone else waiting that painful wait... LOL)

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    My paperwork was delayed because my lovely HS didn't bother to send my transcript as I requested almost two months ago! I didn't find this out until the beginning of last week two days before the TEAS test when they called to find out where it was. They should have just received it so hopefully I'll get a call for interview. But who knows, it's been a rough week already so you never know. I do have to go out of town this Thursday until Sunday for a performance so I was hoping to know before then. The stress of not knowing is killing me.

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    Congrats!

    Now the suck part... the wait... ugh!

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    The online tests they provide you with are very sub-par compared to the actual tests I felt. Not to mention there were a number of questions on the TEAS that were very sloppy. I'm in a hurry trying to take an exam. I shouldn't have to pause to figure out what the question writer wanted to ask had they used a better publishing editor.

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    Keep in mind that when you buy the two pack of online tests you actually take the same test twice!


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