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    To all starting in Aug, Rest! Relax! Sleep!!! NS has a way of covertly taking over your life...you may miss resting, relaxing, and sleeping.

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    I too have experienced the wrath of a clinical instructor. Never did get them figured out, but back to you: I wholeheartedly agree with the first comment; don't let someone who may have any number of reasons to act they way they do affect YOUR plans, and YOUR life! Easy for me to say, but try and tune her out, let her words just roll off of you like a rainy downpour. I take things too much to heart: I'm still crying over getting laid off from a waitressing job four months ago! But this is nursing school, we're tough, and there are thousands who can relate to your pain right now. We're all in this together! We're the class who are going to break the "nurses eat their young" trend! Hang in there

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    jboogie617, I'm just going to go ahead and thank you now I'm on day 4 and I can already see the value of your advice!

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    Thank you and congrats and good luck to you too! I start at RCC tomorrow, and I'm nervous and excited.

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    Quote from Iridescent Orchid
    In some of the various Anatomy Discussions topics, some of us have posted stating we don't know how we'll feel until we take that first test! Most of us should have taken it by now this semester...so, how'd you do?!

    I was so nervous for the fact that I could never remember one time I had taken it a test over THREE chapters at one time, not to mention containing Chemistry...I've always been running scared from that messy stuff! All in all, I studied my behind off and pulled off an 85! It was 60 questions, that was nerve-racking and a bit relieving at the same time, meaning I had a tiny bit of breathing room, with it being more questions. I was really aiming for an A, but there's only so much studying you can do...if I went on anymore, I probably would have choked once the test was handed to me. I kept beating myself up, feeling like everyone probably did better than I did, but I heard a lot of talk from people, about how they made a 70 or a few points higher...it seems mean, but it made me feel a little better.

    I hope all of you did well!
    By the way, 85 on an A&P test is a GREAT grade!

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    Is moving an option? It sounds like you were really close, I'm sorry you didn't get in.

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    Cool! I did get my scrubs; about three days after I heard I was in I am excited too, but a bit intimidated by the very large stack of books on my desk! It's great to hear from a fellow student!

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    I would go for the RN because there is more opportunity to continue your education. Other than that I've heard that LPN's have similar job descriptions. I don't know from personal experience, I'm just starting my RN program on the 26Th of this month.

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    Quote from Reese2012
    The only problem is my professor is not good at explaining things, and since it is more difficult to teach myself due to not understanding the material, I was wondering if someone on here could help me understand why this problem is set up the way it is (this one was done in class for us)


    Blueberry fiber cakes contain 51% dietary fiber. If a package with a net weight of 12oz contains six cakes, how many grams of fiber are in each cake?

    12oz x 1lbs x 453.6g x 51g
    ----- ---- ------- ---- --------------- = 28.9g per cake
    6 cakes 16oz 1 lbs 100g

    Thank you for your help!
    This looks hard but it's not so bad; you've probably done canceling before in math. You can cancel the units themselves, so, the ones that appear on the top and the bottom can cancel each other out, so you get 12x1x453.6x51 g. on the top, and 6x16x1x100 cakes on the bottom. 277603.2 g. / 9600 cakes equals 28.9 g./cake
    Reply if you need more help. Good luck! I don't know why but I like these problems

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    My school is the same way; only the nursing pre-reqs are considered in your admission consideration GPA. I have incompletes, withdrawals, retakes, Z's( I don't even know what those ARE!) all over my transcript. But I did well in pre-reqs and that's all that matters. Anyway, don't be discouraged! Good luck to you!

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    Quote from Miss_Wishful
    Hi Guys!

    So.. I'm currently a psychology student at OSU, but I've recently decided I want to go into nursing (probably for mental health). By changing my major I would have about a year of pre-reqs at either PCC or PSU. My projected GPA would be anywhere from 3.5-3.7 (current OSU gpa is 3.65 and I'm at 80 credits, I am also aware of which courses are evaluated in determining my nursing gpa). I have no volunteer experience in the field, and I'm working toward my first degree. I've been researching how competetive Oregon programs are, and I'm almost deterred. Sounds like an impossible jump given my circumstances -- however I don't want to give up! I would take the OCNE path and apply at PCC, Linfield, OHSU, and various other community colleges. I'm only 19, but I'm wondering if it is worth the risk when acceptance is not guarunteed. I understand the MINIMUM requirements, but my question is this: What are the "real" GPA requirements for the said programs? And how is acceptance actually determined? Any information you can provide is greatly appreciated! Thank you!
    Hi, here is the breakdown at Rogue Community College:
    "Information About 2011 Selection Process and Points
    Applicant pools vary from year to year, but students often ask about GPA ranges and points for students who are accepted into the program. In 2011, over 200 students applied to the RCC Nursing Program, with 194 meeting at least the minimum requirements and considered qualified. Of the top 85—those who went to the phase 2 essay session—the GPA range was 3.50-4.0 (the average of the GPAs was between 3.7 and 3.8). Of the 70 points possible in phase 1, the range for the top 85 was 51.21-65.00. After Phase 2 was completed, 36 accepted students and 25 alternates were identified from the top 85 students. Accepted students’ prerequisite GPA ranged from 3.51-4.0. The range of final selection process points among the 36 accepted students was 73.12-91.50."

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    I looked into it, but at the hospitals here I need my own health insurance, which is a bit out of reach at the moment. I hope to be able to at some point before I graduate.

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    Thank you for the great advice.

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    Hi, it's nice of you to share. I hope nursing school goes well for you. I start in late September, and am getting kind of excited. Good luck!

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    Quote from pedcancersurvivor89
    Hello everyone!
    I'm finishing up pre-reqs for the nursing program and one of the classes I have left is Bio 141 (A&P)
    I took the class last semester as hyrbrid (half online half in class) and was lost ! So this semester I am taking it fully in class! Could someone PLEASE give me some study tips, help books, words of encouragement or just all around HELP for passing this class and getting thru it without quitting.

    Thanks!
    Hmmm.. Words of encouragement..I guess attitude is important. If you are genuinely interested in the science of the body that is a good motivator. One thing I did to help retain the visual stuff, like ID'ing bone, muscle, cell, etc. parts, was to make copies of pictures and white out the labels, then make copies of those, and print out several, then write the labels on several times. My lab partner would make these amazing sheets that she would paste the pictures on, then label with letters or numbers everything in the picture and write out the list next to it. She would quiz herself with those, and she always did really well on lab tests. Another thing is, they may tell you to read chapters twice. They're not kidding. I am amazed at the things I missed the first time when rereading a chapter. Biological science classes are not like other classes, there are so many little details. And don't get behind. Let your friends go to that movie without you for now. Best of luck to you! (Although it's about hard work not luck)


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