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  • Jul 23

    Quote from HeySis
    Totally off topic beckysue920, but.... how do you find out how well you did on boards. We were told if you pass then that's that. If you fail you get a breakdown of each category and if you were at, above or below passing standard.... But as far as percentages correct, or hardness of the questions, rankings...Just curious, it'd be fun (or terrifying) to see my score.
    Actual scores were given "back in the day." My Mom and I sat for RN boards 10 years apart. We both took the 2 day written test. She received a latter with her score in 1982, and I received a simple "candidate passed" letter in 1992.

  • Jul 23

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 22

    This was one of my Mom's stories, but since we both worked at the same LTC at one point and had "experiences" with the same Dr, I believe her 100%...

    One night, Mrs. Smith, a pt who was DNR, comfort care, with family at the bedside, finally passed away. Mrs. Smith's Dr routinely wrote orders for "No RN Pronouncement" on all of his patients and refused to refer them to Hospice, either, no matter what their primary Dx was or their current medical condition. (Mrs. Smith was admitted 5 days earlier, with CA mets to everywhere, sub-q morphine pump, scopolamine, etc.)

    So, Mom called "Dr. ImInChargeDontForgetIt" to inform him that's Mrs. Smith's respirations had ceased, no audible apical pulse, no BP, etc. and reminded him that she needed to be pronounced, since he ordered "No RN pronouncement." It was just before midnight, and the family wanted to call the funeral home ASAP. Dr. I said "what the h*** is their rush? I'll be there at 8am.

    Mom politely reminded him that the policy of that particular LTC was that patients who expire before midnight need to be pronounced within 4 hours of the next day, which meant he had a four-hour deadline to come in and pronounce her. Otherwise, she would have to call to have her transported to the ER to be pronounced, since he specified "no RN pronouncement."

    Dr. I pauses, then says...
    "Are there any stab wounds?" "Any bullet holes?"

    Mom says "Of course not!" So Dr. "ImInChargeDontForgetIt" says, "Then leave her in bed, continue all care, and open the damn window. I'll be in at 8!" And slams down the phone.

    Mom called the DON, who came in, did her own assessment, and called to have poor Mrs. Smith transferred to the ER, where the hospital's medical director was waiting for Dr. I to meet her as soon as she arrived (which he did!)

    I worked a few days later...all of Dr. I's DNR/comfort care patients had orders for RN pronouncement andHospice consults! [emoji6]

  • Jul 22

    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    That will mean nothing to the IRS. Is this online coursework? Exclusive use can mean your family cannot use the computer. No watching movies unrelated to school. The teacher can say what they want but it will have no baring on the determination as to whether you can utilize a portion of the cost in your itemized deductions. It's not a credit so most students it's irrelevant. It's not a write off bit potentially part of the cost may be included in itemized deductions of your itemized deductions exceed the standard deduction.
    The teacher is not with you 24/7 to ensure you only use the device for school activities.

    Are you taking online classes?
    Just Beachy is right: "exclusive use" means that in the most restrictive sense. Here's an example...

    I have an iPad and a laptop that are strictly for work. (I'm a lecturer and professional tutor.). The laptop is only used by my C-Print Captionist. The only things on the laptop are the C-Print program, my antivirus software, and Google. Google is only used to access email, so that my Captionist can send me a copy of the C-Print transcript after the lecture. The only files stored on it are transcripts and materials/PPT's I use with different lectures. Period. My Captionist doesn't use the laptop to check her email or Facebook page. That's all, folks.

    In addition, I have a dedicated iPad that only contains apps that I use when I'm teaching and/or tutoring. Since I teach in ASL, I end up making videos about core concepts. I use the Collaaj app for that, and then I post them on Blendspace. I also have my account from my dept's Dropbox on the iPad. Other than that, it's just educational apps, student portfolios, ASL dictionaries, and a Videophone app.

    Some of my work is done as a self-employed consultant, so you better believe that the IRS checks up on my deductions. I've never had a problem claiming devices as business expenses. However, I have duplicate devices for personal use. Given Murphy's law and all, if I checked Facebook only once from a business-only device, that's when I'd be asked to provide the laptop and iPad for an audit! [emoji33]

    In other words, unless you have an identical device for personal use and don't let anyone use your school iPad/laptop for anything, even to google a Pizza Hut menu. It just isn't worth the potential trouble.


    mm[emoji252]

  • Jul 22

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 22

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 21

    The Oley Foundation has some really nice info regarding Home Enteral Nutrition. Checking HEN (Tube Feeding) - Oley Foundation would be a great place to start.

    You can find lots of great info about the Entralite Infinity pump here: Education Materials - Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

    The rest of the website is full of great info, as well.

    Good luck! [emoji4]

    Mercury's Mom

  • Jul 21

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.

  • Jul 21

    Quote from BuckyBadgerRN
    I was going to guess that you are very young, and then saw in your tag line that you're 18. This isn't high school anymore. We're talking about your future CAREER here. You need to worry about YOU and if your friend can't understand that, then she's no friend. This is a great time to grow a spine and just tell her that you have to focus on your studies and don't really have the time to help her with hers. If she feels she has ADD, she needs to take it upon herself to be evaluated. Do not let her guilt you into doing for her what she needs to do for herself
    This. I agree 100%.

    As for your family members who are giving you a hard time for "not helping her in her time of need," her time of need was the first day of class! She had several options available to her, but she *chose* not to pursue them.

    This is not her time of need. It is her time of desperation. A couple tutoring sessions will not radically change the trajectory that SHE established, all by herself, on the first day of class.


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