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    I'm having a hard time dealing with my job. The stress and frustration is almost unbearable and I feel so overwhelmed at times that it makes me cry. Part of the frustration is with the management. My job started off in a new grad program offered by the hospital system which is designed to ease the transition of new grad to new nurse. After 6 weeks in the program and working on a cardiac floor, they placed me in a permanent position at a different hospital on a ortho/neuro surgical floor that also takes clean med/surg pts. I have had 6 weeks of orientation on the floor, however the first 3 were with another new grad. My educator decided to take me off orientation last week stating that I have had my 12 weeks. My educator is including the 6 weeks at the other hospital on the cardiac floor into my orientation. I had no clue they were taking me off orientation. No one has talked to me about the decision. I asked my manager if I could have another week or two and she, rather rudely, told me I could not, I have had 12 weeks on the floor and should be able to handle it on my own. My problem with this is that when I went to meet the manager in october before I started on the floor I was told that my orientation could last as long as january 1 if I felt as though I needed it and that we would have weekly meetings to discuss my progress. We have had only 2 meetings to discuss my progress and that was a month ago. I feel that if they are going to take me off orientation they need to let me know in advance, not on the night I work. I have bad anxiety and this situation is not helping it at all. My manager wants to have a meeting with me on monday to discuss this. I know they will not give me any more orientation, despite what I was told in the begining. I understand that you never feel totally comfortable on your own for a while. At this point I don't even want more orientation because it seems like too much trouble to get it. It just has me so frustrated that the managers have completely changed their minds and did not include me in any decision making about me. I know as soon as I get my required 6 months in that I will want to transfer somewhere else. I'm just having a hard time dealing with all of this and it has me really frustrated. Thank you for letting me rant.

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    Thank you so much for the information. I kind of figured I wouldn't need to have my own bp cuff but just wanted to be sure. My mom has been having issues with her blood pressure lately and was planning on getting one anyway. Just wasn't sure if I should get a cheap one so if it was stolen I wouldn't be heart broken. I've seen those clipboards at walmart before and almost got one. Now I will. Thank you so much for easing my stress on getting everything before I start the program. Now if I can find some scrub pants that are atleast a little comfortable.

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    What about stuff like a bp cuff, bandage sissors, pen light, etc. Do you have to get that on your own or does it come in a kit at the book store?

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    I was accepted into the Fall 07 but had to defer until Spring 08. I was just wondering if anyone knows what is needed for the program. I want to start getting things early so I'm not stuck getting everything all at once and then pay for classes and books on top of it. I know I need hunter green scrub pants and white leather shoes. I'm not sure when orientation is so if anyone still has the list for supplies I would greatly appreciate if you could share it with me. Thank you so much in advance.

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    I currently work at the DMV. You would not believe the number of illegals that come in with fake documents. In the state of missouri you have to show a birth certificate and social security card to get a license. 90% of the customers have no problem coming up with these documents. Even the seasonal workers have proper documentation. I don't think it's absurd at all to require this documentation. A social security card doesn't mean your a citizen, and are very easy to fake. It is the parents responsibility to keep up with these documents and a social security card is free.

    On a side note, when I begin my clinicals in the spring, I will not have insurance. I am required to work 32 hours a week to maintain insurance. Isn't it a little ironic that a nursing student, who is going to work in the health care profession, will not have health insurance while persuing that degree?

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    Wow, sounds like you guys got it easy. I just had a test over the bones and muscles of the limbs. We had to study all the bones and various points on them, muscles and the origins, insertions and actions, and all the parts of all the joints in the arms and legs. That's just one test. The next one is the axial bones and muscles. I wish he would just do bones then muscles, but where would the fun be in that. Good luck to all. Remember, get the coloring book and The tom cat shakes loose to prowl (carpals).

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    The first few chapters are usually just general reviews on concepts used in the class. I always make it a point to read over those chapters. I wish other people would to so we don't spend the first few weeks going over stuff that people should already be familiar with anyway. Reviews never hurt. I'm also the type of person that goes crazy during the few weeks between semesters.

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    I took general psychology and sociology at the same time. The advisor said it was a good idea. Boy was she wrong. The classes were too similar and it got really confusing. My advice is to avoid taking classes of the same type together, especially if they go over the same information.

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    For lecture, I use a legal tablet for notes then transfer to a 1 subject spiral. I also prefer the pentel RSVP, blue ink, fine point. When i read the book chapters, I use a 3 or 5 subject spiral, (I write down the important points and ideas). Then when the study guides come out, I use another 1 subject spiral for that. I find it easier to copy it all into a single spiral instead of trying to study from handouts, notes and the book. For handouts and such, I use a 3 prong folder. In labs I have a 3 ring binder, usually 2 inch, stuffed with a little loose leaf paper and a mechanical pencil. I also get a pack of 3X5 index cards for various uses, usually for flash cards, also have a 2 ring binder for those. Also can't forget the various highlighters, calculator, stapler ect. each class has its own color and all the notebooks and folders match. I know it sounds like a lot but I'm really anal about organization and study way too much but it's the process that works for me. Since I keep everything, I just have to get new binders when I get the matching folders and notebooks. You just never know when you need to refer back to something. I don't trade anything in and it's all kept on my bookcase, which is looking a little droopy lately.

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    I currently live in St. Louis but recently took a trip to Harrison, Arkansas to visit my boyfriends family and I must say it is a beautiful place. We have considered a move there and I have been looking at North Arkansas College. I was just wondering what all of you have to say about the area, jobs, the school, ect. I want as much information as possible before I make a big commmitment to move so far from home. I am currently working on my pre-requisites at STLCC at meramec. Please help me decide if this is a good move and if my career will be better in Harrison than in St. Louis (I've heard stl doesnt pay well). Thank you in advance and if you have anything else you would like to share please do so.

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    take advantage of the wait time and get your pre reqs out of the way before you start clinicals. and also, those wait times are not set in stone, you may get in faster than you think. my pre reqs will take me 6 semesters including summer sessions part time and thats the length of the wait time. good luck

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    Quote from ZASHAGALKA
    Of course, you haven't discussed this with that future potential husband. . .

    And THAT, of course, is how the best made plans get laid waste. . .

    LOL.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.

    i have discussed it with my boyfriend of 2 years and hes ok with it, he just doesnt like the talk of marriage, or kids lol

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    even though im only a student and not even in the process of being married, ive always planned on getting a band tattooed on my ring finger. ive always thought wedding rings were expensive and i tend to lose things so its the best idea ive come up with. and my husband will have a tattoo as well so even if he does take the ring off, theres still the tattoo underneith that cant be removed lol

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    About 2 weeks ago I got a phone call from someone at a local hospital saying that she wanted to do a screening over the phone for a cna position. She asked me if I was certified and I told her no and she said that was ok and that there was a 4 week program I could take and that someone would be calling me soon about it. She also said they would be calling for interviews the next week, which was last week, and I haven't gotten a phone call for an interview or about the 4 week program. I really want this job but I don't know what I should do. I'm thinking of calling the lady that called me first but I don't know if she's in charge of the interviewing or what. And if I do call, what do I say? Any help would be much appreciated.

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    my brother and his girlfriend wanted to name their baby, if it was a girl... Coco Candice... luckily its supossed to be a boy, i really hope so lol


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