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Joined Jul 31, '12 - from 'Mount Royal, NJ, USA'. Rosenhammer is a Software Developer. Posts: 45 (27% Liked) Likes: 20

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    Quote from Red35
    I used the Evolve study guide ( the Admission Assesment) 3rd edition..also I used the GED math book ( trust me it's worth the money). Well the science portion of the Hesi guide leaves something to be desired..so I would study off of your class notes..
    Hey Red! Thanks for the post! I've heard that about science part of the HESI Guide as well. And the GED Math book was helpful? Maybe I'm over thinking it. Did you take the exam yet and if so, did you take it at GCC and how'd you do?

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    nursefrances likes this.

    Great story and thanks for sharing it with us!

    Bookmarked!

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    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    .....They always STINK when tjey come back in. It's just plain nasty.
    I smoke and 9 times out of 10, someone I just meet has no idea that I do. There are steps any smoker can take that will insure that they don't trail it around with them like Pig Pen. I'm not talking about drowning yourself in perfume or cologn, which is just as "stinky". But what about the people out there who just don't bathe or have questionable personal hygene? What about those that don't smoke, but insist on wearing too much cologne or perfume? Their oder is just as offensive.

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    Quote from ColleenRN2B
    LOL, discrimination applies to sex, race, etc. ie: PROTECTED class. CHOOSING to smoke doesn't give someone that
    You are absolutely right. And not to be argumentative, it IS a choice. A personal choice, just like any other personal choice. Another personal choice would be the kind of car you drive or how a person CHOOSES to drink their coffee. None of the above a protected classes yet when a Jeep driver applies for a job, they aren't given an emissions test nor to make sure they are getting good mileage.

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    It's people like you, who share experiences like this, that made me want to become a nurse to begin with.....and I thank you. I've bookmarked this so I can share it with my wife and family, but more importantly, so I can go back and read this again when I need it.

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    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote from Devon Rex
    I have never heard of nursing students getting experience with a veterinarian, but it makes sense to me now that you brought it up. You will be able to do IVs, draw blood, give medications, bathe animals, etc. That experience should give you a level of confidence most of us lack when starting clinicals. I think you should go for it! It won't hurt and can only help you!

    Good luck!!
    Thanks for the reply Devon! And that's almost exactly what she said to me. Drawing blood, IVs, meds, vitals, charting, etc., some level of basic learning that could easily be translated into human care. Thanks again!

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    I just got a call from my friends wife who is a veterinarian. She just found out I was a nursing student and said that at any given time at her practice, 1/3 to 1/2 of her tech staff are nursing students who are trying to build a basic skill set before they start their clinicals. Has anyone else done this or know of anyone else who's gained some level of experience working as a vet tech?

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    grantchatt and DawnJ like this.

    Quote from melc0305
    My degree is in Communications. I had worked my way from a cubicle to an office (no windows, white walls). I just got to a point where I was miserable going to work and sitting all day, not really benefiting anyone. As I got older, I wanted to do something with more meaning and more action. I am halfway through pre-reqs and will start nursing school summer 2013. It is an accelerated program so on top of not working, I will incur quite a bit of debt. I go back and forth every day on whether this is a good decision. I feel very guilty about incurring this debt when I already have a degree and I should be saving for my kid's college, not mine.
    This is my situation decsribed to a tee. I've been a software developer/project manager for almost 20 years and worked for some of the world's largest companies as an employee or contractor. There is still room for more advancement, promotions, pay increases, etc., but it doesn't hold what it once did and a 6 figure income isn't everything. That combined with a very strong desire to want to be able to help those in need, I was naturally drawn to nursing. I've done my research, and didn't make this desicion overnight. I talked with several friends and family members who are anything from LPNs, to NPs, to physicians. Knowing my personality and background, they all told me it was a natural fit. So after about 2 years of info gathering, I've started my prereqs.

    But at the end of my journey, I'll be able to pass on to my daughter, what I consider the most impportant life lesson. Be happy. Money is good, but if you're not happy, it doesn't mean a thing. Follow your dreams, listen to your heart, and it's never...EVER to late.

    I hope this helps.

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    Quote from momtofore
    I believe a score of 85% with an A will put you in a decent position for acceptance. Of course, it will all depend on the applicant pool that you apply with.

    I read through (but did not study) the HESI study guide and scored very well on the test. I would gauge how much you need to study by how well you remember each of the subject matter as you go through them. I think it is wise to take the test as early as possible so you can repeat it as needed.

    Check back in with your scores when you get them!
    I was thinking 85-90% as well. Which HESI Study Guide did you read through? I see mixed feelings on many of the guides that are "recommended". I'll be taking the HESI at the beginning of December for the first, and hopefully only, time. The only reason I'm waiting so long is because I need the Bio and Chem prereqs for A&P as well as for a refresher for the HESI. And don't worry about me posting scores. I'll have them up here as soon as I get them!

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    Hillarienic likes this.

    Good for you! Congratulations and good luck!

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    Quote from starghadeer
    As a New Grad RN, I find it incredibly encouraging that you talked about your mistake. Talking about mistakes isn't just a learning experience for you, but I'm finding it really educational for myself. So thank you for your honesty!
    Couldn't have said it better myself. I'm learning so much from everyone's real world experience. Thanks for sharing!

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    Good for you! Congratulations!

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    A very big congratulations to you! Every single time I read a "passing" post, it gives me such an overwhelming sense of pride and can't wait until I can post my own. Thanks for sharing your experience and study resources!

    Bookmarked!

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    Quote from Red35
    Hello Rosehammer:

    I took my HESI for a college in FL, however, I was told you need to score above 80% to secure a spot. The areas are: math, grammar, reading, critical thinking, A & P, and vocab. Some schools also test on chemistry ( mine did not). I would focus on all of these subjects

    Good luck!
    Thanks Red! Our HESI has Bio, Chem, Grammar, Reading, Critical Thinking, and Vocab. We need at least 80% to pass each section, but just because we pass each section doesn't secure us a spot. Each school is different in what sections are on the exam. I was just wondering if anyone had taken the one at GCC recently and could give me a heads up on what I need to focus on in regards to each section.


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