Latest Comments by sbear24

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Joined Sep 3, '12. Posts: 21 (14% Liked) Likes: 8

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    RNAnnjeh, AmyRN303, maelstrom143, and 2 others like this.

    This one has had me laughing all weekend...I work on a cardiothoracic telemetry unit, and the other day we had the red phone ring for a lady (she was beginning to code). So about twelve of us run into her room to find her calmly lying in bed watching tv. She turned to us and said, "you need to bring me some hot men in here. I was just watching this commercial, and there was an actor going up the stairs, and he had the cutest tush..." ...we all just died laughing...and of course tried to steal a hot man or two to visit her later on.

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    You can do it! I went to college at 17 the first time and dicked around because I couldn't handle it, so now I'm also 25 and going back and repeating classes to get my RN. It's worth it, though, because you will respect yourself so much more for pushing through. Stay determined!

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    My school hasn't posted a class list yet but I want to take as many classes as I can to get these prereqs out of the way. Just think about how much sooner we'll have that RN!

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    This is beautiful. Made my day. I felt like I was in the room, and I want to cry. Thank you for sharing this.

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    I just caught my husband sexting another woman a couple hours ago. This is the second time this has happened (that I know about). The first time, we split up for a few days, but he begged me to come back and give him another chance, which I did. That was in November, and now in March here I am again, with him trying to hook up with some other woman, again. I'm in my prereqs for nursing school right now, I just took a job as a CNA at the best local hospital (imo), and we have a three-year-old daughter. We've had many arguments before about money (I work full-time, many times working overtime to make ends meet, and he job-hops whenever he gets angry at his coworkers/customers, finally settling at an auto parts store making $8 an hour...while again, I'm working full-time plus waiting tables and now taking a second job, just to make sure our daughter is well-provided for...) and about my nursing school. He thinks that I'm a bad mom because I am going to nursing school, spending a lot of my time on school and work, rather than spending all my time at home. I am doing what I am doing for my daughter, to provide for her and care for her, and so that I will have time to spend with her when she's growing up, because I'll be making good money, not having to wait tables and work evenings all the time and hope I make good tips so I can keep the lights on. I haven't wanted to stay with him and stay with all the arguing and misery, but I've been here. And now I've caught him again. I haven't even confronted him yet. That's for tomorrow. I don't want to stay up fighting with him, I don't want to sacrifice my sleep for him.

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    Tait likes this.

    Thank you for sharing your story! I'm starting nursing school after failing as a theatre major and taking a few years to "reevaluate" my life. I overloaded myself the first time I went to college, tried to balance student government with theatre and a mental breakdown...needless to say it didn't work. Now I'm 25, mom to a beautiful 3 year old girl, and working on my BSN by way of ADN. I'm proud of myself for going back, because I couldn't even handle homework the first time around. Now I'm back and I'm happy. It's so good to read your story and see your success, I wish you your success and know that I'm not the only person out there doing this as round two.

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    So I just accepted a job as a CNA at St Francis in Tulsa to give me some great experience while I'm in nursing school. I'm still working on my prereqs for TCC's RN program, hopefully I'll get to start that program Spring 2014, depending on how many of my prereq classes are available before then. I'm so excited about this job because St Francis is a great hospital, and they have a contract with OU-Tulsa, which is where I want to get my BSN. I'll be on a cardiac ICU stepdown unit, which is going to be great experience for me. I'm so excited! Anybody have any recommendations for how to maximize my learning potential with working in a hospital while in a nursing program? I know I'm going to have a ton of information available to me, and a ton of experienced people around me, so how can I get the most out of it? I appreciate any suggestions!

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    I just switched from an accelerated LPN program to going the direct route to my BSN, and I'm in pre-nursing at TCC with the intention to transfer to OU for my BSN. Anybody else on this path? Anybody have professor recommendations or tips with different classes? I know I'm going to need the best GPA I can get to boost my chances of getting in...and I've never taken some of these science classes before, especially not at the college level. I'm good at math and science...but I'm stressed. No turning back, though, right? Just have to power through.

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    Also, unless you're working in a hospital setting, CNAs are mainly utilized in LTC or home health...and that is a world away from what can go on in non-geriatric wards of a hospital...I got my CNA as a stepping stone to my BSN, and clinicals were a difficult experience for me because I'd never dealt with dementia patients before. My CNA clinicals reinforced the fact that geriatrics is not my calling. It is for many others, and I respect their strength and patience in being able to deal with that particular field of nursing, but it is not for me (I'm leaning more toward L&D or ICU/CCU). It was, however, great experience for me in terms of getting on the inside of a medical facility and getting an idea for how things work, seeing patient medical records, etc. I'd say go for it to get your toes wet, but don't expect it to be an example of exactly what you'll be doing (unless you want to work in LTC). Good luck!

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    thanks for the advice, i've had several people suggest home health or prn, and i think that would work best with my school/home/life

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    so, i keep running into the same wall with school. well, with life, really. it seems like i keep having to fight and stress to have the money i need for school, and i haven't even finished block 1 of a 5-block lpn course. i honestly have no idea how i'm going to pay for school, and i'm on self-pay because i can't get loans (defaulted from previous college experience when i was too young and dumb to know what i was doing, and i don't make enough money to pay on the loans and manage school and bills and pull-ups for our two-year-old...). i planned to make the money for my next payment while on winter break, but i missed two weeks of work due to back-to-back cases of a stomach virus and food poisoning, and just as i'm starting to get a teeny bit ahead the clutch went out on our only car. i just don't see how i can make the money for books and tuition and still pay the bills...my husband is working all he can, but they're cutting hours because of winter...so i'm really not in the best situation to be in school right now. i don't want to drop out, i don't want to postpone school any longer, but i just don't see how i can afford to go right now. i can't get FAFSA help, i can't get a bank loan...i'm really frustrated and just empty-feeling right now. any advice?

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    Hi, I'm an LPN student in the beginning of a 14 month program. I just got my CNA certification, and I'm debating taking a CNA job while I'm in school. I'm currently waitressing, and I make good money so I wouldn't want to totally leave my job. I'd have to probably work 2 overnight shifts a week, 7p-7a, as a hospital CNA, and wait tables a couple other days. I just don't know if the benefits of working the CNA job outweigh the pay cut I'd be taking...plus I wouldn't be getting any sleep for those two days a week since my classes are 730-245. Any suggestions?

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    my lpn course is divided into 5 blocks with block 1 being the prereqs (cna, med term, a&p, cpr). i'm in block 1 now and i start block 2, which is the official program start, in march 2013. it's a 12 month program so i'll finish in march 2014. i'm loving it so far and i'm really excited about where it's taking me, but my god i am so tired. trying to do full-time school and work and spend time with my husband and our 2-year-old means i'm dying for more hours in the day...i'm only sleeping about three or four hours a night once i get home from work and finish homework. thankfully i have great instructors who give lots of detailed handouts and study guides.

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    THE most beautiful thing i've read in awhile. up since 4am, just finished work, still have homework and have to be up at 4 to do it all over again, and it brought tears to my eyes, visions to my mind of the good and the bad days i have in store. hauntingly beautiful writing. thank you.

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    i'm in tulsa, ok...i'll be doing my lpn at tulsa tech and my adn at tcc. i haven't decided where i want to do my bsn yet, that'll be a few years down the road. i have orientation in two weeks so i should know more then about the pacing of my program...it's an accelerated program so the whole thing will be pretty fast.


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