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CSN RN Spring 2013 - page 5

Hello everyone, I'm new to the site and I was wondering if there are any fellow CSN RN Spring '13 hopefuls out there. I just turned in my application today and I would love to get to know some of... Read More

  1. Visit  yb0978 profile page
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    The book list is given at the new student orientation once you hear that you made it through. It probably wont be till some time in Nov. I would just go on line and look up nursing theory but without the actual book that they tell you to buy, it will be time wasted just to read up anything. This is of course my opinion. I think looking over anatomy and physiology stuff will be a big help though. Learn to take blood pressure if you have a stethoscope and a cuff. I would say get a really good stethoscope (cardiac one) cause it helps big time to be able to hear and later on you will need one. Get ready for lots of money spending for health check, immunizations and CPR class. None of it is covered under insurance..
  2. Visit  xtnag1 profile page
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    The 101 book right now is Fundamentals of Nursing by Potter & Perry, 8ed, if you want to read.
    Or you can familiarize yourself with NCLEX style questions. Look up medical terminology. Read up on different drugs. Practice your math skills - dosage calculation, get comfortable with conversions, using ratio/prop or dimensional analysis. There are a lot of resources all over the web, you can start here in the forums. Best of luck!
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    Thanks yb0978 & xtnag1! I don't know what I would do without all of you and your advice!
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    Quote from xtnag1
    The 101 book right now is Fundamentals of Nursing by Potter & Perry, 8ed, if you want to read.
    Or you can familiarize yourself with NCLEX style questions. Look up medical terminology. Read up on different drugs. Practice your math skills - dosage calculation, get comfortable with conversions, using ratio/prop or dimensional analysis. There are a lot of resources all over the web, you can start here in the forums. Best of luck!
    What is the name/edition of your pharmacology book? I found a 7th edition of the fundamentals book on amazon for like $8. Maybe I can find a cheap pharm book as well. Thanks!!!
  5. Visit  stargurl2006 profile page
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    Don't waste your money on old editions! You can't use them For the program & a few weeks into the program, you'll be so sick of them anyway... Practice your med math! You need 90% on the test to pass with only 1 retake. Learn apa! I'm a first semester this year and just want you to know: you will feel overwhelmed (especially at the beginning) and stressed... It's NORMAL! I would love to tell you that this waiting is the hardest, but it's not. It's even worse when you know you've gotten in and can't wait to sink your teeth into new info :-D good luck!
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    Quote from stargurl2006
    Don't waste your money on old editions! You can't use them For the program & a few weeks into the program, you'll be so sick of them anyway... Practice your med math! You need 90% on the test to pass with only 1 retake. Learn apa! I'm a first semester this year and just want you to know: you will feel overwhelmed (especially at the beginning) and stressed... It's NORMAL! I would love to tell you that this waiting is the hardest, but it's not. It's even worse when you know you've gotten in and can't wait to sink your teeth into new info :-D good luck!
    I'll still get the normal books that they require but I figured I can just get a cheap book to review to keep my mind off of my pending application. I'm not taking any classes this semester so I'm getting a bit antsy with my boring job is there a book you can recommend for med math review? I made the mistake of selling my math 100b book after I took the class and I don't remember the name. Thanks!
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    Hi everyone, this is my first time on here. I may not even be asking in the right place, but, just want honest feedback on whether or not 41 is too old to get started in nursing. I have no undergraduate degree, all I have is a dream. Just went through a major transition in careers and now I'm trying to find out what I'm going to be when I grow up. Any insight would be helpful. I'm going to see the CSN counselor tomorrow and see what they say. This is a whole new world to me.

    Thanks in advance for any input!
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    Quote from maybeimtooold
    Hi everyone, this is my first time on here. I may not even be asking in the right place, but, just want honest feedback on whether or not 41 is too old to get started in nursing. I have no undergraduate degree, all I have is a dream. Just went through a major transition in careers and now I'm trying to find out what I'm going to be when I grow up. Any insight would be helpful. I'm going to see the CSN counselor tomorrow and see what they say. This is a whole new world to me.

    Thanks in advance for any input!
    Welcome! I completed all of my nursing prerequisites at csn and there were people of all ages in all of my classes. Please don't be discouraged about your age. You probably have more wisdom, drive and knowledge compared the newbies that just graduated high school and that will help you in some of the tougher classes such as A&P and microbiology.

    Hopefully the counselor will be helpful though. In my experience (I've been at csn on and off for 9 years), the only counselor/advisor that I have spoken to that was worth my time was the health programs advisor. The others that I have spoken to were young kids that only appeared to be able to read out of a college catalog on the computer. I'm here to help you with any questions you may have about csn. I consider myself a veteran at that place! good luck!!!
  9. Visit  xtnag1 profile page
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    Pharmacology and the Nursing process 6th ed, Lilley. this semester. The 100b used to be Math and Dosage Calc by Booth & Whaley.
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    Quote from maybeimtooold
    Hi everyone, this is my first time on here. I may not even be asking in the right place, but, just want honest feedback on whether or not 41 is too old to get started in nursing. I have no undergraduate degree, all I have is a dream. Just went through a major transition in careers and now I'm trying to find out what I'm going to be when I grow up. Any insight would be helpful. I'm going to see the CSN counselor tomorrow and see what they say. This is a whole new world to me. Thanks in advance for any input!
    Your story is very similar to mine and we are the same age. Although it was daunting the first time I walked into a classroom, I couldn't imagine my life without school now. The ages of students vary from 16 to 75 and no matter what you decide to do you are never too old to learn new things! Good luck and let us know how it goes tomorrow.
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    Quote from xtnag1
    Pharmacology and the Nursing process 6th ed, Lilley. this semester. The 100b used to be Math and Dosage Calc by Booth & Whaley.
    Thanks!!! I also found an iPhone app for nclex questions....something from Kaplan and it seems quite interesting.

    Hopefully the new week will bring us some new information from the school!
  12. Visit  yb0978 profile page
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    You should never feel too old. Challenges come all through out life in all different measures. What would life be without new beginnings and adventures? Go for it and good luck!
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    Quote from christina731
    Thanks for the info! I think I might try to buy at least some of the first semester books from the store if they are available once I find out for sure if I'm in so I can start reviewing. I hear they run about $800...is that true? Also, I was wondering about the first semester intro clinical. Where is yours at? I've heard different things about it being at a hospital or ltc. Thanks for your input... I really appreciate it!
    Try amazon and eBay before you pay full price for books. I would also recommend renting your books. . Way cheaper that way!


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