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  1. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    Quote from J845
    Thats unfortunate . Did they bow out or fail out? Well, congrats to you and everyone else who is moving on!

    Some dropped early on in the semester when they found out that nursing wasn't for them, others dropped because they had no chance of passing lecture, others were tossed out of clinical because they were either unsafe or just not getting things done, still others ended up finishing the entire semester passed clinical and lab but failed lecture.

    Boy was I ever wrong when I said that only about 10% wouldn't move on.

    Anyway I'm glad to be moving on and I'm sure that my fellow classmates who are moving on are quite happy too.
  2. Visit  fe-fe profile page
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    It's great your moving on to your next classes. I'll be starting in The fall semester. Any good advise on the class?
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    It's great your moving on to your next classes. I'll be starting in The fall semester. Any good advise on the class?
    What campus will you be at?

    For 1300 it's very important to have a good grasp of anatomy and physiology. 1300 is all assessment of the older adult. Health History, interviewing, skin hair nails, cardiac, peripheral vascular and lymph, lungs, abdomen, neuro, musculoskeletal, genitourinary. Know what assessment findings are normal, abnormal, and what diseases the abnormal findings correlate too. It really sounds worse than it actually is. If you do the questions from the online site for the Jarvis book it'll give you a good idea of the types of questions asked on the test. The lab test outs are really easy. Even the head to toe assessment at the end is easy. You should have been doing complete head to toes on your patients in clinical for weeks by the time that test out comes around so it's no big deal at all.

    1450 is really a hodgepodge of different stuff. It's hard to give good advice about this course, but basically if you show up do the readings and pay attention in class it's not that bad. Really when reading the material it's important not just to read it, but also to then thing about the types of questions that will be asked about on the test. Many of the questions will have more than one correct answer. However, you are to pick the best answer.
  4. Visit  rrmitch2000 profile page
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    the key to success is nclex questions and knowing how to rationalize the proper answer. there are very few points in the classes (which i believe they are going to adjust that in the fall) so it is very easy to fail the course (less than 75 percent is a fail remember) if you aren't successful with these types of questions. Since none of the other things you do in the course count toward your final grade (I am talking about lab clinical care plans etc) your grades on the multiple choice tests must be passing in order to move on. I do hope in the future a grading system will be applied to the other work done for the courses. We lost many fine future nurses because they couldn't catch on to NCLEX style questions.

    For 1300, I highly recommend the Mosby videos. To study for the final, all I did was watch the videos and answer the nclex style review questions at the end of each vignette. I missed only a single point on the final. I learn visually so they really helped me. They help throughout the semester as well since often you take your lecture test before you learn the associated skills in lab....backwards yes, but that is how it is -- another thing I hope they change in the future.

    For me 1450 was the easier class, but not so for others. I highly recommend the potter and perry study guide. I completed the study guide religiously for all chapters and never had a problem in the class.

    The key is to study and a lot. Since the classes are out of so few points, only the multiple choice tests count toward the grade, and the grading scale is pushed up 5% (the min C is 75% and you must pass with a C) statistically the odds are against you if you are not successful with the nclex style questions. Not to scare you, but we lost many bright people who were very successful in other academic areas.

    If you are already in healthcare and have some knowledge, you could begin with the videos this summer and answer the associated nclex questions. It will give you a taste of what you are in for when you begin in the Fall.

    above all -- GOOD LUCK!
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    Yeah that did stink 200 points for 1300. One 40 point exam three 35 point exams two 3 point quizzes and a 49 point final. 1450 was 300 points. Five 45 point exams three 3 point quizzes and a 66 point final, although ours ended up being 69 points because they dropped 3 questions from previous exams and added 3 more to the final. The potter and perry study guide was one I did not purchase. I have the Jarvis study guide and the Iggy study guide. The Iggy study guide will come in handy next semester and for 2500. The Jarvis guide was helpful for 1300. Many of the questions on the test were either word for word from the guide or from the online questions. At the very least they were quite similar to questions on the test.

    Hopefully the grids will be posted soon so we can register. Although I pretty much know what I'm going for.

    1600 lecture we only have one choice here so that is set
    1600 lab I'm going for the earlier lab 12 or 12:30 to 2:15 or whenever
    1600 Clinical I'm going for Marymount Hospital. (Our Choices are Marymount, Hillcrest, Bedford, UH Lerner, another UH, and I want to say either St Vincent's or Southepoint but I could be wrong here)
    1701 First 8 weeks.


    Edit: Hahahaha on the "Good Luck" Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good.
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    Scott, are those clinical sites listed available for everyone at all 3 campuses to choose from? Can everyone choose whatever clinical site they want no matter the campus your based on?
    Last edit by J845 on May 15, '11
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    Scott, are those clinical sites listed available for everyone at all 3 campuses to choose from? Can everyone choose whatever clinical site they want no matter the campus your based on?

    Nope, clinical sites are based on what campus you are at and what course you are in. It's too bad too. 1450 students at Metro campus won't be able to choose Southwest General as one of their clinical sites in the fall as SWG is a Westshore campus clinical site. SWG is a freakin' awesome clinical site for 1450 btw. So if you are at Westshore for 1450 choose SWG.

    The sites I listed are for Metro campus fall 1600 students.
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    Hey Scott, I'll be at Tri-c Metro campus starting August, the evening weekend courses. Scared but exited! Is it really as intense as some say? Do you really have 3 chances to pass the math part of the nursing course or you'll get kicked out? GOOD LUCK
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    Hey Scott, I'll be at Tri-c Metro campus starting August, the evening weekend courses. Scared but exited! Is it really as intense as some say? Do you really have 3 chances to pass the math part of the nursing course or you'll get kicked out? GOOD LUCK

    Eh it wasn't bad for me, if you show up and pay attention and read it won't be bad for you either. The key is getting used to the NCLEX style questions as Becky said. You need to learn to manage your time since you'll be spending a lot of it either in lecture, lab, clinical, or studying. As far as the math test goes it is true that you have 3 chances to pass otherwise you are out. It's really easy though. Our test was mostly conversions. Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius and vice versa, Convert kg to lbs and vice versa. Convert mg to g or mL to L. I think there were some med math questions, those are really easy basically it's (Ordered dose/On hand dose) * Route. So if the physician orders 10mg morphine IM and you have 5mg morphine in 1 mL how many mL do you give? You plug in the numbers (10/5)*1 and you'll get 2mL. Simple stuff.
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    Yeah, that is too bad. What's special about SWG?

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    Nope, clinical sites are based on what campus you are at and what course you are in. It's too bad too. 1450 students at Metro campus won't be able to choose Southwest General as one of their clinical sites in the fall as SWG is a Westshore campus clinical site. SWG is a freakin' awesome clinical site for 1450 btw. So if you are at Westshore for 1450 choose SWG.

    The sites I listed are for Metro campus fall 1600 students.
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    Yeah, that is too bad. What's special about SWG?

    The clinical instructor is awesome. That and you get to do stuff at SWG that other students at other clinical sites didn't get to do. I spent a day in dialysis that honestly was kind of boring, and I spent a day in the CCU which was freaking AWESOME!
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    Scott --

    no parma hospital for 1600 metro days students? I will most likely go for St. V then since it is close to metro lab...get the hour of practice in right after clinical. One of the girls in our lab this semester was at St. V and said it was an amazing clinical experience.
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    Scott --

    no parma hospital for 1600 metro days students? I will most likely go for St. V then since it is close to metro lab...get the hour of practice in right after clinical. One of the girls in our lab this semester was at St. V and said it was an amazing clinical experience.

    Nope, no Parma for 1600. From what JM told me when we were going over the sites Parma sucks for 1600 anyways. She said that the "place to be" for 1600 was Hillcrest followed by Marymount. I'm not 100% sure that St V's is one of our sites either. I know Hillcrest, Marymount, UH Lerner, and UH are for sure 4 of our clinical sites. The other 3 I'm unsure of.

    You really want to find out the type of floor you are going to be on for 1600 before you choose your sites. It didn't really matter for 1450 since we pretty much didn't know jack going in and didn't really learn anything of clinical value in lecture. For the most part you were going to get to perform many of your learned skills no matter where you went. With 1600 you really really really want to be on an actual Medical/Surgical floor. This is what I was told at least.

    FYI grades are posted. You need to run a degree audit to view them right now. Although you should already know what you got. Somehow I managed a B in 1300 and a B in 1450. Which really should count as an A this semester based on our lecture experience but. . .

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