Nursing 4600 Excellence Spring 2013 Session 2 - page 11

by EmJeanRN

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The syllabus for this class was emailed yesterday. Most non-clinical assignments are DB items. Clinical looks fairly straightforward that culminates in a research paper. These are not clinicals in the classical sense of the word.... Read More


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    EmJeanRN - Sorry for your loss. Stay strong!
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    Thanks everybody. Today I heard a song on the radio and suddenly started crying. My sister had ESRF and was on dialysis, but, died suddenly of heart failure. I took her to Disneyworld in January because I was worried if I put it off it would be too late. She had a great time, but, ended up with gangrene in her toe and had to have it amputated. Sometimes I wonder if the trip hastened things along. But, she was on borrowed time. Bless her heart. I appreciate that I had somewhere to share this. Thanks for all your kind words and thoughts.

    I am so over school, I have actually skipped assignments through some of the weeks and calculated my grades to get exactly what I need to pass. My GPA means nothing to me now. Just getting through with my degree is good enough.

    So, hang in there gang. We are almost done. It is a long three weeks though. Yuck.
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    [QUOTE="EmJeanRN; I took her to Disneyworld in January because I was worried if I put it off it would be too late. She had a great time, but, ended up with gangrene in her toe and had to have it amputated. Sometimes I wonder if the trip hastened things along. But, she was on borrowed time.[/QUOTE]

    EmJean I'm so sorry for your loss. I think you answered your own question. Your sister was on borrowers time. The memories made on that trip can never be replaced. You can only guess about the gangrene but whether the trip had any bearing or not, I bet your sister would still have gone on that trip!!
    I can see why you are scraping by in school. That is okay. Those of us with no other factors are burned out and counting the days. Hang in there. I've yet to have a patient ask me my GPA before allowing me to care for them ;-).
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    Sorry for your loss Emjean....what a difficult time it's been for you. Stay strong! I bet your sister is still with you...
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    I have been busting my butt to do these assignments. I have the TA from hell that does not have a problem taking off 6-8 points for an assignment. I am failing the class. My TA said no one else has a problem with their grades. DUH! apparently everyone else is getting good grades. Some of my misfortune is my fault. I posted before the class started since they put the class up early. I did not know blackboard was going to dock my assignment as late. Her point "did anyone tell you to post early? Did anyone say I couldn't? Is there something wrong with being an over achiever? She said she has posted comments on my papers, well then why do I not see them? I am so sick and tired of people taking advantage b/c we are in a popular field. Do you go to a restaurant and expect good service? It is your money paying for after all. Colleges think they are doing us a favor. Aren't we the customer? Don't we pay their salaries! I am not asking for something for nothing. I work my ass off for my grades and I get graded harshly? It is all BS. I will be writing the dean and hell will freeze over before I attend OU for my masters!
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    Quote from MovingForward2012
    I have been busting my butt to do these assignments. I have the TA from hell that does not have a problem taking off 6-8 points for an assignment. I am failing the class. My TA said no one else has a problem with their grades. DUH! apparently everyone else is getting good grades. Some of my misfortune is my fault. I posted before the class started since they put the class up early. I did not know blackboard was going to dock my assignment as late. Her point "did anyone tell you to post early? Did anyone say I couldn't? Is there something wrong with being an over achiever? She said she has posted comments on my papers, well then why do I not see them? I am so sick and tired of people taking advantage b/c we are in a popular field. Do you go to a restaurant and expect good service? It is your money paying for after all. Colleges think they are doing us a favor. Aren't we the customer? Don't we pay their salaries! I am not asking for something for nothing. I work my ass off for my grades and I get graded harshly? It is all BS. I will be writing the dean and hell will freeze over before I attend OU for my masters!
    Blackboard assignment dates were wrong for all of us and showed assignments as late. I have made it my personal policy never to post anything before Thursday since my experience has been the rules often change before then. Sorry about your TA. I've had the good, the bad, and the ugly--twice. It can be very frustrating but hang in there!
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    I know we have all had it bad one time or another. I have and f n 68 % right now and I am ****** off. I am tired of the inconsistencies.
    Quote from enuf_already
    Blackboard assignment dates were wrong for all of us and showed assignments as late. I have made it my personal policy never to post anything before Thursday since my experience has been the rules often change before then. Sorry about your TA. I've had the good, the bad, and the ugly--twice. It can be very frustrating but hang in there!
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    Quote from MovingForward2012
    I know we have all had it bad one time or another. I have and f n 68 % right now and I am ****** off. I am tired of the inconsistencies.
    Tried to send you a PM but can't. Hang in there.
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    Quote from MovingForward2012
    I know we have all had it bad one time or another. I have and f n 68 % right now and I am ****** off. I am tired of the inconsistencies.
    I wonder if you had the same TA that I had last session with Community. Her grading was so idiotic that I ended up with a B+ and I didn't deserve that at all. Still fuming over that. I hope you have better luck than I did with complaining; didn't do me a bit of good but I sure hope you get somewhere. It's a shame to have to put up with this in your last class!!!
    Don't post her name here; I'll PM you and see if this is the same nut job I had.
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    The more I look at the rubric for the ICP we just turned in, the more I doubt I did enough...oh well, guess I can't change it now. Starting on ICP midterm tomorrow. Has anyone started? Is it just as tedious? After this class I have Nutrition May to June 15 and then I will be done. Ready for a little break!! Hang on..we r almost there!!


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