RSU Fall 2010 - page 5

by aholland311

Hey all! Was just wondering if anyone else out there is starting RSU's nursing program this Fall... I am and I am soo excited! I would love to meet others who are starting with me.... Looking forward to meeting all my... Read More


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    Our clinicals are during the day on Mondays and Tuesdays and nursing classes are wednesdays and thursdays with fridays off. Good Luck to you! Nursing applications are due March 1st. If you are able to squeeze all of your pre-reqs into that spring semester you can still apply because they do not look at grades until the end of the spring semester. Hoped that helped! If you have any further questions I would be glad to help if I can!
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    Wow, so it's only a 4 day class week. That would still give me a little time to work during the semester (I'm a CNA/CHHA and can do home health with a company in Claremore) and let us be able to have a daycare schedule. Some of the RN programs in Tulsa had day classes, but your clinicals were all over the place, days, evenings, weekends, I've seen it all. That would work perfectly!

    Me and my best friend are wanting to go to RN school at RSU. We both already have Comp 1, and she took Orientation at RSU a few years ago, so it would just be the other 3. Bio, A&P, and Dosage. Is the dosage class hard?

    Thank you SO MUCH for answering! I'll look forward to seeing you next year!
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    Quote from chicaner
    Is the dosage class hard?

    It wasn't for me. I did ZERO studying for that class and only missed 2 homework questions and zero test questions for the whole semester. It's basically two formulas and that's it. I do know that there were a couple of people in my class that I overheard having issues and constantly making errors on homework and/or tests, but I'm not sure they were really dedicated or focused on school, based off of their other conversations in class. So, you should know pretty quick if you are going to struggle. If by the third class you are still having trouble with it, then it's not going to get any easier. Get those last few pre-reqs out of the way and apply March 1, 2011!
    Good luck!

    Also, I believe Bio is a pre-req for A&P. I suggest you take Bio this fall and then you would be able to enroll in A&P and Dosage in the spring and still meet all your deadlines.
    Last edit by Samantha79 on Aug 2, '10 : Reason: Forgot something
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    first year i had two 8 hour days of clinicals but some had 1 twelve. this year second years have one 12 a week. the program seems to be evolving a changing with the goal to be always improvement. who knows what next year will bring. i love the program amd feel bessed. i know my caps are wrong but im on my kindle and it takes too long to mess with it. gl
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    Ok, nother question then....the placement test for the math to get into dosage, is it the compass test or do they give you a specialized test? And is there some way to study for the test? I've been out of math for a while, and am not sure what to expect. Do I need to get an ACT study guide or are there sheets somewhere on campus that will help me? Sorry to be asking so many questions, but I want to make sure I'm prepared.

    Thank you to all that have answered, you have all been very kind.
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    Quote from chicaner
    Ok, nother question then....the placement test for the math to get into dosage, is it the compass test or do they give you a specialized test? And is there some way to study for the test? I've been out of math for a while, and am not sure what to expect. Do I need to get an ACT study guide or are there sheets somewhere on campus that will help me? Sorry to be asking so many questions, but I want to make sure I'm prepared.

    Thank you to all that have answered, you have all been very kind.
    Go to the testing center on the second floor of Markham Hall and they will give you a practice/review sheet. Work through this and make sure you know how to do the types of problems on the sheet and that's basically all you need to know. I overstudied, it's very basic math.
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    Concerning dosage calculations....do lots and lots of practice questions and dont miss any of the lectures. If you have a hard time make an appointment to see the instructor, they want you to be successful! I even asked for extra practice questions. Once you got it down though youll be like, woe!! thats not so bad Also, when I took it there were 5 pont quizzes at the begining of every class those points are very impoprtant. First time I took Dosage I missed clasess and quizzes and got a C in the class the next time I got an A. Dont underestimate the value of those points.
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    Holy mamba-jamba! I got the rest of my books today I knew med-surg would be big... but maternal & newborn was almost 2000 pages! Great googly moogly... I think I might have to get a rolling bag for those bad boys.
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    Rolling bag is a great idea most of us have them. Reading assignments jump around the book so dont stress you wont be reading every page all at once See ya thursday
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    I bought a roller backpack and packed it with the books for both classes and my binders won't fit. Mine is the Jansport Driver 8 and it still isn't big enough.


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