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  1. Exclusive pumping/hospital RNs that pump
    Thank you all for your posts! I've been orienting the past two weeks; most shifts have been in dedicated classrooms to teach us Epic, ECGs, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to find a dedicated...
    Feb 16
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. Exclusive pumping/hospital RNs that pump
    I'm a new grad, but took a year and a half off for pregnancy/raising a baby. I'm starting a new job in a step down unit and have been exclusively pumping for the past 8 months (baby is 9.5 months...
    Jan 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. SFSU Fall 2012
    Jessica-- Normally I'd say you have the right idea to get the books now! BUT SFSU is actually changing their whole academic program starting with your cohort (example: Med Surg will be in the...
    May 13, '13
    Forum: California Nursing
  4. Top 10 Nursing Supplies
    A new battery for your laptop--in case you're to far away from a plug during class. Plus, you don't have to kill a tree if your prof posts their power points online. An iPhone--great for...
    Apr 11, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Will my old undergraduate GPA in an unrelated field stop me from further education?
    I had a 2.5 GPA with my first degree, too. Pulling mostly As in my pre-reqs, becoming a CNA, and volunteering over 400 hrs at two different hospitals (and getting great letters of recommendation)...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. lookin for suggestions for Ebooks Audio Books?
    The Prentice Hall Reviews & Rationales series is not bad. The physical books themselves are more detailed, but I like the audio books. I've downloaded a few of them to help me study while on a road...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  7. App w/o internet connection?
    Merriam Webster Medical dictionary, RN nursing essentials, lytes, etc. What specifically do you need to look up? Put your phone on flight mode if you're worried it will keep using up data to...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  8. iPhone or iPod touch?
    I started out with an iPod touch because I didn't want to pay the data fees for a smart phone. It was challenging finding apps that were fully loaded onto the iPod and didn't need the internet to...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  9. Suggested iPhone Apps for students
    The two I use all the time are: 1.Merriam Webster Medical dictionary--the dictionary is fully loaded on my iphone, there's no annual fee, and I don't need 3G or wifi to use it. It keeps track of...
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Mobile Apps For Nurses
  10. Should I take a job as a medical scribe?
    Will you have to work more than one shift per week? How heavy is your load? My nursing school requires us to take classes in a specific pattern--all students are taking the exact same 15 units the...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Any tricks to remembering normal lab values?
    Here are the "stories" I made up for my med-surg exam: CA is the abbreviation for California. How would you rate the weather in Calif., out of ten? 8.5-10.5. Ca++ 8.5-10.5 There is an...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  12. Organizational MUST HAVES?
    It had some good ideas, but was a little older. My instructors are able to post all powerpoints and docs online for us. A 3 hour Med Surg lecture can easily have 120 slides-- I'm not about to print...
    May 7, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. SFSU Fall 2012
    Don't believe everything you hear from an employee at a very expensive private school...they have other motivation$. I'm in the SFSU program. Degrees outside of nursing are taking a long time to...
    Apr 22, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  14. How do nurses practice giving shots?
    "Commit to the stick" is still stuck in my head. We practiced on oranges, hot dogs, and then finally in check offs did saline into our partner's abdomen. So only one person got to stick you--not...
    Apr 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. SFSU Fall 2012
    Yes. Main campus does require white scrubs at clinical. Main campus also requires scrubs during lab time, but allows any color/print. The Canada/Sequoia instructor does not require scrubs...
    Apr 15, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  16. SFSU Fall 2012
    Hi Nugget, The first semester is insane! I was in class or at the hospital four days a week...the other half of our cohort opted for six day a week schedule. Typical schedule: Tuesday:...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  17. SFSU Fall 2012
    **Note to all: this is about the SFSU Sequoia/Canada program only.** There are some big differences compared to main campus. Hi KLJ, We follow SFSU's academic calendar, so classes start...
    Apr 9, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. Trying to move west coast (CA, OR, WA). Job prospects for new grads?
    California? We have the opposite of a shortage. It's taking many new grads up to a year to find a job. Look elsewhere.
    Apr 8, '12
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  19. SFSU Fall 2012
    Hi Canada/Sequoia applicants, I'm currently in the Canada/Sequoia program. I remember how nerve racking it was waiting to hear back from SFSU...not just for admission but throughout the summer,...
    Apr 7, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  20. SFSU/Cañada/Sequoia 2011 admitted students
    Thanks, Jessica! I bought all my textbooks (new) through Amazon a few weeks ago, but was starting to worry that I would be missing out on some sort of online components. You've reassured me on not...
    Jul 29, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  21. SFSU/Cañada/Sequoia 2011 admitted students
    Re: NURS 610 - Basic Med Dosage Calculations at College of San Mateo Good question! Last year I was able to sign up and take the class,...
    May 18, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  22. Ohlone College Fall 2011/Spring2012
    They have a minimum cut off, i.e. everyone who has certain score in the four core pre-requisite classes (English, A&P, Microbio) is entered into the lottery. Don't worry--it's a pretty low cut...
    May 12, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  23. SFSU/Cañada/Sequoia 2011 admitted students
    LOL, I already have two of them. And I love Lehne's book! It was light years ahead of the Pharm book I had for an online class. Thanks again!
    May 9, '11
    Forum: California Nursing
  24. Does volunteering at a hospital REALLY increase your odds of being hired there later?
    I'm in a similar situation, and volunteering really paid off. I too, live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am all too familiar with how competitive it is for a spot in nursing school, let alone a...
    May 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. SFSU/Cañada/Sequoia 2011 admitted students
    The med dosage class was cheap...I think it's 1 unit and College of San Mateo is currently $26/unit. There is a small booklet (syllabus) for the class that is about $6-7. If you take the section...
    May 8, '11
    Forum: California Nursing


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