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  1. microbiology unknown help! I am so frustrated.
    The all-important first step is the Gram stain. Unfortunately, you found out the hard way that it's easy to do this incorrectly. Typically, if you're getting possibilities that won't differentiate,...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. "The calling."
    As you will learn in your nursing fundamentals course, "a calling" is just a myth. Everyone has their own reasons for choosing nursing. Feeling as if you have "a calling" for it doesn't make you a...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Am I Being Bullied?
    Having been a manager in the corporate world, there's a good reason why your preceptor isn't "buddying up" to you. It would be viewed as her being bias towards you or showing favoritism. One thing...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Denial of financial aid for previous associates degree
    I've run in to this roadblock, too. I earned an associates degree 20 years ago. Coming back to school, many of my previous credits were "too old" so I was required by the school to re-take them. Now...
    Jul 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Dreading the Years
    Pre-reqs feel like they take FOREVER to finish. Once you're in nursing school, you're going to say "OMG, I'm graduating in a few months!!!" It goes so fast!
    Jul 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Honors Classes?
    It's a LOT of extra work! And you don't get any sort of boost to your GPA for taking honors classes. They still transfer as regular credits. I was an honors student and it really wasn't worth the...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Graduating and depressed
    I had a bad experience my first semester in a terrible unit. There were recent layoffs, so the morale on the floor was very low. The nurses were rude and made it a point to let us know we weren't...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Basic Phlebotomy Course? Y/N?
    Do you want to be a C-PBT? To get that type of certification, you have to show documented proof of an approved course, plus a certain number of actual, live draws on patients, etc. I got my PBT to...
    Jul 14
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Pre-med or Nursing?
    You could always go to PA school and specialize in surgery. Less time than med school. However, nearly as tough to get in to. All the same prerequisites for med school are needed for PA school. ...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  10. Career change to Nursing...not interested in Clinicals, should I continue?
    Keep your day job!!!
    Jul 7
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Expensive but easier to get into schools- Fear
    If you ever want to work at the VA or go on to pursue a higher degree, do NOT go to one of these for-profit schools. The saying "if it's too good to be true, it probably is" applies here. There are...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Chemistry...
    I will say that the dimensional analysis you learn in chemistry will be essential to solving dosage questions in med math, especially drip rates. As suggested above, definitely look in to the...
    Jul 7
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. ACCEPTED into my nursing program!
    Congrats :)
    Jul 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Finally IN after 3 tries!!!
    Congratulations :)
    Jul 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. What is a "passing grade" for your nursing program?
    Ours is 76% in each component. So, you can't average out your grade. We also have pass/fail clinicals and a med math exam which requires a 90% or better. Failure to meet any of those standards and...
    Jul 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Who's taking summer courses?
    We just had our summer mid-terms. I cannot wait to be done with this semester!!! I find Organic Chemistry to be harder than nursing school :eek:
    Jul 4
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. Lcc roll call applying for 2014
    They won't post it until all accepted students send their contacts and all requests to move to different tracks have been resolved. Last year, it didn't get posted until the end of July.
    Jul 3
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  18. LPN programs "14" Michigan
    In our program, it means you have to have your LPN, Paramedic or Respiratory Therapist license and you can prove you've worked under that license.
    Jul 3
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  19. Is cheating a double standard?
    I wish I could "like" you haiku twice! Brilliant :)
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Failed, venting, don't know what to do =\
    You can appeal to the provost of your college if your appeals to the nursing program go no where.
    Jul 2
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. LPN programs "14" Michigan
    They admit 32 "advanced standing" students per year (LPN, Paramedic, Resp. Therapist, etc.) From what I understand, they haven't received enough applications to fill all 32 spots in that track, so...
    Jul 2
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  22. LPN programs "14" Michigan
    It's Lansing Community College. Just go to www.lcc.edu and then search for Nursing Career Ladder program.
    Jul 2
    Forum: Michigan Nursing
  23. Just got my acceptance letter!
    Congratulations :)
    Jun 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Nursing Program Question
    I've never come across a BSN program that requires an associate's degree of any kind. Many times, you have to take so many pre-reqs for both the ASN & BSN that you earn enough credits to get an...
    Jun 30
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Who's taking summer courses?
    I'm halfway done with nursing school (ADN program). I'm working on classes towards the BSN this summer. I'm taking Organic Chemistry in an 8 week session and American History. The Organic Chem class...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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