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  1. Maybe the grass is greener on the other side.
    Have to agree with Heathermaizey--I'm about to start my third semester of four in a reputable RN program and I do not think nursing school has to take over your life. It hasn't taken over mine! I...
    Nov 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. What's in your bag?
    Don't over-pack your clinical bag! My facility doesn't have room for everyone's rolly-bag, drinks, massive textbooks, etc. In my scrub pockets, I carry my stethoscope (no need to drape around...
    Oct 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Just finished taking HESI A2! My experience might help you...
    Wow, I can't believe this post has gotten so much positive feedback! I posted about HESI A2 over two years ago and now I'm in the second semester of my nursing program and loving it. Answers to...
    Sep 16
    Forum: HESI Entrance exam
  4. Do I have to join facebook?
    My nursing school cohort has a Facebook page that's a private group; it was started by a student, not an instructor. It's a place where my classmates can post reminders, recruit practice partners for...
    Aug 19
    Forum: LPN / LVN Nursing Student
  5. What Supplies Should I Get for School?
    You can wait on most supplies until school starts; your instructors will give you an idea about what you need. I'm only going into my second semester of NS so I may not be an expert, but--my...
    Aug 18
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Is it normal to not know your clinical location until the first day of class..
    In my program, we will not know clinical placements until the first day of class. We have already completed criminal background checks, drug tests, immunizations, facility-mandated education modules...
    Aug 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Notes: Laptop, Tablet, or Paper?
    Another vote for old-fashioned pen(cil) and paper! I've tried the laptop route, but I feel more like I'm taking dictation from the instructor rather than truly absorbing the material. Our...
    Jul 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Happy birthday to me!  35 years old and a new nurse!
    Happy birthday and BIG congratulations! I turn 35 in September and start my second semester of nursing school next month. I'm so happy I decided to just DO this instead of waiting for the "right"...
    Jul 22
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014
    You don't get to choose your professors. You just have to register for a section of each theory class and a section of each clinical (for the traditional track, Level 1 is split into two 8-week...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  10. Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014
    Congratulations to all who got accepted to the ACC nursing program! I'm in Level 2 at CEC; any questions you guys have I will do my best to answer. Definitely keep all deadlines and due dates...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  11. a personal fear
    Of course! But we will all be okay. Nursing school teaches you one way and work might teach you another. Be open-minded, confident, and adaptable. My nursing program is pretty good at emphasizing...
    Jun 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  12. Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014
    Once you are in the nursing program, you need to wear ACC teal scrubs with patch to clinicals. Dress code can vary for lab days and open lab depending on the campus. At CEC, we wore street...
    Jun 17
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  13. Issues with a Clinical Instructor
    Even though you are "paying out-of-pocket" for nursing school, keep in mind that you are a student and not a customer. There's not a "satisfaction guaranteed" policy for an educational program....
    Jun 1
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. White Shoes for clinicals
    I wear these exact shoes for clinicals (in white, too!) and I love them. I have worked standing on my feet for years and I'm here to tell you that looks should NOT matter more than comfort. Your legs...
    May 28
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. No!  It is NOT OK.
    From a student's perspective--just began my second semester of NS today, YAY!--the "okay" is more of a verbal tic to fill what we perceive as awkward silence during patient interactions. When used in...
    May 27
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014
    I took RNSG 1105 last May and Prep U (I don't even know what that is!) was not on our list. We were required to have the Taylor book and corresponding skills DVDs. The Taylor DVD set is something...
    May 21
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  17. Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014
    I have found my Taylor (nursing skills--needed for RNSG 1105 and Levels 1 and 2) and Lewis (med-surg--needed for Levels 1 and 2) textbooks at Half Price Books for something like $10 and $8,...
    May 20
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  18. Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014
    My best advice for the dosage calc exam (which happens during the first week of the semester) is to PRACTICE using a dosage calc workbook--especially if you took pharm through ACC. The workbook...
    May 17
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  19. Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014
    **Keep in mind that schedules change every semester, so your CEC days/times could be totally different than mine** With that said, I had lecture every Monday and Wednesday starting any time...
    May 14
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  20. Austin Community College (ACC) Admissions Fall 2014
    Hi everyone! I just completed Level 1 at CEC and I want to wish everyone good luck in the admissions process! You will be notified about everything nursing program-related--including...
    May 10
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  21. ACC Spring 2014 Hopefuls...........
    I turned in my new student packet today! I felt really proud and excited when the admin handed me the clearance ticket to begin clinicals and said, "Congratulations!" Austin404, your insight is...
    Nov 27, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  22. What are you thankful for?
    I am thankful that after a long stretch of prerequisite completion, I was accepted to nursing school! I'm also thankful to have a job that will continue to give me hours regardless of my school...
    Nov 17, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. ACC Spring 2014 Hopefuls...........
    I submitted my background check on 10/19, got an "all clear" from PreCheck on 10/23, and received an email from ACC with registration instructions this afternoon (10/25). It seems like the...
    Oct 25, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  24. ACC Spring 2014 Hopefuls...........
    Me, too...CEC as well! Yay!
    Oct 16, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing
  25. ACC Spring 2014 Hopefuls...........
    Thank you, texaslvn12! And congratulations on achieving level 3--can't wait until I can say the same. Here's my main question: Does having CEC as your home campus mean that your clinical sites...
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Texas Nursing

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