Is anyone starting NS at LMU in Knoxville??

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    I am going to be starting Nursing school in August at LMU, at the St.Mary's site. Just wanted to see if there was anyone else out there as well.
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    I'm not starting, I'm finishing my first year this month, @ the St. Mary's site...Good Luck
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    Do you like it there? Have you started clinicals? If so, where have you done them at?

    Thanks!!
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    I've already completed NURS 115. I'm in NURS 125 Med-Surg and 126 Psych right now. I only have one more week of clinical left this term, next week. If you go to the St. Mary's site you do your clinicals there. This term I've done a clinical rotation on 3C, 1C, and Peninsula.

    When you start you will be doing your 115 clinical either at the Nursing Home across the street from St. Mary's or on TCU. I would recommend getting some CNA training over the summer, if you don't have any previous medical experience. You will need it, those of us that had some experience were more successful. We lost half the class after the first semester, because you have to make an 80 average period, they don't round up at all, we lost a few because they had a 79.9 average.

    Strive to make a good grade from the very first exam. At St. Mary's for NURS 115, reading is essential, do the study guides that come with your textbook. The lectures don't in any way cover what will be on your exams. Don't be late. Do get Henke's Med Math book and read it over the summer, you have to make an 80 on your Dosage Calculation exams, you get I think three attempts after that you're out, we lost someone because of that, too. You will have a couple of dosage questions on each exam as well.

    As for me personally, I love it. I've been in the field awhile though. I'm a surgical technologist, I've scrubbed at St. Mary's for six years. Got my CNA over the summer, before Nursing, and I think that has given me an edge over a lot of other students. This summer I will be completing an externship, and then I should have only two more semesters to go, before I graduate in May 09.

    There will be good days and bad days, positive people and negative people, steer clear of those neg people. Do form study groups with other people it will be essential as you get through your upper Nursing classes. Good Luck, and if any questions just ask.

    Amanda

    Check out LMU website there are syllabis for 115 that you can look at now.
    Last edit by tnbutterfly on Apr 4, '08 : Reason: Instructor's name removed per TOS
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    Thanks! That is a lot of good information! I will be going to the St.Mary's site. I did work as a PCT at Baptist for a while. So, I am not a CNA, I did however do everthing they did. {At least at Baptist} I will def. get that math book and start working on it.
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    Hello, I think I posted on another site-- but I will be starting NS in Knoxville at Blount Memorial- anyone go thru them? Any ideas and suggestions please? I am so excited and keep praying there will be a way for me to go full-time and not work, but it is not looking that way. But I can do it- I know I can!
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    Quote from brendadoug
    Hello, I think I posted on another site-- but I will be starting NS in Knoxville at Blount Memorial- anyone go thru them? Any ideas and suggestions please? I am so excited and keep praying there will be a way for me to go full-time and not work, but it is not looking that way. But I can do it- I know I can!
    There are some people that just have to work, but I just hope that you are disciplined enough to study and read. All the sites are pretty much the same curriculum wise, and as far as what is expected. We have some Blount students that do some of their clinicals at St. Mary's. Like I said in the above response, studying is essential and some previous medical experience helps a ton.

    Good luck to you.
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    how do people afford lmu?
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    Quote from muleplow
    how do people afford lmu?

    Student loans, grants, scholarships....it is expensive, but it is most definately an investment.

    Where are you going?
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    Student nurse-- do you know the book list? The bookstore said it was the same as the spring class except for the drug book- there is a 2008 one. But I cant find the old list on-line


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