NURS 3645 Professional Nursing A & B - page 2

Hello to all who be starting the RN-BSN program at UTA on August 13! Started this thread so we can help each other out as questions arise during the course. I will be working full-time and... Read More

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    Quote from ScarletFire
    amyrnfa,

    Since I haven't done any assignments yet, I don't really understand what you are saying, so I apologize now if I'm asking stupid questions. What is "write on" and can I write my papers on MS Word and then attach it somehow in order to send? I have PERRLA downloaded already which I really hope I can use so that APA formatting will be somewhat easy. I just can't picture how all this is going to work and I don't want to make a stupid mistake, such as sending a blank document. Can you be more specific? I'm not too computer savvy. Nice to know you are a fellow Mac user. I absolutely love my MacBook, BTW.
    Sorry about that.. "Write on" means the document is already done and you just fill in the blanks or boxes. You do not create a new word document, it's already done. You just download the word document already created, write on it (fill in the info asked for) and save it. I don't know if PERRLA works on just blank docs or ones someone else creates. I think they really want you to figure out APA on your own and that maybe why they already created the file for you. You will get to create your own document sometimes, but for the most part, she has already done it for you. Just open some of your assignments and take a look. You will figure out how you want to organize it all as you go.
    You can pm me if you get confused.
    It Will Be Fine!!
    amyrnfa
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  3. Visit  ScarletFire} profile page
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    Quote from amyrnfa
    Sorry about that.. "Write on" means the document is already done and you just fill in the blanks or boxes. You do not create a new word document, it's already done. You just download the word document already created, write on it (fill in the info asked for) and save it. I don't know if PERRLA works on just blank docs or ones someone else creates. I think they really want you to figure out APA on your own and that maybe why they already created the file for you. You will get to create your own document sometimes, but for the most part, she has already done it for you. Just open some of your assignments and take a look. You will figure out how you want to organize it all as you go.
    You can pm me if you get confused.
    It Will Be Fine!!
    amyrnfa
    Amy,
    I think I know what you mean now. Your info is really helpful. If this is the case re: "write on" docs, I won't be able to avail myself of the merits of PERRLA, since, in order to use it you have to start w/ a blank Word doc. That's too bad, but not the end of the world. Someone here posted that she used PERRLA all the time for these classes and it worked really well, so maybe as we progress in the program, we will have the opportunity to start papers from scratch. I am still nervous about all of this, so yes, I will PM you probably later in the week if that is ok. Prof A starts tomorrow. I am sending you a BIG thank-you for all of your help.
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    Add me to the list starting Prof Nursing A on 8/13. This will be my first class at UT-A (all pre-reqs complete) and first time using Epic . . . finding it a bit confusing but hoping as we go along it will get easier. I have the same fear about submitting blank documents! Already sent in my Attestation & Self-Eval form. Fingers crossed I did it correctly. Liking the fact that we don't really have any required texts outside of the APA guide!
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    Amy,

    Just sent you a PM. More later.

    ScarletFire
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    Wow do I feel dumb. Having a hard time finding articles for our role transition assignment due Monday. Long time since I have had to library for research. Have tried to go to library site and select nursing data bases then select full text. Then in search box I type in role transition RN to BSN. Maybe that is too many words? Any suggestions. Lord, if I can't do this..... I won't get discouraged!! Also, when we summarize an article do we have to include any citations. Can we say things like the article suggests..... , etc., etc.
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    Amy,

    thanks again for everything. Sent you a PM yesterday in response to yours. did you find anyone who is taking stats?

    scarlet
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    ScarletFire,
    Sent you another, don't think the first went through! Sorry if you get 2 all the sudden. What are you taking this fall?
    amyrnfa
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    rosemrn, Im having a difficult time finding articles as well, after searching for the pass 4 days. please let me know if you find a database.
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    GeekGirl, did you have any luck finding articles about the role transition from RN to BSN for the first week assignment?
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    Quote from amyrnfa
    ScarletFire,
    Sent you another, don't think the first went through! Sorry if you get 2 all the sudden. What are you taking this fall?
    amyrnfa
    Amy,

    I received both PM's at the same time and replied back. I'm not finished w/ A/B until late Oct, so will take 3325 in Nov, I think. I also need hist II and Fed gov, so will take one of those along w/ nursing.
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    clewi,

    I started Nursing A&B on Monday as well.
    Here are 2 links that will help you find the articles.

    Home - Nursing, Undergraduate - Subject and Course Guides at University of Texas at Arlington

    Home - Nursing - Subject and Course Guides at University of Texas at Arlington

    If you go into the first one and click on the blue text near the top that says, "RN to BSN transition", it will take you to a tutorial that walks you through searching for articles.
    I think the key is to keep trying different key word combinations until you come up with the information you are looking for.

    Good Luck!
  13. Visit  rosemrn} profile page
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    Thank you so much for information about searching for articles. After several hours last night, I was able to find a few.

    Thanks to all for this thread!!!
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    Quote from rosemrn
    Thank you so much for information about searching for articles. After several hours last night, I was able to find a few.

    Thanks to all for this thread!!!
    rosemrn, clewi102,

    You know if worse comes to worst, you can always call the reference dept of the library and talk to a real person who will help you. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post the phone # here, but I'm sure you can find it somewhere. If not, send me a PM and I'll provide it. I called yesterday with a question about something different and received very good information. Or, you can always come to this forum and someone might know the answer. I am also in Prof A with you, although we might not be in the same section. What about your coach?


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