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Our schedules are the same. The health assessment competency you have the same week as injections is HEENT, skin, hair, nails, and neuro. Vitals is done with. The next HA competency after that is thorax, respiratory, cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, musculoskeletal, and abdominal assessment. the times are long because you both have to do the assessments. plus, sometimes different people take longer.

oh 310.

preschool was a blast. haha. i was dreading it but i ended up enjoying it quite a bit.

I just wanted to add that when you do hair skin nails, neuro, and HEENT one person does hair, skin, nails/neuro and their partner does HEENT. you dont both have to do all of it. And then for the other you would get thorax/respiratory/cardiovascular and your partner gets musculoskeletal/abdominal. And they'll let you have a note card with you for both competencies that you can look at up to 4 times which definitely helps!

You guys are awesome! Can I bake you guys some cookies or something?? :cookies: :yeah:haha, seriously, you're amazing!!

That extra info about the notecard is really good information, thank you Tarabara! And it's relieving to know that we won't have to do EVERYTHING in those competencies. Do we get to decide beforehand, or do the FORs just decide right there who gets to do what? I know my partner has short hair and I have long, thick, curly hair so it would be a ton easier for everyone involved if I could do the hair/skin/nails assessment on her! :lol2:

Whew. Nursing school really just keeps you jumping! I don't think I've been so tired in my life... LOL! It's a lot of fun, though, I am pretty happy overall! Day to day I find myself mumbling and grumbling about all the busy-work assignments that don't get checked... is that a trend throughout the semester?? :uhoh3: haha! :clown:

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haha its no problem, I'm glad I can be of some help! For the competencies, unfortunately you dont know which one you'll get until you're there so you have to prepare for both. But you can have one note card for hair, skin, nails/neuro and one card for HEENT, and writing those note cards is a great study aid. It seems now like omg how can anyone possible remember all that information!? but once you go over it a couple times its actually not too bad. Plus, as easy as they were on you for the first competency they're that easy for all of them in junior 1!

And Ka2010, I'm not sure what teacher you have but i would really focus more on the powerpoints. From the power points and lectures you should get an idea of which drugs are emphasized and important, then if you have time after getting those down i'd go back and take a look at the other ones in the book but dont worry too much about them. When studying the drugs I would focus on contraindications, side effects, and the things that stand out or are emphasized not so much the duration and half life of every drug and things like that. For example for morphine definitely know the triad of symptoms for morphine toxicity (coma, respiratory depression, pinpoint pupils) and what is used if morphine toxicity occurs (narcan). Hope that helps! :)

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You guys are awesome! Can I bake you guys some cookies or something?? :cookies: :yeah:haha, seriously, you're amazing!!

That extra info about the notecard is really good information, thank you Tarabara! And it's relieving to know that we won't have to do EVERYTHING in those competencies. Do we get to decide beforehand, or do the FORs just decide right there who gets to do what? I know my partner has short hair and I have long, thick, curly hair so it would be a ton easier for everyone involved if I could do the hair/skin/nails assessment on her! :lol2:

Whew. Nursing school really just keeps you jumping! I don't think I've been so tired in my life... LOL! It's a lot of fun, though, I am pretty happy overall! Day to day I find myself mumbling and grumbling about all the busy-work assignments that don't get checked... is that a trend throughout the semester?? :uhoh3: haha! :clown:

haha i'm glad i could help. cookies aren't necessary (but if you can't be stopped, peanut butter are the best :p)

As tarabara said you can use a notecard. you'll probably find yourself not having to use it, honestly. but some people get a lot of comfort from it just being there. You don't get to decide. You draw which assessments you're going to do so you pretty much have to know both inside and out.

Question for tarabara, tttt, and dollb:

To study for the next pharmacology exam do you recommend just learning the drugs that are listed in the power-points? Also, some of the drugs are given in detail on the power-points and some are just listed with the name. Should we be using the text to study the specifics of those or just which category they fit into? Then, for the chapter on antipsychotic agents and their use in schizophrenia I noticed there aren't any of those drugs listed in the power-point, but we were still assigned the reading.

definitely focus on the power points and lecture notes. i found that those helped the most.

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Question for tarabara, tttt, and dollb:

To study for the next pharmacology exam do you recommend just learning the drugs that are listed in the power-points? Also, some of the drugs are given in detail on the power-points and some are just listed with the name. Should we be using the text to study the specifics of those or just which category they fit into? Then, for the chapter on antipsychotic agents and their use in schizophrenia I noticed there aren't any of those drugs listed in the power-point, but we were still assigned the reading.

Thanks!

Yes, definitely concentrate on the powerpoints and don't stress about the other drugs the book mentions that aren't on the powerpoints....you'll truly end up wanting to strangle yourself by over-studying. If it's just listed and not mentioned in detail, I wouldn't even worry about it, and like you said, just know which class it is listed under (no need to go into detail about it on your own). In the powerpoints does it just have a little info on antipsychotic drugs even though no specific drug is listed? If so, I PERSONALLY, would just know what the powerpoint says and not worry about the dugs. For example, the powerpoint may not have any specific drugs on antianxiety meds but may have that they are are different in their onset, duration, and use...then I would know just that. This is what I would PERSONALLY do, I really didn't over-study for this class at all...but mind you, although I made an A, it was borderline B. So, you can study harder and make that solid A or you can relax a little and can get a B or possibly A.

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Oh. My. Gawd. This concept map and wellness plan SUCKS!!! ESPECIALLY finding all of these stupid citations! AHHH!!!!! :hdvwl:

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Oh. My. Gawd. This concept map and wellness plan SUCKS!!! ESPECIALLY finding all of these stupid citations! AHHH!!!!! :hdvwl:

don't you love it? it was my favorite and most hated part at the same time. sometimes i'd get lost in finding sources and end up reading journal articles for way too long :p

google scholar is awesome.

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MAN. I really hope that things go at least a LITTLE slower during the regular semester... these next three weeks are going to kill me!! AHHH! We have so many projects and papers and exams and lab competencies in the span of 3 weeks! What gives?! :sniff:

I have a quick question about the 330 Philosophy of Nursing assignment for anyone who might have the answer lol! What is supposed to go into our Introductory Statement? There's a spot for that on the rubric, and I think I remember her saying something about it in class, but I definitely missed it (whatever it was). What the heck are we supposed to say in the intro statement? I'm kind of lost as to what we're supposed to say in like every slot other than the "nursing" spot. That, I've got covered. But for client, health and environment, I'm pretty lost.

I'm currently looking it up in the book, but if you guys have any suggestions, I would be more than grateful! This class seems so silly and I hate to be sacrificing my Pharmacology time for this class... haha.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! :) We're almost half-way through!!

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Ohh, wait, nevermind. Page 125 in the Conceptual Foundations book has a beautiful chart explaining the nursing/environment/health/person things! Woot! :)

Now for the introduction statement... :clown:

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I dont think concept maps are that bad, its just finding the sources thats a pain! Most of the time what you're trying to say is such a simple statement that its hard to find a credible source that says it. When we did our concept map for the LTC project it took FOREVER to find a good source that says "pain makes it difficult to exercise" like duh! lol

And dont ever stress over 330, that class is a joke everyone just made up crap for that philosophy of nursing assignment. :lol2:

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Does anyone know if there is an Elsevier book bundle for Junior 2's? I'm afraid to get my books in case there is because I absolutely love the eBooks but I know you can only get the eBooks in the bundle... haha. Has anyone heard anything about that?

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Does anyone know if there is an Elsevier book bundle for Junior 2's? I'm afraid to get my books in case there is because I absolutely love the eBooks but I know you can only get the eBooks in the bundle... haha. Has anyone heard anything about that?

Hey Bethany,

I actually stopped in the bookstore today because I was wondering the same thing. She said yes there is a package but she does not know when they will be in. Im not sure what comes in it though

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Hi guys!

Don't know if any of you still go on here but I'm going to be a JR1 this summer and was wondering if you recommend the book bundle or buying it seperately. Our bundle for this summer is $914 which is crazy! I know that the advantage of getting the bundle is the ebooks but did any of you get by fine without them? I just want to see what would be the best option for me since I want to save as much money as possible. Thanks!!!

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