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    After reading these posts, I am finding myself extremely lucky. Although I won't have my first test in A&P lecture, I've already had my first practical and first quiz, both of which I've done well. Because my prof is also a physical therapist (he is now going for his doctorate in Anatomy), he styles the tests as multiple choice. He states that since that is how most of the big tests (NCLEX - if it is spelt wrong, forgive me...it's 2 am) are. He sees that the majority of the students will be going onto one of the health sciences so he doesn't overload us with the text. He gives us good notes and a review sheet for each chapter. According to him, the Martini text is actually written more towards a graduate level.

    And the best part...is that I am learning something! I'll let you know for sure though a week from now. Hopefully, I'll feel the same.

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    I'm actually getting a dirty look from my cat right now!

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    Not that I disagree with you, but don't put her being a democrat as a reason. She is not the only democrat and all the democrats voted for this action.

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    Hi Mito,

    I'm actually in the same boat. When I first got out of high school (half my life ago), I was accepted into an ADN program but due to the stress of losing my grandmother, I dropped out. I have although always had this incompleteness. I've returned to school last Spring, and I'm working on my prereqs to get into another ADN program. So far I've been able to maintain a 4.0 gpa with my first 15 credits...but this semester will be the one to get through...especially A&P I.

    Kris

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    When I first read your post, I thought maybe since you are the outgoing type she had hoped you would pass this on to classmates that keep things inside more. Not seeing you as needing help, but you being better able to relate to some of the other student nurses. I got stumped though when you mentioned your friend's experience.

    Maybe, just maybe...with everything going on...she was coming to you for help...seeing your outgoingness, maybe she envied that...she might have also been jealous of that.

    As with the other posts, just keep going as you are. You have a big support system here on this board alone.

    Kris

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    I grew up in NY. I only moved to Fla. last October with the plan of finishing school here and then returning.

    I'm still in shock. I appreciate the letter.

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    Well, my stepsister is stuck in Reno. She was due to return home to Germany.

    And my Anatomy and Physiology instructor is in California...I wonder if he will make it back for Monday's class (and quiz)? I'm not sure how I feel about that

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    One of the best nurses I've had the pleasure of working with is a psychiatric nurse. He is the coordinator of a continuing day treatment center in New York. At first appearances, he appears gruff and cynical, but he cares soooo muuucchhh for his patients. He's the best!

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    physically and at heart. The only thing I can say is that it has renewed my dream of pursuing nursing. I also feel that what ever inner squabbles there is with nursing, we have to put aside. After this, it is so trite.

    They are talking "10,000 people" and I can bet that is a low ball number. It's so horrible, it's surreal. Did you see the skeleton of the remainder of one of the towers...? I can't comprehend this. All I can think is that whenever I flew into NY, these towers along with the statue of liberty were such a symbol of me being home. I've moved 1800 miles away, but I feel that I'm millions of miles.

    I know that I am just rattling on...but I can't help it.

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    I can't remember the specifics, but I definitely heard of that happening.

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    Now, I'm looking for honesty. I know that there are many of you who received A's all the way through school, and that's great! I'm curious about you who had a hard time to start but were able to pull themselves up. Because of the intensity of many of the nursing schools, it is expected that better organization is needed to continue getting the good grades that got you into nursing school.

    So, what was your GPA getting into the nursing program?
    What were the worst grades you received (and how did you bring them up)?
    And if you graduated, what GPA did you finish with?

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    Have you worked in an ER yet? I would suggest since you are close to graduation that you work as an emergency tech if you can. One of the major hospitals by me accepts nursing students who have only a year or less to go. This way you can see if it is what you really want to do.

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    Kona2...I believe that there are a real shortage of teachers for nursing schools...if you still love the theory of nursing and love teaching, you should look into how to teach in one of the nursing schools. I've heard that many nursing schools have had to lower the number of students they can enroll in the medical field. I know for myself getting ready to enter a nursing program next year after finishing my prereqs, I would love to have an instructor who loved to teach. Sometimes I find myself doubting whether I should pursue nursing with all the problems, but there are so, so many options once you have the degree.

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    As I am still in the pre-nursing phase, the only contact I've come is as the patient. For the most part, the phlebotomist always used the vacutainers, but I remember once a nurse took my blood using the butterfly. It was definitely less painful. What are the circumstances you can use the butterfly vs. the vacutainer?

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    I checked it out and it's pretty informative. Thanks!


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