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You have several great choices in the Dallas area. Big Baylor, as well as Methodist Dallas both offer great internships. Methodist Dallas has an excellent nurse extern program, and you can request ICU. Harris Ft. Worth also has an extern program, and a great internship once you graduate. Parkland has one of the most well known internships for ER/ICU. Call around and ask what's available.
What semester are you in? Does your school use these hospitals? If so, I would request (if you have a choice) one of these hospitals as a clinical site.
Good luck to you.
We also are using Wong's 7th edition.
For OB we are using Lowdermilk & Perry Maternity and Women's Health Care
Sleep? What's that?
Honestly, I'm lucky if I get 5 hours. I would prefer 8 or 9, but that just doesn't seem to happen---especially this semester.
How many years of experience are required before an agency will hire you?
I'm in the Dallas area and I'm in my next to last semester of a BSN program---graduate May 2004!!!!!!!!!
I agree---the states forum is a great idea.
Originally posted by bigwavedave
i'm here in the d/fw area- arlington to be exact. finishing up research course @ uta in about 8 hrs (final at 0900) should probably be studying or in bed- oh well. anyways- starting senior year @ uta in a few weeks! ready to be finished and get to paid work!
Well, I guess I'm in the minority here. I have a Littman Classic II S.E., and I LOVE it. I have tried others, and I can't hear nearly as well through them.
I guess it is just what works best for you.
We use Baylor Irving as a clinical site for my program (I'm at UTA). I've only heard good things about this hospital. I volunteered in the ICU before I started nursing school, and the nurses were great to me. I don't know anything about the other sites though.
Good luck to you in your classes.
Avoid Dallas Independent School District!!!
Frisco/Allen/Plano----great schools, good for children, relatively affordable housing (especially in Allen)
Watauga/Keller----from what I have heard, the schools are pretty good, and housing is affordable
Southlake----wonderful schools, but extremely expensive housing, low crime
Colleyville is a nice alternative to Southlake.
Hurst/Euless/Bedford area also has good schools and affordable housing.
Blue: Heaven and gentle waves are the hallmark of blue lovers. They love love and can be gentle and passionate at the same time. Blues tease and tickle and then light candles and pull you down to serious business. A blue can be satisfied with one love so long as they are passionate and joyous. Blues stick with you during hard times and are there to dance when times are good.
We just finished our psych rotation with our second semester. I really enjoyed this rotation. Even though I don't see myself as a psych nurse, the information that we learned in invaluable in dealing with each patient.
Our book was Johnson's Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. We spent time in 3 different areas, so we were able to see a variety of diagnoses.
Good luck to you---enjoy this rotation!!!
Our application deadline was December 31, and I didn't receive my letter until March. I interviewed at the end of March, and I received my acceptance letter in May.
Good luck to you!!!!!
Originally posted by John Coxey
I will be flying every other weekend from Indiana to Syracuse, NY for weekend clinicals.
Could not find any other college or nursing school that offered a weekend-only program.
I am taking the non-nursing classes (anatomy, micro-biology) here in Indiana. I alreay have a college degree, so at least the "general" courses are out of the way.
Will be fun.
Last semester, my clinical site was only about 10-15 minutes away. This semester, one site was 40 minutes away and the other is about 45 minutes away. I don't really mind the driving though---I'm completeing my med-surg clinical at one of the best hospitals in the area. So, for me the drive is worth it.
I agree with TooterIA----I would take psych first. We take them together, but the clinical rotations are split within the semester.
I had my psych clinical first, and the communcation skills that we learned have been invaluable for med-surg clinical. We haven't really talked about psych meds in med-surg class, but we aren't allowed to give psych meds anyway. What we have learned about psych meds have been taught in class (a review from pharm).
Anway, good luck to you, and welcome to the board.
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