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    Looking for advise on resume writing, which position to focus on, and how to approach organization. I am a 40 something education professional pursuing an RN. I am in my Fundamentals semester and will start clinicals next semester. Haven't needed a job until now but with 2 kids in college plus myself, I find I need one. I have searched the forums and find general info but think that with a bit of more of my personal background, you all can give me more pointed advise from your wealth of experience. I am volunteering at a hospital but would probably look at one nearby that has more opportunity than the one I am at. Most places look at me and immediately think that I am over qualified for most jobs. Thanks!!!

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    I don't know the ones that you have in class but you can find almost anything on youtube. There is a bunch of learning videos if you put the right search words in. Also google the subject, put the "endocrine videos". Always worth a try. There a bunch of educational sites out there.

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    Thank you, Beth!!!

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    Our nursing instuctor started giving us harder problems, not really for us to get right but to stretch us. I can't seem to get these.

    1. The patient is prescribed ampicillin sulbactam (Unasyn) 3.5 Gm IVPB every 6 hours. The pharmacy has supplied bags labeled : Unasyn 3.5 Gm. In 50 ml infuse over 30 min. The IV pump is set in ml/hour. What should the rate be set on the pump?

    2. A new submission has orders for Dextrose 5% in water with 30 miq KCL per L to infuse at 125 ml per hr. The pharmacy as supplied 1 L IV bags labeled : KCL 40 meq ? 20 ml . How many ml should be added to each IV bag?

    Thank you!!

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    I am a nursing student, at age 45. My 19 year old son is contemplating getting tested for donating a kidney to a close family friend. He may or may not be compatible but my thought is he should know the pro/cons before he commits to the test. I don't want him to find out he is compatible and then not want to do it and be guilted into it...I thought with nurses in the specialty, you could really give him the best advice because you are the ones who see the good/bad/ and the ugly of reality. What should he know? At 19 years of age he is invincible but we have a history of hypertension, type 2 diabetes and heart disease in our family....Thank you.

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    I do find it interesting that our class for "Intro for the Prof. Nurse" had a lot of stuff in the book about religion. We probably spent 2 whole days on it and it seemed out of place for a state school espousing such topics. I heartily agree with the book but am not used to discussing it in public school.

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    I am not in an online degree program, attending a campus program. One of my friends is doing the online Excelsior program and while it is really flexible, she has struggled with testing sites, fees, lack of onhand experience and other inconveniences. Again, I am not an expert, but she already was an LPN and still found it difficult in many ways...good luck in whatever way you choose!!

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    Go see the dean. Better yet, ask the "customer service" person at the college who you should see with a concern about a professor. They are usually in the know about who could impact concern like that. You paid your hard earned money to learn and you should not be harrangued with someone else's views when a&p is what you should be learning. Hope you get some support from the college!!!! Good luck.

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    It is really hard to single any of those topics out. Chemistry is just one of those classes that, like all others, you have to make sure you understand the class you just had and preread for the next if possible to get the jump on the next topic. It is doable. I didn't have chemistry in hs at all but did well enough in it but it takes a lot of dedication, which gets repeated a lot in this forum. If your school has it, check into tutors if you don't feel confident that you can "get' the material. Our school had them and they did help some of the students, and they were free. God luck!!

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    For those of you that have approached the age of needing bi-focals, (yes, there seems to be quite a few of us here), maybe you can share your thoughts. Being severely nearsighted, I have probably put off getting bi-focals for awhile. When you were starting lab and clinicals did you find you should have got them or you were glad you did before you started? I am wondering if I should bite the bullet and get used to them before classes start...any thoughts?

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    I thought that accelerated programs were for those who had a bachelor's already? Are there any that are just faster getting your diploma? I'm confused.

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    I really struggled with the mix of the "ideal" ( I want to help people, etc.) and the "practical" (I need a reliably stable and decent income to save for college and retirement). I went with the practical. The essay was for an accelerated program, I am older and had a 4.0 in all prereq's. The "practical" essay is the only part of the application that I thought might not have been an asset. I was a teacher in another life and the fields are very similar in many ways. (educating, working with public, assessment, diagnosing, evaluating, you know the drill...) and mentioned that too. I was not accepted. Maybe a mix of the two like was mentioned in one of the above posts...Good luck!!!

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    I have seen some threads mention people who have custom orthotics but not one that focused on it. I have worn them forever and cannot go without them. That being said, I usually wear hiking/outdoor type shoes and I think these are not acceptable. Any suggestions from anyone who wears orthotics? They have to have a back, so none of the clogs are doable, and most of the time you need a tie shoe to maximize the orthotics. Probably can do NB or something like that but usually have to try millions on to get one that feels good so ideas are appreciated. Thank you!!!

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    half.com and valorebooks.com (or something like that) has great prices on new and used books. Usually they are very good about shipping and it is just great to have some options!!!

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    Our school program required double TB tests, one week apart. They didn't do titers for it though. If you want to volunteer in a hospital, they will probably require the same thing.


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