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    oklahomagal and ORnurseCT like this.

    Just finished my 1st week of 2nd semester too. We are doing Med/Surg this semester. OB and Peds is in the summer. We have 3 exams, 1 final, 13 quizzes, 1 math competency test, 4 lab tests, 1 HESI exam, ABG assignment, process recording assignment, attend a community class and do a 3-4 page report and presentation, observe an OR rotation, GI/diagnostic rotation PLUS our weekly clinical paperwork and 1 big concept map careplan. This is going to be one FUN and stressful semester.

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    If I was an instructor and found out a copy of the final exam was stolen from my desk, I would have made a new test immediately. I'm sorry this has happened to you and many innocent students taking the blame of other people's action. Are they going to have you guys retake a new exam? I think that would be the only way to find out who cheated and who really knew their stuff. Good luck!!!

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    Sometimes I feel the same way... I just started NS too. I heard it gets better though. Over the weekend I spoke briefly to a friend who is a Nurse Practitioner and she says that school is hard and so much different from real nursing. She says to just hang in there because there will always be a need for nurses.

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    Stark State College in North Canton, OHIO

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    Saunders... the only Incredibly Easy books I got are... Fluids & Electrolytes, EKG & ECC, and Pathophysiology Made Incredibly Visual. I wouldn't get the NCLEX one in Incredibly Easy because it's too basic. Unless you need something really basic. Saunders NCLEX Review has many questions and rationales broken down into chapters which is really nice so you can answer questions on the topic you are having a test on.

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    Quote from bri2012
    davis test success books are only questions
    I have Fundamental Success that I used to take my first text today... hope I did well!! The questions after each chapter in our Basic Nursing Books are only 5-10 questions and I was getting tired of answering the same questions over and over again. I think getting NCLEX books or even using iphone/ipod NCLEX apps will help you. Make sure they give you rationales. I like the Davis Fundamental Success Book because it gives you rationales for the right and wrong answers. Good luck!

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    we have weekly quizzes over our reading materials... did u have quizzes or online resources u can utilize? we have review questions online that we can answer with rationales. i would probably practice those questions to start with. good luck on your first exam!!!

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    Quote from metricalpound
    One may ask, why do people still use them if they can just use "Emphysema?" This goes back to the NRS110 - the difference between Nurses and Doctors. Doctors treat illness - they treat Emphysema. Nurses treat the patient - and every patient is different. The patient with Emphysema and Schizophrenia gets treated the same as a patient with Emphysema and no Schizophrenia by an MD - the nurse however needs to treat the patient so she treats a patient with impaired gas exchange r/t ______manifested by_______; and impaired thought processes r/t ________ manifested by _________.

    Also there are many disease processes, infections, etc. that people react differently to and thus you will have the same disease name, i.e. "Pneumonia" but will have a different NrsDX depending on what's wrong with patient.
    Hey.. we just learned that in lecture yesterday and I have no problems with NrsDX... I think all of it makes sense because we are nurses to treat the patient or client and not the disease. People always tell me to just be a doctor. And I respond by telling them, "I want to help the patient, not the disease they have."

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    Quote from rocket surgery
    At least you had a whole semester to get to know your classmates first! Our assessment lab is 1st semester!
    It's my 2nd week and our assessment lab is tomorrow!

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    It was rough... but I survived! I have lectures on Tuesdays 1-4, clinicals on Wednesdays, and learning lab on Thursdays 9-12. For the first week instead of going to clinicals we were to attend an extra lecture/lab on either Thurs or Fri from 7:30-2:00. That extra class was a killer. I'm not used to waking up that early. After our 30 min lunch, I could hardly concentrate. My head was hurting due to lack of sleep. So after work last night, I went to bed at 9. And look at me now... up at 5am because my body is used to waking up early. I was planning on sleeping in today!!! lol Oh well... I have a lot of textbook reading and assignments to do online before my Tue lecture because we have quizzes each week (except for exam week) to make sure we are doing our readings. The quizzes are over our lecture and lab reading assignments which really blows because now I have to have everything done by lecture on Tuesdays instead of some on Thursdays. Maybe it is better that way because when I start clinicals on Wednesdays, I probably wouldn't have time to finish up the reading assignments.

    Anyway, congrats on making it through the first week. I'm pretty sure the 3% reduction will not hurt your final grade if you continue to do well on everything else! There are plenty of graded assignments to bring it up. I wish we have extra credit! I love extra credit!!!

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    I believe it depends on your state. But in Ohio, I heard that after your 1st semester of nursing school, you can test to become an STNA without any other additional classes. You can also work as a nurse tech as well. The difference between an STNA and a nurse tech is the title. Also nurse techs are usually in hospitals and STNAs are at long-term care facilities. I've seen a few STNAs at the hospitals but many at LTCs.

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    ProfRN4 likes this.

    I wish we were allowed to use electronic devices such as iPods or iPhones during clinicals. Since they have cameras on them, the clinical sites do not allow students to use them. It could be a HIPAA violation if a student decides to take pictures of patients. So we have to use our huge drug handbooks.

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    Quote from Pneumothorax
    Its one thing to do 1000 sticks on a dummy arm, but it would be better to do them on a human bc its just different. I don't want to be one of those nurses who have to blow every vein in the arm before i get a good stick IV's should have been the first thing we learned in school in my opinion...
    I agree! But it seem some schools don't even teach students how to do them on dummies. When I saw this thread I was curious to know if my school teaches us how to insert/start IVs and draw blood, so I asked the graduates on FB and was told we learn how to do them in our 2nd year. I always thought all nurses knew how. I mean, what happens if an IV falls out and need to be reinserted right away? It would take awhile for someone from the "IV team" to come and do it.

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    I would stick with the ADN program since you already spent $1,500. You will be done with school quicker and possibly start working sooner. You can then continue your education for a BSN later if you wish. Getting your BSN right now is going to cost you possibly triple of what you are paying now. Good luck with your decision!

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    Quote from Hellen21
    Please FIU people!! I need advise about my GPA. Im almost done with my AA and all my nursing pre req's. I'got all A's and 3 B's . My gpa is ending up in 3.75 and I'd l'd like to know my hopes about being admitted to FiU for next fall having a good HISE score and his GPA . Thank you!!
    I'd like to hear from cases like mine that have been admitted to the Generic program so I get motivated, Im feeling so frustrared having this GPA and those B's that messed it all up :/
    where did this post come from?


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