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Hypnotica, BSN, RN 3,911 Views

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    That's interesting there is a dosage calculation class. My program doesn't have that but we have to pass a med math test each term (must make at least a 90% to pass) in order to stay in the program. Med math is very simple. I'd go with with Pharmacology first so when you are in a more challenging class, the med math class will be a break and also an easy A.

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    trenadamm likes this.

    I graduate this year. Some things I've noticed is that they go through faculty often. Some instructors are hit or miss and some teach classes that aren't even their area and some don't even teach you at all. It's all about self teaching. The classes aren't too rigorous though.

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    I'm sorry. This really does sound like it was personal. Since you already talked to her about it, your next move is to go up the chain of command. So talk to whoever is directly above her and see what they say. I think they'd be interested to know about her grade fixing unless she's holding hands with them and in that case, you would continue up the chain of command. Keep me updated with how it all goes

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    Quote from DoeRN

    I agree I wish there wasn't a PVT at all. Should be like the good ole days were you got your results in the mail.

    Not a peds nurse but saw someone with the name BMW. I thought it was initials. Um no that's their first name. And no, they weren't a patient.

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    My initials were almost BMW but my dad didn't want me named after a car. Instead, I'm BTW.

    To add my own unusual names, my aunt told me years ago how some people named their daughters Ima Hooker and Ura Hooker. Supposedly their last nsme was Hooker so...

    Went to middle school with sisters named Jellybean and Lollipop.

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    I had an iphone 4 before I switched to my galaxy note 2. I started hating my iphone and at one point, I entertained the thought of not even having a phone. I love my galaxy so much more because I can do so many more things.

    I love speaking my texts, well, speaking everything really lol. I love swype (dragging a trail to the letters instead of hitting them one by one). I love being able to download my PowerPoints from school lectures and opening them in Adobe (it does it automatically) and adding notes, highlighting, underlining, etc. digitally instead of printing them out. I can access them offline so I can study anywhere. I love it. Never lose my study material. I'm getting high As in my SCIENCES!

    I LOVE THE BIG SCREEN! It completely dwarfs the iphones. They look like toys next to my phone. Soo many people tell me my phone is huge lol like I don't already know that. But you know what, it really doesn't seem that big anymore to me. It is perfectly sized. I'm a girl, too, so I keep it in my purse and not worry about it trying to fit in girl pockets. Front girl pockets are as deep as my thumb.

    I like how the screen won't dim if it detects my eye looking at it. It's not perfect in the dark, but the screen lights up my face so it can then still see my eyes.

    I don't regret my decision to leave the iphone even if it's more portable. My iphone fell out of my back pocket, down a cliff (ugh, just my luck), and obviously shattered. Spent $110 fixing it up (hmu if any of you want it! Seriously. It is actually in great condition, had a case on it most of the time except for when it fell down the cliff, of course, there's my good luck showing through again).

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    I considered becoming a kindergarten/preschool teacher vs. nursing, too. I guess the reason was because my kindergarten teacher made such a positive impression on me (I still remember her, some classmates, and things we did (she was pregnant and every day she would measure her belly to show us how fast her little baby was growing; I, as a 6ish year old, loved that because I was so curious. Kids that age are curious about everything and I'm glad she embraced that)) that I wanted to do the same. Deep down, though, I knew teaching wasn't for me and that nursing was the only thing that would make me happy. Since around that young age, I've always been drawn to the medical field. I get excited about nursing. It's my niche. It's where my heart belongs. I'm not a nurse yet, but when I get licensed, I want to work in the labor and delivery unit. Babies are my thing lol. Nothing makes my heart melt more than babies. I'm thinking that when I have kids of my own, I (hopefully) won't be that paranoid mom that takes her babies to the pediatrician for everything lmao. I'll be able to remain nonchalant and know what to do for them as their personal nurse for when they hurt themselves, get sick, whatever. Nursing is such an invaluable skill to have.

    So, I suggest what everyone else has and just go where your heart leads because at the end of the day, are you going to be worried about your potential or your happiness? And you know, you're young yet, try one and if you find it isn't what you thought it would be or you're not content, try the other. You've got plenty of time.

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    Congratulations! I can't wait to pass my NCLEX and feel how you're feeling! I just started nursing school so I've got a little ways to go.

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    When I took anatomy, one of my lab partners was 25 and he's going into his clinicals in August. He wasn't the oldest person in the class, either. There are many people that are so much older than you just starting out. If it's what you want to do, don't think twice about it.

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    This is something I stumbled on yesterday. It may seem too good to be true, but the idea makes sense. Instead of memorizing stuff, think about it and make connections. Making the material unique is how you remember it. This excerpt won me over, "Computers just need one attempt to store information perfectly. However, in practice rote memorization means reading information over and over again. If you had to save a file 10 times in a computer to ensure it was stored, you’d probably throw it in the garbage...Why not adopt the strategy that makes sense with the way your brain actually works?"

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    Your inbox is full. No one can pm you until you delete some messages.
    But just go to YouTube and search "metric to us conversion formula" since I was on my YouTube phone app, it was the second listing (some videos are banned from being viewed on mobile devices). In any case, the username is luv2shop313

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    Nope. Sometimes you have to come up with your own answer.

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    nella197 likes this.

    Quote from TWiersch
    Thanks! What conversion formulas do you mean? The ones in the HESI book?

    Scroll down to the video.

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    Quote from Dizzymoose
    What was the conversion formula?

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    I don't want to steer you in the wrong direction, but most likely they will become accredited. It's risky, of course. Personally, I'd transfer to a school that's already been accredited for at least 2 years. I suppose it doesn't matter when a school is accredited, but I view it as the longer it's accredited, the more time the school has to iron out all their kinks in the program. I could be completely wrong though. Just don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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    Thank you for posting. I greatly appreciate it!

    Thank you to everyone else that posted, too. You've in a way calmed my fears and I'm confident that when I graduate, I'll somehow find a job somewhere. I loved reading all your stories and can't wait to have my own story.