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  1. PudgeMC

    Failed Capstone clincial....

    I didn't know a single person who won an appeal after failing a clinical portion of nursing school. I've seen people win appeals regarding their didactic grade, but never the clinical portion. Good luck though. If you do have to retake it, try to get a pump after a patient is discharged and play around with it running into a sink. This will help you get familiar with the buttons and how to set rates and dosages without endangering a patient.
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    Average Pass Rate in ADN program

    My school has a graduation rate of 42% in 36 months from a 24 month program. NCLEX pass rate is 97% though. My first class had 165 people. I'm currently in the final class and we have about 65.
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    Job vs grades while in school more important?

    I'm 4 weeks away from graduating from my ADN program. I had to work full time while in school (40 hours/week), which meant my two days off were spent in class and at the hospital. A's in my program are very hard to come by and I did pretty well. I made a very high (78-79) C in one Med/Surg and one OB/Peds. Other than that, I've made all B's. I had a very high GPA entering the program, so my GPA is still well above a 3.0. I also have a 4 yr old son and a pregnant wife at home. If I were single it would've been a breeze.
  4. PudgeMC

    Be more confident they say

    My checkoffs were the same way, and I'm sure your classmates feel the same way right now. It gets better. Confidence comes with doing in nursing school. Spend a little more time in the sim lab if you need to, but I think you'll be fine.
  5. PudgeMC

    Finally Passed My DPE

    After three scores of 95% I have finally passed my DPE. Stupid mistakes killed me three times in a row. Two more classes and it'll be graduation for this student. Good luck fellow ducklings.
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    Is this really that controversial?

    Ofcourse it's possible, but why? I don't tell them my address or my GPA, but if asked about life outside of the hotel I offer that up. We don't always have to be so guarded.
  7. PudgeMC

    Is this really that controversial?

    In hospitality making small talk is a major part of the job. It's how you connect with people and make more money. I work in lodging and I tell people I'm in nursing school all the time. It's a conversation starter.
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    Macbook Air or Macbook Pro for Nursing School?

    I have an Air and I don't even utilize everything it can do in nursing school. I understand the other commenters concerns about the cost, but they last longer than cheap PC's so there's that. It also runs our testing software much better than PC's do. I'd make the same decision if I had to do it over again.
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    Very Low Gpa...Is there still hope?

    I had a 1.3 my first semester of college. I'm going to begin my final semester of an ADN program this Fall. I currently hold a 3.5 after a lot of hard work. You can do it, it will just take time. You may have to pad your transcript in order to get the GPA high enough. Try getting some certificates and the like that may be useful if nursing doesn't pan out. Good Luck.
  10. PudgeMC

    What is your week like in nursing school?

    All I would say is be adaptable. There are going to be weeks that you need more or less time for studying, family, etc. Our program is set up so that we have seven week terms where we have one class. (2 hr classroom, 2 hr seminar, 8 hr clinical.) I normally spend 3-4 hrs a couple days a week sitting down and studying for class, and another 3-4 hrs one night preparing for clinical the next day. This is just a guideline though. This changes week to week.
  11. PudgeMC

    Pre Nursing Mom, wife working full time.

    I am a husband and father of one (4yrs.) I work 40 hours a week. 0700-1500 on the days that I don't have class. I can't imagine what it would be like to have three. That being said, you can do it. It will be hard, and I wouldn't expect straight A's after pre-reqs. Just for reference, I study a minimum of 20 hours a week + probably 12 hours/week being AT school. It's a lot, but it's doable.
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    Intimidated by being only male

    I have 1.5 semesters left of school. I'd say my cohort is about 10-15% male. You'll make friends with people of both genders. Don't sweat it. School is hard enough as it is.
  13. PudgeMC

    need help with an assignment

    If his H&H is low then yeah, that with the vitals is consistent with a bleed somewhere. If he's in pain, than all of those things would be elevated as well (except BP would be elevated.) Need more pieces of this puzzle to determine those things though.
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    My best friend puts down being a nurse

    -I will work as a nurse while I'm in med-school whether it's per diem or part-time and if I can handle full-time then so be it - my time will not be wasted -I will always have my nursing license and a job if needed I doubt that you will be able to work at all (let alone nursing) while in med school. Some schools actually have you sign a contract stating that you will not work while attending said school. The second part is true if you keep up with your license. I do feel kinda like time is money when it comes to med school. The faster you can get in, the faster you can practice. But like you said, it is your journey and I hope you make it work. Good Luck.
  15. PudgeMC

    My best friend puts down being a nurse

    Don't PA's spend a little bit of their time in a cadaver lab while in school? That sounds a bit worse than a little bit of incontinence to me.
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