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tshigeru has 3 years experience as a CNA.

Aloha, my name is Terrell Nishimori. I am a current nursing student at CNU and a proud army officer. 


Please feel free free to reach out to me if you have any questions with nursing/military. 

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    I was planning to take patho online with them, has anyone took this course?
  2. I'm in the BSN program right now. I'm thinking about doing the online program after I graduate and start working. How are you guys doing in the program?
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    Carson Newman Spring 2020

    Hey! I am in the first semester right now and it is great. Very challenging but doable. We have classes like basically every day (weekends off). Due to the COVID-19 clinical's and all classes are all online but you guys hopefully will get to do clinical's at Jefferson Park Nursing Home in Dandridge. We only did one rotation but it was such a great experience. Brush up on math skills, you will need to pass a medical dosage exam (it's not hard but if math is not your cup of tea like me then start prepping ahead of time). Instructors here are really the best, they care for you and are your biggest cheerleaders. They want to HELP. Do yourself a favor and start watching videos on how to test take in nursing school. IT IS DIFFERENT MONSTER coming from doing pre-reqs. Not to scare you, it's just a new transition. Simple nursing, Level up RN, Registered Nurse.com are excellent resources I use. Get black non-porous shoes ahead of time to break them in and compression socks, you will be on your feet for long periods of times during clinical. Get a penlight you will need that for health assessment (amazon have the best bargains). SAVE your MONEY nursing books are expensive and yes you will need some of the books but NOT all. Msg me and I can give you more info on that. Make a good group of friends that can help you all to be accountable for things. It's fast paced so ensure you get a good planner to plan all the exams and assignments. School is nice small campus, Jefferson city is a nice small old town. Not much to do but since your in nursing you'll always be studying LOL. but Knoxville is about 40 mins away, and morristown is maybe like 20 mins away if you want to explore and eat good place. Last of all, stay motivated. Ensure you get enough rest, time for self and family and eating well. Trust me easier said than done. But I notice a lot people (including myself) struggled at times from not following those basics. Ensure you set aside time to study everyday but that is why I say take care of yourself first because trying to study when you feel like junk, will not help. I hope this helps and again msg me if anything! I look forward to meeting you on campus in fall!
  4. Have him get with his professors ASAP. Print the syllabus out and literally recite that thing. Ensure he knows what is expected from the class and what he expected to know for the classes he is missing. Also, if he has a good cohort he can ask a friend to record the lecture (please ask for permission first). Having a good planner also makes a big difference so as he is gone from a class he knows what he has to get done. I have used this planner and it has made such a big difference in my daily busy routine. Organization I found in nursing school is one of the most overlooked concepts that people don't realize it is very critical. Either plan to fail or fail to plan. Best of luck to your son in nursing school! https://www.leveluprn.com/pages/study-planner
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    Health Assessment Help

    I forgot to also mention that I use picnomic and simple nursing to help retain and understand the information. It really breaks it down to simple terms.
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    Nursing School Study Tips

    Does anyone have any suggestions for dosage calculations and fundamentals? We have an ATI and need to pass with a 90% for my fundamentals class and a 85% or higher for dosage calculations. If you guys have any resources or tips it would be greatly appreciated. I have been using simple nursing and it had been super helpful.
  7. Good Morning Nurses, Has anyone completed the nursing program at NU or currently in the program? I got accepted and wanted to know more about it. I'm super excited. Also what are the job outlooks in Vermont and starting pay for a new grad nurse?
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    Know anything about Norwich's Nursing Program?

    I am actually going to be starting at Norwich soon! Did you end up doing the program?
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    Filipino Nurse in Vermont USA

    Have you found a job in vermont?
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    Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) - Spring 2019 Acceptance

    Yeah, this user has been making rude comments on Hawaii Nursing Schools. We do not need that here. This is supposed to be a positive community for nurses/students to come together and build each other. Not brag and break others down due to test scores or for choosing a certain program they wish to desire. Period.
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    Carson Newman Spring 2020

    I just got notified that I got into the traditional BSN program for Carson Newman! Has anybody else got accepted into Carson Newmans Nursing program? For current or previous nursing students, what is your input for the program? What Can I prepare for? Any tips or advice?
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    Thinking about starting pre-reqs this month.

    Try taking classes through American Public University or University of Phoenix. They are good and transfer but always do your research and make sure you check that they transfer to the school you want to apply for. Portage learning is another good one that lets you work at your own pace. Get into a good study habit and try to work on TEAS or HESI practice test. This will only benefit you. Some programs require this test before getting into the program. You can have a solid GPA and TEAS but if your scores aren’t to the standard then you may not have a chance. I’m working on bringing up my TEAS score as well. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.
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    Any Hawaii Pacific University BSN Graduates

    Do they look at the other area for acceptance? Because I have everything done and have a pretty good GPA and pre-req grades. I just didn’t do as great on the TEAS. I got 58.7%, do I still have a chance?
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    Is this for Me?

    It is never to late! When I worked as a CNA there were some new GRAD RN'S that were around there mid 40's. Having another degree is great and you have that diversity and knowledge you can probably share within the hospital/clinic or wherever you go from there. Take the courses you need and apply for nursing programs and in the mean time volunteer or get your CNA license. That will help.
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    Maybe Clinicals instructor doesn't like men

    I say try to talk to her and see if things can work out. Bring in someone else so there is an witness for eyes/ear of evidence in case SHE goes back on her word or whatsoever. If that does not work, speak to your other program instructors/faculty personnel and see what they say and how they can fix this situation.
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    Do I even have a chance

    I say retake it again. I know exactly how you feel. I did amazing in my pre-reqs and overall GPA is pretty high. However I got a 58.7% on my teas. I plan to retake it, I need a 70% or better. Don't let this discourage you in any way, shape or form.