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    Medical Assistants Call Themselves Nurses

    I find this incredibly strange. I am a CMA at a family practice clinic and we are all very strict about correcting patients when they refer to us as nurses- which is often. We are very proud of being MAs. Though I be will leaving my clinic to start my BSN program in the fall, I will not call myself a nurse till I'm our of there. I think it may come down to the culture of the clinic...if "nurse" Is viewed as a superior title to MA, the MAs there may all prefer to get away with that title if they can. Still a huge legal issue though.
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    2019 Salary Survey Results Part 1 - Demographics

    Will the survey include career satisfaction/ happiness?
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Right? Even though I felt happy with my essay, the more time that passes the more I start to worry over how uncompetitive I must be compared to other people in the applicant pool. It's sooooooo easy to imagine getting a rejection email It doesn't help that when people ask me what I'm doing/what I'm studying and I tell them I applied to UW Nursing, they make that face like "oh yeah good luck with that...." Or worse "Oh really!! That school is so competetive! I have xyz number of friends who planned on getting into that program and ended up majoring in Public Health instead :/" Well that's just great! Lol
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Oh and by the way, what you wrote sounds so good. From the sound of it we all wrote pretty stellar essays...its just hard to know exactly what they're looking for, you know? The magic ingredient..the essay that makes the reviewer readjust their glasses and gasp "IMPRESSIVE!! we MUST accept this candidate!!" LOL
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    I agree with prodeuce-From what I've seen on previous threads, 1 or even 2 math problems is really not a big deal, and people who feel not so confident about their math still get in! Blue, the second problem killllled me. I had such an ominous feeling about putting down 200 but nothing else made sense. I also had to go back to it and do some head scratching on that one. Was super relieved to see I wasn't the only one... If we could all get in that would be such a blessing! 2 months will fly by you guys. Harry: "Now we wait?" Hermione: "And now we wait." XD
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Well, orange, keep in mind that the essay is just one part of the application. 9 months as a CNA is nothing to sneeze at! Fret not, I say.
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Oh and you know what? Everyone who's ever told me the math questions are easy peasy pill calculations and not to worry about them is a LIAR because they were COMPLEX!! If I hadn't dedicated the entire past 4 days to dosagehelp.com i would have failed 5 seconds in. So much for that!
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    ProDeuce, thank you, that's what I did as well!! I doubled it in my head but realized on paper it would have to be (100 x 60)/ 30. Simplify it, you get 100 x 2, bingo 200. Becca that sucks!!! I hope too that they see your original answers. Come on, you got it right the first time! edit: I'm sure your essay wasn't a hot mess! LOLLLL. I think it's impressive that we all managed to even have a clear train of thought in our responses. I actually wasn't even nervous about the essay much till I got to the buildin (40 min early) and then the atmosphere of tension!SHEESH! Then once we were sitting down and raring to do the SON people are like : OK DON'T BE NERVOUS. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO STAY CALM. OK ANY QUESTIONS? ANY QUESTIONS OUT THERE? HAVE I ASKED YET IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS?? The guy sitting next to me was so jittery too. He scattered his test papers everywhere more than once and had to go diving to get them. I was just intoning "stay calm...stay calm.."LOL
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    I agree with Smo, that is a tough subject to talk about, and in such a short period of time .. I'm sure your essay was wonderful. Good on you!
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    Oh good. Im so relieved. That second one seemed deceptively simple..unless we're both wrong lol! What pt did everyone pick? I picked #2. I said because the combination of stressful circumstances with neurological damage makes it a challenge to determine the cause of her headaches, and because it would be a personal challenge to not go "Hell naw you're not going back to your ex partner!!!" As a nurse my role would be to empower the pt about her health offer resources like domestic violence support group etc rechannel my energy into that , instead of voicing emotionally charged opinions yadda yadda. I also made a big to do about holistic care and how clinically i would have to use different methods like imaging medication etc to find the cause of her headaches.
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    YES ITS DONE!! How did you guys do? I know they said not to break it down afterwards but I still want to lol. Does anyone know how many people total got invited??? I thought they would give the number at the beginning...they didn't! I really really want to know.. What did you get for the math? I got 1.2, 200 and 16. The second question threw me. Seemed like a trick question....I just doubled the 100 mL because it's every 30 min and it's for 1 hr..right?
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    That's the spirit!! Don't worry, I'm sure it won't get as complicated as some of the stuff on there! Better safe than sorry though.
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    TODAY'S THE DAYYYYYYYYYYY!! Ohman, I too hope those sample problems are as complicated as it's going to get. May the odds be ever in our favor! If anyone's looking for me I'll be wearing a white headscarf and a strained smile
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    I just realized acraig posted a word problem example a page back. Sheesh, that sounds a little complicated, especially factoring in that BP is a ratio of systolic to diastolic! So comparing the percentage difference between two BPs....*goes cross eyed* It would be great if this was all overpreparation but I have a feeling it won't be lol
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    What kind of percentage problem? Do you mean "What is 38% of 400mg?" or " If 23 is 55% of a given number, what is that number?" If anyone could clarify further on the percentages business, that would be SOO helpful.
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    UW Transfer BSN 2019

    I think she means patient care stories and experiences you've had working or volunteering. I def second this, my only issue is that I used several such stories in my personal statement and resume, so now I'm going to rack my brain for more. It's probably not bad to reuse the same examples but I imagine the committee would be interested in seeing different ones.
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