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  1. delirium

    STAT advice NEEDED

    Well, this is good for you. Your transition in the ER will certainly help you decide if you want to be there full time, or not. Personally, I wouldn't choose ER or tele. But that's me.
  2. delirium

    onco rns can u help me :)

    Excellent post, Carol. I look forward to running to you with all my new grad onc questions. Get ready!
  3. delirium

    My class must be bad.

    I can't believe you can *retake* your tests. In my program, passing is a 75, but you don't have to score that on each test. Just have that as an average for the course.
  4. delirium

    Why do you want to/did you become a Nurse?

    I decided to be a nurse to plan for the future. I can't be a stripper forever.
  5. delirium

    The FINAL scope thread

    Just because I don't like the ultrascope, doesn't mean you won't. I know a lot of nurses who have them. I think the acoustics leave much to be desired. Try it out. You can return it if you're not satisfied.
  6. delirium

    The FINAL scope thread

    Can the master cardiology be used for adults and peds? I see on the website it can be used for low and high frequency sounds depending on the pressure on the chestpiece. Once I feel comfortable with what I'm doing on my floor (so, in like a year or two), I'd like to get on per diem or PRN on a pedi onc floor, so I'd like a scope I can use for both. I guess I'm leaning towards the cardio III. Or I can get the gold plated master cardiology like Dr. Romano has.
  7. delirium

    My class must be bad.

    In my school, if you aren't there for test day and you have to make it up, they automatically deduct 10 points. That's if you call ahead of time and explain your circumstances. If you don't call, you get a zero.
  8. delirium

    The FINAL scope thread

    I would like to refer you to my original post, in which I stated I would not do a search, primarily because I am looking for info relevant to the population I will be nursing and my needs on the unit. If you don't like that, put me on your ignore list.
  9. delirium

    The FINAL scope thread

    Is that the master cardiology, or another model?
  10. delirium

    The FINAL scope thread

    Ok. I know, there are a ton of these threads out here and I am not going to do a search so don't suggest it. Some of the ladies at my job want to buy me a stethoscope as a graduation/good luck/going away gift. All through school I had a Littman classic (which was fine until it suffered a terrible accident involving a gurney and a 370 lb patient). I recently got an ultrascope which I hate (can't hear a fargin' thing). So..... any suggestions? I am going to work on an adult med/onc floor. I'm pretty sure I'll get a Littman... do you suggest any particular model over another? What has your experience been? Thanks in advance. My hearing acuity is adequate, and so I'm not looking for any of those electronic sound-enhancing scopes. Reb
  11. delirium

    'Borderline' students?

    No. Students with diagnosed learning diabilities are assisted already. They meet with the dean of students with their special needs, and their needs are met, so that they can progress with the rest of the class. This is not the problem. This is about students who are struggling. It seems to be a trickle down problem. As in, they relax the ACT standards, let the people in, and then they struggle with the material. It seems fairly obvious to me that they should utilize the ACT standards as they were intended to be utilized, and maybe there wouldn't be such an issue.
  12. delirium

    'Borderline' students?

    That was one of my first thoughts, too, Colleen. I also thought that if they changed the rules, and didn't admit certain students after failing a number of times, they would cease to receive that money in tuition each semester. I still believe that it does a disservice to the student. Its not good for your self-esteem to be kicked in the teeth so many times, and I can only imagine how difficult it will be for her to pass boards if/when she ever graduates. There should be a limit on the number of times a person can enroll, or there should be a personalized action plan for that student so that she can be successful. It shouldn't go on like this indefinitely.
  13. delirium

    'Borderline' students?

    We can talk about that, too. In fact I know several students personally who are borderline both academically and, uh, psychiatrically (and probably in a whole host of other areas).
  14. delirium

    'Borderline' students?

    Not necessarily. I am in favor of honesty more than political correctness or nonjudgmental behavior, but that's just me.
  15. delirium

    'Borderline' students?

    Are you sure I'm not being judgmental?
  16. delirium

    'Borderline' students?

    I wish I were kidding, Shandy. I'm not. There's one woman in my clinical group who has been at this since 1992. Clue phone? Its for somebody. Something isn't working for her. I've heard other programs where if you fail, you can take it again, and if you fail again, that's it. That makes more sense. I can only admire this woman's dogged perserverence, because I sure wouldn't be trying to pass a 3 year program for 11 years.
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