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  1. This is an excellent point. If my iPad is acceptable for use for all of my apps required through my program for learning purposes, do you have a suggestion for a statement regarding its use to put patients at ease? I would never want to make a patient uncomfortable or feel as though I am not giving them my full attention, but if I am trained to find the information I need for learning purposes on my electronic device, I would like the most diplomatic and caring way to communicate that.
  2. I get this 100%. I took a little snoop at the past handbook for my program and it requires that we have a "handheld device" for various materials we have to load on it. Thinking of using an iPad instead, but the one I have is quite large. I guess I will see if it foots the bill when I start classes, otherwise I will be in the same boat. I don't think any of us want to seem disrespectful to patients or our teachers, but we have to operate in the parameters set for us.
  3. I understand 100%, thank you for your honesty. I don't believe it's fair that you have to shoulder the burden of teaching without consent. It can be just that if you are not inclined to teach, and even if you are, some days it is just more of a hassle. I can only imagine how much more difficult it makes patient care and your day, but I definitely thank you. I do my best not to take things personally; we are all human. I personally was not aware that this happens, but I'm glad I do now. It will give me a better outlook and while I am generally a very grateful and helpful person, I will do my best in my clinicals to make sure that comes across. :)
  4. These are all wonderful posts! Thank you for taking your free time to "shop talk" and offer encouragement. I am learning so much and it just makes me more excited. Keep 'em coming! :)
  5. bsf312

    Blinn ADN - Spring 2019

    I had Stanford for Micro during the summer. The Lab practicals were the things that really made me nervous! The second lab practical is the "widow maker," so study hard and well. A&P I was heaven for me. I'm a massage therapist and esthetician so skin, bones, muscles...no biggie. I'm in A&P II now and so far so good. I'm in the unfortunate position of having an Associates in Paralegal studies from a California college and NOTHING will transfer. So I chose ADN, then I'll worry about RN to BSN, especially since A&M has an online option. I'd just rather get to working sooner.
  6. bsf312

    Blinn ADN - Spring 2019

    That's a higher GPA than the average admitted last semester, so always a good sign. I hope you get in! Where else did you apply? If I didn't get in I was going to apply in Houston and Dallas, but I didn't want to have to take the HESI too. So glad I don't have to move now!
  7. Thank you for the warm welcome! This was a very helpful answer and has illuminated some skills I can work on leading up to clinicals. I am very type-A and organized, but tend to be pretty non-confrontational and easy-going in regards to people above me. The ability to mentally prepare for this experience with be very valuable. I expect nothing less than high standards of myself, and I know they will expect the same. Patient care is not a game, and I would rather have someone be hard on me to make sure I am prepared.
  8. bsf312

    Blinn ADN - Spring 2019

    Me neither! I was really shocked to get in first round though. I'd asked what "priority decision" meant for those with all prerequisites finished, and from what they said I was not expecting to hear until later. I didn't apply anywhere else, did you? Blinn was the only school I found that took courses in progress. I'm 30 years old and just didn't want to waste another semester waiting to get in if I didn't have to. Plus a lot of the other schools around require the HESI. I was set to take it and apply out if I didn't get into Blinn, but apparently A's in A&P I and Micro with a 91.3% on the TEAS was enough! I'm still in shock though. The office said they had around 140 applications!
  9. Thank you so much, that is a great list. I've been a paralegal and worked as a massage therapist under a chiropractor, so I don't take it lightly when someone else is ultimately responsible for my actions. I would never presume that students make the job of the nurses teaching them easier; it is always easier to do something yourself than teach someone new. Thank you for your willingness to teach!
  10. AnnieOakleyRN: From what my A&P II prof told me, the state wanted them to lower the amount of time needed to ready students for professional programs, so we're down to only A&P I, Microbiology, English Comp, and General Psychology as prerequisites and A&P II, Lifespan Growth and Development, and a Humanities course a corequisites. We don't take Pharmacology until first semester so I think that is why clinicals start second semester.
  11. Hello all! I'm starting in an ADN program Spring 2019. The beautiful and frightening thing about ADN programs (or at least mine) is that you start clinicals the second semester. I'm 30 years old, an LMT, Licensed Esthetician, and trained electrologist in Texas. I hear all sorts of things from "friends of friends" about how they like older nursing students, etc. My question to all nurses that work with students during clinicals: what behaviors do you like to see in students? What makes you most willing to extend help? What information that may not be commonly covered early on should I familiarize myself with? I know a lot about people and my current specialties, but I also know enough to know that I know nothing about the world of nursing. I am interested in all of your thoughts and experiences!
  12. bsf312

    Blinn ADN - Spring 2019

    Hello! I applied for Spring 2019 too and got my provisional acceptance on Friday! How did you do on your TEAS?
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