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    mmwill0256 reacted to Horseshoe in Vaccination for clinical   
    The vaccines that children get nowadays have only a fraction of the antigens that children received in past vaccines, even though they get more vaccines. So there is no validity to the concern that kids get exposed to to many vaccines in too small a time window. Not only that, antigen load has not been shown to adversely affect neuropsychological outcomes anyway. If it did, that would have manifested in children immunized in the 60s-90's, when they were exposed to far more antigens in the vaccines of the day.
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    mmwill0256 reacted to Luchador, CNA, EMT-B in Vaccination for clinical   
    Thankfully for your patients, you will not be allowed in nursing school. 
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    mmwill0256 reacted to Jedrnurse, BSN, RN in $750 CA RN License??? No way!   
    Is it discrimination (with all the ethnic/race-based negative connotations that has) or just job protection/protectionism?
    Honestly, if we have new grads and experienced home-grown nurses here without jobs, why should we facilitate nurses coming into the field from other countries?
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    mmwill0256 reacted to HotSauce77 in Mannequin Phobia   
    I'm just remembering the first episode of Dr. Who right now 🤭. Mannequins can be very creepy.
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    mmwill0256 reacted to RNToBe695 in Anatomy and Physiology 1 Tips?   
    HI! 
    It's so great that you want to get a head start on AP! You definitely do not need it, but I admire the enthusiasm and dedication. I would highly rec getting this book: The Human Body concepts of anatomy and physiology by Bruce Wingerd, 3rd ed. It was $7 on amazon, and a total steal. Save the hefty book for when you've actually started so you know which one your professor wants. I bought this book about midway thru AP 2 and wish i had gotten it for AP 1. Its a respectively dumbed down version of the Tortora textbook (which I would bet is the one your teacher would want). It's actually easy to read and written in a logical way.  buy this book and rent your class one! good luck!
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    mmwill0256 reacted to JKL33 in Nursing instructor gave a Warning for being late to first day of clinicals despite emailing her? What should I do?   
    And everyone is suprised when nurses are worried about losing their licenses for anything/everything.
    She was right that it wasn't an emergency and probably wasn't impressed with the email (generally speaking that is not an appropriate way to give a notice of anything under a 24-48 hr time span or so - - people just don't check their email that often). In real life if you emailed someone or even left a VM about being late to work, you would likely be written up.
    She went overboard in conveying her disapproval; the way she talked to you was disrespectful and unnecessary and is an example of how not to behave when you need to correct someone.
    Work hard to form a rapport with her - but not by trying to kiss up; that for sure won't work. Get there on time, be prepared, show initiative and interest. Use your most excellent communication skills.
    Good luck 👍🏽
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    mmwill0256 got a reaction from Mergirlc in I'm a junior in high school and I want to be a nurse....but I've never been vaccinated. What can I do?   
    You should be fine as long as you get vaccinations soon. Depending on where you live you might not be able to go to college for any degree without vaccinations. My state college required proof of immunizations to be able to register for classes. Without immunizations my college does not allow you to be an on-campus student. Looking around, it looks like most state and private colleges follow the same rule. Try talking to your parents about your desire to be a nurse. Also, if there's a specific college you have in mind research that college's policies regarding immunizations. Odds are if you can't even go to college without immunizations your parents will allow you to get them.
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    mmwill0256 got a reaction from Mergirlc in I'm a junior in high school and I want to be a nurse....but I've never been vaccinated. What can I do?   
    You should be fine as long as you get vaccinations soon. Depending on where you live you might not be able to go to college for any degree without vaccinations. My state college required proof of immunizations to be able to register for classes. Without immunizations my college does not allow you to be an on-campus student. Looking around, it looks like most state and private colleges follow the same rule. Try talking to your parents about your desire to be a nurse. Also, if there's a specific college you have in mind research that college's policies regarding immunizations. Odds are if you can't even go to college without immunizations your parents will allow you to get them.
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    mmwill0256 reacted to prenursing2019 in Debating between BSN or ADN programs, please help!   
    That's interesting, i've never heard of magnet hospitals! I'm hoping to go into ped psych and I haven't even looked into what hospitals I may want to work at lol! Good luck with your BSN program 🙂
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    mmwill0256 reacted to popopopo in Anatomy and Physiology 1 Tips?   
    1. Play with models or whatever is available to you. I ended up getting a fake skull when going over sutures and all the foramens.
    2. Get Complete Anatomy or something similar like Essential Anatomy. This was worth it's weight in gold. It beats using any anatomy book for reference. 
    3.  Answer questions from question banks like BRS Anatomy or whatever book is recommended to you. This is the king right here, because you often get bog down in the details and realize you're missing conceptual things.
     
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    mmwill0256 reacted to HotSauce77 in Anatomy and Physiology 1 Tips?   
    I am also very new to A&P and taking my first class right now.  My plan is to immerse myself in the material. I listen to A & P lectures on you tube while I am at work, and in the car. I really like Aaron Mullally's channel, he is direct and to the point with the material.  Make index cards with things that are important to remember and refer to them often. For me, writing things down in a way that makes sense to me really makes it stick.
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    mmwill0256 reacted to Ani Talla in Anatomy and Physiology 1 Tips?   
    You don't necessarily need A&P knowledge before A&P 1, because this is suppose to be the first fundamental course to learn anatomy and physiology.. If you want, you can do independent studying on your own by just looking up various systems in the body to see the major anatomy (structure) and how it works (function). Memorizing the general concepts will help you during class. The A&P course will get down to the nitty gritty of A&P and all students will be learning the same thing and be tested on same thing.
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    mmwill0256 reacted to abcdenrse in Anatomy and Physiology 1 Tips?   
    Hi, I'm on my final term of the A&P series right now and started A&P journey last summer. I got As for the first and second term of A&P. Our school used the textbook by Saladin et. al. 
    For getting a head start, I recommend start looking at and trying to memorize the general anatomical terms of the body and of specific organ systems. We did some basic human biology review first and then started with the Integumentary System (the easiest), then the Muscular System (most things to remember for all the names of major muscles), the Skeletal System, and finally about half of the Nervous System (the most difficult and complex) in a compacted Summer quarter term (10 weeks). We had lecture and lab quizzes every week, 2 practicals, and 3 lecture exams. 
    Personally, I find the textbook helpful as it's quite informative with everything you need to know. Occasionally, I'd look at internet for pictures of histologies, and some supplemental info. I sometimes look at Youtube videos for studying for lab practicals (anatomy). 
    Hope it helps. Good luck!
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    mmwill0256 reacted to LikeTheDeadSea in ADN then BSN or go for BSN?   
    I agree with the specialty focused comments about me. (Although, I am now a pediatric nurse and NEVER thought I would do that in a million years during nursing school) 
    I did an ADN first that I could afford to pay without student loans then took a year off from school to work as an RN. I saved during that time and did an RN-to-BSN program that took me 16mos to complete. (2 summers and a fall/spring). 
    I am now doing my Master's after taking a year off to work at the BSN level and save and have managed to complete all my education this far without taking out a student loan. I 100% attribute it to going with an Associate's first.
     
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    mmwill0256 reacted to colli646 in ADN then BSN or go for BSN?   
    I think it all depends on you and your situation! Hospitals are moving towards BSNs.. not saying every nurse has a BSN in a hospital, but in terms of the future of nursing, hospitals want their nurses with BSNs (at least). It's all about continuing education. You'll have to get your BSN eventually, so whichever route works best for you right now should be the route you take :) One of my best friends was in the same boat you were in. She switched to nursing when she was a sophomore, but she is finishing her last year in her ADN program and she plans on doing a RN to BSN route. Good luck to you!! :)
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