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    Pediatrics and OB, NW IL

    Hi all, I know this has been put out there many times but I am searching for both peds and OB preceptors for this fall. I had preceptors back out last minute so exhausting all resources before I have to take a semester off. I am in NW suburbs of IL. Any and all leads welcome!
  2. Just good time management, like any other online program. Don't sweat the small stuff, I see students write novels for discussion boards. They want some good info with one or two sources and that's it. There's a lot of group work early on, but the clinical semesters it gets easier. Look for preceptors earlier, esp for peds/ob. Follow the rubrics for assignments. Get involved with online study groups!!!!
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    Dec '09 Grads, raise your hands!

    Graduated with BSN from NIU December 13th, starting my new job early Feb. Still waiting for my ATT! Congrats everyone!!
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    Couldn't find the words...

    Awww, I was re-reading this thread, and besides the fact that before I started nursing school I couldn't spell the word accepted....lol, I can't believe how far we've come and how much we've learned. December 6th pinning for me! Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment, I can't believe we actually did it!!
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    Just graduated today!

    Congrats!! I hope you find a job that brings you much happiness and a nice paycheck!
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    I Contracted HIV

    Sarah, I am so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
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    Would you nurses like me better if......

    Some of the other posters have mentioned this, but I will too. I work in a hospital where tech's are allowed to draw blood. They trained me in their outpatient lab and on the job, for free. If you know where you are planning on working you can call and ask if they allow the techs to draw blood and if so, what kind of training is provided. If they don't allow it, you might not be able to draw blood anyway, even with a phlebotomy certificate, unless you work as a phlebotomist.
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    Barnes & Noble member?

    I use Borders.....the rewards program is free, they send me coupons weekly via email. They also collaborate with other retailers for discounts. If I want to shop at B&N online I use the enternaiment book code for discounts. I'm not familiar with thier rewards program though.
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    Glucose Parameters for Diabetic Children

    Oh my gosh, yes you are right, I meant to say the target gets lower as the children get older, but the targets might be higher for overnight. This is what I get for posting after a few night shifts! My brain doesn't function. Thanks for the correction. I do know that a BG of 180 is not ideal for anyone,even diabetics, but that is a range that I have seen for children throughout most of my research. The range can be higher or lower depending on the child. For instance my son's target was lowered to 80-150 after he had a lot of high bg's. It has also been raised if he has frequent hypo's. It's not set in stone. It's not unreasonable for a small child to have such high targets as 180 if the risks of hypoglycemia outweigh the risks of hyperglycemia. My husband is also a diabetic and he has a much more narrow target than does my son. Thanks again for correcting my mistake!
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    Glucose Parameters for Diabetic Children

    You are very welcome!
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    Glucose Parameters for Diabetic Children

    I'm pretty sure if varies by age. For toddlers it is usually 110-180 before a meal and sometimes higher overnight because they worry about them dropping low during sleep. For school aged kids it's higher, and then it increases slightly again for adolescents. My son is three, he's been diabetic since one, and his target range is 80-150. I like this first link the best, it breaks it down by age and HbA1C levels: http://ndep.nih.gov/diabetes/youth/youth_FS.htm#Goals http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=103442#uno http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.viewpage&page_id=9F75E4DA-1321-C834-036D59A180E1A0E2
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    Study Guides?

    http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/WESTMIN/science/sbi3a1/Cells/cells.htm sorry, somehow typed a little j onto the end of the link, try this again
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    Study Guides?

    http://www.tvdsb.on.ca/WESTMIN/science/sbi3a1/Cells/cells.htmj this site has simple definitions and a video to show how the organelles function. There is a quiz at the end.
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    Nursing Student question

    I would probably choose A, it would percuss as dullness. Resonance would be heard over normal lung tissue.
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    Its a Saturday night & I am exhausted..

    I'm in the same boat. It's saturday night, i've been working on school all day.......and haven't gotten much done.......... I'm going for a rollerblade....then back to the books!