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  1. The College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati
  2. Hi, I'm from Northern KY - Taylor Mill area. I currently attend GCTC and have 1 year left to earn my ADN. I plan to continue either to MSJ or NKU for my BSN. :stdnrsrck:
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    Are PDA's Really Necessary?

    I don't think a pda is a necessity for clinical. Just as others have said they are physical drug books & one on the computer. I do have books download to my blackberry that I use to study from. It saves me from lugging a bag of books to my daughter's 2 hour gymnastics class! :yelclap:
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    Fought my way to an "A"!!

    At least you got a grade for your group presentation. Our instructor had numerous criteria that needed to be met for the group presentations, then she told us that it would be counted as a "clinical experience" and that it would be graded as pass/fail. Well, of course, everyone passed even though he quality of group presentations varied greatly. My group was not happy. We had created a video & I made a 6 panel full color brochure and 1 of the other groups had 1 member stand up & read their entire powerpoint to the class, that was it. I really think we should have gotten an actual grade.
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    ATI Experience

    We also use ATI. This semester the ATI tests we took counts as 20% of our final grade. Next semester that percentage will increase and each semester thereafter. I think ATI gives me a good overall indication where my strengths & weaknesses lie.
  6. Re-introducing myself to my family! Proper grocery shopping trip (not the usual: how many Lean Cuisine cheese pizza can I really fit in my fridge!) Then of course the necessities Cleaning house & Christmas shopping!
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    Websites...

    Thanks for all the previous websites! :bowingpur Here's one I use quite often & have found to be very helpful: http://198.146.4.5/nclexrn3500/mainMenu.do You can create a test with the topics that you choose: Peds, Med-Surg, Psych, Maternal - Neonatal, Nsg Fundamentals, specific client needs, or specific nursing process steps!
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    Websites...

    Thanks for all the previous websites! :bowingpur Here's one I use quite often & have found to be very helpful: http://198.146.4.5/nclexrn3500/mainMenu.do You can create a test with the topics that you choose: Peds, Med-Surg, Psych, Maternal - Neonatal, Nsg Fundamentals, specific client needs, or specific nursing process steps!
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    The dreaded finals~!

    Hi! I'm nearing the end of my 2nd semester (Med-Surg) & I'm very familiar with those over-stuffed 5" binders I have a numerous books I like to review: Med-Surg Success, Prioritization & Delegation, & my ATI book. Then which ever part of the review tests I don't complete well - I go back to my notes & text, listen to recorded lectures, etc. & review that information. I'll take additional tests on the areas I need to "beef-up" on. There are websites that have review tests, too. I really like the one below. http://198.146.4.5/nclexrn3500/mainMenu.do I wish you the best of luck with your finals!
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    Nursing Care Plan Suggestions

    Hi Daytonite, I just want to thank you for sharing your invaluable experience & insight. You've really helped me better understand writing proper nursing diagnoses. I'm sure I'll be looking forward to your feedback & suggestions in the future. By the way, in regards to: "evidence: "patient was informed that it will fall off" is not a clear statement of evidence and sounds like charting of an intervention that was done." I was actually in the pt's room with the physician when he relayed that info to the pt. So glad your boo-boo healed! Thanks again for your help, JoDee
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    Being a student with today's economy

    I'm currently working on my ADN , however a friend of mine who recently graduated w/ her ADN is working at a local hospital & her employer is footing the bill for her to get her BSN. She will have to work at the hospital for a 2-3yr period in trade for the tuition reimbursemet. Sounds like a deal to me!
  12. Hi, I'm new to posting, so please forgive me. I'm looking for any sugggestions or advice. I'm currently working on my careplan for my 68 yo patient. She was admitted with cellulitis & dry gangrene on her 3rd toe of her right foot due to an acute injury 2 1/2 weeks ago. She is diabetic, overweight, smokes and has PVD, hypertension, hyperlipidemia & Hx of an MI. My nursing diagnoses so far are as follows: Ineffective Tissue Perfusion - peripheral r/t impaired transport of oxygen 2nd/t Diabetes Mellitus & PVD AEB absent R post-tibial pulse & dry gangrene on 3rd toe on R foot. Imbalanced Nutrition – More than body requirements r/t poor eating habits AEB client is overweight, has hyperlipidemia & admits to noncompliance with diabetic meal plan. Disturbed Body Image r/t change in foot appearance AEB 3rd toe on R foot is black & patient was informed that it will fall off. Risk for Infection r/t decreased sensation & circulation in lower extremities 2nd to DM & PVD. Any suggestions to tweak these diagnoses or other diagnoses to think about would be greatly appreciated.