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  1. ProudRN2B

    February 2015 Medical City Internships

    What dept are you interviewing for? Good luck!
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    Parkland ER Nurse Residency 2012

    Goopsy, in reference to your question about the schedule. Yes your schedule will be set for the 2 years contract period, which starts after your residency. You won't neccessarily get nights, it's usually about 50/50 with who gets nights or days. They will ask your preference and try to set you up with your preferred shift. Some prefer nights. During your residency, your schedule will be a bit eratic as you will have class days and clinical days. Once you complete the residency, they will give you the set, rotating schedule. You'll have an A week and a B week. You will likely work every other weekend. It's pretty easy to find someone to switch shifts with you when you need your regular work day off. Not a bad deal. I personally like having a set schedule. Makes it easier to plan things out way ahead of time. Congrats and good luck!
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    Texas nursing jurisprudence examination

    It's easy. Most of it is common sense, the rest you have time to look up the answers. Even if you fail, you can retake it again every 10 days.
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    What are the best study guides for RN program?

    I used the Fundamentals of Success the first semester. It was just a book of questions but very helpful. Also, I love the reviews and rationales books. They have just one big NCLEX R&R book that will be good. It's broken down by subjects. And then last, I used Saunders NCLEX book. I would study the content from the R&R and Saunders first. Then once I had a good handle on the info, I would go to my textbook. It gave me a better idea of what I was reading, rather than going straight to the text book and being overwhelmed by the info. Then a couple of days before the test, I would just do questions. Good Luck!
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    El Centro 3rd semester

    Mimi_P, you won't believe it but I think the tegritys had to be redone. The LVN/Bridge people were told they got lost when they switch to the new ecampus so they had to be redone. I doubt the quality is any better. I didn't watch any the first two semesters, I felt they were a waste of time, but thought it might help for this semester.
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    El Centro 3rd semester

    Thanks. that's what I was worried about. I felt second semester was way too easy so I figured this one would be hard. Are there any tegrities on the first test? So far they haven't posted anything. All we have is what chapters to read. I've been making very detailed patho's for every disease in the chapters...do you think that will help or am I wasting my time? Good luck in 4th! LGTX3 I can only tell you what I've heard about Brookhaven is they hold your hand more. I would love to have teachers who I feel are encouraging and want you to succeed. However, with that being said, El Centro is tough. the instructors are cruel and you feel like they want you to fail but it makes me try harder and want to prove them wrong. You will stay stressed out at ECC because it's very unorganized but I honestly think in the end I will be a better, stronger nurse because of all the difficulties they throw at us.
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    El Centro 3rd semester

    Anyone have any tips or comments about 3rd semester? I'm a little worried it's going to be really difficult since 2nd semester was way too easy.
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    El Centro 3rd Semester PowerPoints

    I would love 3rd semester powerpoints too! Anyone willing to share?
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    El Centro....Pharmocology not requried?

    I agree, take all the support courses before. Nursing school is a whole new experience. I can tell you from my experience, everyone was so stressed out first semester. No one knew how to study/what to study. Everyone's different but what works for me is I strickly study the power points. I print them out and go through the book and mark the pages that refer to any topics in the powerpoints. Then I study the powerpoints and a couple of days before the test, I go back through the book and do the extra reading. I find it easier to get the main point first, then getting the extra details from the book, rather than trying to read the book first and being overwhelmed with what I'm reading. I don't even bother with the tegritys (this is the lectures they put online to watch), they say the same things in lecture first semester so it's a waste to go back and watch them. First semester there's a book called Fundamentals of Success that was very helpful. It has lots of practice questions and there are times some of the same/similar questions are on the test. Be prepared to spend a lot of money, start saving now. Books are crazy and theres several others you will need, like a good drug book (you can find them at half price book store) and a good care plan book. Don't psych yourself out first semester, it does get better.
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    El Centro....Pharmocology not requried?

    If you live anywhere near Richland college, I think they have best Micro teacher! I think she also does SCIT too. She makes it fun and simple.
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    El Centro....Pharmocology not requried?

    Pharmocology is not required. I did take it before entering the program and honestly, I'm not sure how much it helped. The drugs are discussed throughout the program, related to the topics. Also you learn drugs pretty quickly when you are doing your clinical rotations. I haven't completed the program, so I can't give any feedback on whether I've learned enough drugs for the NCLEX. As far as the program as a whole. It's time consuming and tough, but very doable if you have the discipline and dedication. I'm sure anyone can say that about any nursing program.
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    Fall 09 - North Lake \ El Centro - Email from Kanora?

    Richard, You will need a better one. I'm not sure how much the SNA sells them for. They sell the Littman, I want to say it was $60 and they only have black. I bet they will offer them at the 3 day orientation next week. I think the walmart one will work for skills (You'll have a checkoff for physical assessment in skills) but I'd get a new one before clinicals start.
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    Easy Recipes for Nursing Students

    i do crock pot recipes on sunday's and freeze leftovers for the easy dinner nights... here's a few of my favorites... taco soup 2 pounds ground beef 2 cups diced onions 2 cans pinto beans [color=#3d3d3d]1 can black beans [color=#3d3d3d]1 can whole kernel corn, drained [color=#3d3d3d]1 can mexican-style stewed tomatoes [color=#3d3d3d]1 can diced tomatoes [color=#3d3d3d]1 can rotel [color=#3d3d3d]2 (4 1/2-ounce) cans diced green chiles [color=#3d3d3d]1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix [color=#3d3d3d]1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix [color=#3d3d3d]brown the ground beef and onions in a large skillet; drain the excess fat, then transfer the browned beef and onions to a large slow cooker or a stockpot. add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove. to serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapenos. we top with fritos instead of tortilla chips. [color=#3d3d3d] [color=#3d3d3d]http://allrecipes.com/recipe/zesty-slow-cooker-chicken-barbecue/detail.aspx [color=#3d3d3d]http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-buffalo-chicken-sandwiches/detail.aspx [color=#3d3d3d] [color=#3d3d3d]
  14. So my clock has been ticking for a while now. The only thing holding me back is school which is my first priority. I will be 32 when I graduate, my husband will be 38. My thought is to stop taking my birth control at the end of next summer, though I don't plan on actively trying to get pregnant...I would just do nothing to prevent it. This would leave me with one last fall semester before graduating, should I happen to get pregnant right away. My husband has a good job and we live very comfortably just on his salary alone. Just want everyone's thoughts on the situation.
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    El Centro/Northlake students I have a question

    If you didn't get it in your packet already, they will give you a form at the 3 day orientation, it you need it for financial aid. Even without the support classes, the nursing program is considered full time. If you're just asking in regards to the dart pass, 8 hours is enough, you just show them a printed copy of your receipt of payment.
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    El Centro/Northlake students I have a question

    Now I remember...we had two days of skills lab for the first few weeks. So we were there for 3 days a week. Not sure if they are changing it but 5 seems a little much.