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mom35

Student at El Centro Started Jan 08 I have 36 cred
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  1. With six months into my first RN position, I too find it useful to do my own research at home. I am reading Basic Arrhythmias right now, so I can really be competent in my position and do the best for my pt. I have forgotten much of what was taught in school and I go back in my medsurge book to regain the knowledge. Also, since I desire to go into psychiatric nursing, I read from a psych. nursing book and I like to do ceu's when I have the time. So I think it is up to the individual to stay vigilant in learning. I too have seen nurses that read kindle at work and play games and I am thinking, "how the heck do they have time to do that", I mean I know I am slow at getting somethings accomplished but should not they be doing something pertaining to the job? But, I am glad that I am not the only one that studies away from work, I just am so busy at work I dont have time to do any extra research like I enjoy doing. Good post and I like the opinions
  2. Well I will begin my final semester starting in January and will graduate with my Associates in May 2011. While I am thrilled and cannot wait to start working as an RN I have some worries. I do well in lecture and pretty good in clinical but my concern is putting it all together. I still do not have my time management down in clinical-my clinical instructor pointed this out. I still get very nervous in clinical even after three semesters of it! I am so worried that I wont know my stuff when it comes time to go to work as an RN. I can do more skills now that I am going into fourth semester, but I forget some steps sometimes. Give me any advice, I tend to worry and get stressed and I really am making an effort to stay in the present moment and learn as much as I can before graduation. Do you think that after I begin work as an RN, I will gain better time management? Thanks in advance!! :heartbeat:nurse:
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    Last semester, a little worried

    Thanks, I feel better now!
  4. I am sorry you went through that! It is pathetic that adults will still go around acting like jr. high idiots! I am usually not a revengeful person, but just screw them and you give nursing school all you got!!:redbeathe:nurse:
  5. I have to come up with nclex questions on dm nursing diagnosis and found one. The answer is not given, but I think it should be the last answer? Please give your opinion: A PATIENT WITH LONG-STANDING NON-INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS IS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH UNSTABLE ANGINA PECTORIS AFTER THE PT CONDITION STABILIZES THE NURSE EVALUATES THE DIABETES MANAGEMENT REGIMEN. THE NURSE LEARNS THE PATIENT SEES THE DOCTOR EVERY FOUR WEEKS, INJECTS INSULIN AFTER BREAKFAST AND DINNER AND MEASURES BLOOD GLUCOSE BEFORE BREAKFAST AND AT BEDTIME. CONSEQUENTLY THE NURSE SHOULD FORMULATE A NURSING DIAGNOSIS OF... *IMPAIRED ADJUSTMENT *DEFENSIVE COPING *KNOWLEDGE DEFICIT *HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOR
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    El Centro/North Lake Fall 2010 Admission

    Hi guys, I am going into 3rd semester at ECC RN. The orientations we had in the past have been in the performance hall at the Main ECC building. This way many people can attend and I don't think that we went to the classrooms on that day. Have fun, and good luck!:redbeathe:nurse:
  7. I have a nursing student classmate that has worked there over the summer and she took the med. test. She said it was not difficult-basic formulas i.e. dose ordered/dose on hand times ml. and just basics. I would just look over my drug calc. book. I am going into my third semester and I have gone to parkland for each clinical. I plan to apply there after graduation. Good Luck to you!!:redbeathe:nurse:
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    Hospitals no longer hiring nurses with their ADN?

    I am planning on applying to Parkland in Dallas after I graduate with my ADN. I was hoping to work there and also do the twu program at the same time. I really hope someone will hire me with the adn.
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    Does anyone have homework already???

    I start third semester ADN/RN on 23rd and we have reading to do and modules too from the Evolve site. I read everything for unit one, but I did this back in May and unfortunately I need to get re-acquainted with the material. So as soon as I finish up the modules, I will be going back over the many chapters for unit I. Busy, busy-but happy to be!!!:redbeathe:nurse: Good Luck to all!
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    Have I really learned what I need to.....

    I think we will all make it through and be awesome RN's!!
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    Have I really learned what I need to.....

    I am glad I read this. Just today I was worrying about-" what should I be going over more before the start of Fall semester" In clinical I sometimes feel that I am just "going through the motions" and worry that once I graduate, what if I forget everything? I keep going over fluids and electrolytes and feel good about that part, but there are so many things to learn.
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    Suggested reference books for nursing school...

    I am going into my third semester of RN program. I use the potter and perry, med surge by Ignativious. And I have just discovered the made incredibly easy books. I always thought they may be a waste of time, but no, they are awesome!! They have virtually all subject. Here are some I am reading now over the summer: DOSAGE CALCULATIONS MADE INCREDIBLY EASY ASSESSMENT MADE INCREDIBLY EASY PATHOPHYSIOLOGY MADE INCREDIBLY EASY FLUIDS AND ELECTROLYTESMADE INCREDIBLY EASY They are very helpful and you could find them at a used bookstore.:)
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    First year of adn DONE!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!!! I too, have just completed my first year of RN/ADN program and will begin my third semester in August. Until then I will be studying and reading for third semester unit I. I want to be ready to hit the ground running! Good luck to you-future RN!!!
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    second semester HESI prep...HELP

    Greetings, I am a second semester Nursing Student in the ADN/RN program at /eL Centro. I need advice on what to study for the HESI for second semester, Please! Thanks!
  15. Hope it is okay if I use this thread to ask: What exactly is group one? Do they check all kinds of areas of background or just employment background that reports to them? :):nurse:THANKS
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    OB ... please help!

    At my community college we can log into to databases and get peer reviewed articles written by doctors, and such. Usually you wont be able to access these via internet, unless you pay, but your school library is the place to go. Your librarian will show you exactly what to do. And you want to probably write in APA form.
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    Drawing up insulin

    Yes, that helps greatly and I passed my insulin subcutaneous check-off-thankyou!
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    Drawing up insulin

    Hi guys, I need some advice. When drawing up the insulin I know to draw from the regular-fast acting first and then from the NPH or long acting last. I understand how to add them and such, my problem is that when I am drawing up the NPH I keep drawing up one unit over. I tried three times in check off and each time drew one unit over-so frustrating!!! ANd with mixed insulin we cannot adjust the dose after drawn, right? So any advice would be great. I started slowing down at 10 units, I needed 15, then when I started pulling the plunger i went right over to 16. I will check off for sub q tomorrow-hope I get this down!!
  19. Hello all, I am constructing a care plan for neonate normal AGA. For planning I wrote: Patient will maintain effective breastfeeding AEB: what should I put for AEB? Maybe -proper alignment and latch on by end of shift. This would be a short term goal. How about for long term goal? I appreciate any help!!
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    Would this be considered cheating?

    I would feel so akward with this situation. On one hand, you dont want her angry at you, but on the other hand you earned your grades and everyone should earn their own grade. That way she will actual learn the material. I feel bad for you in this situation, because you will have to let her know that you cannot give her answers to the tests. Good luck to you:):redpinkhe:)
  21. Congratulations! I just started NS and where you are seems like such a long time off. I am sending positive thoughts, you are awesome!!:heartbeat:nurse::heartbeat
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    Positive affirmations thread!!

    :heartbeat:nurse::heartbeat Good Evening to all, I have been a member for about a year here and started RN/ADN school two weeks ago. I have utilized the law of attraction and positive affirmations to help me have a mindset that has brought me to where I am today!! May we take a few minutes on here and share our positive affirmations with each other? I will look at them while I am reading, studying, and reading and studying some more!!! HERE ARE MINE: I AM A SUCCESSFUL RN I EARNED AN "A" ON ASSESSMENT CHECKOFF I EARNED AN "A" ON GNT CHECKOFF I EARNED AN "A" ON MEDICATION CHECKOFF I EXCEL IN CLINICALS I EARN A'S ON EVERY EXAM These have not taken place yet, with positive affirmations and law of attraction you think and believe that you have what you want right now-creating your future, you intend what you wish and make it happen!:heartbeat:nurse::heartbeat
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    Happy Thoughts Please!

    I also am a believer in positive energy and positive affirmations-Law of Attraction-. I am intending positive and affirming thoughts your way - You Have the Job!!!!:heartbeat:nurse::heartbeat
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    Made it through the first week of nursing school

    Mi Vida Loca, I am happy to hear you had a good first week. I had three days of orientation and it was great. Well, it was very overwhelming too. In order to be there on time I get up at 5am and I myself, am not a morning person. The others in my clinical are great! They are positive and optimistic-I like that attitude, and that is what it takes t0 succeed!!! I have a mountain of reading, printing, studying to do in preparation for next week. I have a running list and it gets longer and longer. Good Luck to all!!
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    Tomorrow....

    Sending positive thoughts and intentions to you and everyone beginning the nursing school journey!! I start my first semester on Tuesday!:heartbeat:nurse::heartbeat
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