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  1. Not the point though, I am only here because of the military, my plans have never been to work in this state. Many people associated with the military are Excelsior students and could end up in Cali. I am only asking that Excelsior informs all potential Nursing students that their degree is not excepted in all 50 states.
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    BUBBLES in the syringe!

    :yeahthat: Definetly prefer to knock it with my knuckles! If you've never had to deal with bubbles...well let me just say, you haven't met the right drug yet, some drugs, like amiodarone, are almost impossible to keep from getting bubbles and foam.
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    Passed NC5

    Good Job!! Congrats!
  4. Medicmuse

    BUBBLES in the syringe!

    Haha We think the same! you beat me to it! LOL!
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    BUBBLES in the syringe!

    also, if you flick the syringe too hard you will create champagne bubbles. I would always hit the syringe once with my knuckles I would NOT flick it with my finger nail. Be gentle. I know it sounds weird but it worked for me.
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    BUBBLES in the syringe!

    I was an in-patient pharm tech for a few years and this is how I got all the champagne bubbles out... draw up your med pull back the plunger and get about a cc of extra air in the syringe then use the big bubble to pick up all the little bubbles you will have to move the syringe around (slowly) to get the big air bubble to move around and pick up all the little ones. next expel the air slowly. you will have to move your wrist and kinda twirl the big bubble around Give it a try. Usually the reason you get champagne bubbles is because you draw-up the med to fast. Hope this makes sense...
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    Passed NC-3

    I got an A on the NC- 3 exam!!!:monkeydance: I am so excited! thank you for all the encouragement and support! I mostly read lisaarends study guide. Thanks to this forum I learned about all the great supplemental study guides. Thanks again!
  8. "]ec makes it very clear that the student is responsible for contacting their state bon and making sure that ec is accepted in that state. " just saying as a student of ec... the first time i have heard any of this was on this forum. i guess i just assumed the degree would be accepted everywhere. no one at ec advised me to check your local bon.
  9. What a bummer!! Is excelsior doing something about this, at the very least they should let new students know. They never mentioned to me that their degree wasn't accepted in all 50 states...
  10. Medicmuse

    Just Passed My CPNE

    Congrats! I love hearing success stories, especially when it comes to the CPNE*wine
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    Great Job! Congrats! :smiley_aa
  12. Medicmuse

    So lets say....(Paramedic EC questions)

    If you don't already have your EMT-B you can get it in one semester, it's only like 100 hours or so, don't quote me. I went to Century college for my Paramedic it was 18 months and EC took many of my EMS credits I think 30 to be exact. Being a Medic is the best job i will EVER have! I love it, I worked in Baton Rouge Louisiana . I saw just about everything you could see on the streets. But EMS is extremely hard on your body, a lot of heavy lifting. I am sure you can get your paramedic cert and apply to EC but I would suggest getting some good experience under your belt before trying the Nursing thing. I think the only reason this course is even possible for me is that I have 10 years of Hospital/ EMS experience...it's a lot to think about, so good luck. Hope I didn't toot my horn too much and actually helped you a little...
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    NC 3 tomorrow...

    I meant textbook...ooops:selfbonk:
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    NC 3 tomorrow...

    Ive been using Lisaarends study guide, practice exams and the texbooks. I like her stuff so far, can't beat the price. This is the first exam that I have used any study aides, I am curious to see if I do better than the old fashioned reading the testbooks way...
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    NC 3 tomorrow...

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    NC 3 tomorrow...

    So I am taking NC-3 tomorrow, I am nervous because I barely made 70% on the practice exams. OB is so hard because it is such a specialty. Ive studied it before and actually delivered babies in the field but there is this whole other dialogue when you are talking about OB, Yikes! I think I have all the other subjects down, i think. I won't know my results for at least 10 days because I take the tests on a military base and then they mail my answer sheet to EC. Waiting is the worst. I will let ya'll know how I did!