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RN_N_05

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  1. I'm also someone who tapes lectures. I tend to miss stuff in class while other people are talking, or while I'm writing things down. I have no poblems helping people, but when it gets to be an everyday occurence, that's another story. The couple times people have wanted to listen to my lectures, I have invited them to go somewhere and listen to them with me. That way they still have to write stuff down, so its not like I'm completely handing anything over to them. Also, sometimes what I think is important, other people do not. This way they can write down whatever they want.
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    Question about Rebound Tenderness

    We just finished up a unit on GI disorders and we were taught to palpate at McBurney's point in the right lower quadrant. That's also how we were taught in assessment. :uhoh21: Kinda scares me if we've been taught the wrong way.
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    Is anyone actually happy with their program?

    I'd have to say that with the week I've had, about a 1/10. Otherwise, about a 4/10. Of course there are some things that aren't so bad, but overall, it sucks. Over the past year, I've probably said 20 times that if I hadn't already put in so much time, I'd change schools. It's just the basic stuff - instructors, teaching (or lack of), costs, uniforms, administration, etc. I'm just so glad that today is Friday.
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    Is anyone actually happy with their program?

    I'd have to say that with the week I've had, about a 1/10. Otherwise, about a 4/10. Of course there are some things that aren't so bad, but overall, it sucks. Over the past year, I've probably said 20 times that if I hadn't already put in so much time, I'd change schools. It's just the basic stuff - instructors, teaching (or lack of), costs, uniforms, administration, etc. I'm just so glad that today is Friday.
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    Drug Software

    I'm sure this has been discussed before, but does anyone have suggestions for drug software for PDA's? I have a Zire 71 and have no clue what software would be the best. I start clinicals in about 3 weeks. Thanks in advance for any help.
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    tape recorders

    I don't think I could get through school without my recorder. I have a Sony or RCA (can never remember the name). It was $50 at Wal-Mart. It is digital, so no cassettes. Unfortunately, it doesn't do any of the fancy stuff the other ones do. It has a couple different settings to record, depending on what type of classroom you have. I keep mine on auditorium or something like that and it records about 2 1/2 hours. If you're room/class is small enough, it will do close to 6 hours.
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    Any one else have this problem??

    The same thing happens at my school. I talked to one of my teachers about it and her reply was - you should know that from experience. What experience!? This is my first semester of nursing classes. The bad thing was that the answer I chose was right according to th book, but not to her. I don't know if talking to her about it made her realize it was wrong, but my grade improved 4%.
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    Help!!! I need my tools!

    I bought my steth and BP cuff in a kit for $50 at the Life uniform store. The steth is a sprauge and I can hear fine with it (even though most people say you have to have a Littman). I figure I'll get a better steth when I graduate. I also got my pen light from Life. I got one with replaceable batteries, but they died and exploded, so I had to throw it away. Therefore, I would recommend getting a disposable one.
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    As I was Watching ER tonight(tv show)....

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    College Survey

    Wow. Prices really do differ. I took 1 3-credit hour summer class and it was almost $500. The class wasn't that much, but they add in all sorts of fees to drive the price up. During pre-reqs it was nice because we rent our books from school, so for 16 hours it was like $70. But now being in nursing classes we have to buy most of our books, but we still have to pay the rental fee. Our parking is $60 for August-August. It doesn't matter if you only need it for 1 semester, you have to pay $60. And they wonder why college students are poor!