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  1. bcskittlez

    Dallas Nursing Institute

    Hi GeuxNurse! Thank you for all of your advice in the past : ) School is going well. Yes, they have changed soooo much and they are still changing alot. All the classes before ours won't feel much of the changes, but the one's going forward will.
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    Dallas Nursing Institute

    The fight in the parking lot was with another 2 other companyies in the building. It was not a nursing student. Please don't park in their spaces! LOL! Dr.* is excellent, but I promise you if you read and and try to understand the process it is so much easier. Does she still give a study guide? I heard they were not allowed to anymore. If not, I can give you mine.
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    Dallas Nursing Institute

    TXStarr do you have Dr. *? I love her!!! DNI has changed and has EXCELLENT teachers, believe me!! I searched HI and lo before starting DNI. I am soooo enjoying myself and learning sooooooo much! I think I fell in love with nursing after my 3rd clinical. I'm gonna find you and speak TxStarr. I'm not a stalker lol, I won't tell who you are and you don't tell who I am. Happy Nursing! Oh and about the chewing.. Welcome to DNI lol!!! There are some things that may irritate you, but I would rather be irritated at this school than anywhere else.. Remember.... not matter what anyone else says.. READ THOSE CHAPTERS!!
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    How to prepare for LVN/LPN school

    Going into the 2nd quarter. Things i've learned: 1. Study, for yourself. Some may not want to, and may not want it as bad. Do it for you. 2. Read. Your teachers are gonna tell you, we are telling you and you will hear it again. People have no idea how much it helps to READ the material. 3. Notecards should be a requirement for nursing school, because you can use them later to study for the NCLEX. 4. Be on time. Just be on time lol. 5. Don't... quit. You will want to. I wanted to one week, then the next week fell in LOVE with nursing. Don't quit. 6. Color. Amazingly enough, coloring the body parts and saying them to myself in A&P almost got me perfect scores. Then I read the processes of them and talked them out to myself while I colored. I still remember them! You can find nursing coloring books at Barnes and Nobles. 7. Believe. Believe you can do this because you can. Believe that things around you are going to try to stop you, but they will not. 8. Don't be the one to fail "handwashing" checkoff's lol. What I mean is, go home and actually practice the skills, in the little time you will have, because you will have little time. 9. Follow their rules, for now. You may know a better way, you may think it's stupid, but your license will be your license in the end. Just follow the rules to get through. And have integrity when you get out. 10. Forgive yourself. Nobody is perfect, please don't try to be in nursing school. Nursing school teaches you to be a Nurse, Educator, Barber, Hairstylist, Therapist, Organizer, CNA, Critical Thinker, and sooo much more. You will NOT be perfect. Let me know if you want to know anything else! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
  5. bcskittlez

    Dallas Nursing Institute

    Hey Glouise! Let me know if you need anything! Welcome to DNI!
  6. bcskittlez

    Dallas Nursing Institute

    Hi Glouise! Welcome to DNI! I wish you well, I will come in class and see if I see you. You will need support lol, trust me. It's rough, but it's all for a reason..
  7. bcskittlez

    Dallas Nursing Institute

    Yes I do. -This is a very good school, with a high NCLEX rate compared to other private programs in the area. -They were recently approved to start an RN program. -The teachers are AWESOME. -If you want your hand held, like most nursing schools, you won't like it. -What I found out is the people who previously complained (but not always) were students who cheated, or failed out. This school requires you to go home, read, and understand. Then come back and ask educated questions. There is not enough time in the night class to spoon feed the material. --There will be things that you don't like. There will be things that will change, but such is life. Good luck! Hope to see you there!
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    most difficult section

    So So True..
  9. Hi Butterfly! Honestly if you have someone that can take care of your kids and keep them safe, even if its a daycare. NOW is the best time to go. They will not remember this. Do you remember what happened when you were 2? lol.. Even if they miss you and whine sometimes, having a flexible schedule in the future to attend your kids soccer games and programs at school is worth this few years right now. If this is what you want to do, my advice would be not to delay. It is really not as bad as you think.
  10. Thanks beachbutterfly, I mean I figured that... that's when the knowledge of the experienced nurses come in (like yourself). I hope they are willing to help where ever I go.
  11. Can I quote my own post? Ha! I guess I just did! I know this thread is "nauseating" to alot of nurses and students that are struggling just the same. But this is soooo important! It is important to know that it is OK to make a C if you KNOW the material. Which is only basics as another poster stated. Most of it I hear is "real life" experience. But.... It is NOT OK to make C's because you wanted to go to Uncle Frank's BBQ instead of studying. ~I believe this is the only point some are trying to make here~ Plus, I just think that humans are so much more capable than what they think they are! I'm not haughty or arrogant and no one has ever called me the such. I believe that you can learn! You passed whatever test it took to get into nursing school, so you have shown that you have the ability to comprehend this material to it's fullest! So what's the problem.. find out the problem.
  12. See.. I knew that someone would find something negative in my post, even though I agreed with both sides LOL! This is what I mean. It's the attitude. I may make a C tomorrow, but it sure won't be that I did not study that material back and forth. If I make a C, I want to know why and what I did not understand. I don't need to know 75% of how to calculate medication. I need to know 100%, or I better know where to find out. To the poster who said that a C is a C. You are correct, I'm withdrawing the statement that it is OK to be bogged down with life and not have time to LEARN the material. So let me say this again. Is family important, or murdering someone because you were sleepy in class that day when they were explaining about a safety precaution. I'll take no murder for $200. I guess it all depends on how you look at things. My kids..totally understand that mommy is trying to learn to care for a dying person. They totally understand. Why don't we?
  13. Some of the problem with this is that it can go either way. Some people make C's because they just don't apply themselves and READ like they are suppose to for an understanding. Then you have people who makes C's because they have 3 kids and a husband and they are studying in between and have a job as well. THOSE are the C students I commend. EVERYBODY else, IMO, should be STRIVING for an A, because the objective is to learn and know the material for future reference. I get very frustrated with some classmates that think that its just for the grade. No! It's to learn how to be a nurse so you won't KILL PEOPLE! I would much rather have a nurse that made A's and B's than someone who felt like kicking back and sliding by with just reading the outline's. To me, this low level of expectation from one's " self" is what is killing the nursing industry right now. This is coming from someone with a fulltime job, 2 kids and in a fulltime nursing program with A's. It can be done! Just... READ!
  14. bcskittlez

    New Grad LVN moving to Dallas..any psych?

    Thanks for your response OrangeMel!
  15. bcskittlez

    New Grad LVN moving to Dallas..any psych?

    Hi OrangeMel, Thanks for the info. Do you know their starting pay rate for LVNs?
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