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  1. SDChargersGirl#31

    CNA programs in South Dakota?

    Hello all. I posted this in the South Dakoa forum, but maybe I can get a little more traffic on my post in the CNA forum. I'd really appreciate anyones input. I currently reside in California, but will be moving to South Dakota by May and was looking into programs for CNA training near Yankton. The only one I can seem to find is Avera, which looks like a three day training program. Really? A three day program? That doesn't exactly scream "QUALITY" to me. I'm looking for a program that is accredited and will allow me to work in the hospital. I see on the BON a bunch of nursing home facilities and that seems like it would be more "on the job" training for that particular facility and not necessarily something I could take with me somewhere else. Does anyone have an suggestions of a program more in tune with what I am looking for? Thanks in advance.
  2. SDChargersGirl#31

    CNA training programs in South Dakota?

    Hello all. I'm SDChargersGirl#31 and I currently reside in California. I will be moving to South Dakota by May and was looking into programs for CNA training near Yankton. The only one I can seem to find is Avera, which looks like a three day training program. Really? A three day program? That doesn't exactly scream "QUALITY" to me. I'm looking for a program that is accredited and will allow me to work in the hospital. I see on the BON a bunch of nursing home facilities and that seems like it would be more "on the job" training for that particular facility and not necessarily something I could take with me somewhere else. Does anyone have an suggestions of a program more in tune with what I am looking for? Thanks in advance.
  3. SDChargersGirl#31

    Criminal Background Check

    I know that the BON for each state are the only ones who can give difinitive answers on questions regarding criminal background checks and licensure. I'm not sure if my question falls into that category though. I'm fairly confident that I would come out clean given a criminal background check. The ONLY reason I could think that would make my name come up is becuase I have had CPS called on me twice. I have been trying to educate myself about CPS and what I am reading is VERY disturbing. Anyway, I had read that when a call is made to a home, that the case is filed under three seperate listings: substantiated, inconclusive, and unsubstantiated. I had also read that based on what the social/case worker decides based on the "evidence"; if they decide that the case is either substantiated OR inconclusive, that the legal gaurdians name is reported to the criminal justice department. I have called the CPS worker to get information on how my "case" is being handled or if this is true -with no call back. My child was not taken away or anything of the sort, but I don't know if they consider the case "inconclusive" becuase they couldn't find any abuse. Anyway, my question boils down to: Should cases about CPS be included on the application and will they show up in a background check? I have NEVER had my son taken, and never been to court or anything. I have had a few visits with nothing that ever came of it (that I know of). By the way, for anyone who has ever had to deal with CPS, I am so sorry you ever had to deal that that. They really need an agency to oversee them and a way for parents to seek recourse against them. It's frightening that one person can be your judge and jury and has the power to take your children. You are seen as guilty from the start and need to prove your innocence. If you are defensive, it's almost seen as an admission of guilt. Heaven forbid you defend yourself, because then you are "minimizing the situation", and anyone who calls them annonamously can LIE! Sorry, I'm all fired up. Perhaps I will just have to contact the BON directly, but for anyone who knows, or has dealt with CPS and knows how it may affect licensure, I would appreciate any info you have. Thanks. ~SDChargersGirl#31 P.S. For anyone cursious about why CPS was called: Once was becuase (in a nutshell) my son suddenly developed Excema very quickly and the person I had watching him called CPS. He was under the care of a doctor and was in the process of being treated for it. I think it was in retaliation because I was gonna take him out of the enviornment becuase SHE was abusing him. I told her not to pull back his forskin and that is something I would do to clean him at home. She said OK, but continued to do so anyway (feeling as though she knew best and what did I know since I was a new mom,etc) and the foreskin got caught behind the head and I took him to the emergency room. Another time she said he fell off the bed and got some scrapes on his arm. I took the bandage off when I got home an hour or so later and found dog bites. I have taken him to daycare facilities since then and I do not trust in-home daycare! The second time was when my neighbor called. That one would take forever to type out, but it still boils my blood how ignorant and evil people can be.
  4. SDChargersGirl#31

    Does "your" instead of "you're" drive anyone else nuts?

    I do that too! :chuckle I just can't help myself. When texting, I can't bring myself to use "ur". I won't even go without using proper punctuation in contractions. For me, the reason I abhor the misused/misspelled word is because it leads me to believe they are saying something else until I get to the end of the sentence and realized they meant to use the other spelling of the word. Time wasted = annoyed! Spellings that really chap my butt that I am seeing more often are: lite (light), brite (bright), site (sight), etc. I believe texting will eventually change the way english words are spelled in the dictionary. It's the evolution of language.
  5. SDChargersGirl#31

    Concerned Dad !!!!

    while your program may have had a high gpa requirement, there are many adn programs where the gpa cutoff is around 2.5. he said her gpa was a 3.0, so she might even still have an eligable gpa for other universities. i live in california, so perhaps it is different out here. there are a few univerisities out here i have observed, where the gpa cutoff is 3.0.
  6. SDChargersGirl#31

    vent: no money = big screen tvs??

    My initial thought was, perhaps they were donated. I think the other posters idea of putting out an ad for donations would be a good idea. I totally feel you on the laundromat pain!!!!! I always considered personal W/D a necessity. Hauling all the laundry to a Laundr-o-mat is ridiculous! Perhaps managment can check out the PennySaver and get one gently used for dirt cheap. Just a thought.
  7. SDChargersGirl#31

    Selling my textbooks

    Just offering a suggestion. If you are gonna sell your books online, you may want to take the cost of shipping and handeling into consideration, and make the price of the books competitive to online bookstores than college bookstores. Good luck.
  8. SDChargersGirl#31

    Phi Theta Kappa - Haven't we all been invited?

    Hello all! I was recently invited to join Phi Theta Kappa and was wondering if anyone who has experience with this honor society has found it beneficial other than it looking nice on resume's. My thinking is that most nursing students qualify for this honor due to the grades that must be maintained/acquired for nursing school. How would this make someone stand out in the field of nursing if most nursing students probably qualify? Has anyone found that it helped them get any new-grad positions when they graduated? Did it help with scholarships? Did it look good when you wanted to transfer to a university? Did you find it helpful in terms of networking? Did it apply to any or none of the above? I was also wondering what the GPA cutoff is? How low can your GPA fall before they kick you out? I could always ask this at the orientation meeting, but that isn't anytime soon. I had also heard of Sigma Theta Tau (specifically for nurses) and was wondering what one would need to do in order to be invited to join? Thanks for reading. SDChargersGirl#31
  9. SDChargersGirl#31

    I GOT MY LETTER!!!

    I'm SO happy for you. Congratulations!!!!!!!!
  10. SDChargersGirl#31

    looking for advice on anatomy/physiology class

    I took them together, and I'll tell you why I prefer it this way. The anatomy was easier for me, so that gave me more time to focus on the physiology, which is more conceptual. Can you imagine having a semester cramming all the anatomy in a short amount of time and vice versa with the physiology. What if anatomy is giving you a tougher time than the physiology? If one of the two are easier for you, then (by having the subjects combined) you can spread the difficult subject over two semesters - than having one easy semester for one subject and a really tough semester for your other subject. Make sense? I prefered having both the anatomy and physiology presented together. Good luck.
  11. SDChargersGirl#31

    A & P: I...Am I the only one that feels completely lost?

    here is a link to the cd-rom that came with the book. it looks like you can purchase it seperately as a dvd or cd-rom. mine came with the marieb textbook human anatomy & physiology 7th edition. not sure if it came with international versions or used. i didn't have to read as much using the cd-rom. it's called "interactive physiology 9-system suite". it didn't have an isbn number because it came with the book. i think this is the exact same thing: http://cgi.ebay.com/interactive-physiology-9-system-suite-cd-rom-anatomy_w0qqitemz400031590642qqcmdzviewitemqqptzus_software?hash=item400031590642&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3a1205%7c66%3a2%7c65%3a12%7c39%3a1%7c240%3a1318%7c301%3a1%7c293%3a1%7c294%3a50 isbn/upc:080536126x here may be a few other copies of what looks to be the same thing: http://cgi.ebay.com/interactive-physiology-9-system-suite-cd-rom-student-v_w0qqitemz160316444760qqcmdzviewitemqqptzus_nonfiction_book http://www.campusbooks.com/books/computers-internet/software/9780805361261_benjamin-cummings_interactive-physiology-the-best-way-to-learn-the-hardest-part.html here are the types of topics that have animations and tutorials on the cd-rom: muscular system: - anatomy review: skeletal muscle tissue - muscle metabolism - the neuromuscular junction - contraction of motor units - sliding filament theory - contractions of whole muscle nervous system 1: - orientation - anatomy review - the membrane potential - ion channels - the action potential nervous system 2: - orientation - anatomy review - synaptic transmission - ion channels - synaptic potentials and cellular integration cardiovascular: - anatomy review: the heart - anatomy review: blood vessel structure & function - intrinsic conduction system - measuring blood pressure - cardiac action potential - factors that affect blood pressure - cardiac cycle - blood pressure regulation - cardiac output - autoregulation and capillary dynamics respiratory: - anatomy review: respiratory structures - gas transport - pulmonary ventilation - controls of respiration - gas exchange urinary: - anatomy review - early filtrate processing - glomerular filtration - late filtrate processing fluids and electrolytes: - introduction to body fluids - electrolyte homeostasis - water homeostasis - acid/base homeostasis endocrine: - orientation - the action of hormones on target cells - endocrine system review - the hypothalamic-pituitary axis - biochemistry, secretion, and transport of hormones - response to stress digestive: - orientation - motility - anatomy review - secretion - control of the digestive system - digestion and absorption i'm not sure if they come on the website that requires access, but these include quizzes on them too. hours of animations! good luck.
  12. SDChargersGirl#31

    I need Tax advice to file my own taxes

    I think BabyLady had some good points. I have never done my taxes. It can get so complicated and it's not something I want to risk messing up on. My dad is an accountant and he uses TurboTax. I have my dad do my taxes, and he always asks me questions in which he weighs the pros and cons of the deductions I am eligible for. Sometimes I qualify for more money if I refuse to take some deductions, so I think it may be in your best interest to have an accountant do your taxes this year. Good luck.
  13. SDChargersGirl#31

    A & P: I...Am I the only one that feels completely lost?

    I found the online access helpful, but the CD-ROMs that came with the book were the most helpful to me BY FAR!!!!!!!!!!!! It consisted of animations of the complex concepts that made it all very clear to me. As for online access, the case studies and quizzes were helpful. It had anatomy sections where you could match the terms to the anatomical landmark and reset it to quiz yourself over and over. Nice for testing your memory and for those who are visual learners. I recieved A's in both A&P 1 &2. It helped me, perhaps it will help you too.
  14. SDChargersGirl#31

    How many of you have used the anatomy/phys/microbiology COLORING BOOKS?

    VERY time consuming, but very helpful. I aced my last anatomy and physiology exam due to using and cross-referencing both the anatomy and physiology books. I couldnt miss more than two questions on the final exam to maintain my "A" at the end of the semester. I didn't miss one single question and I know it was becuase the coloring books helped. I did the Microbiology coloring book three weeks before taking the class. It was very time consuming, but I didn't have to study anywhere nearly as much becuase I already had an introduction to the material and I was able to focus more on the details of the class. Good luck.
  15. SDChargersGirl#31

    Has anyone used the sandra plan and passed

    https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/i-passed-w-260561.html https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/nclex-rn-1st-348669.html https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/i-passed-nclex-201874.html https://allnurses.com/nclex-discussion-forum/new-user-didnt-317702.html
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