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  1. petunia2016

    Mom's Death Manslaughter

    I saw this in my local news and thought I'd share. What makes this case even more sad was that the caregiver was also the woman's daughter. You may find the article in its entirety here: http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20100317/NEWS20/3170334/rss02?source=rss_localnews
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    Looking for an updated (realistic) budget for HNL

    I was told one of the hospitals (not quite in downtown) runs at about seventy a month for parking. If you work at the same place you might be able to share a parking pass.
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    New Grads... Is Anyone Addressing The Issue?

    also: eth-no-cen-trism -noun1. sociology. the belief in the inherent superiority of one's own ethnic group or culture. i don't believe anyone here is being ethnocentric. could you please clarify?
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    New Grads... Is Anyone Addressing The Issue?

    Don't have too much time to reply, as I should be getting off to bed. But yes, I have read about many of the injustices done to many different people across the globe (while toying with the idea of majoring in English). And while I feel sadness for all of them, there is a sense of disconnect, because we do not share the same land, or culture, or ethnicity. I can empathize with the pain of whose people, but I can only really feel the pain of mine. I wasn't trying to drag the whole race issue into your thread- just trying to offer a different perspective for those who wonder why those of us on the islands are not too happy about having to move to find a job. And no, I don't have any connections here (on Oahu, anyway). I'm hoping to move back home to the island of Hawaii, where job prospects are even more grim. Woo. Hoo.
  5. petunia2016

    New Grads... Is Anyone Addressing The Issue?

    It was to JessicaDawn. Don't mind me, I have Hawaiian Studies this semester and I think I've developed some [righteous] anger over certain... injustices. But I don't want to turn this into THAT kind of thread. I do welcome visitors, I really do. But honestly, I feel like Hawaii just can't be compared to any part of the mainland. Hawaii is unique.
  6. petunia2016

    New Grads... Is Anyone Addressing The Issue?

    I'm born and raised in Hawaii, and I think you're attacking people for all the wrong reasons. It is very different here in Hawaii. I mean, as you kept repeating, we do live on a small island in the middle of the ocean. And for us "locals" who live here, there is a great sense of pride in that. There is something warm and kind about the islands, and it's called aloha. Anyone can get a sense of belonging here. I have been to the mainland, and it's completely different. In some sense, it's a culture shock. All the anger and disappointment about having to move to find a job that we could do here is about more than just a sense of entitlement. I am also native Hawaiian. This is my land, and I have every right to stay here and make a living, just as my ancestors did before, you know, the "travelers" arrived. It does make me a little angry that people are coming in and taking jobs away from people who have really paid their dues- in ways that you do not understand. You say you love it here. Do some research and maybe you'll find out what had to happen so that you could eventually have the privilege to visit. If you are native Hawaiian, then I apologize, but then you should understand where I'm coming from. If you can get a job in Hawaii eventually, more power to you, but I just wanted you to get a glimpse of the reason behind the anger.
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    Looking for an updated (realistic) budget for HNL

    And don't forget the cost of parking if you do have a job downtown.
  8. petunia2016

    Looking for an updated (realistic) budget for HNL

    Do you already have a place to live? Rent in town is pretty expensive. Although my sister did find a teeny tiny one bedroom (more like a studio, with no kitchen) for a thousand when she first moved here, through a friend of a friend. Do you already have jobs ready or are you moving, then looking?
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    Entry Level Work Experience in the Medical Field?

    Most nurses are female, too.
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    i hope i know when to hang up my stethoscope,

    I'm about to turn 29. I guess it's a downhill road for me from here on out.
  11. petunia2016

    UH Manoa Fall 2010 Applicants

    My semester has 60 students, which is more than previous semesters. I'm not sure how many openings there are for fall 2010. I would suggest calling and asking Tiana, Chetana, or Michael in the nursing department.
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    UH Manoa Fall 2010 Applicants

    I honestly don't think missing Chem 152 will make a difference. Well, it didn't in our first semester. Yes, nursing school is very difficult, but I know the curriculum will be changing, so maybe it will be easier. I can tell you that out of 64 students, I believe only four or five got an A as their final grade in NURS 330. But we all passed! Psychosocial was pretty easy, and so was our lab. 330 was the killer. Be prepared to read A LOT and study like crazy.
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    UH Manoa Fall 2010 Applicants

    You don't need a 4.0 GPA to get in to Manoa. Manoa is actually a little less competitive now, since there are more available seats than in previous years due to VA monies. Don't get me wrong, you still need to work hard at those grades, but if you have a 3.5 GPA or higher, with your NLN scores, I wouldn't worry. Just focus on your pre-reqs now. Besides, once you get into nursing school, your GPA will likely take a beating. Love, A Manoa student who just finished her first semester of nursing school
  14. petunia2016

    UH Manoa Fall 2010 Applicants

    You did great! I wouldn't worry about your NLN score.
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    Manoa Spring 2010 Admissions

    Hi, I'm a fall '09 student as well. We did have an essay due at orientation, but it was no big deal, just about why you decided to go into nursing. First semester is VERY HARD, I'm not going to lie. Even if you are an A student now, you will have to work even harder than before to get those grades. Don't be too hard on yourself if your grades drop the first semester. Buy your books and start reading as soon as you can! The first reading assignment is very long, so believe me, the head start will be much needed. Don't be afraid to argue a test question if the answer is marked wrong. Seriously. You'll see what I mean (or hopefully you won't). Students do perform physical exams on each other, but nothing super invasive, unless you don't want to expose your abdomen. We did learn breast exams and pelvic exams, but we never had to do that on each other. You will have to do breast exams on patients, but not pelvic exams. Any other advice? Hmmm... enjoy your Christmas break, because life will not be the same once your title becomes "nursing student". Good luck, and don't be afraid to ask the "older" students for help or advice!
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