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QuarterLife88

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  1. QuarterLife88

    Class, Race, and Social Issues

    It's called being "properly paranoid". That is how it feels to grow up and live as a minority in the U.S. and it doesn't come out of nowhere either. It builds up after years of being looked at as a group of negative stereotypes (whether you have actually done something negative or not!) rather than an individual; the loss of idealism where cynicism takes its place. Racism is covert today, so when it does happen we get told we're playing the race card and no one takes us seriously when real racism is happening. People seem to think that unless a cross is burning in your yard, you are overreacting. It's like having to walk around with an extra awareness. It's depressing as hell to haVe such thoughts flicker through your mind in which you know your white counterparts would never even dream to entertain. I don't believe everyone is racist or that everything negative that happens to me is because of racism versus being my own fault or lack of talents compared to someone else. But the years have hardened me, and while I harbor no ill will, I don't fully trust white people at all.
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    Survived The NS test with a 92%. Heck yeah. She said it was the worst test we will take (or the test Pharm classes seem to do the worst on), and IA, because studying for it was a nightmare, and I was married to my lecture notes/syllabus, but it's out of my face! Will know about my math test later. Come to me Jun 20. Does anyone else have CPR this Friday?
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    ^It really is. Cannot wait until Tues, so it can vacate my brain, lol. I've got it down pretty well now, so I'm really tired of studying or rather, "maintenence studying" so that it STAYS there until Tuesday. Can't wait for the Cardiac/Respiratory unit. Cardio was my favorite in A&P, whereas the NS was one of my least favorites, so I wonder if that makes a difference. I enjoyed the Microbial Unit probably because I loved my Micro class so much. eh?
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    The Nervous System Drugs will be the death of me, and that's all I'm going to say.:uhoh21: I'm not religious, but someone out there, please pray for me!
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    How did you celebrate your nursing school acceptance letter?

    I ripped open my letter, and then told my mom. She has supported me throughout this entire journey so I felt it was appropriate that she be the first to know, even if that did mean waking her up from a nap:lol2: For celebration, I went out to a nice restaurant with my mom, sister, and niece.:)
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    Everything came from the lecture PP or out of her mouth. I'm not even going to read the book anymore (unless I don't get something/want extra info out of curiosity) because it wasted a lot of time, and with only 25 questions, most of it was pretty narrowed to the slides. Good luck! Relax, and just use common sense when all else fails you. It's usually right! EDIT: I don't want to say too much because the stressing of giving out too much info and cheating has me scared, sorry that it's not very detailed
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    Grade posted! Got 100% on my first Pharm test. Good thing because she said it will get harder from here on out:uhoh3:
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    First exam tomorrow. Scared, but excited to get started. Good luck to everyone else this week in Pharm! edit: occ, did you get my visitor's message for #14?
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    Monday 9-1. Cant say the instructor's name but maybe we have the same one! I too feel like I've spent twice as much time on the math v the material that I actually have an exam on lol I'll pm you in a few minutes so you can do it back to me.
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    Occ i have the same math fears as you so I just spent the last 4 days teaching myself. Once you memorize the 4 equations they give you, it gets a lot easier! If you need help pm me! My instructor did say that next wk she would problems with us but it is too stressing me out more than any of the actual material. Grrr math!
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    How hard is chemistry if you are not good in math?

    Not doomed. Trust me, I suck at math, and I passed Chem with an A. I had a great teacher that cut out the crap, showed us dimensional analysis (best way to solve problems ever!) and I maintained an A without struggle. You just have to know where to put what. It all follows a pattern, and once the pattern is good to go in your head, it becomes second nature and you will whiz through problems. Chem problems try to slip you up with extraneous info in the word problems, but you'll become so good at it that you'll learn to recognize what's excess and what's needed to solve the problem, put the numbers in their spots, bam, bam, calculator, done. Once you get it, it can actually be kind of fun. I have Pharm right now, and those skills are helping me a lot when it comes to these problems! Fall in love with chemistry -- you will thank it later. Good luck!
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    Thanks guys! Really appreciate it!
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    Also, for anyone that has taken pharm before,c an you tell me how you studied, if you thought it was hard? etc. I feel like I get the material but my studying is all over the place. I'm doing all of the nclex questions at the end of each section, and skimming the readings that match the PP. Is that OK? Or do teachers throw out extra book questiosn never discussed in class?
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    Hee, hee, sorry. PP = power point. I'm not sure who your instructor is but mine uses them. Definitely ask to make sure where most of the test questiosn will come from. purchase an n-clex review book when you can. Lots of extra dosage calc. questions there and also Appendix D I believe in the syllabus has a lot of them! I'm practicing now because the math test is in two weeks and I do not want to fail! Good luck. The info is not complicated, that's why I recommend skimming because a lot of it also seems like common sense, at least for now before we hit the drug classifications.
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    OCC - 2010 applicants / 2011 ADN prospective students

    You'll be fine. Skim. Most people in my class didn'te ven read and a few didn't even have the book yet! Reading before class can help, yes, but I survived A&P and Micro without ever reading ahead. Focus on the PP sections in the book and skip the fluff.
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