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  1. tabacue

    online chemistry??

    momtojosh, it wasn't bad at all. I got a B in both. I even missed one of my labs. If I had turned it in, I would have gotten an A in one of them. The main thing is studying. I knew pretty much nothing about anatomy (other than what you learn as a mom). I hate math too. I have tried to take Algebra online and it didn't work out very well. I think as long as you study, you should be fine. I took my book everywhere...dr's appt, trips when others were driving, etc. I work and have 3 kids, so I'm a little pressed for time as well. Good luck.
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    online chemistry??

    My chemistry course (as well as A&P I and II) were online through Florida State College at Jacksonville. They were all 4 credit hour courses (3 for standard course and 1 for the lab). The platform was similar to those used in MyMathLab, but I don't recall what it was actually called. You did your homework and lab assignments in one place and we used Blackboard for testing. I haven't had any problem with my credits transferring...start NS In August. Good Luck to you!
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    online chemistry??

    I never had HS chemistry and I took it online. I thought surely I would fail, but somehow I managed a B. I think there was some creative grading going on in that class. With anything, you have to really buckle down and give it as much attention as you can. Make sure you don't overdo it with concurrently taking other hard classes.
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    For all of those on Medicaid

    It actually looks like you are the one in need of clarification. I'm not a nurse and I clearly said so in my initial post. I am the mother of 3 children that are on medicaid and have been on both sides of the fence with insurance. I think this thread was iniated in good faith however it has become an argumentative "soap box".
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    For all of those on Medicaid

    Acutally, none of your post wast "tripping me up" nor do I need clarification. I think your posts are speaking for themselves.
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    For all of those on Medicaid

    I realize that there are a lot of people that abuse the system and don't work at all but what makes so many think that people on medicaid aren't also contributing by paying taxes? As I mentioned before, my kids are on medicaid. I'm not rude. I act the same way I did when I had "regular" insurance. I don't feel like I owe every American a big thank you for "paying for their insurance". I work. I have worked since I was 16 and am now in my 30's. Instead of being upset with the people that are abusing the system, I think people should be upset with the system that allows it! I know people that are laid off than can't get any type of assistance because they don't "qualify" i.e. they are honest about their income while others are obviously lying and keep receiving. That is a discussion for another day, I suppose.
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    Fed up with Stupid Parents

    I actually did that (or something similar) last week. My son has been hospitalized a few times. He is 4. He has been poked, prodded, allergy tested, iv'd, etc. until the poor kid probably feels like a science project. He had his well child visit that was WAY overdue, because honestly we are in there so much that I can't keep up with it all (plus I have 2 more kids). He is due for shots between 4yo and 6. I didn't ask him if he wanted the shots, but I decided to wait because I like to tell him in advance what is going to happen so we can be prepared. A little less hassle for whoever has to administer. Also, a few weeks back my youngest had been sick all week. Dr on Mon. ER on Fri...turned out he had strep. Maybe he had it Monday, don't know - wasn't tested, doesn't matter. Because aforementioned child is sick alot, called dr same day appt to have him tested to be on the safe side. Truck overheated before I could even get out of town (I live 45 minutes away from dr). Hated to do it, but had to cancel. Dr's office very forgiving thankfully. These things really do happen.
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    For all of those on Medicaid

    This has got to be one of the most stereotypical statements I have ever read. Granted, I do see that you tried to soften the blow. My children have medicaid. I had medicaid when I was pregnant with my youngest (now 2), but no longer qualify and now have no insurance because I can not afford it. For 10 years I worked for an engineering firm and had BCBS as well as AFLAC (making $50k per year). Going to the doctor was no problem. I decided to relocate to be closer to my mother. Partly because one of my children (yes, I have 3), has severe respiratory problems and has been hospitalized a few times (he's only 4) - even been tested for cystic fibrosis (inconclusive results). I secured a position making $8k less per year, but still a doable salary. Unfortunately, I was let go in my probationary period (probably because i missed work due to my son's illness). Three months after being laid off, I realized I was pregnant. Kind of hard to find a job period in this economy - even worse when you are pregnant. I waitressed at a small restaurant (something I had not done since I was 16) on the weekends before the baby was even 6 weeks old to try to make a buck. Luckily, I did eventually find a job with a decent hourly rate (still $8/hr less than what I made before). I do not get sick leave nor do I qualify for health insurance, but I do the best I can. I have to admit, that it is a relief to know that I don't have co-payments to worry about or unexpected Rx costs but sometimes it is downright embarrassing. Comments like yours are an example of why. Even though I know I am not what people perceive as the typical medicaid recipient, I AM a medicaid recipient. People are going to look at that and create their own opinion. Should I care? Probably not but as a human being I do. I start NS in the fall and I hope that I feel the same way as the OP. I hope that I give the highest standard of care - regardless of whether or not the patient is a "bad apple" (be it perceived or actual).
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    Jeff Davis-Brewton

    Honeybee - that is awesome! I think we should all keep in touch regardless of where we are (I'll be at Alabama Southern). Maybe we could have a study group....could be beneficial to see what everyone is learning. Congratulations on getting in!
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    Report or not?

    If it were me, I would not report. If it is still bothering you then maybe you should go directly to her. Tell her straight up that you felt she spoke in an unprofessional manner (in a non-hostile way). It will probably just open up a new can of worms, but I really think communicating with the person directly is better in these kind of situations (although usually not what moste people want to do). Sometimes people don't realize how they come across...sometimes they don't care.
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    Alabama Southern Community College

    Just wondering if anyone else will be starting Alabama Southern in Monroeville this Fall.
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    Jeff Davis-Brewton

    sniper1, your posts were very informative! Even though I didn't ask the questions, thanks! Also, I was curious if anyone else noticed that JDCC is hiring a new Director of Nursing. Wondering how this will impact the program.
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    Jeff Davis-Brewton

    Courtlane - Last admission I know a guy that got on the alternate list with points in the 160's range. I am not sure if he actually made it in. I think someone else posted about someone they knew that got in with a 181 or 184. As long as you are a strong reader with good comprehension, the COMPASS is not difficult. Took me about 10 minutes. I don't know about the HESI, I took the NLN. Something to remember about PJC is that people fall off ALL the time. I met a girl that was 60-something on the "waiting" list but she got in so don't be too discouraged by that. I don't know which one is the better school, but JDCC has been around for a long time and I have always heard good things.
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    Jeff Davis-Brewton

    I got in!!!!!!!!! Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville. I am soooooooo excited! Their last graduating class all passed the NCLEX - that is awesome. I can't wait!
  15. tabacue

    Is this a problem? taking your neighbors blood pressure

    Here is a thought...what if neighbor asks you to take BP, you decline (afraid of being sued) and she suffers heart attack/stroke. Family knows she went to you and knows you are capable of assisting...they sue you anyway. My point is you could face potential litigation either way...as a nurse, wouldn't you rather know you helped someone out?
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