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Respiratory Therapist making a lateral career move..

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    Applicants to Portland area schools 2011

    Darn. I was able to get it early off of the bookstore website, the year I started. Looks like that is not possible now. I will say that if I knew then what I know now, I would have gotten the drug book, lab book, medical dictionary, interaction checker and NCLEX review book in the electronic form without buying the paper version. Those are books that are your choice - they don't tell you which ones to get. You can take a trip to Powell's and check out the paper versions to see which ones are set up in a way that works for you. I would also buy an APA style template for my word processor to save hours of angst related to writing papers. (there is enough angst to go around just writing the content..) Here is a basic online reference Re: APA Format: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ (free!) There are lots of opinions on which device to use and which software to buy here on the forums. Some of the software is free.
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    Applicants to Portland area schools 2011

    Resource: http://www.ocne.org/
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    Applicants to Portland area schools 2011

    ca336, I am doing the on campus path. That means transferring to OHSU for spring quarter of the second year and then three additional quarters as a senior. I will not get my license this June like my former classmates. I chose this for multiple reasons. I'm interested in public health which I'm told is really hard to get into even with the bachelor's for new grads. With the online version, you finish at the CC and then are elegible to take the NCLEX. You can do the online version in 1-3 years (I think that they give you up to 5 years-but don't quote me on that).
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    Applicants to Portland area schools 2011

    If anyone has questions about the CCC program or transferring to OHSU for the BSN, I'd be happy to answer them if I can. I'm using public transportation to get to the hill from SE Portland. The first piece of advice I have for those who would be buying the yearly bus pass from OHSU is to buy it on Oct 1. The pass is pro-rated and it will cost less if you just wait a few days after school starts in late September to buy it. Another piece of advice I would give is to get copy of the book list and start buying them. Unless you need an online component, the Med-Surg book (among others) is much less expensive online. The scrubs are forest green. You might be able to buy patches and/or scrubs from outgoing seniors -- check craigslist this summer. Save some $$. Welcome to nursing school!! Lauren
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    Applicants to Portland area schools 2011

    I'm curious as to what you mean by "bad reputation all around".
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    Nursing Journal articles for a care plan paper

    The library at your school or the library at the hospital where you do clinical will have copies of the journals or access to them online. You can also try Google Scholar.
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    Where can I take a Critical Thinking course asap?

    Clackamas Community College (Oregon) has a course starting in Jan, done by March. All on line. You may be able to get in state tuition for certain counties in CA, ID, NV, or WA. PHL-103-02 CRITICAL REASONING, 4 CREDITS Good luck, HTH.
  9. I am a student nurse gathering opinions on working while impaired for a class project. Please, No names or specifics if you choose to reply. What does "working while impaired" imply to you? Have you ever worked with anyone that you believed to be impaired while on the job? Have you ever witnessed enabling behavior of co-workers? Thanks in advance for any serious replies. Lauren
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    How long is average wait to get into nursing school?

    Next year PCC is a part of OCNE, so all of the prerequisites are the same as MHCC, Clackamas, and OHSU. Each school has a few discretionary points that it awards for different things like having a CNA. All of them spell out their application process on their websites. One thing that I found helpful was a thread about what to expect in the interview- https://allnurses.com/general-nursing-student/interview-questions-88629.html I got in on the first try. I'll be 53 when I graduate from OHSU. I'd say if you have wanted to do this for the last 30 years just like me - go for it. Get as many points as you can and be prepared for the interview and you'll ace it.
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    Age you will/were graduated?

    I will be 53 when I graduate. Something I started in 1980.
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    Antimicrobial stethoscope covers

    The quoted article is from Am J Infect Control. 2007 May;35(4):263-6.
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    Question about stethoscopes

    What I did when I was in Respiratory school was to get a middle of the road stethoscope like a Littmann Classic II. I could hear well enough through it and it didn't break my "starving student" bank. Then when I graduated I asked for a Cardiology III. I was glad I had my old school scope for back up when I had to send the fancy one in for a replacement tubing.
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    Clark College

    Sounds like you have a really good chance of being called up after all the acceptance letters come in. They had already called six of the people on the wait list by the time I went to the orientation at Clackamas. Frustrating not to be able to get started on the planning for September..:icon_hug:
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    I have never taken Micriobiology before....

    I found this website to be a great source while I was looking up my pathogens for reports: http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/index.html It's easy to search and find the info that you need for the hard questions. There's a little more there than you probably need to know but who knows how much detail you might want to go into. I have it bookmarked cause it never hurts to have a FREE resource. Micro was my favorite class too.
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    Anyone know a site that helps with biology questions?

    I like the Online Biology Book - http://www.estrellamountain.edu/faculty/farabee/biobk/biobooktoc.html