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punkydoodlesRN BSN, RN

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punkydoodlesRN has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych, OB-GYN.

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  1. punkydoodlesRN

    Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 3

    I got the pop up minutes after I finished my test, quick results today showed I passed!!! My BON (Texas) also told me yesterday that the temp (GN) license is removed immediately if you aren't successful - so that's another "trick" to check.
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    New OB RN

    Where on earth did you find it for that price?? travelling to Haiti to work in a midwife clinic before I begin my L&D job as a new grad and would LOVE to have this to read while I'm there!
  3. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    The SON decided not to do interviews this time. Students who were admitted early were done so based on academic achievement (GPA & TEAS along with no outstanding prereqs) or they were "rollovers" from the past semester's waiting list for an issue school created - admission sent wrong place, etc. The have done some interviews this time, but it has been done to clarify issues in their packet - meaning they have been in the admission bubble and the school needed a bit more information. I know its hard not to, but please don't compare stats. I wish no one would even post them!! Its been said before, but UTMB is NOT a numbers school. Your essay is very important. Someone with "lower stats" may have already been accepted, but no one knows their story, what they said in their essay. I have a terrible science GPA, but I also have a story with it (5Fs in one semester, 3 science courses, after I had stillborn baby) I applied to 7 (SEVEN!) Programs and UTMB was the ONLY one who would even look at me. I'm one of the top students in my class. Take a break from AN. Stop comparing. Its not fair to you or to other people (and stop posting stats!) Focus on your current classes (if any) Get immunizations and CPR in order and generally stop worrying. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and there is purpose to every trial in life. So, you don't get in, the world will continue turning. You cry a bit, and try again. Nothing in life worth having comes easy. You'll be where you belong at just the right time.
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    UTMB Spring 2013

    Hi Guys, Congrats to the new admits! I know its an exciting step. For those still waiting, I have some advice. No news is good news. UTMB has done their admissions this way for a long time and while from the outside it seems absurbd, it works for them. There is method to their madness, I promise. Calling is not going to help anything, not even a little bit. Has anyone posted that they called and got an answer of yes or no??? Nope. Every one is told something different, simply depends on who answers the phone. Don't you think they are a little tired of fielding the same questions?? If anyone had a toddler, they can imagine what the SON goes through. They say what ever so they can get off the phone. I know it seems cruel, but they have jobs and are answering close to 100 calls EVERY DAY! When your applications were due, a new class was just starting and they were STILL admitting students. That's right, you can possibly be admitted all the up until COB on the FIRST DAY OF CLASS!! So the committee didn't even begin reviewing until the new class was situated. (September!) Now, lets talk about the committee. It's not just a bunch of people that just do applications. It is the actual professors! They take home huge stacks on their evenings and weekends and read through applications, transcripts, and supportating statements. They do this on top of their own course coordinator and clinical responsibilities. It is a MASSIVE undertaking, especially when you realize how many applications they receive. While it is not ideal to be accepted in December, the truth is that you may not be notified until January 3! I know students who began on day 2 and they've done just fine. The school knows you're a late notice they work with you. You won't be left hung to dry. So, instead of spending time fretting, spend time making decisions now. If you're accepted, will you go? If definitely yes, start scoping out apartments - look at them online. Get vaccinations. Whether you got to UTMB in January or another school later, you'll still have to have them. Get your CPR card - it's required for every nursing school. Then if its still a while before your accepted, you only need to finalize living, purchase scrubs (which you won't need until week 3 or 4 of class) and buy books. I'm sure classmates would share couches and books to help you out - people have in every other semester. People survive the wacko admission process and people have survived the last-minute notices. Want to know another secret? It doesn't change with admission - things will always be crazy and the ones who make it are the ones who just learn to roll. It is what it is. The #1 key to living through nursing school is F-L-E-X-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y!!! I realize that it's easier said that done, but just try to take a deep breath and relax. Until you see a green check, or receive the 'no' via USPS, all the worrying and wondering, and frustration in the world isn't going to change anything or make a decision happen faster! -Sarah- UTMB Mentoring Coordinator
  5. punkydoodlesRN

    How to fail clinical

    My program has pretty much the same rules... Only after 3.5 semesters, I have discovered (through the actions of my classmates, not my own) they pretty much don't enforce them. at all.
  6. punkydoodlesRN

    Things you would LOVE to say to your nursing instructors...

    Dear Instructor, I love you, I really do. But right now I HATE that you're ignoring my question about an exam answer. Despite what you think and despite the fact that over 60% of the class got the answer correct, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN INTACT EPISIOTOMY!! It does not exist, therefore, the correct answer cannot be "D. intact episiotomy, mild edema, no errythema" Perhaps you MEANT to say Perineum, or maybe you meant midline epis with edges well approximated, mild edema and no errythema, but there is no INTACT EPISIOTOMY! Even if I don't get my two points back, I would still appreciate you acknowleding the fact that you made a mistake in the question. Thanks! Signed, The student who worked for 2 years as PPU nurse before returing to school to get my bachelors degree. P.S. I chose the answer that stated the fundus is 1-2 cm below the umbilicus. Which, FYI, would be completely normal in a primip 12 hours postpartum. Just sayin.
  7. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    You will have to get titers if you cannot prove vaccinations. And every must have HepB titer, even with proof of the completed series. And yes, students are still called in up until the first day of class - for those of you waiting, hang in there!
  8. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    Uniforms, vaccinations, CPR, housing if you need it...
  9. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    Nicole, you have enough posts to send and receive messages, so maybe its a privacy setting? I've tried to msg you, but there's not a PM button on your profile.
  10. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    Congrats on all of the new acceptances - so awesome!!
  11. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    To the ones who didn't get the answer they hoped for: NEVER give up on your dream! It has taken me 13 years and though there was heartache along the way, I have no doubt that I ended up being just where I needed to be. So take a few days to cry and feel bad, then shake it off and keep trying!
  12. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    The program is 4 semesters. You will attend Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring with graduation being April 2013, so long as you are successful in all courses the first attempt.
  13. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    Hi, Graciebelle is right. There is a group page for your class, run by the UTMB mentors. However, we are not allowed to post the link in here - it's considered spamming :=
  14. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    Hang in there - If nothing has changed on mystar, and you haven't received a decline in the mail, relax a bit. No need to hound admissions - they are working as hard as they can. No news is good news right now! I stopped by my favorite instructor's (who happens to be on admission committee) office and he had a HUGE stack of apps on his desk - said he went through close to 100 over his holiday weekend. I know its easier said than done, I was there once, too. But no amount of worrying or fretting, or emailing/calling admissions will speed up the process!
  15. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    "They are still reviewing applications. If you haven't heard one way or another yet, then you are still being considered for admission" - from an admission committee member :)
  16. punkydoodlesRN

    UTMB Spring 2013

    Congrats on the acceptances!! So exciting to think the new class is being formed! Only 4 months until it all gets started!