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    Lonestar Spring 2012 Hopefuls

    hum.. I don't know if you guys already know, but you should call you LSC campus and ask if you need the meningitis vaccine. I know we (current nursing students need it) at Cy-Fair. Also don't buy a expensive BP cuff. get a cheapo. YzGyz
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    Lonestar 2011 ADN Hopefuls

    try googling any local Firefighter house. They are CPR certified and some of them give free classes. You just have to find one that does BLS and not the regular one (such as for swimmers). I got mine done at Katy's 4th fire station for like $25.
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    Fall 2010 Lonestar ADN Hopefuls

    As far as i k know, acceptance is based on score only. As for retaking the class to turn it into a A to raise your score, that all depends on how well you do on the hesi. If you can kick butt in the English portion, than you might not have to. The goal you really want to shoot for is a 11.5 or somewhere really close to that. i think the difference between a B and A is .200 points or something around there. If i had a Batchlors, i would take the prereqs (psyc, bio, engl) if i needed them, and apply at a 4 year nursing program as my primary goal and apply to the CC for my secondary goal. But then again, this is just me. gl
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    Memorial Hermann is planning on unpaid GN intersnship

    Not to be rude or anything of that kind, but why would a person enter a "unpaid internship" to gain experience when you can do volunteer work? Not only is it experience, but karma. You will feel and others will see your contribution to society. I would defiantly volunteer and gain experience/insight at a job or career over "unpaid internship" unless they somehow do away with volunteer work due to overstaffed unpaid RNs. YzGyz
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    Lonestar College Cyfair ADN Fall 2010

    yes it was lilag... it took a good while to read that darn book!!! The sucky part was that teh test was based ont eh PP and not as much of the book.. anyhoo.. guess i will see you on monday. YzGyz
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    Lonestar College Cyfair ADN Fall 2010

    Pharm is a 'different' type of class. It is nor really hard, but a heck of a lot of work. I read every chapter that was cover for our first test and was still stumped on a few questions on the exam. As for the blue card, it took a long time before I received mine. I did however get it in the mail about 2 or 3 weeks ago. I did my fingerprint and whatnots a few days after i got my acceptance letter however. I think Lilag also received her blue card a few days after I did. YzGyz
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    why not pharm?

    kool, thats. I'm not the best at navigating this site. Just so many forums and topics!! Thanks
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    Memorial Hermann is planning on unpaid GN intersnship

    I'm against this all the way. The idea and intent may have been aimed in the right direction,however it seems to be more to the benefit of the hospital than the 'interns'. It actually seems like the hospital is simply abusing their position and leading 'hopeful' new grads around. Sure, new grads are gaining experience among other things, but it is all in attempt to gain a job. Another issue is that while these new interns are working for free, they are also filling in and covering possible 'positions' that would otherwise be a hired new grad. What about the work ethics of the said facility? Do you think the 'interns' will be treated and taught at an appropriate manner or would they become lackeys that would be only taught and assigned task that the superior would rather not do (it's surprising what length people will go to get a job such as work for free for if this thing go though). Then there is the "intern's" work ethics. Yes their will be the kind that will try their best and work hard in attempts to get a job. Then their are some that think 'well, I'm not getting paid so I will only do what I want". This may become a big problem for both side. Patient's care may be neglected leading to severe consequences, hospitals may have to 'work around' useless interns or babysit interns and so many other things. All in all, this is a horrible idea. It's a big conflict in interest in the end. Hospitals are looking for free work, new grads are looking for paid work. YzGyz
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    why not pharm?

    How come their arn't many post or a sticky on Pharmacology? This class is tough due to the massive amount of info and overlap of medications regarding specific biological disorders. It seems like everyone is only worried about A&P for prenursing and not worried about the pharm that is to come. YzGyz
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    Lonestar College Cyfair ADN Fall 2010

    Joker? NO... I'm just not the serious type. I try to lighten up the atmosphere to suit my life style/attitude. Yes the class seem easier than I thought it would be. As you stated, it may all change after the first test. I will pm you my e-mail and cell in case you/me need help or anything. YzGyz
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    Lonestar College Cyfair ADN Fall 2010

    Ok, I clicked on the link and tried to join but nothing is happening. Any help from you FB people? As for the Pharm class in Tomball, it seems okay so far. Just very long and tiring class due to the length of the class session. In case you are in the class and don't know who i am, I'm the asian guy sitting right be hide the two Philippine girls, or the guy that rides the motorcycle. Do come and introduce yourself as we will see each other again on July 14th. YzGyz
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    Fall 2010 Lonestar ADN Hopefuls

    Do you happen to remember how much the drug test cost so i can bring some cash with me ICOE. Thanks
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    best nursing school

    To be honest, i would apply to all and every nursing college possible. It is fairly hard to get a spot. It is really competitive. If I were somehow accepted to every school in the Houston area, i would probably pick either TWU or U of H. Again, it's really hard getting that nursing seat. YzGyz
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    Fall 2010 Lonestar ADN Hopefuls

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    Lonestar College Cyfair ADN Fall 2010

    I think we are to bring the blue card to orientation. I will be bringing a copy of everything in anyways (shot record, birth cert, SS card, DL, student eval, ect.). Just in case they misplace anything because of the break or hectic schedule and overflowing paperwork. YzGyz
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    At what age did you decide on nursing?

    It was either my freshman or sophomore year of high school that i decided i like Bio. It was then that i decided that i would become a MD. That lasted for about 3 months which was how long it took me to gather all the info on what i actually took and hot long it takes to be a MD. So i got lazy and didn't do/care much for school after that (luckily i'm fairly smart so i still did well in school even though i partied and didn't study much). So in my junior year i decided to at least have some kind of career. So off i went and started vocational school and my junior year of high school in the same year. Two years later i graduated with both deggrees (HS and EPA certified in HVAC). At first i though i was making decent $$ because of my age. A few years passed and realized i wasn't making squat! i was about 23 and had body pains all over, back, knees, neck, ect. I was like WTH!!! i'm going to die before i every grow up but, kept working the same job anyways. Moved to TX and hit rock bottom. Too hot to work in a attic here, and making only $10 hr. with all those years of experience. So i searched the web for a bit and decided to go back to school and become a RN since i enjoyed bio. Luckily i still do. It took a good while and some work to get into a RN program, 3 tries and 74credit hr later (after i finished my pre-reqs, i went ahead and got all the other courses i need to get a AS in bio since i know i'm going to get a BS in RN anyways, i'm 1 statistic class short of a AS), I will be starting a RN program this coming fall. Although i consider myself to be a smart guy, i have to say that getting into nursing school is really hard. It is soo dang competitive! My GPA has never dipped below 3.7 and it still took me 3 tries. At least i know it will be worth it. I'm 27 now, and i know for a fact that i could not last 20 years doing HVAC. RN, thats a whole different story. YzGyz