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  1. Is anyone else here starting the nursing program at Delaware Tech in Georgetown this August?
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    Odd requests

    Haha his words. This was in acute rehab btw
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    Odd requests

    Ah, that's almost what happened to me the other week! I'm a nursing student, in my first semester, and my first patient assignment was an 87 year-old man who had been prescribed an ointment be applied to his testicles. I had to do it for him, and he told me I had to apply it to "the tip" as well because he felt like it was getting a bit red! haha That part was not in the TAR at all.
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    Tips for completing and passing labs

    Hello everyone. So far I've passed all of my tests, but I've recycled 2 of the major labs that I had to preform in front of the instructors. Both times were because I forgot little things, but the sad part is...I know it al, I just get SOOO nervous when the teachers are watching me, that I get flustered and almost in panic mode, and can't remember everything. I practically shake. I have to re do some of them before clinicals to be able to go, and to pass this course (first semester, 11 credit course, Human Needs 1). Do any of you have any hints or tips about preforming the labs in front of teachers like this? I do study how to do it and practice...maybe I need to get them to watch me practice in front of them more before I actually do it. Anyway, if someone could tell me some hints or tips for making myself calm down and focus during this, it would be great! Thanks.
  5. Wow, there are a lot of judgemental posters on this thread.
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    I'm I getting this right

    I had trouble with the whole care plan/nursing diagnosis thing too, but I somehow managed to past that test with an 80%, even though I was confused. The teacher said we don't have to memorize the Tabler's chart of nursing diagnoses words...but it's confusing to me that we could know what to say if we don't memorize it! I mean I know about PIE and all that, but something about it still isn't clicking for me. Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
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    To sell m nursing books or not to sell them...

    If you do decide to sell them, do it online instead of at your school bookstore. You'll a lot get more money for them, and most companies pay for shipping.
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    My daughter is quitting nursing school!

    You'd be surprised how many of them can!
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    Weirdest, funniest, grossest male teenager pt. Stories

    Haha no Kiwi, gross doesn't mean something different in the usa. I'm American and I was also wondering what was so creepy and offensive about the word.
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    Failed! 4days before grad!

    It does sound like you have a lot going on, and I think a lot of people in your shoes wouldn't have even gotten the 74.5. Maybe there is someone you can talk to about it? If not, January is only 5 months away...and I'm sure the 2nd time around, since you almost passed it the first time, you'll get an A or a B+.
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    Suicide and nurse's reaction

    Wow, I hope that mean nurse doesn't treat her kid that when when it's born!
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    im selfish? hmmm

    It's amazing to see so many other women who don't like kids, or who don't want to have them!!! Unfortunately, getting knocked up super young is the norm where I live. Sadly, it's due to people being uneducated about birth control and things like that...
  13. Psychology classes aren't really that difficult, but they usually require a LOT of writing! If you're up for it and have absolutely nothing else going on this summer, I'd go for it. But if there's a chance you might even work part time, I'd only take 2 of those classes.
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    needing a prescription for vaseline??

    Thats insane. I'm actually wondering if they do this so they can nickle & dime people and charge them for it.
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    Moving to Lewes, Delaware How is Beebe Hospital to work for.

    Hey, I'm from Lewes. Beebe is a very good hospital to work for, definitely one of the better options for Sussex county. I just applied for a job there for a temporary summar registrar position (I'm starting nursing clinicals in Aguest, still a pre-nursing student) and the list of benefits that Beebe employees get is very nice. I also have known 3 different nurses who have worked there, and they all seemed to enjoy it!
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    Worried about not having a 4.0? DONT!

    Ugh, I'm glad someone else noticed this and pointed it out! Almost all gpa related posts on here are all like "I have a 4.0 but blah blah blah is still happening to me, oh noes!" OR "I have a 3.5, it's just so low, me so stupid!" Or something like that...
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    I can't beleive this!

    Well, you should be sure the doc really said that, and that the coworker who said she did isn't just starting drama. As long as the people in charge of you know what actually happened, they probably won't even take this doctor seriously the next time she runs her mouth, if she really did.
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    What I should do?

    Where are you from? Maybe the extra credits that you need to take can be things that would help for nursing school. Or maybe you should try to see if you can talk to someone else other than this adivsor to see if you can just take those few classes that you need. I'd think you would be able to apply for nursing school without a college degree though.
  19. There are a lot of people in their 30's and 40's and even 50's who I have done nursing pre-reqs with. I wouldnt' worry about the Astronomy class, I failed a bunch of classes when I was younger, dumber, and in a different major, and I am still able to get the Pell grant.
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    Doomed to fail

    Girl, if I wanted to quit school because of math troubles, I would have done dropped out in 9th grade! But seriously, you have to ask yourself; "do I want to drop out because I've convinced myself I'm not good enough and I'm upset about some non A+++ grades? Or am I really and truly not interested in nursing at all and have learned that via nursing school?"
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    You Know You're a Nurse When...

    I'm not a nurse yet, but whenever I hear about Sleeping Beauty, I can' stop thinking about how bad her bed sores must have been. 100 years without being turned!
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    criminal background check

    At my school, they do an FBI backgound check (including fingerprinting) and a general criminal background check. They say that if we have misdemeanors or less we'll still be accepted, just not if we have felonies. A friend of mine was worried about what would come up on her background check because she had a shoplifting charge from 6 years ago. When her background check came up, the shoplifting wasn't even on there. Maybe because she paid her fines and did community service, as sentened.
  23. You know, I never even knew nursing was a popular career choice for Philipinos/Philipinas until I signed up for this website! I just never thought about it or noticed. Then again, there aren't many people from the Philipines where I live. Guess I'll have to start learning Tagalog (even though I'm sure they're all 100% fluent in English, it helps to make friends by surprising people with a few words of their native language...just for fun!)
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    How can a Canadian LPN get an American work visa?

    Wow, I wish I could help you. I was actually just wondering the opposite...how to get a work visa to Canda as an American nurse!