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gkvegan has 5 years experience and specializes in School Nursing.

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  1. gkvegan

    Anyone attending Shenandoah Accelerated BSN?

    I am good student that is not good at memorizing as well. Pharm is a lot of memorization. But you don't have to memorize every drug. You need to memorize classes and know their suffixes. For example beta blocker end in -olol. For a lot of the material it's more about understanding the process. For example if you know how a beta blocker works you can figure out the side effects. If you know what left sided heart falure does you can figure out what symptoms to look for. Even though there is a decent amount of memorization, knowing the processes can help you work through most question even if you haven't memorized the answer. Yes people have study groups. Our clinicals are at Loudoun, Reston, Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Prince William, and Winchester. I am not sure where the community clinicals are yet. You get to choose where you go after the first semester.
  2. gkvegan

    Anyone attending Shenandoah Accelerated BSN?

    One of the professors told me that all of the people from last semester have jobs and many of them got offers before they finished. From what I have heard second degree students get hired before first degree students. I'll be at Fair Oaks this summer. If you see any of us you should say hi. There are a good number of moms in the program. I am not sure how they do it but they are all doing great.
  3. gkvegan

    Anyone attending Shenandoah Accelerated BSN?

    UVA... I think I just figured it out, DB?
  4. gkvegan

    Anyone attending Shenandoah Accelerated BSN?

    There are a bunch of people that live in Fairfax and I have not heard them saying they have had any problems commuting. Plus Fairfax and Fair Oaks are both clinical sites. Our cohort has the lowest average age which is probably early 20's. But the age ranges from 22 to 50's. I think your bio degree will be very helpful. There isn't a ton you can do to prepare. But I would say know your A&P really well. I think it is far to say that what you get out of the program is dependent on what you put into it.
  5. gkvegan

    Anyone attending Shenandoah Accelerated BSN?

    scarlettanger who are you? i am sure you can figure out who i am.
  6. gkvegan

    Anyone attending Shenandoah Accelerated BSN?

    Hi, I am also in my second semester and for the most part i like the program. It is definitely a ton of work but you can do it. Most of the instructors are very nice and more then willing to help you. They want you to be successful. I have not had any of the professors be unsupportive. There is no weeding out or anything. From what I have hard everyone from last semester has past the NCLEX so far. In terms of clinical it all depends on who you get for your instructor. This semester we have all had very different experiences. Some have had a great experience and some of us not so much. The best advice I have is study, study, and study.
  7. gkvegan

    Anyone attending Shenandoah Accelerated BSN?

    Are you still looking for advice?
  8. I would like to start a list of pharm and patho sites for studying. Sites with interactive learning like videos, tests, learning games, visuals, etc would be great. So if you know of any please list them.
  9. gkvegan

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Safe?

    Which is why I have no idea who or what to believe.
  10. gkvegan

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Safe?

    POTR you are way out of line.
  11. gkvegan

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Safe?

    What is your problem and why are you attacking me??? Where in my post does it say I think google is the answer to everything? Where does it say I want to avoid knowing what goes into other vaccines? Where does it say I am trying to justify a decision? I read something things that concerned me so I wanted to find out more about it. Obviously I don't trust everything I read which is why I posted the question here. What is wrong with that? It has nothing to do with my ethical beliefs at all. I am not trying to find a reason not to get the vaccine. In fact it's the opposite, I want the vaccine but some of the things I read made me nervous. It seems like you want this to have something to do with my ethics so you can jump on me. Or you are assuming since I am vegan I must be trying to get out taking the vaccine. Last time I check making bad assumptions and attacking people weren't great skills to have as a nurse. But hopefully you will grow out of it. Is that focused, founded or clarified enough for you???
  12. gkvegan

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Safe?

    What does that have to do with my concern about the safety of the Hep B vaccine?
  13. gkvegan

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Safe?

    The lack of reliable information is why I started the thread. If I trusted what I found on google I would not have posted it. I like to be informed before I inject something into my body. In my opinion history has shown that blindly taking vaccines and assuming they are all safe isn't the best idea.
  14. gkvegan

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Safe?

    If you do a google search for "hepatitis b vaccine MS" you get 123,000 hits. So there must be something to it.
  15. gkvegan

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Safe?

    apparently the hepatitis b vaccine has been linked to immunological and neurological disorders, especially ms. which makes me pretty nervous.
  16. gkvegan

    Hepatitis B Vaccine Safe?

    We can sign a waiver if we don't want it.
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