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airborneinf82 BSN

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There's a lot to me. Served in the Infantry in the Army for 3 1/2 years and so much more. Just ask!

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    Make a good impression

    While you have a year of ICU experience, that still makes you pretty new in the grand scheme of things. Last thing you want to do is be the new person who seems like a "know it all" or isn't willing to listen or learn. (Not saying this is you). This is the hardest thing coming with experience to a new unit. Just take it all in and be a sponge. A lot of things are going to be quite different than where you came from. MANY more will be the same. Nursing is nursing after all. At the end of the day, be open and receptive to new ways of doing things. If someone is showing you something you already know, let them show you or explain to you. Show people you know what you are doing through your action and your collaboration with others when they need help. Don't worry or let it bother you if you a hearing something or having something explained to you as if you "don't know what you're doing." This isn't the case as no one really will know you yet or what you are capable of.
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    CCRN 2019

    My biggest pointer for CCRN is just to do a bunch of questions and make sure to read and UNDERSTAND the rationale. Anything you don't full understand, go look it up; read in a book, Google, or even better find a YouTube video to explain it. There's so much to critical care that you can't possibly know it all but over time and with practice you can learn to look at the questions the way they want you too and can often times reason through much of what you don't "know." Good luck!
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    ASU Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    Oh and when the book list comes, if you guys have the money and can afford it, I highly recommend the book package from the bookstore (Elsivir package) because the e-books they come with are VERY useful
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    ASU Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    For all of you that have gotten accepted, Congratulations! I agree with everyone else that there is almost nothing you should be doing right now other than enjoying the time you have because honestly, Nursing school is ALOT of work. Organization is key. Finding a good way to balance study time with all the classes and your personal life is a must. But understand that if you wish to succeed in the Nursing program, you will not have much time that isn't dedicated to school. So that being said, sometime between now and when your classes start, get on to Blackboard and play around with it, especially those, who like me, had never used it before. Once your classes are up on there, go there, read everything, print the calendars and syllabus and all that stuff. Get yourself organized with folders and everything. Your lab (320) will have lots of papers so I suggest a big folder/binder for that one. Also, apparently we had readings that were sort of expected to have been read before the 1st day of class. A lot of people did not know this, but you might want to check on that and stay ahead of the game. Finally, talk to your doctor about possible getting on some sort of benzodiazepam (you'll learn this in Pharmacology this semester) to help with the anxiety! :) Kidding, but by staying organized and on top of stuff early it will pay off as the semester progresses. With projects and assignments, get them done early. It's tempting to put them off because you feel so busy with other stuff, but honestly, dedicate the time and do them early because about half-way through the semester (where we are now) it seems that so many due dates of things are converging. If I hadn't of stayed on top of my stuff I would probably be losing it a little right now. So thats the biggest bits of advice I can think of for right now. It is a good program. Just understand that JR1 semseter, while it is Nursing school, is probably not what you will think it will be. It's alot of the foundational stuff. You are just learning the basics to be able to go on from there to the fun stuff. Or at least thats what I think. Anyways, take this summer and live it to its fullest. Drink a few ones for me, since I never have the time and we only get a weekend off from this semester to next so that should be fun.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    Sounds like someone is looking for some warmer weather! :)
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    Haha sounds like yall had fun with the taping. Were they picky about how you did? Because I was under the impression that it is a competency, not at I really know what that means lol. Should be interesting. The Well Elder experience was cool. Got to sit and chat with them for a little while and just got to know them. Also got a little tour too so I'm excited to meet with them again and get to work on doing some real nursing stuff. Yay for quiz tomorrow! It should be pretty easy I think. And you so should have read the chapters. They are SO easy to read and, I thought, quite interesting. I've just got a 1/2 a chapter left! I'm so proud of myself! :) If anyone wants, I've put together all the "key points" at the end of each chapter in a single word doc, which do a pretty good job of summarizing all the important information. If you'd like me to, I can email that out so just send me your email in PM and I'll send it.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    What school were you looking at? The community college programs (i.e. Associates RN) have just a handful of prereqs, but not Nutrition or Sociology if I remember correct. ASU's is pretty much 4 full semesters before getting in to the Nursing program.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    What kept me going overseas is remember that the days may seem long, but the weeks go by fast. It's only been one, but once we get moving, before we know it we will be freaking out because we are getting ready for the NCLEX. So on that note, I did the best that I could have with those given no real instruction. I really think that for 310 we will get full points so long as we put forth a real effort. And the one for 394 probably will just be something to do in class, on top of the 3 powerpoints! :) Either way, it is nice being able to bounce ideas back and forth off of one another!! Oh yeah and don't forget that we have the abbreviations quiz for 311 on Wed. See yall in the morning.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    I never really put much thought in to it, but yeah I always use this direct route, so I decided to go to "my.asu.edu" and see what it looked like there, and sure enough, blackboard was down. So everyone having trouble try going there directly. You may have to do http://.... instead of https:// but it should work. Someone try it and pop back on let me us know if that works.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    Here's the weeks reading assignments for all the classes in case anyone else needs them. FHP should be both the readings for 310 310 - Edelman/Mandle 6, Perry/Potter 16 311 - Chapters 4,5,6,7(if not read already),8,9,10,11,12,13,& 20 (AHHH!!!) 312/394 - Edleman/Mandle 6 p147-163 (good to go from 310 above) 320 - Riley 2 & 3 (was from 310 for Friday) 330 - Just says textbook(??) 241-244 Teaching and Learning Principals & 311-324 Library Information Let me know if there are any questions.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    Hey everyone, on the Communication Across the Lifespan video worksheet, did yall hear anything answering the following questions!?!?!?! 3. Why should expressions like ‘off the wall’, ‘flew the coop’, ‘broke the bank’ and ‘raining cats and dogs’ be avoided with preschoolers? 10. What physical limitations may impede communication with the elderly client? Describe interventions that could be used. 11. Name a nonverbal communication technique that is very important to the elderly client. Discuss the benefits of its use. We were able to answer the 1st part of question 10, but heard nothing of the interventions. Also on #8, didn't really hear any rational for the 2 things mentioned for therapeutic communication with adolescents. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :) Thanks
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    It does feel like it has been a LOT longer!! The days or slow, but hopefully the weeks go quick. It is crazy how close knit we all are becoming so quick, but I guess that comes from being together in every class for hours on end lol
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    Hahha that's an awesome term! Whats funny is about 2 weeks ago I was discussing this exact reaction to this exact drug with my girl while researching various therapeutic medications for dogs; this being one of them. How ironic. "This unusual side effect, which affects both males and females, may be considered adverse or beneficial, depending on your view of such things." LMAO
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    OMG.... Pharmacology, Chapter 1.... I can't believe I just read this in a text book! HAHAH! :rotfl: "And, despite what some gentlemen (and gentlewomen) might think, sildenafil [Viagra] would be more curse than blessing if it produced a perpetual gallant salute." So apparently 4 chapters is really only like 35 pages. Actually will get them all read tonight! Doing my reading on Evolve, but I think I'm a little too highlighter crazy. Need to bring it down a level. And fire, I was wondering because there was a girl with your same name in my group. Didn't know if it was you or not! Guess not lol.
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    ASU Summer 2010 Program Applicants

    So the 1st day was definately overwhelming. Way too much info and, at least at my end, being new to ASU and the Downtown campus and blackboard.... yeah it was interesting haha. Today wasn't bad at all. Met FORs today and did the orientations and lab tours. Much funner. Tomorrow will probably suck. Pharm and Professional Development. Not really looking forward to a LONG day in the class. Oh and all our classes are in the SAME room! Of course except for Tuesday & Thursdays. But since we are short on time we didn't get eased in and do the whole go around meeting everyone stuff that yall had mentioned. We jumped right in! In fact, some of us are going to meet our well elders next Tuesday! We sure got ourselves in to something heavy lol Are you in D8?
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