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    I already have Kaplan & Saunder's, do I still need ATI?

    ATI is free at my school. You guys have to pay for your ATI books and tests every semester?
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    to those of you who had the summer off...

    Not too much complaining from me. Fall break for thanksgiving then Winter break. My mindset is the sooner I get done with my BSN the better and then the REAL learning begins :)
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    One week to go

    Yup I start my Junior year on the 23rd. I can't wait the sooner I get done with school the better :)
  4. Elmira College in NY, D'Youville College in NY, Robert Morris University in PA and Wheeling Jesuit University in WV. These are ALL BSN programs with no waitlist and they are accredited.
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    Kozier & Erb's Fundamentals of Nursing

    Good luck with that one
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    Watts School of Nursing?

    If you have classes already then you take 18 credit hours in ANYtype of class you want. That is actually a plus if your working towards your BSN so I wouldn't suggest dropping out of any class your in. For example if you had A & P, Dev. Psych, English, etc. and you apply to this school and you have all your pre reqs done that they require. You will still have to take 18 credit hours at Mt. Olive College so now you can take ANY class they offer online, or at the Mt Olive RTP campus so lets say you KNOW you want a BSN/MSN/DNP. Since with just a diploma you are basically limited in what you want to do and can do (no advanced practice nurse with just a diploma everyone knows that). You can look at RN-BSN programs around your area and start the pre reqs for those and take those classes at MT. Olive since your required to take 18 credits which you can at that point choose ANY class (statistics, micro, chemistry, spanish) whatever you may be interested in. Watts does not require Micro, Statistics, Chemistry and other pre req courses that MOST BSN and MSN programs REQUIRE. So this could be one of the courses you take so unlike the poster above stated it is NOT a waste to have already finished your prereqs somewhere else and then apply to Watts and take any class of your choosing. I don't see it as useless but if all you want is just a diploma and do not want to advance AT ALL in your career then yes it may be useless but if you want to advance and do more with your RN it is not useless to get pre reqs done for your higher degree with those 18 credit hours.
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    What would you do?

    I'm so sorry this happened to you. At least you have the emails so if anything happens and you need to file for unemployment you have something to support your claim just in case you get an appeal. Most unemployment offices have representatives for this sort of thing when there is a dispute among employee and employer and with those emails it looks like you were terminated so you should receive unemployment benefits. I can't comment on what to do since I am still in NS school so I am not going to try to act like I know what your going through but I have been in the unemployment situation before and presently in it. I was laid off in my last job but I also was the offices HR, benefits, payroll, accounts, supply, drug test coordinator person so I can comment on that stuff. Good luck in your job searches.
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    Unusual lung mass in man, 75

    Last year there was a fir tree growing in a Russian mans lung. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1169861/Shocked-Russian-surgeons-open-man-thought-tumour--FIR-TREE-inside-lung.html Lesson learned stick to meat and you'll be fine LOL.
  9. New Balance, Saucony's or KSwiss. I have had flat feet since I was born and I have wide feet so these are the three brands I stick too. I actually have molded foot insoles that my Podiatrist made it took about 4 weeks but they are hand made and molded to the actual shape of your feet. It takes about 2 months to get used to them though and the first 2 weeks they hurt until your feet gets accustomed to them but now I don't wear running shoes unless they're in them. I used to wear Vans all the time in high school, sk8ter shoes rock!
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    Do I really need my books on the first day?

    The only book I bought so far is my Med Surg book. All the other books I checked out of the school or my city library. They actually have the textbooks that I need. I compared some books since they had new and old editions and 2 books have EXACTLY the same material and the older edition actually provides MORE information:lol2:. So I have these books until middle of September and some early October so that gives me a lot of time to order books online and I think used book prices are raised during the summer since students' need to buy them. Most people don't buy textbooks mid way through the semester like end of September beginning of November since they have already started class which means lower priced used books for me. I also can see if I REALLY will use that textbook before I buy it I hate buying textbooks and we NEVER use it because all info is provided on the Powerpoint.
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    Which class was harder for you?

    Chemistry that was harder then Patho, Pharm, and Micro COMBINED!!! Then again I HATED chemistry but I LOVE Patho and Pharm so that could be the reason.
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    What is your school schedule?

    I am in my Junior year of BSN program. I plan to study mostly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Monday afternoon just a little bit to get information about my patient for clinical but not hardcore studying. I usually never study on the weekend (those are my days and I need to rest lol) unless I have a test on that Monday. Saturday is a day you will NEVER see me study on, it's my nursing sabbath day . My schedule is: Monday: Nursing Lecture 8-1150am Nursing Research 2-445pm Tuesday: Med Surg Clinical 7am-430pm first 7 weeks then Obstetrics 630am-4pm last 7 weeks Wednesday: SLEEP AND STUDY DAY...YEA FOR ME!!! Thursday: Nursing Sim Lab 9am-12pm Friday: Nursing Lecture 8-1150am I finished Health Assessment, Patho, Pharm, Foundations last semester. We still continue learning Patho and Pharm with the nursing lectures though since you continue learning those throughout your nursing school and career and I LOVE those classes. I'm just glad I don't go to school on Wednesday. Any free day helps with studying, doing care plans, writing papers, preparing outlines, and MOST IMPORTANTLY sleeping in until noon
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    Conversation starter...what are your nursing career goals?

    To be...all that I can be....in the hospital!
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    drug testing

    No it will not.
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    Do you ever wonder about which posters are your classmates?

    Nope I don't worry about it. But then again I just transferred to a new school so really don't know my classmates. I'm getting a little older so I don't worry much about what others think or worry that I'm being hunted down on the 'net. Also I never say bad things about my school, less stress to deal with :). Speak with an open mind and open heart is what my mama always said.
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    Good Nursing Diagnosis Handbook?

    Ackley! Ackley! Ackley! I have used the Carpenito book and it was ok(sold it this summer) but Ackley (8th edition) is what I refer to the most. You don't need the newest edition (9th) but I wouldn't use an edition that was too old obviously as there may be newer NANDAs, NICs and NOCs on there. But you could find that out online too for free I also have a Doenges book but haven't used that yet for nursing care plans. Save yourself 50 bucks and go with the 8th edition. Here's a list of the new 2009-2011 revised or new diagnosis they have plus's or star's if there new or revised. http://www.scribd.com/doc/15553980/NANDA-NURSING-DIAGNOSES-20092011
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    Nursing school workload

    It's a full time job with school and work about 40 hour commitment. I have no kids and not married so I can't comment on that. Is it the hardest thing I've done, nope but then again I was in the Army for 6 years that was wayyyy harder then NS (physically and emotionally) so far. Mentally NS is harder but I like to read and read things ALL the time and I love to learn so I don't see it as being that hard. Anyone can do it if they just put their mind into it I mean it is the most occupied job in America so it's not like it is impossible there are MILLIONS of nurses, so if they can do it you can too!
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    Do you think you'll/have you put on weight in NS?

    Wow after reading thread I just noticed that some of you guys are size 0, 1 or 2 and worried about losing weight....um...ok. BACK AWAY FROM THE VOGUE MAGAZINE PRONTO! Breathe...eat healthy and exercise you guys do NOT need to focus on your weight. Intervention time.
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    Do you think you'll/have you put on weight in NS?

    I lost weight before I went to NS. I have basically been up and down within 8lbs since NS but this summer lost another 18 lbs. So I expect this fall to once again go up and down 8lbs before winter break then lose 8lbs then gain. Then lose it again next summer. I don't sweat it because overall I have LOST yayyyy more weight before I went to NS school so an up and down of 8lbs does not bother me the least. I call it the crazy 8's since I fluctuate between that when I'm in school :)
  20. We weren't required to bring books to class and basically everything was on the powerpoint. In clinical we brought our drug books (if you didn't have one on your smartphone) and a pocket nursing diagnosis book. For classes I just brought a binder for the class, a folder to put my information in for that class, and I had a zip up pencil bag that I put pens, highlighters, pencils, etc in. We had a clinical bag that we kept in the Sim Lab so no need to bring anything except for your stethoscope. If your school has lockers you could use that. But I wouldn't lug around all those books unless the teacher says its required. I didn't use a recorder because I don't listen to them plus I make sure to read the chapters for information and I write outlines of information from the chapters, and fill in some notes on the powerpoints from class.
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    School Supplies: Tax Free Holiday

    In the state of OK tax free weekend is not for school supplies. You get discounts on clothing, shoes and any single item under $100 (except school supplies, backpack, sports gear, basically things for school). I buy my things on amazon anyways that's tax free all year long and I get free shipping. You don't need a pda if you have a blackberry, iPhone, or an Android phone as you can buy software on skyscape or epocrates or get the kindle app for your blackberry or iPhone and buy books through that.
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    Are nurses becoming more negative on Allnurses?

    I really don't think it's negativity. It is more the fact that people on here may be more opinionated or assertive then your use to possibly. Opposite opinion then one that you have may seem negative to you but may receive a kudos to someone who shares the same opinion. I don't see name calling on these threads or anyone harrassing or calling people stupid on these threads or being hostile, now that's negativity. An opposite opinion in my book is NOT negative. It is how one voices their opinion that may be negative so a callous person is negative but their view or opinion is not.
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    What would you spend more money on?

    SHOES!!! If you have poor shoes and poor foot support you WILL feel the ramifications after work or school. You don't feel the ramifications of a decent yet cheaper stethoscope. I have a prestige medical and a Littmann Master Classic but I use the prestige medical one more than the Littmann go figure. Yet I will not spend less than $50 on a pair of running shoes UNLESS that running shoes is on sale or discounted from the original price. Comfortable shoes is more valuable than an expensive scope in my opinion and the more costly or expensive shoe is usually the most comfortable.
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    Awesome amazon.com deal for students - FREE Prime!

    FREE 2 day shipping on products that are prime eligible and 3.99 shipping for products you want to receive in 1 day. Here is the amazon prime faq info: Amazon