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    mine does not.
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    Carrying insurance

    Nurse Service Organization (NSO) is a great place to start.
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    The Med Room.

    Posted in our break room " THE MED ROOM IS NOT YOUR PERSONAL FART BOX!" Hilarious.
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    How many steps do you take a shift?

    I average 12,000 on a 12 hour shift.
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    diagnostic tests that require npo

    Hi, I'm a new grad med surg nurse with about a week left in orientation. Does anyone have a list I could keep handy of what diagnostic tests require patients to be npo after midnight? Thanks!
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    Nursing shoes that aren't clogs

    Alegria makes some nice nursing shoes and they have some styles that are not clogs. They are very comfortable and have lots of cute colors, but can be expensive.
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    Statistics courses

    I believe they waive any prereqs for Stats if you are an RN in the program.
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    So is ADN- RN really a waste of time?

    Not a waste of time at all! If your area hires ADN, it makes smart sense economically to get a much cheaper, faster way into a great job, then hopefully your employer will contribute something to the costs of getting your Bachelors in the very near future. In addition, BSN schools can be very tough to get into, while sometimes ADN schools are faster to get started. This is what I did with no student loan debt! Just finished my BSN this past spring. I am glad I went the ADN route.
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    BSN from 4 year program required

    I agree, this is how I would understand that.
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    OU RN-BSN: using old book editions

    Yes! I had a few classes where having the old edition gave you an advantage because they didn't update their info!
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    Graduation Role Call Spring 2014

    I do not have a final grade posted either. I emailed the prof and she said it should be up by Friday. Dipolomas take 6-8 weeks.
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    OU RN-BSN: using old book editions

    I have frequently used the last edition for the required textbooks. In many of my classes the TA has even posted corresponding chapters in new and old editions. I found I always needed the books as the discussion board posts need the material to discuss and quote from. I would make sure to have the current APA book, or use Purdue OWL. Half.com is a great place to buy your books used. I did this and frequently sold them back five weeks later for close to what I paid. They also rent books.
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    Graduation Role Call Spring 2014

    count me in, got my new badge at work that says BSN!!!!
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    RN-BSN Program at OU

    I just finished last week, so happy and excited to be done. It will be great to just work and have a life! In retrospect, it was a great choice. The price is right and they do make it do-able for working nurses. The five week format is wonderful and it flies by. Its true what the above posters said about the TA's, but overall, all my graders were pretty fair and consistent. I also agree that PERRLA is the way to go! I would definitely choose OU again.
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    4600 Starting 3/26

    I agree, an example would be extremely helpful.
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    4600 Starting 3/26

    I've never had an issue or had the same one either. Hopefully this one will be ok as well.
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    4600 Starting 3/26

    How do you know already? Is it the person who sent us an email with some documents? You have me nervous.....
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    4600 Starting 3/26

    I am in too! So excited to be DONE next month. I hope this one isn't too horrible.
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    NRSE 4550 Evidence based practice starting Jan 13

    As I recall, the first quiz or two is really hard, then they get much easier and start coming straight from the study guides they give you!
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    Nutrition or Business Communication

    OU has a branch in Pickerington you could use (just east of Columbus). Also public libraries will proctor, community colleges, or your hospital library are great options!
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    4560 Gerentology Fall 13

    Someone asked on our discussion board and the TA said there is not one posted.
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    4560 Gerentology Fall 13

    my TA posted that the IADL is on p 97 of 4e. Sorry she didn't mention the pain inventory.
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    4560 Gerentology Fall 13

    I did something similar. Doesn't week 5's paper seem like we will just be repeating everything and adding a nursing diagnosis? I am even thinking about cutting and pasting all the assessment findings into it!
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    4560 Gerentology Fall 13

    Week 5 will be easy, we've done most of the paper already, haven't we? We're just repeating everything AGAIN. My kick in the butt is to get this baby done and enjoy time off from OU!
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    4560 Gerentology Fall 13

    I didn't do the page number with the citation. These TA's are so different, who knows! I got a 50/50 it's already graded.