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  1. RebeccaV

    Test "on hold"

    I took the NCLEX today 6/28 also. My results are also "on hold" according to Pearson. I have no idea why. I didnt leave, didnt take a break, and didnt even touch my white board until question 10 or so.
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    "results on hold"

    I took the NCLEX today. It shut off at 75 and I had 30 select all that apply. I was a straight A student and left the center feeling really good about the test. Then, I get home try the pearson vue trick and get the message saying my results are on hold. Now I am terrified and second guessing every answer I entered. Has this happened to anyone else? I did fly through the test, but I am a fast test taker, I took no breaks and only used one side of the white board, I don't know why else I would be "on hold"
  3. It depends on the school, but I don't think you can have each step done at 2 different places. I work at an urgent care clinic, and we do really cheap shots and physicals, so we get alot of health students - and when they come in wanting step two, but ahd step one done elsewhere we won't do it.
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    Naproxen question

    It is the stomach one. Usually before prescribing naproxen the dr finds out if the patient has a history of stomach problems. Excessive naproxen use leads to gastritis, ulcers and gastric bleeding
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    How often do you study?

    My school breaks down a little different, we do all the a&p, micro, nutrition, etc, then we start clinicals AFTER that, so most people only have one class - they group the class, clinical and lab together so its one unit and counts as 12 credits, which is full time. Anyway, to answer your question, I can't study for hours on end I lose focus. I study for 3, 30 min sessions. So 1 1/2 hrs per day.
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    Varicella titer/TB Skin test?

    I would wait until next year honestly. I know my school wants everything recent, meaning a TB test only within 3 months prior of classes beginning, they wont accept any background checks, physicals, etc if they are done too far in advance.
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    Is engraving bad?

    I have a littman as well and had it engraved. Sadly, stethoscopes are often swiped by other students, a nice one is expensive. With my name on it, I know it wont go missing.
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    Help with Pharmacology homework

    I don't know what text you have but mine had off-label uses next to each drug, and I cant think of the name but there was an parkinson's drug that became an anti-viral med, and alot of psych drugs have off label uses too welbutrin is used for depression and smoking cessation
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    ekg certification

    I am currently in nursing school, and I absolutely want to go into cardiology. My school offers a non-credit EKG certification course. I was thinking of taking it, because as a new grad Id think having that in addition to my RN would make me more marketable in the cardiac field? Is this true?
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    adderall...mixing with sleep meds?

    Its a very dangerous combo. First of all one increasing everything, the other decreases, and its not like they will just cancel each other out. It is known fatal mixture of stimulants and depressants for cardiac troubles.
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    how to study for pharmacology/how often

    My method for studying all of my classes is the same - about 20-30 minutes per class 2-3 times per day, every day as a constant review. I review the pp, and I review my own notes. Then 2 -3 days prior to a test/quiz I re-write my notes, then review the text corresponding to the pp and notes from lecture. I do this each day, 3 days in a row before the annoucned test/quiz. I cannot sit for hours on end studying, I lose interest and get antsy, so I break it up. It works well for me. When I struggle with something I write it over and over and over until I get it. I use my own notes, plus the pp, plus the text to get like 3 different perspectives on the same material, which also helps. I have pharm now and A&P 2 and have a perfect 100 average in each class.
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    Unemployment Benefits when you are a student?

    I was working full time and when I returned to school last summer they wouldnt let me step down to work part time and I was laid off. I now work part time 20-25 hours a week and collect partial unemployment. Thankfully in my state the benefits should last until Im done in another year.
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    unit secretary?

    I am in the same position actually. I applied for a NA job, and just had an interview 3 days ago, however, when I applied I was told I only needed my CPR certification, which I have but once in the interview I was told I needed a year of clinical rotation behind me as well, and I start clinical in June. Then today I got a call, and she asked if I wanted a secretary position, sat and sun 3-11, Im def. going to take it. Im dying to get any expierence working in the hospital.
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    got my letter

    I got my acceptance letter, so thrilled, I start this June : )
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    Luzerne County Community College Experiences?

    I got in too!!! Congratulations! Im so excited, i didnt I was getting in my GPA is great but I did terrible on the DET, maybe Ill see you in the fall! What classes do you have now?
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    Nervous about A&P I

    I was terrified going into A&P and it only got worse when I learned I had the hardest prof at my school. I got an A - but I worked my butt off. He didnt use the book, but I re-wrote lecture notes daily, multiple times to get the material into my skull. I had flashcards, but honestly they didn't help me. What helped me was re-writing material over and over and reading it aloud to myself.