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    Prairie View Fall 2011 Hopefuls

    pvnursgrad, hows you job going? and did anyone else in your class find a job?
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    help with path to crna

    k your 16, so your prob a junior right? take general AP or dual credit courses if your highschool offers them, classess like english, us history, algebra and statistics. That could cut off an entire semester or more for college, did in my situation. Go directlly into a bsn program if you can afford it, which is usually only offered at a University. your major would be nursing, and thus you would take the required courses for that degree at the university you choose to go to. a counselor will be able to tell you all the classess that you will take. once you get your degree, you must pass your nclex to legally practice at whatever hospital you choose. to get in a crna program you must complete the minimum amount of yrs for whatever program you wish to get into, usually this is 1 yr, and in the specialty that program accepts, which is usually any icu, sometimes er, depends on the program. each program has different reqs, such as organic chemistry or statistics, but that can be taken during your summer breaks or a yr or 2 before you apply to your chosen crna program...hope i made this clear enough for you.
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    Anyone accepted to Christus St. Catherine Internship in Katy?

    wow thats great! im surprised to hear you get paid that much cause your not in the medical center you know? and i didnt even know st catherines had a cardiac icu, thats the floor where i really really want to work as a new grad. Well good luck to both of you!
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    Anyone accepted to Christus St. Catherine Internship in Katy?

    Hello! Just wondering what yalls pay and benefits were at st christus. And do how has it been working in your select specialties? I live in katy and plan to apply there when until i graduate (may 2013).
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    UT Houston CRNA Program

    So how was your experience with UTs CRNA program? Also for the pre req do they want organic chemistry 1 or 1and2?
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    PVAMU or HBU's Nursing Program

    Well thank god I didn't go there! I'm sorry for your bad experience. At least u came out there with ur degree And u can walk away and never look back
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    Prairie View Fall 2011 Hopefuls

    ^^Hi fellow semester 2-er!! lol Its crazy, it feels like this semester just flew by, I still have to pinch myself sometime cause i cant believe its summer lol GREAT job with patho, I could never get more than a 87 on test, idk why. For my final grades I got 2 As in health assessment and clinicals and 2 Bs in patho and basic concepts. Health assessment was easy and most of the questions were straight forward, if you read i dont see why anyone would make a C. Patho was harder and a few questions were completely outta left field (do you remember the leukemia and carrrot question?? lol). However if you did read and stuff then a C or B is definitely possible.For me, basic concepts was harder than the other subjects. The tests in that class had most of the 2 or more answer questions, and they had some question based on psychosocial skills and theuraputic communication, which is too fluffly for me.
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    What was your first year of nursing school like?

    ^^^ I agree. The material isn't hard its just that nursing school demands so much of ur time. U have to learn time management, itll kill u if u dont. They also ask the "nclex style questions" that for the most part can be memorized or studied for, just critically thought through. I took pharm health assessment, fundamentals, and clinicals and got a B, A, B, A, repectively.
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    University of Texas or Baylor grads/students

    I would like to know some information on these programs. Such as how you like it so far, are they helpful with financial aid, do you have summers off, have they been helpful in securing you a job once you graduate and is the environment conducive to learning as in do you feel like the teachers try to help you succeed in the program. Any other insider tidbits you would like to add about these two programs would also be helpful and gratefully appreciated! :)
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    University of Texas or Baylor grads/students

    I would like to know some information on these programs. Such as how you like it so far, are they helpful with financial aid, do you have summers off, have they been helpful in securing you a job once you graduate and is the environment conducive to learning as in do you feel like the teachers try to help you succeed in the program. Any other insider tidbits you would like to add about these two programs would also be helpful and gratefully appreciated! :)
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    Low sodium blood levels

    Ill give you a free pass... If you have low sodium blood levels, how is homeostasis maintained? Osmosis and diffusion? Homeostasis is maintained by water and solute movement, therefore by osmosis and diffusion, respectfully...this is the simple, short answer btw. Water will travel into the cell? Yes. If the ECF is hypotonic, water will move into the ICF because the fluid there is more concentrated with solutes by comparison. Thus, the cell will swell and could rupture (lyse). Sodium in cells will move out to the bloodstream? Yes, the solute, in this case sodium, will move out of the ICF and into the bloodstream.
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    Prairie View Fall 2011 Hopefuls

    also pvnursegrad: wth happens 5th semester, is it all school nursing? or do you get to go to the hospital, like maybe on a floor you wish to work at? Cause "community health" seems broad to me and I havent been able to ask a 5th semester student about what 5th semester is all about
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    Prairie View Fall 2011 Hopefuls

    Uh yea pessimistic. Read over what you wrote if you have a question about why I said that. In NO WAY does that mean I dont wanna hear what you have to say, or that I want to hear "fluff" from you, now thats putting words in my mouth. I appreciate all your experiences and opinions you have about this program, if i didnt i wouldnt bother replying to you But thats good to know that its possible to go thru this program without taking summer courses. For fall 2011 1st semester students: Alot of my peers were in danger of failing health assessment and patho. Take the study advice we have suggested to heart, and you will do fine in these classes ok :) And if you find yourself doing poorly on exams, like getting 2 exam grades in the 40-60 range, dont forget you have 2 withdrawal opportunites and 1 fail before your kicked out the program. Dont hesitate to use a withdrawal. My friend failed outta the program her first semester because of this.
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    PVAMU Spring 2011

    student p: thats good to know! angel1990: yay! hopefully we survive clinicals, i heard our instructor is hard
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    PVAMU Spring 2011

    yes i was going to forward it to whoever didnt recieve the email. havent read it yet, but ill post later when i do. you can wait a couple days to see if you recieve it from her, or PM me your email address now, whichever you prefer. and that goes for everyone else too! :)
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    PVAMU Spring 2011

    did everyone get an email from Mrs. L?