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  1. jballa34

    Anatomy Class???

    Well the actual bones aren't the problem it's the 15 ridges and grooves on EVERY bone that make it hard. I learned bone names in high school anatomy, what my professor is asking is astronomically difficult.
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    Anatomy Class???

    Thanks for the replies! It's strictly an Anatomy class, (thankfully). I'll definitely use the study tactics you mentioned. Awesome advice, I'm confident the professor is making the class out to be harder than it truly is just to see who can be weeded out early. Hopefully I'm right, no doubt it will be hard however. Thanks again!
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    Anatomy Class???

    So I finished my first semester of college pre reqs to apply for the nursing program at my school. On my plate this semester is Anatomy. It's consists of 2 classes a week from 6 to 10 at night. I don't know if all Anatomy classes are like this but it seems like you have to have a photographic memory to remember all the parts of the human skeleton. I'm doubtful that i will retain any of this knowledge past test time. It seems like so much to remember I'm just cramming and it's the first week! Hopefully the entire semester won't be like this but I'm not hopeful. So my question is, how do I get through this class with a passing grade and how much do you remember of your anatomy class. I'm a good student, last semester I earned a 3.7 while playing basketball for my school and the first 4 weeks of this semester are during the tail end of the season. Study habits are not a problem I just want to know how much I need to retain and if I should bump up my study time. As it is now I'm probably studying 2 hours a day, 6 days a week. Any advice as to how to survive will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!
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    What should I do?

    Again, thank you for everything you have done for me! I feel that without your advice and insight I would be blindly walking through my schooling without purpose. Your encouragement and kind words have given me enlightenment into my potential future. I am now motivated to pursue nursing as my career and the relief and peace of mind is incredible. I thank you for all of your time, wisdom, and selflessness in my situation. I cannot express my appreciation enough! As for my thought process, grammar, and writing skills; I owe that entirely to my parent's who happen to be teachers. I hope I can one day be as helpful to a lost soul as you were to this lost soul! If you're ever looking for an Alaska fishing adventure in about 7 years, please don't hesitate to give me a shout!
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    What should I do?

    I agree they could have re-worded their post to be more helpful, however, my response was solely to poke fun. I was in no way deterred or upset by this person's opinion especially since I ASKED for everyone's opinion. I just wanted to let the person know that I heard what they had to say and I didn't agree. By the way I'm very capable of handling situations, and over time I will adapt to handle even the worst situations in nursing school and on the nursing floor just as I have through every stage in my life so far.
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    What should I do?

    Thanks for all the information and advice canesdukegirl! At this point I'm leaning towards playing this one year of basketball and then going into the nursing program. I love the sport but I'm in school for a reason and that's to get an education and prepare for my future. Truly, I believe that being a nurse is what I am supposed to do and settling for anything else would be a huge mistake. The hardest part of all of this is I have to decide all of this next week when classes open up for the second semester. I have the option to either complete the nursing pre reqs or start my pre reqs to transfer to a 4 year university. My parents think that I should do what makes me happy so they are a whole lot of help. LOL! My parents are about 7 years away from retirement and they would like to run a small fishing business in Alaska. It's my goal to be able to work as a nurse and also work as a guide in their business. Hopefully I can gain the experience needed to become a traveling nurse in the time that it takes for their retirement. One last thing; as a traveling nurse are you under contract by more then one hospital or are you on your own as far as finding where you will work when you would like to move? Basically what I'm asking is if traveling nurses have to move from hospital to hospital constantly or can they work for 2 hospital's their entire career. Also you mentioned you are an OR nurse, if you had to go back to school all over again, is this the type of nurse you would choose? What type of education is needed to become an OR nurse? What would be your recommendation as to what type of nurse I should become. I understand the choice is mine and certain fields appeal to some people more then others, however I would like a veterans opinion. Thanks!!!
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    What should I do?

    Yes, thank you for blessing my post with your all knowing powers, oh mystic mind reader. I had no idea that your magic could reach over the far expanses of the internet! I now feel compelled to do EXACTLY what you say, especially after that remarkable comment. So thank you for forewarning me of my immaturity. Much appreciated!
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    What should I do?

    Yes but I wanted to add a new concept to my question and expand the likelihood of a fulfilling answer.
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    What should I do?

    Okay so I'm a student at a junior college and playing basketball at the same time. I'm working on my pre reqs to enter into the school's nursing program. The problem is I cannot play basketball and be in the nursing program at the same time so I would have to choose between the two. I talked to a school councilor and she said that if I was set on playing basketball then maybe I should spend my two years at this school and then transfer and work on becoming a physicians assistant. I'm fairly set on working in the medical field and an RN really appeals to me because of the flexible schedule I could have as a traveling nurse. It's been my dream to work as an RN in the winters and then in the summers work as a fishing guide. I've heard of people being able to do that in certain situations but how realistic do you think that is really? Also if anyone has any information on whether or not a PA would have the same flexibility in schedule then that would be much appreciated. If you have a suggestion or any advice I would love to hear it! Thanks!
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    Student Looking for Answers!

    Awesome thanks for all the help! If I was a traveling nurse would that mean working for different hospitals for different times of the year or is it more like working at different hospitals for your entire career? I plan on possibly living in two different places, northern California during the winters and Alaska during the summer. So beng able to work for different hospitals and still being able to come back year after year would be ideal.
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    Student Looking for Answers!

    Hi, I'm currently attending a California junior college and playing basketball. The only reason I'm at the junior college is because I love basketball and I didn't get picked up by a big school. However this school has a great nursing program and a lot of people have talked me into looking for more information. I went and talked to a councilor and she gave me horrible news. I can't play basketball and be in the nursing program at the same time. This means that I would only get to play one year of basketball and the rest of my years would be devoted to nursing. I love working with people and I have wonderful person to person skills especially with disabled or elderly people and I wanted to be a vet for a long time. I don't want to go to school for 6 years and I know that's what it takes to become a veterinarian. I would like to go to school for no longer then 4 years and still have the job security, decent paycheck, and moderately flexible schedule. I know that a career in the medical field is for me but these are my main questions. 1. If I wanted to vacation for 2 or 3 months out of the year would that be remotely possible? 2. Would I be stuck working crazy long hours into ridiculous times of the night? 3. Is it possible to be a hands on parent and still be a nurse with a busy schedule? If you have any information that could help me please don't hesitate to post! I have to make a decision by the beginning of November and I don't want to make a wrong decision because I was ill informed so please help me! Any information at all will help!
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