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  1. brodygirl

    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    I passed!!!! Thank you, each of you for your advice. Whosurdaddy, thank you as well. When I first read your reply, I got a little wounded for like 2 seconds, then I got angry for about 30 seconds, then I got determined. I found my certainty and I found my fight. Maybe you're brilliant and knew that reverse psychology would work on me. Maybe not. Regardless, I don't care. It's alot easier to turn anger into something than self-doubt and despair. So thank you, for helping me find my motivation! And now for the hard stuff.......
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Wendyyvonne, Thank you. Thank you so much! Your words of encouragement mean the world to me. Thanks for taking the time to talk me off the proverbial cliff. I know that my frame of mind is my downfall and it's so good of you to help build me up. Thanks! I test tomorrow afternoon and darn it, I WILL be posting here that I PASSED!
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Hello All, I need some words of encouragement. I am doing well on what I would call the "book aspect" of 141; did well on my first theory exam, great on my first two lab quizzes. But I am really sucking in the lab, itself. I didn't pass the VS GAS first try (bp only) and yesterday I failed to pass on my 2nd try. I went in today and practiced, practiced, practiced -- started out great but didn't leave the lab feeling super confident (lord, will I ever leave that room feeling super confident?). I can get the bp dead on when I'm just practicing, but I apparently don't perform as well under pressure. I am absolutely miserable and am seconding guessing myself non-stop now about everything -- and not just bp, but nursing as a whole. I know I need to relax, I know I need to trust myself, but I've been taking down twice now. I'm now getting nervous that even when I do pass the bp, all the instructors will be out for my blood. I swear, they smell fear, they really do.
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Allright fellow 1st years, current 2nd years and graduates still checking in, how do I improve my short term memory? Honestly, while taking bp by the time I get the diastolic, I can't remember the systolic (same thing when I take radial pulse, then resp's - can't remember pulse, only resp). Probably stress and nerve-related but I feel like I'm losing my mind. We have our vital sign GAS next week and I'm so afraid I'm going to blank. Any tips for me?
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Congratulations whosurdaddy on your first job! And many thanks to you, wendyvonne and all the others who have freely offered their advice and responded to all our questions. I really appreciate it. 141 promises to be challenging and I'm alternately excited and depressed thinking of all the work that lies before me. But mostly excited (I'm so naive, I know).
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Hi QuarterLife88, Can you share with me what your lab schedule was for foundations? I keep seeing "two days of lab" and can't help but wonder what that specifically means. Thanks!
  7. brodygirl

    Care plan shame

    very helpful. thank you all for the tips.
  8. brodygirl

    OCC New Admission Criteria

    Wow! Mskarb, my hat is off to you. I only know of one other person who took I & II together and pulled off A's. Congrats!
  9. brodygirl

    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    B316, as soon as you submit for your background check online, take your printed receipt (will be immediately emailed to you) to the nursing office and they will give you the 2nd packet for drug testing and fingerprinting. Really all you have to wait for is the time to run up to Highland Lakes and the lab and getting your fingerprints done. Piece of cake. And by the timeline they have given us, you are in no way behind. I am just trying to get everything done so I don't have to deal with any of it during summer I pharmacology.
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Thanks tinkerbell. Yes, the books are there as well.
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    I have a question for all of those who've already had their finger prints taken. On the fingerprint card, there are several boxes for various numbers -- social sec. no., armed forces no., etc. There is a box that is titled "Your OCA". Does anyone know what that means? I picked up the pharm syllabus yesterday. With the exception of the first meeting, we have a test every week so prepare yourself for 7 fast and furious weeks and then a glorious couple months off!
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Thanks quarterlife, I appreciate your time and guidance. Good luck with the rest of your semester and enjoy your summer off!
  13. brodygirl

    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Thanks whosurdaddy and quarterlife for the dose of reality. Would either of you mind sharing the clinical shift hours that we might be assigned?
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    I'm in the tuesday 11:30 class as well, which was my first choice so I am happy about that. I've started reading the first 2 chapters -- puts me to sleep everytime!
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    OCC - for Fall 2012 or Jan 2012 prospective students!

    Hi Tinkerbell2002, You should defintely call the office first thing Monday. Your packet must have gotten lost in the mail. There are a bunch of forms that need to be filled out as well as a timeline for completion of all forms, medical physical, background check, etc., etc. The background check can take up to 12 weeks to be processed fully so you'll want to get all the instructions from the nursing office ASAP so you can get started with everything. Don't worry, you haven't missed any deadlines, but you should call them! Good luck!
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