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  1. Obese rant

    My son is 8 and is in the 75th percentile for weight (95th for height!). His pediatrician told me he could safely gain up to 10 pounds and still be perfectly fine. I have always believed in "everything in moderation." He gets fast food treats from ...
  2. Health care costs are RIDICULOUS!!!!

    My son broke his arm on Memorial Day and my ER bill was $3800. Thank heaven for insurance which knocked my out of pocket down to $1600. After almost $26000 in bills last time I had to go to the ER, I was thankful it was so low!
  3. SPC fall 2011 nursing program

    I had a 3.633 with all courses completed for Fall and I got in on the first pool.
  4. SPC fall 2011 nursing program

    haimyem - still waiting with you. I called advising and was told they are working on getting the orientation info out to us. The tentative date I got for orientation was the 30th of this month. Can't wait to see you there!!
  5. Tattoo cover up

    I have been wondering about this same thing for when I start school in August. Same issue, tat on my left wrist about an inch-and-a-half square.
  6. Student Loan... how much?

    I'm in the same boat as K girl. I will be pretty much living off of my student loans come fall. That being said, I did all of my pre-req's part-time to avoid having to take out loans before I started the program. It took longer but I'm only going ...
  7. I too have been getting a ton of motivation from this site. And one of my favorite quotes (which I think I just posted on another thread this morning) is keeping me going too: "One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up befo...
  8. It's your turn now, nurse!

    Definitely sending you prayers and positive thoughts!! And congrats!
  9. Fill in the Blanks

    The more I read on this site, the more secure and right I feel about my choice to become a nurse. Thank you!
  10. Learn To Say It Correctly!!

    I have a coworker that does not even attempt to pronounce words correctly. And when I get frustrated and correct her, she brushes it off with a "Yeah, whatever." Really chaps me when she mutilates a patient's name. Even though we do not deal direc...
  11. What's The Weirdest Name You've Heard A Patient Name Her Baby?

    I know a woman who name her daughter Blue Rose. Why would you inflict that on a child??
  12. A not too competative GPA

    Will definitely agree on the subjectivity of the "minimum" GPA. SPC claims 2.5 but I've seen people with a 3.6 get rejected. It can be extremely frustrating. I applied 4 times before I finally got accepted. If this is truly your dream, don't give ...
  13. Sending you big hugs!! For what it's worth, I started having severe shoulder pain a little over a year ago. After tons of tests and meds and useless crap, I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia. The pain is still the worst in my shoulder at ran...
  14. Best Nursing Quotes

    "One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it." --Sidney Howard "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." --M. Kathleen Casey "There is no paycheck that can equal the feeling of contentment that comes from...
  15. A not too competative GPA

    I know St Petersburg College looks at your GPA for the pre-req's and not the overall.