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    The Guys Club: Guy Students Come on In!

    I've done 2+ semesters of my ADN program. Had worked as an LPN 30+ years ago, and I'm 61 now.
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    Nursing Student-Help With Fx. Clavicle

    She initially had some numbness and tingling in her fingers which concerned me, but these disappeared overnight and were gone by the tine she saw the orthopod. Thanks..Howard
  3. My neice just fx'd her clavicle Saturday. She's in a figure 8 and sling, along with a lot of pain. Her neuro signs have disappeared. The books say a 6-8 week recovery period. Anything more specific that could help? Thanks!
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    Cervical Ca Question

    I have a friend who's girlfriend (in her early 40's with 2 children) just told him she had cervical Ca. She described it as the "highest grade before cancer", and will have a conization. She will also have an ovarian cyst removed. She only has one ov...
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    Switching careers to nursing. who has done it?

    I also switched from management to nursing at the ripe young age of 56. I was an army medic decades ago. Now in my 2nd semester of nursing program after a year of prereqs. It's hard as hell but well worth it! Good luck!
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    Help-Transplant Team Info

    For an independent study, I'm considering looking into the role of the nurse as a member of an organ transplant team. Any info., pointers to other sites, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks......Howard
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    Older Students

    Hey Alabama- Good for you for choosing nursing! Don't worry about the age issue...it isn't an issue! I am 57 and just finished my 1st semester of an ADN program (career change number 3 for me). My son is a freshman in college at the same time! Just p...
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    What school do/did you go to?

    I'm in the ADN program attending Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland. Currently finishing up my 1st semester (finals in Physical Assessment and Fundamentals of Nursing and the semester's over!). I have been assigned mostly male patients, but ...
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    What was your GPA before getting accepted?

    I had 53 credits including my prereqs when I was accepted into my ADN program. They accept 64 students each semester, and the minimum GPA for last semester was a 3.7. I had a 4.0. BTW, it's now midterm of the 1st semester, and 12 of our class are alr...
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    Nursing admissions hard?

    I just started the clinical nursing program at Montgomery College. Admission was almost solely based on GPA. I understand that the minimum GPA for this class was 3.7. Class size is 64 per semester; over 500 applied I'm told. Prereq's include Human An...
  11. First of all, no one is saying to deny a patient's spiritual needs. I would be happy to pray with a patient on request, respecting their desire but praying silently a prayer that I could use to acknowledge my beliefs. I also must say that I'm getting...
  12. First of all, no one is saying to deny a patient's spiritual needs. I would be happy to pray with a patient on request, respecting their desire but praying silently a prayer that I could use to acknowledge my beliefs. I also must say that I'm getting...
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    Need Help with Abbreviations, Medical Terminology

    "Functional position" may be referring to putting the body segment in the position of function, ex.- putting a rolled cloth in the hand when immobilizing with a splint.
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    Dating Patients

    Many years ago before I was married I did date a patient, but only after she had been d/c'd. We only dated once...no big deal. I did date several coworkers, and ended up marrying my ex-wife (who was in another dept. at the time we met). (BTW...we wer...
  15. I note that the Consultant failed to respond to the portion of the OP's note regarding the Christian overtones of the ceremony. Does her suggestion to "submit" to the "conservative message" the Program Director is trying to give include submitting to...