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I am very determined to reach my goal of being a nurse, and hope some of my family members follow in getting an education. Most of all I'm getting a career for my kids to follow.... UPDATE: I have finished Nursing School, Passed my NCLEX-RN, and am going to work in the ICU..

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    New grad struggles

    I'm going straight from being a new grad to ICU, I hope I don't experience what you went through, that is one of my greatest fears.. Not having the proper support can really tear a person down! I start Orientation on February 20th, but my first day at the hospital on March 3rd.. Wish me luck! Any how I have been on the unit where I'm going to be and have met some nurses from there and let me tell you it can get pretty catty and heated up in that unit, teamwork is not a 100% and they sometimes give each other attitude... I don't know what I was thinking when I got myself in this!
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    ICU or MED-Surge?

    Help! I don't know what to choose between I am a new RN with no prior experience other than the 2-years of clinicals. I have been given the yes to be hired for both ICU and MED-SURGE; so, which one do I choose? I am a bit intimidated by starting out in ICU since I don't know anything about working the computer, their system, documenting, and of course skills... ICU is my ultimate goal in my career, but I think I will have more time, more peace, and less stress in learning first with med-surge. What advice can anyone give me? Please any advice will help...
  3. Hi, I say either way you go is good, you can finish the LPN program and then do the bridge to become an RN and maybe work if you have the time or need to as an LPN, and if you go straight to an RN well that's 2years minimum so it will be less time (1 to 2 semesters earlier). However, I do suggest not to get out of the LPN program until they accept you in an RN program, because then you will have to wait and loose time, just a thought let me know how it goes.... Good Luck!
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    Help Me Please!

    Hi, Thanks yea see if I get good lectures then I really don't even worry about the readings, but like I had said in my other post my 1st semester lectures were a joke... Hopefully 2nd semester teachers will be more prepared and give us better lectures (One can only HOPE!) Thanks for the advice and motivation.
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    Help Me Please!

    This is true, classical music does help me get some reading done and also going to a calm not too noisy place where I do not know anybody, it has helped me in the past! Thanks for reminding me lol.
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    Help Me Please!

    Hey guys, thanks for sharing and for the tips and advice. Just to clear up in my 1st semester my lectures were not that great we barely got any, and I don't know how my lectures might be like in my 2nd semester, but I usually would just skim through the chapters (sometimes) when I really needed to know a concept, but I do learn and retain everything when I read, and I'm good at learning from lectures as well. I still love Nursing and everything that has to do with nursing and I find everything very interesting and I am very motivated because Nursing is what I want to do in my life. So I think my problem might be that I cannot maintain my focus for extended periods of time to actually perform the task (reading). So just to recap I have evaluated myself thanks to everybody here, by reading everyone's post's and different opinions on what y'all thought might be my problem, I asked myself: "WTH what IS my problem?" And have concluded that it is the reading not the concept or subject, but the actual task to READ; however this is not new I really have never been too fond of reading... Yikes I'm in trouble. I will however do what someone suggested here, I will start reading and set the length of times I will do so and increase the time little by little. It may sound easy for a lot of people, but really I find this to be excruciatingly difficult, just the thought to actually sit down for whatever time I will put (maybe I'll start with 15 min) and read without making any excuses uuuggghhh dreadful (boring), but it need to get done!
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    Calling all non-traditional nursing students!!!

    Hi! I am 27 years old, married, a mother of 3 (9,6,5), and am starting my second semester of nursing school on August 24th. I will be the first Nurse in my family, and the first person to even attend college in my family. So I hope I can start a tradition with my family and get my kids to follow my footsteps!
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    Help Me Please!

    Hi everyone thank you in advance for trying to help me out here. I am in serious need of any tips or advice, I finished my 1st semester of Nursing School (Thank God!) and I start my 2nd semester on the 24th of August, but I just cannot get myself to read the chapters required. Not even a little it's a miracle I passed the 1st semester without reading, but I know that in order to pass this 2nd semester I am going to buckle down and read. Before starting I always told myself just sit down open the book and read, but I swear I can't even surpass one single page! Please any tips or advice you guys might have that can help me out, I would greatly appreciate. Has anyone else had this problem?
  9. Hi everyone I made it in (since I already passed the background check, drug test, and turned all my paperwork in). I received an e-mail today that said "Hi 1st year nursing student!" It felt great, I loved it! Anyways, they said to get our books online as ebooks or a subscription program and that we could purchase the physical book separately for our reference only, because our assignments are going to come from the website. What did y'all do? Because I always like to have the physical book better. What is y'alls opinion on this matter please let me know, thanks guys!!
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    San Antonio College Spring 2015

    Yes, I know! I was lucky enough to see it in the morning and I scheduled my appointment for tomorrow *^_^* sorry I'm just too happy...
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    San Antonio College Spring 2015

    The email is in!!!!! Yes *^_^*
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    San Antonio College Spring 2015

    Yea I hope so I'm so anxious, lol! I called today and they told me the person that does that was out sick, so basically all we can do is wait....
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    San Antonio College Spring 2015

    Hey guys have y'all heard back from SAC yet, because I haven't... or Have any of you spoke to the Nursing Department at SAC, how much longer is this gonna take? The anxiety is killing me.......
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    San Antonio College Spring 2015

    Hey ashme, I asked a friend on here that entered SAC this past Fall semester, in the mobility path about the hospitals, as soon as she replies I'll let you know.
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    San Antonio College Spring 2015

    Hey Ashme, Basically to my understanding the BON has to give the thumbs up (a "yes") on us. then after that we began submitting all our paperwork. We will also be getting a "fast-pass" to go do our fingerprinting (criminal background check) for that we have to make an appointment there are no walk-ins. So did you get accepted as well to the Generic Nursing Program at SAC?
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    San Antonio College Spring 2015

    Hi Ashleyy3, I applied for Spring 2015 and I got my acceptance e-mail on October 16th, now I'm just waiting to see if the nursing bon approves me to keep moving on... They said that would take ten days to know from when our names were sent to the bon and it's been past those 10 days on the 2nd of November. So I guess all that's left is to wait and cross our fingers!!!