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I like to watch movies and read. I like comics and manga. I'm passionate about health and currently a nursing student at a university. Going for BSN.

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  1. Hi, I'm trying to gather information for a heart study. What is the cost of one hospitalization day at the cardiology ward in the U.S. (heart failure specific hospitalization costs)? cardiology ward / cardiac care unit / coronary care unit I can't find information about costs for inpatient stay anywhere, or maybe I'm just not looking in the right places. 😞 Does anyone know where I can find this information or is there an online database where I can find CCU costs?
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    Failed nursing class need help

    Hi Mecha-sorah, sorry my answer is a little late, 2 years too late, but here it goes. What ended up happening was that I became a TA for a nursing instructor and graduated in 2016 with my BSN. I hope that you also graduated around that time and if not, please don't give up! I took a CNA course before getting the TA job and in that class I met a student who flunked out of a BSN program during his last semester and two other students who flunked out of RN programs. These 3 were having profound personal issues during their time in nursing school and when I met them they were in the process of re-applying to another RN program with the goal or working as CNAs during their second attempt in nursing school. The moral of the story is that sadly sometimes really bad things happen to some people during nursing school and it's hard to overcome those things, no life is free from terrible events , but it's very important to keep fighting. People in college have issues all the time but the difference for student nurses is that nursing school isn't like a regular major, so students can't finish it at their own pace, or go part-time. Because of that lack of flexibility in coursework, sometimes those hard personal issues result in students flunking. It's even worse when these things happen in prestigious nursing programs like the ones we were in because the people who make it into the programs are usually people from the most stable backgrounds. So that makes it even harder to find people to relate to or to talk about failures. I hope that the best happened and that you graduated. And if the worst happened, then I hope you were able to recover and are now onto Plan B. I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors. Much love.
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    Failed nursing class need help

    Hi Mecha Sora, it's pretty much the same deal at this school. I failed a class so I get one more try and they don't count last year's medical leave. I also plan on getting a CNA job and some therapy of course because gosh, I never planed to be in the nursing program for so long! Thank you for the kind words, I wish people would talk more about their experiences in nursing school, especially when things go wrong and then what they did to fix it. To answer one of your questions, not all employers ask new grad nurses for their transcripts. I know this because made it to near the end of my program, so I've already had a preceptorship, with a nurse manager no less, in a big hospital! He looks at work experience when hiring new grads, he doesn't give a fart about transcripts, certificates, etc. So if you get that CNA job, you're good. Also, know that the knowledge from med-surge and pathophysiology are very important in order to do well in Critical Care clinical. This also comes from personal experience. If you ace your Med-Surge clinical the next time around, then you should be fine in future rotations. I wish you success Mecha! Things happen, that's life. :-/ I also explored why I failed my critical care clinical and what I have to do succeed next time. Of course the solution to that isn't easy, but it's definitely worth a shot. ;-) If others can succeed despite their setbacks then so can we!!!
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    Failed nursing class need help

    Sure, that's fine. I go to UCI. I hope you don't mind me asking, but how are you dealing with it? I'm trying to deal too, but need some ideas... :-( (Sorry if it's a too personal question, maybe we can take this to fb or gmail? thanks)
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    Failed nursing class need help

    Hi, it's nice to meet you mecha sora, I went to UC (check your inbox)
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    Is 71% in Chemistry enough?

    If those are their standards then you're going to be fine!
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    Failed nursing class need help

    Hi Mecha-Sorah, would you by any chance be in a UC? I had a similar problem, got sick in the fall of 2013, then came back to study during fall of 2014, then failed a clinical during this winter quarter. Small world... . I also hope to get a job related to nursing.
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    Bayfront Health punta gorda

    It has to be said: Bayfront health is in Punta Gorda? Fat Point? LOL!!!
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    Is 71% in Chemistry enough?

    Usually every class has to be a C or better to get into a program, not a C average on all of the pre-reqs combined. If it becomes an issue for admission then just retake it, I'm sure you'll do better next time. Best of luck.
  10. I totally understand, after a certain point students need permission from a director, counselor, etc. to withdraw. You just have to see her in person and explain the situation, get a doctors or a therapists note that you need to withdraw if the class is very stressful. I had to withdraw from nursing school for a while after my SBP went up by 30 for weeks and developed chronic insomnia from sleep deprivation from using public transportation excessively(did not have a car at the time). My health was terrible, and my doctor agreed I had to take time off or else. Take a Xanax before facing the director if she scares you so much. Don't give up.
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    Passed at 75 on second attempt!

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    Being an individual

    If you work in a children's hospital, you can pick out your own scrubs.
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    Nursing School Blues - I feel trapped!

    Maybe switch to another unit? OB is a very happy place to be in. Or maybe become an NP and specialize in one specific area. Take care :)
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    I am NOT a Nurse...

    I'm in nursing school and have a CNA license, but I don't consider myself a nurse yet. lol, your patients are very cute. If it really bothers you then gently let the patient know that you're an aid.
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    You Might Not Want to Read This

    Wow, your friends are so stupid. Ditch them. You should be proud that you graduated AND have a nursing job. I'm still in nursing school and everything is so impacted in California that most new grads would be lucky to get a job anywhere, including SNFs, clinics, etc. Be proud of what you have accomplished and quit comparing yourself with others. You can transfer to a hospital after gaining experience at the SNF and you'll eventually earn a lot of money. Also, out of courtesy, you should've congratulated her because not doing so probably made you look petty and she did have a point. A hospital job might be a better option if that's what you're into, but she didn't say it in a proper, polite, way. It happens, sometimes people speak without thinking and come off sounding like asses. I hope that you find compassionate nurses down the road, I wish that more nurses would remember what it was like to be a student and treat new nurses better. Hang in there. :)
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    I'm starting to feel like I'm done

    I can kind of relate. I'm in nursing school right now and I'm not liking the bedside aspect of nursing at all. Sometimes it's nice, but at other times it's very stressful and some nurses don't know much about their patients and then give terrible reports and are unpleasant. Maybe go into another area of nursing? Like outpatient management or public health? Maybe become an NP? My critical care instructor went back to school in her 60's to get her BSN and then her masters, its never too late to change and find your happy place! Good luck!