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MedSurg, Tele, ER, ICU, Float
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secquoria has 4 years experience as a CNA and specializes in MedSurg, Tele, ER, ICU, Float.

Caribbean transplant to the USA aspiring to the NICU

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    Where Do Minneapolis/St Paul Nurses Live?

    I've worked at two of the two of the hospitals in downtown St. Paul, after working in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently studying for my BSN at a very nearby college in St. Paul. In saying so, I've felt incredibly safe in Lowertown. My initial intention was to acclimate to Minnesota's urban life for one year, then move to the comfy suburbs. To-date, I'm quite content being a 10-minute bike ride-- or 15-minute walk-- away from work. I don't actually know much about the Minneapolis area; Hopefully, someone else can advise you regarding those areas. (The following notes the state of my neighborhood before COVID and present-day civil unrest.) Lowertown has lots of options for luxe living, whether that be apartment or condo style. You'd be close to bars and nightlife (albeit less than downtown Minneapolis). There's a grocery store, Lunds & Byerlys, and local farmer's market available within walking distance. Lots of bus routes pass through as well, if you choose not to drive. My favorite feature of the neighborhood has to be the cycling routes along the Mississippi River, connecting me to various parts of the Twin Cities.
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    Mane with MetroState

    Good question. I am curious as well. How are you getting on at NCC? I'm interested in starting there.
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    Hopeful Normandale Pre-Nursing Student! Please help!

    Did you make it into NCC? If so, how is the program going so far? Normandale is my preference school for the coming fall cycle.
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    Concordia University, St. Paul, Adult BSN

    I'm considering the Adult program at Concordia. I was initially looking at the MANE program via Metro State, because of the cost. But I am discouraged by the negative reviews from students who have gotten into the BSN portion of the program at Metro. I have so much of my prerequisites completed that I feel Concordia could be a good fit; I love the idea of it being year round. I've signed up for an info session as you have suggested. How have things been for you at Concordia thus far?
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    MCTC or Normandale?

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    Minnesota Community Colleges

    I'm going to try for Century and Normandale by the February deadline. Fingers crossed.
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    Consider using the success series books. Fundamentals Success has been a great way too test my retention of information. The book is filled with questions and rationales. I initially checked out a copy from the school library. Now I've decided to order a copy from Amazon.com... i study for hours also, but i am able to see my progress by answering questions similar to what my program provides, thanks to that book.
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    Student Resources: Nursing Diagnosis

    Thank you for being so thorough. Checking Amazon in this instant.
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    BCCC Nursing Fall 2015

    It couldn't hurt to do so... but everyone's circumstances will be different
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    BCCC Nursing Fall 2015

    The lectures are as early as 8 or 830am and future clinical at the hospital could be as early as 730am. I'm working full time so far. Friday saturday Sunday, so 36 hours full time. If it gets too hectic I'll probably drop to 24 hours. They'll discourage working, of course, but when that's a necessity you find a way to make it work. Planning to enter for fall 2016?
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    Best Places to Buy/Rent Student Books

    I was able to find my fundamentals text at the public library. I'll just have to keep extending the reservation to get through the semester. Even so, Thanks to that and a combination of the websites above. I brought my original price of $700+ down to less than $140!!! All the exact, up to date books i need for class and clinical. Thank you all.
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    BCCC Nursing Fall 2015

    Orienting tomorrow! Here begins the journey...
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    What color scrubs do you wear?

    My last job we wore any color, any print. During that time i opted to wear my own personal uniform: fuchsia scrubs. It helped my dementia patients to remember i was someone they could trust. Now, with my new company, we wear a mandated grey. I find myself longing for bright variety.
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    BCCC Nursing Fall 2015

    That's right, September 10th. I'm just getting started. We basically have to take forms to the Dr, labcorp, etc..have them sign then upload the paper to certified profile, right?
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    BCCC Nursing Fall 2015

    Orientation in a week and a half. .. Having luck getting everything needed for certified background?
  16. Last fall i took micro along with Socio and chem and aced all three. (I took A&P 1 & 2 as solo classes but became lax and left with Bs in both. ) i put the pressure on myself to get those As by recording the lecture so that i could listen to it on my commute before the next class meeting (this helped to remind me of what was last discuss). The night before class i reviewed my notes. Our class also had online features for quizzes and homework along with the textbook. I used the software to practice the material until i got it right. Any wrong answers, i took note of them as added material to my lecture notes for review. I didn't wait for the last minute to study for exams since i habitually looked at the books a minimum of every other day. If you can, see if you can get the same professor for you lab. He/she will be consistent in what is expected for you to pass the course. That semester micro took top priority in my studies, then Socio, then chem . Best wishes!

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