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    OSU Wexner Staff RN or RN-PCC?

    Not sure how helpful this will be, but the PCC stands for patient care coordinator. Not sure what the difference between RN and RN-PCC is though. I remember my preceptor over at OSU East having patient care coordinator on his ID badge, but I didn't notice anything drastically different in what he did on a post-op ortho floor on nights.
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    Otoscopes

    Our program requires it for FNP, PNP, and maybe adult primary. We have a great supplier that will be on campus next week with them and perks for buying them in person (on top of the $100 less they are already compared with Amazon and others).
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    Books

    I got a great deal directly from the publisher (30% off & free shipping) for a book that's all of 2 weeks old because it wasn't available in time through Amazon or the school bookstore for the start of the semester. Definitely keeping an eye on those sites from now on.
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    Ohio Health and OSU

    Can you elaborate on how OSUs Grad Entry students are 'scary' - is it unsafe scary or mean teacher scary? Maybe the current cohorts (one is finishing pre-licensure and the other has just begun clinicals) are better than previous ones?
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    RNFA

    I saw RNFAs during my observation day in the OR at the Ross. Beyond that, I'm no help, but figured some info is better than none.
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    Elective courses

    I took medical terminology and a phlebotomy course as extra courses outside of pre-reqs. Both have been incredibly helpful as I'm in an accelerated program.
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    Lessons Learned During Our First Semester Of Clinicals

    I believe in #16 and #19. #16 is why I'm focusing on the pediatric patient population (hopefully) and #19 because any of my classmates can come and ask me, "is 1+1 still 2?" because some days you need that reassurance and not ridicule.
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    Ohio Health and OSU

    Check campusparc.com for OSU parking prices. Anything with a garage option is going to be expensive and the cheapest option is WCX (Buckeye lot) where you hop on the bus and it takes you the hospital.
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    Stupid Nurse Tricks (Or How To Look Incredibly Stupid)

    Doinking a baby's head in the upper crib rails as you're lifting them up to calm them down. While mom is standing next to you. What made me feel less bad about this - finding out one of my classmates did the same thing during our peds rotation.
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    BSN Textbooks for NP school?

    Our program uses the grad school version of the patho book. Same author, pictures, and 800/1200 pages. I actually went back to the undergrad version quite a few times last semester bc the grad book seemed to be geared more towards med students with the level of detail it went into.
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    Should I take medical terminology (not req'd)?

    I say go for it. I took it as a way to help bump up my GPA a bit and I've found it helpful for trying to answer test questions that ask what a term means and it's one I didn't study too much. Had to do it on my most recent advanced patho test.
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    Question about albumin level and nutrition

    What's their pre-albumin level? Since PA is unaffected by hydration status and your pt is on a clear liquid diet, this might give you a more accurate picture of their nutritional status.
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    Would you commute an hour to a job you wanted?

    I commuted from Baltimore to DC (it was a miracle if i could make it in less than an hour, even at 3am) for a non-nursing job in college that opened up so many doors, contacts, and experiences for me, so it was definitely worth it.
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    Ebooks? Some, all or none??

    I get physical copies of my real nursing books (assessment, med/surg, patho...) that I know I'm going to use again or refer back to a lot and get e books for classes such as development (already had a development text), cultural competence, and the other non-clinical courses.
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    Head to Toe Physical Assessment

    Appropriate for race maybe?
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    What do you carry your gear to clinicals in?

    I have been using a Vera Bradley messenger bag I've had for a long time but will be switching to a tote from Thirty-one because we have exams in one of our classes after Wednesday clinicals and I need more room for my textbook (1800 pg) and a change of clothes just incase since the messenger only holds my clipboard, notebook (maybe a second one), and my supplies (stethoscope, pen light, pens, scissors, and the leftover tape and alcohol wipes I have). I tried bringing my normal backpack to clinicals, but that was too massive.