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  1. missdomini

    What is the freaking deal with OB?

    I knew before getting into nursing school that L&D was were I wanted to be. I have always had a passion for everything women's health related. As I finish up my OB course this semester, I must say that my experience has only strengthened my desire to work in L&D/postpartum. This was the first clinical where I actually saw myself as a future nurse. I think it's a beautiful thing getting to watch life come into this world. In the near future I would love to either pursue an NP degree in Women's Health or a Midwifery degree. I think this discussion just shows one of the many beauties of nursing. . . . there is something for everyone!
  2. missdomini

    Howard community college Fall 2015 nursing

    Hello Prude! Sorry for the late response, I don't check into my account as often as I should. Any who, regarding the NCLEX books, I'm currently rotating through 3 different NCLEX books: Mosby's Review Questions for the NCLEX-RN, HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination and Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination. While the exact style of the questions does not mimic the ones on the HCC exam, they allow you to put your knowledge into practice which is very helpful. It also gets you in the habit of learning how to answer priority questions and selecting the best answer. Especially pay attention to the rationales! You will hear this over and over from the professors. I would definitely recommend renting your fundamentals textbook!! You will be required to purchase the Prep-U add on (extremely helpful) but it is much cheaper to buy that on it's own and rent the book. You won't use your fundamentals book at any other point throughout the program. Do, however, buy your pharmacology and Med-Surg book! You will continue to use these as you progress. I bought both of mines used on Amazon (MUCH cheaper than the on-campus bookstore) Unless a previous nursing student is selling their skills kit, the only place to get it is the HCC bookstore. No real way to get out of this one unfortunately. I can't speak on the stethoscope as I myself have the Littmann Classic II. Although it's on the more expensive side, I think it's a great investment. A lot of the students in my class have the lightweight version which is about $30 cheaper than the classic and they love them. Prestige offers stethoscopes for about $25 which you can look into. But I will tell you that some of my peers went this route and ended up having to purchase a new one by second semester (most fell apart very easily). Hope this answers your questions and feel free to ask any other questions.
  3. Hello, I was wondering if anyone here is a member/student member of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. I am considering membership and would like to get some feedback about the benefits of membership. I am also curious to learn about mentoring opportunities within the organization. I would love to meet other nurses who can help guide me and provide resources while I'm in school. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
  4. missdomini

    Howard community college Fall 2015 nursing

    Hello! First, congrats on being accepted into the program!! I am currently in the 2nd semester of the Evening/Weekend program at HCC. I greatly enjoyed fundamentals and hope you all will too. The best advice I can give you is to come prepared to work starting on day one! Despite it being a part-time program, the course load can get very overwhelming if you don't say on top of things. This is especially true if you plan to work full time or have a family. I would highly encourage forming a study group early on in the semester (no more than 5-6 students though). I personally find it extremely helpful to talk things out in a group. I would also suggest getting a good NCLEX book to help you throughout the semester. Nursing exams are very different from regular exams and it does take some getting use to. Please feel free to hit me up if you have any other questions and I wish you all the best!
  5. missdomini

    Howard Community College - Fall 2014

    Hello, I was curious to see if anyone else on here had been accepted into the evening/weekend RN program at Howard Community College for Fall 2014? I would love to get in contact with future students and get some advice. Thanks!