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  1. Lost 18 pounds during my first semester ( spring ) and kept it off over the summer. Have lost about 3 since this semester started. My 18 last semester though had to do with my husband leaving me after the first exam and going from there. I hope to keep losing as I am now the size I was when I got pregnant with my daughter almost 6 years ago.
  2. There has never been any real discussion of our cell phones during clinicals...it has not been an issue I guess. We all turn them on vibrate and stick them deep in our pants pocket. If it goes off we wait and go to the bathroom to check it. Three fourths of my class are single moms so our cells are our lifeline to the kids and our instructors are really good about this....as long as it does not disrupt class or clinicals. I hope everything works out with your son.....good luck there and keep us posted!!
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    What area do you want to nurse in?

    We are just about to start med surg adn OB so I really can't say for sure, but I can say this...I worked in a nursing home over the summer with quite a few hospice patients and I am thinking of homehealth or maybe hospice care at this point. I hated the way the hospice patients were pushed to the side adn given no respect or even kind treatment for that matter. They were ignored and I would hate to die like that.
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    WOOO PIG SOOIE ARKANSAS Introductions!!

    I am in my second semester of a 4 semester program.....someday I will be there with you nurs2b!!( We go to the same school)
  5. I don't visit here very often anymore....maybe once a week so I just saw this post.....I was a 4.0 for the first year of school....excited and all. Then I hit some of my harder pre-reqs and was thrilled to get a C in Chemistry and Algebra....since my GPA has dropped...I went into Nursing school and was thrilled to get a B in it. I have since realized....I don't have to have a 4.0 as long as I can survive school and keep my family together. We live by the motto....C=RN!!!!!
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    Mom's who are students...

    Lots of late nights with little sleep....TV dinners and paper plates. My house is never truly clean and sometimes I feed my kids cereal for dinner the night before a big test. It is a sacrifice, but I know in the end it will be worth it.....I do only get 4 hours of sleep alot of nights, but it is what it takes. You can do it!!
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    Whew... I passed

    One of the girls in my class ended with a 92.3 or something like that.....wouldn't it suck to be that close to an A?
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    Whew... I passed

    Woot!!!! Glad to hear it! I also passed it all. I got an 85 on the final and ended the semester with a B so I am thrilled!!
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    My class must be bad.

    Yes, but our program you have to get a 75 to pass EACH test....if you get below a 75 they kick you out of the program...it is not cumulative GPA. Every test there is a chance of failing out. And the "retake" is so much harder than the original...I found that out.
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    My class must be bad.

    Thanks....I am just trying to stay positive...I think I can....I think I can....
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    My class must be bad.

    No Nurs2be...Nursing diagnosis.....I let my personal issues get in the way of studying.....I can't let that happen again. I just want to point out that I would much rather have it where we had an average for the semester.....it is nervewracking to know that you could fail out for not getting a 75 on any test....there are 5 tests....the final and a math exit exam....less than a 75....retake.....you are gone.....it is very stressful. I know of people who have failed on test 5....one week before the final....it is scary.....
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    My class must be bad.

    At my school the policy is....you take the test and if you fail you take the retake. If you fail the retake you are out of the program. If you miss on test day then the retake is the only chance you get to pass the test....if you fail you are out of the program. On the retake the highest grade you can get is a 75. Even if you get a 90....your recorded score is a 75. Only a couple of exceptions have been made....one guy they sent home(he had the flu) and another had a doctors note.... I failed my first test on Monday and have retake this monday...keep your fingers crossed......
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    Any anyone used Topamax for weight loss?

    I took Topamax for migraine control and lost 10 pounds in a few months...mainly because it makes all carbonated beverages taste nasty and you can't drink sodas,LOL
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    1st semester students...gimme an update!

    I too am having a rough time with school, but I can do the work and such required....had a B at mid term, it is the personal problems that are giving me hell and making it hard to concentrate on school. I want to make it through this semester and if my hubby and I don't make some sort of decision over the summer I am taking next semester off to deal with this. I would rather take a semester off than fail out because I can't take the stress of my personal life....
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    Should teachers be CPR certified?

    I took First Aid and the majority of the others in my class were Elementary Ed majors so it is required here......thank goodness. YES YES YES.....teachers should know CPR and heimlich!!!!
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    Anyone else interested in Forensic Nursing?

    One of my instructors is a forensic nurse......