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  1. An excellent, moving article that really slaps you in the face with some not-so-palatable reality 👍 https://medium.com/@mrkjamesbb/do-not-resuscitate-1e4c177dcc92
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    UTHSC Summer 2015 Application

    Hey TX2015, I completely understand how you're feeling. This whole thing is so obscure, and with so much riding on it--our careers--it's extremely stressful. I applied for the Fall 2014 semester back in Jan 2014. I had no idea what would transfer, etc. and was surprised to find out that in order to get the transcript eval I had to apply first. My thinking was, I'll just go down there and find out if it's worth me applying yet or whether I should take a few more classes first. As you know, not the case. Pay your $60 and wait. I received the transcript eval for that application (Fall 2014) in February 2014. I had 32 hours of the required prereques. Also, they wanted my foreign transcripts. I received the letter saying I didn't accepted into the Fall 2014 semester in March 2014. The letter didn't say why. I just figured I was missing a transcript (the foreign one) and 8 hours short of the 40. The transcript eval I received the other day was dated November 2014, and it was the same transcript eval I received before. I'm sure they will have updated everything and I'll receive a new one soon. I just freaked out when I first saw it and couldn't think straight. I'm sure your stuff will transfer. I too have no idea what their criteria for acceptance is. I imagine they give greater weight to classes taken at 4 year colleges than at community colleges. My worry is that my A&P, Micro, Math, etc. were taken over 7 years ago. I don't know if that counts against me. I did well on the HESI. Although, I made an 830 on CT and completely forgot to do the learning styles thing! I'm hoping that having been an LVN for the last 7 years and currently working in the med center will count in my favor. I'm not sure, though, as maybe they only want young, fresh out of college kinda students. Sounds like you've done your research, though. Good luck to you, too! Are you going to spend another $60 and put in an application for the Fall 2015 semester? The deadline is Jan 15th. I figured I would. Why not?
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    UTHSC Summer 2015 Application

    So I checked my mail today and opened my transcript eval ( I don't check my mail often). I was panicked when I saw that my eval didn't include any of the classes I've taken this year and left me like 8 hours short of the 40 required to apply. I have all 60 hours, and I submitted my transcript with 50 of those hours completed before the Dec 1st deadline. The lady at the registrar assured me they would update my profile when my transcript from the fall 2014 semester was submitted. That was sent (the remaining 10 hours) on Dec 17. The transcript eval I have was prepared on 11/17/14. Surely the transcript I submitted after that before Dec 1st will be included in the eval that who ever decides who gets accepted or not will see, right? I'm kinda freaking out. I don't understand why they would evaluate your transcripts on 11/17 and ignore any classes you take and submit before the application deadline. :/
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    UTHSC Summer 2015 Application

    Does anyone else applying have any nursing experience? Any LVNs? I'm an LVN. I'm just wondering if that helps any with getting considered for admission. Anyone who is in the program already, were there any LVNs or people with other clinical experience in there too? I just finished up all my prereques this week, so I basically just have to sit around and wait til April :/
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    UTHSC Summer 2015 Application

    Proof of TSI is some Texas thing that basically says you meet certain reading, writing, Math standards. If you have taken college courses (and passed them), then you meet the standards. proof of TSI will be on your transcripts. Don't worry about the TSI and Transcritps still being on your to do list. As long as they received your transcripts on time, you're good. They don't always update the to do list. Also, if you are still taking classes this semester (Fall 2014), these two things may remain on your to do list until your Fall 2014 transcript is received.
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    UTHSC Summer 2015 Application

    Hey everyone, I applied for the pace-setter bsn starting in summer 2015. I just got conformation that all my stuff got to the registrar's office before the December 1st deadline. The company that evaluated my international transcript sent the evaluation to San Antonio school of Dentistry. I discovered this just in the knick of time, as they fedexed a copy to UT Houston so it arrived on Wed 26th Nov--the day before they closed for Thanksgiving! I take my finals for History II and Chemistry this week, and that's all my prereques done. I took the Hesi last New Year's eve. I got a 94% overall, above 90 on all parts, and an 830 on CT part. Now that the deadline is passed, all we can do is sit back and wait :/
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    Home Health on a Motorcycle

    They used to ride horses too. lol....I am not talking about a Harley with big ass loud pipes and showing up in studded leather and a bandana etc. (although most of my pts would probably love that). I am talking about a sport/tourer style bike. I am very clean cut, well spoken etc.
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    Home Health on a Motorcycle

    Hey I'm thinking about going back into homehealth but getting a motorcycle to ride to my pts houses. What do you reckon? I know I would spend a lot of time on my phone, using my laptop (pulled over), and eating while in the car doing HH before, but I think with just a little bit of planning I should be able to pull it off on a bike. I'm excited about mixing my passion for riding motorcycles with my daily job. Also, there are some really comfy bikes with plenty of boxes etc. for supplies, GPS systems for bikes etc. You see the cops do it. I just know it can get pretty hectic, but like I said with a little planning it should be good. The only thing is the heat (I live in texas) and if it decides to **** it down. But honestly, that's just all part of the riding experience. What do you think?
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    A&P experts please help...

    Please post a link to an image that clearly marks the medial aspect of the great toe. The best I have come up with is the medial and lateral sesamoids. However, I cannot find a source that depicts which is lateral and which is medial. That's what I need, as that would win my argument, prove me right, save my documentation, no incident report, etc. etc....
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    A&P experts please help...

    Trust me. I want to believe you. I want the medial aspect of the great toe to be the side of the great toe that is facing the same way as the medial aspect of the foot. However, I need some kind of source to back this up. I need a credible argument on the side of the above. I was hoping someone might be able to produce one, as I have had no luck.
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    A&P experts please help...

    Great post....extremely helpful. I must search for more of your posts to indulge myself in this superior knowledge you seem to express with your attitude in this post.
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    A&P experts please help...

    Sure, I do understand that. I know what you say above would would be true for the medial aspect of the foot, but I'm not sure if this is different or not for the toes of the foot. For example, if you consider the foot as one foot, the lateral great toe will be the side of the toe on the outside of the foot, and in the case of considering the foot by itself, this would be the aspect of the toe opposite to that which touches the second toe (the left side of the right great toe when looking down). This is how they describe it working for, like I said, the layers of blood vessels..i.e. it is not simply the part that is closest to the midsagittal plane that is medial but the part that is most internal on that specific structure. I am not sure if this is correct for the toes, however.
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    A&P experts please help...

    Ok my question is which part of your big toe is the lateral big toe and which part is the medial? Or it can be worded this way....is the side of your great toe that touches your 2nd toe the medial or lateral aspect of the great toe? Please show a decent source because I cannot find any online to prove you wrong. I know what the medical dictionary says, but when it is pertaining to a multilayered part of the body, the medial aspect is the one most inside. For example, with a blood vessel there are several layers. The inner most layer is the medial. I am not sure if this applies to the toes in the sense that "inner" would be considered the area where the middle toe is located. I know the medial aspect of the foot is the inside of the foot, but is this the same with the toes??
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    Working with a cast?

    3 weeks. Yeah, boxer's fracture.
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    Working with a cast?

    I'm a home health nurse. BTW. For hands I can use alcohol effectively between pts. Just for wound care pts I am gonna have to wear XL gloves with the pinky and 4th digit cut out maybe cover up with kerlix? I dunno.
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    Working with a cast?

    Anyone ever worked with a cast? I have one on my dominant hand now, but I must work. The only problem I can see is doing wound care-not being able to put on gloves. Any suggestions?