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    ITT Tech's New Program???

    I don't know anything about MO, but (and you may have this already) here is a link to a listing of all the PN and RN programs in your state. There do seem to be some community colleges on the RN list. http://pr.mo.gov/boards/nursing/schoolsofnursing.pdf I hope you can find the answer that best suits your needs.
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    ITT Tech's New Program???

    No one but you can say if any school is good for you. ITT Tech is very expensive (it's associate degree costs more than my bachelors degree did), and it's credits are not nearly as readily accepted as transfer credits by other schools when compared to a community college or state university (which could mean that if you were to continue your education, you'd have to take --and pay for-- a lot of general education classes again). It is easier to get into though. Only you can balance out the negatives and positives. Is there a reason you're leaning toward ITT Tech vs. a Community College?
  3. Thankfully, that hasn't been my experience, for the most part, I've had wonderful, knowledgeable, talented and caring Professors. I'm sorry if it's been yours though.
  4. So the Professor has no responsibility regarding the quality of their performance? I agree the student is responsible for their learning....but surely the Professor is also responsible for teaching? A student ultimately responsible for their learning shouldn't necessarily mean self-taught.
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    Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'

    I don't know what CBS said, but last I checked they are not a peer reviewed scholarly source (not sure if the CDC was an approved source for scholarly research in your BSN program or not...). What was reported in the Lancet Infectious Diseases article (doi:10.1016/S1473-3099(11)70295-X) was the following: "Efficacy of trivalent inactivated vaccine (TIV) was shown in eight (67%) of the 12 seasons analysed in ten randomised controlled trials (pooled efficacy 59% [95% CI 51--67] in adults aged 18--65 years)." That doesn't say it doesn't work....it says that it seems it might not works as well as we previously thought and that we need to work to improve the efficacy of these vaccines. Why is it either/or...why make the case that instead of vaccinating we can use good nutrition and standard precautions? Why not protect by vaccinating and use nutrition/standard precautions?
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    Nurse: 'I was fired for refusing flu shot'

    So, you choose to do nothing to change a situation you don't want (since no one held a gun to anyone's head, or strapped anyone down to force a medical procedure there was no "forcing")....instead chose to just to gripe and complain. Actions speak volumes!
  7. I've never pretended that I'm an educator....what I am though is a student. I have a lot of experience being a student, I've done it for years. I'm proactive in my learning, and know how I learn most efficiently. This experience allows me to judge whether a professor is efficient in teaching me. For me, proper lectures (reading from the PowerPoint doesn't count) is very effective. Skits, games and class discussions....not so much. Either way, I'll figure out a way to learn what I need to learn...but it's always helpful when the Prof spends more time teaching and less entertaining.
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    Smokers in Nursing School--How Are You Treated?

    These changes still wouldn't provide a place for you or staff to light up. When I go to the hospital for an asthma flare-up, my lungs don't only react to smoke from staff members....they react to second hand cigarette smoke from anyone. Again, don't I have the right to receive medical care (when I desperately need it!) without having to walk through a cloud of smoke that will make my respiratory problem worse? As for Psych patients, I know on the Acute Psych unit I did clinicals on, patients were offered either a nicotrol inhaler or a nicotine patch. They weren't allowed smoke, or drink alcohol....it didn't cause any violence that I witnessed. As for hospice patients, if the patient is able to go outside...then they're able to make other hospice arrangements (home hospice for example)....there's no reason that the rest of the campus should have to tolerate their second hand smoke. Again, we have no way of knowing which other patients. Upset visitors have other restrictions besides smoking ( I know my Dad wants a shot of Irish when he's upset...should the hospital start allowing drinking?). In our state you can't even smoke in a bar...are you really proposing that visitors should be able to smoke in the hospital?? How "upset" does a visitor have to be before they're allowed to smoke?
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    Smokers in Nursing School--How Are You Treated?

    I am so relieved that hospitals have started requiring smoking staff members to smoke off-campus only. I'm even more grateful for the hospitals that require their employees to not smoke at all. I don't feel this way because I'm vindictive, but because I'm asthmatic and one of my biggest triggers is second hand smoke. I can't tell you the number of times that I had to go to the ED due to a bad flare up and had to "run the gauntlet" of smoking staff members outside the ED door!!! I mean, come on....I couldn't breathe as it was, that did not help. One trip to the ED, I needed to request a different nurse due to the strong tobacco smell on her person. Just not what I needed at that moment (and for the record...perfume to cover the smell doesn't help! It just means I don't know why I'm flaring up worse later in the day...it's not the aroma, it's the chemicals!) So, smokers are grown adults...they get to make any decision they want. However, health care workers shouldn't be putting folks who already have a fragile respiratory system, in further jeopardy.
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    Nursing to the Deaf?

    ASL isn't a mode of communication, it's a language with it's own grammar, syntax and vocabulary. I have friends who majored in Spanish, because they wanted to mix their two interests....I don't see why someone couldn't do the same with ASL... It's all about finding the right community to serve in.
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    Finally understand the Facebook no-no's

    If she has her privacy settings locked down, and is selective with who she "friends" then unless she's posting her social security account number....she's probably fine with sharing details of her life :)
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    Nursing to the Deaf?

    The two previous posts make a lot of sense as DC and Rochester are the home to the two largest deaf universities: Gaulludet and RIT.
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    Finally understand the Facebook no-no's

    What evidence do you have to support this? How private do you think it is? What kind of information do you intend to put on Facebook? I'm in a career change from technology to nursing. A trend I've noticed about how folks interact with various internet entities (like facebook) is that many either over or under react. Folks who under-react don't consider the need for security/privacy controls at all. As a result, they may find themselves in a tough spot. Folks who over-react, tend to see goblins behind every corner and often just decide to not join any online entity. The reality (as is often the case) is somewhere in the middle. Just as we all had to learn how to keep ourselves safe in the real world (look both ways before crossing streets, lock doors, don't walk at night in badly lit areas, don't flash cash on the street, etc)....we need to learn to keep ourselves safe in the virtual world (never put sensitive information in e-mails, don't share with people you don't know, don't download files you're not expecting, etc). Now, we can decide to become virtual recluses just as we can choose to merely lock ourselves in the house (it does decreases risk)...or we can manage our risk and still participate.
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    Nursing to the Deaf?

    There are often large deaf communities in towns that have residential deaf schools. That may be one thing to look at...
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    Finally understand the Facebook no-no's

    I check internet sites for my name about once a month. I've never seen any information that I didn't already know was there (profile page from work, other pages that I know are there). If you lock down your facebook settings, they're getting about the same amount of information from you that your supermarket "member card" gets you. They're looking at aggregates, not your personal information. But, if folks don't want to take responsibility for the privacy settings on their various internet accounts (not just FB) then I agree with you, they shouldn't have the accounts. That being said, I would consider "friending" a co-worker (just as I have "friended fellow students). However, I do not "friend" people I don't know well (and trust), management or professors. After I graduate, I'll likely "friend" a few professors, and after I've left a job I've "friended" managers....but not until then.
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    Finally understand the Facebook no-no's

    I do post a status at least once a day (generally not more than twice a day). One of the real benefits of facebook for me is keeping up with loved-ones lives. I have friends and loved-ones all over the country (and quite a few outside the country). Yes, of course we e-mail and call each other....but facebook allows for the day-to-day sharing of information that generally only happens with close proximity. For example, if I'm stressed about an exam, it's unlikely I'm going to e-mail that out to everyone...it's just not important enough for an e-mail. However, with facebook, I can put, "Totally stressed about next week's exam!!" as a status. If my loved ones lived next door (or around the block, etc) then I'd see them and they'd know this information. Facebook is just a way to "see" them to share the details of our life. That being said, I'd have to be pretty darn sick to not post on facebook. I continued to use fb through a really nasty bout with Pneumonia....and trust me, I was definitely sick. :-/ It was a great way to keep up with folks, as asthma + Pneumonia means I get out of breath during conversations....so phone calls were frustrating. I could even check fb while doing my breathing treatments! (I had a mask...hands free! )
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