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SPC Nursing Fall 2018

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You are reading page 5 of SPC Nursing Fall 2018. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

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The books you need for level 1 are the drug and lab books, the nanda book, fundamentals, and med surg. I highly recommend the Q&A success book as well.

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As far as I know, St Anthony's is not an option. Unless they've changed things recently. The Northside instructor is disorganized. It can be extremely frustrating. But she is a good lady and genuinely cares about her students. You won't realize how great she is until you get to level 2, then you'll have that "I want my mommy" thing going lol. She drills some important stuff into your head that you will not think twice about until level 2 and then you realize what she was doing. If you have the pleasure of getting Dr. Miller as an instructor, be thankful. She works in the same class with the Northside instructor, and she is AMAZING!

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ddeburger works as a Student.

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As far as I know, St Anthony's is not an option. Unless they've changed things recently. The Northside instructor is disorganized. It can be extremely frustrating. But she is a good lady and genuinely cares about her students. You won't realize how great she is until you get to level 2, then you'll have that "I want my mommy" thing going lol. She drills some important stuff into your head that you will not think twice about until level 2 and then you realize what she was doing. If you have the pleasure of getting Dr. Miller as an instructor, be thankful. She works in the same class with the Northside instructor, and she is AMAZING!

Oh okay. I am really trying to get nights and there aren't that many options close to home. It's north side or nothing, unless St. Anthony's is a choice. I don't know why they would put it on the registration page for fall if it's not.

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I can't believe spring semester is already over. I hope everyone had a good semester and has a great summer! July will be here before we know it!

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I know! It totally flew by!

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Hey guys, so I need some advice.

This summer, besides taking 3 classes, I am also taking the pilates class they offer. I haven't had a normal workout routine in 2 years. I am awful when it comes to going to the gym, so I prefer classes, but especially dance. I started dancing when I was 15 and I still love it. Anyway, I wanted to take the modern dance class this fall, however, that would mean that I would have to choose day classes. I wanted to do evenings so I would graduate a semester earlier. I will be working full time overnight Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays this fall but I also wanted to make sure that I do continue to work out. What are your plans when it comes to working out, going to school, and working? Is taking a dance class twice a week worth graduating a semester later? My really good friend and study partner is also choosing evenings, so I would lose her too.

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Also, is anyone going to the voluntary applicant info session on June 4th at the health education center?

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ddeburger works as a Student.

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Follow your heart! I would put the nursing first and you can always take it up once you are done with the program. I have gained so much weight since starting school, but I try to walk a few days a week (3 miles or more). I just need to get the snacking under control. Lol!!

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Yes, I am going. I already RSVP'd for it. I just want to see the competition, plus I have never been there. Lol!

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Peachez1 has 1 years experience and works as a Student nurse.

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Your BEST review for NCLEX is going to be the ATI. I also use the "success" series for additional questions. I do have the Saunders book but I rarely use it. I use mostly the text books (which are huge and heavy), the success books, and the ATI (app, computer software, books)

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Peachez1 has 1 years experience and works as a Student nurse.

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I've said that this is NEEDED since my level one. You think you know my courses and how to study then you get to nursing school and realize you don't know a thing about it!

The race to get into nursing school is STRESSFUL but once your in your IN. The competition is OVER - band together and support your peers. No one cares if you get an A or a C - as long as you know your material and can pass your NCLEX in the end. Even then.... your interview is not going to ask you how many questions you passed in. All they want to see is that licence. So, if you see a classmate struggling (or having a melt down in the hallway - yes that happens.) support them. Encourage them. Just be there for each other and you'll make it through just fine!

I'll be starting level three in the fall. Let me know if you still need help.

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Peachez1 has 1 years experience and works as a Student nurse.

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Personally, nothing gets in the way of my classes and studies. Not birthdays, not being sick, not extra classes that are not needed. I (and you) have to pass the tests, exams and papers in order to progress through school.

Is taking an extra curricular class worth having to repeat a semester? For me, no. I only want to go through that semester once, ever. Plus there is the thought of the fees. Do I want to pay for the extra curricular classes AND the fees for a repeat semester. For me, again, that is a no.

That all being said - if your ready to do that, go for it! Each person has their own passions and schedules. That is what makes us unique and wonderful! And if you want to do both at the same time then go for it. Just make sure you go into nursing school fully knowing that when they say for every 1 hour of class there are 3 hours of independent study - they really MEAN it. It is no joke. Nursing school will consume much of your waking hours, but that does not mean you will have time for little else. Time management is key, if you have a great handle on that, you'll be just fine.

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