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Drug guide and other recommendations [27 Aug 2009|03:31pm]

 I'm working on buying all my books for fall.  We have to have a drug handbook, but my school doesn't recommend a particular one.  Can you recommend whichever you think is best.  Easiest to read, best organized?  I am not sure what I'd be looking for anyway, so any experienced opinions are welcome.

I'm also getting an iPhone this weekend.  I understand there are a million and one apps and I'm sure some must be good for nursing (drug conversions or whatever).  Any recommendations?


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[01 Jul 2009|04:23pm]

So, has anyone applied the the OHSU accelerated BSN program with any less than a 4.0 in their prereqs & gotten in?

I have a 4.0 so far, but my math class is scary.
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Interviews [21 May 2009|02:13am]

 Hey all - 

I just got notified that I've been offered an interview at one of the schools I've applied to.  I'm just curious how many of you that have had this experience were accepted to the schools that interviewed you.  I guess what I"m wondering is if they really use this as a criteria to weed out people who might look good on paper but are idiots in real life, OR if they really still have a lot of people to cut from the running.  Seems like a really time-consuming way to cut out people (I'm told my interview is 1 hour verbal and 30 min. written.  

Any thoughts or experiences?  Advice???? 

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[30 Mar 2009|12:21pm]

So, a quick question for anyone done with taking A&P at PCC:

Does anyone have a copy of the little Applications Manual that comes bundled with the Fundamentals of A&P book? I have a used copy without it and it's not available separately at the bookstore. I don't really even know if it's important yet.
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[04 Dec 2008|12:35pm]

Besides being a CNA, what else helps your chances of getting into nursing school? A friend of my mother told me that volunteering at Legacy does. Anyone know anything ?
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RN license [21 Apr 2007|06:00pm]

What is the fastest way in Portland to get an RN license for someone with a Bachelor's degree and health care experience/education?  Any schools work on competency instead of credits?  Or will take a lot of transfer credits?  Thanks!
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CNA question [18 Apr 2007|10:00pm]

Hi all -

So, I'm planning to be done with my pre-reqs this December and applying to schools for the next fall (2008). My thoughts for the 8-9 months in between are to get my CNA and work in a residential care facility. It seems like a lot of folks in my classes at PCC already are CNAs. So I feel like its the next logical step, and almost like I'm sorta behind everyone else.

Thoughts? Recommendations? Other ideas of better things to do between January and September??

Thanks in advance!
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[07 Feb 2007|02:34pm]

Gosh, I'm a bad moderator. I hadn't even realized there were people joined in here, but it makes me SO happy to see you! Now that I know there are at least a FEW readers, I'll make an effort to post in here.

It's definitely a long and hard road. I've got 2 quarters of A&P left and I haven't even applied to a school yet. I'm also taking phlebotomy courses to get a good medical field job and I still need to get my CNA. Sometimes I feel like Dori in Finding Nemo "just keep swimming, just keep swimming".

Anyway, hello to those of you reading. :D

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Introduction & A Lot of Questions [07 Feb 2007|01:38pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hello all-

I recently decided that I want to go back to school for nursing. It is a completely new track for me-as in I have no science background except what was required to graduate with a B.A.- so I have to spend the next year or two taking all the prerequisites before I can apply. I am still in the early stages of researching this project and I have a few questions for this community:
1) I'm 31, and I'm a little nervous about going back for undergraduate math and science and basically revising my life. Is there anyone who has done something similar?
2) Everything I've read so far indicates that a B.S.N degree is much more desirable than an R.N. degree both in terms of pay scale and skills.
3)Any comments about taking prereqs at PSU versus PCC?
4) What is the best work experience to have while taking prerequisites? Would it be worthwhile to get a CNA certification (my skill set is largely administrative, so I plan to get a clinic job in that area and go from there) or is there another relatively easily obtainable certificate/job that is highly recommended for pre-nursing and nursing students?

Any insight into any of these questions would be greatly appreciated!!


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A little help with an assignment? [12 Aug 2006|09:03pm]

Hello everyone!

Pardon the intrusion, but I have to ask for your help. I am doing a project on Turner's Syndrome in my Science of Women's Bodies class. I am required to administer a poll for my project and would really love it if you filled it out.
I will keep all answers screened unless you indicate that it is okay to unscreen your answers. I'll also give you a copy of my paper when I'm done with it if you really want! (That way you can see what I've done with the information I've compliled.) All I'll really be doing is saying stuff like "of the people polled, this many people said that".

Thanks so much.


3)Do you know what Turner's Syndrome is? If yes, please state; if no, take a guess (no googling!)
4)Do you know anyone with Turner's Syndrome?
5)Turner's Syndrome is a:
a-psychological disorder
b-chromosomal/genetic disorder?
c-hormonal disorder?
d-metabolic disorder?
6)T or F? Turner's Syndrome can be cured.
7)T or F? You can tell someone has Turner's Syndrome just by looking at them.
8)T or F? People with Turner's Syndrome can be male or female.
9)T or F? People with Turner's Syndrome cannot reproduce.
10)T or F? Turner's Syndrome usually occurs along with mental/physical retardation.

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[04 Aug 2006|10:55am]

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Hello! [28 Mar 2006|04:30pm]

Well, I guess I just wanted to introduce myself...

I'm Myla and I just started at Clark. My ultimate goal is to go to med school and become an OB/GYN. After talking to all my friends who are nurses or med school students, I've decided that going to nursing school beforehand is my best route.

Since I've just started, I'm working on my pre-reqs. I'm hoping to start my CNA training in the summer. Hopefully (*fingers crossed*), I'll be able to quit this awful office job and get a part-time job as a CNA afterwards. I don't know how realistic it is, but I'm shooting for a Fall 2007 entrance into the nursing program at Clark.

After Clark, I'm planning on entering the nursing program at WSU. When that's all said and done, I'll probably work for a year so that I can save some extra money for med school.

Hmm... I think that's about it.

Does anyone reading this have any information regarding Clark's Continuing Education course for CNA training? What's the schedule like? Is it something that will allow me to still work my regular job or is it something that's probably going to require me to quit completely? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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[23 Mar 2006|12:09pm]

So I'm thinking I might get into the phlebotomy course while I'm doing my prereqs. Since it's so short and I'm taking most of the classes I need to get in ANYWAY. That way I can start working as a phlebotomist which is good points for getting into the nursing program.
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[01 Mar 2006|03:20pm]

Well, this quarter is comign to a close awfully fast. Last quarter at this time I was stressed beyond belief praying that I gt at LEAST a C in Algebra (I did, whew!)

I'm debating on taking microbiology next quarter. I've heard not to take it until after tha A&P series, but I don't think I can get into A&P for Spring and that leaves me with not a whole lot to do next quarter.

I just can't wait til I can get further towards the application process.
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[05 Feb 2006|10:40pm]

Since we're new, I just thought I'd give an introduction.

My name is Jennifer, I'm currently attending Clark College in Vancouver. I'm working on my prereqs for the nursing program. My current classes are Psych 211 and Chem 111, plus a relationships filler class.

I think I eventually want to work as a nurse in the cancer/chemo area. Or in the ER.
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