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Old 02-07-2008, 07:15 PM
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My name is Jacob, and I'm a student nurse...

I'll be graduating from Cedarville University (in Cedarville, OH) this coming May. I've been going to school full-time for almost 5 years now. I spent 2 years at Lansing Community College (in Lansing, MI), trying to figure out if I actually wanted to do nursing. I finally decided, and ended up transferring to Cedarville (the wait list was a couple of years at the community college). The 2 years of community college were great (and cheap!), and they cut off a full year of classes at Cedarville.

I'm currently in clinicals at a step-down trauma unit at a local Level I trauma hospital. I'm one of the few people in my class of 74 students who is enjoying the Nursing Theory course we have to take. So I guess that makes me a nurd (nurse + nerd).

And now I need to go write about my own personal philosophy of nursing...

Looking forward to interacting with others on this board.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:05 PM
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Welcome! And congratulations on nearing your graduation. When will you sit for NCLEX?

I am glad you have found NV. Please come back often.

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I haven't scheduled the NCLEX yet. I'm waiting to hear back about a job in Minneapolis. But! I graduate May 3, and I'd like to take it as soon as possible after that.

Any NCLEX tips out there?

Speaking of Minneapolis - does anyone on NV work in Minnesota? And if so, about how long did it take for the whole applying to the board/NCLEX process?
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If you have tips for students, feel free to post them in the Student section!
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My name is Jacob, and I'm a student nurse...

I'll be graduating from Cedarville University (in Cedarville, OH) this coming May. I've been going to school full-time for almost 5 years now. I spent 2 years at Lansing Community College (in Lansing, MI), trying to figure out if I actually wanted to do nursing. I finally decided, and ended up transferring to Cedarville (the wait list was a couple of years at the community college). The 2 years of community college were great (and cheap!), and they cut off a full year of classes at Cedarville.

I'm currently in clinicals at a step-down trauma unit at a local Level I trauma hospital. I'm one of the few people in my class of 74 students who is enjoying the Nursing Theory course we have to take. So I guess that makes me a nurd (nurse + nerd).

And now I need to go write about my own personal philosophy of nursing...

Looking forward to interacting with others on this board.
Oh my god - I'm taking nursing theory, too! Only I've been a nurse for 30 years and am just now going back for my BSN. And I have to write my personal philosophy tonight!

Now I just have to figure out what it is! LOL! Have you covered Watson's theory yet? I love that one!
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Old 02-12-2008, 11:34 PM
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We just covered Watson's theory about a week ago - the dean of the nursing department is personal friends with Jean Watson, apparently. I really enjoyed here theory, too - I even got her book Postmodern Nursing and Beyond from the library (although I have not even cracked it yet - too much other school work to do ).

I attend a Christian university, which made the discussion of Watson's theory a little more...interesting. The prof was adamant that we had to be sure to use discernment or we might get sucked into the New Age-y thought patterns that Watson employs. I agree that some of her phrasing is "out there", but I don't think we should discount what she has to say on her "phraseology".

One thing about her theory I like is her use of the term "sacred" for nursing acts. It adds a whole other layer of importance to mundane nursing tasks. If every action we perform, every word we speak, is sacred - well, let's just say I had better think about what I'm doing and saying a whole lot more than I do.

There should be a theory post on NV...although it'd probably only be you and me on there, Kim. Good luck with your philosophy - mine was very short, but I figure that's OK since I have about nil actual nursing experience. I'd be curious to see what your philosophy looks like.

P.s. I appreciate the warm welcome - and I look forward to many more conversations and learning experiences.
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There should be a theory post on NV...although it'd probably only be you and me on there, Kim. Good luck with your philosophy - mine was very short, but I figure that's OK since I have about nil actual nursing experience. I'd be curious to see what your philosophy looks like.
You should post one Jacob and I am sure plenty of us could join in! Not only have I studied nursing theory but also last year during my MSc dissertation I studied phenomenology; examining life from the point of view of those living it. We also have one or two PhD students gracing us with their presence. So post away and lets get into some deeper discussions.
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