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Old 04-23-2008, 10:11 PM
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Our minimum pass is 75% cummulative, Bean, and we can miss no math probs on the exams. We also have to have a minimum B cummulative clinical grade. To be honest, however, our program is really not very strict overall.
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:13 PM
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I'm type A all the way AND I have OCD. I"m not a neat freak or a germ-o-phobe, I'm a check-er. I check my door to make sure it's locked like 100 times a day, I check my phone, I check on my son 5 or 6 times a night, checking checking checking.

If I don't check I start to think about all the terrible stuff I might miss-- when my son was first born and I tried to forego checking on him in his crib I'd start to have thoughts of him blue in his crib, or choking on a button or a toy, and I'd panic and shake and grind my teeth until I got up and checked on him.

I panic if I feel like I haven't checked enough. When I leave the house in the morning I check the door by turning the handle and pushing on it to make sure it's closed, and then I'll go get in my car. And I'll sigh and get out of my car and go check three or four more times because I'm like... did I REALLY check the door? Is it REALLY locked? And if I drive away feeling like I haven't checked good enough I get so panick-y I have to actually turn around and go back and check again.

But this is when it's BAD, like Fall semester when I took Micro and the second half of Anatomy together along with Intermediate Algebra. When I'm stressed, the OCD is worse and my stress level is exacerbated by how EXTREMELY type A I am. I had to go back on my meds the middle of fall into about the middle of this past semester.

I'm managing it pretty well though, now.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:07 AM
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I know that keeping a balance in your life is hard to do when you are in nursing school. Don't forget to take care of yourself, and everything else should fall into place.

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