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Posted by Laura on July 13, 2012
Hi All! I’ve had so many requests to get back on this site, I have opened it up again. Hope it helps! Laura.
Posted by Laura on January 13, 2012
I had to make a decision. 2 offers…. I have accepted the Med/Surg one. Thank you all for the encouragement and kind words!!
Posted by Laura on November 6, 2011
I updated the analysis of the latest Student Stress Survey results. You can find it on the Student Stress Survey page, (November 2011).
For those of you who had the luxury of not taking a HESI exam, it is an exam used by the teachers to gain an understanding of your over all knowledge of subject matter as it relates to what might be on the NCLEX exam and your passing ability. At our school your grade on this exam is added into your over-all points. At some schools, they have to pass at 90% at the end of the program to pass the program!!
Posted by Laura on July 8, 2011
Have you been thinking about volunteering some time, but don’t know where to go? Check out this local site.
- and who is that fine UCLA gentelman acknowledged at the bottom for designing this beautiful web site?
Posted by Laura on July 6, 2011
My husband said I should blog about the NCLEX process – especially since this blog is all about the full 2 years of the ADN program, and it ends with this. It wouldn’t be fair not to account for the final big moment. My thoughts were “What if I failed, do I really want to tell the world?”
Posted by Laura on June 23, 2011
I’m looking for a job.
This blog has comprised the 2 years of the ADN program at Antelope Valley College in California. There are so many students, world-wide, who continue to use this site – so I will maintain it for a few more years. I will start a new site as a RN. Look for updates – I will post a link to the blog here!
Posted by Laura on June 22, 2011
Posted by Laura on June 5, 2011
This first part of Summer I will update with more 4th semester items. Look back for them when you have a chance.
I have let my 4th semester video go, and placed our entrance walk to the Pinning Ceremony as my first post – please enjoy,
Perpetuum Mobile by the Penguin Cafe Mobile
(if your browser doesn’t support – go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E3znZoFnN8
Posted by Laura on June 5, 2011
Thank you Dean Cowell, and thank you everyone for your kind welcome. As Dean Cowell said, my name is Laura Barron and it is my privilege to speak to you during today’s pinning ceremony and represent this graduating class, Spring 2011, as President.
This has been the goal of every student here today. Not everyone who started this journey with us arrived here, along with us. We offer our hope and encouragement to all of them, and know they can, and will, reach their goals.
I especially want to thank Dr. Lyder, today’s guest speaker, who took time from his busy schedule to join us on this special occasion, and celebrate along with us. I also want to thank our AVC President Dr. Fisher, and Mr. Wilson, our Board of Trustees President. Their efforts on behalf of all students at Antelope Valley College, and especially the nursing program, made this day possible. Our health Sciences Dean, Dr. Cowell, and our class Faculty Adviser, Professor Stewart, for provided outstanding leadership, and instilled in all of us a desire for excellence. Each and every instructor who guided us through our lessons, including those outstanding professionals on the hospital floor, deserve a special thanks for their wisdom, patience, and technical expertise, only small bits of which we were able to absorb, but it was enough to allow us to reach today’s milestone.
I’d like to offer a few thoughts regarding the achievement we student nurses are so rightly proud of.
There is a hand-off sheet used when a patient’s care is being transferred to another responsible party. It is called the SBAR. S for Situation, B for Background, A for Assessment and R for Recommendation
I’d like to give you the SBAR of the Spring Class of 2011.
Posted by Laura on May 31, 2011
One Class Completed!!
One to go
Posted by Laura on May 18, 2011
Posted by Laura on May 16, 2011
Top Hospitals in the United States? Check this out Reuters
be sure to click on the interactive tab on the left.
Posted by Laura on May 11, 2011
Posted by Laura on May 8, 2011
I updated the class one to include all the factors
Posted by Laura on May 4, 2011
Week starting May 9th .pdf
These are my reading cards for my classes in RM 114, so I can stay up with the reading and know how to obligate the time. Only 2 more cards to go!!
Posted by Laura on May 1, 2011
USC Versant Registered Nurse Residency
USC in collaboration with Versant has developed an innovative and comprehensive RN Residency program that is highly-supportive of new graduate nurses and provides an appropriately-paced learning environment. Unlike other new graduate nurse programs, the USC Versant RN Residency offers a number of benefits including:
• One-to-one preceptors
• Classroom and skills lab education
• Caring and committed mentors
• Self-care / support groups
• Individualized rotation and orientation
As an RN Resident, you will be hired as a full-time employee. Upon successful completion of this paid residency, you’ll be prepared to work as a full-time, independent professional Registered Nurse.
The next Versant program will begin in August 2011.
Applications for open positions will be accepted May 1-14, 2011
and will be available through the USC jobs Web site at www.usc.edu/jobs.
Look for “New Graduate” in the job title.