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  • Welcome to my blog!

    Hi! I'm Traci. I'm a nursing student and CNA who loves quilting, knitting, cross stitch, and the great outdoors. In my pre-scrubs life, I owned Real Photography, and you can still see my old wedding and portrait photography site here .

    I've created a map that shows links to our camping/hiking/general family fun review posts that you can find here. It's pretty much the coolest thing on this site. Thanks, Google!

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Category Archives: nursing school

TEAS Test Thoughts

The last ‘to do’ list item for my nursing school application was the TEAS Test.  At my school your score is not a factor as long as you ‘pass’ the test with a score above the national average (which hovers around 65%).  Given that a score of 67% and 97% would have the same impact […]

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Emotionally Surviving Anatomy & Physiology

(warning: cadaver image in this post is likely not work or child friendly) About 30 minutes into Anatomy & Physiology 1 I texted my doctor sister-in-law, “Does this ever get less gross?” and instead of the reassuring “of course!” response I was expecting, she asked “What do you think is gross?” This.  This was what […]

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ACCUPLACER Biology Placement Test Tips

As I looked at the daunting list of nursing school prereqs four years ago, I discovered that while a basic college biology course was needed to get into Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology, it wasn’t actually required by the nursing program itself.  Eager to cut out a course and its related expenses, I looked into […]

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Hello, it’s me again.

I logged on to wordpress today to start yet another blog.  As a pre-nursing student and CNA I am constantly pestering the internet with questions I hope it can answer: “can I test out of bio 111?” “what are the odds of ACTUALLY getting hired into my dream job?” “if I work nights do I […]

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