CSUDH Entry MEPN - Fall 2011 - page 3

by MentalHealthCNLam

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I didn't see a thread for CSUDH MEPN-- Fall 2011 so I thought I would start one. I plan on attending the Dec 2nd information session and this will be my 2nd time applying. I'm still nervous about the whole selection process but I... Read More


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    It's good to know that I can stop waiting for that 'second SON acceptance letter' finally. haha. However, I emailed SON about the intent to enroll [just to dbl check it's submission] and I guess all that stuff about MEPN orientation/prereqs/securing your spot will come in a second letter from ----soon. For all the MEPN applicant hopefuls, he said they're still finalizing the class so don't give up yet. :]
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    yea i hope we get that letter soon so we can know exaclty whats going on ,
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    Hi all,
    Congrats on your acceptance into the MEPN program! I started the program last year, but decided that nursing wasn't right for me after a few weeks. oh, and be ready to thrown down $600 at this meeting...last year they did not warn us about this ahead of time.
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    Quote from JKR_SB
    Hi all,
    Congrats on your acceptance into the MEPN program! I started the program last year, but decided that nursing wasn't right for me after a few weeks. oh, and be ready to thrown down $600 at this meeting...last year they did not warn us about this ahead of time.

    What was the $600 for? the supply baG? what does it come with thats so expensive haha. When did csudh start last year for you guys? What are you up to now that nursing wasnt a good fit?
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    Hi Genzey,
    It was $70 for the skills bag, $140 for a *specific* stethescope, some small things like a pen light, bandage scissors, etc. and the biggy was a Kaplan course to practice for the NCLEX that was about $400. Things may be different this year, but hopefully it's not more.

    If you guys didn't read in earlier posts, you can see the Dove uniforms by using the code CSUDH. And these are an additional $200.

    Like I mentioned above, if you guys are tight on money, another drop-out and I have a couple uniforms we hardly wore with patches already sewn on, our stethescopes, and the skills bag.

    I returned to what I was doing before...environmental field. Touching people was just not the right path for me!
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    Hey I might take you up on that! I'll have to see at the orientation what kinda stuff they have us getting. I am looking on the Dove website now and it says that if the uniforms have patches on them then we cant exchange them for a different size.... if i order the 2 shirts, 2 pants, nametag and 2 patches, will dove automatically ship them with the patches sewn on the shirts or do we have to do that ourselves? I'm worried if they dont fit and already come with the patch on them then im screwed haha. Hmmm *specific* stethescope? I've got a really nice littmann, hopefully i dont get sucked into buying another one!
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    You have to sew the patches on yourself...or hire someone to do it. And the sizes run pretty big, so you should probably order a size smaller than you normally would buy. Mine are small tops and medium bottoms. My friend's are probably extra-small.

    Don't believe what ---- says about you HAVING to get the stethescope he wants you to get. Your clinical instructors could care less what kind you have. In fact, our instructor told us to get the $20 one so we didn't lose our expensive ones...
    Last edit by dianah on May 25, '11 : Reason: Terms of Service re: posting names/identifiers
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    is any one planning on working while in school. ive been looking at nursing jobs and they all say they want experience of at least a year. i have my cna cert and ive been looking for jobs but i really dont want to work at a nusring home becaue they dont pay well 10 bucks i so cant live off of and the work is brutal . any one know of where i should apply or know of a hositpal that is hiring like even for a low level job , thanks :0
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    A couple people worked a few hours while in the program, but for most of us it was nearly impossible. When they tell you that you won't have time to work, they really mean it.
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    For real wow well do they talk about how to gain employment after the program ? I wonder how the graduates of this program did with finding jobs


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