Anyone starting the RN program at PPCC this Fall? - page 3

Hi, I'm due to start this course in the Fall and if there's anyone else out there, it would be nice to get to know other students a bit before we start :) I'm Lynda, I live near Falcon, 40 years... Read More

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    Quote from John Bosco
    Noticed the thread and want to say hello. I am a 1980 grad working her ein Colorado Springs.
    Good luck to all of you
    If have any questions would love to try to answer them.
    Terry Mason
    AKA John Bosco
    Hi John,


    Thank you for adding a reply !!

    It's good to know we will be in good company when we graduate in 2 years !!

    Where do you work, can you give any advise on specific facilities or areas that you prefer ? I hope I get enough exposure in our clinicals to help me decide where I would like to work, if that choice is open to me. It looks like the local hospitals are adding new facilities in the future in addition to the expansion at the current facilities so the job market looks pretty good. I have even noticed that Denver Hospitals are offering a shuttle from Monument to attract the nurses here to their hospitals.

    Hope you have a nice July 4th !! Take care !

    :hatparty:

    Diane
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    Hi John/Terry - I've seen some of your other posts and also see that you are/have been a mentor for PPCC nursing students. Nice to hear from you

    Diane, Happy 4th July!! We are probably going to celebrate down at Memorial Park later on - provided the thunderstorms hold off. The girls are looking forward to the fireworks, but we get some raised eyebrows when people notice our British accents LOL! It's all good fun though, and we've celebrated every year since we've been here

    I met the daughter of one of your friends yesterday, at my LPN friend's wedding - I didn't get her name, but she's from the Phillipines and has an adorable little daughter, around 4 years old, that was playing with my Linsey all afternoon. Unfortunately, I didn't get the change to chat with her much.

    I got an A in my micro exam - had to be more luck than knowledge LOL! I am now working like a trooper for the next 3 days to get a presentation ready for next week. Hubby and I are on temporary desks (mine is a folding card table LOL!) in the study, studying together and it's working out just fine so far (don't really like his taste in music though - he's going to have to get headphones!). I can't wait until our proper desks arrive.

    I'm trying to solve the patch problem by adding them to every washload I do - they don't run much at all, and I figure that if I wash them enough, then they'll stop running and I'll be able to sew them on. I hate sewing velcro, and trying to sew it round the curved end of the patches seems like it could be a bit tricky, so I'm planning on sewing them straight on my tops (if they stop running).

    Well, have a wonderful 4th July!

    Best wishes, Lynda
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    There are many great professionals here in Colorado Springs. Some lest desirable but that is true in any feild. I hope Im not on any of those list.
    There is much growth here and new surgery centers esp for PSFHS and Memorial.
    Have worked within both and in fact with my consulting work have had close contact and interaction with many through out southern Col
    Have a position presently at Communtiy Hospital in the Recovery room
    Contact me any time.
    Terry Mason
    AKA John Bosco
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    Quote from Paint
    Hi John/Terry - I've seen some of your other posts and also see that you are/have been a mentor for PPCC nursing students. Nice to hear from you

    Diane, Happy 4th July!! We are probably going to celebrate down at Memorial Park later on - provided the thunderstorms hold off. The girls are looking forward to the fireworks, but we get some raised eyebrows when people notice our British accents LOL! It's all good fun though, and we've celebrated every year since we've been here

    I met the daughter of one of your friends yesterday, at my LPN friend's wedding - I didn't get her name, but she's from the Phillipines and has an adorable little daughter, around 4 years old, that was playing with my Linsey all afternoon. Unfortunately, I didn't get the change to chat with her much.

    I got an A in my micro exam - had to be more luck than knowledge LOL! I am now working like a trooper for the next 3 days to get a presentation ready for next week. Hubby and I are on temporary desks (mine is a folding card table LOL!) in the study, studying together and it's working out just fine so far (don't really like his taste in music though - he's going to have to get headphones!). I can't wait until our proper desks arrive.

    I'm trying to solve the patch problem by adding them to every washload I do - they don't run much at all, and I figure that if I wash them enough, then they'll stop running and I'll be able to sew them on. I hate sewing velcro, and trying to sew it round the curved end of the patches seems like it could be a bit tricky, so I'm planning on sewing them straight on my tops (if they stop running).

    Well, have a wonderful 4th July!

    Best wishes, Lynda
    Morning Lynda,

    We had a wonderful 4th, BBQ and fireworks were great ! Hope yours was equally fun !! It's such a melting pot here in the US, I'll bet everyone enjoys your accent and loved it that you were celebrating too !!!

    :hatparty:
    Congrats on your "A" in Micro, I'm sure it was more from knowledge than you think !! I took mine last summer as an online class, it was my 2nd time for Microbiology. My orginal class was older than the college allows for credit so I had to repeat it. It would have been too difficult to take online if it had been the 1st time though.

    I heard that Bea met you briefly at the wedding, she is such a great person with a big heart !! She is like one of our family !

    I'm waiting to get 2 tunic tops I ordered. I think you may be right about trying to sew on the patches with velcro, the old patch I have is curved on one end and looks a bit hard to sew around the curve. I wonder how secure they will be after 2 years of putting them in the wash too.

    Hope you have a wonderful day...Good Luck on your presentation !!

    Take care,
    Diane

    PS. Send me a PM or email if you get an opportunity between studies, I would love to get together and compare notes before class. ( dcasjoy@yahoo.com )
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    Quote from John Bosco
    There are many great professionals here in Colorado Springs. Some lest desirable but that is true in any feild. I hope Im not on any of those list.
    There is much growth here and new surgery centers esp for PSFHS and Memorial.
    Have worked within both and in fact with my consulting work have had close contact and interaction with many through out southern Col
    Have a position presently at Communtiy Hospital in the Recovery room
    Contact me any time.
    Terry Mason
    AKA John Bosco
    Thank you for the info John !!! It's nice to hear good things about both hospitals.

    I'm so excited about starting my clinicals. I've been on the waitlist at PPCC for 1 yr. It will be nice to finally get into the nursing classes. I'm currently working for an IT company, we are losing folks all the time to lay-offs. I hope I can finish at PPCC about the time that they decide they dont need my work any longer. They have approved my flex hours so I think I can manage both clinicals and work...if not I may have to ask for part-time.

    It appears you have been in the field awhile, did you go to school and work at the same time ? I'm wondering how much of a struggle others have had with it.

    Thanks again for your responses !

    Diane
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    Quote from lencialoo
    Thank you for the info John !!! It's nice to hear good things about both hospitals.

    I'm so excited about starting my clinicals. I've been on the waitlist at PPCC for 1 yr. It will be nice to finally get into the nursing classes. I'm currently working for an IT company, we are losing folks all the time to lay-offs. I hope I can finish at PPCC about the time that they decide they dont need my work any longer. They have approved my flex hours so I think I can manage both clinicals and work...if not I may have to ask for part-time.

    It appears you have been in the field awhile, did you go to school and work at the same time ? I'm wondering how much of a struggle others have had with it.

    Thanks again for your responses !

    Diane
    Went to Nursing School in Wichita Kansas at Wesley Medical Center.Obtained my BSN through Regis here in Col Springs in 1995.
    I lived at the hospital and dorm life with a buch of beautiful women back when I was 23 was quite interesting. You could say I made up for lost time while attending 4 yrs of all boys catholic high school. Seriously it was fun for me and study groups did help a bunch.
    As for the social studies I had my heart broke and I think a may have broke a few too.
    Good luck to you and follow your dreams
    Terry Mason
    AKA John Bosco
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    LOL....John, it's good to know that sometimes nursing school can be fun too and not always just hard work and studies....it's all in your attitude :chuckle

    I have looked into Regis for my RN to BSN and think the program there would be a very good one...first things first though..have 2 years to make it through 1st. !!

    Thanks for all your replies !


    Diane
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    Hi Diane,

    I am planning into continuing my studies after the ADN too, because there are so much more job choices for those with higher qualifications. I was very interested to find out that you can go straight from ADN to Masters degree too, and many are online courses, which makes it easier if you are working. I'm planning to see how I do with my RN - if I get good grades (and am not completely burnt out by then LOL!), I might consider this route instead of RN to BsN.

    Best wishes, Lynda
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    Quote from Paint
    Hi Diane,

    I am planning into continuing my studies after the ADN too, because there are so much more job choices for those with higher qualifications. I was very interested to find out that you can go straight from ADN to Masters degree too, and many are online courses, which makes it easier if you are working. I'm planning to see how I do with my RN - if I get good grades (and am not completely burnt out by then LOL!), I might consider this route instead of RN to BsN.

    Best wishes, Lynda
    Lynda,

    I think it's a good idea to be open about going back for a BS or MS after getting the ADN. An advisor at PPCC looked over my records and said I would have to just take a statistics class and I would be ready to go on with a BSN. I hadnt really thought about the MSN but you are right, it may be a good idea to consider that as well.

    Most employers have educational benefits to help which is very nice and it also lets you get experience as a nurse so you have a better idea what direction you might want to go. I look at all the areas you can work and can't make up my mind what I would like the best !!

    Hopefully after I'm finished with clinicals and the dreaded NCLEX I will have it narrowed down.

    Hope you have a nice day, see you a bit later.

    Take Care

    Diane


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