University of Colorado College of Nursing Summer 2012!

  1. i wanted to start a thread for students who have been accepted in the summer start 2012 cohort. congrats!!!! we can share tips, thoughts, questions, etc. i remember seeing one, but it must have been lost during the site upgrade.
    i will be starting the traditional program. i am so excited and a little nervous!:spin:
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  3. by   klynn89
    Hi Dreams!

    I too am starting the traditional track at CU denver summer 2012. I'm pretty excited/ready to begin!
  4. by   Jill80424
    Hey guys, I am starting in the summer session too, the accelerated program. So I guess we aren't supposed to expect any more info until April, huh? I am moving to Denver from Breckenridge so I am just trying to figure out where exactly I want to be so that the commute is easiest via public transportation. Thanks for starting this thread, I look forward to getting to know you guys! I'm super excited to start school!
  5. by   nutmegsl
    Hey all, I'm starting in the summer 2012 traditional program as well. I'll be commuting from Fort Collins, so I am anxious to hear about the schedules in April. Looking forward to meeting you all! Enjoy your time between now and then!
  6. by   shine4
    Just curious (if you all don't mind sharing) what were your stats for those that were accepted? I'm considering applying to CU
  7. by   marianbells
    Hey Folks!
    Just wanted to say Congrats to you all and good luck! You have a lot of work ahead of you! I started the program 11 weeks ago with zero let up. Spring Break? what's that? Both tracts of the program have been shortened for you with no less info than we are learning now. My best advice before you start... review A&P. Info comes fast and furious (faster and furious-er for you all) and not being clear on A&P will take that much more time to look over. Other advice... really consider not working. I was working a job two days a week and the stress was getting to me. Granted, we all are different, but the program is hard enough without the distraction of having to "go" to work and be present and productive.
    Here are a few more tidbits I am struggling with that you might be able to use to your advantage...
    Eating and working out has become a challenge. I've already gained too much weight. Maybe plan ahead?
    Spend time with loved ones now. You might find yourself in a bit of a study and testing cave for a while.
    Don't plan any trips. Your schedule is at the mercy of the school and clinical agencies.
    Clean your house now and enjoy it. I haven't had the time to truly clean my house.

    I'm sure there is more, but my mind is full these days.
    Feel free to ask me any questions, I will try to answer them.

    Finally, I don't mean to scare you by telling you all this. The reality is, however, that most likely your life is about to drastically change. Nursing school is Hard! Remember the beautiful light (RN!) at the end of the tunnel and try to enjoy the journey.

    And meet up with your cohorts before class starts if possible. I have met some amazing people in this program already and love them with all my heart and it's only been 11 weeks!

    Good luck and Congrats! See you soon! (You will eventually be catching up to me on your fast track)

  8. by   Tandylion
    Hey Marianbells,
    Are you on the traditional or accelerated track?
  9. by   marianbells
    accelerated. Which I believe is what the traditional will be like for your prgram.
  10. by   amlinza0618
    Hey Everyone!

    I will also be starting the Traditional program Summer 2012. Where is everyone moving from? Can't believe it's only a little more than a month away!
  11. by   chyna016
    Congratulations to all yall starting in this summer!

    I am finishing up my first semester in traditional, and it is busy! Take advantage of the downtime you have before classes start. They are doing a combined assessment/fundamentals/patho/pharm class for yall, so that should be interesting. :spin:

    Try to keep you schedule as open as you can, especially in the first month, they sprung several extra things we had to attend on us (UCH computer training, library tour), that I was not expecting, and found myself scrambling to change my work schedule for.
  12. by   Tandylion
    Hello Summer 2012 Cohort!

    I'm excited and nervous to start! I've been out of school for a while so hopefully it won't take me too long to get back into the swing of things.

    Are any of you moving closer to school and looking for a roommate? I'll be moving from Boulder and would like to live fairly close to our campus. It would be nice to rent a house with some of you or even an apartment.
  13. by   Tandylion
    Hey Jill80424,
    Did you move to Denver yet? I'll be commuting to school via public transport as well and haven't been able to find much along the bus routes. How about you?
  14. by   amlinza0618
    Has anyone started buying books yet? Where have you found the best prices? Any thoughts from previous/current students on study guides or extra material that was helpful?