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- May 20, '10 by jdollCongratulations to all of you. Still waiting on the list but just wanted to congratulate you, The fat lady has not sung yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- May 21, '10 by Lestelle84Just got my orientation packet and I'm scheduled for June 24 at 3 p.m. Anyone else at that time?
- May 21, '10 by Ladybug15Hi Lestelle, I am also scheduled for the same date and time!! Perhaps we can meet up in the parking lot or something beforehand.
- May 21, '10 by Andy2011Hello everyone! I'm a newbie to this site and am glad to have found these posts. I too have been accepted to BHSN. Congrats to everyone who has made it in so far and I hope those waiting get great news soon. My orientation is set for June 24 at 400 PM. I am flying out for the orientation and moving to CT from CA in mid August. Hope to see you all soon!
- May 22, '10 by Ladybug15Welcome to AN Andy! Congrats on your acceptance as well!
Wow, that is quite the move. Is it just for school or are you relocating here permanently? What made you decide on BHSN?
- May 22, '10 by Andy2011My aunt lives near Danbury. I started looking into programs in CT because I was looking for another adventure. CA doesn't have any diploma programs anymore. CA is crazy tough to get into programs and its not like I have a 2.0. I wish the programs here would interview instead of concentrating on GPA. I am really looking forward to the move. So happy to at least be in a program and BHSN was my first choice on my second round of applications. (a more recent discovery) BHSN has an incredible program. The clinical time alone is worth its weight in gold. Great passing rate on NCLEX too! I flew out for one of the academic sessions last November and was hooked immediately. I currently work at a local level II trauma hospital in the OR in northern California. They want me to hurry back after I get my RN and complete the perioperative program. I will wait until I graduate to see where my next adventure will take me...Last edit by Andy2011 on May 22, '10 : Reason: Forgot to finish reply
- May 22, '10 by Ladybug15Sounds great! That is so nice that you have a job waiting for you if you decide to go back. What type of position do you currently have in the OR? I would love to work in the OR some day, which is why I was interested in going the CRNA route. I've also been contemplating NP. I guess I could always look into first assist too.
- May 22, '10 by Andy2011I work on all scheduling for 9 ORs, add cases, run the surgery board when my charge nurse is in meetings (alot!), round up equipment and coordinate transport to get the patients into the OR. I am running all day long. Phones are ringing constantly with surgeons adding cases, upset when we run behind and so on. I get to observe too and this is really interesting when we have a trauma come in. When we have patients from the floor come to surgery I greet them and make sure they are comfortable until the nurse and anesthesiologist interviews them. I help move and position patients as well. I love my job though. I wish I could find something similar part time during the program. At our hospital the assists I see are either PAs that work in the surgeons' offices or MDs. I haven't seen any NPs assist. Our hospital doesn't recognize first assists but I know one nurse who is a first assist and she assists with her husband who is the surgeon. Great team! I am also interested in the first assist program. I know another nurse who is going through the first assist program now. I'll keep you posted.
Have you heard anything about BHSN renting the dorm rooms? I was hoping to go that route but Florence says they might not offer rooms anymore. I am so excited to start our program! I am moving out in mid August. Do you live close to the program?
- May 23, '10 by Ladybug15Wow, sounds like you do a lot! That is such great experience! What's your title? I hope to get a student nurse position after our first semester.
I have heard about the dorms, but I recently heard from someone that they are doing away with them. I just moved back to CT from NYC. I'm a 30 minute drive now from the school.
Definitely keep me posted about the first assist program!
- May 23, '10 by Lestelle84Andy, if they don't offer rooms and you need to find an Apartment, send me a PM and I can give he scoop on the cheep but safe areas close to and around school. I live in Bridgeport, and while much of he city is dumpy, there are some decent safe areas with relatively inexpensive rents. Congratulations on the program, will see you at orientation.