UCF 2013 Accelerated BSN - page 19

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Hello everyone. I'm new to allnurses.com and I just wanted to say congrats to those who got into the 2012 UCF nursing program this summer. I am a prenursing student at UCF as I am still working on a few prerequisites before I... Read More


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    Florida Hospital Altamonte
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    It says on the email that we have to call in next week to book a time slot. There are 4 slots 9am-12pm. The letter said the groups are 4-6 people at a time, up to 45 minutes long.
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    Got an invite! Was unsure actually since my TEAS was lower than I would have liked but I guess my prereq GPA balanced it out. Yay!

    Looking forward to the 22nd!
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    I wish everyone best of luck! I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on interview day and working with you in the future. CON is looking for a cohort to work together, so this is a great way to reach out to each other before even starting.
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    Congratulations to everyone! I'll see you all on the 22nd
    I have a question: Will the program be five days a week? I wanted to work and go to school, but I have a full time job right now, and was wondering if I would have to change it to part time?
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    From what I've head it's basically impossible to work and be in this program and I believe it's 5 days a week.

    Quote from soneutral
    Congratulations to everyone! I'll see you all on the 22nd
    I have a question: Will the program be five days a week? I wanted to work and go to school, but I have a full time job right now, and was wondering if I would have to change it to part time?
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    Quote from soneutral
    Congratulations to everyone! I'll see you all on the 22nd
    I have a question: Will the program be five days a week? I wanted to work and go to school, but I have a full time job right now, and was wondering if I would have to change it to part time?
    It will depend on how they schedule our labs, lectures and clinicals. You will most likely have a very hard time being in ABSN and working full time. Ultimately the decision is yours. You know yourself best and the way you study or process learning new stuff.
    I won't be working at all and I'm still a little nervous about the amount of work ahead of me. But I know I will give my best and at the end will succeed if given a chance to be in the program of course.

    Best
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    Hello all,


    First off congrats to those of you interviewing!!!! All of the professors are extremely approachable so hopefully that should ease your anxiety about interviewing. They love accel students because of our unique backgrounds, so don't be afraid to mention that you were in a completely unrelated field prior to nursing. Everything applies to nursing... We have several teachers, psychologist, attorneys, social workers, recent graduates, etc in our group.

    I think some of you may be underestimating the time commitment for this program. There will be no way you can work full time and successfully complete this program. You have clinicals at varying times and it often changes within a semester. You could be going to clinicals during the days or even evenings (my psych clinicals are from 4-10 pm). Working part- time is more likely but that requires an extremely flexible schedule /boss and usually can't be done until the 3rd semester. I wouldn't personally mention your pursuits to continue working during the interview since they have trouble keeping students who are committing themselves entirely to the program without working. You may be an amazing multi-tasker and thrive off of being continually busy but I assure you, you will be busy enough with all that is going on in school,clinicals and studying. personally I would not work if possible your first semester so you can find your way within the program and then if you feel comfortable you can work. Still you will be unable to work in a hospital until your 3rd semester since you need to have completed one semester of clinicals at the hospital before being able to work. Since your first semester is LTC (this doesn't count towards your 1 semester at a hosptial) and your 2nd semester is the first time you will be in the hospital. You won't be able to apply to FH or Orlando HEalth as a tech until January. This has been my experience.

    Good luck to everyone interviewing. Several of the accels will be there and you can feel free to ask tons of questions at that time. You guys will do amazing and in a couple months you will be a UCF nurse!!!
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    Hello everyone! I am a little late to this conversation but I also go an email. I would like to say congratulations to everyone!!!!! I will see you on the 22nd!!!
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    Quote from zeus&lincoln
    All of the professors are extremely approachable so hopefully that should ease your anxiety about interviewing. They love accel students because of our unique backgrounds, so don't be afraid to mention that you were in a completely unrelated field prior to nursing. Everything applies to nursing... We have several teachers, psychologist, attorneys, social workers, recent graduates, etc in our group.
    Thank you so much zeus&lincoln for this post! I'm very nervous and really excited. I have never not worked while in school before, but I will be handing in my resignation to my counseling position (of 5 years) to go into debt and take on this challenge. I did an accelerated master's before while working full time as a social worker and slept about 4 hours per night. I have thought about trying to squeeze in a few days of work per month (as a contractor) for my company, but I think that might tip me over the edge. How does scheduling work? Are any factors considered to put you in a workable schedule?


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