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Anyone accepted to the 2009 summer start accelerated program? Also, anyone with any information on the program such as hours, days, etc.?... Read More

  1. Visit  bluemartian profile page
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    Dont forget Sikemma, I know its only 314, but she can be tough she requires to read the book, our senior year we had her for 429 medsurge and she is tough, not to scare you she is a great professor , she also teaches the advance practice classes so she expects you to be thinking at a higher level. Best of luck
  2. Visit  jerrylundergard profile page
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    About the books, IMO, they are a total ripoff. I spent 800 dollars my first semester on all those books. The program goes soo fast that theres almost no way your gonna read all those chapters and remember everything. Even if youdo it wont help you negotiate the NCLEX style questions. After 3-5 pages of reading Im in outer space. I never religiously ready any books the entire program. I basically didnt even open 90% of them. I did study guides, power points, and millions of any types of questions I could get my hands on. Questions really helped me the best and is what I studied the most.

    I went from a hangin on for dear life to aceing exams as soon as I switched to only studying Saunders. No baloney! The program does a very good job of teaching to the NCLEX. Saunders does the best job on teaching you to take NCLEX style questions. If you follow the systems in Saunders that you are studying in class and do all the questions in the CD and do them well, not just flying thru them but also read rationels, then the exams wil become a breeze...

    Sikkema was tricky for me at first cause I wasnt armed with Saunders, then, I just started to smoke those exams. Unfortunately, I didnt use that for Ms. Mccay, who btw had some very tricky exams.
  3. Visit  bluemartian profile page
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    I was amazed how much money was spent on books, and with the exception of a few classes, I went off the powerpoints most of the time. when I graduated I listed all of my books on Amazon.com and made back about $1600 in about 2 months.
  4. Visit  red-cross-nurse profile page
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    Hello,

    I am really excited to go to the Mandatory School of Nursing Orientation and meet my peers and finally know which hospital I will get for my clinicals!!! However, does anybody recall which of the General UM Orientation dates are a "must" go? I work until the end of this month and cannot attend all General UM Orientations.

    Were those other orientations really that beneficial? Can i get away with just skipping those?
  5. Visit  UF-UM profile page
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    Hi,

    I think it is fine if you do not go to the General Orientation. The way I see it is; if you already have a Undergraduate Degree you know the study skills and strategy required to make it. I am not going to the General Orientation only to the Mandatory School of Nursing Orientation.
  6. Visit  starmickey03 profile page
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    Hi!

    I applied to UM last night for the second degree traditional track (accelerated would be too much for me since I have 2 kids and no support system). Just wondering what everyones stats were? Kind of nervous about where I would stand as far as being admitted. I'll have a BS in health studies in may so I was hoping that having a health related degree would help me get accepted...
  7. Visit  Hoya2009 profile page
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    Hi swimicatz, I have been searching all the threads for any information concerning the fbi fingerprinting clearance as I am currently being told that my clearance is still missing. I plan to start in the Fall/August 2010--the American Databank agency confirmed they were received and sent to the FBI July 2nd. I read one of your post concerning this and wanted to know if you ran into any delays or troubles with this? Thank you so much for any information or advise you can give!! The school is not being very helpful....
  8. Visit  peweepun profile page
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    hi, I am planning to attend in August 2010 also;I had a problem with the database thing too.
  9. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    Moved to FL Nursing Programs Discussion forum.
  10. Visit  danceluver profile page
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    @jerrylundergard, just send you a Message. Thanks for the feedback!

    Quote from jerrylundergard
    About the books, IMO, they are a total ripoff. I spent 800 dollars my first semester on all those books. The program goes soo fast that theres almost no way your gonna read all those chapters and remember everything. Even if youdo it wont help you negotiate the NCLEX style questions. After 3-5 pages of reading Im in outer space. I never religiously ready any books the entire program. I basically didnt even open 90% of them. I did study guides, power points, and millions of any types of questions I could get my hands on. Questions really helped me the best and is what I studied the most.

    I went from a hangin on for dear life to aceing exams as soon as I switched to only studying Saunders. No baloney! The program does a very good job of teaching to the NCLEX. Saunders does the best job on teaching you to take NCLEX style questions. If you follow the systems in Saunders that you are studying in class and do all the questions in the CD and do them well, not just flying thru them but also read rationels, then the exams wil become a breeze...

    Sikkema was tricky for me at first cause I wasnt armed with Saunders, then, I just started to smoke those exams. Unfortunately, I didnt use that for Ms. Mccay, who btw had some very tricky exams.
  11. Visit  danceluver profile page
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    all of you who are done with the program or even in the midst of it, how did you fund your studies as 2nd degree students? mostly unsub loans?
  12. Visit  bluemartian profile page
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    Savings, significant other support, credit card, signature loans
  13. Visit  m&m112 profile page
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    hi! i just got into the accelerated program for spring and i would love to get a head start of buying things i will need for the program. if its not too much to ask can u please give me a heads up such as where to buy the scrubs, what kind of stethoscope i need to purchase, etc. thank you so much. this would be a great help

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