1. Just wanted to express how happy I am about the fall! Orientation was interesting, we are required to wear white smocks with royal blue trim. It used to be royal blue and they changed it. Anyone want to share their orientation experience?
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  3. by   mmw99
    Jealous!! Our orientation isn't until June :/ Until then I am working my butt(and wallet) off getting all these darn compliance's completed.
  4. by   AmberHopefulRN
    My orientation is tomorrow! Can't wait!
  5. by   MommaTy
    Mine isn't until May 29th We start classes September 3rd.
  6. by   cjr2619
    Mine is may 17th and I am so excited!!!! Ahhh! Best year ever!!!
  7. by   alysonp
    Mine isn't until August 19 and then classes start the very next week. I too am getting all the compliance stuff done.
  8. by   MommaTy
    I know our uniforms are white tops and green bottoms. Our school colors.
  9. by   BBB<3
    Soooo thankful we have black scrubs with red trim!!! My orientation isn't until the 7th & 8th of August and we start on the 26th. {Go WKU Toppers!}
  10. by   Exhaustipated
    No clue when our orientation is. I'm still waiting for my info packet. I tried to get a peek at our uniforms last week, but they were locked away. I've been told they're white tops with royal blue piping over blue pants.
  11. by   sjalv
    Our uniform is black bottoms and white tops with the school indigna patch sewn on the top. Our orientation is a week before classes begin.
  12. by   SopranoKris
    We just had Orientation part #1 on Thursday. Part #2 will be 2 weeks before the Fall semester starts. I'm so excited!

    We were given a form to fill out if we wanted to request a seat change into a different cohort. For example, if you were placed in the Spring 2014 cohort and want to move to the Fall 2013. Or if you were placed in the 3-year, part-time program and want to move to the 2-year, full-time program. I was accepted into the part-time program and really want to be in the full-time program. So, I completed the form and I'm hoping I'll get switched. You have to write an essay that supports why you should be switched and then they look at your GPA and the number of admissions points you had.

    Then we went over all the forms we'll need to submit by July. Vaccination records, criminal background check, fingerprinting, latex sensitivity & Hep B disclosures. Our uniforms are royal blue with the school's logo embroidered on them. We were given a list of the equipment we'd need (stethoscope, medimeter, penlight, scissors & gait belt). We can only get our uniforms at a particular store, so I went there and placed my order, since it takes about 3 weeks to get your uniforms (due to customized embroidery for the school logo). I also bought my stethoscope, which was a Littman Classic SE II. I got one with purple tubing, which looks good with the royal blue uniform. They'll also engrave it for no charge

    It really made nursing school feel REAL, going to orientation and trying on the uniform. I was surprised how BIG scrubs run. I usually wear a medium size pants and a large top in regular clothes. Had to go down to a small pant and medium top. Felt good to go smaller Just walking out of the dressing room in the sample scrubs and seeing myself in the mirror made it really sink in. This is actually happening!!! It's not just a letter I got in the mail...it's really going to happen. Not a dream!!!

    They're going to e-mail us a list of the books we need during the summer break. We have to buy 16 books (required, 21 if you buy the recommended books in addition). However, we get to use many of these books for multiple semesters, so it feels like a lot to spend up front but it evens out over the course of the next 2 years.

    I can't wait to get started!!!
  13. by   MommaTy
    Out of curiosity did you price your books? How much did they cost just for the required books altogether? I am waiting for my list which I hope they give to us on May 29th. Thanks
  14. by   rocababy119
    My orientation is on May 8th, I've been counting down for the last 4 weeks. I am beyond excited, feels like I've been working towards this for so long, and my dreams are finally starting to come true. Our uniforms are all white with our green and white school logo patch on the arm. We can buy ours from anywhere thankfully because I love the Greys Anatomy Scrubs