I thought I would post my reply to someone asking me about the KSU program. Deedledumpling was a very positive influence in getting me to move forward and I hope to share this in an attempt to help others. You don't know who you might touch at a low point in their life but you will be deeply rewarded for doing so.
Hi *****. I have been conversing by email with a woman that just recently finished the last class. In fact it was last week. She actually got a job in CVICU which I thought was outstanding as I have been told that even after I have finished a refresher no facility will hire me for any ICU and probably not telemetry either. She spoke very positive about the program. I spoke to Ms. Brennan who is in charge of placment for clinical. Even though she told me right up front she could not guarantee me placement in the facility of my choice, especially since I live on the East side of Atlanta, she told me with hgh confidence she would get me placed some where to do my clinical. And of course the underlying premise is that whereever I do my clinical will want to hire me since it costs them money to train me. I was highly encouraged by that conversation.
So, I completed the application and paid my $250 deposit. I met the program coordinator, Ms. Reda. She is a charming lady with an infectious smile. Unfortunately, the online class is full for March. They can put you on the waiting list but it does not look very promising that slots will open up. Demand is high due to the economy. The May class will fill quickly I am afraid so if you even possibly think you will do it then apply today would be my advice. I regret not applying sooner and getting into the March class. I thought Emory was going to hire me and put me in their class because they have so many openings. I was wrong, they have very limited openings and will only place a few, a very small few. I am still in the running per the program coordinator but I am not taking a chance.
I bought the Brunner's set at KSU. It is a better price than online. The drug calculation book is cheaper as well. I spend half a day now looking for a job, the other half studying. I take time to exercise as I know the clinical environment will be more physical and I need to get into great shape. The young lady I spoke to said you really need to shine during clinical so I want to have a lot of energy and enduradnce. I put on my application that I wanted to do my clinical on the 7 p to 7 am shift.
Hope that helped. So why are you wanting to return? What have you been doing while away from Nursing?
Stay in touch, I would love to hear more from you and especially that you are joining the May class.