City of Chicago College - Truman Nursing Program 2013 Applicants - page 9

Hi Everyone, I'm starting this article for all of the City of Chicago nurse applicants for 2013. I'll first start with a little about why I'm choosing Truman vs Daley or Malclom x and I'll also add some pertinent information... Read More

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    Quote from jes822
    Thank you. I guess I am just going to have to "be flexible" and hope everything works out. Are you currently in the program?
    Nope - just graduated

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    adraorien, do you have any advice in regards to the program? I know others have said that it can be a bit disorganized. Did you find that continued throughout the program?

    Also, now that you have graduated, are you finding much luck with finding jobs within the Chicago area?
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    I almost done with everything! I believe my Physical is complete along with the 10 panel test, and I just gotta wait for the Backgound to be done (couple more days) it's so exciting to know that Nursing School is sooo close!!!!! I work around a lot of RNs and they let me know it won't be easy by a long shot- but it's worth it!!! I'm so excited!!
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    Quote from huzzfuzz
    adraorien, do you have any advice in regards to the program? I know others have said that it can be a bit disorganized. Did you find that continued throughout the program?

    Also, now that you have graduated, are you finding much luck with finding jobs within the Chicago area?
    Disorganized is a great word for it. Truth be told, I think the office staff are a bunch of morons. If you need anything from them, you need to make sure you are on top of them and make sure you have copies of everything you turn in to them. I also don't have the highest regard for the director.

    The first year instructors that I encountered were great overall. Second year, not so much. There are some gems, but for the most part, be prepared to do a lot of self learning and be incredibly aggravated.

    The best advice I can give is once you complete your first semester, take the CNA exam and find a job as a CNA somewhere. Even if you have to work 1 night a week, it's a foot in the door. You already have a strike against you when you graduate because your an ADN, but if they know you, and know your work ethic, you're more likely to get hired. That's what I did and I have a job waiting for me in a hospital on a sought after unit.

    Also, be prepared to complete your BSN. You're going to have to do it and it doesn't matter if you already have a BA/BS in something else. It's irrelevant in the hiring process.

    Oh, and one other thing - pray that the NCLEX pass rates don't continue to fall. Over the last 3 years, they've progressively dropped. If the 2013 and 2014 classes have lower rates, those of you graduating in 2015 will have a negative reputation to fight against as well.

    Good luck and hang in there!
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    Quote from adraorien
    The best advice I can give is once you complete your first semester, take the CNA exam and find a job as a CNA somewhere. Even if you have to work 1 night a week, it's a foot in the door. You already have a strike against you when you graduate because your an ADN, but if they know you, and know your work ethic, you're more likely to get hired. That's what I did and I have a job waiting for me in a hospital on a sought after unit.

    Where can I take the CNA exam after the first semester?
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    I think that is the best advice, I have seen thus far. I have seen many people do that and many who were CNAs or Collegiate Nurses and eventually get a job as an RN with their Associates and while working go to school for their BSN..
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    So I'm going to be going to Daley College Nursing Program and I see they sent out the Uniform Order form, and the book list. Are these all the things that have to come out of pocket separately or is any of it incld. in the Tuition? Can't wait for July 9th! to register and be sure everyone to have your things like your health forms and such ready and turned in by July 1st!! (due date)....
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    Thanks so much for all the info adraorien!

    Has anyone heard when Truman registration is going to take place? Daley is scheduled to have theirs on 07/09 and I've heard nothing so far about when ours is.
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    I've called the nurs dept a few times to ask for a registration date and they keep telling me to check my email. Very frustrating.
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    so how does the Lottery thing work? I was first told that registration was a first come first serve and now I heard its a lottey? Does anyone have more info on this for august 2?


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