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JJC 2013 Spring Nursing Applicants ? - page 9

Hello - this is my very first time posting a new topic, hopefully I'm doing this correctly. Just wanted to see if there are any ladies/gentlemen out there applying into the nursing program for the... Read More

  1. Visit  hopefull2011 profile page
    You may be the lucky group who gets an easy schedule like that...who knows, maybe they just changed things!! (Which happens often!) Like I said, and I CANNOT stress this enough: BE FLEXIBLE!!! There will be tons of "conferences, labs,orientations, etc...." that they tell you about when the semester begins that will take place on your days off. Just be sure you have reliable emergency go-to people to help with childcare. I don't mean to scare you - HONESTLY!! I just want you to be prepared. Your schedule will be very, very erratic especially in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semesters. When you get your schedule on registration day, please don't think that is actually your ENTIRE schedule...they will add, subtract, and multiply it several times over. Just be prepared and flexible and you will be fine. As far as the "schedule' you posted.....the first part is right with Theory, but please plan on being at clinical for much longer that that. And there will be several things shoved in between. It's hard to explain now, but you will see what I'm talking about soon.
    Last edit by hopefull2011 on Oct 17, '12 : Reason: quoted wrong post
  2. Visit  Gstar profile page
    No offense hopefull2011, but if you've been in this program for 2 years, then you are about to graduate, right? Why are you even on this thread? You said you didn't want to scare anyone, but that's exactly what you're doing. You never even answered my question about what a more feasible schedule looks like, since the one I posted was apparently, baloney.

    If you are just 2 months away from graudating, maybe a better approach to all of us "newbies" would be to encourage instead of what you're currently doing, because what you're currently doing.....sucks.
  3. Visit  hopefull2011 profile page
    Quote from Gstar
    If the information I posted is incorrect, can you please shed some light as to what a more correct schedule would be? I'm completely lost and beyond frustrated with the lack of communication and wrong information I've been getting now for almost 2 years about this program.
    For the most part, you WILL be done by 3pm on most days. I'm pretty sure 1st semester you will be out earlier than 3 on clinical days....maybe 1:30 or 2 pm if I remember correctly. And if you have to take 140, I do believe one of those sections goes till 4pm, but that class only lasts for half of the first semester. Once you are done with 1st semester, you will not get out of clinical before 3pm. They used to make us go to the hospital the night before to research our patient during 2nd semester...pretty sure you'll have to do that still. It may seem like you've been getting the "wrong information for 2 years", and that is because they literally change things every semester. Be FLEXIBLE...did I already mention that?? Good luck girls!
  4. Visit  hopefull2011 profile page
    Quote from Gstar
    No offense hopefull2011, but if you've been in this program for 2 years, then you are about to graduate, right? Why are you even on this thread? You said you didn't want to scare anyone, but that's exactly what you're doing. You never even answered my question about what a more feasible schedule looks like, since the one I posted was apparently, baloney.

    If you are just 2 months away from graudating, maybe a better approach to all of us "newbies" would be to encourage instead of what you're currently doing, because what you're currently doing.....sucks.
    You know what???? If you don't want to hear reality then that is your problem. Just trying to help, but looks like you just want to hear fairly tales. Good luck getting through the program. No more advice from here. I'll get off your board now. What YOU are currently doing sucks and you will be one of those girls that will be crying everyday in panic whenever your structured schedule changes. Wake up now or you will be rudely awaken shortly.
  5. Visit  hopefull2011 profile page
    And I did answer your question.....try reading all the posts before you respond in a rude manner. I suggest you start growing a thicker skin and toughen up a bit.....that's a nursing school requirement. Good luckkkkkk
  6. Visit  hopefull2011 profile page
    Quote from Gstar
    No offense hopefull2011, but if you've been in this program for 2 years, then you are about to graduate, right? Why are you even on this thread? You said you didn't want to scare anyone, but that's exactly what you're doing. You never even answered my question about what a more feasible schedule looks like, since the one I posted was apparently, baloney.

    If you are just 2 months away from graudating, maybe a better approach to all of us "newbies" would be to encourage instead of what you're currently doing, because what you're currently doing.....sucks.
    And what did I do that "sucks"????? I told you that you won't be done with clinical by noon and suggested you be very flexible?? Are you kidding me?? You actually took offense to that? I was only trying to give advice to everyone from someone who has been there, but I guess the best way to learn is to experience it. And you are right....I will be an RN in about two months. I don't have time to be giving advice to people that don't appreciate it. I have an exam to study for (for which I was about to give some tips and advice, but never mind.....).
  7. Visit  PurplePRN profile page
    Thank you to all the people trying to gather schedule info. I'm going to just wait until registration before I worry about childcare. I'm sure things will fall into place. Being a nurse is always going to be a crazy schedule anyway. We'll work weird hours, holidays, be called in, etc........may as well start getting used to it now, right? LOL! Gstar, we'll be okay. We'll figure it out. The unknown is anxiety inducing. Especially if you don't have spousal or family support. *hugs* Please PM me if you want to talk or vent.

    Hopefull2011 ~ I hope you'll keep posting tips. They are helpful. I think our group coming in has been hit with so much negativity we are just drained. I even had a teacher tell me not to even bother with an associates as I won't be employable anywhere but a doctor's office. And she works for JJC. I was all WTFudge?? I think we're all drained and Gstar misunderstood your intention. And I agree, the secretaries really don't know and are most likely exhausted from all the calls. Whenever I really want to know something I email Luna. And only if it's an extremely important issue.

    We all have to remember a lot gets lost in translation with the type written word. You both seem like super awesome ladies and I'm very confident if this conversation were in person it would have happened so differently.

    Okay, so hopefully you ladies won't be upset with me for being so presumptuous in my assessment. *hides behind couch*
  8. Visit  zamrn profile page
    Thank you for that tip. I haven't taken Nurs 100 or CNA.
  9. Visit  zamrn profile page
    Congratulations to you as well!
  10. Visit  zamrn profile page
    Thank you for that information. Getting off at 3 pm definitely helps with being at school to pick up kids.

    Yes, very anxious and happy and scared all at once!
  11. Visit  zamrn profile page
    Quote from hopefull2011
    And what did I do that "sucks"????? I told you that you won't be done with clinical by noon and suggested you be very flexible?? Are you kidding me?? You actually took offense to that? I was only trying to give advice to everyone from someone who has been there, but I guess the best way to learn is to experience it. And you are right....I will be an RN in about two months. I don't have time to be giving advice to people that don't appreciate it. I have an exam to study for (for which I was about to give some tips and advice, but never mind.....).
    Hopefull2011 - Good luck on you exams! Thank you for taking time to enlighten us with all the important information and painting a realistic picture versus a pretty one.
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    Quote from zamrn
    Hopefull2011 - Good luck on you exams! Thank you for taking time to enlighten us with all the important information and painting a realistic picture versus a pretty one.
    Thank you, zamrn and PurplePRN...sounds like you both have the necessary qualities to get through this program with flying colors and become excellent RNs - you are both realistic, flexible, objective, and compassionate. You sound like you have a handle on your emotions, will have no problems accepting objective criticism from your clinical instructors (which you will get plenty of), don't take things too personally, and have great critical thinking skills. Most IMPORTANTLY....you have a realistic view of how the next 2 years will go, and you aren't paranoid basket cases If you ever have specific questions, please don't hesitate to PM me, but I won't be visiting the JJC threads any longer. Wishing all of you well!
  13. Visit  zamrn profile page
    [QUOTE=PurplePRN;6989435]Thank you to all the people trying to gather schedule info. I'm going to just wait until registration before I worry about childcare. I'm sure things will fall into place. Being a nurse is always going to be a crazy schedule anyway. We'll work weird hours, holidays, be called in, etc........may as well start getting used to it now, right? LOL! Gstar, we'll be okay. We'll figure it out. The unknown is anxiety inducing. Especially if you don't have spousal or family support. *hugs* Please PM me if you want to talk or vent.

    Hopefull2011 ~ I hope you'll keep posting tips. They are helpful. I think our group coming in has been hit with so much negativity we are just drained. I even had a teacher tell me not to even bother with an associates as I won't be employable anywhere but a doctor's office. And she works for JJC. I was all WTFudge?? I think we're all drained and Gstar misunderstood your intention. And I agree, the secretaries really don't know and are most likely exhausted from all the calls. Whenever I really want to know something I email Luna. And only if it's an extremely important issue.

    We all have to remember a lot gets lost in translation with the type written word. You both seem like super awesome ladies and I'm very confident if this conversation were in person it would have happened so differently.

    Okay, so hopefully you ladies won't be upset with me for being so presumptuous in my assessment. *hides behind couch*[/QUOTE


    We need to motivate one another -- most of us are moms and this is our chance to have a stable career. Thank you so much for your positive post and rational thoughts.

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