Hi everyone!

  1. 0 Hi all!

    I'm new to the site, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I attend Northwestern State University in Shreveport, LA. I graduate in December 2004 in my Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and I feel like I have ants in my pants because I am so ready to graduate. I hope to talk to everyone soon.

    BSN2004NSU
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    About BSN2004NSU

    From 'On ThE InTeRnET!'; 34 Years Old; Joined Apr '04; Posts: 92; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  J Lynn profile page
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    Welcome, you'll love it here. I find all my questions about nursing to be answered.

    Good luck in school.
  4. Visit  luckyladyore profile page
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    Quote from J Lynn
    Welcome, you'll love it here. I find all my questions about nursing to be answered.

    Good luck in school.
    How is everything going for you what was your toughest part of the program I start this Aug
  5. Visit  BSN2004NSU profile page
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    The toughest part for me so far was the beginning of the program because you have to grasp the idea of critically thinking problems through and realizing on the test that all of the answers may be right, but finding the priority nursing intervention.

    Good Luck in your program!
  6. Visit  zenman profile page
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    I used to teach there at NSU. Tell everyone hello!
  7. Visit  paula_rn profile page
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    Im glad you like NSU, that school was the worst years of my life. It did NOT prepare me for real world nursing at all and I am not sure about there NCLEX pass rates now... but last year they werent so great. When I graduated and started working, I learned more in one week then I did the entire time at NSU. But hey, maybe things have changed... I sure hope so!! Do you know where you want to work when your done?? Good luck and congrats on the soon graduation!!:hatparty:
  8. Visit  Kooky63 profile page
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    ALL I CAN SAY IS RUN AND RUN FAST. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO MY WORST ENEMY AND WOULD WARN THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA BEFORE THEY GET ANY MEDICAL CARE, FIND OUT WHERE THE NURSE GOT THEIR EDUCATION FROM BEFORE THEY EVEN TOUCH THEM. I WOULD BE VERY FRIGHTENED FOR ANY PATIENT TO RECEIVE CARE FROM ANY NURSE WHO HAS "GRADUATED" FROM NSU IN THE PAST 3 YEARS. AND NO, I AM NOT A BITTER STUDENT, I AM A NURSE WHO KNOWS!
  9. Visit  Gator,SN profile page
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    Welcome BSN2004 to the BB. Good luck at school, you are almost finished! What areas are you most interested in working when you are done?
  10. Visit  paula_rn profile page
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    well, i can certainly understand where you are coming from, but to say that you would be frightened for any patient to receive care from a nsu nurse, that is kinda harsh. i am a nurse who graduated a year ago, and yes... the school is horrible (in my opinion), but i am a good nurse. so, please before making a generalized statement... think about it.:angryfire
    Quote from kooky63
    all i can say is run and run fast. i would not recommend this school to my worst enemy and would warn the people in the area before they get any medical care, find out where the nurse got their education from before they even touch them. i would be very frightened for any patient to receive care from any nurse who has "graduated" from nsu in the past 3 years. and no, i am not a bitter student, i am a nurse who knows!
  11. Visit  BSN2004NSU profile page
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    In my opinion, the program is not bad at all...there are a lot of politics, but what nursing school doesn't. Kooky, I sure hate that you had a bad experience at NSU. Oh Gator, I plan on working in critical care when I get out.

    BSN2004NSU
  12. Visit  CindyJRN profile page
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    EEK! Wow, has the opinion of NSU changed that much? I went the nontraditional route, but have many coworkers who graduated from Northwestern. Sure, I have heard the horror stories about Instructors and favoritism and the like, but as far as nursing skills, I have never heard a negative comment. I have heard it is especially tough to be accepted into clinicals and hard in the LPN to RN transition. I had a friend in the BSN program (about 8 years ago) who was moving out of state. She had enough clinicals and credits to have an AD, but ran into problems with administration.
    I hope you retain an enthusiasm for nursing and enjoy whatever you decide to do. I work in a Shreveport hospital and I am NOT a recruiter, but I work in the best hospital in town! BTW, my Director of Nursing is a NSU grad X 2--BSN and MSN and she is a great nurse to work alongside....
  13. Visit  Kooky63 profile page
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    Quote from paula_rn
    well, i can certainly understand where you are coming from, but to say that you would be frightened for any patient to receive care from a nsu nurse, that is kinda harsh. i am a nurse who graduated a year ago, and yes... the school is horrible (in my opinion), but i am a good nurse. so, please before making a generalized statement... think about it.:angryfire
    i do know that some nurses are trained well but that is due to their own capabilities and i know that b/c of personal knowledge which i cannot reveal at this time if you catch my drift! (92 min phone call!) as we all know, nsu is known for its politics, unfairness, favoritism, etc......
    i feel safe in knowing that there are options and people are choosing now to take these other routes that are now being offered. i do hope that others follow in their lead! run, nsu will only hinder you in your nursing career.
  14. Visit  brina profile page
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    Quote from BSN2004NSU
    Hi all!

    I'm new to the site, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I attend Northwestern State University in Shreveport, LA. I graduate in December 2004 in my Bachelors of Science in Nursing, and I feel like I have ants in my pants because I am so ready to graduate. I hope to talk to everyone soon.

    BSN2004NSU
    Hi!! I too am attending Northwestern in the BSN program. I am currently in 2nd level and I will graduate in December of '05. I am ready!! Congrats on your graduation, it is coming up quickly. Have you decided where you are going to work yet? And also how do you feel about the stipend/mentor programs that the hospitals have? This is where you get $1500-$2000 per semester while in clinical and have to work for them for 1 to 2 years? Let me know, thanks!!


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