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    Definitely worth the money (the ATI book)!!I am retaking A&P II this semester, already finished my last social science (with an "A"), volunteering at the hospital, and now taking Medical Terminology "for the heck of it" in hopes that it will reflect positively on my application!!

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    I'm trying to re-assess my priorities right now. I've had a really rough past year and want to make sure I'm doing the right thing before I leap. Part of me says apply because I can always change my mind and there is no reason to delay. The other part of me says to only apply if I'm 100%, absolutely positive that this is the right thing for me right now. I would love to be a nurse but I think I need to work through my doubts first. I still plan to take AP2 in the Fall as I've been enjoying my classes. I just wish decisions like this were easier.

    On the positive side, I've been working on some personal projects on the side that are keeping me busy.
    Last edit by leenak on Jul 20, '12
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    Is anyone currently volunteering at Univ of Md Hosp by chance??
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    Yes, I am volunteering at UMMC and loving every second of it! Are you thinking of volunteering there, SB113? It's an amazing place!
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    eodenwal, I sent you a PM (check your inbox!), I already am volunteering at UMMC!!
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    Everyone who has applied in the past: I am really confused about the essay. Is it just a standard personal statement? Anyone know how long it should be?
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    I really wish someone would be kind enough to SHARE with us their actual essay! I am so torn on the darn thing and not sure in which direction I should go with it...if that makes sense
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    Everyone who has applied in the past: I am really confused about the essay. Is it just a standard personal statement? Anyone know how long it should be?
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    Quote from SB113
    I really wish someone would be kind enough to SHARE with us their actual essay! I am so torn on the darn thing and not sure in which direction I should go with it...if that makes sense
    Your essay is incredibly important. In addition to showing you can write with NO spelling or grammar errors, it should show the admissions committee why they should pick you. It should answer any questions they may have about academic blemishes. It should show that you really do understand what you are in for in both the profession and nursing school and that you are totally committed to succeeding. The length should be about two pages double spaced. Imagine that you are on the admissions committee looking for candidates who will do what it takes to graduate. Let your passion for the profession show but be sincere. Nurses are, justifiably, very proud to be nurses. Statements that you are in it for the money, job security, or you are really a medical doctor wannabe who is "settling" are not viewed favorably. Do some soul searching. If you cannot write this, are you really sure about it? I do apologize for being so blunt, but it really does matter. A killer essay can and does make all the difference. Best of luck!
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    Grey Lady, thank you for the advice about the essay!

    I just submitted my application...now the wait begins. I'm already so excited and nervous! Has anyone looked around Baltimore for apartments/housing? It's overwhelming, I don't know where to start. Anyone have any information on which apartments around the school are decent? Thanks!
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    Eodenwal,

    I'm not familiar with housing in Baltimore. There are reasonable housing options in Glen Burnie and in Severn which is about 15-25 minutes away from Baltimore. Didn't know if your interested in living in other cities but thought I should put that out there.


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