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    I was an intern at Jackson General and pay was $12 an hour and $13 for nights. They have changed the hours you can work and once you have maxed out, you are then a cna for less pay. If you intern a year base rate for a new grad is $20 and some odd cents, new grads base rate without lpn or cna experience is $19 and some odd cents. You get $1 bedside $2 weekend and holidays and $3.50 night shift diffs. Even though Memphis pays a small amount more( a year ago is was like $22) the nurse patient ratio is higher. You have to decide if you are willing to take more patients for more money. We have 3-5 pts per nurse on our floor and for a new grad that is enough for me. Nashville area doesn't pay that much more than Jackson and it costs more to live there. Same as in Knoxville. Trust me I have researched this to death. You also have to weigh in the benefits. The outskirts of Jackson are great like Gibson County where we moved. Whatever you decide, remember money IS NOT the most important aspect of nursing. If money is your main priority you will just be miserable. Nurses are so underpaid. I hope this helps some. Good luck with nursing school and congrats JSCC is a hard program and very competitive.

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    I am taking Patho and Pharm this summer and not doing too hot in either class. I'm just curious if anyone else has had to take these 2 classes over because of their grade (as in failed ) and is it REALLY SO BAD if I have to???? They give us 4 chances to take these 2 classes so I'm thinking that I'm not the first to have to take it more than once.

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    I have been taking Cymbalta for a year and just recently weaned myself off. My husband and I have decided to have a child and finding it difficult to conceive. Does anyone know of any studies being done between Cymbalta and pregnancy? I have searched on the internet but I think I have OCD too because it stresses me out to be on here for hours and never find what I'm looking for. If anyone has any info, about Cymbalta please reply. Thanks

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    I just completed my first semester of nursing school and I found it somewhat hard. I had a 4.0 going into it and now I have a 3.2. I had no prior experience which I think would have helped alot. I loved clinicals and all the friends I made. Actually I loved everything.(even the lectures) The instuctors are there to help and so is your classmates. Our school admits 80 students and 400+ apply. We are almost dead from competing when we finally start the nursing program. After that, we help each other instead of compete with each other. (with a few exceptions...ha) I didn't do too well on a couple of tests, so my advice is buy a NCLEX exam book and go through it when you study. It helped me TREMENDOUSLY!! I also carpool with 2 other students and we study to and from school. I also had to change the way I studied. I have 2 kids and am married. My most productive study time was every night(with a couple of breaks) 8-11 or 12. I can't stay up all night studying because my brain turns to mush. These hours gave me time for everything I had to do between kids, husband and household. Well, actually it went to kids and husband because my house looks like a tornado hit it. Remember, when you are in class to ask questions if you are unsure, even if you think it is stupid. 9 times out of 10 more students have the same question. Also, when you take the tests don't change the answers unless you are 100% sure you need too. Our tests were 50 questions so they counted 2 points a piece...if I would have left some of my answers alone, I would have made better grades. The NCLEX books have alot of great info for test taking. I also bought the "made easy " books. And I learned ALOT from this website. Usually, if I have a question I can search for the answer on here and find not one but many, many answers. I check it everyday. Good Luck to you and enjoy it because I have met so many wonderful people and I know you will too.

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    Thanks you guys...this helped me out alot. I am 34 and completed 1 semester of the nursing program only 3 more to go. I have no idea if I want a management position or not....I guess I'll just play it by ear.

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    Just curious, what is the difference in job opportunities between an RN and BSN? What can a BSN do that an RN can't do and is there a big difference in pay? I was just curious to see if I want to pursue a BSN degree or quit after a RN degree. Any info would be appreciated.

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    I live in Savannah and attend JSCC in the RN program. Hopefully, if all goes well, I will graduate in 2007. Does anyone know the starting salary for RN's at the hospitals in Jackson and also is anyone else in the RN program at JSCC?

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    Thanks so much for the encouraging words. I got over my pity party and went to Books-A-Million and bought some dummy books so maybe that will help me understand things better.

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    Hey ya'll. I'm in my first year semester of the RN program and I feel so discouraged. It seems like everyone in my class has had some kind of experience which gives them an edge on the class. I am completely lost when it comes to test time. I have no idea what some of those terms mean because I haven't had them in anything. Any advice for a new nursing student on studying and what exactly to study for? It seems everything I cram into my brain is never on the tests. I am 34 yrs old and I want to complete this program because I feel like this is my last chance at the nursing career I have always wanted. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm not usually this down but I didn't do well on my test today and I'm having a pity party.



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