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Joined: Oct 21, '07; Posts: 34 (18% Liked) ; Likes: 6

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    Hello All!

    My school had just required us to interview a Register Nurse that graduated before 1980 for our project. I have asked around, but the nurses that I have asked are more recent graduates of 10 years or less.

    Is there anyone out there that would not mind helping me & answering a few questions? Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.. :typing

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    Hi all,

    for all the nurses out there already, which (in your experience) has the most long-lasting color scrubs... I am required to wear a Navy top and Navy bottom, and I have never bought scrubs before. I just wanted to know which brand would be most recommended?

    Thanks in advance..

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    my school has it to where it's MANDATORY to buy our textbooks from them... it comes in this HEAVY box that weighs about 40lbs... hehe..

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    3-4 hours?!?!... wow.. .. my orientation was 8 hours long!.. *hehehe*... but we had about 1/2 hour of lunch as well..

    We covered hmm... i can't seem to remember... hahaha... lets see.. what was to be expected for classes.. dress code.. about how we probably need to bring a blanket for the winter (b/c it is an OLD building).. about how we are DIPLOMA program, so what to expect.. we also covered about how we can bridge over to get our MSN.. we also received a book list, which is mandatory to buy from them anyways.. ~$700... we did exam question examples to help us understand the difference between conceptual vs. pure memorization... we got our fee bill.. we talked about financial aid.. we even got a two week calendar in advance to show us exactly what time are classes are and orientation on different days.. our classes are literally on a different time schedule EVERYDAY.. so it makes it hard to schedule work..

    Happy Holidays :Santa2:

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    my school rounds up as well..

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    My school's program is just like nurz2be... they only factor in the pre-req's that they required for the program and take that into calculations.. which was really good for me because if they took my REAL gpa and used that as my admission gpa, then technically I would be screwed.. because like you I had a few not so good grades within my transcript, but luckily not on the classes that were required.. try calling your school's director and ask him/her to see.. good luck..

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    ItsMe34 likes this.

    I've actually went to BRCC for 2 1/2 years.. I was thinking of applying to their nursing program, but they were having all kinds of problems with my transcripts from LSU.. Even after being there for 2 1/2 years, they still never entered in my transcript of all the courses that I took at LSU, which probably totals to like 80-sumin credit hours.. Without my transcript being entered in the system, there is no "proof" that the courses that were required for me to take are already out the way. They are seriously so unorganize at the school, but I will say one thing. The teachers there are pretty good to me. If you're willing to learn, they're willing to teach. Don't get me wrong though, there are a few teachers that don't know waht they're talking about. I ended up applying to The Baton Rouge General's instead. Ironically though, I'm actually pretty familiar with the head of Enrollment Services at BRCC because she is a regular customer at my workplace... heheh.. she never mailed my transcript to BRGSON like I had requested either.. lolz.. oh welpx, all is good.. .. she did comment at one point in time that the nursing program at BRCC is tough.. so I don't know..

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    For the whole program, including books and graduation and miscellaneous fees... it ranges around $20,000

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    hmm.. I never thought about calling them before... thanks for suggesting it..

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    missgigius likes this.

    I don't think you were mean. I mean, think about it, all the hard work that you had to put into typing up those notes on the computer and everything, and she thinks that just because it's already in computer format, u wouldn't mind sending it to her? What about all your hard work and everything? She shouldn't have put off everything to the last minute. She's anemic? Well, H*** so am I.. I still do my own notes and everything. The only way I would ever ask for someone notes is if I had to miss a day, and I would make sure to tell them to never hesitate to ask me for mines either if they had to miss... just make sure that we don't miss the same day!.. haha..

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    Quote from jbeau
    If you are claiming yourself as an independent on tax returns for more than a year, the feds consider you independent as well. That's how it worked for me.

    I kept asking my financial aid advisor about this already... she said "no"... she said something about the whole dependency/independent status changed within the program or something.. I don't know.. then again I"m not sure she knows what she is talking about because she said that the federal loans is $2625, when I swear I read that it upped to $3500 this past summer.. I had asked her a month ago..

    Anyways, she said that even if I pull out my tax papers and my fathers to prove that I'm independent of him, it would not matter.. I can even have utility bills and my apt lease, and it will still not help.. atleast that's what she says..

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    Quote from jbeau
    Are you sure you're doing the math right?

    I have 30k in student loans, but over the length of my repayment of 20 years the total repayment will only be 40k.

    with my interest rates (trust me, don't ask, it's ridiculous)... twenty years repayments equals about $70K.. I am jealous of everyone else who has low interest rates..

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    Quote from RainDreamer
    If you're independent of your parents, then you should be able to get quite a bit of government financial aid. Did you fill out your FAFSA (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/)? Whatever isn't provided in grants, the rest should be covered in government loans (i.e. Stafford loans). If you qualify for government loans, that's the way to go because not only will the interest rate be a bit lower, it'll be fixed.

    I'm independent of my parents in real life... but according to my school, as long as I'm under 24/25, the government will still see me as a dependent upon my parents... it was complete BS.. my parents do not give me a cent.. they do not claim me on their tax returns, and yet I'm still "dependent" upon them (according to our government).. so I don't qualify for grants, and my federal loans is still not enough to cover school.. none the less counting living expenses..

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    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    I took out a loan to pay for nursing school and some living expenses. The interest rate isn't pretty at all, but I'm doing what I can to counter that, such as putting the money I don't need right this moment into money market accounts and CDs. With the interest I'm earning, it makes it like my loan rate is only around 4% or so.

    In the long run, I decided it was worth it for me. Best of luck to you!

    I mean I KNOW that everything will be worth it in the end (if I ever actually finish), but it just seems so depressing that a $15G loan with interest (if paying it off in 20 years) is gonna be like around $70G... but hopefully I can pay it off in like 4 years instead.. *sigh*

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    In truth, I guess I have no other choice but to accept this loan. I'm going to try to figure/calculate how to pay if off in about 5 years instead of the original 20 years. Other bills and whatnot comes into play when regarding how much I can afford a month to pay off this loan after I graduate. But.. I would like to thank everyone who responded to my question so quickly. I really love this forum. Everyone is so nice and helpful!..


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