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    Well, during the first week of orientation we received a thick manual about general hospital info and other stuff. The week after orientation, we went to skills lab to practice cultures, venipuncture, and vital signs. Now we're in the class phase which will last until graduation in September, oh an we also got a huge manual for class. The clinical educators seem to be nice and so far I haven't had any problems with them or how the system works. I guess no one really can repare for this fellowship but there's nothing to worry about. Just be confident and remember that you have plenty of support to become successful.

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    Ohhhh nursing school days thank God I'm done with that!! I'm a graduate from the NLC campus, anyway just stopping by to wish all good luck Most of nursing school experiences are what you make them. Be positive, stay focused, and study smart not hard.

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    allicat51305 likes this.

    Awesome... well, I'll for sure let you know how the July orientation and training goes. Orientation is next Monday

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    DizzyLizzyNurse likes this.

    You said "Newer nurses have always had instant gratification. The thought of waiting is not in their mindset, therefore, the level of frustration goes up when their nursing practice doesn't reflect this concept." How dare you generalized a group like that?! You obviously don't know how to refer to people in general. I'm an immigrant in the US, worked for 10 years to save money to start nursing school, paid my own way through nursing school, and thanks to God's mercy I'm a RN now. I know what waiting is, so for you to just write this stuff is very disrespectful to say the least. You need to use words like "most nurses" or "some nurses". I'm trying to understand why you posted this kind of comment... Next time be more careful.

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    I was wondering if someone who has been through the 12 week training at Parkland could give me an idea of what to expect or how to prepare for it. Thank you.

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    I got the offer letter on July 3rd. Does anyone know for sure if Parkland will have a Sept internship? I have a few friends who want to apply

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    Quote from allicat51305
    I did pass!!!!! And I did the hurst review in jan and again in may. They have a bunch of practice tests and I did like 1200 questions the week before! Practice questions and reading the rationales I think really helped!!! LOTS of select all that apply!
    Congratulations!!I'm very happy for you I'm also doing the Hurst review. One thing, did you already receive your license or how does it work? I still need to schedule the test but wanna know if it's fast so I don't schedule it too soon.

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    Quote from bprwatson
    I called and talked with the recruitment office. I was told they have a September start but now you have me worried! I guess I'd better call back and double check. Searching this forum though, it appears they've had September starts in past years (search "parkland September").
    I'm sorry, I didn't mean to worry you. I'm pretty sure they'll have a Sept. internship. It looks like they need loots of nurses at this time. Good luck and I do hope you get to join us soon

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    I'm not sure but I thought they're the same. How did you find out they'll have one in September? I was told they could possibly have another residency for this fall but only if they need more people; otherwise, the next new grad program is not until January next year. I hope they have one this fall because a lot of my classmates are still looking for a job.

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    Everything happened so fast. I applied on the 14th, got an invite on the 16th to interview on the 20th, and then got the job offers on the 23rd. Today I took the medication exam, basic math with basic drug knowledge, and now I'm just waiting to hear about the drug screening part.

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    Got offer two options: Physical Medicine and Rehab (8 E PM&R) or Trauma Services (2 E) so I went for the second option I'm soooo happy Parkland is giving me this opportunity. Good luck to everyone else!

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    I also interviewed today. I think it went really good

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    Peninah7, chaka_1709, and tnmarie like this.

    I understand some of your frustration because I've talked to RN's who have had their Associate and work with it for years with no problem. I'm talking about nurses with 15 + yrs of experience who never saw the need of going back to school.

    Most hospitals here in TX are requiring their nurses to complete their BSN if they don't have it. It's just how it is now and is probably for our own good. That's going to push me to eventually get my Master's degree and possibly teach

    Good luck and i hope you see the positive side to the new requirements.


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