RunnerRN2015, ASN 15,531 Views
Joined Jul 6, '11 - from 'NC, US'.
RunnerRN2015 is a ER nurse.
Posts: 820 (36% Liked)
My school is part of a hospital system and offers a loan forgiveness program if you work for them after graduation. I graduated in Dec 2014. I'll have $10,000 forgiven in another couple of months and have about $3000 left on student loans. I paid about $3000 in cash as well.
Did you have to have gone to that specific school in order to be a part of the loan forgiveness program at your hospital?
I guess my boys are lucky in that we paid for their college educations. I'm 50 and went to nursing school a couple of years ago. At one point all 3 of us were in college at the same time. We managed to pay cash for their schooling. Thanks to loan forgiveness, I only owe $3000 for mine.
I'm a tech/nursing student and am orienting to a new department. One of the long time techs was orienting me to the supply room. She showed me "the supplies the docs use for incubating someone" (intubating) as well as the "post natal bags when we have to take someone to the morgue" (post mortem). There were a few other funnies like that but I forgot to write them down.
UPDATE: I had my OR shadowing day last week. I LOVED IT! I'm definitely doing one of my 2 preceptorships in the OR.
Thank you for sharing. Your post confirms my desire to be an OR nurse.
I'm an older student with 2 college kids at home, 2 dogs, a husband, I work PRN at the children's hospital, and I've maintained a 4.0. I never cram, I study a few hours every day, and I practice NCLEX questions over and over. Knowing the material isn't enough -- you have to be able to apply it. I could stress less, study less, and easily get Bs but for me if I can get an A, I want the A.
Congratulations! I graduated from there a few years ago. For 101 (unless it's changed) you're in lecture Mon/Thurs/Fri and have clinicals every other week Tues/Wed (and things like sim lab, skills lab, medication skills check off, etc on the alternating Tues/Wed). If you have clinicals that week, you go to your unit Monday afternoon to get your assignment and do your patient research and then go home and spend several hours preparing for clinicals. Clinical days start at 0645 -- I can't remember when they end....maybe 1500 on Tuesday (off the floor earlier but then you have post conference) and a bit earlier on Wed. You're not in class all day Mon/Thur/Fri. It's an intense program but you will learn so much!
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