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    Cool spope08, good luck to you too and maybe I will see you at the interviews:spin:

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    Yes the writing is new, I was bummed to see that because I was already nervous about the interview! I went to talk to admissions about it because I really didn't know what a writing sample meant, they told me is was mostly just to see that you could write, spell, speak english, the lady I talked to didn't seem to think it would be too much of a problem. I will have 33.4 points but who knows how much I will get from the interview or writing sample (I get nervous in interviews and I have terrible handwriting! )

    Briterz if you don't mind me asking, what was the interview like? I heard they were group interviews, is that true? Any advice? Thanks again for the input!

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    Briterz thank you for all of the information, it is fantastic, please keep it coming! Wishing you continued good luck!

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    nursechoice and Preemie 2 RN like this.

    I have all prereqs except dosage and end of life Yes I took the hesi and I was terrified but I got 94.4 and hadn't taken A&P2 at the time so don't worry. I am not very good at math so that was the part I was most concerned about. I memorized all of the conversions like grams to liters and miles to feet, etc. I studied the hesi study guide by evolve. For the reading section be sure to understand the conclusions they want you to reach from the paragraph, it is not always as intuitive as you might think. Grammar was pretty straight forward but be sure to understand the difference between lay and lie or other similar sounding words. Do the study guide and you will be fine, good luck and nice to hear from you!

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    Thank you Briterz I will definitely take you up on that, good luck to you and congratulations!

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    Oh that is really cool, I'd really like to keep in touch with you because I want to do nurse practitioner although I think by the time I can do it it will be moved to doctorate. That is so cool, what exactly does the acute part mean? Thanks
    Robin

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    Hi there,
    I searched for Brookhaven to make sure there wasn't a thread for this but all I found was people that were getting in this fall at Brookhaven. I will be applying this fall to Brookhaven and will hopefully start in the Spring 2013. I'd love to start connecting with other hopefuls so don't hesitate to respond!

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    Thanks, hearing someone else's personal account really helps!

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    I will have all of my support classes done next year and will be able to apply to the following year to Brookhaven's nursing program so can be RN. The thing I am most terrified about is learning to draw blood, had really bad experiences with getting my blood drawn when I was young and now have an unatural fear of getting blood drawn or having needles in veins. I know that there are plenty of threads on here that say people had same fear and were able to work through it with exposure. I actually want to immerse myself in it so that I can get through it and hopefully become proficient at drawing blood, placing i.v.s, etc. so that I wont be the one traumatizing patients later on. What I am concerned with is that I thought the Brookhaven program allowed the students to draw blood on each other and get used to it (wasn't really looking forward to people learning on me as I have terrible veins that professionals have issues with so I can't imagine how painful a newbie would be trying to dig in my arm but would rather have the experience with fellow students instead of a patient). However I was just informed by a friend that is currently going through the program that they were not allowed to stick each other, were only allowed to practice on a manequin and her first experience trying was with an 80 year old woman with bruises every where and nonexistant veins! She said she had to practice putting ivs on her bf so she could get experience.
    So my question is for either anyone who has gone through the Brookhaven nursing program, if you would recommend it or if you could relate any experiences? Or if you guys think I should try to take a phlebotomy course prior to applying to for the program so that I can get experience (still scared but gotta confront it at some point) or try to donate blood and see how they do it, or any other suggestions? Thanks so much. Sorry if this is a repeat, I tried to find direct knowledge on blood drawing at Brookhaven but didn't see anything specific



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