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    I actually really want to do home health when I graduate in about a year, but I wasn't sure what kind of experience I need first. Is it possible for new grads to do home health, or do I need to work in a hosoital first? Thanks!

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    I think they might be referring to the post-partum floor.

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    Great post, Gonavy! Thanks for the info!

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    Community college all the way! It worked for me, and considering the cost of the actual nursing programs, you need to save money where you can.

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    LOL...I get dreams like that, too, particularly about starting the job. Just remember that you have school to look forward to, and by the time you're done with school, hopefully the job will seem less scary...or not. .

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    I have been taking my pre-reqs at Truman for the last two years and, aside from my Micro teacher (who was awesome), it has been a horrible experience. Dealing with the administration was the worst part of it. My best advice, if you are going to attend Truman, is to always expect them to lose your stuff, always expect the staff to treat you like garbage, and always expect that a trip to their registrar's office will take longer than a trip to the DMV. I hate to be so harsh, but expecting the worst from them will save you a lot of headaches along the way.

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    I'll be starting an ABSN program in August and will be depending entirely on loans to live my life. Federal and private.

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    We just go to the 3 day orientation for ABSN. They will be sending an email with the details once everyone has been accepted. Congrats on getting accepted Andi! Where do you currently live? I wouldn't recommend moving to the city because the campus is all the way in Maywood. I live on the far north side of the city and am going to be looking at one heck of a commute.

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    The one I got is a Lumiscope. It has good sound and it was a good price.

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    Yeah, I got that number from the website, but at the open house, they said that tuition for the program was around $50,000, so I assumed that was up to date.

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    Wow, you guys clearly want to turn this into a "my job is bigger than yours" argument, so I'm taking my ball and going home.

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    Purple Scrubs, I would like to point out that you dumped all over my post without really reading it, so I don't think you are one to criticize. I used the phrase "acute problems that could easily become deadly" and I stand by that. In the context of this thread, the OP expressed worry about accidentally killing a patient because of something she did. Sure, a school nurse will face emergencies that require first aid (basic EMT skills), but you cannot argue that the daily activities of a school nurse are as volitile as those of inpatient nurses. That is what I meant.

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    quidrasharese and naysando like this.

    Hey Guys, Just wanted to let you know, in case you don't know already, that I was able to find all of my nurse supplies cheaper on Amazon, than they are at the uniform place....mostly because Amazon has free shipping. I got my shoes, pen lights, steth, bp cuff and bandage scizzors...just need the watch, but I didn't like any of them. Also, I was just at the Target Clinic to get part 2 of my Hep B shot and the NP there turned out to be an ABSN grad from Loyola. She said that she also got a job at LUMC right after graduation, so that's good news.

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    alannah_smth and mitral like this.

    Maybe you could look into clinical/outpatient nursing or maybe becoming a school nurse. That way, you will be working with everyday health issues, rather than acute problems that could easily become deadly.

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    Thanks so much for the info! It's nice to know that new grads and students can participate.


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