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    Quote from sarolany
    catdawg, I am in the same boat as you- I'm the sole provider for myself, I can't really just quit my job (unless I get crazy good financial aid that extends into my living expenses- HA!)
    It's a really good idea to look into alternate shifts, I hadn't put too much thought into it. I would do nannying, but I don't have much in the way of legitimate childcare experience, so I don't really think I'd get hired for it (I did create a sittercity account just in case, though)
    What do your classmates do in a pharmacy?

    carakristin1- if I lived closer to my family I'd definitely stay home, but when I moved away to college back in 06, I never went back home! My life is in another state now, so I'd rather try to stay here than move back- I have spoken to a few school back home though, so it IS an option. A backburner option, but still on the table.

    flying_ace2- thank your lucky stars, girl! You're doing something right :-P good for you though, you drew a good straw with him
    The two nannies I know didn't have formal experience either. The families just needed someone trustworthy at a lower cost than some "professional" nanny the others are pharmacy techs. I think that's probably helpful to them when taking pharmacology lol. At this point I'm into anything, in any field, if my classes start to interfere with my current job. If I ever see anything interesting, ill let you know!

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    Is it possible for you to find work in evening or night shifts? I don't have the option of quitting work. I wish I did but I'm my only supporter. I have two jobs. Fortunately my full time job is 12-8, 4 days per week, and in the morning every other Saturday. So I have my mornings off for class. My part time job is strictly prn so it's easy to schedule around classes. I study on the weekends and always keep a handout of PowerPoint slides with me at my desk. I would definitely look in to alternative shifts, even if they aren't your field. Someone in my class nannies, and a few work in pharmacies on the weekends.

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    Everyone rest assured. Just show up for orientation and everything you need to know, need to have done, paperwork, financial aid, questions, class schedules, everything...will be done at orientation. Plan to stay for some hours, though. It's a full day. Bring a pen, too. and don't bring extra people. Won't be room for them. Don't forget to look for your BCANS officers, as well!

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    Quote from NursingStudentTutu
    Thanks you are right, I am still coming up with solutions to pay the monthly balance. I am pass good at braiding so I think I would braid children hair for money on the weekend, it's less time consuming. Maybe try to do a min of 5 a day for 2 days or 3 a week.
    That is a great idea. Any bit helps. Any creative ideas you have because you can't pass up the chance of going back to school!

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    Quote from ebrooks1013
    The reason i have not been able to get in contact with MY financial aid rep to finish for 3 weeks is because she is no longer with them so i don't know what's happening with my aid or anything. School in 3 weeks!
    They will have financial aid people to do your paperwork at orientation.

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    Quote from NursingStudentTutu
    Now my only concern is paying the balance that is leftover after financial aid is all takin care of. Has anyone who completed financial had a balance leftover they had to pay for out of pocket??? How did you manage to pay each month?
    Well each persons situation will be different. I had to pay out of pocket for 8 months. The amount changed for me halfway thru and got lower thank goodness. it varies based on how many credits you're taking. It's tough considering some people have to adjust their work schedules according to school so income is tight. So start saving those pennies now!

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    Quote from ebrooks1013
    It doesn't say any classes for me yet
    You get your schedule in orientation. Make sure your calendar is clear

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    Quote from NursingStudentTutu
    If anyone got in for the Pn program for Feb start date, and don't mind posting exactly what their letter said. I ask because my letter says provisionally accepted. I don't quite get what that means. It does give me an orientation date and time and start date.
    Provisional acceptance means you are accepted providing you complete all requirements (e.g. Fill out all paperwork, see appropriate people, bring in required documents, etc.) If everything checks out, you're in.

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    Quote from hiboo
    hey , i think you are already in program , I will start in Feb. I m trying to find out about the schedule of computer class . please can you tell me how many day i have to go campus for this class.
    Thanks in advance.
    You get your schedule at orientation.

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    Follow Bauder College Association of Nursing Students on Twitter @bcansatlanta!! Joining the organization is a great way to get involved and network!

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    Quote from Nurse2b7337
    Ooohhhh I just love LTC!!
    They have three different units: short term rehab, the actual long term residents, and an Alzheimer's unit. The patients are so cute. It really has been fun.

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    Quote from Nurse2b7337
    Catdawg where did you do your clinicals? Btw, kudos to you with yr grades!!!
    Thanks! All fundamentals students (first time clinicals) go to the nursing home. Womp. Lol but it's actually been kinda cool. These patients are mostly docile and just happy to have seine to talk to so they let you practice your nursing assessments and do things over and over and ask lots of questions.

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    Thanks for the info bellamia1015!! I've gone to two open houses they've offered. It seems as though the second degree BSN would be a fit for me. I've completed a majority of all the pre-reqs required with the exception of theirs. I think because I'm older and most places will require the BSN at some point I want to just get it!! Time is not on my side if you feel me.
    I feel you on that. Time was definitely one of my top factors!

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    Quote from bellamia1015

    1) I am so happy to hear that the pre reqs do transfer. Which program are you applying to? Have you already finished Bauder's program? Or are you just towards the end?

    2) Well that is unfortunate, but I got that vibe about the financial aid office from some students who were in the waiting area one day I was there. I was talking with them and when someone from FA came up the students looked at the person with pure disgust. Plus I keep getting calls from the FA dept about the same exact issues that should have already been addressed. And I don't like the way that the calculate the arard letter. It seems like they just pull numbers out of the air. And what do you mean that they don't care about your GPA?

    3) And that is good to know about the books, to at least have an option. Plus if the student doesn't have the book, in my opinion that's there own problem, not the instructors.

    4) And I have gotten over the whole cost thing because I am just focusing on the future. And Emory is absolutely too damn high, and Chamberlin too, I haven't looked into Vanderbilt and don't plan to. The setup at Bauder is what attracted me to the program, because it seemed like I would just be taking science pre reqs forever and getting nowhere. Plus I am not familiar with the for profit school setup, as I have my degrees from state universities. So it is a little getting used to.

    5) And its nice to know that even though the school has its issues that there are people graduating, passing the NCLEX and moving on to other degree programs and careers.

    I am so happy to hear from someone that is in the school and program because it helps to relieve issues that I had. Thanks again and Good luck to you
    I believe when she said they don't care about your gpa that they don't want to hear all the excuses about why you're failing, and that sort of thing. Even the director of the program will tell you don't worry about getting all As, make sure you learn it well and get a grade you can live with. They make you earn every grade. Lots and lots of work on your own. You have to put in the time. Which is what all good students (should) do anyway lol


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