WCCCD Spring 2013 Hopeful!! - page 24

by jrg1988

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Is there anyone else on here who is waiting for a response from WCCCD's nursing department? I applied June 30, and am going slightly crazy waiting for my acceptance/denial e-mail! Let's get to know each other, hopefully we'll be... Read More


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    Wen902, thanks for your input, if you dont mind me asking what has been your course load semester to semester? Are you going part time or full? Are you currently working? and How long will/did it take you to finish all the co/pre reqs sorry if I seem nosey.

    I was also looking at taking alot of the co/pre reqs online if they offer them. Im currently out in Cali waiting to seperate from the USAF so im trying to have everything planned out when I get home.

    I was told about a few jobs at hospitals that dont require any certs (i.e. orderlies) but cant seem to find those jobs posted. I just figure that if im gonna work I might as well do somthing to get my foot in the door.
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    No problem! I work full time during the day so I can only go nights and weekends. I had to start out last fall with Bio 155 and basic math because I graduated from high school a while ago. The most I've taken is 3 classes/semester (micro, pre-algebra and Eng.) which doesn't sound like a lot but with work it kept me busy. I went during the summer too instead of taking it off. I'm taking a & P 1 and nutrition this semester and trying to get a student loan so I can take a & p 2 and two co-req's next semester. If I can do that I will apply in June and finish off the co-req's next fall before the nursing program starts in January. I am hoping my boss lets me keep my current job even though I will only be able to work 2 or 3 days a week and then I need to find something for the weekends. I have no option but to work, I own a home and I'm single. I am hoping to find a way to save up enough money to get me through those first 7 1/2 weeks with working only a couple days a week. I haven't been to the meeting yet but somebody in my class went and she was told they are trying to have more nights and weekends in the nursing program because they know people have to work.

    I talked to a lady that works at the campus and she said to study critical thinking before I get into the program.
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    Yea I defineatly need a paycheck throughout my duration of school. But I plan to hold a job as long as possible, and if/when the time comes that I need to stop working than unemployment definately becomes an option to keep our heads above water.
    As much as I hate taking handouts, Financial Aid and Unemployment are ways that will enable me to become a productive member of society and do what I truly want to do in life.

    Im hopefully going to take no more than 3 classes a semester. My goal is to land a midnight CNA job if possible somewhere (in the hopes that I will have more slow time than not to study). We will see.

    As far as the CNA training goes, I was reading of this one place that is a decent price and everyone loves it, but I cant for the life of me find the post I was on, it was cheaper than the red cross and like I said everyone loved it.

    And as far as studying critical thinking im wondering as to how it will help. Let me know if you end up taking it!
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    Quote from Wen902
    Thanks ShanayJ. I think I can manage that first 7 1/2 weeks by only working a couple of days. I will have all the co-req's done, will the schedule still be that packed in the beginning?
    YES...I completed all of my co reqs and it was still difficult
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    Quote from Kadambari
    What address do we mail the 10 panel drug screen to?
    I called the nursing dept yesterday and the lady said I don't need to mail my drug results, and that I can just bring the form with me on orientation.
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    Thanks ShanayJ! Hopefully I can save enough money to work only a few hours for those 7 1/2 weeks.


    I feel the same as you ARock&AHardplace about the financial aid and unemployment but you have to do what you have to do! I might end up having to quit my current job and become a CNA when the time comes.
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    Have you all thought about trying work at home transcription jobs? you type up documents and get paid for it. the hours are flexible and its nice pocket change. some make $200 every two weeks doing it. not a whole lot but its better than nothing
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    Hi Kadambari, I would be interested in doing that but I'm not sure how to get started. Any tips would be appreciated
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    Scribie, TranscribeMe, Quicktate, and Tigerfish are a few transcribe work at home companies.
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    Quote from Wen902
    Thanks ShanayJ! Hopefully I can save enough money to work only a few hours for those 7 1/2 weeks.I feel the same as you ARock&AHardplace about the financial aid and unemployment but you have to do what you have to do! I might end up having to quit my current job and become a CNA when the time comes.
    I do CNA work now, I love it. I work in home care so I get to study most of the day because I'm with 1 client. Plus, it looks really good when you have 2 years of experience on your resume when applying for RN jobs...it doesn't pay a lot but it pays the bills and gets me through this program :-)


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