Anyone applying or go to Cox College?? - page 2

Hi! Ive been looking for any Cox students but I dont think theres a lot on here :/ Anyway, Im applying for the ABSN program for spring 2013! I am going to interview next week and am really nervous!... Read More

  1. Visit  smm22 profile page
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    Hi! Im 23 and have my BA in psych. Ive been working as a CNA for a few years, mostly in nursing homes. I live in Chicago right now so I know Springfields gonna be a big change for me too. I know they dont recommend it, but are you guys thinking of working during school?
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  3. Visit  andrewmorgan profile page
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    I wont be working, no. I dont think we will have time. Have you guys received your information in the mail yet? I haven't. But maybe because im a little further away. I am hoping it comes today.

    Wow, I cant believe this is actually happening haha
  4. Visit  mm280897 profile page
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    I might work 1 or 2 shifts a week waiting tables with my currently job. I'm just going to see what I can handle. I don't have a problem quitting my job completely if I have to though. I'm starting to get super excited about allow this. I kinda feel like I've hit the jack pot. It'll be cool to meet ya'll in a couple weeks and everyone else in the program.
  5. Visit  smm22 profile page
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    I want to work just 1-2 shifts a week, just so i feel like i have some money coming in! And Im super super excited about this! Im starting to look around for apartments. Are you going to commute from Branson, mm? And do you have any recommendations about where to live in Springfield?
  6. Visit  mm280897 profile page
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    For the time being I will commute. I'm in a lease until july. As far as places to live, I don't know any specific complexes in springfield, but I do know that the southern part of springfield is a better area though northern springfield will have alot of housing aimed at college students.
  7. Visit  andrewmorgan profile page
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    You guys get your letter yet? I am still waiting for mine. I know Lindy sent us an email the other day saying they are figuring out what happened, but just curious if you received yours?
  8. Visit  tacomaster profile page
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    Congratulations guys. I'm in the class ahead of you. The program goes by really quick. It's challenging but if you have the motivation, drive, and good time management skills you can definitely do it. Message me if you have questions.
  9. Visit  Camwill profile page
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    Congrats on getting in!!! I love Cox college and I am enjoying the program so far. It does go by fast, I can't believe the semester is almost over. Before you know it you will be in school and saying the same thing. Congrats again, I probably see you at open house, I am one of the schools Ambassadors.
  10. Visit  andrewmorgan profile page
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    Hey Tacomaster (Great name) and Camwill,

    Can you guys give us a little idea of what to expect on the first few weeks of class? I am nervous and excited and am trying to get as much information as possible to being the program with!

    thanks!
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  11. Visit  tacomaster profile page
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    Well, a few of us were actually wanting to come talk to your class when you come for orientation in a few weeks. The class before us did that and we'd like to keep that as somewhat of a tradition. The first few weeks of your Spring semester will be pretty busy but doable. You'll have three classes in your first eight week block, two seated classes and an online class. Please pass this information to your fellow classmates so everyone gets this help. 1) Get yourself a calendar and keep track of everything. It is easy to lose track of assignments, clinicals, and tests if you just "wing it". 2) Financial aid DOES NOT cover all of your tuition. You will have to find a way to cover the difference through personal/private loans. We lost a student because she could not get a private loan. It was really sad because she did well in all of the classes up that point. 3) Start a PRIVATE Facebook group that you guys can all communicate through. 4) Use Google Docs to create study guides as a class--we didnt figure this out until last term and we wish we would have done it a lot sooner. Google Docs will let every one do a section of a study guide in a fast amount of time. Most people participate and help out. 5) Cox College will require papers to be written in APA format. I had no APA experience from my first degree. There is this software called PERRLA that is a lifesaver. It will create your title page, format your headers, create citations, and do your reference page correctly. It is $30 and worth every penny. One person can download the software and share it with two other computers/users so that's what we did. We also found out about this later in the program---wish we knew it starting out. You will lose a lot of points if your APA is messed up so this helps your overall grade.
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  12. Visit  tacomaster profile page
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    A few other things:
    When you set up your Evolve account (everyone does this at orientation), on the main screen of Evolve will be a search bar. Search for "Ackley". It is a nursing diagnosis book that you will need for all of your clinical paperwork. I think the most current edition is the 7th or 9th, cant remember. Anyway, add it to your content. You'll see it on the left hand side of your screen at that point. When you open the Ackley link go to "care plan constructor". All of this is FREE by the way. Ackley will give you EBP rationales. This will save you a lot of time from searching for EBP (this will make sense after orientation, trust me).

    Most of your textbooks have FREE study guides and quiz questions on the Evolve site. I would search for those books and add them to your content. We used those to pass Med Surg, a challenging course.

    Rent your textbooks. You will get little to no money for your used textbooks. Some of them could not be returned. I suggest bookrenter.com because you can do rentals for 45 or 60 day rentals and the shipping is free coming and going.

    The staff is very pleasant and want you to be successful. Congratulations on getting into the program. It will be challenging but you can do it!
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  13. Visit  smm22 profile page
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    Wow, you are awesome! Thanks so much for all the info and looking forward to meeting all you guys in a few weeks!!
  14. Visit  RN2Be77 profile page
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    Quote from tacomaster
    Well, a few of us were actually wanting to come talk to your class when you come for orientation in a few weeks. The class before us did that and we'd like to keep that as somewhat of a tradition. The first few weeks of your Spring semester will be pretty busy but doable. You'll have three classes in your first eight week block, two seated classes and an online class. Please pass this information to your fellow classmates so everyone gets this help. 1) Get yourself a calendar and keep track of everything. It is easy to lose track of assignments, clinicals, and tests if you just "wing it". 2) Financial aid DOES NOT cover all of your tuition. You will have to find a way to cover the difference through personal/private loans. We lost a student because she could not get a private loan. It was really sad because she did well in all of the classes up that point. 3) Start a PRIVATE Facebook group that you guys can all communicate through. 4) Use Google Docs to create study guides as a class--we didnt figure this out until last term and we wish we would have done it a lot sooner. Google Docs will let every one do a section of a study guide in a fast amount of time. Most people participate and help out. 5) Cox College will require papers to be written in APA format. I had no APA experience from my first degree. There is this software called PERRLA that is a lifesaver. It will create your title page, format your headers, create citations, and do your reference page correctly. It is $30 and worth every penny. One person can download the software and share it with two other computers/users so that's what we did. We also found out about this later in the program---wish we knew it starting out. You will lose a lot of points if your APA is messed up so this helps your overall grade.
    Great tips!


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