CSN RN Spring 2013 - page 35

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Hello everyone, I'm new to the site and I was wondering if there are any fellow CSN RN Spring '13 hopefuls out there. I just turned in my application today and I would love to get to know some of my potential classmates... Read More


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    So much info since I last stopped by! Words cannot describe how excited I am to start the program already. I am so excited for Friday's orientation and also excited to meet you guys...finally! I think a Facebook group is a great idea too.

    I have other concerns though...

    I'm sure I am not the only one who works full time and got into the program. I've been told by several people that it's impossible to work full time and do well in the program, but not everyone can afford to not have a job so I'm sure its been done before. I want to wait and see what my class schedule will be like before I talk to my boss to make the necessary changes. There are several options for me. I could cut back my hours (to 4 days/week) and still maintain FT status and keep benefits. Cut back to part time (lose benefits). Change my shift (currently work swing. graveyard is a possibility). The RN program is my main priority and if I have to, I am willing to ditch the job...just not preferable.

    I can't be the only one with this concern, right? I've thought about this for months and can't make up my mind. I don't have any kids that I need to support but I do have my own bills to pay. Y'all don't have to tell me what your plans are, that's none of my business but any input from you guys would be a big help!
    Last edit by Andi311 on Nov 7, '12
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    Quote from Andi311
    So much info since I last stopped by! Words cannot describe how excited I am to start the program already. I am so excited for Friday's orientation and also excited to meet you guys...finally! I think a Facebook group is a great idea too.

    I have other concerns though...

    I'm sure I am not the only one who works full time and got into the program. What are y'alls plans? I've been told by several people that it's impossible to work full time and do well in the program, but not everyone can afford to not have a job so I'm sure its been done before. I want to wait and see what my class schedule will be like before I talk to my boss to make the necessary changes. There are several options for me. I could cut back my hours (to 4 days/week) and still maintain FT status and keep benefits. Cut back to part time (lose benefits). Change my shift (currently work swing. graveyard is a possibility). The RN program is my main priority and if I have to, I am willing to ditch the job...just not preferable.

    I can't be the only one with this concern, right? Any input from you guys would be a big help!
    Well I personally Am gonna most likely stop working and justvwork in the summer but my husband has a great income to support our family but if you have to graveyard dont seem like it would interfere with any of the schedules, but everybody study and learning styles are different . How did you do while in pre nursing ?
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    I did pretty well and maintained good grades. That said, I will shamefully admit that I have poor study habits and have gotten away with simply being a good test taker. The prerequisites were fairly simple for me and I felt that I did not have to study much to retain the information. I am 99.9% sure that nursing classes will be different and that I will have to put in more time to study. My best friend went through an RN program (in a different state) and we are almost identical in habits....she cried a lot during her run in nursing school. So I am pretty sure I will have to make a change somewhere.
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    Quote from Andi311
    I did pretty well and maintained good grades. That said, I will shamefully admit that I have poor study habits and have gotten away with simply being a good test taker. The prerequisites were fairly simple for me and I felt that I did not have to study much to retain the information. I am 99.9% sure that nursing classes will be different and that I will have to put in more time to study. My best friend went through an RN program (in a different state) and we are almost identical in habits....she cried a lot during her run in nursing school. So I am pretty sure I will have to make a change somewhere.
    Hmmm well you will have to make some type of adjustments im sure but I have a toddler son so most of my studying will be done during daycare hours , im sure you may not have kids.. do you? so at least for me I have to manage that also so working is out the question
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    Ok so I started a facebook group called CSN Nursing 2013-2014. I have never created a facebook group so I'm not really sure if I did it right. Please go check it out and like/become a member and let me know if there are any issues with it!
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    Im working full time currently- waiting until I get my schedule to figure out if I'll drop my hours to PT or just quit so excited to be in the program but nervous about the income loss also... I did work two jobs during pre nursing- but I know the program will require a lot more studying so I'm really keeping my fingers crossed for a schedule that allows me to work 15-20 hours! We will see good luck to everyone!
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    Also, please post you all nurses name on the wall so we all know who everyone is!
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    Quote from christina731
    Ok so I started a facebook group called CSN Nursing 2013-2014. I have never created a facebook group so I'm not really sure if I did it right. Please go check it out and like/become a member and let me know if there are any issues with it!
    i just posted with my screen name we can put names with faces
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    Quote from christina731
    Also, please post you all nurses name on the wall so we all know who everyone is!
    Hi! You need to create a group not a community. The community setting is very open and anyone can read posts while group is moderated and you don't want to get in trouble with HIPAA and other privacy stuff.
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    Quote from xtnag1
    Hi! You need to create a group not a community. The community setting is very open and anyone can read posts while group is moderated and you don't want to get in trouble with HIPAA and other privacy stuff.
    Ahh good point...thanks!!

    Ok so I will delete the page I made and create a group! Back to the drawing board!
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