I was accEPTED TO DCN for MAY! Happy dance, happy dance! - page 2

I can't believe that after 6 years of being on the waiting list at my local college, I am FINALLY going to nursing school! I tried not to get my hopes up, but now I am so excited! I got my... Read More

  1. by   cnursewoods
    I hope to get in to Deaconess college fall semester, I have had a hard time getting into nursing school the traditional way. I work 24hrs on and 48 hrs off so it was next to impossible to go to class. I have finished all of my paperwork with DCN and hope to start in the fall.

    keep in touch!
  2. by   camm
    Quote from Amy P
    Hi Lisa - I'll be starting in May as well, so we'll be fellow students! I also have 2 small kids, but thankfully no job right now!! I'm trying to figure out how to pay for it as well. I hope I can get some scholarship money or something. We are one of those people that make too much for financial aid, but not enough to pay that hefty bill! I need a laptop too. I know my husband would love it b/c he says I'm always in front of the computer - haha! Looking forward to getting to know you better!

    Amy
    Hi Amy - I will be starting my third semester at Deaconess and looking for a clinical site. I live in Louisiana and unable to find a hospital for my clinicals due to State Board of Nursing. Where are you completing your clinicals?? My brother lives in Dallas and maybe I can find a clinical site there.

    Appreciate any advice.

    Tks

    Carolyn
  3. by   LadyKLibra
    Oh my goodness.....Maybe Deaconess isn't the choice for me. I was considering attending the school as an online student - just about have all of the pre-reqs out of the way. Is it difficult to get clinical sites? I thought that the school arranged the clinicals for the students. Please excuse my ignorance. It's good to get the feedback because I'm a little sceptical about the school - mainly about the clinical part. I live in Michigan and don't know if I'll be able to get a site or not. We're in pretty much a bad financial state at the moment.

    Quote from camm
    Hi Amy - I will be starting my third semester at Deaconess and looking for a clinical site. I live in Louisiana and unable to find a hospital for my clinicals due to State Board of Nursing. Where are you completing your clinicals?? My brother lives in Dallas and maybe I can find a clinical site there.

    Appreciate any advice.

    Tks

    Carolyn
  4. by   L&D_2b
    No, the school doesn't arrange the clinical experiences, you do. However, you can contact Deaconess because they might already have a clinical contract set up in your area. It's hard to get contracts, but not impossible.
    Good luck in whatever you choose.


    Quote from LadyKLibra
    Oh my goodness.....Maybe Deaconess isn't the choice for me. I was considering attending the school as an online student - just about have all of the pre-reqs out of the way. Is it difficult to get clinical sites? I thought that the school arranged the clinicals for the students. Please excuse my ignorance. It's good to get the feedback because I'm a little sceptical about the school - mainly about the clinical part. I live in Michigan and don't know if I'll be able to get a site or not. We're in pretty much a bad financial state at the moment.
  5. by   madcammomrn
    Hi,
    I am a student at Deaconess and have a list of all the contracts they have in place for all States. please email me off board and I can send it to you to see if it will help you. I also have some tips for finding clinical sites that may help.
    Communication definitely is NOT one of Deaconess' strong points but that can be overcome as well if you are persistant and determined, not easily frustrated.


    Jenn


    Quote from LadyKLibra
    Oh my goodness.....Maybe Deaconess isn't the choice for me. I was considering attending the school as an online student - just about have all of the pre-reqs out of the way. Is it difficult to get clinical sites? I thought that the school arranged the clinicals for the students. Please excuse my ignorance. It's good to get the feedback because I'm a little sceptical about the school - mainly about the clinical part. I live in Michigan and don't know if I'll be able to get a site or not. We're in pretty much a bad financial state at the moment.

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