RSU Fall 2010 - page 2

Hey all! Was just wondering if anyone else out there is starting RSU's nursing program this Fall... I am and I am soo excited! I would love to meet others who are starting with me.... Looking... Read More

  1. by   EwwbloodOMGneedles
    Quote from FriarTuck
    I'm also starting the RSU program this fall and really looking forward to it. I'm one of the 12 guys in the program (think that's the number they told me).

    I just want to know who voted for white pants and how we can repeal that decision :-).
    No kidding Friar Tuck, the white pants are not cool. I looked at the pants at the scrub shop there in Claremore and they were practically transparent. I fear we are going to know our classmates by their underware choice and pattern.

    SO GIRLS, you are ordering Non-see through white pants off the INTERNET RIGHT? RIGHT?

    They do exist, Google it.
  2. by   Samantha79
    Okay I ended up going with New Balance 927's with inserts. They are sooo comfy. Not so cute, but whatever. The guys at Utica Square were really nice and patient with me. I had a hard time deciding.
  3. by   usernamed
    Awesome! I really need to look into that. What classes are you guys taking this semester? I am only taking foundations at 8am on WR and concepts at 10am on R. I am not taking any other classes because I already have them done, so I am thinking I should have it fairly easy throughout nursing school.
  4. by   Samantha79
    I'm taking Concepts at 9 on R, Foundations at 10 on WR, Pharm R at 5:30, and Soc W at 7:00. I got my patches sewed on last week. If anyone lives in Tulsa and needs help with that I can help out. I'm sure there are some of you who don't have sewing machines and don't want to pay 5 bucks per patch for a semstress to sew them for you.

    Oh yeah, I also meant to let you guys know that the SAS store at 65th and Memorial also have a pair of mostly white (with a little bit of baby blue) leather shoes that were also pretty comfy... they were $140 though. They do give nurses a $12 discount. At New Balance the 927's were $110 and the 623's were $65. I do suggest the extra inserts though. Make the shoes feel like you are walking on a matress. Inserts are $35.
  5. by   Samantha79
    Ok, I really feel like I'm going to forget something and miss a deadline... tell me if I've forgot something.

    Ordered background check today
    Have a DR appt next week for immunizations and TB test, as well as provider statement of health
    Ordered 1/2 my books (I'm hoping I have enough financial aid to charge the rest at the bookstore, I'm running low on dough)
    Called Donna about the drug test. She said our instructors would inform us on when to take it... I hope they do
    Got my CPR certification
    Got my uniforms, patches, pressure cuff, steth, hemostat, scissors, pen light

    anything else?
  6. by   okmomma
    HI! I am new to and I am going into the RSU nursing program in the fall as well. I think I have everything done except the drug test and buying shoes. I went to the SAS store on Memorial today and tried on the freetime shoes but they did not say anything about a discount for nurses. GRR! Dansko nursing shoes get great reviews online and was wondering if anyone has tried them on. Anyway, glad to get to know some more people going into the program!
  7. by   Samantha79
    Have any of you got your letter about the first week of classes yet? I got mine on Thursday and it's a little confusing. I thought we would have class EITHER on Monday or Tuesday, but not both. One section would be one day and the other the next. Is that what you guys understood from the orientation? In the letter it days we will be in class both days until Labor Day, and it doesn't say what happens after that.
  8. by   okmomma
    We go both Monday and Tuesday. After Labor Day, we have clinicals IF we have passed the dosage test.
  9. by   Samantha79
    But do we have clinicals Monday and Tuesday.... or Monday or Tuesday? I thought one section had lab or clinicals one day and the other section had lab or clinicals the next? Is that right?
  10. by   aholland311
    Hey all! We actually have clinicals one both Monday and Tuesday of one week and then the following week we will have lab and it will trade off like that one group in clinicals and the other group in lab so every other week we will have clinicals. I am taking Foundation at 8 on WR and Concepts at 10 on R and then Pharmacology at 2:30 on R and then Sociology online. So I have 14 hrs and I hope I don't become overwhelmed with that! From what I got from that letter of the first few weeks of school we will be in lab or class both Monday and Tuesday until around 5pm till the first week of September. I still need my uniform and supplies but I am going to have to wait for my next paycheck till I can pick up those things. Money is tight right now... Well I hope y'alls summers are going well... I keep looking forward to Aug 12! Can't wait! Lol!
  11. by   Samantha79
    Have any of you got your background checks back already? I ordered mine on the 15th and I still haven't gotten it back. I called them and they said they were waiting on some "Stamped" paper? I told them that we had a deadline of the 1st and she said she would talk to the guy to hurry it up. I'm just wondering if all of our paperwork is being held up or if some of you have gotten it back. Thanks.
  12. by   usernamed
    I got my background check done shortly after the orientation and the report was sent to my e-mail in a matter of a few days. Have you guys started your reading yet? I have read some but it isn't the most interesting stuff yet haha. It is just a bunch of nursing background type stuff.

    I was supposed to take statistics and pathophysiology this semester because they are the last ones that I need for my bachelors, but when I went to enroll they told me to drop them because I needed to focus on the "social" aspect of nursing school. I did as they said, but I feel like I could have handled it haha.
  13. by   okmomma
    I have not read, but I have worked on reviewing dosage. I am taking nine hours. I am taking a two week class so I have nine hours for fafsa. The closer it gets, the more scared I am getting.....