Applicants to Portland area schools for 2012. - page 36

by portland medic | 74,218 Views | 403 Comments

Greetings fellow future nurses! I just mailed my application packets for Mt. Hood CC, Clackamas CC, and Portland CC today and excited to be done with them. I have my proctored essay for OHSU this Wednesday and am a little worried... Read More


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    @nursesarak- Well cost IS a big concern, especially since I didn't get my Fafsa done before the OHSU deadline of march 31, but I feel like I have to take this opportunity. Luckily I have a wonderful fiancÚ who is willing to sacrifice and take over the mortgage for the sake of my education and our future. We're prolly just gonna have to bite the bullet and mainly do student loans for the first year. Hopefully with less income and more time to prepare I can get financial aid and scholarships for the second and third year. But I do feel strongly that OHSU is the best choice for me. Most nurses that I know that went to OHSU ended up working there, and were able to pursue their preferred field of nursing. I very much want to work in the ICU, and I think OHSU will provide me with more clinicals in acute settings, which is what I'm used to in my current profession as a paramedic. Ultimately I would like to work at a level 1 tertiary care center like OHSU, and I feel like going there for school gives me a foot in the door. I also plan on continuing on to a graduate nursing degree, and I think going to OHSU will help prepare me for that as well. Good luck in making your decision! I don't think either one would be a bad one!
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    Thx Portland medic. I think I'm going to go with Pcc even though it's killing me. I want to go to np school eventually and can't imagine being 100k + in debt. It's just going to take me a lot longer to get there. At least I'll get to ohsu eventually. Good luck to you!
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    Is there anyone else that is excited about tomorrow?
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    ME! I'm excited.
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    What's going on tomorrow?
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    Hi Gabrianam...tomorrow is the orientation for those who have accepted Clackamas this Fall. And...it is my birthday, lol. But mostly because I have worked my you know what off to get to this point and had to choose between 3 schools...Clackamas won out, so tomorrow we see what my next two year awaits....I'm super excited!
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    I'll be there too and CANNOT believe that I'm finally at this day! So excited!
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    Everyone that is going to clackamas orientation.. Will you keep an eye out to see if some people don't show up or any other information regarding people on the waitlist? I am dying over here :/
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    Quote from Sasafras0123
    Everyone that is going to clackamas orientation.. Will you keep an eye out to see if some people don't show up or any other information regarding people on the waitlist? I am dying over here :/
    Well, I can tell you that two people were called off the wait list this morning and attended today! They also said that there are about 20 others hoping and waiting to see if anyone drops out over the next month or so. Hope that helps a little. will post more later. Heading out to celebrate my birthday!
    nwnursing likes this.
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    PCC Waitlisters:

    I just officially declined my PCC slot for Clackamas College. Good luck to you all, and make sure you check back if you get the call.
    jillane2011 likes this.


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