Linfield Accelerated Summer 2011 Cohort

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    Hello!

    I was doing some googling this evening and came across a thread from last year that was mainly Linfield summer cohort talk. I was inspired to try and start a similar thread and possibly a facebook group for Linfield Accelerated Summer 2011 folks. Are you interested?

    I was looking over my transfer credit eval and it said I need to have completed bio 233 and fn 225 by the start date- but I was under the impression I also had to have another chem class. So I'm taking this chem class online (scheduling problems) and I'd love nothing more than to drop it! I wrote Mindy an e-mail...we shall see.

    Anyhow. Please reply if you are interested in getting to know one another. I am!
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    go ahead and add it to facebook and post that you created a page for the summer cohort on the Linfield Nursing application facebook page. I am sure several of us will add the page. It looks like the school will eventually create a page for our cohort.
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    Quote from GeauxDux
    go ahead and add it to facebook and post that you created a page for the summer cohort on the Linfield Nursing application facebook page. I am sure several of us will add the page. It looks like the school will eventually create a page for our cohort.
    The school doesn't create cohort pages... they rely on the students to do that. They were really impressed when we did it last year for the Summer '10 cohort because we were the first group to be talking on FB prior to the start date and it really helps you start to make connections with your cohort and become a more cohesive group. It's nice to start building the friendships and relationships a little because you don't have to compete against each other in nursing school and can all work together towards a common goal of graduating and passing the NCLEX.

    I suggest you do what we did: Make a group, keep it public until through the first couple weeks of school and then make it private and just for the students in your cohort. You can discuss/clarify assignments, schedules, etc. and just express yourselves a little bit in a safe environment where everyone is in the same boat and you're all working to get through this together.

    Good luck! Looking forward to seeing you on campus in the summer!

    Tasha
    Summer '10 Cohort
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    Quote from pdxmomazon
    but I was under the impression I also had to have another chem class. So I'm taking this chem class online (scheduling problems) and I'd love nothing more than to drop it! I wrote Mindy an e-mail...we shall see.
    You have to have one year total (3 terms) of bio and/or chem classes combined (besides the A/P requirements)

    For example, I had: Bio 102, Bio 112, and Chem 101 that counted for my year. (Chem 101 and Bio 102 were the last classes I took for my pre-req's because none of the other schools that I was applying to had the one year requirement.)
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    Quote from taz5869

    I suggest you do what we did: Make a group, keep it public until through the first couple weeks of school and then make it private and just for the students in your cohort. You can discuss/clarify assignments, schedules, etc. and just express yourselves a little bit in a safe environment where everyone is in the same boat and you're all working to get through this together.

    Good luck! Looking forward to seeing you on campus in the summer!
    Thanks Tasha! I'm going to do that. I'm not the most FB proficient, so if you and anyone else can check it out and make sure it's accessible, I'd appreciate that!

    Erin
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    Alrighty folks. I created a FB page for the Summer 2011 cohort. Find it. Friend it!
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    Hi All,

    I'm just new here.
    did anyone get accepted in ABSN at Lindfield?
    Have you do the research to compare Lindfield with OHSU? do you know which one better?
    I was grad at PSU with major in BS-math and minor in community health. Now I interested to become Nurse. I'm looking into RN at PCC or ABSN in Lindfield or OHSU.
    If anyone has experiences, would you let me know the cost and how long to finish each program for me to see how I can get start? is there any scholarship/grants/loans available? who should I contact to get more information?

    Any advise will be helpful. Thanks a bunce
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    question to you guys who are about to graduate...i am prolly starting linfield absn this june...but was wondering...

    for those in linfield's absn graduating this year...i've done some research and see some hospitals around the country are ramping up there new grad rn residency programs this year...however deadlines are around this time with starts in august...are you guys finding that you are not applying to any programs then? and waiting to next year? what are your plans for this? it seems important because the bigger time hospitals appear to be doing residency programs for new grads to be hired, but if they are only having one start a year...then those graduating in august appear to be screwed...i suppose if the economy picks up even more, they can have more starts, but as of now it looks like august...what are you soon to be grads doing about this? is the school giving any advice?
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    question to you guys who are about to graduate...i am prolly starting linfield absn this june...but was wondering...

    for those in linfield's absn graduating this year...i've done some research and see some hospitals around the country are ramping up there new grad rn residency programs this year...however deadlines are around this time with starts in august...are you guys finding that you are not applying to any programs then? and waiting to next year? what are your plans for this? it seems important because the bigger time hospitals appear to be doing residency programs for new grads to be hired, but if they are only having one start a year...then those graduating in august appear to be screwed...i suppose if the economy picks up even more, they can have more starts, but as of now it looks like august...what are you soon to be grads doing about this? is the school giving any advice?
    pnlu,

    i wish i had really great & positive feedback and advice, but unfortunately i don't. i graduated from linfield's accelerated program last december and still don't have any great job prospects. i'd say the majority of my classmates are in the same boat. however, i expect that the economy will pick up a little bit by the time you graduate.

    as far as your residency program information, i'm not sure where you got the idea that most programs only have one start per year. most here in oregon have at least two, but it really depends on the current economy. this year is an exception because the economy tanked here in pdx due to hospital layoffs at the beginning of the year. for example, legacy often has historically started training their versant recruits in february and june/july... however, this year they only hired a couple of people at the beginning of the year and their start date was pushed back to the end of march/beginning of april, which is why the next batch of recruits won't start until the end of august. salem hired on time... their new grads began working in february, but they haven't announced whether they're going to have another residency this summer (they usually do, but as i previously mentioned, the economy stinks right now).

    as far as graduating in august, you'll probably be lucky to begin working within 3-4 months, so waiting for the residency programs which typically start at the beginning of the year (legacy & salem) shouldn't be too bad.

    i haven't looked much at other programs across the country because i don't have the luxury of being able to move since my husband's job is located here and we have a house, kids in school, etc. but, from what i have seen, they typically have residencies which start a couple of times throughout the year, as well. the problem that you'll run into as you apply for the residency programs, particularly legacy and other versant programs, is that they have applicants who are applying from across the nation. i wouldn't be surprised if this upcoming round of legacy's versant program has over 1000 or even 1500 applicants... and probably only for 30-35ish positions - based upon their past recruitment amounts, the current economy, and all of the new grads entering the market. i think they had over 700 last december and that is during the downtime when the market isn't as flooded with new grads. salem is a better bet for linfield grads - they hire quite a few... but typically only those who can move to the salem area. word on the street is that they don't want recruits who commute from portland and will jump ship once their 2 year commitment is up. understandable, but a little frustrating for those of us who can't move away from pdx since it's difficult to even land an interview letalone a job in the city and surrounding suburbs. (i've applied to over 50 jobs and only had one call back for an interview in the past 3 months.)

    actually, rather than focus on residency programs, i highly recommend that you work at the va while you're in school. they have positions for student nurses and all of my classmates who worked there during school received job offers. it's your best bet at landing a job in this economy.
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    Thanks Taz,

    I really only started learning resident programs during an internet search this morning. My basis on one start a year, was merely going to websites of hospitals that had postings. I know most hospitals had hiring freezes, so I assumed a couple of them were just starting them up again, I could be wrong. My figure when higher demand for nurses occur would certainly lead to more start groups.

    Anyhow, so you have been done with the accelerated program December 2011 or was it December 2010?

    Sounds like you can personally attest to how tough things are right now. I know Obamacare package truly kicks in in 2014...from what I've read 32 million more people will be getting some form of health care. This should give hiring a boost. I know thats a long way off, so I hope things pick up fast...and I'm sure things will. Stay positive.


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