Thomas Jefferson FACT Program - page 16

Hi. I have been accepted into the TJU FACT program that begins in May but the orientation isn't until a week before classes begin and I would like to get a better idea of the scheduling. I know... Read More

  1. by   Pianitra
    Question about where people are finding places to live. I am moving to philly from Seattle and I am wondering where to look for apartments, other than Craigslist. I could use any advice that you can give about finding a place to live. Thanks everyone.
  2. by   sunshine0509
    Anyone following the patient ratio legislative going on in Pennsylvania?
    http://www.panurses.org/2008/news_re...rticle&ID=2584

    Not only do I think this would be great for patient safety but hopefully also make more for jobs when we graduate!!

    Is everyone attending the introductory session Monday?
    Also, Did they give us a definite number on the tuition yet? I remember seeing the 08-09 number with the possibility of a increase.
  3. by   AtomicWoman
    I am going to the session Monday evening, for sure. Regarding tuition, I've been going on the assumption that the tuition rate is in the $32,000-$33,000 range, same as it was. In this economy, I don't think they would be able to get away with raising it TOO much.
  4. by   AtomicWoman
    Quote from Pianitra
    Question about where people are finding places to live. I am moving to philly from Seattle and I am wondering where to look for apartments, other than Craigslist. I could use any advice that you can give about finding a place to live. Thanks everyone.
    Craigslist is a good place to look, but I would also call Jeff's housing office. They may keep a list of rentals in the area. Also, sign in to your Jefferson Pulse account, click on the Organizations tab and then click on the Classified Ads. I did see some people looking for roommates there.

    Also, before you rent some place, be sure to come back here and ask if the neighborhood is OK!
  5. by   sunshine0509
    Soo I had to cut out a little early during the introductory session today..i was there in the beginning of the student questions..

    Did anyone ask about what their job placement rate is? And if current Fact students have received jobs??

    I also thought I heard that we no longer will get to rank the best days for us to have clinical? Is this correct? I remember earlier in this thread it said we were able to rank our top three and everyone had to have one weekend.

    I was their to hear the questions about the book bundles- and had to laugh because i really i feel the same way- wish we could get the list of books to buy them used!!
  6. by   AtomicWoman
    Quote from sunshine0509
    Soo I had to cut out a little early during the introductory session today..i was there in the beginning of the student questions..

    Did anyone ask about what their job placement rate is? And if current Fact students have received jobs??

    I also thought I heard that we no longer will get to rank the best days for us to have clinical? Is this correct? I remember earlier in this thread it said we were able to rank our top three and everyone had to have one weekend.

    I was their to hear the questions about the book bundles- and had to laugh because i really i feel the same way- wish we could get the list of books to buy them used!!
    One person asked about jobs, and it was kind of danced around -- "we're focused on passing the NCLEX first" (I'm paraphrasing). I spoke with 3 FACT students privately, and they all told me that the job market is extremely tough. Only a couple people in the class have jobs lined up. (It may be more than a couple, because I'm assuming no student knows all 96 other students in the class. But the number of people with jobs is very low.) Very scary. Hopefully, the situation will have eased by next May! And hopefully, with their licenses in hand, more of them will get job offers soon.

    For the summer semester, we all will have 2-12 hour clinicals. We will be assigned to them, and will have no choice. They will be day shift. I don't know about clinicals after that.

    Did you write down the schedule of time off when it flashed on the big screen?

    I did get a giggle about the book bundles, too.
  7. by   acmiller83
    Hi all :-) I found the dancing around the job situation to be amusing as well... amusing in that scary am I really quitting my job and taking on a lot of debt kind of way...

    I wrote down the times off... someone correct me if I am wrong!
    August 15-30
    November 26-29
    December 24 - January 1
    March 1-5
    Graduation May 27 (yay!)

    Should be an interesting year.... but just think, this time next year, we will be almost done!

    ~A~
  8. by   whirledpeas1978
    Does anyone know the PDA software for Blackberry's that we need? I have a Curve (did not buy the iphone cause they said it wasn't compatible). I tried searching for the software on the jefferson bookstore site, but couldn't figure it out. Also does anyone know about the iphone compatiblity? I am still debating on the iphone because it's what I really wanted.
  9. by   AtomicWoman
    Quote from acmiller83
    Hi all :-) I found the dancing around the job situation to be amusing as well... amusing in that scary am I really quitting my job and taking on a lot of debt kind of way...

    I wrote down the times off... someone correct me if I am wrong!
    August 15-30
    November 26-29
    December 24 - January 1
    March 1-5
    Graduation May 27 (yay!)

    Should be an interesting year.... but just think, this time next year, we will be almost done!

    ~A~
    Yep, those are the dates I wrote down, too.
  10. by   AtomicWoman
    Quote from whirledpeas1978
    Does anyone know the PDA software for Blackberry's that we need? I have a Curve (did not buy the iphone cause they said it wasn't compatible). I tried searching for the software on the jefferson bookstore site, but couldn't figure it out. Also does anyone know about the iphone compatiblity? I am still debating on the iphone because it's what I really wanted.
    We need Unbound Medicine: Nursing Central, a 1 or 2 year license. You can check out compatibility at their website: http://www.unboundmedicine.com/store...l_pda_wireless

    Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  11. by   sunshine0509
    Went to Jeff today to retry on the scrubs (im picky and it was madness monday lol) - and ended up coming home with them (was surprised since we were preordering monday) made me just a tad bit more excitied to start!!!

    But to recap we know we arent getting any choice in our first clinical..but they didnt say anything about the rest? Does anyone remember the name/email of who was telling us this Monday? I really want to email and ask because even though FACT controls our time/wallets for one year...I do have weddings in october/november..and paying 250 to reschedule clinicals does not seem fun.

    Im also curious as if they will take our location into consideration when planning them? This was one of the things I liked about Jeff over Drexel ACE!!
  12. by   AtomicWoman
    Quote from sunshine0509
    Went to Jeff today to retry on the scrubs (im picky and it was madness monday lol) - and ended up coming home with them (was surprised since we were preordering monday) made me just a tad bit more excitied to start!!!

    But to recap we know we arent getting any choice in our first clinical..but they didnt say anything about the rest? Does anyone remember the name/email of who was telling us this Monday? I really want to email and ask because even though FACT controls our time/wallets for one year...I do have weddings in october/november..and paying 250 to reschedule clinicals does not seem fun.

    Im also curious as if they will take our location into consideration when planning them? This was one of the things I liked about Jeff over Drexel ACE!!
    I'm not sure who gave us this information. Was it Beth Ann Swan? You can find her email in the faculty directory. You can also email Nikki to see who would be the best person to contact.

    I doubt they take our location into consideration; but at any rate, I'm not counting on them doing so.

    To anyone who missed the program Monday, you need to contact the bookstore to find out how to order your scrubs. Supposedly, we need them for the day after orientation.
  13. by   AtomicWoman
    Hey, everybody, check your Jefferson Banner account. My financial aid "award" was there when I checked yesterday. I put "award" in parentheses, because it's not an award, just a confirmation that I am eligible for $12,500 in Stafford loans. Exactly what I was expecting. I don't know why they call it an "award"! Your mileage may vary, of course.

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