UPMC MERCY School of Nursing Class of '14 - page 5

Hello, Was anyone accepted into the UPMC Mercy School of Nursing Class of '14 which is starting in August of 2012? I was and I was looking forward to meeting other who have been as well!... Read More

  1. by   pixiestudent2
    Also where did everyone go for their cpr and how much did it cost?
  2. by   kitty_deville13
    Nope I have NO clue what to wear. I'm going out to dinner in Robinson tonight and I was going to swing by the mall and look.

    Leo on here (I think who is going to shadyside) was trying to get a CPR training thing together. I haven't heard anything back on that yet but CCAC is having a class on 7/13 I may go to instead if this one doesn't pan out. It's $50 for the class through CCAC.
  3. by   Jessx2011
    I did mine in Maryland before I moved here. Check at your local fire station that's where I did mine and it was only $6!
  4. by   tsdixon427
    I went through The American heart association and did my CPR class. They did the class at the holiday inn near Robinson.
  5. by   kitty_deville13
    How did everyone like orientation? :-)
  6. by   pixiestudent2
    I can't wait to start! Though I am a bit nervous about such a large class. I am in clinical group B, what about you?
  7. by   lalasd
    Hey guys, so excited to hear your orientation stories! I took the last qualifying PSB exam on May 30th and i scored in the mid to upper 90s :-) My entire application was received last week, just waiting on a final decision from the program (should be a few weeks) but 150 people?! Were all 150 people there yesterday?! I was told there would be several orientation sessions, depending on the timing of your admission decision. What are the clinical groups about? How many are there?
  8. by   pixiestudent2
    I don't know how many were there but there were about 100 people on the clinical list.
  9. by   kitty_deville13
    I'm in clinical group A! I'm just happy to have all Thursday's off...lol. I am VERY excited for school to start. I feel like our class will thin out after this first semester. I'm anxious to see how they're going to break up clinical groups a&b on clinical days because that is alot of people on the unit.

    I think the warm-up jackets are horrible looking...lol.

    I just kinda was taking everything in on Monday. I think we all should get together on transition day before classes start.
  10. by   Jessx2011
    I'm in group A too! I can't wait to start classes, but yeah I think a lot of people are going to end up leaving after the first semester.
  11. by   tsdixon427
    Orientation was fun, Except waiting in the lines to get through Financial Aid and the Uniforms part...

    I am also in Clinical Group A, and Lab 4..

    I am starting to get nervous about all of this! I was happy to see that I wasn't the oldest student (I'm 27)....
  12. by   pixiestudent2
    Are you guys doing the tuition forgiveness? I most likely am, but I am worried about if something happens or I fail out. Then your stuck with a big loan at 15% interest! I am really excited about august but the expences are really adding up! 200 nursing app, 100 for uniforms, 100 for supplies, 100 physical and 150 for books! Ouch! I think I am going to have to take out a loan.

    I second meeting up at transitions day.
  13. by   kitty_deville13
    I was in disbelief on how long the lines were for everything! Did you guys get the email that we weren't suppose to buy a lab coat and they're giving us refunds?

    I just turned 27 so no worries!

    I have an iPhone already but I can't believe that we need to have an iPod touch for clinical. I though some people were going to have heart attacks. Lol. It's getting really expensive fast. But it'll all be worth it.

    I'm going to be doing tuition forgiveness.