UPMC Mercy School of Nursing -Class of '15 - page 20

Hi AllNurses community! I have been searching for a thread for the UPMC Mercy Hospital Class of 2015, but alas; no such luck. Therefore, I created one! I was accepted to start in August 2013 and... Read More

  1. by   naturalgirl
    I just got my scrubs today...YAH!!! It's real now!
  2. by   Lindsey.Oberley
    Has anyone tried to buy their books yet? I looked online to see if I could find e-books. I didn't have the best of luck.
  3. by   lvalenti21
    Hey guys....I got my scrubs!!! Lindsey...I bought my fundamentals( that came with a study guide) and my pharmacy book. I went to (helpineedbooks.com) you just put in the isbn number and it compares sites for you with different prices. I liked the site a lot because I had choices and usually the lowest price book was decent enough to buy. Has anyone bought the psych book yet. I was probably going to buy just the access code, I read somewhere that if you only buy that, that it has the downloadable text with it! Anyways, anyone let me know if u bought it yet. I can't believe we only have 32 days left! I'm getting really excited/nervous!
  4. by   naturalgirl
    I got my scrubs today too!! YAH!! I was going to buy the access code for psych, and I've not been able to find the foundations book online either. Also, there is a Facebook page/group set up for our class, so come on over there too!
  5. by   Lindsey.Oberley
    What is the Facebook group called? I'm finally taking my psychology CLEP test tomorrow. Wish me luck!
  6. by   naturalgirl
    Mercy school of nursing class of 2015 is the fb group. Good luck on your CLEP! Let me know how it goes!
  7. by   Lindsey.Oberley
    Is anyone interested in setting up an area to meet before transition day on Wednesday? It would be nice to know a few people before classes start!
  8. by   naturalgirl
    Lindsey, it doesn't look like many people check this page! Lol...see u tomorrow!
  9. by   smm123
    I have a question for anyone currently at Mercy SON or recently graduated. Do you know of anyone who participated in the loan forgiveness program and graduated but was STILL unable to find a job that meets the requirements of the program, within the dictated time? It seems like a pretty sure bet that if you participate in the program, do well and graduate, and are not too picky that it will work out. But I'm still a little uneasy about it. Does anyone know from direct experience what the odds are that you could do everything right and have it still not work out?
  10. by   kitty_deville13
    I think if they offer you a job after you pass your boards, you have to take it or pay back your loans. Not 100% sure on that though.
  11. by   naturalgirl
    Hi! I'm at Mercy now, and as it was explained to me, you have 3 months after graduation to accept a job offer with upmc...or you have to pay back the amount they "forgive" at a crazy high interest rate. You don't have to accept the first offer made, but you do have a 3 month time limit. Good luck!
  12. by   smm123
    Thanks guys! Has anyone heard of anyone not finding a job within the 3 month time frame? I'm wondering what percentage of people who participate in the loan forgiveness program actually get hired. That might be hard to tell though.