Anyone applying to ASN program at Santa Fe CC in Gainesville, FL? - page 5

I just applied for the first time to the RN program at SFCC in Gainesville, FL. They are on a points system and its very competitive like all the other programs out there. Anyway, just wanted to... Read More

  1. by   Butterfly3001
    Nothing wrong with that, I wish I was more organized! I see you want to do PEDs, so do I was thinking either doing mother baby or doing the PICU. Do you know where you would possibly work?
  2. by   mrosev14
    Most likely PICU. I volunteered with the Pediatric Congenital Heart Center last year, so I did rounds in the PICU. I will work at Shands, in the PICU after graduation. My mom wants me to just go to the Peds Ward following graduation so I get some organizational skills when it comes to juggling patients, but both myself and the physicians I rounded with think I will do wonderful just going into the PICU. It is intense and taxing, but I love it.

    However, you talked about Mother and Baby...I hate Mother and Baby and LD. I want nothing to do with that, so it is yours for the taking, lol.
  3. by   Butterfly3001
    Quote from mrosev14
    Most likely PICU. I volunteered with the Pediatric Congenital Heart Center last year, so I did rounds in the PICU. I will work at Shands, in the PICU after graduation. My mom wants me to just go to the Peds Ward following graduation so I get some organizational skills when it comes to juggling patients, but both myself and the physicians I rounded with think I will do wonderful just going into the PICU. It is intense and taxing, but I love it.

    However, you talked about Mother and Baby...I hate Mother and Baby and LD. I want nothing to do with that, so it is yours for the taking, lol.
    Awww.. c'mon you don't know what you're missing!LOL!! Im sure I will change my mind at least 20 times when nursing school starts but I just love babies so thats why I said Mother Baby. I'm getting over the jitters and now Im more excited and ready for the two years to be over. What I really want to do is work in a Peds ER but of course we don't have that here in Gainesville so the PICU is the next best thing.
  4. by   mrosev14
    We do have a group that's primary job in the ED is to treat peds. ED and PICU are two completely different places. I don't think there is any comparison. If you like babies, I think Mother's and Babies would be best. The PICU is also really small? Are you planning on trying to get a job at Shands when you are done?
  5. by   Butterfly3001
    Quote from mrosev14
    We do have a group that's primary job in the ED is to treat peds. ED and PICU are two completely different places. I don't think there is any comparison. If you like babies, I think Mother's and Babies would be best. The PICU is also really small? Are you planning on trying to get a job at Shands when you are done?
    Yeah, I already work there in the ED. You're right there is no comparing the two. I think in St Petersburg there is an Childrens hospital with an Peds ED, so thats where I will eventually like to go. But I am definitely gonna consider Mother Baby whenever we do our rotation because when I had my son I had the best nurse and she was so encouraging to me and let me know that she graduated nursing school with 3 young children. I was like whoa!
  6. by   mrosev14
    Quote from Butterfly3001
    Yeah, I already work there in the ED. You're right there is no comparing the two. I think in St Petersburg there is an Childrens hospital with an Peds ED, so thats where I will eventually like to go. But I am definitely gonna consider Mother Baby whenever we do our rotation because when I had my son I had the best nurse and she was so encouraging to me and let me know that she graduated nursing school with 3 young children. I was like whoa!
    That is pretty cool. I couldn't imagine having children, let alone going to school while I had them and I'm a nanny. How old is your son? Your husband is going to have his hands full when you start in August.

    How did you do in your pre-req classes? Do you feel ready for nursing school? Academically how do you think you will do?
  7. by   Butterfly3001
    Quote from mrosev14
    That is pretty cool. I couldn't imagine having children, let alone going to school while I had them and I'm a nanny. How old is your son? Your husband is going to have his hands full when you start in August.

    How did you do in your pre-req classes? Do you feel ready for nursing school? Academically how do you think you will do?
    I don't recommend anyone have kids until after you have a good income and are much holder then I was, which was at age 20. If I didn't have the confidence or the support of my family I wouldn't be able to do this. I did really well in my prereqs and correqs actually. I completed my AA and I can't say that it was easy or hard but I am glad I did it. I'm as ready as the next person I think. With the exception of you!!!LOL!!! From your post I can tell you are very organized and stay on top of things. I would be doing it if I didn't think I could succeed and I know I will, its will be verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry hard! I know a couple of girls who got in last year got pregnant and now are gonna be graudating with you and me. Again I don't reccomend it and I am in no way saying you know having babies or children during nursing school is easy but defintiely doable. He is five by the way.
  8. by   mrosev14
    I can't believe all these people get pregnant and have babies while in nursing school. I just don't understand why. It is very hard for me to comprehend. I also think people don't have an understanding of how truly difficult it is to raise a child. I don't know. I am still 10 years away from kids...
  9. by   Butterfly3001
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    I can't believe all these people get pregnant and have babies while in nursing school. I just don't understand why. It is very hard for me to comprehend. I also think people don't have an understanding of how truly difficult it is to raise a child. I don't know. I am still 10 years away from kids...
    Smart girl!! Yeah you know I don't get it either. This is gonna sound harsh, but children slow you way down. Don't get me wrong I love my son and everything but I would never have a child while in nursing school, that just means you gotta take a year off from school and thats sort of a year wasted when you could've played it safe and finished school and then make a family. It took me a while to even finish my AA because I was working and being a mom so I can say from experience its hard but Im sure even harder when you're in a intense program as nursing is. My cousin told me they didn't have many people fail out the couple that did got pregnant and had to drop out.
  10. by   mrosev14
    I know it is terrible. I understand that nothing is full proof when it comes to BC (first hard); however, you have got to be an idiot when you are busting your ass to get a degree and opps one drunken night forget a condom. (No offense if your son is a product of that) I am sure you know what I mean.

    I love the boys I watch with all my heart and am so sad to be leaving, but I am not a mom and couldn't imagine having one more thing to juggle. Kids make everything harder, more expensive, and they make everything take longer. They are a catch 22, a blessing and a curse.
  11. by   mrosev14
    Do you have AIM?
  12. by   Butterfly3001
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    Do you have AIM?
    yes I do, I will PM you because its my name.
  13. by   zzsheenazz
    Hey guys! Welcome to the program! My name is Sheena, and I am the president of the Nursing Students Association at SFC. Just wanted to give you my advice about some of the questions you posted. The nursing department changed the dress code as of this fall. You no longer have to buy just Landau scrubs. We can wear any scrubs as long as they are royal blue without any large logos visible. The NSA is sponsoring a scrubs sale the first week of school for you guys. If you choose, you can wait and buy them there. You will have them in time for any required uniform days.
    As far as working during the program goes, many do and many don't. It depends on your own personal organizational and time management skills. I have worked 20 hours per week during NPI-NPIII. However, my best friend averages 62 hours per week and keeps her grades up. Another friend doesn't work at all and manages her grades that way. Just depends on you personally.
    And just forewarning you... you will be incredibly overwhelmed during Orientation and the 1st week of school. Just chill!! Breathe and get through it! You'll be fine! If you guys are anything like me, I had hundreds of questions before the program started. If it will settle your nerves, email me-- sheena.henry1@gmail.com. I'll try to help as best I can.
    Good Luck and See You Soon!!!
    Sheena

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