Direct entry and graduate entry programs II - page 5

Hello all, Its been mentioned before about ending our thread and starting a new one. Think it was tried a few months ago. Maybe it is time now, seeing as the thread is 72 pages long. That is... Read More

  1. by   Gennaver
    Quote from elizabells
    I didn't find the book boring, particularly, I found the author's assumptions really offensive. Keep in mind I went to UC Santa Cruz and I grew up in Berkeley. I'm as liberal as it gets, but her basic premise that her readers were probably white and prejudiced against the Hmong rubbed me the wrong way. I also thought she was condescending about some of their traditions.

    I think I'm in room 619. I got a sink! Yay! See you in a couple weeks. I'm moving in on Sunday the 29th. Woohoo!
    Hello,
    Good luck on the move!

    Also, I want to encourage you to trust your initial reactions to the book. It sounds like the author was forgetting that her book was for a wider audience than she was trying to 'sway-insult.' I think, if so, I know what you mean, that is no fun to read about any broad over-generalizations no matter which direction. It sounds like the author herself fell into some ethnocentricity and 'othering' her own biased-self (term by a feminist sociologist who I cannot remember right now!)

    Possibly this is the reaction that your professor was hoping to hear, an open minded person see through this biased and paternalizing book. I'm a mixed-cultured person who pretty well is assumed, (by basis of appearance) to be a member of the dominant culture although, my radar for paternalizing, ethnocentric biases is pretty sensative, although, it could be just because I am also pretty tolerant, liberal and open minded, not just because of the mixed culture thing.

    Again, congratulations!!!
    Gen
  2. by   elizabells
    Quote from Gennaver
    Hello,
    Good luck on the move!

    Also, I want to encourage you to trust your initial reactions to the book. It sounds like the author was forgetting that her book was for a wider audience than she was trying to 'sway-insult.' I think, if so, I know what you mean, that is no fun to read about any broad over-generalizations no matter which direction. It sounds like the author herself fell into some ethnocentricity and 'othering' her own biased-self (term by a feminist sociologist who I cannot remember right now!)

    Possibly this is the reaction that your professor was hoping to hear, an open minded person see through this biased and paternalizing book. I'm a mixed-cultured person who pretty well is assumed, (by basis of appearance) to be a member of the dominant culture although, my radar for paternalizing, ethnocentric biases is pretty sensative, although, it could be just because I am also pretty tolerant, liberal and open minded, not just because of the mixed culture thing.

    Again, congratulations!!!
    Gen

    Exactly,Gen! I'm just so damned tired of people assuming that, based on the fact that I'm Caucasian, I have no concept of the realities of life or really, assuming anything about me at all. I got in so many arguments in college with people who figured that I've never suffered anything, ever, because I'm white. Hey, guess what? Some of my life can shut those assumptions up pretty quickly. Eh. What can you do.

    Aaack you guys, I've got Strep throat! School starts four weeks from today, and I've got freakin strep. Someone up there has it in for me. Sigh.
  3. by   NP-to-be
    Quote from elizabells
    Exactly,Gen! I'm just so damned tired of people assuming that, based on the fact that I'm Caucasian, I have no concept of the realities of life or really, assuming anything about me at all. I got in so many arguments in college with people who figured that I've never suffered anything, ever, because I'm white. Hey, guess what? Some of my life can shut those assumptions up pretty quickly. Eh. What can you do.

    Aaack you guys, I've got Strep throat! School starts four weeks from today, and I've got freakin strep. Someone up there has it in for me. Sigh.
    Elizabells - Better to be sick now than in 4 weeks when school starts !! Feel better and rest up
  4. by   smile123
    Quote from elizabells
    Exactly,Gen! I'm just so damned tired of people assuming that, based on the fact that I'm Caucasian, I have no concept of the realities of life or really, assuming anything about me at all. I got in so many arguments in college with people who figured that I've never suffered anything, ever, because I'm white. Hey, guess what? Some of my life can shut those assumptions up pretty quickly. Eh. What can you do.

    Aaack you guys, I've got Strep throat! School starts four weeks from today, and I've got freakin strep. Someone up there has it in for me. Sigh.
    Sorry to hear that! At least you know there are antibiotics to take care of it! And I agree, getting sick before school starts is much better than during the term! Get well soon darling!

    Smile123
  5. by   elizabells
    Quote from smile123
    Sorry to hear that! At least you know there are antibiotics to take care of it! And I agree, getting sick before school starts is much better than during the term! Get well soon darling!

    Smile123
    Feh. So I ended up at the ER last night w/an allergic reaction to the penicillin. And then today I got fired from my LAST WEEK of work. Silliness. Whatever, now I have an extra week to pack, suckers. :chuckle
  6. by   bruinlaura
    Quote from elizabells
    Feh. So I ended up at the ER last night w/an allergic reaction to the penicillin. And then today I got fired from my LAST WEEK of work. Silliness. Whatever, now I have an extra week to pack, suckers. :chuckle
    sorry to hear about the strep. that bites (especially coupled with an allergic rxn). i got it a few months ago and i was out for almost two weeks so take extra good care of yourself.

    btw i'm in room 221 (i have a sink too!), so i guess we're distant neighbors .
    apparently they only took 40 etp students for housing this year. sooo glad to be one of the chosen.
  7. by   elizabells
    Quote from bruinlaura
    sorry to hear about the strep. that bites (especially coupled with an allergic rxn). i got it a few months ago and i was out for almost two weeks so take extra good care of yourself.

    btw i'm in room 221 (i have a sink too!), so i guess we're distant neighbors .
    apparently they only took 40 etp students for housing this year. sooo glad to be one of the chosen.
    Wow, 40? Well, I know most of the people at my table at orientation were from the NY area, so they wouldn't be eligible, but still! That's less than 1/3 of the class. We are the chosen ones. Sweet, I've always been jealous of Buffy! :chuckle
  8. by   cazhumb
    Hey Everyone, my name is Carol from Australia. I have recently moved to Orlando from Tasmania Australia and have no clue as to how I go about getting my last year of nursing done. I have a lot of credits that should transfer over to the USA along with a couple of personal refs from lecturers at the uni I attended. I know that I will probably not be able to work here yet but I was wondering if anyone had ideas as to how I could maybe be sponsored by an agency to work in the industry until I complete my degree (RN). Please if anyone has any sort of clue as to how I could do this I would very much appreciate it as I plan to live here with my fiance (US citizen) and my 3 daughters. My Email addie is carol_humb@hotmail.com
  9. by   elizabells
    Quote from cazhumb
    Hey Everyone, my name is Carol from Australia. I have recently moved to Orlando from Tasmania Australia and have no clue as to how I go about getting my last year of nursing done. I have a lot of credits that should transfer over to the USA along with a couple of personal refs from lecturers at the uni I attended. I know that I will probably not be able to work here yet but I was wondering if anyone had ideas as to how I could maybe be sponsored by an agency to work in the industry until I complete my degree (RN). Please if anyone has any sort of clue as to how I could do this I would very much appreciate it as I plan to live here with my fiance (US citizen) and my 3 daughters. My Email addie is carol_humb@hotmail.com
    I would start by contacting the Board of Nursing (BON) for the state of Florida. Good luck!
  10. by   cazhumb
    Quote from elizabells
    I would start by contacting the Board of Nursing (BON) for the state of Florida. Good luck!
    Hi, far out that was quick. Im new on this thing as you probably guessed. How do you think I should go about finding a job in the healthcare industry? I think I need someone to sponsor me to be able to work until me and my fiance get married. Its driving me crazy not being able to do anything about this mess.
  11. by   Gennaver
    Quote from cazhumb
    Hi, far out that was quick. Im new on this thing as you probably guessed. How do you think I should go about finding a job in the healthcare industry? I think I need someone to sponsor me to be able to work until me and my fiance get married. Its driving me crazy not being able to do anything about this mess.
    Hi Cazhumb,

    Nice to read you. I think there is also a forum on this website for 'foriegn' nurses and issues related to working in the states.

    I hope that there is lots of assistance for your questions here.

    Gen
  12. by   Jess RN
    Quote from cazhumb
    Hi, far out that was quick. Im new on this thing as you probably guessed. How do you think I should go about finding a job in the healthcare industry? I think I need someone to sponsor me to be able to work until me and my fiance get married. Its driving me crazy not being able to do anything about this mess.
    Hi Everyone!

    Sorry I've been absent lately- been really busy at home training our new nanny who will watch my girls while I'm in school this summer. You guys, I'm totally stressing about leaving my sweet little babies! Am I crazy for doing this with kids so young?!

    Gen- congrats on your interview! I'm sure you did awesome and no, I think your thank you email was fine. No issue in tooting your own horn when the competition is so steep, you know?

    Elizabells and Bruinlaura- I can't believe you guys are starting so soon! Craziness!!! Have fun and try not to stress- there will be plenty of that to go around once you actually start your program!! LOL How fun that you guys "met" here and will be classmates!

    Smile- you are starting this summer too, right?

    cazhumb- Welcome to the site! That can be frustrating getting sponsorship. Unless you are able to work in an area that has a shortage of applicants with your particular skills- it can be hard to find an employer who will be willing to take the effort and cost of sponsorship. Contacting your BON is a great start. From your post though, you're not a nurse yet, right? Just want to work in healthcare while you go back to school to finish your RN? I would look into CNA training programs and maybe contact some nursing agencies - like the ones who provide travelling nurses. They may have info on employers who will sponsor you if they don't do it themselves. Another thought is that it may be easier to get a job if you are actually in a program already- through your school, you know? I'm not sure what provisions nursing schools have for international students- but it seems like they must have some, you know? Anyway, good luck!

    -Jess
    Last edit by Jess RN on May 6, '05
  13. by   Gennaver
    Quote from future nurse jess
    Hi Everyone!

    Sorry I've been absent lately- been really busy at home training our new nanny who will watch my girls while I'm in school this summer. You guys, I'm totally stressing about leaving my sweet little babies! Am I crazy for doing this with kids so young?!


    -Jess
    Jess,

    Good luck!! Your sweet little ones know thier mommie loves them a whole lot!! I am sure the new nanny knows this too. The nanny sounds like a great idea! I was a live-in nanny for a year and really had a vested interest in the child's well-being and happiness and security. I think you chose the right option!! Nannies are your partner and hopefully you will feel very comfortable knowing that your children and growing in a safe manner with a non-stranger, someone in your home.

    You are still mom and #1!!

    Now, you go for it Jess!! Change is tough but you are ready!

    Gen

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