Direct entry and graduate entry programs II - page 8

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  1. by   Gennaver
    Quote from future nurse jess
    Gen and Courtney- the letters could quite possibly be in the mail today!!! Yikes! Fingers crossed for both of you!

    I got some great unexpected news from BC today.

    Well, I got a letter today from BC saying I'd been awarded 11 credits of tuition remission for this school year!!

    I'm about to start Organic Chem tomorrow and my Micro online (yipes!) class starts in two weeks. How is everyone else doing?

    -Jess
    Hello Jess,
    Nice to hear your good news!! How very nice!! You deserve it!

    I could not help but to check my email all day yesterday because I was hoping that it would be emailed as well as mailed, (the first cohort got emails I think but, had short notice...)

    Friday was the last day of my semester but, now I am still completing a senior seminar project, (oh my gosh, working my tail off day in and out, poor hubby had been waiting for that --final weekend of the semester--but alas, he got not dinner from me and all I did was work at the computer!!) What a good one he is, to bring me dinner and not make a fuss while I was working.

    Sigh, I better make sure to consider him and his side of things (when) if I get into UIC, (or DePaul!)

    Gen
    p.s. the minute I get any news at all....I coming here!!
  2. by   Gennaver
    Quote from CEG
    Hi Gen,

    My interview went pretty well. They are accepting 8 or so out of the 15 who interviewed.
    I was dying to know when they are letting us know. Not until the 16th?? I was hoping to know any time now. What a bummer.

    I'm glad your interview went well. Good luck!

    Courtney
    Hello Courtney!!

    Good for you! Wow, they are taking 8/15? For medical surgical it was 2/40!

    Holey cow, I am anxious though, you must be too!! I have my fingers crossed Courtney and truly, truly hope that the two of us get to meet in Pathophysiology class!!

    As an alumni I can audit classes at my current school for free and am auditing Pathophysiology this summer, (and taking Nursing Mathmatics in the fall).

    Was your interview in the main nursing center? Ours was in room 145, Kate was there as well as several others and Patrick took us on a little tour of the practical clinical room and then up to the donated museum from Cook County Hospital, (before it became Stroeger).

    I also hope that you and I get to eventually sign up on the--UIC GEP 2006 yahoo group!-- I have been reading the UIC GEP 2005 group, to watch the first cohort's reaction. Its tough!

    Ahhh, the wait, the wait, we can make it!

    Gen
  3. by   Gennaver
    Quote from smile123
    Hi Jess,
    I'm stressed because I'm in the throes of moving! I am sorting, tossing, recycling, storing my "stuff" - what stays in storage in California, which gets mailed to Hopkins , and which goes with me in my little car as I drive across the country. I think moving can be cathartic, but I find it amazing as to how much stuff I accumulated over the years! :uhoh21: Once I'm on the road, I'll be fine. But this final week will be very intense! Good luck on your classes Jess! You'll do great!

    Smile123
    Oh Smile!!

    Good luck, relax, sleep, (if you can) hydrate, eat, pack some nourishment, your mind must be going a mile a minute and your body is probably running on high energy.

    Hydrate, eat, try to rest, (I know,probably not possible!) repeating...

    Good luck!!! Try to check in with us if you can while you travel, okay? Post a note from the highways and byways so we can encourage you.

    Have you driven cross country before? I am sure you will do great!


    Gen
  4. by   Mission
    Quote from bruinlaura
    in reference to chicago!

    as a 2nd generation southern californian you made my day with this one.
    You'll be happy to know that Columbia HSC is near some of the best Mexican restaurants in the city, especially if poblanan food is your style.
  5. by   Jess RN
    Quote from Gennaver
    Oh Smile!!

    Good luck, relax, sleep, (if you can) hydrate, eat, pack some nourishment, your mind must be going a mile a minute and your body is probably running on high energy.

    Hydrate, eat, try to rest, (I know,probably not possible!) repeating...

    Good luck!!! Try to check in with us if you can while you travel, okay? Post a note from the highways and byways so we can encourage you.

    Have you driven cross country before? I am sure you will do great!


    Gen
    Thanks Gen and Smile for your congrats!

    Gen- I have fingers and toes crossed for you as you wait for your letter from UIC. I sooo remember that wait- and it is excruciating! It will be over soon enough and you will be on your way to planning out the next phase of your life!

    Smile- eat and hydrate! That's great advice. I've always wanted to drive cross country! I think it will be fun- and yes- do email from the road and let us know how you are doing and what you are seeing!

    -Jess
  6. by   smile123
    Quote from Gennaver
    Oh Smile!!

    Good luck, relax, sleep, (if you can) hydrate, eat, pack some nourishment, your mind must be going a mile a minute and your body is probably running on high energy.

    Hydrate, eat, try to rest, (I know,probably not possible!) repeating...

    Good luck!!! Try to check in with us if you can while you travel, okay? Post a note from the highways and byways so we can encourage you.

    Have you driven cross country before? I am sure you will do great!


    Gen
    Thanks Gen! I have never driven across the country, so it's another adventure in the making! I have some books on tape and music to keep me company and a cooler of snacks and drinks. :wink2:

    I hope those Motel 6's have internet access! I do want to check in with you guys while I'm travelling on highway 80 and then highway 70; I don't know people along the way, so I'll be by myself. I'm normally an extrovert, so travelling alone for a week will be a growth experience I'm sure!

    You guys have been a great support group!

    Smile123
  7. by   Gennaver
    Quote from smile123
    Thanks Gen! I have never driven across the country, so it's another adventure in the making! I have some books on tape and music to keep me company and a cooler of snacks and drinks. :wink2:

    I hope those Motel 6's have internet access! I do want to check in with you guys while I'm travelling on highway 80 and then highway 70; I don't know people along the way, so I'll be by myself. I'm normally an extrovert, so travelling alone for a week will be a growth experience I'm sure!

    You guys have been a great support group!

    Smile123
    This will be exiting! Please do check in! That place that leaves the light on for ya is supposed to have internet.

    Remember to shift yourself in the car, and to take breaks, (even if five minutes, to stretch is good and help your feet feel better...do you have cruise control? It is your friend!)

    As a side note this morning I am still waiting to hear from UIC but, am curious if the email I got from FAFSA this morning ,(from yesterday) is good news.

    I filled out my FAFSA application in February and then got a letter from UIC stating something and when I called Financial Aid at UIC I was told that it would be held until I was 'officially accepted'.

    Yesterday FAFSA said that an agency updated my processing. I checked it out and sure enough my financial aid had a processing change.

    First I thought that maybe my current school reported that I graduated but, final grades aren't released until today.

    Then I thought, gosh, this could be either way, may UIC reported that I did or did not get in.

    Aaargh, the wait.

    Second plans are all on hold until I know for certain.
    Gen

    p.s. Courtney, how are you holding up?
  8. by   elizabells
    Hey Laura, Mission, any other Columbia kids -

    Any of you have an MMR hold? I sent all my stuff in, but the health services put a hold on my status and I keep leaving messages and they're not calling me back.

    13 days, ladies and gents. Anyone else stopped sleeping?
  9. by   Gennaver
    Quote from elizabells
    Hey Laura, Mission, any other Columbia kids -

    Any of you have an MMR hold? I sent all my stuff in, but the health services put a hold on my status and I keep leaving messages and they're not calling me back.

    13 days, ladies and gents. Anyone else stopped sleeping?
    Hi,
    Good luck! Regarding your MMR, maybe call and ask your doc or nurse to send it by fax, or maybe get a copy for yourself and bring it with you.

    Super good luck!

    Gen
    p.s. no news yet from UIC today, sigh, the wait.......
  10. by   bruinlaura
    Quote from elizabells
    Hey Laura, Mission, any other Columbia kids -

    Any of you have an MMR hold? I sent all my stuff in, but the health services put a hold on my status and I keep leaving messages and they're not calling me back.

    13 days, ladies and gents. Anyone else stopped sleeping?
    Nobody has told me anything about a hold so I'm assuming my stuff made it ok. I faxed it in a few days past the deadline so I hope it's all there and they aren't too mad at me. I don't know when you call them but I've found that anywhere near lunch hour and they aren't there. Maybe fax a second copy of your titers and see if they respond.

    Man I am hardly sleeping I'm about 10% nervous/90% excited to finally go and do this.
  11. by   Mission
    Quote from elizabells
    Hey Laura, Mission, any other Columbia kids -

    Any of you have an MMR hold? I sent all my stuff in, but the health services put a hold on my status and I keep leaving messages and they're not calling me back.

    13 days, ladies and gents. Anyone else stopped sleeping?
    I do, but I know it's because I sent my paper work in late. I wouldn't worry about it but bring an additional copy of your immunization records with you to orientation just in case.

    Sleep, who can sleep? I still have to take my A&PII final

    When do you arrive in New York?
  12. by   elizabells
    Quote from Mission
    I do, but I know it's because I sent my paper work in late. I wouldn't worry about it but bring an additional copy of your immunization records with you to orientation just in case.

    Sleep, who can sleep? I still have to take my A&PII final

    When do you arrive in New York?
    Laura, have you checked your .edu email? That's where I found out about mine. That's also where they're sending bill notifications.
    I'm coming in Sat the 28, moving into my lovely dorm room on Sunday. We should all try to hook up and have coffee or something after the first day of orientation. I think we're off at 3 or 4. Or even sometime before that, if you guys want.

    See you ladies in . . . 12 days. Help meeeeeee.
  13. by   Mission
    Quote from elizabells
    Laura, have you checked your .edu email? That's where I found out about mine. That's also where they're sending bill notifications.
    I'm coming in Sat the 28, moving into my lovely dorm room on Sunday. We should all try to hook up and have coffee or something after the first day of orientation. I think we're off at 3 or 4. Or even sometime before that, if you guys want.

    See you ladies in . . . 12 days. Help meeeeeee.
    Well, I already moved into my apartment so I'll be free most of the weekend. If you guys want a tour of the area or need to know how to get to Target or the grocery store, let me know, I'll be happy to help.
    Last edit by Mission on May 19, '05

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