CCRI Spring 2011 Lincoln Program

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    FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE SPRING 2011 LINCOLN CAMPUS NURSING PROGRAM

    Just want to keep in touch with others that have been accepted
    When are you getting books, how much $ are they etc. questions like that.
    let me know if you were accepted!
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    Yes, the only way to get employment these days id if you personally know someone. Sad for the entire nursing profession that all new grad programs and preceptor ships were dried up last couple of yrs. News articles all over the web are writing about it and the 'shortage" and how increasing faculty, increasing nurse student body will fix the problem, but no one has addressed the fact that the "shortage" is due to new grads not getting jobs anywhere due to not having "a min of 1 yr exp." CCRI grads from 2008- 2009 about 75% still can't get a RN job. RIC BSN grads same problem. Some wrote to the news channel asking politicians about this supposed shortage and why it relates only to needing seasoned exp RNs.. Their lame response was : "Oh there are jobs out there, but most people are looking only at hospitals and only day shifts... Employers have become afraid to spend money on training new nurses thinking that they will only work for them 1 yr and leave." Who puts these kind of people in charge with this mentality boggles me.. LOL

    Ohh as far as past rejections .. One was for Newport,GPA 3.8 A's in the 3 "priority classes" one for Lincoln .. and something similar like that happened last Fall .. one GPA was 3.5 got rejected, then they last minute opened a period in Jan. and let a student in that got C in Anatomy and Dosage (where admission says B- or higher required) and the student that had been rejected earlier semester was never even called or given an opportunity to reapply for that other period instead it was handed over to someone else with lower grades.. Seems a little shady over all .. Something just isn't right in hoo-ville...

    I had been accepted this past fall, a couple times before in past yrs but dang life keeps getting in my way .... but found that the clinical schedule is not "single mother friendly" Couldn't find a daycare open earlier than 6:30 am and i would have had to leave my house at 6 am to make it to wherever at 7 am on time.. then each semester gets progessivly earlier 6:30 am , then eventually 7-7 again problem to have to find someone to come to my house to stay with my kid for an hour bring him to daycare, find someone else to pick him up and stay till i got back around 7:30 8 pm .. Sounds just to crazy and complicated... Makes me think though if second shift or "Nurses hours" were available for child care how many more parents could work.. Any way Good luck to those who are finally in!!
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    Yeah clinicals are going to be tough with kids, i have a toddler, but luckily my husbands work schedule is flexible.
    All of my friends who have graduates with their RN in the past two years have found jobs within 3 months, maybe they were just lucky

    but im not sure how their system works, my friends gpa is like .1 higher than mine and she hasnt got a call yet.
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    kncktc-

    I'm not sure where you are getting your facts and figures from, but almost everyone I know from RIC who has graduated over the past 2 years has found a job (albeit, not usually in their desired specialty/facility). I am graduating from RIC's BSN program in May and the prospects for working as a RN at the hospital I'm interning at are looking very good.

    Good luck to you. I hope you can find a way to make life work with nursing school!
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    kncktc-

    I'm not sure where you are getting your facts and figures from, but almost everyone I know from RIC who has graduated over the past 2 years has found a job (albeit, not usually in their desired specialty/facility). I am graduating from RIC's BSN program in May and the prospects for working as a RN at the hospital I'm interning at are looking very good.

    Good luck to you. I hope you can find a way to make life work with nursing school!


    As I stated "news articles from all over the web.." just as an example : Why Can't New Graduate RN's Find Jobs - Is Nursing Shortage Over?

    Never said any of the content was a "fact", but was making an implication of new grad joblessness on a national level. Rhode Island is sort of a blip on the radar screen in that respect. The "figures" came from Intro to health @ CCRI from the Instructor, based on past students that reported employment or lack there of. I think its from the workforce innovation or something where they follow up.. It was trend over 2 yrs from those specific students that chose to report . Never tried to insinuate ALL grads were unemployed..

    The Governor addressed RI nursing shortage in one of the Projo articles recently and went on to say what I already posted.(increase faculty, increase enrollment) Parent's of recent Nurse grads were at the assembly and wanted to know "what shortage?" as their kids were having trouble getting employment, as usual to politics they had no answer to that, except to basically say what you mentioned, jobs were there, but they insinuated that new grads were acting spoiled in their search only looking for days or only looking at particular facilities..I think Politicians are full of crap and money is being invested in the wrong stuff and should be going into more preceptor ships to stop the 1 yr exp cycle... I wasn't bashing the nurse profession or student nurses or trying to instill fear in those just accepted to the program. I hope everyone in RI gets a RN job right after school and lives happily ever after.
    A simple google search will in fact address the rest of the states in this country, including hospitals that no longer have new grad programs, and job postings that state "must have 1 yr exp" and hundreds articles about new grad RNs that can not get employed due to the above factors.

    I have a B.S in health administration worked in Florida Hospitals for 5 yrs. So my experience on that side of the coin is they only care about money .. making it and saving it.. they don't care of patient care or the nurses that care for the patients.. it sux and thats why i quit it and got a CNA, but the unfortunate wages don't agree with raising a child.. So we find ourselves at that crossroad "which way do i go..which way do I go." LOL
    just a p.s for those that already graduated : stay in new england there are no higher wages or better job security than here!
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    has anyone been accepted to the newport program? if so what were your grades? and when did you get your acceptance?
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    hi i need some advice i applied in october for spring and just got the letter no one wants, has anyone had this situation before and what did you do? please let me know i need any advice!!!


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