Fellow RI students!!!

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    Hey fellow Rhode Islanders!

    I'm kind of new to allnurses so I thought I'd introduce myself! My name is Nicci! I'm a freshman at St. Joes! I'm married with 2 sons, ages 3 and 1!! I absolutely love nursing school and I'm already gearing up for next semester!!

    I'd love to hear about you all and am looking forward to chatting/making friends!!

    It's nice to know there are others going throught the same things

    Hope you all had a great holiday!!

    Nicci
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    Hi Nicci
    Glad to meet you. I'm Lauren.....I just got married in August. I'm going into the second semester of the BSN nursing program at RIC. The RI forum here on AN.com is very quiet, but usually Chris (cjcsoon2brn) or myself pop in pretty frequently.
    How are you liking St. Joes? I heard it's a great program.
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    Welcome Nicci!

    I'm Chris, like my buddy Lauren said we are both second semester BSN students at RIC. Overall, the RI forum is usually pretty dead but we do get some activity around the beginning of each semester (to announce who did or didn't make it into their programs.) Allnurses.com is a great site though because it has a lot of interesting discussions, amazing resources and some really cool people so your in good company. I'm also interested in hearing more about the St. Joe's program (because diploma programs are a dying breed of nursing education.) If you have any questions about allnurses.com or anything RI nursing related feel free to ask Lauren or me. Nice to meet you!

    !Chris
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    Hi Lauren and Chris!!

    Thanks for your replies! St. Joe's is wonderful!! It's nice and small! My graduating class has only 29 future nurses! We all try to help each other out! We get TONS of hands on, right from the start which I love!! I'm very excited for next semester!

    Have you guys started clinicals yet? I know URI doesn't until 3 year if I remember correctly, how does it work for you? What classes are you going to be taking next semester?

    Talk to you soon
    Nicci

    PS Congrats on your new marriage Lauren!!
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    Hi Lauren and Chris!!

    Thanks for your replies! St. Joe's is wonderful!! It's nice and small! My graduating class has only 29 future nurses! We all try to help each other out! We get TONS of hands on, right from the start which I love!! I'm very excited for next semester!

    Have you guys started clinicals yet? I know URI doesn't until 3 year if I remember correctly, how does it work for you? What classes are you going to be taking next semester?

    Talk to you soon
    Nicci

    PS Congrats on your new marriage Lauren!!
    Thank you!!
    That's great that you're enjoying your program. It must be nice to be so tight-knit. We start clinicals in the upcoming (Spring) semester, but it's in a LTC setting. We're taking Health Assessment and Fundamentals next semester, and the "real" hospital based clinicals start in the fall.....though I'm hoping to get into summer classes.
    Our curriculum goes like this:
    Nursing Requirements:

    NURS 220Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions
    NURS 222Professional Nursing I
    NURS 223Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
    NURS 224Health Assessment
    NURS 340Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing
    NURS 342Adult Health Nursing I
    NURS 344Maternal Newborn Nursing
    NURS 346Nursing of Children and Families
    NURS 370Public and Community Health Nursing
    NURS 372Adult Health Nursing II
    NURS 374Contemporary Professional Nursing
    NURS 375Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
    Prerequisites and Cognates

    BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology
    BIOL 231Human Anatomy
    BIOL 335Human Physiology
    BIOL 348Microbiology
    CHEM 105General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry I
    CHEM 106General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry II
    PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology
    PSYC 230Human Development
    College-Wide Requirements

    WRTG 100Writing and Rhetoric
    MATH 010Basic Mathematics Competency
    General Education Core

    Core (1): ENGL 161Western Literature
    Core (2): HIST 161Western History
    Core (3):Non-Western Worlds
    Core (4) Critical Inquiry / Cultural Issues4
    Distribution Requirements

    (SB) Social & Behavioral Sciences-- PSYC 110
    (SB) Social & Behavioral Sciences
    (A)Visual & Performing Arts
    (LS) Laboratory Science
    (M) Mathematical Systems
    (SM) Science / Mathematics4
    One 3 credit elective course


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    Well at least you'll get started in the Spring! Good luck!! The clinical experience is the best part!! I'm looking forward to getting back in there in a couple weeks!! Good luck next semester!

    Looking forward to chatting again
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    Hi! My name is Jessica and I'm also new to this forum! I am a sophomore at RIC and am in the 2nd semester of the nursing program...Im jus getting ready to go into the nursing home for the 1st time and i'm soo nervous/excited! Any tips on how to survive the program? lol


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