just got my call... - page 2

by Bill_Daria_07 1,908 Views | 16 Comments

for CCRI Fall 09. I applied for Lincoln N/W and got the call for Newport N/W. The distance is not the best; however, she stated that I would have to wait another year for Lincoln. Gonna head over to the island. Any other... Read More


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    Speak to someone first, don't cancel your trip.
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    Quote from FFMedic2RN
    concernedmomof3,

    If your orientation is scheduled during your cruise, have the family send you a post card. Expect NO COMPASSION from the nursing instructors. They will tell you to "go talk to the Dean and see if we can work something out." Then the Dean will rip your heart out and stomp on it and tell you that if you want to be in the RN program, then you WILL be at orientation. That is why they have alternates.

    Very few of the nursing instructors have any sympathy for nursing students. It is their way or your out. At least that's how it was when I was there. Good Luck,

    Stay Safe,
    FFMedic2RN
    CCRI Alumni 2005
    You are absolutely right. Nursing faculty expect you to put nursing as number 1, and would have no qualms with replacing you. In my first semester of NS, one of my professors basically said she didn't care how we did in the course, because there were hundreds of other students waiting to hop in our seats. It is their way or no way.
    I would say to postpone your cruise to some upcoming school break, if it turns out your orientation is during your original vacation week. Good luck!
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    I think I would talk to someone first. My friend is in the program now and a woman in her class missed the whole first week of school because she had a vacation planned, and they let her. She just had to do the reading. I don't think I would cancel for orientation.
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    I am also starting in Newport in the fall!!
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    Congratulations...
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    Not sure if it helps anyone, but I talked to our admissions person in Lincoln today and she said all the "calls" have gone out for Lincoln's fall evening program.
    She also said that the Providence campus has not made "calls" yet for their fall day program.

    Thought I'd pass along the info. for any of you who might have applied at those campuses.

    I'm applying for the fall day program in Providence during the May-June application period.
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    Quote from ffmedic2rn
    concernedmomof3,

    if your orientation is scheduled during your cruise, have the family send you a post card. Expect no compassion from the nursing instructors. They will tell you to "go talk to the dean and see if we can work something out." then the dean will rip your heart out and stomp on it and tell you that if you want to be in the rn program, then you will be at orientation. That is why they have alternates.

    Very few of the nursing instructors have any sympathy for nursing students. It is their way or your out. At least that's how it was when i was there. Good luck,

    stay safe,
    ffmedic2rn
    ccri alumni 2005

    welcome to boot camp baby. Two years of hell. It is all worth it
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