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  1. Please tell me they are not all like this...
    Thanks, all. I guess I have some thinking to do. I originally wanted to go the CNM route, but being newly divorced and having two kids relying on me, I don't know if I can hack another 2 years of...
    Mar 18
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Please tell me they are not all like this...
    I'm a birth fanatic. I love it. I am a major breastfeeding proponent and do plan on being IBCLC eventually. Had two kids of my own; helped out with two home births... this is my passion, no doubt. I...
    Mar 14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  3. Scared of NS
    I did the minimal work necessary to graduate high school. 9 years later I had two kids and went to community college. Kept a 4.0 throughout pre reqs and now that I'm finishing up sophomore year of...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. Learning outside the scope of RN practice?
    Thank you for the reply, it helped to put it all in perspective.
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Learning outside the scope of RN practice?
    I am finishing up my sophomore year in a BSN program. One of the classes this semester was a lab of physical examination and health assessment. It was a lot of fun, but we are being taught outside of...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Is there anybody out there doing well in nursing school?
    On the go mommy over here finishing up sophomore year in BSN program. Had 4.0 in prereqs in community college. Keeping around 3.8 now. Daycare? What's that? I'm somehow keeping it all together with...
    Apr 29, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Any other students caught up in this H&R block, form 8863 fiasco?
    Yes, me too. Submitted Jan 29th. Accepted Feb 14th. Waiting on refund that was supposed to pay bills. I still haven't been able to transfer my IRS data into my FAFSA. Fingers crossed this doesn't...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. Moving. CT or MA license?
    What part of northern CT are you looking? I would look at the facilities around the area you are moving and compare the job opportunities to the ones over the line in MA. That might give you a better...
    Mar 13, '13
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  9. Who were you in high school
    I was the stoner girl that worked the fire department and hung out with 30+ year old men. I skipped class all the time, walked out of class because of being bored, spent many weeks in in-school...
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. What was your GPA, when you got accepted into nursing school?
    3.97 when accepted as a transfer into a BSN program
    Dec 31, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. That Dreaded 3-11 Shift
    Just thought I'd chime in. I worked 4-1230 at a previous job and absolutely fell in love with the second shift lifestyle. This was pre-kids. Now with kids (if I had a job), 2nd shift would still work...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Family NP or Acute Care NP
    Over here in CT I've seen around 85K to start for a FNP. There are "undeserved areas", where if you get a job at a certain place, the gov will pay part of your student loans. Loans & Scholarships ...
    Dec 26, '12
    Forum: Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  13. Question about HSV-2
    Makes sense. Thank you for the reply!
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  14. Question about HSV-2
    A friend of mine, who is a CNA, posed a good question. If condoms are not 100% protection against getting herpes, how could gloves be? Would he be at risk cleaning a patient and his gloved hand (or...
    Dec 19, '12
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  15. From First Generation College Student To Nurse
    I loved this! I too am a first generation student. Throughout high school my parents never encouraged me to do well and always turned a blind eye to my wild teenaged antics. I got married at 19, and...
    Nov 30, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. New RN looking for a job
    Volunteer in the meantime to boost your resume. Grab a per diem job that may open the door to a permanent position.
    Nov 15, '12
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  17. 30-something BSNs
    I'm in the same boat. 30 years old, two kids, entering into a BSN program. I've been taking pre-reqs at the local community college for a while and had issues trying to connect with students...
    May 16, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  18. Current and former TRCC CT students schedule questions
    You can look up the course schedule at Course Search and compare to what the information packet says you will be taking
    May 8, '12
    Forum: Connecticut Nursing
  19. Going back to school for Nursing
    I was once in your shoes, but I had a 2 and 5 year old. In my opinion, unless you HAVE to get out into the working world ASAP, take your college classes slowly. Babies are only babies for so...
    Apr 2, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. A&P 1 Spring 2012 Check-in
    We have a test next week on bones, joints and muscles. Then the week after will be the practical. Am I the only one that can't keep all the condyles, epicondyles, and tuberosities straight? :bugeyes:
    Mar 28, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. A&P 1 Spring 2012 Check-in
    Excited to get back to class after this break. Home stretch!! Still holding an A... we can do it!
    Mar 16, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Anyone waiting on Acceptance/Rejection Letter '2012
    I got accepted into UConn's School of Nursing! :w00t: I know they had more applicants than usual this year, and in a normal year they accept approx 8% of applicants :cheers:
    Mar 2, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Opinions on Midwife Shadowing?
    Being a doula and a nursing student will be very tricky. What if the mom starts to labor the night before an exam? Will you be up all night with her and go take the exam on no sleep? Granted, the...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. A&P 1 Spring 2012 Check-in
    I'm jumping in a little late in the game, but I'm taking A&P 1 this semester, too! Got an A on the first test. Had the "lab practical" last night. Our school's slides are horrible. I can...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Opinions on Midwife Shadowing?
    As with anything, some moms won't care and others will be uneasy. Do you have any friends close to giving birth that you could observe? If midwifery really interests you, check out becoming a doula...
    Feb 29, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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