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  1. Offered my first nursing job before graduation
    Thanks for the warnings. I do not have a physical acceptance letter, but if I log onto the hospital's hiring system, it states that I have been "awarded the position". I have an exact date and time...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  2. I need advice on how to pass
    Amazon.com: HESI Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 4e (9781455727520): HESI: Books I used this book. Read it cover to cover twice in the week before the Exit HESI. I then used the...
    May 21
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  3. Offered my first nursing job before graduation
    I just wanted to share my story to give others some hope. It is possible to get a job straight out of nursing school..with no previous experience! I live in Texas. I applied for a position at a...
    May 21
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  4. Failed my 1st Fundamentals Exam
    I disagree with the statement that failing an exam (or one of your first or any exams in any given class, etc)is a "rite of passage". I am in my 5th and final semester of a traditional BSN program. I...
    Feb 15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. What classes to take before the HESI-A2?
    If I were you and knew I didn't need to take the physics portion, I would go ahead and take the HESI A2 after taking A&P 1 & 2. Considering you have completed through calculus and some upper level...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Academic Rejection is a Positive Thing
    "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. how to apply for fin aid
    Like the previous poster, I would recommend contacting the department of education. Check out studentaid.ed.gov/ The website can provide general FAQ's. For more specific questions, I believe contact...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Whats your favorite montra or saying?
    "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  9. Stressed out student
    Nursing school is actually enjoyable. Of course not all times are exactly "fun", but I do find myself enjoying clinicals and a lot of time even lectures! I was always a straight A student too. People...
    Jan 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Schools...
    Based on your particular situation and location, it is hard to suggest a school for you without knowing your area and nursing schools in that particular area. Most, if dare I say almost all, BSN...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. The suspense is killing me!
    Maybe not the best thing to do if you still have months to wait before you are supposed to hear anything, but when I was waiting for my letter I decided to call the school. I applied for nursing...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Midwestern State University Spring 2014 hopeful
    I started the program in the Spring of 2012. I'm not sure if the point system has been modified or changed in anyway since I applied in the Fall of 2011. I was accepted into the program with 65...
    Jan 8
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  13. Nursing school orientation
    The supply bag we were required to purchase for our simulation lab (for working with the simulation manikins) was put together by our school. The only place it was available for purchase was at our...
    Jan 6
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Midwestern State University Spring 2014 hopeful
    The HESI score itself does not weigh heavily on admission. You are just required to have an overall composite score of 80% or higher to be eligible for admission. Admission is based on the point...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  15. Midwestern State University Spring 2014 hopeful
    I started the program in spring 2012.. So it has been a little while.. But we were not required to become CPR certified before starting. We were required to become CPR certified before the start of...
    Jan 6
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  16. FIrst Year Experience (insight and advice)
    What is your class schedule like? First semester we spent approximately 15 hrs a week in lecture, plus one online course that met only for exams, and 4 hours a week for "simulation"/ skills clinical...
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  17. Where to get textbooks? Which should be kept?
    I would say rent your prereq texts or buy used from Amazon. It is not necessary to keep any of your book from your prereqs. I am about to start my final semester of a BSN program. I graduate in May...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Help Applying to NY
    Just to let you know.. In case you don't already... You cannot take the NCLEX "as many times as it takes to pass" in Texas, as you can in some other states (I.e. New York). You only have 3 chances...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  19. Finally Doing IT! My Long Journey...
    You should never feel guilty (for some, possibly even embarrassed or ashamed) by a decision to better yourself.
    Jan 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Terrified about student loan debt. ADVICE
    Student loans are a necessary evil for many people, including myself. Without federal student loans, I would not be able to attend college. That being said.. The college you attend is very pricey!...
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Midwestern State University Spring 2014 hopeful
    Hello future MWSU students! I am about to start my final semester of the BSN nursing program at MWSU. (I graduate in May 2014! Yay!) Anyways, I am here and listening.. If anyone has any questions,...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools, Traditional Schools, Colleges, Universities
  22. Nursing school orientation
    To be forewarned.. Not all schools pay for your drug screen, background check, etc. We didn't have to pay for these things at orientation, but at orientation we were informed that very soon (within...
    Jan 5
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Problem with Low overall GPA
    Overall GPA is calculated by dividing the total amount of grade points earned by the total amount of credit hours attempted. A point scale is used by your school. The most commonly used scale is A...
    Jan 5
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. So I failed my HESI Really bad... :( Am I going to fail the nclex?!
    I haven't taken the exit HESI yet (I graduate in May, so it is coming up soon though!). But i did recently take the MedSurg HESI. I studied the online Evolve MedSurg Case Studies and the MedSurg...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: HESI Exit Exam Help
  25. TCU HESI component?
    I am assuming the OP is talking about taking the HESI Admission Assessment, i.e. the HESI A2 (and not the HESI exit exam.) While there may be exceptions to the rule, I feel it would be safe to say...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: HESI Entrance exam


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