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  1. Opening new unit
    Get some peanut balls if you don't have them already! They're amazing!
    May 28, '14
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  2. Tucson Nursing Schools-HELP!/Experience with PMI?
    Working while doing your prereq's is definitely doable. Take them at a CC and transfer them to a university - much cheaper. You can't even apply to a nursing program until your prereq's are completed...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  3. My story and some questions from a confused older student
    I would also look into the CEP programs the Maricopa Community Colleges are offering now. It's an ADN-BSN program in one. Moves you up the list. ASU also has a post-Bach program that's 1 year but...
    Jul 31, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  4. ASU: what is the "typical" schedule (Mayo vs Downtown)?
    I meant "easy" as in the schedule is consistent - easier to plan and have a life :-) We rarely even had two days off in a row. ASU nursing is tough regardless of where you take it!
    Jan 29, '13
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  5. Are nurses paid hourly or salary??? A bit confused
    If you know how many days a month, take your annual salary and divide by 12 months, divide by the number if days in the month, divide by the number of hours per day. If you know how many hours...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: New York Nursing
  6. New Grad Interviewing in OB
    Jan 16, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  7. New Grad Interviewing in OB
    I think mentioning your personal experience is OK, as long as you don't over share. Something like, "Having my child changed my life in more ways than I could ever imagine. The nurses I had during my...
    Jan 3, '13
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  8. Any helpful resources (books, flashcards etc.) for a 2nd semester student?
    I loved the Davis Notes books when I was in school. I think I ended up with 4 or 5 of them by the time I graduated. I used either the RN Notes or NCLEX notes to study for Med Surg tests (I don't...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  9. Start preceptorship in L& D Tuesday- tips??
    My experience was very similar to pugmom79's. Even down to immersion on night shift. I graduated in August and thought I had absolutely no chance to get a job in L&D. The week before Thanksgiving my...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  10. New nursing1 student in jan- any advice/ suggestions?
    Treat your clinicals like a job audition because it really can and will help you get a coveted new grad job. Show up early / on time. Look clean and neat. Be prepared and well rested. Be...
    Dec 22, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Has anyone taken A&P and Microbiology in the same semester????
    I took both of those at the same time too. No problem. You got this!
    Dec 20, '12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. ASU Spring 2010 Mayo Clinic
    I was in class with "Bunny." When I applied, there was a spot we could check if we were interested in Mayo. They accepted the top 20 that requested it. I heard that may not have been the case with...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  13. ASU: what is the "typical" schedule (Mayo vs Downtown)?
    I just graduated from the ASU/Mayo program in August. I loved it - smaller class size than downtown (we had 20, but they increased it for the next round to 28-30) and most of our instructors were...
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  14. Grand Canyon University
    Thanks Angel and On The Path :) Angel, what's the latest with your school challenges? How'd the TEAS go? Weren't you applying for a summer program too?
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  15. ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!
    I talked to someone yesterday too and he said they were beginning the processing yesterday or today.... Who knows what that means other than they just started working on it.... Not sure when it'll be...
    Apr 19, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  16. Grand Canyon University
    To update you guys, I applied for both ASU and GCU summer fast track programs in January. GCU changed their requirements for the COM class a few times between Jan. and Feb., ultimately telling...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  17. BIO 202 and BIO 205 same semester? Good/bad idea?
    For some reason I can't PM you. I took 202 at MCC and had ---- (the site won't allow more details). She was amazing! I've never seen a professor lecture so flawlessly or thoroughly off the top of her...
    Apr 16, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  18. Future Nurse Seeking Expert College Advice
    Tony, The new multiplier system won't really begin to affect applicants right away. ASU has been telling people for years to do their pre-req's at the community colleges, so there are tons of...
    Apr 6, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  19. ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!
    @student1984 - apparently I'm 0.0014 away from getting into Mayo. That's insane! I did put in for it too.... maybe I'll be an alternate if someone declines? ;)
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  20. ASU Summer of 2011 applicants!
    I'm super relieved to have gotten my acceptance letter today too! I felt pretty safe with a 5.71, but didn't want to count on it and get my hopes up and be confident because that makes for a further...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  21. Grand Canyon University
    Hi Angel, I'm applying for GCU's accelerated program for Summer 2011. I'm also applying for ASU's accelerated program that also starts in May 2011. I figure it can't hurt to try both and at least...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Online Nursing Schools and Colleges
  22. GCU or ASU??
    I have been contemplating the exact same thing. I went to info sessions at both schools last week. ASU's accelerated program costs about $35,000 with books, tuition, and other expenses and is 16...
    Nov 17, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  23. BIO 202 and BIO 205 same semester? Good/bad idea?
    I took them both at the same time for the exact same reason, only to have Banner cancel their program! Then I decided to change course and took 3-8 week classes online to try to hurry up and get...
    Aug 29, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  24. BIO 202 and BIO 205 same semester? Good/bad idea?
    Well, I did take BIO 202 and BIO 205 together last spring. When my teachers found out they looked at me like I was crazy when I told them and said "Good luck, you're going to need it" with a doubful...
    Aug 28, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing
  25. BIO 205?
    ----- at MCC was pretty good for BIO 205. She's kind of a cute dork, so the lectures were entertaining. She gave the study guides out at the beginning of each chapter as well as the lecture slides to...
    Jul 1, '10
    Forum: Arizona Nursing