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  1. How's your staffing ratio?
    dtrmnd, that is a great link you posted. Thank you -- what a resource! I only looked at a few floors here and there, and it's hard to tell how busy it actually feels like to work these floors, based...
    Apr 13, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  2. How's your staffing ratio?
    For those of you who are currently working in Massachusetts, how would you say your patient load is on a typical day? Do you feel you are given a manageable number of patients, so you can get your...
    Apr 10, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  3. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Your nurse friend was really great to write all this out, and thanks for sharing it. I can think of a couple nurses who touched my life very deeply; I don't remember their names, and I'm sure I never...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  4. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Thanks, Kenster, for the great and informative post. I did get my stethoscope after doing some research... Did you know Allnurses has a section specifically for discussing 'scopes? It's under the...
    Apr 9, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  5. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Yes, a Facebook group sounds good to me as well. Thanks, Joe, for the idea and for setting it up!
    Apr 8, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  6. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Miss Mimi, thanks for the link to the student handbook. Clinical clearance isn't nearly as scary as it sounds. I don't know when the summer tuition payment is due. I can't seem to find my info...
    Apr 7, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  7. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Hey, wow, that's really cool. I heard their CCER space was really new and awesome; can't wait to see it myself. I think they start us out learning basic skills there over the summer, before we start...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  8. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Did you guys get the email today about orientation, etc.? Yay, this is starting to feel real! But I'm already feeling the financial bite looking at the costs for uniforms. And stethoscopes --...
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  9. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Can't believe how the number of applicants has jumped over the years. I guess people haven't heard how competitive it is not only to get into nursing school, but to get a job once you graduate.
    Apr 5, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  10. Tips for New Grads from one who got a job
    This is an excellent post. Congrats, Skeen, on landing a great first job -- sounds like it is well deserved! I'm only beginning nursing school, but I've bookmarked this page because I intend to refer...
    Apr 4, '11
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  11. Boston New Grads Who Got Hired...What Helped??
    Yeah, what honeymist said. I've been reading these boards enough to know it's a tough job market around Boston, which has me anxious because I'm starting an accelerated BSN program and I really...
    Apr 3, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  12. Boston New Grads Who Got Hired...What Helped??
    dtrmnd2sccd, if you don't mind my asking, had you worked as a CNA before starting school? If you only worked while in school, how did you get your CNA cert -- through your coursework/clinical...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  13. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Oh yeah, and the woman I spoke to about financial aid said that we should be getting our financial aid award letters in the next 1-2 weeks, assuming we've already submitted our FAFSAs. And also,...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  14. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Congrats, TLissell! I came 'fashionably late' to the Welcome Day, arriving around 2:30 (the day was scheduled to end at 3pm). I figured I didn't need the whole dog and pony show they were rolling...
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  15. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Congrats, Mama!! I'm glad your wait is finally over -- and with good news!
    Apr 2, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  16. Question about Prereq's
    A lot of times courses like chemistry also require that you complete a lab. And if you're intimidated by chem you might benefit from being physically in a class, so I'm not sure an online course is...
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  17. Where are the New Grad Programs?
    Carrig, that was some great info. Thanks for sharing!
    Apr 1, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  18. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Congrats, jswhal!!
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  19. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Yeah, my application status says the same as yours. I do hope you a big white envelope today -- got my fingers crossed for you! Since you got interviewed, your chances of acceptance are good. I...
    Mar 31, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  20. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Wow, you faxed in the deposit form already? Okay, ya got me beat! Hard to believe there's only 2 months. Are you going to go to that new student orientation on April 2? That's this Saturday -- I...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  21. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Thanks! I haven't applied to any other programs (this was my first choice and I was waiting to hear back before thinking about applying anywhere else), so I'm pretty much certain I'll be accepting...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Congratulations, jesses!!
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  23. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Thanks, Mama111! If you haven't gotten your mail today, there's a chance it'll be in there. I hope UMB put them all in the mail at once so they should arrive around the same time. Good luck to...
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  24. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    I got my acceptance letter today! Yay! It came in today's mail in a big white envelope.
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. UMass Boston Accelerated BSN 2011
    Ugh, the wait is killing me!! (No word yet...)
    Mar 28, '11
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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