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- Jun 28, '12 by rnjenn14Wow...thanks for all that insight Bandaide! It is great to hear from someone who has been through the program! Do you know what kind of position you are hoping to find or do you have something already lined up? Do you know if people are having a hard time finding work after graduating or are things looking promising? Best of luck to you!
- Jun 28, '12 by BandaideTo my knowledge, only two in our class have jobs. My experience so far has been that recruiters don't really want to hear from us until we pass NCLEX. Some of my classmates have been harrassing HR until they get a first interview, but they haven't gotten jobs yet.
I have a trip planned this fall (once-in-a-lifetime, family thing) so I won't be applying anywhere until I get back. There are so many areas I'm interested in, that I think I can be happy in many different situations. So where ever I end up, I don't thing I'll feel like I'm "settling". In a perfect world, I'd like to be in the ED, but not many take new grads.
- Jun 28, '12 by hereshopingBandaide, how long until you take the NCLEX? Also, did you find that a lot of students had their state cert. for CNA, or did they just have their CNA class without taking the state test? I'm debating whether or not to take the state test, as it's not required, and wondering what, if any, benefits there would be to taking it....
Enjoy the vacation - you've earned it!!
- Jun 28, '12 by BandaideI took the state test. You may need it if you decide to work as a tech in a hospital during school. And it looks better on your resume, since you followed through with it and didn't just do the bare minimum required to get into the program.
- Jun 28, '12 by hereshopingThanks for the quick response - I'll probably just go ahead and take it, just to get it out of the way.
FYI for those entering fall quarter, and if you don't check your BC email often, there's one from Chie about the student success class.....
- Jun 29, '12 by margritamixHereshoping, is the student success class like a study techniques class?
- Jun 29, '12 by Hopeful2bHello! I'm still taking pre reqs to hopefully apply in 2014. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if the Anatomy and Phsyiology grades play a bigger role than other classes grades? I know I need at least a 3.0 to apply to the program and a good score on the TEAS but I'm curious a out class grades? Does anyone have any information? Good luck to all of you that start this year!
- Jun 29, '12 by hereshopingHi Hopeful2b and good luck on the pre-reqs!!! As of right now, the most important thing for Bellevue is the TEAS score. The classes are all about getting them done, nothing less than a 2.0 and average of 3.0. The GPA is only used in the case of a tie on the TEAS score. I will caution you though, that the application requirements seem to be modified often, so keep an eye on that information. I'm sure other schools take GPA into account, but not Bellevue currently.
- Jun 29, '12 by hereshopingMargritamix, the success class covers: test taking skills, time management skills, stress reduction strategies, communication styles, campus resources, nursing process, critical thinking, study skills, and first-time clinical experience (taken from the study skills flyer). It is three 3-hour blocks of time, one in Sept, one in Oct, one in Nov and is a one-credit class open to incoming ADN students. Apparently highly recommended to attend if possible!
- Jun 30, '12 by margritamixThanks hereshoping! I bet you're excited to get started in the fall!