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Any Saint Xavier Alum out there?

Hey, folks. Just wondering if there are any other SXU alum out there. wave.gif.f76ccbc7287c56e63c3d7e6d800ab6c

If so, what year? Drop a line!

Ok, I know you are out there, somewhere....I am sure of at least one other alum. :p

oldnurse newnurse

Has 12 years experience. Specializes in Gerontology.

I'm almost an alumni, I graduate 12/18/05 then I will definitely be able to join you. I'll be completing the LPN-BSN.

oldnurse newnurse said:
I'm almost an alumni, I graduate 12/18/05 then I will definitely be able to join you. I'll be completing the LPN-BSN.

Hi! I graduated 12/13/03. I am also an LPN to BSN. We probably met somewhere :chuckle !

Nice to know I am not alone here. 🙂

oldnurse newnurse

Has 12 years experience. Specializes in Gerontology.

I guess we are the only ones out here, Hunh? :confused:

I don't think so.....I know there is at least one more out there.....somewhere. :p

Gennaver, MSN

Has 13 years experience. Specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

suebird3 said:
Hey, folks. Just wondering if there are any other SXU alum out there. wave.gif.f76ccbc7287c56e63c3d7e6d800ab6c

If so, what year? Drop a line! :balloons:

Suebird

Hi Suebird,

My graduation date was 05/2005 but not in nursing. My major was Sociology with a psychology minor and an Associates of Science in biology.

I completed all the pre requisites for the Master's entry to nursing program which began this September at DePaul university.

I love it!

Originally I was a transfer to SXU and wanted to go into their nursing program. Then I realized I could graduate so much sooner if I changed my degree to Sociology and that I could also squeeze in a minor in psychology too and also fulfill the requirements for the master's entry to nursing program and start this fall.

I am glad that I did that because it turns out that Sociology is really something that I am interested in, (and it also relates to nursing too).

Nice to read you,

Gennaver

Gen....we may have met in the halls somewhere. I wish you luck!

Though a BSN, I work LTC.....I would miss the hands on care, etc. I still get paperwork, though.

Til later,

Suebird

Gennaver, MSN

Has 13 years experience. Specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

suebird3 said:
Gen....we may have met in the halls somewhere. I wish you luck!

Though a BSN, I work LTC.....I would miss the hands on care, etc. I still get paperwork, though.

Til later,

Suebird

Hi Suebird,

I attened from Spring of 2004 until Spring of 2005. The Student Support Program had my picture on a flyer tacked onto their board in the hallway just past the learning center downstairs, (if you went downstairs from the library stairwell and then headed to the cafeteria, you may have caught it). It was on the red paper.

We may have met then, cool!

Are you still local? I moved to Lincoln Park from Oak Forest to attend DePaul. So far I really like it, but it is intense. We are supposed to do our clinicals at Illinois Masonic, St. Joseph's and Children's hospitals. All of these are within a 1/4 mile to a mile from where I am at so, that is great too.

Gennaver/(Jennifer)

Gennaver, MSN

Has 13 years experience. Specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

suebird3 said:
Gen....we may have met in the halls somewhere. I wish you luck!

Though a BSN, I work LTC.....I would miss the hands on care, etc. I still get paperwork, though.

Til later,

Suebird

Hi,

I agree, I too would miss hands on care, (have worked in care since 1986, then next as a cna and pct/pca since 1989 and so on). I plan on working as a clinician, (could not myself in administration unless it was in policy promotion-advocacy).

I hope to pursue the FNP and see where things go from there.

Take care,

Gen

Hey, all. I still work LTC, though I have that BSN.

I have thought of checking out a few more classes I couldn't take during my time at SXU.....just for the "S & G" of it, and additional knowledge. :chuckle

Hello Everyone, Is Sxu's Nursing Program Easy To Enter?

hi, ms. vanessa! nice to meet ya! i went in through the lpn to rn bridge.....i didn't think it was too hard to get in....

if you are an lpn, see carol yukich. not sure who you would see otherwise. keep in touch, ok? :)

suebird :p

prinsessa

Specializes in LTC/Skilled Care/Rehab.

suebird3 said:
Hey, folks. Just wondering if there are any other SXU alum out there. wave.gif.f76ccbc7287c56e63c3d7e6d800ab6c

If so, what year? Drop a line!

Suebird

I am still pre-nursing, but I am looking for colleges to apply to. I really want to go to UIC, but I will apply to others in case I don't get in. How did you like Saint Xavier? It isn't too far from my house, so I wouldn't have problems getting there. Thanks 🙂

Gennaver, MSN

Has 13 years experience. Specializes in Ortho, Med surg and L&D.

prinsessa said:
I am still pre-nursing, but I am looking for colleges to apply to. I really want to go to UIC, but I will apply to others in case I don't get in. How did you like Saint Xavier? It isn't too far from my house, so I wouldn't have problems getting there. Thanks 🙂

Hi Prinsessa,

From what I hear you may have an easier and quicker time to get into SXU than UIC but, why not apply to both. UIC is a lot less expensive, being a state university.

Although, from working in health care I know that SXU nurses have a very good reputation, (not that UIC's don't but, SXU is really a good reputation).

In the time I took me to complete all my SXU pre-reqs for nursing I had enough credit hours for a degree, (as someone who transferred with an associates in Biolgoy). So, I ended up graduating and am currently enrolled in DePaul university's Master's Entry to Nursing program. I love it. A former coworker of mine is at SXU and I have heard good things about their program.

ALL nursing programs are hard, regardless, I think, of which school you go to. Support for the students may be what makes the program. Good luck!

Gen

prinsessa said:
I am still pre-nursing, but I am looking for colleges to apply to. I really want to go to uic, but I will apply to others in case I don't get in. how did you like saint xavier? it isn't too far from my house, so I wouldn't have problems getting there. thanks 🙂

I got in pretty easily. yeah......it is a bit expensive; but remember it is a private school. keep me posted!

Suebird, what was your cum. gpa when you got in at Saint Xavier? were there many applicants?

Ms.vanessa....I had gone to jjc years ago. forgot that GPA. I did go to Waubonsee Comm. College, took some of the addictions counseling classes. I am phi beta kappa from there.....3.75. (it did get me a scholarship.)

As for st. xav's? I don't think it was too hard to get in, so I think you will have an easy time. If there are any problems, they will work with you. in fact, I just was out there this past week, seeing who I could hassle. Ah, the joys of being a student there.....large enough to get exercise, small enough to remember alums.

To oldnurse newnurse.....Only a few more days to pinning......congratulations! This is the thing we nurses have waited for....other than passing boards!

How did you like the LPN to BSN program at St. Xavier University? I am thinking about it.

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