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Anyone applying to ASN program at Santa Fe CC in Gainesville, FL?

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I can't believe all these people get pregnant and have babies while in nursing school. I just don't understand why. It is very hard for me to comprehend. I also think people don't have an understanding of how truly difficult it is to raise a child. I don't know. I am still 10 years away from kids...

Smart girl!! Yeah you know I don't get it either. This is gonna sound harsh, but children slow you way down. Don't get me wrong I love my son and everything but I would never have a child while in nursing school, that just means you gotta take a year off from school and thats sort of a year wasted when you could've played it safe and finished school and then make a family. It took me a while to even finish my AA because I was working and being a mom so I can say from experience its hard but Im sure even harder when you're in a intense program as nursing is. My cousin told me they didn't have many people fail out the couple that did got pregnant and had to drop out.:eek:

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I know it is terrible. I understand that nothing is full proof when it comes to BC (first hard); however, you have got to be an idiot when you are busting your ass to get a degree and opps one drunken night forget a condom. (No offense if your son is a product of that) I am sure you know what I mean.

I love the boys I watch with all my heart and am so sad to be leaving, but I am not a mom and couldn't imagine having one more thing to juggle. Kids make everything harder, more expensive, and they make everything take longer. They are a catch 22, a blessing and a curse.

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Hey guys! Welcome to the program! My name is Sheena, and I am the president of the Nursing Students Association at SFC. Just wanted to give you my advice about some of the questions you posted. The nursing department changed the dress code as of this fall. You no longer have to buy just Landau scrubs. We can wear any scrubs as long as they are royal blue without any large logos visible. The NSA is sponsoring a scrubs sale the first week of school for you guys. If you choose, you can wait and buy them there. You will have them in time for any required uniform days.

As far as working during the program goes, many do and many don't. It depends on your own personal organizational and time management skills. I have worked 20 hours per week during NPI-NPIII. However, my best friend averages 62 hours per week and keeps her grades up. Another friend doesn't work at all and manages her grades that way. Just depends on you personally.

And just forewarning you... you will be incredibly overwhelmed during Orientation and the 1st week of school. Just chill!! Breathe and get through it! You'll be fine! If you guys are anything like me, I had hundreds of questions before the program started. If it will settle your nerves, email me-- sheena.henry1@gmail.com. I'll try to help as best I can.

Good Luck and See You Soon!!!

Sheena

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Thanks Sheena. I think it's just nervous anticipation for most of us. The course packet says we can buy polo shirts from the NSA as well. Will those be available during the scrub sale? Also, will the scrubs sold by NSA be any different than the ones we can buy at uniform shops? Will the prices be similar? Also, do most students work in hospitals, or in a variety of jobs?

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We'll have polos ready for you this fall. Not sure exactly when yet...

We had to re-design them because the school is no longer Santa Fe Community College. Now, of course, it's Santa Fe College. Causing a bit of a delay.

We are sponsoring the scrubs sale provided by Scrubs by Design, a scrub shop here in Gainesville. The scrubs we are selling have been approved by the nursing department according to the new dress code. We're doing this so you all don't have to run all over town to get your scrubs and equipment. The SFC bookstore will also be there selling name tags (required), patches for your scrubs (required), and other SFC stuff. Now, you don't have to buy everything THEN, but it is required by the 1st day you're required to wear uniforms (name tags have to be made and picked up in the bookstore when ready, so they're lax on that). p.s. you do have to wear your name tag everyday... lectures, lab, clinicals, etc.

We work a variety of jobs. Some of us work in medical offices, hospitals, restaurants, coffee shops... anything and everything. If you don't have a job currently, I would suggest a hospital job for experience. Instructors recommend this too. Once you are done with NPI, you are considered a nurse tech and can work as such at hospitals. I work at NFRMC as a tech PRN-- I make my own schedule and they are really great about working around your school schedule. If you have a busy week, you don't have to work. Basically, I call when I want to work and can go in then. As I said before, how much you work depends on your own management skills.

Good luck!

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We'll have polos ready for you this fall. Not sure exactly when yet...

We had to re-design them because the school is no longer Santa Fe Community College. Now, of course, it's Santa Fe College. Causing a bit of a delay.

We are sponsoring the scrubs sale provided by Scrubs by Design, a scrub shop here in Gainesville. The scrubs we are selling have been approved by the nursing department according to the new dress code. We're doing this so you all don't have to run all over town to get your scrubs and equipment. The SFC bookstore will also be there selling name tags (required), patches for your scrubs (required), and other SFC stuff. Now, you don't have to buy everything THEN, but it is required by the 1st day you're required to wear uniforms (name tags have to be made and picked up in the bookstore when ready, so they're lax on that). p.s. you do have to wear your name tag everyday... lectures, lab, clinicals, etc.

We work a variety of jobs. Some of us work in medical offices, hospitals, restaurants, coffee shops... anything and everything. If you don't have a job currently, I would suggest a hospital job for experience. Instructors recommend this too. Once you are done with NPI, you are considered a nurse tech and can work as such at hospitals. I work at NFRMC as a tech PRN-- I make my own schedule and they are really great about working around your school schedule. If you have a busy week, you don't have to work. Basically, I call when I want to work and can go in then. As I said before, how much you work depends on your own management skills.

Good luck!

Thanks for all the info!! I have a quick question when will we get our schedule? Do we get that in Orientation? I was kinda wondering I work now and I have to work at least 20hrs a week,:crying2: sucks but I know I can do. But I need to let my supervisor know what I can and cannot work, they do our schedules a month in advance which sucks too.

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When is the scrubs sale?

She said the scrub sale is the fist week of school

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It will be during the 1st week of school and at Orientation. We'll be available during your class breaks for you to try on scrubs and order them. The last day to order them will be Wednesday. You'll get more information at Orientation about scrubs and nursing polos and when/where/how you can buy them. But they will be delivered to you before your 1st required uniform day.

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Hey guys! Welcome to the program! My name is Sheena, and I am the president of the Nursing Students Association at SFC. Just wanted to give you my advice about some of the questions you posted. The nursing department changed the dress code as of this fall. You no longer have to buy just Landau scrubs. We can wear any scrubs as long as they are royal blue without any large logos visible. The NSA is sponsoring a scrubs sale the first week of school for you guys. If you choose, you can wait and buy them there. You will have them in time for any required uniform days.

As far as working during the program goes, many do and many don't. It depends on your own personal organizational and time management skills. I have worked 20 hours per week during NPI-NPIII. However, my best friend averages 62 hours per week and keeps her grades up. Another friend doesn't work at all and manages her grades that way. Just depends on you personally.

And just forewarning you... you will be incredibly overwhelmed during Orientation and the 1st week of school. Just chill!! Breathe and get through it! You'll be fine! If you guys are anything like me, I had hundreds of questions before the program started. If it will settle your nerves, email me-- sheena.henry1@gmail.com. I'll try to help as best I can.

Good Luck and See You Soon!!!

Sheena

Hi Sheena,

 

My name is Christine and I live in Ocala. I am currently deciding which college I want to go to for my ADN. All of my pre and co req's are done! Yah!! Just need to take the Critical Thinking test. We have a good program in Ocala, but I wanted to see what you had to say about Santa Fe. The drive for me would be about 45 minutes, but worth it if the college is good enough.

 

How many days a week are you on campus? Also, how did you like the instructors at the school? I would just like a little bit more information before deciding on a school. I have been on the website and feel I am informed as to what is required of me before and during nursing school. However, any advice or tips you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

 

Thanks for your time! All my best to you.

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