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FGCU starting January 2014

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Conrad283 works as a RN at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

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Who else from the forum was accepted?

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I was and I'll be there in the spring. How far are you along with finding a place to stay? Will you live with your in-laws? I'm thinking about having a roommate to lower cost but only if they're also a grad student, perferably in our program. But then again you can't put a price on the peace of mind you'll have living alone.

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Conrad283 works as a RN at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

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We have found a place to live roughly 20 minutes south of the school in Naples. My in-laws live less than 5 minutes from where we will be. Basically in a few mile radius there will be: my in-laws, a good elementary school (my 5 year old starts kindergarten this August), a hospital (my wife is a nurse as well), and the entrance to the highway.

We moving down there in the next two weeks to work on establishing residency to soften the blow of the tuition starting in about 13 months.

What about you? Are you planning on living right by the school? What's you name btw?

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I'm trying to find a decent place that's within my budget (800/month or less?). Location isn't too much of a factor for me. I would be open to having a roommate but only if they're a grad student as well. I'm currently in Jacksonville, FL, right now and most likely won't move to Ft. Myers until December.

And I'm Vincent

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Conrad283 works as a RN at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

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Cool, looks like you've got it all figured out. Are you going to attempt to work during school?

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Cool, looks like you've got it all figured out. Are you going to attempt to work during school?

I'd love to do a shift a week. I'm thinking about taking a travel assignment in the area around October and then going PRN after that during school. I don't know if that's realistic. We have 18 credit hours/8 classes the first semester (unless you took some grad coursework previously). That sounds like a big workload and I don't want to risk doing poorly in school.

Have you talked to anybody about working during school? Or about how bad the first semester is? If other people have done it, then I'll give it a shot. I just want to have more info on how things are in the beginning before I committ to working.

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Conrad283 works as a RN at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

6,837 Visitors; 338 Posts

I'd love to do a shift a week. I'm thinking about taking a travel assignment in the area around October and then going PRN after that during school. I don't know if that's realistic. We have 18 credit hours/8 classes the first semester (unless you took some grad coursework previously). That sounds like a big workload and I don't want to risk doing poorly in school.

Have you talked to anybody about working during school? Or about how bad the first semester is? If other people have done it, then I'll give it a shot. I just want to have more info on how things are in the beginning before I committ to working.

When I met with Dr. Miller last November, I told her my interest in working a little bit to keep my skills up, and she replied that we start learning new skills right away and advised against working. I know there are some programs that prohibit you from working. I also know of someone (through someone else) that worked every weekend during their program (you gotta do, what you gotta do).

We've got 18 credits the first semester which is no easy task and these are not easy classes. But I have no spoken to anyone directly about how difficult the first semester is.

It sounds like you're a single guy which would make it easier to work and then study than someone with kids (myself). My advice would be only if you absolutely have to work, work. If you can get by without working, then don't work.

I would like a bit more information regarding numerous things. Mainly books. I want to get my books already so I can start reading. I got the book that Dr. Miller recommended (nurse anesthesia secrets) , but it's not a narrative, just mainly short "tips"

edit: sorry I didn't know that my inbox was full

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Conrad283 works as a RN at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

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Anyone else, or just Vincent and myself? :whistling:

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I used to work in JAX Vincent. Did you work at Shand's?

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No I didn't. Will you attend FGCU in January nursed40?

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I will also be attending FGCU in January. Currently trying to figure out my living situation as my life is a bit more complicated.

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Conrad283 works as a RN at Littleton Adventist Hospital.

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Everyone's life is complicated, where are you looking to live? Are you moving from out of state?

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