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Has anyone applied to Cape Fear's Nursing Program for 2012?

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Congrats!! If anyone wants to get together and start looking over the Fundamentals book over the summer let me know! The first Unit test is given on the 3rd or 4th day of class! There are tests pretty much every week and TONS of reading to do with very little time! Never hurts to get a head start!

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Congratulations to everyone! I got in also! Second year applying and worth the wait. For the people who were not accepted this time, the LPN application period is until May 15th also would be worth it to look into the RIBN program through UNCW/CFCC. I would be in on some group study sessions and advise that anyone has.

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Awesome.. congrats!!! Are you guys doing the day or night program? The first half of the applicants let in for the day program get the morning class, the 2nd half gets the afternoon class for first semester. After 1st semester though, I believe that everyone in the day program is together. At orientation though, they do give students an opportunity to switch sections if the class time will not work for them.

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I think I would rather first half of the day, I put day on my form that I signed when we did point reviews.

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I did the afternoon class last semester. It wasn't really up to me as it supposedly depends on where you are with your point count. But they do give you a chance to switch at orientation. Although last year no one wanted to give up their morning class seat. I didn't really like the afternoon class because it took up most of the day. With the morning class you are out by 12 which frees up the rest of the day. BUT you have lest time to study the day of a test.

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Yay! Congrats everyone who made it in!! The program is VERY tough and will require nearly all of your time. And remember, C = RN degree. Getting an A is extremely tough, i think only 1 or 2 people got an A average last fall. So don't beat yourselves up if your GPA takes a hit :)

And clinicals are fun. I really learn alot from the hands on stuff. I have started an IV, inserted foley catheters, d/c'd IVs, passed all kinds of meds (PO, IV push, IV piggybacks, injections) wound dressing changes, enemas, PEG tube feedings and meds, trach care,..

The bad part is the PAPERWORK!! At first it takes literally 12 or more hours to complete. But you will get a database going with all your meds and it will get faster!

I am excited to see you guys in the halls this fall! I am on here lurking all the time, so if you have any questions let me know.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

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Does anyone know how many alternates there are? I had a 339, but they took 5 points because my A&P 1 will "expire" this Fall :( I did receive the letter for alternates, however, I am so scared that I won't get in!!!!

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They take 20 I believe, and oftentimes they will use all of the alternates. You can probably call or stop by and ask what number alternate you are. I would not worry if I were you.

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I got admitted to the day program and really hope I have the early classes!!! Jaimeandjules, when do we find out about which classes we have and how do we handle registration? Do we just not register until orientation? Also, I'm down for some study sessions this summer! Does anyone know the book we need for first semester? I tried to look online but the bookstore doesn't have Fall info listed yet. K, one more really silly questions - do we wear our scrubs to all classes or just clinicals?

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I was wondering the same thing about books. Can't hurt to get a head start.

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At orientation in the summer, you will complete a registration form. After that, you will not need to do anything as far as registration goes. The Nursing department will handle your registration throughout the program. They will also give you a schedule in calender form that outlines the chapters, tests, lab/return days, and clinical days. You will be told whether you are in Day 1 (morning), Day 2 (afternoon), or night classes at orientation. You will also be told your section number which will determine what times you do your skills checkoffs in the lab. There is a chance for people to switch sections, but most people don't want to give up the morning class. At least that's how it was last year.

You only need scrubs for your clinical days which won't begin until sometime in late September for the 1st semester. The day before clinical you go to the hospital and get the info for the pt you are assigned to for the next day. You can either wear scrubs or professional clothing for picking up those assignments.

You will also get a list of all the books you need at orientation (I think it's about 10-12 books, costs about $1000 altogether!) For the 1st semester, the main book used is Fundamentals of Nursing, Kozier and Erb, 9th edition. We did use some of the other books for 1st semester, but the Fundamentals aspect is the focus of NUR 111, so obviously that was what we used. We also have a dosages and calculations book that we needed the 1st or 2nd week for a math test, but I can't remember the name of it. When I get home, I'll look at my big stack of nursing books and let you know! Haha

Definitely let me know if anyone wants to get together over the summer and start looking at the book together!

Congrats again everyone who got in! YAY :)

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