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for us we took both pediatric and obstetric in quarter 3 of 7. i heard they were considering revising the order of the rotations and classes, but i doubt they've changed peds yet, if they will at all.

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Hi everyone!! I haven't posted in a while, I have just been reading and getting as much info as possible. As of today, I have a meeting with jeff on thursday morning to take a tour and get everything all figured out, I am also going for my ADN so if there is anyone doing this currently or starting in october, any info would be great!...like...what I should wear, specific questions to ask?? Thanks!! And good luck to everyone!

p.s. how are the actual classes..tough? lots of hw? Not that im not ready for it, im just a little nervous!

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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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does the U of CO hospital hire DSoN grads? On DSoN's website it doesn't list them in the "where our graduates work" section.

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cu's hospital does not hire dsn grads at present. cu says it is because dsn is not currently accredited (even though every other hospital in denver, including the level one trauma centers, hire our grads), but we have been told that it is a political issue, since some of the dsn administration were former administration members at cu who left when dsn opened.

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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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cu's hospital does not hire dsn grads at present. cu says it is because dsn is not currently accredited (even though every other hospital in denver, including the level one trauma centers, hire our grads), but we have been told that it is a political issue, since some of the dsn administration were former administration members at cu who left when dsn opened.

I kinda figured it was something to do with politics. I was told by a CU employee to look into the accrediation issue b/c she wasn't sure if they hired DSN grads. I guess they will just have to miss out on some good nurses then. :down:

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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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btw, have you had luck with Denver Health regarding new grad jobs? Are they considered the premiere trauma center in Denver? Thanks so much for answering all my questions!

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robynv has 2 years experience and specializes in OB/GYN.

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has anyone gone here?

they say no wait list but only accept 25 at a time and no pre reqs.

how hard is it to get in? anyone know?

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I recently talked to CTU myself. I have come to the conclusion personally, the school is NOT for me. They have NEVER had a graduating class of nurses that they have trained themselves ---so no NCLEX pass rates to look at. The school costs roughly $35,000...but they DO have financial aid (I personally dont qualify for it) so for me to pay that amount for a school in pueblo, that has never cycled nurses through yet to pass NLCLEX, was too big of a risk..hope this helps!!

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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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Yes, I have ANOTHER question. :D

What have students done as far as health insurance goes?

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bfrdncr41,

i am not too sure what most of the students have done about health insurance, maybe someone else will answer this as i have a special situation regarding my insurance.

however, i saw your question about denver health and i wanted to tell you that our students have had some luck with that hospital, as well as the other level i trauma centers. there is a student in our class who was selected for a paid internship in denver health's obervation icu which should probably lead to employment after graduation. as well, there is someone in our class who has gotten something similar at swedish medical center's icu, which is one of the other two level one trauma centers in the state. both of these people are undergraduates and they are already being offered possible or likely employment at these places after graduation.

i don't know if denver health is considered the "premier" trauma center or not. i can tell that any time something newsworthy happens that involves trauma, they are usually taken either to denver health or st anthony's central (the 3rd level one center). as i said swedish is the third as far as i understand it.

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meaghan240 specializes in PICU.

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I think you can pull out insurance through blue cross or some other private insurance agency ??? I personally am under my husbands work insurance, but when there was a gap in his insurance 6 years ago I pulled out a private insurance plan for my son and I and it was only $80 a month..

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albpreemieRN specializes in NICU.

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bfrdncr41,

i am not too sure what most of the students have done about health insurance, maybe someone else will answer this as i have a special situation regarding my insurance.

however, i saw your question about denver health and i wanted to tell you that our students have had some luck with that hospital, as well as the other level i trauma centers. there is a student in our class who was selected for a paid internship in denver health's obervation icu which should probably lead to employment after graduation. as well, there is someone in our class who has gotten something similar at swedish medical center's icu, which is one of the other two level one trauma centers in the state. both of these people are undergraduates and they are already being offered possible or likely employment at these places after graduation.

i don't know if denver health is considered the "premier" trauma center or not. i can tell that any time something newsworthy happens that involves trauma, they are usually taken either to denver health or st anthony's central (the 3rd level one center). as i said swedish is the third as far as i understand it.

Great to know! I think I speak for everyone when I say I will be more at ease once the school attains its accreditation. People have actually tried to talk me out of going there b/c of that issue, but I feel the school's reputation speaks for itself. Thanks so much for all your valuable info! :up:

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