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    I was in the BSN program. And I absolutely loved it. As far as what to expect, everyone's different. I only went to class half the time, studied by the powerpoints & did fine. Some people struggled the whole way through, and some either flunked out or dropped out. It's not a cake walk, but when it gets hard, remind yourself of why you're there. And don't give up when it gets hard either--you have got to WANT it. And the teachers are phenomenal; and don't listen to all the horror stories either--it's just child birth in that when you ask for people's opinions, you're going to get the worst case scenarios. I absolutely loved my time there & I feel as though when I got done, I was as prepared as any other new grad could be.

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    Good luck to all of you who are graduating--I hope you already have jobs lined up!

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    Definitely RN, but in this economy, I honestly don't think it matters. At least a doctor's office or nursing homes wants LPN's (cheaper to hire); they're not interested in RN's, and right now hospitals aren't hiring all that much.

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    I'm a new RN with a BSN--I've put in 2 different apps & haven't heard a thing back.

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    CeCe, thanks--that is very kind of you! What does "COU" stand for?

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    I can only refer to the Bham area....the hotspots around here are Trussville (shopping/restaurants), and Springville is the newer one. They are both pretty close together--Trussville about 10 minutes from Bham; Springville about 20 minutes from Bham. Springville is a quieter community. Someone said Chelsea, and it is nice, but Hwy 280 traffic is nothing short of hell.

    Just depends on what you like--single? family? parties? downtown? etc....

    In Bham, we have Trinity, StV Bham & StV East (closer to Trussville), UAB (huuuuge), Children's....I'm sure there's more, but my brain is completely fried. December 19th, here I come

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    I absolutely CANNOT get the woman from StV East to call me back--does anyone know about StV E's orientation program--I recently heard that they started a program where you can rotate in different departments when you first get hired on.

    Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks.

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    I'm about to start my practicum at StV Bham. Does anyone *currently* work there? If so, how do you like it?

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    I'm interested in the Bham hospitals (namely UAB & StV), if you work there & you had loans, do they pay them? How does this work?

    Thanks!

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    Merrick,

    I'm currently a first-semester student at JSU. By what they tell us, the lowest GPA was 3.4. It's so much fun, but it is ALOT of stuff. We had a starting class (I think) of 57 & about 5 have dropped. I have 2 children, ages 6 & 4 & so if I can do it, I'm sure you can. Good luck in your choosing!!!

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    Pedi-ER-RN:

    I believe when they 1st started that program, there was less than 10. Now, it's up to +100. I'm sure you'll love it; I have the STEP coordinator for lecture. I absolutely love her; she's so nice & caring. Good luck!!

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    HELP!!!! I'VE STARTED READING & I CAN'T STOP!!! Every time I finish reading something, there's just more to read....and MORE....and MORE....

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    I just started the BSN at Jacksonville. I'm just wondering if any of you are there, too? So far, I LOVE IT! (Now....you have to remember this was the 1st week!!!!)

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    nope; but i'm about to start the "traditional" bsn. i'm so excited & so nervous. i'm married & got 2 kids & i'm worried about having time to study!!

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    Jacksonville's letter arrived on June 15th (Saturday)--I got a YES!


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