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    Quote from Carebear77
    I agree with you where just because you don't have a "beaumont" doctor like the commercial says, means you get horrible treatment, so not true.
    To be honest I really don't like beaumont and how some of my family and friends have been treated, where as other hospitals gave amazing care.
    All my doctors are out of St. Joe Oakland, I love the hospital and the doctors.

    Also, not to say anything about where you work,and I don't know what department at Detroit recieving you work in; but my brother in law was in a motor cycle accident and was in the hospital there (for 3 days) and they were HORRIBLE. They never gave a CT scan(he later had to go to another hospital and got one there, and thank god because his brain was bleeding), the nurses were literally screaming at him when he was telling them he was in pain, I could go on and on. Which I'm dissapointed with this because I will be having some of my clinical rotations there and if this is how they treat patients I don't know if I want to learn from them.
    I know I'm sure there are at least 1 bad story from every hospital someone could tell. But I just wanted to ad that.
    Sorry to hijack the thread
    Hey Carebear,

    I work in the ED at DRH......I can tell you that I am a bit surprised that a motorcycle accident pt would not be visiting CT (I am in no way not saying it did not happen) especially if they came in as a trauma. As for nurses yelling - that is horrible. Like you said, there is a bad story for each hospital (maybe more than one). I have seen sub-par nursing care there, and every other hospital I did my clinical rotations in when I was in school. I have had family members have bad experiences at St John, Henry Ford and Beaumont when it comes to nursing no hospital is exempt. It is sad. When you end up rotating through DRH I hope you have a great experience. Not every nurse there treats pts like that......there are some that clearly are suffering from "burnout" and need to move on..........It makes the rest of us look bad.

    Best of luck to you!

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    Quote from alltsonm
    I work at Beaumont Royal Oak. What I learned is that many of the poorest serviced hospitals pay the highest salaries. Serviced means poor technology, patients with lousy insurance so that by the time they show up for help there isn't much that can be done, and the physicians and medical options are often not top notch.

    At Beaumont, my humble opinion, the equipment, medicines, physicians, and available procedures and tests are really excellent (at least in the top 10 for the state - just a guess) but the working atmosphere (salary, benefits, team work, fellowship, room for advancement, opportunity for salary raises, and overall pay) is mediocre.

    Others in different units are welcome to argue. I would like to see if others find this not true.

    And by the way, are salaries outside the hospital setting always worse? I have heard that to work in a large private practice (several MD's and a staff of maybe 10 or 15 ) pay the poorest of all.

    I can tell you for sure that the "poor" hospitals do not pay their RNs more, how would that be possible if their pts are unable to pay for services? I work downtown at Receiving and we treat EVERY pt as though they carry full insurance.....that is our job- treating pts, not ensuring hospitals recover money from insurance co. We often get transfers from your hospital after they "stabilize" the pt - because ROB will not help them to their fullest ability if they are under-insured. I can say proudly that our physicians, procedures and nurses are top notch. Each hospital has its finer points, but please don't ever assume that just because you work for Beaumont and have "joined the most respected team in town" that other hospitals (even in the ghetto) cannot offer stellar care. I have friends that work at both Beaumont's and the only difference in our jobs (other than the pay) is they take care of middle to upper class pts and we see homeless, and everyday pts. Regardless of the physicians and procedures offered at a hospital that is not nearly as important as exceptional nursing care.............

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    Hey rntobe-

    There is no difference...that is just what the DMC calls their Nurse Techs. Having experience should help get in you in for an interview...... What hospital/area are you hoping to go in to?

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    I work at Receiving and LOVE MY JOB! There is something about being down there that you do not get in the 'burbs. I began as a Student Nurse Associate and was offered a Staff Nurse position before I graduated. While I was a SNA I was able to gain a lot more experience than most of my classmates who had Nurse Tech jobs at other hospitals - it is very hands on there. If you are able to look at the patients as people and not judge them for their downfalls (drug addict, homeless, noncompliant with meds and so on) it is a great atmosphere to gain experience and knowledge. That being said, they do pay slightly less than other hospitals.......but they are getting better. If you have good attendance you are given bonuses that add on to your pay.

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    Quote from mishmish
    So I finally changed my address and got it faxed over to enrollment (mind you during that time there were still slots for bio 2400 open)
    and when i went to register all classes were full!
    Im sooooooo mad. Now i have to wait until winter to get the class Or go to Occ and take it!
    Do you guys know if people unregister a lot before classes begin? cos my main issue is Im on financial aid and i cant keep changing schools like that.:trout:

    I know may people who have shown up on the first day of class and asked the professor to add them to their class and they will. There is always someone who decides not to take the class after they get the syllabus or for whatever reason..........I would also check webadvisor daily to see if someone drops from the class. That was how I got in to the A&P class I wanted

    Good Luck!

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    Quote from NBMom1225
    I haven't signed up yet, but I think I am going to join the National Student Nurses Association (, and through them we can get malpractice ins for $29/yr provided by Nurses Service Organization ( It's $70 for a 2-yr membership to NSNA, and then the additional $29/yr for the malpractice ins (the coverage is supposed to be up to $6 million aggregate/$1 million each).

    Joining the NSNA seems to have other perks too: discounts through Barnes & Noble, nursing magazine subscription discounts, ect. I'm hopefully going to have the money together to join by next month, since I start the program in August and it's a two year membership.

    If anyone has any other sources of malpractice insurance, please share, I like to evaluate all my options before making a commitment!

    You can buy malpractice insurance through the NSO without joining the NSNA. The cost is still $29.....That being said, talk to some nurses and see if they have malpractice insurance. I have found that a lot of RNs do not carry insurance. I covered myself for the first year of school, and let it lapse when it was time to renew. You can also get malpractice coverage through your insurance carrier....AAA for sure will cover you, and I believe State Farm does as well.

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    Quote from deftonez188
    Much clearer now. Got some bad intel.....not sure why, already accepted, it's usually before that they PURPOSELY give you the bad intel... lol
    LOL- Heads up-- the bad intel continues through out out the program. Try not to pay much attention to the people who will try to scare is all doable. The hardest part is getting in the program :roll

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    Quote from deftonez188
    Allrighty, got a question for you then.

    What is this 100 point system one of the girls in the program told me about? something that some teachers use, which counts for the entire semester and if your 'points' drop below 80 your out.

    Also what's this I hear about grades being affected by moody teachers (something about a teacher that cries alot in class....)

    Starting to sound a bit strange to me...

    I am not sure exactly what you are talking about in regards to the point system.......some classes are based on 100 points, some on 130, and so on. If a class is based off 100 points (100% if you got all the points) you would have to get at least 78 points (78%) to stay in the program. There have been plenty in the program that have failed an exam (< 78%) and passed a class. I have only seen a instructor cry once and that was because she had just found out that she had a death in the family and then she had to lecture about fetal death. In my experience, there has been no way for a theory instructor to alter a grade because they are "moody". Clinical on the other hand is totally subjective. If a clinical instructor does not care for a student I am sure they could find a way to fail them, but I have not seen it in my experience. There is no point system for is pass/fail. Either you meet the criteria to pass or you don't. If it helps, my class has only lost 2 people of 30 - one in clinical and one in theory. Take the horror stories with a grain of salt. The instructors are there to help you, not torture you :wink2: - and for the most part they are awesome!

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    Try looking at the DMC- they hire new grads and have 8 hr shifts.

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    Hey deftonez~

    Each nursing rotation is 8 weeks long or 2 per semester. If you start in Jan, you will be off from about mid-May through mid-Aug.

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    Last year 1200 applied (rumor has it) and they took 150 with the "accelerated" class. It is tough to get in every year in all nursing schools. A friend of mine had a 3.8 GPA and 90 on the HESI last year and was not accepted, but another who had a 3.6 and 94 on the HESI and was never know! They tend to get high up there calling those on the "alternate list" From what I have been told they have been known to call up to the 180's.

    Best of Luck!

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    If they are mailed out next week, you will get them next week. I usually get my bill from them within 24-48 hrs of registering for classes. If you live in Macomb Co. you will usually get them the day after they are mailed out.

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    We got ours (2005) the last week of March. I asked around at school and they will be mailed out around next week.:wink2:

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    I would try to take Dr. Michaelwicz for micro- he is THE BEST Macomb has to offer! As for your PHED, I suggest the Prevention class so you have your CPR ready for when you start.

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    Quote from linux7
    Thanks for your reply. I look forward to my letter and will definitely let you guys know of the acceptance or rejection.

    One more question for you or anyone that may now. Will they give the 18 month program priority to hight ranking students or to anyone based on first come first serve bases?


    Hey KT~

    I am not sure how they will do it this year. Last year they asked the first 130 people who were accepted first if they wanted to do the 18 month program and then asked the alternates..... Last year they did not "rank" the people who were accepted. They allowed you to request a start time (Aug, Oct, Jan, Mar) and did not go by "ranking" like they had in previous years. I know how excited you must be, I clearly remember the feeling! Keep checking your mailbox!!