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    This is in response to "selfsupporting"'s message from today. I knew of people who commuted from Delaware, Atlantic City, Reading, Pottstown, etc. I believe you can catch the R3 train from Delaware and get off at Suburban Station, or if you want to drive, there is $5/day parking at 12th and Callowhill. The parking lot across the street from Drexel is $12/day. Me personally, I'm partial to taking the train. I don't have to deal with traffic, plus it gave me time to get some studying out of the way, especially if you have to kill an hour by commuting back to DE.

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    Hello.

    So I'm torn b/w choosing AF nursing or Army Nursing. I heard AF nursing gives you a lot more freedom. I would like to hear opinions from AF nurses, especially anyone that's ever worked at Andrews or Elmendorf. I'm guessing Elmendorf, you don't see a lot of trauma??

    Thanks.

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    I am a 26 year old woman, single, blah, blah, blah. What is life like at Elmendorf? And Anchorage? Are there nice places there? I heard alcoholism is a huge problem up there. True??

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    I just met with an Army Recruiter and they are now paying back up to $110,000 for three years. Sounds fishy to me. I'm sure they are tacking on a couple more years somewhere in there and just not saying anything. Also met with the AF recruiter. They give $30,000 for 4 years plus a $25,000 sign on bonus if you commit 6 years. They will also pay for your master's in anything you want whereas the army only pays for your MSN.

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    Lunise...what section are you in? We're obviously in the same quarter since you said you graduate in 9 days.


    Well, in response to the original question, you are going to find people who recommend the program and those who don't, you will find people who are confident, and those who aren't. Me personally, I wouldn't recommend this program. It's too fast and I don't feel I learned enough to start taking care of patients. Midterm weeks and finals weeks are very, very stressful. I believe it's second quarter where you have 8 exams in one week, which is absolutely ridiculous. Yeah, you will have free time, but I don't think it's a hell of a lot. I mean, while everyone is off down the shore this weekend or out partying and BBQing, I'll be sitting in my apartment with a book in my face preparing for finals. Not fun. I just personally feel Drexel asks for almost too much.

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    I will be graduating from the ACE program in about three weeks. This program was a huge pain in my ass, and i hate it. it should not be 11 months b/c the students definitely need more clinical time. Drexel is obviously not too concerned about their student's health. God, I hate this program.

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    Hello all!

    I will be graduating from nursing school in one month. I'm interested in joining the Army as an Officer and I want to hear opinions from current Army Nurses.

    What is the pay like?
    Do they really give you money to pay back loans?
    Do you get to choose what hospital you want to work at?
    What are the better military hospital in the country?
    Can I work internationally my first year?

    Any information would be great. I know talking to a recruiter will simply tell me things that I wanna hear.....but I wanna hear the truth.

    Thanks.

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    Hello everyone!

    I currently live in Philadelphia, PA. I'll be graduating in September, and I just wanted some info on hospitals in AK. I understand AK is more of a remote place than the lower 48. My area of interest is pediatrics. Are there any good hospitals for peds up there?????????????

    Thanks.

    Meg

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    I'm currently in the ACE program, and I want to shoot myself. I'm in the last quarter and everyone is just so ****** anymore and there's no fight left in us. It's a struggle to go to school everyday b/c I'm so burned out. I really wish I had went with another accelerated program. Yes it's possible to graduate and survive, obviously, but Drexel is so set on being "the fastest accelerated program in the country", that it seems they're not taking into account students health. If you wanna keep your sanity, try a different program like Villanova or even Penn.

    Boy am I a party pooper Sorry. Just venting.

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    Quote from Ling07
    Why do you say that? Your opinion is greatly appreciated.
    Because I'm burned out from the program. People just seem to be depressed. You hear about people crying all of the time. Plus the added stress of not working for a year doesn't help either. The program just seems to be slightly disorganized. And some of the requirements during the year are a little ridiculous. But I'm sure the other accelerated programs are the same as well.

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    Quote from Ling07
    Really? What sucks about it.
    It's very, very stressful and disorganized. I'm sure it's like that with other accelerated programs though.

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    Quote from fiestygirl
    it is 24 somthing. did you have clinical there?are you dead-set on peds?
    I didn't have clinical there. I had it at Shriner's. I want to go into Peds b/c adult really just doesn't interest me. Too many whiners

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    I know the starting pay varies from unit to unit, but what typically is the starting pay in med-surge at CHOP?

    Has anyone worked at CHOP? If so, what is your opinion on the hospital. Any unit that's better than the other?

    Thanks.

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    I'm also in the ACE program. Failing score is a 76. I don't think they would dare raise it to an 80 since a lot of the averages in classes are 82%. That's cutting it really close.

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    Temple doesn't advertise their accelerated program since they accept so few people. But it sounds like a great program. I asked the professors at Temple why they don't advertise, and their response was, "We want to see how well we do without the advertising." I'm in the ACE program now, and I"m sure I would have enjoyed Temple's program more. ACE sucks!


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