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    Hmmm
    Im guessing the best thing to do is contact the organization you are planing to volunteer with directly and get information on wether they supply non-powdered gloves or if there is any way of getting your own when you get on the field. There might be a local pharmacy that can supply you with gloves once you are there.

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    Hello,
    I would say most associate programs require that the pre-reqs be done first. I just finish my ADN from Passaic county college and they require most pre-reqs be done before you apply. So do sussex and bergen community colleges. Hospital based programs my have a different method.

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    Thank you! what a relief!!!

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    I passed!! One hour 10 minutes and 75 questions!! Now to get a job.......
    :wink2:

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    Hey,
    We were told the same thing during our first semester and our second and third and fourth. I worked full time through the program on an 11-7 shift 40hrs a week, and my grades were pretty good! Don't let anyone tell you it can't be done!

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    Hello,
    I just graduated pccc, class of jan/2009!!
    It was a very tough, challenging and at times frustrating progam. But I can't say I regret a minute of my time there now that im done!! while I was still in the middle of it is another story. I have worked for st. joseph hospital med center for fours years now as a nursing assistant and did it full time/ 40 hrs a week from the begining to the end of the program and maintained a decent B average througout, so don't let having a job hold you back or discourage you. While working in the hospital I have encountered students (doing there clinicals) and new grands who have been hired on my floor from countless of different programs, both RNs and LPNs, and trust me almost all have some kind of complain about the school they have or are attending.

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    Jezzzz,
    If thats what they sent to people with expirience, I can only imagine what they will tell me, a new grad!!!!!!!!!

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    Hello,
    Can anyone tell me what is the starting salary for home health nurses and hospice nurses in NJ? Any good companies that can be recommended would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    No,
    Im actually a new graduate nurse from new jersey. Having a hard time fiding for a job!!!!!!!!

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    Hello,
    anyone know the current starting rate at kingston hospital, upstate ny?

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    i just found out today from one of the new graduates currently orienting, that she will orient for 3 months.

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    hello, i work in saint joseph hospital as a nursing assistant in the med-surg unit(night shift). i am half way through an associate degree. im not sure how long they give orientation to new nurses but i know the ration for pt to nurse is usually 1:5. unless they are short for some reason, however we have a lot of newly hired nurses at the moment and the unit has not been short for a while. the hospital is good overall, its known to have a low turnover rate and most nurses who come stay. the staff in my unit is known for being great to the new nurses and the ones who have been hired all say they are learning a lot and tell me i should do med-surg post grad. I have never worked the ER but i now its a busy busy busy place. I would also like to work there after i graduate, but was told by one of the new nurses who had just transfered out of the er in valley hosp that its not a good place for new RNs. she found it way to hectic, however everyone if different!! also,saint joe just raised the starting rate for new RNs, i can find out how many weeks they orient for tomorrow.

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    It varies with the person and the program. i have not found working full-time and going to school to be impossible, and i just finished my second semmester (one of the hardest in our school) with a decent grade. I know some people who failed fundamentals last semmester and had no jobs and no kids!!! One of the women with the highest grade in our class has two kids!!!
    From what i have seen i have come to belive that having kids in nursing school must be harder than any full-time job(kids are more than a full time responsability after all and you can't call out or give your self a day off) but many of my classmates are doing it.
    So, to all the mons out there who are going to school, you have my admiration and respect.

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    1. flash cards for the basic must remenber information
    2.read and re-read (don't just read to memorize, make sure you understand the info)
    3.after i think i know it, i meet up with my study buddy so we can test each other on the material.
    4.make sure you save your notes from all semmesters, it helps to review them during summer brakes.

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    i'm also in passaic county college nursing program. when i took the NET i found the hard part to be time, because althou the exam is mostly basic math and reading, the paragrahs are long for the time given. i heard from some of the students who have taken it recently that its actually easy compare to the one before.



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