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    My grandfather was in the hospital dying of colon cancer.. he was on morphine and not really lucid most of the time. One day my dad and aunt and I were in the room, and all of a sudden he called us all over to his bed and wanted us all to hold hands, including the nurse that happened to be in the room. He had never really expressed his feelings much or been very emotional, but he proceeded to tell us how much he loved us all and how much he appreciated us being there for him, and that it was his time to go now, and he loved us... and it was his time to go.. he closed his eyes, and stopped breathing.. for at least a minute. We all were just looking at eachother in shock. Then all of a sudden he opens his eyes again, sighs, and says "Well, there seems to be a slight scheduling problem."
    We all did this nervous/relieved half-laugh, but we laugh about it today. He died a couple days later.

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    Definitely don't wax your legs! You have to let your leg hairs grow for like 3 weeks (which defeats the purpose, doesn't it??).. it hurts, and AFTER I had mine done, I found out that leg hair grows in cycles.. so even though you just yanked out one cycle, the next one is still growing! My legs were never silky smooth like I hoped they would be.
    Hah.. one time I bought a hair removal "mitt" out of desperation for a better way.. all it was was a sandpaper mitten! It did work on the little spot I tried it on, but the hair was back by the next day anyway.
    SOMEDAY I'll be able to afford laser removal!!!

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    I'm still waiting.. I applied to an accelerated program for Fall... heard in March that I'd been put on their waiting list and now I'm still waiting! I did get a letter the other day saying that they had accepted me to their regular undergrad program, which is good, but means it will take probably a year longer to complete... the accelerated program is 15 months. This means I won't be full time for some of it, and may not be able to get aid some semesters. I really wanted to do it all in one chunk and get it done in 15 months rather than spreading it out so much. And, to make matters worse, almost all the classes I could take in the regular program are already full for summer and fall! I'm glad I got in but just frustrated with the situation.

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    This all sounds like great advice! I'm currently on a waiting list for an accelerated BSN program in southern Maine... should find out any day now!! Hopefully I'll be able to use this advice come September!

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    Why do we have to take statistics for a BSN anyway... does anyone know of a reason???

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    Thanks!
    Yes, I have a degree from USM in media studies, but a hefty science background since I had majored in PT at UNE for two years first. I graduated a couple years ago, and have tried some other professions.. worked at a software company, working in education now.. but something keeps pulling me back to the medical field. I don't really have a back up plan if I don't get in, so we'll see what happens!!!!

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    Hey all!
    I'm new.. I've been reading posts on allnurses.com for a while now (I especially love the "what grosses you out" one... but just finally joined! I applied to USM's accelerated BSN program, and got put on the waiting list, and should hear any day now if I got accepted. What I'm wondering is.. does anyone know anything about this program, or worked with anyone that went through it.. you know, all the juicy details!
    Thanks!!



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