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    First of many questions:

    How much time is there before the end of COT and the beginning of your new nursing job? I should be heading to COT on June 29. If COT runs for four weeks, and ends on (for example) a Friday, do I start work at Wilford Hall three days later, on that Monday? I am just wondering if I have to set up my housing/apartment whatever *before* COT starts, or if I will have a few days to do that after COT.

    Second question:

    Is there a ribbon that is automatically granted once COT has been successfully completed, such as the Air Force Training Ribbon? I think the only other two you can earn at COT are Small Arms Expert Marksmanship and USAF Basic Military Training Honor Graduate, correct?

    Third question:

    Is there any source for getting study materials ahead of time, or are they not available before COT. If not, any suggestions for study?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    M Metzler, RN, BSN....soon to be 2nd Lt.

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    Hey all,

    First of all, I took the NCLEX about three weeks ago and passed with 75.

    As I was waiting for my results, I was desperately searching for statistics on the amount of questions vs passing, etc. Anyway, somewhere along the line I found an OFFICIAL source (Pearson, ANA...something like that) that said words to the effect of:

    "It is a MYTH that one person out of every group get all 265 questions. We wish we could dispel that myth, but it keeps cropping up time and again".

    So now that I want to email it to my instructors, I can't find it. Does anyone know of the source?



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    Hello again all,

    First of all, thank you for all the responses to my post "I'll bge a new student in Jan '05". This board is very supportive.

    In my searching to find some pre-college "summer reading", I found a cd on ebay: . Is this something that would just contain old information and I would waste my time (or worse) by studying it? I'm of course not familiar with the titles or information it contains.

    Any help would be appreciated, as always. You may email me directly at foqus(at)


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    Hello all,

    I've just applied to college to start on my AS. January 2005 is a long way off, and I have quite a bit of time on my hands right now.

    Can anyone recommend any good books or textbooks that I could pick up for "summer reading"? I'd love to get a head start on Nursing with some learning materials that are respected and not "out of date".

    Any help is appreciated. Thank you so much!