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    I would personally wear scrubs to the orientation. Just in case. Plus I would wear scrubs any day, there comfortable.. Did you see how long were suppose to be there for ? Nearly the whole darn day...

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    I try not to stress, but it's always in the back of my mind. I try to tell myself that I've made it this far, so it has to account for something and that I'm on the right track. So I just need to hang in there. I'm so jealous that you are finish! Congrats! Are you preparing yourself for the NCLEX? If you don't mind me asking so that way I can get an idea how to prepare myself- how long are you planning on taking time to study for the NCLEX? I've been researching ways other people are studying for the NCLEX and some say that you don't really study for the NCLEX like a flashcard test. Some just buy alot of NCLEX books, and study the questions over and over again. What are your plans?

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    Thanks RADIATIONRN2BE... very informative! You just put my stress bar down a bit!

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    So we are getting close to starting the program! I'm excited and lazy at the same time. This whole month off of no school was Greaaattt..... I don't want to relearn dosage...ugh. Speaking of this, is the dosage calculations test in the beginning of the program hard? This isn't for ACC but some other nursing program, this girl had to take a dosage test every level, can only pass by a 90 so she can only miss 2, and each level it gets harder. Does ACC do this?

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    Hey kind of late on answering your question, but yeah you pre register just so that you can pay for it, really. You should be able to type in your address so they can find the closest office for you. Once paid, they will send you an e-mail (the one you need to bring to the site is a SEPERATE e-mail- so look out for 2 of them). Print it out, take the drug test and then your done. If you need a copy for your records of your results, then you need to e-mail them. Go to precheck and there e-mail would be there. I didn't need my results, but then I kept getting e-mails from the nursing recruiter that only 25% of students are doing this right (they repaid for the background), and so I started to get nervous and requested for one, just in case.

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    Thanks jennieanne. I finally got the DVD but I haven't even watched any of the video. Lol. For the most part I remember a lot from my Cna class I just need to tweek it a little. I got my acceptance letter n I also got my hybrid class thank God! I know there was someone who answered this question but I need a little more info.Does any one know exactly how many days a week do u have to take off work for lab/ Clinicals for hybrid? My work is ONLY days which ends at 330pm. After that it is the call team, also on the weekends only call team works. I read somewhere that someone was able to work 3 days a week while in hybrid but I don't know if that person was able to work at night. IM nervous b/C I don't know if I'll have time to work n I can't survive on Jus taking call. So anyone in hybrid can answer this?

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    hey yejun0816, I sent you a private message.

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    You have the 7 edition by Taylor correct?

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    I have the fundamental of nursing textbook that has a DVD in the book. But she is saying that along with this DVD, there is another set. She list is as "skills" cd, so im guessing thats it. do you have it? Can you send me a pic of the cover ?

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    SO I need a little help!

    I am taking the RNSG skills 1 class in about 5 days. I went ahead and bought the Fundamentals of nursing by taylor 7 edition with DVD on Ebay (cheaper) and the skills guide. Well, this whole time I thought I got everything. My professor sent an e-mail to everyone in the class and says that there is also a set of clinical skills DVD's that NOT within the book that was required. I've been trying to find this set online so I could purchase it separately, but i cannot find anywhere. So i went ahead and went to the ACC bookstore and bought the stupid package deal ( 206.00!) I thought maybe if I just can see what it looks like I can find it online and then just return it. WRONG!, the whole package comes in a brown box and you can't see inside unless you open it, which if you open it then you can't RETURN it. So, I was like okay I'll just return the other stuff, well I got it off of Ebay and there's no returns!

    So, does anyone know what this set of DVD looks like, or how I can get it? Or does anyone want to buy it from me..??

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    I didn't get on ... I had a feeling I wouldn't but IM going to take rnsg nursing skill 1 in a week so that would go towards my points plus the 5 replying. I was rank 165. Congrats on who got accepted!! Keep us posted on the info of the program. Love to hear from u! Anyone doing clinicals at St. Davids north Austin stop by in endo and say hi!!

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    That's good to hear! I was nervous to read that stuff on the forums before I got the job, because it's been so long waiting to get into nursing school and then not being able to find a job, would b devastating.

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    Hey Sungal, I do also agree with what radiationrn2be says about getting a job in healthcare. But i would also like to share what i have researched( true or not, i cant prove it). I have read on forums about people graduating and not being able to find jobs. Since the economy is the way it is, everyon moving to austin( hence the traffic). Today, its more the EMPLOYERS market, so many people that they can choose from looking for jobs, that now experience is a must. I even read Some hospitals arent even looking for an ADN, only BSN. Then again, i hear that people are getting jobs even before they graduate. So who knows? My two cents, is that instead of hoping for option 2 to be right, i would suggest getting a healthcare job. I would suggest getting a job as a CNA in a hospital for your RN degree. You would do most of the leg work, but this is as close to a nurse that u can get without a degree.I got a job at st. Davids, and love what i do. My supervisor hired me with no healthcare experince at all, and i have learned so much since ive been there. You will start to learn how healthcare professions talk, nurses will teach you how to do stuff( they showed me what to look for when starting an IV- Can't actually do it of course, but its really good to watch), you will know what to do in emergency situations ( crash cart, codes to call), You will understand it better. if your around healthcare 40/week your bound to learn something. My supervisor says shes willing to do whatever to get me through school, there benefits and grants, and a lot of stuff really good for you. If you read my earlier post i wrote what i did and what im doing now at st. Davids. I hope that helped and i wish u the best of luck!

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    Thank you so much. Real informative. Had to read it a couple times to actually understand the busyness of your schedule! It sounds like your schedule flip flops week to week. I just hope my employer will understand. thanks again and if i have more questions I will def. Post it!

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    Hey radiationrn2be,I was thinking about taking the hybrid nursing program. I want to know how it was doing nursing online since nursing is hard? I want to do hybrid because I need to work. I can't live off of just taking call at my work. I took a class online once, made an a and it seemed easier. Can't remember what class though, so maybe it was the subject. How is your schedule like? What did you have to do to be in hybrid?


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