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Ahhhh, yes! You are awesome Cpt ATP. Thanks for all detail and research. I vote you to be class president. 

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On 2/10/2019 at 8:30 PM, periodicgeek said:

Hi and congratulations!! The program as a whole is very fast-paced (although that shouldn't be a surprise, haha!). We had typically lecture two days a week and clinical two different days of the week. The faculty does what I think is a really good job of cutting out the silly "filler" assignments my first degree was filled with and gives homework that actually helped me learn. The rest of the time was pretty much spent studying. I did not work this year and I am glad I did not. I was able to still have a small bit of a life because I did not work. The biggest piece of advice I can share is it's nursing school, it's only a year, take a deep breath, learn what you can, and enjoy it. 🙂 I think it can be a very enjoyable year if you take it for what it is and decide you're going to get the most out of it you can. Oh, and the twenty-nine other people in your cohort are about to become your best friends. I hope this helped!

Thanks so much! Is there anything I should review in terms of material before the program starts? It's been a hot minute since I took bio and pathology

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Hey I wanted to see if anyone one else that is out-of-state is running into issues with getting fingerprinted. I am from Colorado which only does the live scan fingerprinting. When I called Applicant Clearance Card Team they said that they only accept live scan fingerprinting for in-state residents. They are mailing me the forms and fingerprint card but I do not have anywhere to go to get fingerprinted. 😓

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Never mind I found a place!!

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I also wanted to see if anyone wanted to split a house or apartment together. Just send me a message on here if interested. I am a 26 year old female who is pretty down to earth. 

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On 1/27/2019 at 12:39 PM, ACAZ92 said:

Hi all! I'm currently in this program.. I remember being really nervous this time last year! So I wanted to offer any advice/answer questions if anyone has any :)

Is there anything you would recommend that I review before I start the program? I'm really nervous about not being prepared material wise. Like bio or pathology?

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On 2/14/2019 at 10:54 PM, kierstm said:

Thanks so much! Is there anything I should review in terms of material before the program starts? It's been a hot minute since I took bio and pathology

Honestly, not that I can think of. I feel like it made more sense to me to review material as we went. The med surg/critical care book does a really nice job of reviewing relevant anatomy and physiology of each system before describing the pathology associated with conditions. I personally did not feel like an adequate understanding of pathology was entirely necessary for pharm, but if I did need further clarification I reviewed as we went. As for study materials when you’re in the program, there are some really good flash cards that I found useful for reviewing in the program and I will use to study for the NCLEX. They are the Silvestri NCLEX flashcards. I got the newest edition (3rd I think) since the second edition was made a few years ago. I truthfully feel like beginning to expose yourself to the material and start understanding NCLEX style questions would be more beneficial. I would only do that though if you’re dying for something to do because it’s not truly necessary. If you do get them ahead of time, I would recommend starting on the mental health and fundamentals of care sections since those are courses you take over the summer. Pharm is good to start on too but it might be a bit more overwhelming. I hope you enjoy your break! Let me know if you have any more questions. I’m happy to help. 

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Hey fellow WUE's.

Just about had a mycardial infarction with that last email about tuition. I did follow up in an email and she will be sending out a clarification email.

Basically WUE hasn't ended and we will qualify for it in fall and spring this upcoming year.

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Phew. I was just about to send you a message about that. That's good to hear. I just sent them a scathing email regarding that same topic. 

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Ya haha mine was a little forward. It was just hard to read given that no one from NAU has been able to tell me how much the program will cost or even how many clincal hours we will attain(something that I figure is very important to hirability). 

It's been quite a week lol. Getting a subleaser for my rental, getting vaccines, titers testing, looking into personal health insurance, finger prints, and beginning to looking into Flagstaff rental market. Still holding my breath for enrollment into courses so that I can open communication with the financial aid office.

I'm just trying to tell myself that I need to calm down and breathe since we still have like 2 months lol.

 

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Yeah, don't stress it. There is plenty of time to take care of all this stuff. From the person I know who went through the program, this is fairly emblematic of what you should expect from the program regarding clarity and communication. I think the ability to just go with the flow and work with the program's shortcomings are key to staying sane (it also turns out, also useful skills in healthcare, at least in my experience).

 

I'll keep you and everyone else in the loop as I start knocking some of these tasks out (esp. financial aid) so we can all get through it with relative ease.  

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On 2/19/2019 at 12:51 PM, Cpt ATP said:

Ya haha mine was a little forward. It was just hard to read given that no one from NAU has been able to tell me how much the program will cost or even how many clincal hours we will attain(something that I figure is very important to hirability). 

It's been quite a week lol. Getting a subleaser for my rental, getting vaccines, titers testing, looking into personal health insurance, finger prints, and beginning to looking into Flagstaff rental market. Still holding my breath for enrollment into courses so that I can open communication with the financial aid office.

I'm just trying to tell myself that I need to calm down and breathe since we still have like 2 months lol.

 

Cost-wise, I'm in-state and the whole program cost me a bit under $25,000. Summer semester is the most expensive, it was about $13,000. The other two semesters were closer to $6,000. 

Clinical hours -- you will get plenty. We've had roughly 2 clinical days a week since June. The traditional program gets 1 clinical day a week. So I don't think we get any less clinical hours because of the accelerated pace of this program. I promise you will leave this program plenty hirable 🙂 

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