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Nursing@Simmons- end of term 2, update

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TashaLPN2006RN2012 has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

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Well I get so many private messages I've decided to update on my thoughts of the classes at the end of each term. I started term 1 as a full time student but do to family and financial reasons (I needed to continue working full time for a bit longer), I dropped down to part time in term 2.

Term 1 classes included Advanced Patho, Nursing Research and Health Promotions.

- Passed with a B, A and A respectfully.

Term 2 classes I took Scholarly Inquiry I (SI1), and Advanced Pharm 1

- So far I've got an A in SI1 (which is another research class), and a B in Pharm (this class is uber hard!)

- When you pick your SI1 class take note that you will be in the SAME class, SAME time, SAME day of the week for term 3 for Scholarly Inq. 2. I did not know this at first. It's a continuation of putting together a research study of your own with hopes of being published!

The course load hasn't been too bad. A lot of writing (small papers), a lot of research and reading articles for SI1 for just a 2 credit hour course in my opinion.

Pharm is tough as your whole grade is comprised of the 3 exams given throughout the term (all proctored via webcam with your instructor) but the material is very interesting. It's A LOT of reading!!!

Next week I get to register for term 3 classes...woo hoo...almost 30% done with my program! I'll be taking Advanced Pharm 2, Scholarly Inq 2 and Family Health and Disease.

Not much else to really add to this, I feel like I've gotten the ropes down and am moving right along. On a side note, even though Simmons will place me for clinical I specifically wanted to do a rotation at the VA (Veterans Affairs) hospital. I found out that the school did not have an agreement with the North FL/S. GA VA health system. I made a few phone calls and viola, found the affiliation representative. I just got a confirmation email that the VA here in this region is willing to sign an agreement not only to allow me to do a rotation there but also f for ANY Simmons BSN, MSN/FNP, DNP students that would like to do so! WOO HOO! Will take a few months to get the paperwork done but will be good to go in time for me to start clinicals!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Tasha

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BlueRN95 has 5 years experience and specializes in ER.

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I am still waiting to hear from Georgetown but it might take a while because I am waiting for a degree conferral letter from my RN-BSN program. I graduate with my BSN in December and applied for the January cohort at GU.

I have actually been looking into Simmons as well. I've never heard of the school since I am from California but I have heard good things. Is it true that Simmons can use all of my info from GU?

Good luck on the rest of your program. I'm sure it is going by very fast.

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zmansc is a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency.

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Great to hear it is going so well for you Tasha. Keep up the good work!

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TashaLPN2006RN2012 has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt.

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USCG2RN, yes Simmons can pull all info from GU after you get a decision from GU.

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Hi Tasha,

I am currently enrolled in Simmons part time. I am starting the 2nd session of classes. I am taking Advanced Pharm I, Scholarly Inquiry I, and Health Promotion. Do you have any tips for studying for advanced pharm? I am really nervous about this course being that we only have 3 tests that our entire grade is based off of. Any help would be appreciated!

Thank you!

Amanda

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And I am finishing Simmons' program next month!

I am glad I chose a school that helps with clinical sites-overall this has been a great experience for me. Simmons definitely has a good mix of self paced studying as well as live classroom assignments, papers, tests etc. I am glad that i had live, interactive classes compared to some of the all online, blackboard based programs in my area (who also have B&M schools but all of the MSNs are online).

I have received great feedback from all of my preceptors stating that I am fully prepared for clinical and the real world.

And no! You really cannot work full time and do school full time once you start clinicals :):):)

Thanks for posting the update, Tasha!

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