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    New Grad Cardiac ICU RN wanting advice from seasoned ICU nurses!

    I’m enrolled at OHSU. Part of me regrets it because they require a bunch of upper division classes that will be an extra few terms. I actually thought about doing Chamberlain but decided not to. I figured OHSU was a bigger name hospital that might help my chances of getting into an advanced practice program. IDK if that’s true or not though.
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    New Grad Cardiac ICU RN wanting advice from seasoned ICU nurses!

    Awesome! Congrats! I don’t know if this helps any but I talked to a few ICU nurses. One of my friends is a new grad in an ICU and she said full time school and full time work as a new grad would be almost impossible because your unit alone requires a lot of study time. She said part time is doable for someone that is a studious and a good student. I also talked to another ICU nurse that recommended I push my BSN back a year since the first year in an ICU unit is rough. I decided to go down to part time for the first term to feel it out and see how it goes. I’m even nervous about doing part time just because I want to succeed on my unit but it seems like you at least have a few weeks before school starts to gauge your unit and see if you thinks it’s doable. We should totally keep in touch! Maybe we can help each other study cardiac material as we learn stuff too?
  3. Hello! I’m a new graduate RN that was just hired into a new grad program in a Cardiac ICU in a level 2 trauma center hospital. Prior to being hired, I was all set to start my online BSN program full time. School starts next week and my new grad position starts a month later. My question to you ICU nurses is if you think I should put off starting my BSN and for how long? Would it be possible to do full time or even part time school or is this a bad idea? I’ve hear them first year in an ICU can be tough. I would appreciate any advice!
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    Moving to Roseburg

    Hey girl, I'm from Arizona as well but I've lived here for 8 years. Unless you have a 4.0 GPA and healthcare experience your chances of getting into a program in Oregon are very slim! It's extremely competitive!! The program I applied to is in a small town and even then, there were 700 applicants. I was about to move back home to AZ because even with a 4.0 I was struggling to be accepted. I had all my prerequisites completed as well. I applied to 4 different programs and only was accepted at UCC. I'm shocked I even got in there. I feel very fortunate. If I was you, I'd stay in Arizona and just get on the waitlist!! Good luck!
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    Moving to Roseburg

    Hey guys! I just got accepted to nursing school at Umpqua CC. I am looking to move to Roseburg from Portland this summer! :)