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MamaMagic specializes in Medical Device.

After taking a break from my career as a education manager at Intuitive Surgical and Brainlab before that, I'm starting a new path as a nurse! 

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    What was your ABSN program like? Was it hard?

    When I was trying to make this same decision all I heard from people was how awful it would be to do an ABSN program. I think it depends on the program, but honestly mine hasn't been bad at all. It's busy, but I rarely feel overwhelmed. I agonized over the decision to do an ABSN program because I have two small kids at home and people made it sound like I would be missing out on a year of their lives. In the end, I'm so glad I chose to do the ABSN and would encourage anyone who has the opportunity to do it.
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    Challenges of working in the NICU?

    Hello, I'm a nursing student interested in NICU nursing. There are so many things about it that I feel like sound like a dream job, but I'm also trying to think critically about the challenges as well. One thing that has stood out to me is the stress of dealing with fussy babies who may cry for the entire 12 hour shift, like what I've heard many NAS babies do. I know from dealing with my own children how stressful it can be to handle a crying baby for hours on end and mine were relatively easy. Is that a significant issue that NICU nurses face, or is just something you get used to? Are there other components of the job of a NICU nurse that are particularly difficult compared to other areas in nursing? Thanks so much for your input!
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    I’m in for Oakland!
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    That's fair, I apologize for my response. Things sometimes don't have the same nuance as if we were in person and I certainly don't mean to be snarky. There is still a possibility I will go if it doesn't work out with Oakland, but Oakland is a much more convenient location for me.
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    My first response: No way! I was only considering Oakland. Then looking back at my application: 🤦‍♀️ Oh yeah, I guess I did check the box for San Mateo too. Still waiting on Oakland then...
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    I just got an acceptance letter... to the wrong campus! I was apparently accepted for San Mateo but only applied for Oakland. I waiting to for a response right now to make sure I'm still being considered for Oakland 😳
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    Samuel Merritt ABSN Summer 2020

    Hi Rachel, From the Samuel Merritt ABSN summer 2018 thred it sounds like in 2018 decisions started to go out the first week of Feb, and in 2017 it was around Feb. 24th. So it could be soon hopefully?
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    CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    Hi OakRNland, Yes it is my first choice. I thought I had a pretty good chance of getting in, but since I already have a degree from somewhere else I'm not going to be considered a local applicant. Now I think it's a long shot!
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    CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    The admissions department just told me that decisions would be sent out Nov. 1st. Only a couple more weeks!
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    CSUEB - Cal State East Bay Nursing BSN Spring 2020

    Following! I'm a second bachelor's applicant with a 3.8 GPA, 92 TEAS, and volunteer experience. I'm planning on also applying to the Hayward program and Samuel Merritt ABSN. I just emailed to see when in November they plan to send out decisions- I'll let everyone know when I hear back.