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Cactuslover

Cactuslover

Aspiring Pima CC ADN/CEP Program

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  1. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    Thank you. I’m so excited to meet you ladies at orientation. We should all maybe try to get there a couple of minutes early and meet up?
  2. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    When you guys got your confirmation email did it just say “received”? If you download “office lens” (free) it’s just as good as a scanner. I use it 24/7.
  3. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    Thank you so much!! I want to be an NP too. I just realized if I wait and do the RN-BSN my financial aid will cover almost all of the two programs. It sucks we can’t get financial aid from two schools at once this way I won’t be in debt for like 42k after all of the interest. The loan I needed for 17k at a 9% interest rate and would be that much after 15 years. Also** I have a bf who is in grad school. We will be living off of his small stipend. So I don’t have like a husband and I don’t plan on working in the program. I’m sad but this is what works for me
  4. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    Thank you very much for your advice. I was asking some local nurses I know through work about what I should do. They said to just do the ADN first if that’s all I can afford. The hospitals here don’t require you to get your BSN in any time frame. I also heard that new RNs regardless of BSN all start at around 26/hr. I got my confirmation email two days ago just FYI and I emailed them Monday night.
  5. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    In the Tucson area UMC and TMC both hire ADN’s. They prefer a bachelors for the areas I want to specialize like the ICU. I’m going to try my hardest to get a loan but the program is a lot of money I’m so happy that you guys got in and you can afford to pay for it
  6. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    I’ve been doing a lot of research on this before I decide. I really appreciate you taking the time to email me and I agree with you entirely! They’ve been trying to push for the bachelors in 10 years thing and NY is the only state that passed it, and it took 14 years! I highly doubt anyone will dare to propose such legislation within a couple of years of this pandemic. I just don’t have the means to pay for both and unfortunately I can’t just hope for scholarships and loans. TMC and UMC both hire nurses with associates degrees.
  7. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    I’m starting to rethink my decision to accept the CEP program because of how much it’ll cost me. Any thoughts?
  8. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    If anyone has applied for federal student loans and or private student loans I would love to know the process. I think that after the federal grants and loans I’ll still need like a 15k private loan.
  9. Cactuslover

    School Pretty Much Canceled Clinical

    WOW! looks like you are also a hypocrite. “Help manage the provider workload”. So it’s okay for medical student rotations to continue, but not for nursing students
  10. Cactuslover

    SURVEY: Nurses, Are You Prepared for an Encounter with COVID-19?

    So students in their final semester of clinicals are of no help to a hospital? That’s the most disgusting thing I’ve heard all week. After year one of a nursing associates degree, students are eligible to sit for their LPN license and many do. I pity any PCT’s who help you in your time of need because you are so ungrateful
  11. Cactuslover

    SURVEY: Nurses, Are You Prepared for an Encounter with COVID-19?

    We are out of PPE, masks, etc. because everything in this country is out sourced to China to use their slave labor. Our “POTUS” is the only one who has tried to bring manufacturing back to this country.
  12. Cactuslover

    SURVEY: Nurses, Are You Prepared for an Encounter with COVID-19?

    I am a prospective nursing student. I’m still waiting to receive my acceptance letter. It’s going on three weeks late now and I understand but I would think my school would want to get the ball rolling on our education but instead they are all “working from home”. With no email about anything. I’ve also heard of schools cancelling nursing students clinical rotations that are in their final semester. I find that absurd. You guys need help and they need to be prepared for real life situations as an RN.
  13. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    We are very unfortunate indeed. I wish they would have gotten the emails out promptly as to avoid this delay. I seriously doubt I’ll be able to get a private loan with the massive recession we are entering and potentially depression. I am even worried about financial aid now. We need nurses and this should be a high priority. There’s no way they’ll cancel the nursing classes for August. We need nurses to take care of the sick.
  14. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    Amanda emailed me back today and said that the responses were supposed to go out this week (like everyone else said) but now that the college is closed she has no idea when we will find out now.
  15. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    They all preferred TMC over UMC because of the work environment, work life balance and benefits I believe. I’ll ask my friend for more specifics. I know a NP who was offered a significant raise at UMC who declined because they like TMC so much more. and yeah I sure hope he find out sometime this month. Who knows.
  16. Cactuslover

    Pima CC 2020

    Find out* they just sent an email saying someone at Pima might have the virus
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