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    First Rn position, orientation and Pregnancy!?

    I'm in the same boat. I suspected that I was pregnant when I scheduled my interview but by the time I was offered the job, I knew for sure. I start orientation in July and am trying to figure out the best time to tell. I loved the nurse manager on my unit and I would hate to get off on the wrong foot. any advice would be greatly appreciated. Btw, good luck and congratulations!
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    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    Fil149 is pretty dead-on, I agree with everything he said. It's a lot of work, but nothing that can't be done. For me, the first quarter was the most challenging. (but...i still have one left) All of the faculty members are approachable and willing to help. Schedules change occasionally but all-in-all, you will know what is expected of you and will have all the support you need to get things done. I've even managed to fit in a decent amount of down-time. We have classes on Thursday and Friday and clinicals are 2 or 3 days a week (8 or 12 hours). My advice...don't panic, get through the summer and try to enjoy the challenge. It goes by fast. Good luck.
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    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    congrats on getting accepted. it's a good program and it goes by so fast. as far as living on/off campus, a lot of people commute from south jersey. the speed line is really convenient and the station is right next to the building where our classes are held. after the first few weeks, classes are only 2 days/week and clinicals are 2 or 3 (and not all of them are in the city.) there's no doubt that it is convenient to live in the city but commuting isn't that bad. (i live 45 minutes away) hope that helps.
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    HELP...job search

    Hi I'm graduating this May (2008) with a BSN ans will be eligible to take NCLEX this summer. I've just started really looking for a job and it seems like every job posted is for a nurse extern or requires some experience. Does anyone have advice on where to look, who to contact, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    thanks. that's actually very helpful. at least i'll know to expect a little chaos and that will go a long way toward keeping me from freaking out when it happens. wish me luck and thanks again
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    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    do you have any comments or advice for someone starting the program. i know it's very intense but beyond that i don't really know what to expect. what did you think of the program and do you feel it adequately prepared you for a career in nursing?
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    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    congrats on getting into the program. i lived/worked in philadelphia for years (in fact, my last job was right next door and i lived 4 blocks away) so i'm familiar with the area. if you have any questions i can help with, i'll be glad to give you any info i can. it's a great neighborhood, i really miss living there. as far as orientation goes, all i know is that it's on tues 5/22, a week before classes begin. i'm dying for more info but i can't seem to find much. I had to call to find out the start date. if you don't mind my asking, are you coming from far away?
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    Thomas Jefferson FACT Program

    Hi. I have been accepted into the TJU FACT program that begins in May but the orientation isn't until a week before classes begin and I would like to get a better idea of the scheduling. I know it's 5 days a week but does anyone have some more specific info? i have to arrange for child care and transportation and a general idea of the class/clinical hours would be helpful. also...anyone else out there starting the program with me in May?
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    Thomas Jefferson University FACT BSN '07

    i just got accepted and start in may. does anyone have any idea what the schedule is like for the pre-fall semester?
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    Hi. Questions RE. Drexel ACE program

    I still need A&P 2, developmental psych and statistics. but even if i aced all three my GPA for the last 60 hours will only be a 2.94 or something like that and i got the feeling that they are very strict about their GPA requirements. So chances are I'll have to take a few extra classes just bring it up. (I had a REALLY bad semester the year I graduated from WVU and it's pulling my GPA way down) My BS is in journalism, public relations, so I worked in marketing for 6 years or so but now i'm a very broke personal trainer/student. hopefully, things will all sort themselves out and who knows, maybe we'll both start in the fall. (it would be nice to have one more relatively care-free summer before giving up every second of free time i have) we'll definately have to stay in touch
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    Hi. Questions RE. Drexel ACE program

    thanks again. I called and spoke to vanessa. we're meeting next week. my gpa isn't going to be high enough so i'll probably have to take some extra classes to bring it up. looks like i wont be able to start until fall either. at least i'd have someone to study with! i'm just so anxious to get finished (or started i guess) have you looked at any other programs?
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    Hi. Questions RE. Drexel ACE program

    i'll definately try to contact her tomorrow, thanks for the info. btw, it's my zip code too!,:) small world. Are you still working on your pre-reqs? which school. Thanks again for the info, if it doesn't work out for spring, i'll be applying for fall 07 as well. good luck.
  13. Hi, I'm new here and I have some questions about the ACE program. I was hoping to apply for SP 07 Admission but someone mentioned that the application deadline had passed. I heard they had rolling admissions, is this incorrect? i only need 2 more classes (which i'm taking this fall) and I will be finished my pre-reqs Second, how competitive is admission to the program. I have so-so grades from my original BS but have a 4.0 in my sciences(19hrs) since returnng to school last fall. Are there exceptions and can this be taken into consideration. Finally, my last question (for now!) Is there someone specific in the admissions dept i should speak to? I have called and emailed several times to try to meet with someone for some guidance but i'm not getting anywhere. Very frustrating. any advice or info would be soooo apreciated. By the way, to all of you already accepted to the program, good luck and hopefully i'll be following right behind you.
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