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    any onoe go to raymond walters college for nursing technology

    Correct! Just remember to round and they will tellyou to which place. You are welcome. Good luck!
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    any onoe go to raymond walters college for nursing technology

    The will get harder as the qaurters go on: 1) You patient weighs 68kg, how many lbs is this: 2) How many Ml per hour should you run 1000ml of D5 1/2 Maintenance IV fluid over 24 hours. Not too had. I promise
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    any onoe go to raymond walters college for nursing technology

    Wow, looks like I missed alot of questions. I'll do my best to answer them:uhoh3:. : JTwildone05: EVERY quarter, your note book will look massive. You have to print out notes for each and every lecture, then take notes on those notes....really. I organized my binder by test topics, if it was on Test 1, it was in a section of my binder labled TEST 1 and so on. Be glad that you don't have any other classes to take except for clinicals, it should make for more study time and possibly time to work if need be. Several of us were in the same boat, so when class was over a 12:00, we could go have and rest for a while before work or studying. As for paperwork. there is a lot of it. It will overwhelm you in the beginninhg, but each quater youwill get better at it, you still hate it and home time consuming it is, but you will get better at it. Math questions are on every test. If you need help with math go see Frank in the science lab in SAHB, on the second floor, he'll help you. grechi2009: I didn't not get a letter telling me what year I would start. I olny got a letter telling me that I had a waiting list number. Since I was told it would be 2 years, I expected to wait that long. In April of 2007, I got a packet, tellimng ,me I was accepted in the Fall starting class. They only take students in the fall. If you choose to apply to Christ, know that they no longer offer tuition assistance and that this year some of their graduates had to fight for jobs because they were slim. RWC is cheaper, but I understand not wanting to wait, but honestly it will FLY by.
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    any onoe go to raymond walters college for nursing technology

    Each starting class has up to 110 students, along the way you loose students that fail, or drop for whatever reason and gain students who failed the year before that come back, either way the graduationg class ends up being about 50-65 ppl.
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    any onoe go to raymond walters college for nursing technology

    The courses are very time consuming. I did work, but I only worked every weekend 2 8 hour shifts. Some people worked full time, others part time, it's all about how you manage your time and schedule yourself. Some students had classes at B North, University and Childrens but I never did. We didn't go to Good Sam, but I did do clinicals at Christ. The times for classes and clinicals very. Most lecture time is either from 8-12 or 2-5 2 days a week, with clinical one day a week from 7-4:30. It really just depends on the availability of your instructor as the have other jobs.
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    any onoe go to raymond walters college for nursing technology

    No problem, glad to help... to answer your new questions: I did my clinicals at nursing homes the first quarter, in the beginning, you"ll split your time bwtween clinicals and labs. From there went to Mercy Mt. Airy, Mercy Anderson, Shriners Burn Hospital, Tri Health Parrish Nursing (home visits), adult day cares, and more nursing homes. All of my instructors were good, they split lecture time so even if you don't have an instructor for clinicals, she may still present lectures. You will grow to hate white, as your scrubs for clinical have to be white: white pants, white collared shirt and white shoes. Once you are in the program, the advisor for you class: 1st or 2nd year nursing, will place you in your classes. You are able to sign up for what days you want clinical/class, but no guarantees you will get it: I usually liked to have Friday off, so I would sign up for MWTH but it didn't always work out. You have no say in where you do clinicals. As for teachers, all of them are good, I didn't have them all as clinical instructors, but as I said, you will become familiar with them all. Now, I work in the PICU at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Good Luck!
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    any onoe go to raymond walters college for nursing technology

    I graduated form RWC this past June with an Associates Degree in Applied Science. I majored in Nursing Technology, but this is the degree you get. To answer your questions: From what I understand the wating list can be any where from 1-3 years long. I recieved number 156 in January 2006 and was told it would take me two years too get in, so I planned to start Sept 2008, but I started in Sept 2007. It is now GPA based, but it wasn't when I started in 2007. It was number based, meaning as long as your pre reqs were completed you were given a number and allowed into the program when your number was up. Now, from what I understand, your waiting list number is a direct reflection of your GPA compared to other students on the list, so if you are number 100, then 99 others have a higher GPA than you. You still get your number after all your pre reqs are completed, and once your number comes up, they send you a packet of info containing an admission letter and add'l requirements. Sometimes you get in sooner because people choose not to accept thier spot for whatever reason. You start clinicals in your first quarter (Fall) and the program takes 2 years and 1 summer session (4 quarters) to complete. Yes, al long as you have your BSN pre reqs done you can go straight to the RN-BSN bridge program after graduation. Hope this helps. Pure
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    University of Cincinnati Interview

    The is actually a Marriott Hotel on campus. It's called the Kingsgate Marriott: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cvgkg-kingsgate-marriott-conference-hotel-at-the-university-of-cincinnati/ It may be a little expensive depending on your budget, but it's right next (literally) to the School of Nursing.
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    List of hospitals that hire new grads in picu

    Cincinnati Children's Hopsital Medical Center hires new graduates in the Picu also.
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    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has just received Magnet status and the administation is going crazy with excitement:bugeyes:. Ok.....back to business as usual...just thought I'd share.
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    New Grad Programs in Cincinnati

    2ndcareerRNmaybe, Yes there are several units that hire new grads at childrens. The only two that do not are SRU and RCNIC, unfortunately, no unit is hiring anymore new grads right now. The entire hospital has filled their new grad quota for this year. So, again, my advice to anyone who is interested in Children's for a new grad job is apply as early as possible. I don't graduate until June, and I applied last September! My classmates thought I was crazy, but I got the job;) and several of them that waited until December/January did not. Best of luck to everyone, Pure
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    New Grad Programs in Cincinnati

    I understand how you feel. I have several classmates who had their hearts set on Children's and now, with the hospital not hiring anymore new grads, they have no idea where the are going to work. I am grateful, I was fortunate enough to land a job at Children's in January, but yes, the competition was insane. There were at lease 60 new grads interviewed for the position I got and they only took 16! I did hear that they may start hiring later in the year after the budget for 2010 is finalized in July, so check back then. Good Luck to you, Pure
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    Cincinnati Children's ER

    Hello, I currently work in the PICU at Cincinnati Children's as a HUC. Congrats on your new job! I accepted a new grad position in the PICU upon graduation in June, so I'll stay on my current unit. Now, I dont know a whole lot about the ED, but most everyone is friendly. Of course there are those few that are mean, but they are few and far between. Most attendings are great, but there are lots of residents and fellows running around and they are friendly too. It's the only place I have ever worked where most of the attendings are called by their first names by everyone. I have been there for almost a year and I realy like it. I like the people, the challenge, the kids. At CCHMC you see everything.. a young teenage gun shot victim walked right into the ED! anything from asthma to cardiac failure, you'll see it all.. Childrens takes all ages too, they dont stop at 18. I think you'll like the hospital and I hope you like the ED. Pure
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    Cincy Childrens New Grad Program

    I'm an employee of Cincinnati Children's and yes, it is difficult to get started at the facility unless you know someone or are employed in another position before completing school. ( I'm still in school myself) However, with the new Libery Township location opening in August of this year, and several employees opting to transfer to that facility for a number of reasons (ie. closer to home, promotions etc.), it may be easier in the near future to get a new grad position at the main campus in clifton. Just a thought.....
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    Acute Care PNP recommendations

    Hi, I'm not a PNP-AC, not even a nurse yet, but I'm looking into this early:nuke:. All programs(there are 14 in all I think) seem to have some level of research/theory to them, however, I have been most impressed by not exactly in this order are: 1. Univ. of Texas at Arlington 2. University of Maryland at Baltimore 3. Emory University These schools seem to limit their reseach/theray classes to the first quarter/semester. And it looks like Emory offers a health policy and finance class in their curriculum. I hope this helps. Pure...
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    Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH

    Thanks SShannon81, How do you like it there? MIL works at Mercy, but is not a nurse. School restarts Monday so we'll see....