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  1. What to my wondering eyes should appear in my mailbox today? A package from school with homework and a test. I nearly fell over. I don't start til Sept 2 and they sent me homework. I guess they are trying to prepare us. This is my first semester in...
  2. Do you cover your books?

    I too covered all my books. I bought clear sticky/type covers at walmart. They worked great and you really couldn't tell they were covered. Plus, the covers remove fairly easy when I sold them back.
  3. Help Please--where are the best salaries?

    New grad pay rate here in Massachusetts is $23/hr plus diff.
  4. Are you working as a CNA during nursing school?

    Hi, Being a CNA on a med/surg floor is one of the best things I did while in nursing school. I started at the end of my first year. It has given me the opportunity to see plenty of assessments, treatments, etc. My nurses know that I am in school, so ...
  5. Cheapest place to find scrubs?

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  6. Cheapest place to find scrubs?

    I have used a company called Jack l. Marcus and have have great luck. I'm a plus size gal and find there prices to be far better than the local uniform shops. They have plenty of solid colors and prints. Plus, free UPS shi...
  7. Have Anyone Read This Book

    The book was on our recommended reading/purchase list. I borrowed it from the local library. I did read it cover to cover and picked up a few useful tips, however, I wouldn't purchase it. Reading it once was enough. Berta
  8. Anyone attend Brockton Hosp Sch of Nur?

    Have you applied to Massasoit?? I attend their nursing program and I love it. It's not that expensive. I'll be happy to answer any questions you have, feel free to PM me. Berta
  9. working in MA as nursing student

    Hi, I am a senior nursing student. I am working on the south shore as a nurses aid. The pay isn't too bad. I make a little over $11. I had no luck trying to find a job as an aid by myself. I applied to all the local hospitals and got no response. Fin...
  10. Moving to Boston in January

    Welcome to Boston!!! Sorry, I can't recommend any cell phone companies. They all seem overprice to me. :uhoh21: Berta
  11. will i be the last student standing???

    My final exam is Wed, Dec 22. YUCK>>>> I just want it over with..pleassseeee.... :angryfire
  12. Just a quick ?

    We do one nursing process paper per semester. Each clinical day, we have a prep sheet that has to be turned in as well. Lastly, we have to to a IPR (theraputic communication) paper. So, I don't consider that too much.
  13. Boston - CNA salary

    I don't know what the pay scale is in the immediate Boston area. I am a nursing student getting a little over $11 plus diff working on the south shore.
  14. Massasoit

    I am a senior at MCC. YIPEE...Yes it is difficult to get in. Last year, when I got accepted, the had something like 500 applicants and took 50. How did I get in? I am not really sure. I am a solid B student, scored ok on the placement test, and had a...
  15. I gave up on doing all the assigned reading, it was just way too much. I just skim over the chapter and focus on what was covered in lectures.
  16. The excitement is gone!

    Yep, same here. The thing I am dreading is the cost of daycare, studying, work, kids, housework, and the finances. If I think on it too much my head hurts. :rotfl: I am looking forward to finishing and graduating come May.
  17. Any denver hospitals assist with interview expenses?

    Wow, I have never heard of this. I assume they only reimburse you if you are accepting the job with them. What happens if you spend the money to fly out and don't accept the position? Are you out the money you spent? Sorry to sound stupid, but this d...
  18. Any denver hospitals assist with interview expenses?

    What kind of interviewing cost are you refering to?
  19. We have lab "instructors" that teach us our clinical skill. I personally have spent many hours with them going over skills that I didn't feel comfortable with. They were great and didn't care how many times they had to go over something with me. So, ...
  20. I can't believe it

    Paleobug, are you a freshman too? I'm a senior this fall. Are you excited too? Feel free to pm me with any questions. Did you get your math quiz yet? Berta
  21. I can't believe it

    Wow, that's where I attend. You can feel free to pm me with any questions. Are you all excited??? I can't wait to pick up my last book. I only need one for this semester and I can pick that up after Aug 13. Yipee Did you get you math packet in the...
  22. I can't believe it

    Hi Daisy, I'm here in MA too. Where in MA are you going to school? I start my senior year on Sept 7th. Berta
  23. Patients and Clinicals

    Our first pt assignments were at LTC facilities. Our instructors asked the pt's if they would like a student for the day. We never had a pt say no. They loved the extra attention. When we moved on to the hospital settings, same thing. Instructors ask...
  24. Anything I need I may not have thought of?

    Big bottle of Tylenol and a jumbo size bottle of Tums. :rotfl:
  25. Mommies of pre-schoolers, need your advice

    I am in the same boat. My kids are 9 & 4. I cannot afford to pay a sitter so that I can study. I have come up with a few solutions....I hope they help you. I find that trying to study while my kids are around is pretty much a big waste of time. T...