Okhotneek

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  1. I don't know about everyone else, but I would probably have to work my butt off (50+ hr every week) for 3 years to be able to afford 1 semester. And that's if tuition, gas and living expenses don't go up I don't find my loans to be stupid investmen...
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    Loving Clinicals?

    So I'm in my second semester, family nursing and have been spending a lot of time in couplet care and newborn nursery.... I'm actually loving it! This semester has been a HUGE relief. I hated my first semester and seriously questioned if this was wha...
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    Hrsa 08-09 Nursing Scholarship

    Did anybody else's "Under Review" status disapear?
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    Does nursing school REALLY consume ALL of you time?

    Actually...studying for nursing didn't really take up most of my time. It was all the assignments they dumped on us... The testing, I thought was actually the easy part. When you have 12+ chapters that you are going to be tested on then what's the p...
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    shortage of nursing jobs?

    I honestly wouldn't worry about it. With being in school fulltime, a hubby that works at least 50 hours a week and a 3 year old...I honestly have no time for volunteer work/prt time job. If I graduate and have trouble finding a job, well then it's no...
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    shortage of nursing jobs?

    Low wages might have to do with cost of living in the area... However, where I'm from (Louisiana) wages just suck for everything. It doesn't really have much to do with demand of anything, the economy has always been horrible there. If you're not exp...
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    Starting Salary.

    What part of Pa and what exactly are you going in to? I live in Lancaster county....I think most start out in the 40's around here....lol...would definitely be up for a move though :-)
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    Cost of books first semester?

    My books for Nur 101 were about $700....if I went through the school bookstore it would have easily been $1500. We were supposed to buy a nurses pack $200....with the crapiest stethescope I have ever seen, I've honestly played with better ones as a c...
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    Cost of books first semester?

    Some people are already working 60 + hours a week and donating plasma to make it. If you don't have the cash and physically cannot work another job without being on speed.....how do you pay for books?
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    Hrsa 08-09 Nursing Scholarship

    That's what I thought too....that most hospitals would qualify, but I called and asked about a few hospitals that I would want to work for and they do not qualify. It's hospitals that are in a shortage area.... http://hpsafind.hrsa.gov/HPSASearch.asp...
  11. Maybe because there is already a large older population? If they just wanted the 90-100 degree, insanely humid weather then why not Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas? I don't think it's for the beach...lol....you only see maybe 5 or 6 really lea...
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    Tell me something good

    Going through torture with others really brings you closer. My classmates are a wonderful group that you can lean on and turn to for help.
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    Hrsa 08-09 Nursing Scholarship

    Mine says under review... Ok, I'm having second thoughts on accepting the scholarship.. When I applied, I was under the impression that most hospitals would qualify the service obligation. I find their website useless...the whole process is confusin...
  14. I'm currently in Lancaster General College's nusing program. I love it there. There is a good mix of older students and most of the kids coming out of high school are decent people. I'm 24, haven't lived with my parents since I was 17, have a kid.......
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    My hands shake!

    I've heard many also, just ignore them. Negative thoughts will get you down. Just take everything 1 day, 1 assignment at a time. I wrote everything I had to do out, in order of importance and would just go down the list. lol...and yeah, some days you...