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    I was all set to head towards NP now a dr told me PA. Hmmm

    GilaRN you seem to be very bias. I don't understand why you are still harping on the hard science background. In my NP program, and most that I have seen, students are required to have 2 semesters of chemistry, at least one in organic, 2 semesters of biology, 2 semesters of anatomy and physiology. The list goes on. Why are you so concerned with the hard science background? Not only do we have to have those classes as prereq's but we also have to take all of our nursing classes, an assessment class, and pharmacology just to get our RN/BSN. Continuing into the NP portion advanced pathophys, advanced pharm, advanced health assessment are all required. NP's are very much qualified to diagnose and treat patients, and do in fact have a strong grasp of the sciences. I think you are being a bit blind about how PA's and NP's approaches differ. It is well known that PA's are educated in the medical model, which is focused on the disease and treating the disease process. NP's are educated in the nursing model which is a more holistic approach that focuses on the patient as a whole, the disease being one component or aspect of the patient. It is true that NP's and PA's practice pretty equally in many circumstances. The goal for both the NP and the PA is to treat the patient. However, training and approach is different. There is a reason there are both PA's and NP's and that is because different people prefer different approaches. I have always found NP's to be more empathetic and have found that they focus on the patient, where many PA's dont seem to see the patient as a person, only a disease to be treated.
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    Thanks for the help!
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    Thanks! Is it full insurance coverage, or one of the discount programs? Do you know? I am just wondering if it is enough or if I should worry about finding other coverage. I didnt get my mail yet today, but I bet it will be there when I get home. Hopefully it will be everything I need. Thanks again!
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    Just wondering what people plan do do about insurance coverage? I dont know much about the insurance Regis offers, does anyone have more info? Thanks.
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    I have been crazy busy at work and the week of the 27th is going to be really terrible. I dont think I will make it I'd love to know where you are headed though just in case
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    Anyone from Regis College?

    melnurse2b, what program are you in? Other than the fact that Weston doesnt have much to offer how do you like the program? I'm not concerned about the availability of a honey farms at 2am, or being able to get a soda, I will be commuting for classes only and deal with limited resources close by.
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    If you look at the packet they sent us to choose which group we wanted, the total slots added up to 60 for the day and night program.
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    Anyone from Regis College?

    I think every school has its drawbacks, and nursing schools especially. All of the schools I looked at had a few things the students could complain about. I have also found that the students who feel so strongly that the program they are in is bad also feel that they have been wronged in some way by the school. There is always a way to transfer if you think the school is so bad, but most people don't do that. I have spoken to a few Regis GM students, and have not heard anything like this from them. From what I heard you get from the experience what you put into it. You are in an accelerated program and are working toward a masters degree. You can't expect the professors to hold your hand through this. As students in this type of program you have to self motivated to learn. I think it is expected in every GM program that the students will be going to lectures, but also will know that it takes a lot more to do well. You arent going to be spoon fed all of the information you need in class. There is alot of work involved. As a nurse you are going to be constantly learning, and a lot of that is going to be on your own. I'm sure Regis is accepting students out of financial hardship, as I'm sure a lot of other schools are as well. But, it is true that those people that maybe weren't top notch students will not make it into the second year. I don't really see this affecting you unless you are one of the people who didn't make it. I think the majority of people applying to programs of this type are motivated and have made the decision that nursing is what they want to do. The people who are weeded out are hopefully the people who don't belong in this profession anyway.
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    I did not wear a suit to my interview, and I felt very appropriate when I got there. The in person interview is informal. I think you will be fine in what you wear to work
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    Oh, sorry, it is on Mondays. I thought I put that in the schedules:)
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    Thanks :) I sent that schedule along too.
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    I think you can receive them but not send.
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    I can PM you with the night schedule if you want. There are 4 night groups, and 3 of them require every other Saturday. I dont know how you feel about that. I will send you the information
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    There is one full day off per week, and then there is also a day where you have lab for only 3 hours. You could definitely work both of those days and still have the weekends. What day you get off will depend on which group you get into. The information on the groups was sent out a couple of weeks ago, so I would think that anyone who had already been accepted proabably responded by now. Are you looking to do day or night classes?
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    Regis College Incoming Students for Fall 2009!

    I got my frist choice of group 1A. This is the one with the more intense day with only a half hour break between classes, but for me this was the best option. I would rather get into class, and be out at a earlier hour. I have never been one for night classes so I try to avaoid the 5-8. I was also very happy to see that I have Friday's off! It is nice to know you always have a long weekend, and with lab on thursday from 7-10, I can start the weekend (and studying) early. Looks like there is only one Pharmacology class, so it looks like we will all be in that together.
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    PDA help

    I dont have an iPhone, I actually have verison, anddidnt get a blackberry cause I didnt know I was going to need one. I was wondering if anyone had advice fora PDA without a phone