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Accepted to UCD College of Nursing, BSN; I've taught public school for 30 years and NEED at change!

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  1. OrthoColorado Hospital opened in June, 2010 in Lakewood, CO (very, very close to Golden); it is right next to the St. Anthony's Medical Campus.
  2. I took Chemistry through CCCOnline this past fall. The lab component is done with a lab kit that you purchase separately. Nothing on your transcript states that the class is online. UCD accepted this class as a prerequisite. Call Metro to make sure; they should certainly be familiar with CCCOnline and the labs.
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    CU Denver BSN Essay

    The directions specifically state: 1 page, SINGLE spacing, size 12 font.
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    University Colorado Nurse Residency

    http://www.uch.edu/find-a-job/nursing-program/Advanced-Care-Partners/ This will tell you all about the ACP program.
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    Any insight on Centura?

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    CU Denver BSN Essay

    Hi Lindsaylat, Thanks for the congrats. And Good Luck to you! I did not apply to Regis...way too expensive. CU was the only place I wanted to go and the only school I applied to.
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    CU Denver BSN Essay

    I am also starting CU this summer. I spent about 2 months working on my essay; I put it away for awhile and then reread it. Amazing how easy it was to condense things. It was a great idea to limit it to one page because it forces you to just write the important information without fluff! I followed directions exactly as stated: 12 pt. font and single spacing; I just put an A. B. and C. in front of each answer leaving a space between each. As far as the role of the nurse I mentioned information about personal characteristics including basic knowledge needed for today's nurse... technology, etc. It was in this question that I added information about my background. I did not include any references. Who knows what they look for when they are screening the essays. Maybe just basic writing skills...which so many people lack these days!
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    People plan to work into their 70s or later

    I actually looked into LTC insurance when I was younger and the cost was absolutely ridiculous; I would of had to give up paying health insurance to get it...somehow that didn't make sense!!! Personally, I'll have to work into my my wee old age because no one else will pay the bills. And I'm on my second career. I have a 401K but lost a huge amount several years ago when things went bad with the economy;-{
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    Should teachers have first aid training?

    As a public school art teacher for many years I was required to complete CPR/First Aid training; it was part of my job description. It was also required for the P.E. Teacher; classroom teachers who had students with special health needs were given direct instructions from the District Nurse (there were no school nurses...just "clinic aides")
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    CCD discontinues ADN nursing program.

    I had NO idea this was happening!!! What about Arapahoe CC; they have an ADN program. But to be honest I'm not surprised with everything I've been reading about lack of hiring especially for students with an Associates.
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    Who is a professional nurse?

    This is an interesting topic. I worked as a CNA for 9 months; nurses wore different scrubs (style and color) than CNA's. I always introduced myself as the Certified Nursing Assistant. Because I am older and educated (I'm a retired teacher with a BA and an MA) many, many patients "thought" I was a nurse. This happened almost daily! I don't know if it was because I was professional in my job, the way I talked, looked or whatever???
  12. I start nursing school (university) in June; we buy our own scrubs. I worked as a CNA at a hospital and we bought our own scrubs. I had one pair that I tossed in the wash as soon as I got home; I worked 12 hour shifts so didn't have a lot of time between shifts. Scrubs dry VERY quickly so I, too don't understand the problem???
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    Know any Free Study Sites for our Prerequisite Subjects?

    www.khanacademy.org for Micro and Chem
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    CU acceptance notification?

    Well they actually called me...yes, a real phone call...to verify if I applied for the Accelerated or the Traditional Program. Apparently nothing showed up on my application; guess this means they are looking at them? And that's all I can tell you. Good luck to all of "us"!
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    Chemistry Fall 2010

    I finished too...got a "B"...yay....Hardest class I've ever had...I AM NOT A MATH PERSON AT ALL...so glad that is done and over!!! Took it Online so I pretty much taught myself everything.
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    I bought my Microbiology book from Amazon and traded it in at the school book store at the end of the semester; it only cost about $20.00 for the use of the book. My chemistry book cost $240.00...that's insane so I rented it from Chegg.com for $70.00. I did not have $240.00 to spend and I wasn't sure if the book was being used again. I paid 60.00 for the required Study Guide and got back $34.00. I kept my A & P books (they cost about $300.) I bought my Statistics book used and got back just what I paid for it. It all depends on the book and if it is going to be used again...or if you want it...or be "stuck" with it.