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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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    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???
  11. 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.
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    Any other Regis alternates out there?

    I also have a friend who was accepted to Regis but is waiting to hear from UCD for the summer. If that works, Regis will have another opening.
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    UCD adding new prerequisite

    I just heard from my lab partner that UCD is adding Chemistry as a prerequiste for their nursing program. I am absolutely livid because I am taking (what I thought was...) my last prerequiste, Microbiology, now. It is not posted on the web site yet but is apparently going to be in effect for the application period which ends Oct.15. Thought I'd pass this on to anyone else who was planning on applying in August and hasn't taken Chemistry. I do not have the time (I work full-time) to pick up another class for the summer .
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    UCD adding new prerequisite

    OK, here is what I have heard. I went to the last information meeting on Aug. 7 and I have also talked to several people in the nursing office. I have copies of emails; friends of mine have also received the same information. IF ALL previous PREREQUISITES ARE COMPLETED now (stats, A&PI and II, and Micro) you can take Chemistry this fall and apply now (Aug 1-Oct.15). THIS IS A ONE TIME ONLY exception and will not be permitted again. It is only permissible if you haven't taken Chemistry not any of the other prereq's. There was also a huge confusion on which Chemistry is allowed. "CHEM 101 or CHEM 111 is acceptable for transfer and will meet our prerequites." I am taking Chem 101 through CCCOnline starting Aug. 30 (very expensive with labpaq and books) and have been working on my essay this week. Hope to get my application, transcripts requested, etc. before the class starts so I don't have to think about any of that while taking Chemistry. You can call Ninali Sanchez (Admissions Specialist) at 303 724-1479 if you have any questions or email, ninali.sanchez@ucdenver.edu.
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    Microbiology fall 2010

    I just finished Microbiology (Summer School...15 weeks into 10 weeks). The class was a killer; I managed to get a B by 2.5 points!!! In 10 weeks we had 5 lecture exams, 2 Lab Practicals, 2 Case Studies, 1--15 minute power point presentation, an unknown organism report that had to be presented in a brochure format and lab notebooks were due 2 times during the session (and I probably forgot something...) The class was interesting but the amount of work required was insane! About 1/2 the class dropped and girls were crying after the final!!! Be prepared to spend A LOT of time on this class.
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    Be Aware: Don't Go into Nursing

    How many college students go into a profession and can't get a job? Just about all of them! Teaching is a perfect example.You must have a 4 year degree to teach (California reequires a 5th year...or at least they used to). I really don't see Nursing or any other profession any different as far as the job market goes. I know many people with Advanced degrees who are waitressing, working in stores or doing things that have nothing to do with their education. This is nothing new. If you are serious about nursing or whatever profession you are trained for, keep looking, be willing to move to an area of demand or just try something else for awhile. I actually left the country many years ago to pursue the profession I was in.
  21. I applied for several CNA/Unit Secretary jobs at various Centura hospitals. I was on the Considering list for MONTHS. Eventually it changed to "Not Selected", "Job Closed" or other such responses. I was never called by anyone.
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    Statistics online?

    I took Statistics Online last summer. I am not a math person at all! I managed to get an A!!!! I also have a degree and this was my first prerequisite class. I was actually glad I took it online because I would of been embarassed to have been in a class due to my lack of knowledge of the subject matter. We had an exam every week and the option to do extra credit which I did. The instructor was very helpful and responded immediately to questions. This is not always the case with Online classes. We also had an Online resource called "MathZone" that really helped explain things. Also because it is Online you have access to your text, etc. for exams. We did need to get a Graphing Calculator (expensive); I borrowed one from a high school Trig teacher. The math department of the college also let you rent them if needed. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
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    Denver CNA training

    Arapahoe Community College in Littleton and Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood also have CNA programs. I'm sure their cost is the same as Front Range since it's all part of the same system but they may be closer depending upon where you live. I got my CNA at National American University in Denver (Colorado Blvd); it cost $500.00 but that was over a year ago so it may have gone up. Their cost was not based on state residency. We had classes 3 days a week from 8:30 to 5:00 for about a month; and 3 days of clinicals at a long term care facility. I'm currently working as a CNA at OrthoColorado Hospital (part of St. Anthony's, Centura Health).
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    Should I Take Micro and AP 2 at the same time?

    I currently am taking Micro (summer school) so it is 15 weeks condensed into 10. I work 3 days a week (12 hour shifts so those days are not available for studying....I leave at 5:45am and get home at 8pm). The days I have class I leave at 7:30 am and get home at 2pm. I do absolutely NOTHING but read, do assignments, labs, case studies, etc. . I Know I couldn't do A&P II with Micro...I have no time as it it. Glad I finished A&P II last semester. There is a girl in my class taking both Micro and A &P II together; she doesn't work but has kids and an extremely supportive husband. She also has a BA in Biology so these are repeat classes for her and science is her strength. It is NOT mine. Just look at what your strengths are...and are you attempting to get "A"'s or just complete the classes with a C???