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WilburW

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  1. WilburW

    C.R.N.A school??

    Hey, I finished my pre-reqs and start nursing school at the end of this month. I'll be able to give you an answer in about seven or eight years. Seriously, I am just happy to be able to get into the field right now and if things play out that way, then so be it. I think the grades you get during the nursing program will be more important than the pre-reqs. I also believe that your experience (references and such) will play a big part of acceptance. Don't worry about it, what happens, happens. (was that rude, or do I need to try again?)
  2. WilburW

    NAT scores and FSCJ

    oops!! i am pretty bad about not looking at dates. that and my mouth runs off before my brain can tell it to shut up!!! good luck flmom, i go to orientation in week & 1/2. i look forward to being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
  3. WilburW

    NAT scores and FSCJ

    the total points for acceptance for this fall was 201.24 and after some people declined their seats, the lowest score i saw that got in was still over 200.00. points wise you would have made it in after the declines with 200.52, or if your higher grades were used you would have made the cut-off. last fall the cut-off was 190.72, so it is over 10 full points higher this year. the spring and summer have fewer seats and usually have higher score cut-offs. this is becoming much more competitive, and i don't see it getting any less so. my total points was 207.64 and i didn't get nights & weekends, so hopefully you have a backup plan if you are needing nights & weekends. most of the people that i see that get nights & weekends have scores above 220. good luck
  4. Most schools have a policy that if you fail or make a "D", you can retake the class to get a higher grade, for a maximum of twice(taking the class a total of three times) and the original grade will be dropped from use in your GPA, but will still be on your transcript. If you drop or withdraw from a class, you didn't complete the class therefore have no grade. Take your chem and study your rear end off, as you have not completed the class yet so you don't have a grade at all. Good luck
  5. WilburW

    FSCJ Fall 2010 ACCEPTED

    POS is program of study and just means that you are in a program that is approved for financial aid. the nursing program is 2149 however there are other issues on top of that. the best thing to do is to go to north campus with your acceptance letter to add to your appeal paperwork. North campus should be the only place you go for paperwork and info, stay away from the other campuses, as they don't have anything other than basic info on the nursing program. When I took my acceptance letter to an advisor at North Campus, they approved my 150% appeal on the spot. W
  6. WilburW

    FSCJ Fall 2010 ACCEPTED

    That's so funny, I had your name on here and edited it to match the post above the one I posted. I have already taken nutrition and have taken everything I am able to up to this point. I will need to take additional classes just to maintain full time(12 hours) status, so I would like to find out which classes I can apply to a BSN either at UNF or FSCJ. There is no big rush, but if you can burn a copy, I would like to pick it up from you at orientation. I figured I would take stats during the spring term. My mom used to teach stats and has always told me it is one of the easiest math courses. Of course I'm sure some of her students would disagree with her!!!:lol2: It was good meeting everybody, although I was a little late and it was hard to get around and introduce myself to all. Hi Im!!!
  7. WilburW

    FSCJ Fall 2010 ACCEPTED

    To Butterflymom: Thank you for all the info, I just wish I could have heard a it little better. The group was so large and spread out, it was difficult to take everything in. I look forward to NursRatchet getting her notes up(hint-hint, Nat!!!) as she was in about the best position to hear everything. I understand how difficult is was to take away from your already busy schedule, time away from your family and studying, so thank you very much. W
  8. WilburW

    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    I did not know you could get titers done before, thanks for the correction. I wish I had known beforehand, as I would have gotten my titers and boosters done a few weeks ago and would have been able to turn in my paperwork that Friday afternoon. Not that it really matters, because the orientation is not until the 16th. Maybe I can spend the next two weeks hanging out with my kids before I get all wrapped up in studying, get a little beach time in. Gotta get myself psyched up for some serious hard work and studying.
  9. WilburW

    FSCJ Fall 2010 ACCEPTED

    Uh, yeah!!! Very much so, now that I am thinking about how much info will have to be absorbed. I have already started to tell friends that they should not expect to see me more than about two - three times over the next year and a half. Hearing Butterflymom saying that yesterday was the first day she got out to do anything other than study since the start of term kinda started to hit home. When I started school back in the late 80's, I didn't care so now I am struggling to make "A's" to improve my GPA. Over the last two years my GPA is a 3.75 but that has only been able to pull my overall GPA up to a 3.13. If I make only "A's" from here on out, the highest GPA I can have will be a 3.37 and now I am starting to wonder if I will be able to get into a BSN program once I get my ADN. I do not want to stop with a two year, but want to continue to advance. I am hoping that work experience(after graduation) combined with how well I do with the rest of my program will help me continue with my education. FSCJ requires 2000 hours(one year) experience with the ADN for acceptance into their BSN program. MLTinJAX, was it you who I was sitting next to yesterday after Butterflymom left that was speaking of how it was extremely difficult to get into UNFs BSN program, but they actually try to recruit ADNs from hospitals to bridge to a BSN? That may be an option for me once I get on with someone and start getting experience. One other thing, it would be great to actually work for a company that would pay for further education. W
  10. WilburW

    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    No, it is 52 for the fingerprinting, the 8.50 is for the photos. you need photos to turn in with your paperwork for id badges, and UPS does the passport photos for something like 15, but she asked if I was getting the fingerprints done for school and if I needed to also get photos. she said there was a student discount that dropped the photos charge down to 7.95 + tax equals 8.50.
  11. WilburW

    FCCJ/FSCJ Fall 2010 Hopefuls

    Actually, it's after you get your acceptance that you start running around getting your titers done so you know what shots you will need(don't forget you need the TB test done also). However, you need TDAP, MMR, Chickenpox, and Hep-B and Flu(if in season, we don't need them yet this term because the new seasonal flu shots are not out yet). If you have all your boosters, then when you get your titers you will not need to get any more shots. I had never had Hep-B shots(it's a series of three), it had been well over ten years(probably closer to twenty) since my last tetanus booster, and was low on my mumps titers. Long story not quite so long, I needed three out of four boosters in addition to the TB test and getting blood drawn for titers. My arm was a bit sore for a couple of days, I think from the TDAP. You can always work ahead, but will need to have titers drawn and get your physical done after you get your acceptance letter. The CPR certification is good for two years and must be kept current during the entire program (16 months) so you can get that done and out of the way a little early. I just finished my First Responders class which included CPR training as part of the course. You will have to wait to get your background check and finger prints done, so you might as well wait to get the photos done at the same time to save yourself an extra trip(you can get that done at the UPS store when you get fingerprinted for $8.50 with the student discount). It took me three days. The first day I did everything; physical, titers, & TB test, background, fingerprint, picture, drug screen(this was the longest day for me). Three days later I had to go back to get my results for the TB test(neg). Three days after that I got the results back from the titers and went back to get my additional boosters, then dropped my paperwork off at North Campus. I started Friday morning and turned in my completed paperwork the next Thursday. Good luck!! W
  12. WilburW

    FSCJ Fall 2010 ACCEPTED

    Got my titers back, and my mumps was .90, needed to be > .91. Yeah for me, I got to get ANOTHER shot!!!:smackingf And the best part --- as of last year, the mumps is no longer being produced and packaged separately from MMR. So, at the drs. office, I have one doc saying I should not get the mmr, they need to order the mumps. Two hours later they bring me into the back to give me the mmr shot. The office staff thank me for coming in, now they know the mumps is only available in mmr. I asked a fairly simple question: Since I already have the antibodies for measles and rubella, why didn't they give me the mmr to start with? answer: Doc said no, it's a live virus. second question: So? I already have antibodies, what's the big deal? second answer: Doc said no. OK. I think they just like me and wanted to keep me in the waiting room for a while. The nurses and office manager understood where I was coming from, but could not over ride doc until they found out there was no other way to get mumps vaccine.:) I really do like the office and staff. I know they were calling around to get the shot in, that's how I got the shot today instead of having them tell me "just call us next week and see if we were able to get the vaccine in" and then finding out I would still have to get the mmr. Bottom line, I got the booster, thanks to the staff going the extra mile knowing I am trying to get everything done as quickly as possible, and then turned in all of my paperwork to North Campus today. Yeah!!!:w00t:
  13. WilburW

    FSCJ Fall 2010 ACCEPTED

    Don't have mine yet.
  14. WilburW

    Biggest Misconception about nurses you've heard

    I really hope I don't have to marry a successful man, my wife might get upset!!!
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