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  1. SAC nursing program fall 2011

    Was at sac. Graduated in fall 2010. Well, I can tell you I was getting full financial aid during the 2 yrs I was there. Pell and state grants with occasional small nursing scholarships on the side on 10 hr per semester. I explained it to the fina...
  2. SAC nursing program fall 2011

    I gotten full financial aid just by nursing classes alone. Never had to take extra courses. The amount of hrs you have to put in clinicals automatically considered full time. You guys might wanna recheck with financial aid. Magic words are # of h...
  3. Best and worst states for new grads?

    Texas wasn't hit as bad on recession as rest of the country. I know Cali, NY, NJ, DC is pretty bad. I rook my sweet time taking my NCLEX and was hired at my work 1 day after my results was posted online
  4. What are you doing in between prereqs and NS?

    I got my cert in EMT-B before I started my pre-reqs...... that led me into a job in ER as a tech before nursing school. Was already way ahead compared to the rest of my class. Greatly learned alot, and helped me get in the door when I became an RN. ...
  5. How hard is it REALLY to get employed as a new RN?

    Depends on the region. I worked as a tech and as soon I got my ADN, they hired me the next day. And it also depends on specialty too. I work in the ER and their overtime book is always full of empty slots everyday of the week. I can pick up 12hr ...
  6. Just started my job... and considering quitting

    Nursing homes are to worse to be in for new grads, especially if you haven't took your boards yet. Working full time job while trying to study for the nclex is too much stress. You should have focused mainly on the boards first. I knew a few that ...
  7. Best advice is to start working as a tech, nurses aide or pca during nursing school. Do a quick scan of the forum on peeps that are having difficulty getting a job..... and what do you see? Not hiring due to no experience. Yeah, instructors told m...
  8. I agree with above. In the end, nurses will make the same as everyone else. The only big difference is how much debt you will owe. I graduated out of ADN program at a local college with no student debt. If I want, I can still persue a BSN degree ...
  9. Pre Nursing Student--ER Tech?

    I have to agree above. ER Techs do alot more responsibilities and skills than a average tech or cna upstairs. Consider it a very long peer interview during the time you work there. After I passed my boards, naturally they offered me a job in ER so...
  10. PCTs, Can I see your resume?

    You need more experience. Employers especially hospitals don't like to hire anyone that barely stay at on job for 6 months. It cost $$ to train and orient a new person. Need at least 1 yr at your workplace before job hunting. My resume? 5 yrs as m...
  11. SAC nursing program fall 2011

    Sac will tell you where to go on the drug test and criminal background checks. Same with immunizations, can get it anywhere but have documentation. Wait til you get the letter so you know what you need. I chose part time over prn because it was a ste...
  12. Galen vs SAC (San Antonio, TX)

    The cost alone should have been a no brainer. Its about 20k difference between Galen and SAC. Lets just say the starting rate for new grad nurses make 20 per hr. To pay that 20k debt will take 25 weeks working full-time or 6 1/2 months if You comm...
  13. SAC nursing program fall 2011

    Reason people choose SAC over other nursing programs is because its way cheaper and quicker. In the end, it doesn't matter where you end up getting your degree...... it could be at SAC, Incarnate Word, or UTSA..... everyone end up making the same pa...
  14. Struggles with finding a nursing job....

    That is the main reason for working as a CNA while going to nursing school. I believe you can start working as CNA after 1 yr of school. Many of my classmates didn't bother because either they were lazy, or the pay wasn't much compared to their old j...
  15. NEW GRAD Interview tips

    Teamwork, coming to work on time and dont mind cleaning poop if needed.