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    Just got in! ! ! Jitters! !

    Some of my classmates have the Droid. The device just has to be able to hold "Nursing Central" software on it. Your instructor will probably clarify in the welcome email she'll send before school starts.
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    Just got in! ! ! Jitters! !

    Congratulations, Murse Nick. I am finishing Block 1 at Boswell next week. Your teacher will be emailing you a list of things to buy before class starts. To answer your questions: 1. We use the I-pod touch 4g--I bought mine on Amazon. I'm sure you can find a good Christmas deal if you shop around 2. Study groups--you can form these when you meet all your classmates. If your instructor sends you chapters to read before class starts, I would take advantage and read every page--it will spare you some stress in the first few weeks 3. I didn't buy any extra books--the book list that you are required to buy is extensive. You will also have to buy software for your PDA 4. You will not have time to volunteer or work PRN if you are already working full time for Banner. You will need your days off from work to study, write care plans, work on group projects... Don't overdue it! 5. My advice is once school starts, get organized--get a planner, a flash drive to save all the powerpoints, plan ahead, anything you can do to manage your time. You will have so much stuff thrown at you in the first few months to sift through and make sense of. Don't let yourself get behind when school starts--there is no time to catch up! Good luck and see you on campus!
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    Cruise ship nursing

    Look up each cruise company's website for specific instructions. This is the company that hires for Disney and Crystal: http://www.vanterventures.com/node/13 Good luck!
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    Chamberlain College- Phoenix

    Shleep, Try posting in the Arizona Nursing Programs section. The following Chamberlain thread is a little more active and recent: https://allnurses.com/az-nursing-programs/chamberlain-college-nursing-448082.html You might find more answers there.
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    Looking in Scottsdale, AZ

    I used to live in the Anacosta apartment complex in Scottsdale at 96th Street and Mountain View--it is a hop, skip, and a jump from Scottsdale Shea Hospital which is very convenient if you got a job there. The complex is small too, so it's not as loud and busy as other complexes. Anacosta is also not too far from Mayo Clinic. Here's a link: http://www.merchantcircle.com/business/Anacosta.Apartments.480-391-3493
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    Working in Hawaii

    I recommend reading a really informative book So You Want to Live in Hawaii by Toni Palancy. It provides a lot of insight for us on the mainland who think living in the islands will be just like where we live now except for the amazing beaches in the backyard! It might be a good idea to first do a travel assignment in Hawaii to scope out where you would like to work, live, etc.
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    St. Joe's externships

    Thanks for your replies. St. Joe's has such a good reputation, and I was hoping to extern or volunteer there at some point during the next 2 years of my nursing program. We'll see how things work out!
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    St. Joe's externships

    Does anyone know if St. Joe's in Phoenix still hires nursing students as externs? I checked the website and did not see any information about nursing externships. Thank you!
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    ASU or UNLV [?]

    Sorry that this is late getting back to you--type Arizona State or UNLV into the search window and click "search"--all the threads with mention of these schools will come up for you. I know there's a lot of discussion on this site about admission requirements for ASU. I did not apply to ASU, but apparently you have to have a really high GPA, so that's something to consider. Hope you find some information to help you make your decision.
  10. If you can get into the nursing program by 2011, I would take it. Students are waiting 2 years to start the Maricopa CCs nursing programs. I would be cautious of taking Bio 205 online too--it's an intense class with loads of information to absorb.
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    ASU or UNLV [?]

    Do a search on this site of each school--I know there are threads about ASU's program and students' opinions of it. I have heard that ASU's program is really competitive to get into.
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    GCU RN-BSN prereqs

    Had you already taken chemistry with lab? I thought GCU required chemistry for the BSN. Were all the classes online? How did you like them?
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    Cruise ship nursing

    All of the cruise ships that I've sailed on either as a crewmember or guest in the past 5 years either had an internet lounge or wireless connections in certain areas. However, it is more expensive than on land. You usually have to buy some type of internet card or internet plan. On the other hand, a lot of the ports the cruises visit have cheaper internet cafes or coffee shops w/wi-fi.
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    Helen Mirren says many hookers came from nursing profession

    Not necessarily. I watched a story awhile back on the Bunny Ranch in Nevada (a Dateline or something like it), and one of the featured women was a nurse who said she got sick of 12-hour shifts and now makes a lot more money in this line of work in less time. Her coworker at the ranch was the opposite--she was in her early 20s and dreamed of being an RN. She worked at the ranch to pay for her education. So, I don't find it too hard to believe that Helen Mirren met similar women. Oprah also did a segment on the Bunny Ranch--some of the women had bachelors degrees and working at the ranch was their part-time job. I think Helen Mirren was stating an observation about the women at the brothel--not belittling the nursing profession or making generalizations about nurses.
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    GCU RN-BSN prereqs

    Does anyone know the prereqs Grand Canyon University requires for the RN-BSN program?
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    BIO 205?

    Bio 205 was the most difficult of all the nursing prereqs I took, so I would definitely recommend taking it in-class. I have done well in previous online courses, but Micro encompasses a lot of information that required me to ask a lot of questions in class before it sunk in. I had a great Micro professor at Estrella who I would definitely recommend.

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