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    Tips for same day surgery

    Hi , just came across your post. Did you ever take that PRN position in Day surgery? If so, can you shred some insight on the role? Tasks? Likes/dislikes? I'm looking to apply to a similar position. Searched and searched on this forum for threads, but couldn't find much. Thanks!
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    UMass Boston FNP fall 2018

    Hi... I wanted to bump this up. Did you start the program? I"m actually looking into applying to UMASS as well. If you have been accepted, i know it's too early now to give insight on the program but would love to hear your thoughts at the end of this semester. Please share. Thx
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    Laboure college/transfer credits

    I graduated from their program a little over two yrs ago, i was already a Bachelor's degree holder, so my gen eds were waived. I was able to complete the program w/in 1 1/2yrs, no summers off. I pass the NCLEX on the first try despite the lingering "horrible" pass rate # everyone always brings up. I will tell you this much, they have changed the structure of the program significantly in the last couple of yrs and to crush the "bad passing rate" rumor, the most recent graduating class had a passing rate >90%, im sure that information will be on the BON website soon. My suggestion to you is sit down, meet with the staff, ask all of your questions directly and make your decision from that. Every school has good and bad points even those with the best NCLEX pass rates. Your best bet is to make the best decision with your own assessment, trust me, that's a skill you will need throughout your career. Do the assessing yourself. Good luck.
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    Avoid laboure college

    Sorry you had such a bad experience. I went to Laboure completed the program in 1 1/2 yrs (including summers) & passed Nclex on my 1st try & got employment at a hospital shortly after graduating. I am someone who holds a bachelors degree already, though; so that definitely made the difference in how quickly someone can finished the program. Just like someone mentioned, it's all in what and how you make of Nursing School.. and that goes with any institution. No school is perfect, this school certainly wasn't either. As far as clinical sites, Boston is saturated with nursing programs, its tough for schools to get contracts/placements for students. Experience is experience no matter the setting. Good luck to you and all the others in school.
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    Job Market- in Mass

    Nope, not looking at the city. I know that market is tough. I've been applying to the community hospitals..Carney... Norwood .. Brockton... etc. I'm findig it hard even with those areas too. *shrug* it's discouraging.
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    Job Market- in Mass

    Hi- just coming here to hopefully find some insight on the job market in Massachusetts for new grads? From what I can see it is nearly impossible to get hired. :***::***: Can anyone shred a little advice or light on places hiring?? and giving us, newbies a chance? Thanks -T
  7. *warning- this will probably be a long post* To all soon to be nurses- RNs & LPNs, first, I want to tell you all YOU WILL PASS your boards. I've been on this website for a while intermittently reading posts throughout nursing school and while I was studying for my boards and I promised, I'd come back and provide words of encouragement. I think just about all of us, nurses, know how if feels to be overwhelming anxious, scared and worried about the BOARDS! My first advice , and I know it will be hard to do, but is to not be afraid or scared of NCLEX. i know i know, easier said than done.... ... but I promise you, CONFIDENCE in yourself is key. You made it this far, there's no reason to doubt yourself now. Write on a piece of paper, sticky note something..Somewhere in your home that reads your first name last name and most importantly afterwards, RN/LPN; look at it everyday and SMILE... Secondly, do QUESTIONssssssss... i think this piece of advice is on over-kill on this forum, but honestly, it helps.. it helped me.. I did tons of questions. I don't think one applications is better than the other, i used quite a few resources for questions; i.e. NCBSN, Uworld, NCLEX mastery, ATI , NCLEX 4000, Saunders, Lippincott..... all of these sources are helpful. You have to keep your brain and self in as much of a "study/learning" mode as possible. Trust me!! I also used Saunders and Mary Hogan's NCLEX study guides to look up anything unfamiliar. Just dedicate as much time as possible to uninterrupted studying time.... hours vary with the type of person you are... so I can't give specific # of hours per day; I personally did about 2-3 during the week more time on the weekend......And listen.... that means, no facebook, no instragram, no twitter, no allnurses.com either:no: while in "study mode". Then once, studying is done.. RELAXXXXXXXXXXXX, go to the movies, out with friends, LIVE LIFEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! Please.. don't stare at 4 walls 24/7 thinking about NCLEX, you will drive yourself crazy!! and lastly, I think this piece is my most important piece of advice, if you are someone who prays.... PRAY I've read a couple of posts, where some have had some, in my opinion, NOT SO NICE THINGS to say about others who have thanked God for helping them pass or who have credited the power of prayer to their success.. Well I am here to ENCOURAGE you to say a prayer or two, if you believe. Don't let a nay-sayer, discourage you from your beliefs. I found a few posts on the site that were beyond encouraging from people who said prayer helped. If interested find the St. Joseph's prayer on allnurses, it's worth it!! with all of this said..... I wish each and every single one of you all the BEST of luck on your NCLEX.. you will pass. Be sure to share your words of encouragement and help for the next line of soon-to-be's.. hope this helps someone... can't wait to read the good news when you are officially an RN or LPN. Good Luck!!!!!!!!! xoxo Trendzetta, RN
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    Dan clinton nclex prep(boston)

    @osi2011... thanks so much ... are you doing indivduals sessions with him too? or did you do the one NCLEX reveiew session?
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    Dan clinton nclex prep(boston)

    Hi Tiny_divaa.. just following up on your question. do you know if anyone has used his prep course? did you use him?I heard of him recently. just curios about it as well thanks T
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    RN-BSN programs in Mass

    Great.. thank you so much everyone for your comments.. this information is super helpful. Thanks Annie.. I look into River University. Will PM you if I have specific questions. Britney, if you don't mind me asking, how much was SNHU roughly, i checked online and I'm not sure if I got the right info, but I think it might be $960 per cr. And to fullfil the requirements at SNHU you must complete at least 30 credits total?? Joy, the discount for state schools by chance do you know if that applies to any Mass state schools or just UMass & Framingham?? I have a Bachelors degree in another field, i wonder if i'd apply for such perks?? Thanks so much!
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    RN-BSN programs in Mass

    Hi All, I'm looking for suggestions to apply to a good, inexpensive and accredited program in Massachusetts? Either online or face-to-face..... any suggestions would be helpful? if anyone can provide their experiences/thoughts on program would be awesome. Thanks!!!!
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    Laboure College/ Massachusetts!

    hello All, I'm coming here in hopes of getting some responses, opinions and just thoughts on Laboure College's nursing program. Or if you know of someone who recently attended Laboure and graduated. Unfortunately, all the comments on here are so old. I'm curious to know.. How is the program? academic-wise, clinical-wise and in general.. the school's atmosphere. Student/Teacher ratio etc.. Are students getting jobs post-graduation anywhere, not specifically hospitals? I know it's an ADN program.. are students continuing to the BSN program there or elsewhere?? Anything.......... I'm trying to help a friend out who has been struggling to get into a program and was finally accepted there but with reading reviews on here, seems like a lot of students don't really have anything good to say about it. They've been around for so long, 120yrs, I thought that was a good sign.. but maybe not. again.... if someone has attended/graduated or knows someone, please let me know. Thx much appreciated!!
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    Laboure College

    hello All, I'm coming here in hopes of getting some responses, opinions and just thoughts on Laboure College's nursing program. Or if you know of someone who recently attended Laboure and graduated. Unfortunately, all the comments on here are so old. I'm curious to know.. How is the program? academic-wise, clinical-wise and in general.. the school's atmosphere. Student/Teacher ratio etc.. Are students getting jobs post-graduation anywhere, not specifically hospitals? I know it's an ADN program.. are students continuing to the BSN program there or elsewhere?? Anything.......... I'm trying to help a friend out who has been struggling to get into a program and was finally accepted there but with reading reviews on here, seems like a lot of students don't really have anything good to say about it. They've been around for so long, 120yrs, I thought that was a good sign.. but maybe not. again.... if someone has attended/graduated or knows someone, please let me know. Thx much appreciated!!
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    A&P at Excelsior

    Thanks!!.. Did you find it helpful???
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    A&P at Excelsior

    Can you tell me where you got the study guide? Thanks!
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    Excelsior A&P Exam

    Hi Mochasouter, Where did you get this study guide? Did you find it helpful? Have you taken Excelsior AP already? Thx Tre
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