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  1. Does anyone have any leads?

    I work at the Minneapolis V.A. as an ADN. Anywhere will tell you BSN is preferred. It may be hard to get a job right out of school but get some experience at LTC or TCU and keep applying, you will eventually get in somewhere if you are persistant.
  2. Any Minneapolis/St. Paul folks out there?

    Hello! Welcome to MN. Eagan is a great area tons of hospitals and healthcare facilities around to apply at. I graduated two years ago, in general what I have seen from my classmates is it takes about a year of working in a TCU or LTC for you to get i...
  3. Moving to Minneapolis, need suggestions!

    Suburbanite here... Personally I enjoy living outside the city in a southern suburb so I will give you my opinion. Houses are cheap. The downside to that is having to commute in to the city. I work at the V.A. in Minneapolis. I absolutely love it and...
  4. Textbooks for first semester of MANE program

    This might be too late for you, but when I was in nursing school I just bought one edition older of each book. It worked for me. The page numbers didn't line up (there is rarely new information in books it's mainly just swapped around so the publishe...
  5. Inver Hills Nursing Program

    Literally work as hard as you can. If you struggle on the first exam then start going to the teachers for help. Don't wait till the end of the semester where you have to get a 95% on an exam to pass the class. Theory and clinical are split and you ha...
  6. Inver Hills Nursing Program

    Yep, that's exactly the Saunders book I meant. It's tough because they expect a lot of you. And it's hard to know what to study and how to study. You need to know the content and then be able to apply it. The tests are nerve wracking. There really a...
  7. I don't have any advice specifically about U of MN but I did have a similar experience. When I was looking into schools three years ago I called them and wanted to get some information. They were not informative at all and pretty much downright rude....
  8. Inver Hills Nursing Program

    I'm graduating this May from Inver's program. It's tough. My best advice is to try to focus just on school. If you have a job be willing to cut back on hours. If you have kids be prepared not to see them as much as you would like. I would not buy the...
  9. Tips for Overnight Preceptorship

    Racer15- Thank you for the hints. You gave many similar hints to IamKosher so I am hoping the ice water/multiple days works for me! Thank you for your support!
  10. Tips for Overnight Preceptorship

    Thank you ImKosher! I am really excited about going to SICU. I cannot wait to start. Thanks for the info about the nap, I will definitely do that. Ice water is a good idea. I will try that too. Working two/three nights in a row was kinda what I was t...
  11. Tips for Overnight Preceptorship

    Hi! I am just wondering what people who have been through a similar experience to mine's advice would be. I just learned that my preceptorship (which starts next Thursday) will be 12 hour overnight shifts 8pm to 8am. I have to do 88 hours by May 13th...
  12. Normandale Nursing Application Decision

    Feb 1st. That was 2 years ago now! It was seriously the hardest wait ever. I think it's best to just keep telling yourself you won't hear until April so you aren't disappointed every day you don't get a letter....
  13. Normandale Nursing Application Decision

    Elizabeth- If it's anything like Inver's process I definitely wouldn't hold my breath about knowing before April 13th and be prepared for it to possibly take a little longer than that. They told us April 13th and we didn't find out until May 13th. It...
  14. Inver hill community college

    I just started my 4th semester in the Inver Hills nursing program on Monday. I realize that I'm not exactly a "new" admit but no one else has replied so I'll answer ya. The pre-reqs are pretty general for nursing schools and will take you anywhere f...
  15. decision between Med surg or tele RN positions

    If it were me with a new baby and still being in school I would take the Med/surg part time position. Unless there is some dire circumstances where you need the money you are going to burn yourself out with a full time postion/new baby/school. Just m...

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