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    UAMS- summer 2010

    I don't know what they are planning to do this year but for the last couple of years I think they have pretty much taken everyone above a 2.5 I don't know what the avg was but I do know some people close to 2.5 that were accepted. The bad part about that is it seems we have a fair amount who get accepted and fail out.
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    UAMS- summer 2010

    Good luck to all of you!! I started there last summer.
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    Question about UALR

    During clinicals it just really depends on the type floor you are on and how the techs are there. On some floors the techs want you to do all their vitals and baths etc and on others they don't. The instructors want you to do at least a bath or two but other than that don't really notice if you are doing a lot as long as you are keeping busy looking for opportunities to do and observe skills.
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    CNA Programs in Central Arkansas

    I think Cabot Rehab and nursing home was offering classes. I know at least they used to. I'm not sure if they want you to commit to work there or not but It might be worth looking into. Also In Searcy White County hopsital still has really good CNA classes but I think it is 2 1/2 weeks long. Hope that helps.
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    Question about UALR

    The clinicals are all over the place. Last rotation I was at UAMS and this time I'll be at St. Vincents. Some are at S. Vincents North and even some at Saline Memorial. Most of the peds are done at Childrens and the pysch ones are all over Little Rock. Our class of about 150 is split into 3 rotations of about 50 each. Each clinical group (with one clinical instructor) is about 8-10 students.
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    Question about UALR

    Right now I'm in the first half of the fall. We have classes 2 days a week (Mon and Friday) that ususally run from 9-3 and either 1 12 hour clinical on one other day or 2 6 hour clinicals split over two days. Most people get the 12 clincal so they have 2 days off during the week. I think next half it is about the same except they move classes to Mon and Thur so most people are off fri-sat-sun. I'm really glad I decided to go to UAMS. I think it will be worth the extra semster for the BSN. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
  7. I am 48 and already have a degree. My husband has a good paying job and I filled out the FAFSA for the first time for school this summer. I was amazed to find out I got Stafford, sub and unsub and one other governement one (I can't remember the name). Anyway I was so surprised because I had assumed because I already had a degree and my husband had a good job that all I would get was private loans. So try FAFSA first because you might be surprised.
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    New Nursing Students age 50 and up

    I think that the health risk is always there, no matter what the age. Granted, it definitely is higher the older you get. I try to stay in good health and hope that in nursing there are so many different areas to work that if I couldn't work 12 hour hospital shifts there would be other nursing jobs I could do. I personally don't plan to ever retire (I'm 48 and just starting out). I hope to work in a hospital for 5-10 years then teach, and then there is even teaching courses on the internet if you couldn't or didn't want to be in front of a classroom. Teaching might not pay as much-but it would still be working using the nursing degree.
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    Anyone get in at Kennesaw State?

    If you go to the region tab there is a board for Georgia. There are quite a few Kennesaw students on there and they can give you some info. Good luck to you!
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    New Nursing Students age 50 and up

    I just started nursing school in May and I'm 48. I would say there are around 10-15 people over 45 in my class of 180. I'm really enjoying it and I think age gives me some perspective some of the others don't have. Good luck to you and have fun with it!
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    Question about UALR

    I went back and forth trying to decide between UALR and UAMS. I also already have a degree. I will start at UAMS this summer (actually in a couple of weeks.) UAMS does not have an accelerated program, but they do have an honors program. If you get in the honors program some of the courses you take will earn you graduate credit and when you graduate with your BSN you will have 10 hours toward your Masters. ( I'm not sure if the grad hours are transferable-they may only count at UAMS)
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    decent place to live in little rock

    About the chem, the one that UAMS requires is Intro to organic. Now you may have to take Chem 1 as a pre-req depending on the school, but Intro to Organic is nothing like Chem 1. The intro to organic is more naming and recognizing compounds -not near as much math and problems like Chem 1. So anyway, don't let your fear of Chem stop you.
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    UAMS Summer 2009 Acceptances!

    Did you all get an email today asking you to reconfirm your attendance to the program? It just seemed a little strange- after all I already sent them the $85.
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    decent place to live in little rock

    I was hoping someone that knows more would answer, but I'll tell you what little I know. My family and I moved to Cabot about 3 years ago. It is about 30-45 minutes north of Little Rock. We like it a lot and have found it to be a good place for our family. I don't know much about intown Little Rock except I know you need to be careful about schools (if you have school age children) and I don't think the area around UALR is very good. That is just what I have noticed from driving around there. Hope this helps.
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    Baptist or UALR Arkansas

    Congrats to you!!! Best of luck!
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    Starting from scratch @ 45

    I'm 48 and I'll be starting at UAMS (in Little Rock) this May. I'll be getting a BSN. I've heard that the job market around Little Rock has slowed down but people are still getting jobs it just seems to be taking longer. I see you are in Western AR so I'm not sure what schools you are looking at. I have looked into mainly the ones in the Little Rock area (I'm in Cabot) but feel free to ask any questions if I can help. Good luck to you.
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    Baptist or UALR Arkansas

    Sorry to hear about your news. Maybe this will make you feel better. I was accepted into the accelerated option at UALR but I've decided to go to UAMS instead. I'll be calling Monday and declining. Hopefully that will open up a spot for one of you. I do have all my pre-reqs done, I don't know if that made a difference or not. Good luck to you!
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    any current UAMS students...

    I am not currently a UAMS student but after changing my mind several times I have decided to start there this May.I know about 5-10 peole who started there last year and so I'll answer with what I know. Most of my friends are happy with the program. I think it is very busy, somewhat disorganized (I seem to hear this about every program though), but basically a good prgram. The instructors seem to be pretty good. Most of my friends are making A's and B's without too much studying as long as they keep up. I have one friend in the honors program, she has managed to make A's in most everything so far. I think most of the lecture classes are large. In the summer I think there could be over 100 in a class but in the fall they divide everyone into 3 groups for specialities. The clinical groups are much smaller 10-12 people. Anyway, hopefully you will get some more responses from current students, but I hope that helps some.
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    Question about ITouch compability

    I'n new at this and considering buying an itouch and I am confused. I was looking for instance at Frye's 3300 nursing bullet application. It lists several windows compabilities, Blackberry compatibility and Palm compatibility. Does it have to specifically say itouch or iphone to compatible with it? Thanks for your help.
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    UAMS Summer 2009 Acceptances!

    It looks like they have posted the list for one of the summer courses under the bookstore link.
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    UAMS Summer 2009 Acceptances!

    I guess they missed that book deadline. All this waiting is making me crazy.
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    UAMS Summer 2009 Acceptances!

    Congrats!!
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    UAMS Summer 2009 Acceptances!

    Has anyone heard anything back after sending in their money? I don't know if we are going to get some type of confirmation or not?
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    Timing and acceptances

    I just wondered if any one else has had this problem and has any advice on how to handle it. I received my acceptance to UAMS. They require money and the acceptance by March 6. UALR is my first choice (just because it is cheaper, a semester shorter, etc). I called them and told them I had to let UAMS know by March 6 and was told their acceptances don't go out until March 30 or maybe a week before that and there is nothing else they can do. I'm pretty sure I'll get in to UALR but it gives me a funny feeling to turn down UAMS without knowing for sure. I guess I could call UAMS and ask if they will keep a spot open, but I hate to do that. I'm planning on starting my masters there as soon as I finish at UALR and don't want to make them mad or hold it against me in the future. Anybody else had this problem or have any advice? Thanks.
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    Timing and acceptances

    Thanks for the advice. I am now leaning toward UAMS instead, so I did go ahead, and send my check and acceptance in and if I do decide to still go to UALR I'll just lose the deposit money.
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