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  1. copacetic

    Yearly Bonus Ripped Off?

    I think the issue was with the amount taken in taxes (40%), not the fact that it was taxed, no?
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    Chamberlain college of nursing rejection

    IMO, you'd be better off going the community college route. If you're in Arlington, that'd be NVCC. Excellent NCLX pass rate. Plus, you'd save a ton of $$$, and job prospects after graduation are MUCH better.
  3. Best of luck to both of you! I just finished up at NVCC - pinning was Tuesday. Don't stress too much over the TEAS. Seriously, they really are a lot like the placement exams. Your GPA shows that you are capable of doing well.
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    mrdarkwhorse - I can't find it on FB. Could you send the link to me as well? kwaynick4 AT gmail DOT com. Thanks!
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    NVCC Class of 2014 Meet & Greet

    Hey, guys! I'm Kelly and I've been stressing about getting accepted since January when I submitted my application. What a huge weight off my shoulders to get that acceptance letter! I've been taking classes at NVCC since 2010. In that time, I've managed to complete all of the pre- and co-requisites, so, amazingly, I only have the nursing classes left to take. Right now, I work for a large defense contractor. I'm not sure what's going to happen when I break the news that I'll be starting nursing school in the fall. :-/ Soooo... I'm in my 40s (but still feel like I'm 18!) and am a single mom with three kids (11, 13, & 15). My goal is to work in oncology. My mom and my little sister were diagnosed with ovarian cancer a little over 2 years ago. 'Nursing' them through surgeries/chemo/sickness is what really got me interested in nursing. The nurses that took care of them ran the gamut between fantastic to downright scary. It hit me like a ton of bricks that what I wanted more than anything was to be the kind of nurse I wanted taking care of my sis/mom. So, here I am 2 years later and soooo excited for this Fall! Just like mrdarkwhorse is wondering if he's the only male in the group, I'm also wondering if there are any other, um, old folks starting in the Fall? See you guys at orientation!!! WooHoo!!!
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    Anyone know how to start a FB Group? What's the difference between a 'Group' and a 'Page'? OK - yes... I'm old!
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    A 2014 forum sounds great! If someone sets it up, please let the rest of us know. Another thought - I remember seeing where a new class of nursing students started a facebook page. Anyone interested in doing that? This could be fun! And, it might make for an easier transition, if we (at least virtually) knew some of our classmates before classes start. Thoughts? Am I the only one getting super excited for Fall to come?!? 8)
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    OVER-40 Fall 2012 Nursing Students--Roll Call

    Hi, laski! Another over-40 newbie here! I just found out *yesterday* that I was accepted in this fall's nursing class. It's my local community college in Northern Virginia, and they actually have an excellent rep with the hospitals in the area. Let's see... I'm a very YOUNG (at heart!) 42. I have three children (11, 13, 15) and currently work as a very bored international licensing analyst for SuperGynormous Defense Contractor, Corp. and can't wait to get out of here! When I was much younger, I played with the idea of nursing school, but then life kind of took over. As incredibly cheesy as I know this sounds, some things have happened in the last few years with family, illness, life, etc. While 'nursing' my mother and my little sister through ovarian cancer and all of the surgeries/procedures/sickness that go along with it, I witnessed many nurses - the good, the bad, and everything in between. *Cheese Alert!* It hit me like a ton of bricks one day that I want nothing more than to be the kind of nurse that I would want taking care of my mom/sis. So, here I am, a year and a half later, all my pre- & co-requisites under my belt, giddy as a school girl because I got that acceptance letter. Juggling the kids, taking care of mom/sis, working full time, and taking classes hasn't been the easiest thing I've ever done, but getting that letter yesterday was just such a huge weight off my shoulders. I know the next few years aren't going to be any easier, but I'm still up to the challenge, and am actually really looking forward to the 'school' part of this journey. Thanks for starting this thread. I know we can't be the only ones out there... (?) Best of luck to you!
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    WOO HOO!!!!!!! My kids think I'm nuts! I also got the acceptance letter and SCREAMED!!! Congrats everyone! Can't wait to meet my fellow nursing students at orientation! Today is a good day! :)
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    penguin - A while ago I got a letter in the mail and an email stating that my package has been received and it was being forwarded to the department for review. However, I did NOT receive an email that states that they should be sending out acceptance/non-acceptance letters by June 8 via email and then in the mail. I wonder, though, if that email came in response to a particular request, or if it was a bulk email? If it was bulk, am I the only one who has not received it?!? Gack!!!
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    Marmite - I submitted my application several months ago as well, and have not received this latest email either. If you do call, please let us know what you find out! Is it just me, or does it seem these last few weeks are the slowest?!? Best of luck!
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    I'm noticing so many inconsistencies with the confirmations of them receiving the applications. I got a letter in the mail, but did not get an email. It seems that some folks got both, and others got neither. Just the discrepancies are making me nervous! I find that I read so much into the most insignificant things... Like, I've convinced myself that the folks who got both a letter in the mail and an email are in a different ranking or something than those got only got one of each, or nothing at all. I've GOT TO STOP OBSESSING over this! I'm making myself CRAZY!!! Again, good luck everyone!!! Tick tock tick tock...
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    TrulyBlessed1 - Did you get your packet in yet? Keep us posted! ncy28 - We're definitely in the same boat. Sooooo nervous! I'm also expecting to see traffic on this thread buid up as time goes by. Either that, or a new one started. It's nice knowing there are others going through this 'nervous stage' with me. It would be great to have some 'friends' already when we get accepted! Think positive! I'll be seeing you guys this fall at orientation!!!
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    I think that's what makes the wait so difficult. There's no way of knowing what your GPA/TEAS scores mean unless we have everyone else's to compare them to. No way at all of knowing if they're tops, mediocre, or bottom-of-the-barrel. I'm thinking we should hear in about 6 weeks or so, yes? It seems the closer we get, the hearder it is to keep it off my mind!
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    The Wait Begins... Any Other NVCC 2012 Hopefuls?

    Still nervous. I wish I could just put it out of my head for a while. I wonder if there's any way to find out if there's an average GPA or test score for applicants? Not what is required by the program, but the average of these numbers for the folks who have applied. Knowing that may help a little, perhaps.
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