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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    I suppose you could work during your last semester, if you were offered a position. But keep in mind, you still have 2 academic classes, plus your internship (which is ~380 hours total). 380 hours over less 15 weeks ends up being about 25-30 hours a week. I think you could end up being really over-committed, and I probably wouldn't recommend it.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    IngridH.... The muni pass is not free, you have to order it and pay for it yourself. I don't think USF sells them during the summer semester. I think they are only available for fall and spring semesters, not for summer semester.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    laugh2013 - You take both CNL classes and Nursing classes at the same time throughout the 6 semesters. It's not split up. Does that make sense? Each semester you will have 3-4 nursing classes and 1-2 CNL classes. After the 5th semester, you sit for NCLEX, and ideally you will be an RN, by the time you start the 6th semester. Your 6th semester, is the only semester where you have only CNL courses. During your 6th semester, you are working on your CNL project, and studying for the CNL exam. At the end of the 6th semester, before graduation, you sit for the CNL exam. I believe you need to pass the CNL exam in order to graduate. Perhaps MailNurse can confirm or deny that.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    Yes I agree with mailnurse, you want multiple pairs of white scrubs. I had three pairs. You'll probably want to go to the scrub store and try them on because different brands fit differently depending on your body type. Not that white scrubs are flattering, but you'll see what I mean because for long, shifts, you want to be comfortable. But, like i said in some of my earlier posts, I wouldn't worry about scrubs and shoes right now. You don't have clinical until your second semester.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    Reebok makes all leather shoes that are white.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    I know that people in my cohort have worn white dansko's. I've never worn dansko's, but FYI, from what I've heard, Dansko's are super uncomfortable at first, and you have to break them in.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    Coming from another current student in the program, you want leather shoes, if nothing else than for infection control/germ purposes. Leather is easy to wipe off. You'll thank me the second some bodily fluid accidentally spills on your shoes.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    @lolibear and @Madrid.navarro2sad8i. Yes, I don't even think I had to deal with the financial aid office. The directions were clear enough, that I just did everything online. I relocated from out of state for the program, so I ended up coming to San Francisco for a weekend, looked at a bunch of rooms for rent, and committed to a place that weekend. It's stressful, and not a lot of time to do everything, but it's definitely do-able.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    @Madrid.navarro2sad8i I wouldn't worry too much about buying a bunch of stuff right away. Since it's such short notice about acceptance and start dates, I would focus more on getting prepared to start school (i.e. financial aid, housing, transportation, getting your student id card, etc.) Personally, for everyone moving, it would just be more stuff to pack, move, and unpack. You're better off just waiting, and buying things once it gets closer to the semester that you actually need them. Textbooks will be your first big purchase. And then a few weeks into the semester, I bought a stethoscope so I could practice my skills and have my own to use in the skills lab and at home. I didn't worry about buying scrubs and shoes and all the stuff for clinicals until closer to the end of my first semester.
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    when i started the program, we did not have a white coat ceremony/
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    @ingridh and @cyncyn... I applied to nursing programs all over the country. I applied to accelerated BSN programs and entry level master's programs. USF was the first school where I was accepted. Personally for me, I just wanted (and still do) want to be a nurse. I didn't have time to research strengths and weaknesses of various programs. For me I just knew that I wanted to be a nurse, and I was going to go wherever I got in as long as I was going to be a nurse in the end. That's exactly what I did. Personally, I don't think anyone ever feels 100% prepared to be a nurse. That's the great thing about nursing.... is that it's so dynamic and constantly changing. You're always learning new things. @c408. People live all over the bay area. I chose to live near the school, so that I could walk to school, and not have to deal with parking and commuting in traffic. Parking at school is ridiculous. I've actually never had to deal with it, but this is what I have observed with other students in my cohort. You can pay money to get an on campus parking permit, which might make parking slightly easier. I don't know what the rules and such are for parking permits at school. Most people in my cohort don't have a parking permit, they just do street parking, but it's a pain. They have to circle around looking for spots in the neighborhood around the school. Most of the spots are 2 hour spots, which means that they have to move their cars and find a new parking spot during our breaks from lecture. It's a pain and I'm glad that I never have to deal with that. Some students who live near each other have organized carpools amongst themselves
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    University of San Francisco ME-CNL Summer 2013

    I'm a current student in the program. Good Luck to everyone who applied. I'm happy to answer questions if you have any. But yes, when I was accepted, I didn't have much notice either, and I had to relocate from out of state, but I made it happen.
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    Duke New Grad / SNIP 2013

    I am from California. I had 1-2 weeks notice for my interview, so I flew out on a Wednesday, Interviewed Thursday, and flew home Friday. It's stressful, but if you're serious about the job, it's worth it!!
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    Duke New Grad / SNIP 2013

    I received a job offer. I would start in July. For those of you relocating, what are your plans for housing? Also, for anyone who lives in Durham, what are some neighborhoods I should consider living in?
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    Duke New Grad / SNIP 2013

    Same with me. Two weeks after I submitted my application, I was extended an invitation to interview.
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