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    St. Joseph School of Nursing in RI. Fall 2013

    Hi! I graduated in 2015 and as far as I know things haven't changed much. For the uniforms they give you specific brand (Landau) and style number and color (royal blue) and you have to go to Alexanders uniforms in Warwick because they sew a school patch onto your uniform. I do know that a couple of people (myself included) purchased pants that were the right color and brand but a different style number simply because neither of the style numbers the school have came in tall sizes. No one ever said anything about me having different pants. No one ever got different tops though because your tops that you wear to clinical have to have the school patch on them. To lecture you can pretty much wear whatever you want, though they always encouraged us to look professional (most people didn't wear like ripped jeans or tattered clothing) and for labs you can wear any scrubs if you want to or just comfortable clothing like yoga pants because they want you to be able to move around just as easily as you would in scrubs in case you have to climb up on the bed or something to be the lab "patient"
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    st joseph school of nursing

    Hi! I assume you are talking about St. Joseph School of Nursing in RI? If so, I will be a senior there this Fall. I'm not sure how your test scroes will factor in as I don't know anyone's score besides my own but I can tell you that the school accepts C's for pre-req classes. People tend to find out about acceptance anywhere from late April to June. Good luck and if you have any questions I'd be happy to try and answer them!
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    St. Joseph School of Nursing in RI. Fall 2013

    The book we use the most for nursing is the potter and perry fundamentals book, for clinical you will use your lab book, the doenges book, the med surg book, potter and perry and the physical assessment book you use a little for nursing arts lab. The medical terminology book and the test taking skills book I didn't use at all. But the potter and perry is the "bible" for the year lol!
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    St. Joseph School of Nursing in RI. Fall 2013

    sorry for any spelling errors, I'm typing quick at work!
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    St. Joseph School of Nursing in RI. Fall 2013

    lol your welcome! Trust me I remember how nervous I was! The schedule was pretty much Nursing 100 on Monday 8:30-12, Nutrition was Tuesdays 1-3:00 I believe and then once clinicals start (around the end of October) you would have assignment pick up on Wednesday and clinicals either Thursday or Friday (whichever you dont have clinical you are pretty much off) all weeks weren't like this which made making a work schedule hard some weekswithout clinical had extra lab days where you are assigned a lab time of about 1 hour (I requested to have lab times from 8:15-9:15am the first group) but there were 4 other groups after also. I did work throughout the semester about 25-30 hours a week but my work allowed me to literally make my own schedule and were great about working with me, I know some classmates were not as lucky and were not allowed to have a super flexible work schedule, many people worked weekend shifts and alot of people were CNA's which definitely gave them some great experience and knowledge because alot the lab/clinical work we do is CNA type stuff. There wasn't any extra dosage testing besides each nursing exam has 5 dosage calculations questions on it, I don't know if they planned on doing a dosage test aside from that though. The best adivce I can give you as far as studying is to keep on top of it and don't fall behind. The absolute best thing you can do for yourself is to find out exactly what your study style is whether you need to make charts and pictures or you need to read your notes outloud etc. This will save you alot of wasted time in using a study strategy that doesn't even work for you. Personally, I would read the chapters before lecture then write down notes from lecture onto my powerpoint slides (which they hand out to you so don't worry about printing them) then I would go back to my book and reread anything I didn't understand and put more notes from the book onto my powerpoint, the week before the exam I would take all those notes on the powerpoints and make index cards to study from. Of course, throughout the semester my study strategies sort of got less and less to where I would just read over the powerpoints before an exam and was still able to do well, I don't recommend this but towards the end I was just ready for the semester to be over lol! Clinical is sort of a whole different part of nursing, the dreaded AM report is what will take up alot of your weekend time, its the report we have to write up on our patient from clinical and pass in at 8:30 on Monday morning, once you get the hang of it, it isn't that hard just very time consuming. They will explain all that to you at clinical orientation. And to the other poster, don't freak out about the bridge program thing yet, it is very very new and in the preliminary stages we will all get more information as it comes but I do know how frustrating it is! Take it one step at a time with everything and don't stress yourself out too much it won't help you do better or lessen your workload. Thankfully the group of students in my class are great, we all get along really well and everyone helps each other out. Last year they did a "Big Brother" thing were a freshman was paired with a junior to kind of contact whenever they needed help or had a question, maybe they will do the same thing this year. I'm on facebook also if you want to private message me I can try to find you on there if you have more questions, I check that more than I go on allnurses. Hope I answered some of your questions and if you have more or want to know more about anything just ask I am more than happy to answer what I can!
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    St. Joseph School of Nursing in RI. Fall 2013

    Hi! I will be a junior at St. Joe's in the Fall! If you have any questions etc feel free to message me or you can just email me, PM for my email :) Congrats and welcome!
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    St. Joseph's Open House

    I need help again :) recommendations for stethoscope on a low budget plus I dont want to have to worry about losing it in clinicals :) and also I noticed in the pictures on the website that everyone has white shoes but none of our paperwork specifies what type we need any suggestions? Thanks so much!
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    St. Joseph's Open House

    Yes I will be at orientation! see you there! :)
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    CCRI Nursing program Acceptance

    I got in with about 120 points. My TEAS test scores were all in the 90's and my GPA was a 3.5. I also just graduated with honors with a general studies aa degree from ccri that I completed while doing my nursing pre reqs, I was told that they also consider things such as course load and grades from other classes, not sure if that is true or not.
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    St. Joseph's Open House

    Thank you!! Looking forward to it! :)
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    St. Joseph's Open House

    Hi! I just got accepted to St. Joe's for the Fall 2012 semester, I also got accepted to CCRI and am having an awful time trying to make a decision! Opinions?? I saw on another post that you went to St. Joe's, how did you like it? I haven't heard anything bad about it from graduates but I am concerned about finding a job after graduation. I plan on going into an RN to BSN program as soon as possible after graduation but I would like to be able to do that online. Also, I was considering applying to RIC to go right into the BSN program but I feel like the small class sizes and hands on experience of St. Joe's is something that cant be beat it makes up for the tuition costs. Any advice would be extremely helpful! Thanks in advanced!!
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