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    UCF Traditional and Accelerated BSN-2014

    Well first semester is the most expensive.. textbooks can run up to $1000 if you buy them brand new and in the package that the bookstore sells. The required ati package is $408, but I'm pretty sure the price goes up another $50 if you don't pay for it by a certain deadline. Lab kit costs $185. Uniforms are $100 a set, and I'd recommend you get two sets to start with. You'll need to make sure you have current health insurance coverage, pay for a TB test and physical this summer. You'll also spend at least another $100 on miscellaneous school supplies like shoes, stethoscope, watch, blood pressure cuff etc.Tuition runs about $200 per credit hour for fl residents, I think for first and second semesters my total for tuition came out to around $3500 for each semester (roughly $7000 total). Books are not as bad the second semester.
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    UCF Traditional and Accelerated BSN-2014

    Congrats! I'm a current BSN student at UCF. To answer some questions: For the transfer student orientation- same as what was previously said, you go to a room and hear some speakers, and split out into colleges (ie college of nursing) where you are further subdivided into the program (ie basic BSN, pre-nursing etc), you go to a room and receive a copy of your degree audit and then you go get your student ID. You will be placed in a "filler" class by an adviser. You will not actually register for classes until literally the week before classes start and at the same time find out your clinical assignments at orientation. In the fall you will take Health Assessment, health assessment lab, essentials of nursing practice, essentials of nursing practice lab, essentials of nursing practice clinical, community health nursing, community health clinical and role of the professional nurse. I cannot really answer what your schedule will look like, just plan to have mon-fri in class/clinicals. I had class on mon from 11-4, tues 730-1130, wed 730-1 with clinical on thurs and fri. Tues were my labs, and it is different for everyone. You will have community clinicals for the first 6 weeks, and for most people they were on thurs and fri (some groups did have to go on tues too). Essentials clinicals are the second 6 weeks and those are on thurs and fri (from 630-330, depends on the instructor) and are in long term care. How do you prepare? Well first off, I would say save some money because things are about to get expensive really fast! The textbook package you need is expensive, and then theres the ati package, uniforms, nurse lab... I agree with everyone else, just enjoy your summer off! You're going to be busy for the next two years. Sure, you can review some A&P if you really think that's going to give you a "head start". Buy a good planner too, it's going to become your best friend :) First semester is all about getting adjusted and learning the basics.
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    Class of 2015

    Totally ready for a break. Gotta keep chuggin' got 4 finals and 2 skills validations coming up I need to prep for. eek!
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    Class of 2015

    I have been passing my exams and skills validations! a lil over halfway through the semester. WOW!
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    Your Spring Schedule

    Adult I (Med-Surg I) Adult I clinical Families (OB & Peds) Families clinical Pathophysiology Pharmacology eek, supposed to be the toughest semester of the whole program!
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    Good deals!

    craigslist is a classifieds website where you can find used textbooks locally also I have used a couple coupon codes to buy my textbooks online: If you need to buy anything from FA Davis use code "davis2" for 20% off If you are a new customer to half.com and spend at least $20 use code "10BTS" for 10% off
  7. I keep changing my mind haha Right now I'm set on wanting to work in Critical Care There's not really a specialty I "dont want to work in" since I see any as a learning opportunity. I'm pretty open to anything once I graduate. During Nursing School there might be other specialties that pop out to me or veer me away. Only time will tell!
  8. I'm starting next month but this is our schedule: 1st semester is Community Health & LTC 2nd semester is OB, Peds & Adult I 3rd semester is research & ethics (no clinicals) 4th semester is psych & adult II 5th semester is Public health, Critical Care & Practicum
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    UCF 2013 Fall-Orlando generic BSN applicants?

    @djmeow the MOA is where it said the deadline for the immunizations, physical etc was 7/15
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    Home office for school work

    Lol he's really territorial. I think I'll me a small space in the bedroom for my stuff.
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    Home office for school work

    My fiancé and I are trying to figure out where to put my study space. We have a 3 bedroom house and an almost 2 year old. The third bedroom is "his" office and he despises me going in there for ANYTHING... Not exaggerating. He wants to put my study space in our daughters room so I can "watch her while I study" YEAH RIGHT. Since our bedroom is the largest I'm thinking of putting a small desk and bookshelf for me in there to use. The only furniture in there now is the bed and tv!
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    Almost there

    Yes I'm using certified background and didn't have trouble uploading my documents.
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    Almost there

    I just got all that stuff done and uploaded online today as well. Now the fun part.... Scraping up money to buy books, uniforms and misc supplies :)
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    UCF 2013 Fall-Orlando generic BSN applicants?

    Yeah, I have NO idea how someone would be able to get all of that ready the WEEK before classes start. I also registered for 4 of my classes last week!
  15. We get to rank our top 3 choices for our community health clinicals and it's "first come first serve" for your assignment based on how early you submit the form. I'm not sure how the rest are, I'm assuming completely random until practicum senior year.
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    "Back to School" Sales

    Starting my BSN program in August and I'll be hawking the sales too! I have a stockpile of loose leaf paper but I def need to restock on copy paper, ink, highlighters, binders, pens etc. I also found out from joining SNA I get a discount at office depot on select items. You already know I'll be taking advantage of that! I'm totally the person wanting to save money.... I'm pinching pennies researching multiple online retailers for my textbooks. No way I'm paying almost $1000 for those suckers at the bookstore