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    FSCJ Summer 2013 Nursing Students

    No, we didn't receive emails. The only time I heard of people getting emails was when the nursing office was running really late on sending acceptance letters out.
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    FSCJ Summer 2013 Nursing Students

    Hang in there guys! I know you probably don't want to hear this, but embrace the wait! Enjoy this last bit of time you have left! Once you get your acceptance letters (yes, they are big, white packets), all hell will break loose! :) And I mean that in a good way! The acceptance letter has directions of what you need to do by a certain deadline (about 3-4 weeks after the date of your acceptance) and you will find yourself running around like a crazy person trying to get it all done. We all thought waiting was the hard part too until we had to get a billion things done AFTER we got accepted! And if you plan on getting Worksource, the headache of trying to get the scholarship will begin! But it's all so exciting and worthwhile (and pricey)! Letters will probably come out when you least expect them to!
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    All FSCJ Spring 2013 Hopefuls

    You don't get penalized for guessing! Don't leave questions blank!
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    FSCJ Summer 2013 Nursing Students

    They only pay for classes once you're in the nursing program. Not prerequisites or anything outside of the core nursing curriculum. If you think you're going to get in, you can always apply now and start doing assessments. Then schedule your intake after you get your acceptance letter (they make you show proof).
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    FSCJ Summer 2013 Nursing Students

    By the way guys, the Worksource WIA scholarship is a huge help! I can't stress that enough. Like LPNnowRNhopefull mentioned, most people qualify. Majority of us who are starting in January have been approved for Worksource. They make you jump through hoops to get it (taking the assessments---which takes 3-4 hours total, filling out paperwork and bringing documents, making appointments to be seen, etc.). At times, I was like 'screw this', but I'm so thankful I got it. My tuition and fees are paid for and they gave me a book voucher for the exact cost of my required books (which was $1,071.63 for Term 1, FYI). You don't have to pay them back. The only thing you have to do is submit time sheets every month (so they can make sure you're going to class), submit grades each semester (you have to keep a 3.0), and keep in touch. Seriously, keep it in mind.
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    FSCJ Summer 2013 Nursing Students

    The instructors like the Littman Cardiology III. You don't have to get that one though. As long as your stethoscope has a bell and a diaphragm, you're ok. You need to have all-white, leather shoes. No clogs. I got some all white leather Adidas. I know a couple of people got New Balances. Referring to your BLS course, I took mine with a lady in Orange Park named Nancy Crider. Only took a few hours one Saturday morning, and she prints out your certification on the spot afterwards.
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    WIA grants

    I guess every area differs. In North Florida (Jacksonville), you just need to make less than $25.00/hour or be unemployed to qualify. There are other things that may qualify you, I just can't remember for sure. You also need a 3.0 GPA. Here, they can cover around $7,000 for an ADN program (not sure about the LPN program). They used to cover everything (tuition, books, uniforms, supplies, gas, etc.), but now they only have the funding to cover tuition, fees, and required books.
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    Which Stethoscope should I get?

    I also start nursing school in January and although the nursing department told students we could get whatever stethoscope we wanted (as long as it has a diaphragm and a bell), they highly recommended we get the Littman Cardiology III, or the best one we could afford. So for an early Christmas present, I asked my family for a pink Cardiology III with my name engraved.
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    FSCJ Summer 2013 Nursing Students

    A lot of people went to Care Spot. They say it's very reasonable if you have no insurance.
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    FSCJ Summer 2013 Nursing Students

    Hi guys, just wanted to stop by and say hello! I was accepted for Spring 2013 and we just had orientation Monday and Tuesday! I'm so excited! I have some advice: 1. Don't stress over the NAT. Sure, refresh yourself on everything, but don't stress when the time comes to take the test. Relax, and do the best you can. PRACTICE YOUR SPEED! The test goes by really fast. If you realize time is running out, go back to all the questions you did not answer for that section, pick a letter, and mark all the unanswered questions with that letter. You don't get penalized for wrong answers so what's the worst that could happen? 2. If you're transferring from another school, send your transcripts to FSCJ as soon as possible so that the classes you took at the other school will appear on your FSCJ transcript by the time you apply. 3. Get your CPR certification BEFORE you apply. They're requiring it now, but I know on some people's applications, it does not say that. Save yourself a world of trouble and get it done before submitting your application. They only accept American Heart Association. 4. If you think you may have a good chance of getting accepted, start saving money NOW. Once you get your acceptance packet, you will only have a few weeks to get everything done and it costs money (especially if you will not be using insurance to get your medical things done). You have to get a background check, fingerprints, drug test, lab work (titers for Hep B, Varicella & MMR), a physical, flu shot, TB screen and passport photo. Not to mention, you'll have to buy uniforms, shoes (if you already don't have them), a stethoscope, BP cuff, and other items. 5. Also, if you think you have a good chance of getting accepted, start thinking about Worksource--especially if you do not receive grants and scholarships. If you qualify, they'll pay for tuition, fees, and required books. Most people qualify. I believe you just have to make less than $25 or be unemployed. There are more rules than that, but you should check with them. Check the Learn, Return & Earn section. They'll require you to take a few assessments, then do an intake with them where they make you submit a lot of paperwork. I also wanted to let you guys know that FSCJ (the entire college... not just the Nursing program) is moving to a 12-week summer session. The dean told us during orientation. So, where summers used to be 16 weeks, there will only be 12 weeks. Meaning you will have the same amount of work, but less time to do it all. Just wanted to make sure that you guys are aware, because it could mean that Term 1 will be tougher than it already is! I'm also not sure if they will be offering nights/weekends for the Summer term. You may want to call the nursing office and find out.
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    All FSCJ Spring 2013 Hopefuls

    I had 212.88 points.
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    All FSCJ Spring 2013 Hopefuls

    i start in January.If Micro isn't showing up and you're enrolled, you should contact the school. May be a clerical error.
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    All FSCJ Spring 2013 Hopefuls

    You have to provide your transcript with your application. They'll see it on there.
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    All FSCJ Spring 2013 Hopefuls

    Congratulations!!!!!!! It probably doesn't matter at this point since you got in UCF, but if you haven't received a letter from FSCJ yet, you may want to call the school and make sure they have your correct mailing address. It'd be awesome if you got in FSCJ too! OPTIONS!
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    All FSCJ Spring 2013 Hopefuls

    I'm sure you'll get a letter soon. Call and make sure there wasn't a mix-up.
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