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    Questions about Seton Versant RN Residency in Austin

    It took about three weeks for me to hear back about part II after submitting part I. Anyone going to the open house Thursday?
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    Bayfront Health System

    For those of you who applied and are interviewing with Bayfront, when did you graduate and do you already have your Florida license? I'm graduating in May and I don't know when I should start applying.
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    Questions about Seton Versant RN Residency in Austin

    My friend and I are planning a roadtrip out from Florida to Austin for spring break (the open house happens to fall during that week!)... Does anyone have any ideas for what to do in Austin? Restaurants, places to visit, etc? Would really appreciate any ideas! :)
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    Questions about Seton Versant RN Residency in Austin

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a hotel or motel close by the hospital? My friend and I are planning to road trip out from Florida for the open house. We figured we should book a hotel soon since the SXSW festival is happening around that time too!
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    Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Program Summer 2013

    Hey all! :) I go to school in Florida and I have been working on my online application. For those of you who have gotten the packet, what all does it entail?
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    UF 2013 BSN applicants?

    What's the new topic??
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    UF 2013 BSN applicants?

    As far as the classes, it's tough to get into the program but once you're in, they want to keep you! That said, I was nearly a straight A student coming into the UF CON but I soon learned to accept and be happy with B's. Sometimes I'm working hard for B's but I do feel extremely prepared for the NCLEX. C=RN after all! I cannot speak highly enough of our professors. They are some of the kindest, most supportive, knowledgeable people in the whole university, in my opinion. I've had clinical experiences at Shands, the VA, and North Florida Regional Medical Center and I've been impressed by all of them, though Shands is my favorite. Schedule wise- the first two semesters were very busy. We had lab once a week, 8 hours of clinical once a week, and classes the other 3 days. We also had community clinicals where we had to go volunteer in a community location once a week, usually the day of our lab. The 3rd semester (the one that I'm finishing up now) hasn't been as bad. We had classes Mondays and Tuesdays, Community clinical Wednesdays, hospital clinical Thursdays, and actually had a day off Friday! And the 3rd semester your only community activity is helping with the Flumist vaccination program in Alachua County, and that's pretty much over by early November. For next semester, the first half is three days of class per week and two 8 hour clinical days. and the second half of the semester is just "transition to professional practice" where we get assigned a preceptor and have 7 weeks to complete 225 hours with them.
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    BSN at USF or ADN at SPC a better choice?

    Hi! I'm a nursing student at UF in Gainesville but just thought I'd weigh in on the topic- I've also heard that BSN grads don't get as much hands on experience as ADNs. What we're usually told is that even if that's true initially, BSN grads tend to "catch up" with the practical skills side of things within six months of working as a nurse. I believe that BSNs also get a more well-rounded education and definitely get more employment opportunities when coming out of school. I've also heard that USF has more clinical hours that we do at UF. Good luck!
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    UF 2013 BSN applicants?

    Hi everyone! I'm currently in the UF BSN program and graduate in May. It's a fantastic program with amazing professors and excellent clinical sites. I know that transferring into the program is difficult, and like someone said before, they tend to take UF undergrads first. Don't let that deter you! If you don't get in though you should look into UF's accelerated BSN program for students who already have a bachelor's degree in another field. The accelerated students finish the program in four consecutive semesters including summers, and they really add a different dimension and perspective to classes. The first two semesters of the generic (traditional) program that I am in, we had class with the accelerated students and it was great! There were students with degrees from varying majors like spanish, business, education, etc. Just wanted to make you guys aware of that option! Anyway, good luck with everything! I believe you should find out by March if you got into UF but not until June or even July for the CON... I don't think we got our letters until July and by that point everyone was rather antsy. I don't know that much about transferring but if you have any questions about the program please don't hesitate to ask :) Go gators!
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    Questions about Seton Versant RN Residency in Austin

    For the nclex review course, does it matter if it was an online or classroom course?