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  1. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    Got my packet too!
  2. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    Does anyone know the titles and editions of the nursing texts that are required for Fall 2013?
  3. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    Thank goodness for the extra info. I am happy about the uniform changes as well as packets being emailed. Now to work towards getting the books at a REASONABLE price. I am good on all shots and vaccinations since I work for a hospital (its mandatory of course). Does anyone know if we would need a lab coat/jacket? To include the nursing patch on it? I was wondering about lab times as well as keeping warm in the fall...heehee :)
  4. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    I made a B in one of my anatomy courses but I scored high on the Kaplan. Either way, you need to work hard to excel in both areas. Good luck!
  5. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    Thank goodness for the blue. I talked to a friend today who is about to graduate GTC's nursing program in a few weeks. She is in the all white and offered to sell me her used scrubs. Of course I was leaning towards declining due to a few stains and glad I did since the color changed! See you all soon! :)
  6. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    I stalk the nurses at work. When they see my shadow, they turn around and say "Come on darling and look since you need to learn this anyway." Then I take a deep breath knowing that there are some great people lined up for us ready to help us every step of the way with this thing. Bugging nurses and taking deep breaths frequently keeps me with a level head....not to mention I am in the process of rearranging my entire life around my new chosen career path. Still excited! But seemingly calm since I am just transitioning from one phase to the next! :)
  7. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    I know that sometimes hiring comes in phases, but when there is a need then management will start pulling applications. You should check with hospitals that you are interested in. Each one always has different requirements. For example, some places want you to have a Patient Care Tech certification whereas others (such as GMC) only requires a CNA (although you are hired as a PCT) because alot of entities train there own people as they go. The only thing that I can say as far as a school schedule is being in a department that is willing to work with you. Some places are only concerned with you working your schedule to satisfy your department needs first. But where I work, they value their nursing students and work schedules around school. I know that Gwinnett Medical could use some help but its up to them with how and when they hire. Send me your email and I will send my contact info so that you can use me as a referral. We do have a referral program so hopefully that will help get you in faster. All else fails, try long-term care facilities in the meantime, or maybe during the summer to get your feet wet. If you can, get through your first semester first to see how work will fit in for you. Most hospital positions require 12 hour shifts. I have been to school and worked 12 hours full time so I know that I can handle it. I am not sure if you have ever tackled a challenge like this. But if you want PRN status just to have extra experience and a few extra bucks...go for it! I wish you much success! My email is fjmorehead@gmail.com if you need to reach me!
  8. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    Hey! I am in the Float Pool. I kinda like it, and of course like you I have been there a couple of months. Its funny how all of this has worked out! I will be at Lawrenceville on Wednesday night to pick up an extra shift. I should be on 6 South but its possible I might go to 5 North. However, I usually mostly work 4th floor here in Duluth or be placed on sitter duty for the 1013 patients. I like it so far. I plan to take advantage of tuition reimbursement and the nurse residency program. My email is fjmorehead@gmail.com Congrats on work and school for you! This is all too exciting! Oh and I am hoping for the blue scrubs too!
  9. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    Hi lpatel320, I work for Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth where a few of the GTC nursing students come to do clinicals. When I was up at Joan Glancy Rehab one of the students was dressed in white scrubs. But a couple of weeks later when I was at the hospital on the 4th floor, two of the GTC students had on a very lovely shade of blue scrubs (kinda almost grayish-blue if you know what I mean). But I am not sure which ones are official! I guess I will ask the next time I see them!
  10. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    I'm not sure rednurse. I wonder if tablets will work too (weighs less and more compact). Also does anyone know what color our scrubs are and when we should get them? I need to pace myself financially and tackle as much as I can this summer...
  11. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    I got my official letter in the mail yesterday! I am super happy! Gonna confirm my spot this evening when I get off work! Yay!
  12. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    I just checked my admission status and it said Accepted for Nursing degree program for Fall 2013. The program directors approval date was April 3, 2013. But no official letter or email yet! Fingers crossed!
  13. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    Hi all, if our status changed from the last program over to Associate Degree in Nursing as our current program, does that mean a person is in? (shaking in my boots here)
  14. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    I like how we communicate with each other and encourage one another. This really does help with the stress and tension...but lets let this be a "good" form of stress! Best of luck to everyone and thanks for the encouragement 77!
  15. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    I just got my letter today too! I am going to try for the later meeting because I just got hired as a PCT for Gwinnett Medical-Duluth and will be in orientation that week. I hope all goes well on both ends. They know that I want to be a nurse for Gwinnett Medical and have agreed to work with me but my first week of orientation can be trivial. I will call tomorrow to make arrangements. Prayerfully they will be understanding as I cannot miss the mandatory meeting!!!!!
  16. RN_Diva_2B

    Trying for Gwinnett Tech Fall 2013

    Thanks for the info...will certainly be on the lookout! And I am using Kaplan's Nursing School Entrance Exams guide. Also asking around to see what main science points are covered...scouring the internet...whatever it takes! :)
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