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    Unsure of wanting kids

    I guess I can add something from the child-free community. I'm 31, happily married and have never really wanted kids. I've entertained the idea on occasion, but as I have gotten older, progressed in my career, seen the sacrifices and stress of my pro...
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    Any Advice for New Nursing Students?

    No horror stories here, I'm 4 weeks into an accelerated program (so ending semester 1 in a regular program) and actually like it much more than I thought I would. It's hard, but that's what I signed up for. I have a great class, we bring food to shar...
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    Private loan and no co-signer

    That's how I understood it. She's looking for about 32k in a lump sum? This sounds like a scammy for-profit set up, or the craziest out-of-state tuition ever. Going to nursing school is not an at-all-costs kind of decision. If the school doesn't fit ...
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    Accepted to two nursing programs...What to do?

    Awesome, congrats on having choices. I'm in an on campus accelerated, married without kids, have 12 years of intense medical experience, and I am hangin on for dear life! What a ride! I think it might be fine to do online if you have an insane amoun...
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    Personal issues while a student?

    First of all, holy cow, do you have a lot on your plate. I would explain all of this to your professors and come clean. If they think less of you, they are terrible people, but you would think a nursing instructor would be able to summon a degree of ...
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    Social help, not fitting in

    Are you in nursing school to socialize, or are you in nursing school to become a nurse. You said that making friends isn't really a high priority. So what's wrong with being friendly, professional, undistracted and (before you know it) successfully d...
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    SO sick

    If you come to class looking like warmed-over dog doo, don't sit next to me! If you're sick, you're sick. Your professors seem to be understanding, and you're obviously not faking it. Take care of yourself and get better so you can get back to class ...
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    Private loan and no co-signer

    Is there anything you can do to avoid this debt? Is this for your whole program, or (gulp) just the first semester? Think about ways you can downsize, trim the fat, mow lawns on the weekends, something that might offset the amount you are looking to ...
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    Paramedic to nurse/nursing student

    I'm a 10 year paramedic in the middle of my second week of an accelerated program. I didn't purposefully out myself as a medic off the bat, but short of taking a vow of silence for the year, I found it impossible to come off as less knowledgable than...
  10. I'm in an accelerated program, so I don't really feel like I have time to be "put together" I'm showered with a little mascara and in yoga or gym clothes so I can get 30 min in after or before class. I'm actually looking forward to getting into lab u...
  11. I'm in an accelerated program, so I don't really feel like I have time to be "put together" I'm showered with a little mascara and in yoga or gym clothes so I can get 30 min in after or before class. I'm actually looking forward to getting into lab u...
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    Is It Necessary?

    I'm with needles. It depends on how technology dependant you are as a student, and the tech requirements of your program. My program requires the use of a bundle of reference software that needs either a tablet or a nice smartphone to operate and be ...
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    Options for scrub pants

    Black pants...you lucky punters. I'm trying to transition from EMS-land and can't get used to going to work in white pajamas. Ugh,
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    Shoes

    Are you allowed to wear any all-white shoe you want? I have a pair of white Sketchers I could run miles in. Most of the big sneaker companies have an all-white something. A guy I know in clinicals, wears white Nikes. Check Zappos.com, they have free ...
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    Uniform Inspection

    Yep, confirmed. I will be expected to line up, basic training style for inspection, then turn around and bend over so a 60 year old woman can evaluate the integrity of my pant-seat. I am horrified. I am fine with the rest of this. i have worked in h...