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    Did you work while in school?

    Before starting nursing school, I was working 30-ish hours a week as a waitress, and saved as much money as I could. I got a job as a PCT in the hospital about a year ago. At the college I attend, we don't get to choose our schedule, it has already been pre-determined. Last semester I had class or clinical Monday-Friday. What I normally did was work 2 weekend shifts a month. One weekend off, and either a Saturday or Sunday of the next weekend. Definitely not enough to pay any bills other than water haha. But I work 12 hour shifts so I'm not sure what a "double" entails but I obviously can barely accomplish anything before/after one of those shifts. There were a few weekends I worked Saturday and Sunday, and I didn't get to study and was pretty tired for school on Monday. My advice is to bust your butt and make as much money before the semester begins. You'll know when/if you get too exhausted. And I would also say that instead of volunteering at a hospital, try to get a job! That way you'll get experience and get paid. Look at your hour:earnings ratio. Find what job opportunities you can make the most money in the least amount of time and figure out a way to tailor to your schedule so you're not spending too many hours NOT making money, but also not too many hours on the job. Nursing school has really taught me how to plan my time hour by hour lol.
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    Lactation consultant

    Hi, I am a nursing student who will be graduating in December of 2017. I am looking for anyone who is a lactation consultant or is familiar with the job. I have been a nurse tech in ICU for almost 6 months now, and I really like it. I like the complexity of the cases in ICU, the detailed-oriented assessments and treatments. It seems like it is worthwhile as a nurse because you are putting skills to use and often. I just completed my OB rotation at school. I liked the rotation way more than I thought I would, and I really fell in love with is breastfeeding. Watching the birth of a baby is amazing, but watching a baby latch after only minutes to hour in their new environment is just awesome. Everything about breastfeeding I want to promote and I want to help mothers and babies and to me it almost seems like specializing in "newborn nutrition", lol. How many lactation consultants are out there? Is there a job field? Does your hospital have a lactation "nurse" that isn't certified? Any info into this would be much appreciated!
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    I actually received the email about an hour after my post haha. I'm so anxious for orientation! Does anyone know about uniforms?
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    I know a confirmation email was sent out after you drop off your acceptance letter and fee. Has anyone else not gotten that email yet? I see all the info online but I just am nervous about being forgotten in the crowd haha.
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    3.5 and 88 on hesi
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    Can't wait to meet my classmates!
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    Yayyy!!! Omg happy dance for you!! I cried too haha. Congrats girl!!
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    Praying for you!! I hope we are classmates
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    I got my letter in mid city!!! Woohooo!
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    Let's hope tomorrow is the day then!! Good luck y'all
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    Well that's a little relieving to here. I hope they are actually in transit. I live in mid city close to LSU and I'm still at school but I got hope when I get home!
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    Going back to older forums, I see the confusion and wait that everyone went through and I hope it's not the same this year, but I just keep telling myself to relax! Good luck yall!
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    My mailman stopped by around 930 am
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    Nothing here either
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    I have a feeling the letters to farther area codes will go out first so the Nola area doesn't get news first? Anyone have an idea?
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    LSU BSN Spring 2015

    I'm so glad this week is finally here!!! Oh gosh. Good luck to everybody :) I can't believe hopefully by Wednesday we will know.