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    UMSON BSN FALL 2017

    Hi!! I've applied for the Conway scholarship for Fall 2018 - anyone hear back yet? Or know when we should be notified?
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    New PICU RN - Feeling discouraged

    Hi there! I started in the PICU in March this year, although it hasn't been that much time, I'm feeling as though it's not for me. I keep telling myself to just stick it out for a year at least but honestly I don't know if I can even do that. I recently cut back on my hours (40hr to 36hr) to see if that would decrease the stress I'm having, and have yet to work that schedule yet as it starts this week. I just found out I am working Christmas & Thanksgiving this year, which is a bummer. At this point I envy any job that has a regular 9-5, day shift only, and relatively predictable day. I've considered OR nursing (although I don't believe this is predictable) because I like the SPACE of the OR, the sterility, the structure, I've always thought that was such a unique place to be. But at this point, I'm not sure if I even want to be in a hospital. I'm not feeling the 12(14 with commute etc)hr days. A few weeks ago I applied for a school nurse position. They required experience but I applied anyways. )This was while I awake at night bored being on night shift). School nursing really seems almost ideal to me at this point: schedule, holidays, less pay, but less life-and-death choices I'll make on a daily basis. I think i'd be happier. On one side, I want to be professional and really put 100% into the PICU to see what comes of it. I told myself to stick it out for 2 years.. then 1 year... and now who knows. On the other side, I want to be happier and less stressed. I realize other new nurses may feel stressed during this period but I struggle to see if this is regular new nurse stress or something more. Any words of wisdom will be appreciated.
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Took the exam Tuesday at 8am & found out I passed on the Maryland BON website today (wed) at 4pm!!!
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    Nclex RN january 2017

    Taking the exam on the 24th - fingers crossed =P good luck everyone!
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    UMSON CNL Applicants for Spring 2015

    Thanks for all the good info @smoup! I'd love to get into a facebook group & be able to connect with everyone there. When I got the call I asked how many people were accepted & she said 49, which I'm hoping is going to be a great group of people =]
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    UMSON CNL Applicants for Spring 2015

    I got my call as well!! Congrats all =] I'm so excited to get started, fortunately My drive isn't too far from Elkridge, but I'm sure traffic will still be killer =\ enjoy the time we have off!
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    UMSON CNL Applicants for Spring 2015

    Mohave you heard anything?!
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    UMSON CNL Applicants for Spring 2015

    They said we should know mid November, I had a pretty awful dream last night I got a rejection letter! I definitely need to take it easy & try not to think about it.
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    UMSON CNL Applicants for Spring 2015

    @fffnpsp15 good luck on the interview! I had mine the other day, I think the best thing for you to do is review with yourself before hand what you want to get across during the interview, if you go in there knowing what to say you'll be better prepared! Everyone I met with was pleasant & seemed happy to help.
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    UMSON CNL Applicants for Spring 2015

    Looks like interviews are this week/beginning of next week. Good luck everyone =]
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