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  1. rowrowyourboat

    Lying on a job application

  2. rowrowyourboat

    St. Louis University ABSN

  3. Anything worth having is hard and you have to work really hard. I am not sure how much time you are putting in your studies. Everyone has given you good advice but I will tell you this, if you are not disciplined with your studies right now, it will be hard to break those habits later and chances of getting into Nursing school will even be harder. Good luck with everything!
  4. rowrowyourboat

    Teacher Wants to Medicate Pre-Schooler

    I have been afraid this might be my son. He will be turning 6 in January and his ability to not sit still, always stimulated and no personal space boundaries has been worrying me. We let him start first grade this year and I am worried sick already since his new teacher has already requested a meeting with us. Sigh. Being that we are now in Canada their system is different from the US and everything happens at a snails pace especially when it comes to specialist appointments. I would rather know if something is wrong, get the appropriate treatment and make sure he is doing well than guessing as to what might be wrong. It doesn't help that his dad, Kindergarten teacher last year don't think he needs an evaluation. We have gone through a lot with my sweet boy. First it was not being able to speak till he was three due to all the ear infections and it wasn't until I changed Drs he got his tubes placed and after some extensive speech therapy he caught up with his peers and doing well. As a mom, I am always scared of just how far I am willing to go in regards to him being medicated. Thanks for sharing your story. Will see how our meeting with the teacher goes and we will go from there.
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    US Citizen Wants to Apply to Canadian Nursing Program

    I don't want to jump to conclusions so I will ask you, why Canada? I find it difficult to believe that you are just all of a sudden interested in applying to Canadian programs and go through the nuisances of obtaining a study visa and then coming back tot he US. BTW I am a US Citizen but I live in Canada. I will be applying to a program here but I will tell you that US schools are on top of my list. I would advise you to please do your research before going this route. Good luck!
  6. rowrowyourboat

    9/5 What I learned this week.....

    Thanks for this ixchel. Forward I go:)
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    I would advice you to do a search on the site about your questions. There a lot of threads on these two schools and a lot of advice that could help you:) Good luck!
  8. rowrowyourboat

    9/5 What I learned this week.....

    I've learned: 1. Having surgery is no joke and that I still need to work on my patience. I was so sure I was doing good;) 2. Even though I have a great GP, it's time to end our relationship. She called to 'lecture' me because she had heard from her receptionist that I was rude to them. Sigh! This hurt me so much because I was not rude at all and she did not want to hear my side of the story. I have been so respectful to everyone because my Dr has gone above and beyond for me. Oh well, we live and learn. 3. My dad's death is really affecting me more than I would want to admit. I miss him so so much. 4. My husband is not supportive of my going back to school and possibly being away from the family. 5. I think at times being a little selfish and doing what you think is good for the family even when your spouse doesn't think so is ok. Or not? 6. Having a Hgb in the 6.7 range is something to worry about. 7. Am now worried about my colonoscopy appt. what if something is really wrong? 8. My fear of not messing up when it comes to parenting keeps me on my toes. 9. I love my family deeply and the thought of anything happening to either of them after losing my dad would be too much for me to handle. 10. I am beside myself about being a first time auntie next month. I can't wait! 11. Having money or a great career is not everything and doesn't equate to happiness. 12. I wish JulesA was my real life mentor, there's a few more people on this site who I think are quite amazing. They have the Oprah effect on me.
  9. rowrowyourboat

    What do you mean you're sick? How dare you!

    I am not a nurse but one of my supervisors is so stupid that he never wants to believe something is really wrong with you. Last year when my husband called my work that my dad had suddenly died, he wanted me to send in a death certificate to prove that it actually happened. WTH!!! I couldn't believe it. He kept on calling me a week later asking when I will be back. Sigh. Unfortunately, am still at this job. A few weeks ago I had to have surgery and was in the hospital for a few days, guess who kept calling and texting to find out why am off work? Mind you all the paperwork was sent to HR and they knew why I was gone but I had asked them to NOT tell this particular supervisor as to why I was off work since he has verbal diarrhea. HR was so upset with him when they found out he had been asking me why am off work. Some people are just beyond help and he's one of them.
  10. rowrowyourboat

    St. Louis University ABSN

  11. Hello! I figured it would be a good idea to start a thread for 2016. I am so nervous about applying but so excited about starting nursing school next year. My situation is a little unique. I am also applying to two schools in the US for the Accelerated BSN/MSN programs and not sure if that is a good idea since I will come back here anyways. Leaving my kids and husband for 21 months is so hard so hence my reason for applying to U of A. I will be retaking my Micro and Physiology to get As and not Bs. I just want to make sure I am competitive enough since my degree and pre-reqs are from the US. All the best to everyone!!
  12. rowrowyourboat

    University of Alberta Nursing After Degree 2015

    Sandy so you already have applied for next year? Does U of A do early decision admissions?
  13. rowrowyourboat

    University of Alberta Nursing After Degree 2015

    I think a Facebook page is only for those students who have been accepted and most of them are closed groups. Have you done all your pre-reqs? What is your undergraduate degree in?
  14. rowrowyourboat

    University of Alberta Nursing After Degree 2015

    We should start a 2016 thread for some of us who will be applying next year so that we can encourage each other. My degree is from the US in Communications. I will have to retake my Microbiology and Physiology to get an A so that I am very competitive. What are you undergraduate degrees in? And does anyone know how many people are accepted for the After Degree program in Edmonton?
  15. rowrowyourboat

    Working OT helped me to pay....

    This is why I hound your posts all the time. I wish I knew you irl. You motivate me and no I am not a creep:)
  16. rowrowyourboat

    Help Baby #3 and nursing school

    You are 26, you can wait till you are done with nursing school to get pregnant or get pregnant a few months before you are done. My children are 11 and 5 and I would love to have another one but there is no way am willing to do that before school.