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Nearing the end of my ADN program.  Graduating May 2019.

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  1. fyrephish

    CT-CCNP 2017

    Does anyone have to give notice to their employer to attend nursing school? I'm in a fix because I want to tell them at work but it's 4 months before I'll be leaving so I'm wondering if that is excessive notice. I work at a bank, and the hours are incompatible with school schedule. My plan is to at least give 4 weeks notice but the mandatory orientation is June 16th, and I can't take the day off, because we already have an employee on vacation that week. So I can either call out sick that day, or tell them what's going on, and hope they'll give me the day off anyways because of the circumstances. I'm totally torn which is the right choice.
  2. fyrephish

    CT-CCNP 2017

    I know we'll find out at orientation, but does anyone have an idea what kind of supplies, uniforms we should have for nursing school? I'm already cutting my spending way down to beef up the savings but I kind of want to get an idea earlier.
  3. fyrephish

    CT-CCNP 2017

    I got in to CCC! Stats were Nursing GPA 3.87, TEAS 86, A&P I - A. Congrats to everyone and I wish you all the best of luck. Now to tackle the long list of forms to fill out before the deadlines!
  4. fyrephish

    CT-CCNP 2017

    I already posted this, but I didn't share my first/second choices. Nursing GPA - 3.86 TEAS - 86 A&P I - A My 1st choice is CCC, my second is NVCC I don't know if second choices really ever come into play though...
  5. fyrephish

    How old is everyone?

    I'm 35, I have a 4 year old, and I work full time in banking. I'll be starting this fall in the nursing program. Right now I'm just taking A&P II. What a luxury to just take one class!
  6. fyrephish

    CT-CCNP 2017

    Yeah that's an interesting question, which I don't know the answer to. The nursing info packet says this: "2.7 Nursing GPA- based only on the college courses with grades that meet the nursing admission and nursing program curriculum requirements. The Nursing GPA is a calculation specific to CT-CCNP applicants and may differ from your college GPA. (please note: if an applicant is using a course from a Fresh Start semester to meet a nursing admission or program curriculum requirement, that course will count in the calculation of the applicant's Nursing GPA.) " And so it says that the nursing GPA may differ from college GPA...not sure what that calculation might be
  7. fyrephish

    CT-CCNP 2017

    Okay finally got grades in. Nursing GPA 3.86 TEAS 86 AP1 - A Have a Happy New Year and good luck to everyone applying!
  8. fyrephish

    CT Community Collegs and TEAS score

    Hi, I just checked the nursing information packet and this is a quote verbatim. Hope this helps! "Applicants may retake the TEAS as many times as desired. The CT-CCNP will use the applicant's highest TEAS score when determining eligibility."
  9. fyrephish

    CT-CCNP 2017

    Took my TEAS tonight, and I went in not prepping but I got an 86 overall. My strongest areas were math and English structure, followed by science. Oddly reading is my weakest. I'm used to doing fairly well on that maybe my concentration was off. I'm excited to have that aspect of the application done, and I had already scheduled a second test date in January so that will give me a chance to do more practice questions and perhaps improve the score. A&P is 2/3rds done! We're on our way!
  10. fyrephish

    CT-CCNP 2017

    I just spoke with an advisor at Capital last week. He told me when you look at the applicant pool, you want to see what the lowest GPA that was accepted into the program to gauge what score you want to beat. He said a score in the 70's on the TEAS was good, and that the lowest GPA for nursing classes accepted last year was a 3.4. Keep in mind too that there is a pool of applicants accepted each year by lottery too! Good luck!
  11. fyrephish

    On-line classes

    I am taking my first online class this semester for an Intro to Sociology course. It's pretty straight forward, a test every week (easy stuff, it took me like 1/2 an hour to complete) and a discussion board assignment each week. We also have to complete a group project, yuck, but we haven't got the DL on that yet.
  12. fyrephish

    I'm scared

    Fantastic suggestions. I will commit to these techniques.
  13. fyrephish

    I'm scared

    Ooh, Khan academy! Good idea!
  14. fyrephish

    I'm scared

    I'm not much of a partyer these days with a three year old at home, but I do have some social ties outside of work so they'll definitely be set aside for that time period. I'm glad that some of your mentioned the amount of study time, and that's around what I expected...so about 4 hours a day. I probably will break that down to two hours on work days and longer periods during the weekend. I'm also very encouraged to see some of you made it and thrived despite the challenges presented. I'm doing pretty well, academically. Last semester I had 4.0 for GPA and this semester my lowest grade so far is a 95! We all know that can change quickly though if you let up just a little. I think I got this, and I really appreciate the words of encouragement. Thank you for the advice!
  15. fyrephish

    I'm scared

    I don't know if I'm completely crazy, but I've signed up for Microbiology over the summer. It's a 6 week class, from May 23-July 8 that meets 4 days a week for about 3.5 hours each day. I've never done a summer course and I don't know what to expect. I'm sure it's going to be a pretty good s* storm, as I work a full schedule M-F that averages from 38-43 hours a week including Saturdays on my long weeks. Deep breaths. I suppose I can drop it if things look especially grim. Any tips on summer classes?
  16. fyrephish

    Going back to school @ 26

    I'm so glad I decided to start my nursing prereqs at age 34. I had someone to look up to though, my mom, who received her RN license this past May at age 63!
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