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Kim O'Therapy is a BSN, RN and specializes in Onc/Hem, School/Community.

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Hello all:

I was wondering if you received the FOCUS letter and who has signed up for it. I signed up for it.....hope to see some of you there.

KOT

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Hey Kim!

I have also signed up for FOCUS. Guess I'll be seeing you there! :) I really like the prospect of getting some work out of the way and having some extra free time this Fall.

-Paige

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Kim O'Therapy is a BSN, RN and specializes in Onc/Hem, School/Community.

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I would have loved to but I'll be on my honeymoon that first week

Hey, I don't blame you for passing on a class to go on your honeymoon! Congratulations!!! :balloons: :balloons: It seems like yesterday, my hubby and I were getting married. Time flies. We'll celebrate our 17th anniversary this year! :lol2:

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Kim O'Therapy is a BSN, RN and specializes in Onc/Hem, School/Community.

773 Posts; 9,481 Profile Views

Hey Kim!

I have also signed up for FOCUS. Guess I'll be seeing you there! :) I really like the prospect of getting some work out of the way and having some extra free time this Fall.

-Paige

That's why I signed up. I'd like to have the study time. In addition, I just finished up a Nursing Fundamentals course at another school and UT won't accept the credits; therefore, I should know about 95% of the course already. When I talked to one of the FOCUS leaders, we went over my syllabus from the other class and there are a few things I did not do in my other class. She explained that if you "pass" everthing over the summer, there will be about 7 labs you won't have to attend. So, yes, I'd rather do two condensed weeks and get it out of the way. See ya!

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Kim O'Therapy is a BSN, RN and specializes in Onc/Hem, School/Community.

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yup! i am too. anyone sign up for the CANDO program?

What is CANDO?

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Hello! I am a senior right now and I did FOCUS last summer. It is so worth it! You pretty much get a head start. Definitely do it if you can..you will be happy when school starts and you get to sleep in while the other students have to go to skills lab :)

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Kim O'Therapy is a BSN, RN and specializes in Onc/Hem, School/Community.

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Hello! I am a senior right now and I did FOCUS last summer. It is so worth it! You pretty much get a head start. Definitely do it if you can..you will be happy when school starts and you get to sleep in while the other students have to go to skills lab :)

Hi Futurenurse,

I can remember when we were all waiting to get in there. You and JoshuaClay got in at UT, and I got in at HCC. I started at HCC and renewed my application at UT.....and now I'm going in the Fall 07. Have you liked it so far? Any tips? Must be nice to be ready to graduate!

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I am signed up for an EMT-I class. So I don't think I will be able to attend FOCUS or CANDO. Will I be at a serious disadvantage due to not attending? or will my EMS experience make up for it?

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Anyone mind telling me what the FOCUS is? I am starting the BSN generic this fall but I haven't receive any info about FOCUS. Is there any requirement for joining that? Thanks!

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FOCUS is a 2 week experience where you pretty much get a head start. you will cover a couple of the first lectures and check off with different skills (such as handwashing, bed making, foley catheter insertion) that the other students who don't participate in FOCUS will have to do during the fall semester. i would strongly recommend doing this! they only take like 40 people i think though. you should have received something in the mail about it..that's weird that you didn't. there is no requirement for joining..you just have to be quick to respond because they only take a certain number of people. good luck to you all! if you have any questions, feel free to ask :)

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