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  1. I'm also in Florida and a friend of mine finished at Nova Ft. Myers a few years back. He said that there was no cadaver lab while he was there so that may be another option for you. I don't know if they have one know though and I don't know what other schools are lacking cadaver labs, but that way be another way for you to finish a program with your religious obligations without a 3D anatomy lab.
  2. On 5/28/19 I received, "We received your application materials from CASPA and your information has been forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review." On 6/19/19 I received, "The Admissions Committee has completed their inital review of your application and it has been forwarded for second level evaluation by members of the Admissions Committee. You will be contacted directly if you are selected for an interview this cycle. " Hope this helps everyone. Looking forward to the rest of the cycle.
  3. I have been working 52 hours a week while doing full time school. My classes are Monday and Wednesday from 1:00pm-9:00pm and all day Fridays. I work 12 hour shifts as a CNA on Sunday and Tuesday nights from 7-7. I work Tuesday and Thursday during the day at a clinic as a scribe from 9:00am-4:00pm. I work a full 12 hour shift during the day on Saturday from 7:00am-7:00pm. It is exhausting and I don't have much free time but you can schedule meals with friends or hangout Thursday and Friday evenings. I study a lot during my night shifts as a CNA. Take as many online classes as you can, but in person classes can be taken on Monday, Wednesday and Friday if you can't do them online. I have a CNA job as a hospital that lets me keep a schedule that works. Naps are huge, especially Sundays after church.
  4. Good luck everyone, applying from Florida and just got verified yesterday!
  5. Would you mind sharing your GPA and how you were able to meet with Judy? I would love to PM you if you don't feel comfortable discussing it here. Awesome opportunity for you for early feedback!
  6. I have been working as a CNA for some time now and have accrued enough hours to feel confident applying this cycle. I'm graduating this summer and would much rather spend my time doing something that will benefit me more throughout my career. My wiping technique has been perfected at this point. I've been looking into phlebotomy programs or transferring to rads in my hospital to work as a CT tech with a goal of getting time with a needle doing blood draws or starting IVs for contrast. My question is when will it be safe to quit my job as a CNA or transfer to another department? I haven't quit/transferred yet because I want to put this job as 'current' on CASPA to show commitment and consistency in addition to one of my charge nurses being a letter writer. So, would I want to wait until my application is verified or until I have an acceptance? (assuming that happens) Thanks for taking the time to read, team.
  7. I completely agree with Victory. The best way to know if scribe hours will be accepted by a school (or as partial hours) is to contact programs directly. Here are two links from FSU stating that they don't accept scribe hours and UF stating that some types of HCE (not scribing) only count as partial hours. https://med.fsu.edu/pa/admissions https://pap.med.ufl.edu/admissions/prerequisites-2/patient-care-experience/ Keep in mind that, in addition to total hours, programs value what you learned from your HCE and how these experiences have affected you. If you work as a scribe but also take vitals, check sugars and do EKGs then you will have more intentional patient contact, but you usually need a license to do these things.
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