I am unsure as well about the awards and distinctions section. I wrote a discertation (sp?) for my bachelors but I don't think that really counts. I'm probably going to be sending them a lengthy, pain-in-the neck type email asking about that kind of stuff specifically since we're now in the home stretch.
@Choe Sorry about mixing up the name. I have a bad tendency to skim
. About my healthcare experience. I have been working at a local hospital on and off for about 5 years or so. I had a more committed stretch this summer when I worked in the ICU, I was able to average about 20 hours a week for 3 months. My major experience is kind of unusual because I got it as a 1st year nursing student at another program. I'm not going to mention names but I left the program because it was really bad (and I wanted at least a BSN). That's why I'm hoping to switch into a better program such as this. On the floor at my clinicals, I worked oncology, surgery, acute respiratory, and ortho. As part of school I also worked for three months in an assisted living center and have my CNA as a result. In clinicals I did many things from dressing changes, to administering medication and a bunch of other cool stuff. When I got my CNA license I was able to do CPR on patients which was intense, but I'm grateful for the experience. I am nervous about getting into this program because I have repeated courses in the past. In the program that I was originally in they did a points system so we were encouraged to repeat courses until we got 4.0s in as much as we could.
What are everybody else's stats on here. I'm really curious myself.