Hello fellow RN-BSN students or prospective students! I thought I would start a new topic for the March session. I'm a new Chamberlain student and will be taking NR 351 Transitions in Professional Nursing to ease back into the role of student. Please join in the discussion!
About myself: I have taken some on-line classes a few years back, mostly generals towards my BSN, and I found it difficult to juggle the load and work. I was taking 2 classes at a time in the traditional semester setting. I'm hoping Chamberlain's 8 week sessions work better for me. I did have some time management issues, but I'm optimistic now. I have my own office in my house and I've prepped it to be a place where I am comfortable and want to send time there.
I need 11 courses to complete my BSN, and hope to do it in 12 months if I am able to manage 2 classes a session after this first class. I currently work full time in LTC, 12 hour day shifts. I am trying to get back into a hospital setting and have 3 years of Med-Surg experience but I am finding it difficult. I'm from the Indianapolis area where hospitals are now preferring BSN applicants. A local hospital network requires new hires to earn their BSN within 5 year I believe. My main goal is to be a FNP, but a BSN is my first stop.
I don't have my books yet and that's making me a little nervous. I need to contact financial aid and see what the next step is. The student loan process is new to me as I earned my ADN at a little (and affordable) community college entirely on grants!