Do one thing over?

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    Hello everybody-I just found out about three weeks ago that I got accepted into the BSN program. I am sooo excited and can't wait to start learning. If you could go back and start school over, what is one thing you would do differently? Any other advice? I'm starting to get really nervous along with being excited. Thanks a bunch!
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    probably the one thing that i would do would be to have all my pre reqs done before starting nursing school, and especially before graduating. i hated that i had to delay taking boards two months while i finished taking english!
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    "Medical Terminology" is not required for my BSN program. I had to take it for another (grad school) program and can see how it would be beneficial for this program also - is only 1 hour.

    You might want to consider taking one of these online or self-study while you wait.
    SJ
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    I did pretty good in nusring school and my only regret is that I didn't start fresh out of highschool when I was at the University of NC and could have gotten a BSN then. I was young and didn't know I wanted to be a nurse then.

    Good luck to you.

    My only advice is never, or try to never, fall behind and prioritize what's important. Don't sweat every little bitty question and thing, keep thing things in perspective.

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    Quote from sprite123
    Hello everybody-I just found out about three weeks ago that I got accepted into the BSN program. I am sooo excited and can't wait to start learning. If you could go back and start school over, what is one thing you would do differently? Any other advice? I'm starting to get really nervous along with being excited. Thanks a bunch!

    I'd have done exactly what you are doing...Rather that start my BSN in 1968 and finish it in 1996....heheheh

    Now that's a loooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnng program.
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    i wish i wouldn't have stressed out so bad during school- honestly, i made such a big huge hairy deal out of EVERYTHING! and it would have all come out just fine had i not worried so much.
    also remember, if you need to take time off, do it. school will always be there, hospital will always be there. take care of you first.
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    [QUOTE=Tweety]I did pretty good in nusring school and my only regret is that I didn't start fresh out of highschool when I was at the University of NC and could have gotten a BSN then. I was young and didn't know I wanted to be a nurse then.

    I personally am glad I waited. I went to college and dropped out when I found out I was pregnant w/ my oldest daughter. Two daughters later (the youngest is 10 now) I was chomping at the bit to go back. I think a higher maturity level helped me be a better (and more focused) student. In our graduating class (ADN -May 2005) we had three spots reserved for students right out of high school. None of the three made it past the third semester. Also, I think it helped me get my first job (ED) that I was more mature. Two of those three high school grads are still in the program though - just repeating a semester. They will be excellent nurses.
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    [QUOTE=Tweety]I did pretty good in nusring school and my only regret is that I didn't start fresh out of highschool when I was at the University of NC and could have gotten a BSN then. I was young and didn't know I wanted to be a nurse then.

    I personally am glad I waited. I went to college and dropped out when I found out I was pregnant w/ my oldest daughter. Two daughters later (the youngest is 10 now) I was chomping at the bit to go back. I think a higher maturity level helped me be a better (and more focused) student. In our graduating class (ADN -May 2005) we had three spots reserved for students right out of high school. None of the three made it past the third semester. Also, I think it helped me get my first job (ED) that I was more mature. Two of those three high school grads are still in the program though - just repeating a semester. They will be excellent nurses.
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    I wish, when I was in school, that I took on more opportunities during clinical experiences. I am a nervous individual, and would never volunteer to be humiliated in front of my peers. We always risked not-so-constructive criticism so many of us didn't offer more than we needed to. Now I can see that making a small mistake in school and having the instructors get angry sure beats having doubts when you are alone.


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