Quote from Fearless_leader
@Sugarbianca, sounds great.... Keep up the goodwork. By the way do you have any healthcare experience? I am a PCA and Medical Assistant. I finally just go back into the healthcare system "Broward General" I use to work for Memorial however nothing was available for me there. Do you think someone with previous Medical experience will do just fine. I plan to take an Educational leave during Nursing Processing I & II. If not I will work Sat and Sun 8hr shifts. My friends and former RN students of BCC who have gone on to graduate thinks I will do great. I think so but the HORRY stories gets me sometimes.
Again keep up the goodwork. I plan to start August2013.
Hi @frearless_leader, thanks.
I don't have any healthcare experience, I was in IT before this.
I think your healthcare experience helps with being comfortable dealing with patients and performing vital signs etc. i'm not sure it helps with the theory, pharm or maths. I only say this because we had at least 4 people who worked in healthcare and only one is still in the program well they are nit gone but they are in the process if remediating to be able to retrack. One instructor says that one problem with students who have medical experience is that that come with the mindset that they already know what to do and don't really study or learn the new(correct) way of doing things. The most difficult thing is managing your time especially on the first semester. The advice I can give is read your text and do practice nclex questions for each topic, for clinicals practice in the lab especially the uncommon skills (taking temps in the ear, under arm etc), do practice questions for math, and memorize your drugs for pharm. number one piece of advice stay positive!! There are many horror stories because the program is competitive and you get no favors or breaks, we had people fail by 1 or 2 points!