allnurses got me into Nursing School - page 2

I know there are many opposing opinions in regards to private/ for-profit/ community college/ university/ ADN/ BSN schools and degrees, but I just wanted to say that thanks to AN, I have been able to research, visit, take an... Read More

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    Thanks for sharing your story, sounds like you did your due diligence and made the best decision for yourself!

    It's wonderful to hear that the allnurses.com community was such a great help to you! We hear these kinds of stories all the time privately, thanks for sharing you thoughts publicly.

    I'm sure you will do wonderful in school and that the AN community will continue to be an asset to you throughout your career!

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    Thank you Brian. And thank you to everyone else who has congratulated me, it means so much! No one in my family went to college, let alone nursing school, so AN has become somewhat of a surrogate family for me... I can ask questions and gain helpful information from the users on the site. Again, thanks everyone, I'll be thankful for you all for the rest of my life as a nursing student, and as a nurse :-)
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    Quote from kskaggs126
    No one in my family went to college, let alone nursing school, so AN has become somewhat of a surrogate family for me... I can ask questions and gain helpful information from the users on the site.
    Same here. . .I was a first-generation college student, and since no one in the family knew anything about higher education, I had to gain information from other sources (classmates, guidance counselors, the internet, and yes. . .Allnurses.com).
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    Your thread came up on my Facebook feed. You're famous

    You did your homework. You did not take the decision making process lightly. It is very difficult to make a decision based in what the school administrators, faculty or website tells you. You also have to weed out all the negativity (remember, more people will give their negative opinions over their positive ones, and people who feel they have been 'done wrong' will shout it from the rooftops to everyone and anyone). Also remember, there are two sides to every story

    You also asked many of us opinions about a certain type of school- not your specific (prospective) school. Therefore, we could only speak of what we have experienced. It does not mean your experiences will be anything like ours. Even if they did attend your school, your experience will be different.

    Congrats on making your decision.
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    Quote from ProfRN4
    Your thread came up on my Facebook feed. You're famous

    You did your homework. You did not take the decision making process lightly. It is very difficult to make a decision based in what the school administrators, faculty or website tells you. You also have to weed out all the negativity (remember, more people will give their negative opinions over their positive ones, and people who feel they have been 'done wrong' will shout it from the rooftops to everyone and anyone). Also remember, there are two sides to every story

    You also asked many of us opinions about a certain type of school- not your specific (prospective) school. Therefore, we could only speak of what we have experienced. It does not mean your experiences will be anything like ours. Even if they did attend your school, your experience will be different.

    Congrats on making your decision.
    Oh wow, that's awesome that I'm circulating on FB now lol!
    One of the reasons I tried to make it a type of school instead of a specific school is just for that reason, I wanted to hear what people experienced. I didn't want to say 'Hey, I'm going to Galen, what was your experience?' Because that opens the door to 'I've heard from the internet that it's horrible; they're too expensive and that's why they're horrible; they told me they were accredited and they're not, etc'. I never had an administrator pressure sell me, I was never told they had accreditation that they did not have, and so on. Just very honest, and I wanted that from people on the boards. Honesty from those who attended, not gossip or people who felt they wronged because they were kicked out for not making the grade, etc.
    May I ask, what did the FB post day, I'm curious :-)
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    One of my favorite inventions on the planet is message boards. There is not much more valuable in life than the experiences of others. Congratulations, and best of luck to you!
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    Congratulations!!!! Nursing school is such an exciting time and I'm sure you'll bring your diligent and positive attitude with you into your coursework! Thanks for sharing.
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    No matter what my opinion is on for-profit schools, I'm glad to hear that you came to your decision after lots of research and due-diligence. I think too many people rush in to things without properly understanding all the pros and cons. Congratulations on starting nursing school. I wish you all the best
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    Quote from kskaggs126
    Oh wow, that's awesome that I'm circulating on FB now lol!
    One of the reasons I tried to make it a type of school instead of a specific school is just for that reason, I wanted to hear what people experienced. I didn't want to say 'Hey, I'm going to Galen, what was your experience?' Because that opens the door to 'I've heard from the internet that it's horrible; they're too expensive and that's why they're horrible; they told me they were accredited and they're not, etc'. I never had an administrator pressure sell me, I was never told they had accreditation that they did not have, and so on. Just very honest, and I wanted that from people on the boards. Honesty from those who attended, not gossip or people who felt they wronged because they were kicked out for not making the grade, etc.
    May I ask, what did the FB post day, I'm curious :-)
    It was posted on FB as a link, so other people could find it on AN
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    You have to have already "liked" allnurses to see it on your feed, and it just links you to this post. They Di this from time to time. Threads that may be if interest to a lot of people, I guess.


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