Question for Vet Techs in RN school

  1. Heya,
    I know there are a few of y'all out there. I have a question for ya.

    Admission to the school of nursing I want to attend has an interview process before a board (3-5 people). Did any of y'all have to do this? How was the interviewer's response to your veterinary background?

    What I have been thinking about lately is how to address the issue before the board. Some may be offended that I could DARE feel that my skills will translate. (I seem to remember a heated thread here just a few weeks ago.) On the other hand, my skills make me an asset to the RN profession and will help me enourmously in school.

    I'm proud to be an RVT so I don't want to downplay it at all. But I'm willing to bend a bit to get into the school... after that, I'll let my actions speak for themselves.

    Suggestions?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   kittyw
    If you can stick a cat (who's hissing, biting, and fighting you with claws) ... you can stick a human. A lot of the meds are the same and have similar actions in humans. You should really have a heads up in nursing school - at least a good running start.

    Not being a RVT but coming from a totally different background going into nursing school (law), I focused on what type of client population I wanted to work with. Very little was asked about my previous background .... and when asked, I just said it was unfulfilling that I wanted to work and help people. (wanting to vomit now from all the forced sweetness)

    Kitty
  4. by   c.wicks
    Professional nursing is both an Art and a Science. With a 4.0 GPA, a background in biology, and a good attitude, you should encounter few, if any, problems entering the nursing program.

    Good luck to ya! C.
  5. by   Ortho_RN
    I didn't have to interview before I got in, but during our Nursing I orientation I mentioned by Vet Tech degree and all the teachers were very interested in the skills and stuff that I have done... My prior CVT degree/experiance has done nothing but make nursing school easier...

    We do IVs in two weeks, so I will let you know if my ability to start an IV on a 1lb dehydrated chihuahua puppy helped hehe
  6. by   vettech
    Originally posted by nurs2b
    I didn't have to interview before I got in, but during our Nursing I orientation I mentioned by Vet Tech degree and all the teachers were very interested in the skills and stuff that I have done... My prior CVT degree/experiance has done nothing but make nursing school easier...

    We do IVs in two weeks, so I will let you know if my ability to start an IV on a 1lb dehydrated chihuahua puppy helped hehe
    One of my buddies in AP1 was an LPN. She suggested that, because of my background, I consider pediatrics. I loved her logic - "After all, you're more comfortable with small patients than anyone else would be. Besides, you won't have to change your bedside manner..."

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