I'm curious about something: if there are students here from South Florida, can you give me an idea as to what the wait list is like (if any) for schools
? I have an acquaintance who is considering nursing as a career (in a fringe healthcare job now) and was wondering what it might take for her to enter. She may have some of the pre-reqs from an MA certification already. Thanks!
Aug 28, '06
I suppose her acceptance might hinge on her previous academic record, and I don't know what that was.
I had just found myself in a conversation where the other participants had ideas about getting into school and what the salary expectations for a new nurse might be. Since I'm in NY (was visiting down there) I had a very different viewpoint than they were expressing, but my suspicion was that they just didn't have a very realistic base on what to expect. They seemed to think you could just go to the community college for a couple of years, whip out an RN, and start off making $25-$35 an hour as a grad! Of course I set them straight on the "coupla years" thinking, LOL....as for the salary, well, I had read on these boards that it was equally unrealistic to expect to bring in well over $40K right off the bat in that region, no experience. But then, I can't be sure of that!
Still, had to bristle slightly at the "just go for a couple of years" as though getting an RN was about as easy as getting an Associates in liberal arts: yeesh!
Last edit by RNsRWe on Aug 28, '06