Some Tips and Advice for a 2nd courser - page 3

Hi! I am 28 years old, goiing 29 next year(obviously), I am an engineering graduate and I plan to take up BSN as a second course, the reason I'm going for this is probably the same as yours...I'm... Read More

  1. by   bluebelle
    i am also a 2nd courser who just passed the NLE last June. I took mine in three years. I was considering taking the BSN offered to second coursers wherein you will graduate in less than two years but decided agaunst it. It was hard especially the first semester. You will adjust to being a student again and being with classmates in their late teens.
    It will not be easy working and studying at the same time because they will not adjust the schedule of duty to accomodate your time at work. There will be many requirements to submit and things to study and memorize. But in the end it will be all worth it. Just stay focused on your goal. Good luck!
  2. by   retriever8
    im also a second courser from cebu and studying at west negros college in bacolod.i work during weekdays and my classes are only during weekends.we are 15 in the cebu group all professionals.good luck to all of us second coursers.
  3. by   w_padre
    Quote from bluebelle
    i am also a 2nd courser who just passed the NLE last June. I took mine in three years. I was considering taking the BSN offered to second coursers wherein you will graduate in less than two years but decided agaunst it. It was hard especially the first semester. You will adjust to being a student again and being with classmates in their late teens.
    It will not be easy working and studying at the same time because they will not adjust the schedule of duty to accomodate your time at work. There will be many requirements to submit and things to study and memorize. But in the end it will be all worth it. Just stay focused on your goal. Good luck!
    good thing you do that. There are specific no of years required before you are awarded the eligibility to take nursing licensure in some countries/states. Some don't accept newly grad nurses who finished schooling below 3 years.
  4. by   tinekrism
    as a second courser, most of your minor subjects will be credited (english, filipino, logic, constitution, p.e., rotc, etc). you will start by taking up anatomy-physiology as a prerequisite to health care i & ii then ncm 100 thru 105. with that, it will take you approx 3 years + 2 summers to graduate bsn inclusive of rle (related learning exp), equivalent to 2000 hrs hospital-duty.

    look for a school that is neither too populated nor nearly uninhabited. i know of some school that has a nursing population - 1st to 4th levels - of over 5000 and another with wee bit over a 100. too many students mean a long queue in getting hospital cases; too few is a tell-tale sign that that school doesn't have a good quality of teaching/training. take your time to inspect school facilities, ci/teacher qualification, hospital affiliation, and ratio/student.

    most schools have their classes during the day time, monday til fri. if you work on night shift (eg, call centers, nite guard), work-sch time may not overlap. but one needs time to sleep & recharge and prepare sch assignments / reports. sti holds theirs late 5-9 evenings which they claim are intended for working professionals. again, hosp-duty takes place either on 6a-2p, 2p-10p, or 10p-6a shifts. i hardly know of an employed student who's taking up nursing. even one who manages own business will give up time in favor of studies - or v.v.

    tuition fees ranging from 20-60t per sem is relatively higher compared to other undergrad courses (case of supply/demand & greedy sch owners). age will not be much of a prob. many students in their 30s, 40s. good luck and welcome back to school!
  5. by   icky47
    Quote from kagome
    hi kg21121!

    you know what silliman university is is an excellent choice!!! :bowingpur are u a sillimanian? i've been there since high school and way back college days. expensive but quality education. environment very conducive for learning.
    they also have topnotchers and i know you are aware that su is one of the top schools in asia not just for its bsn programs. nursing - top3.

    my high school classmates - 2nd coursers passed the dec board exams last year.a huge number of them! i'm also a 2nd courser - bsn. my first course was bba - mgt. but as much as i want to study there, i can't because my family is here in tagum city - relocation.

    but im originally from dumaguete, i even worked there! now i miss good ol' silliman & peacefull dumaguete!!!

    good luck to you.

    silliman my alma mater
    silliman beside the sea
    hello kagome...yes i go to silliman but i dont consider myself a true blue sillimanian...i am not from suhs...dgt is not that peaceful snymore as you would think...theres been a lot of robberies and murder cases piling up...as for the nursing education, sucn would not be a coene if the education there is not topnotch...one thing i'd like to see sillimanians observe is that we all should have our feet planted on the ground...ive heard many sillimanians having an heir of superiority from other schools, but the thing is we al should keep a low profile...we dont want to have other schools saying that we are humbugs right? instead of criticizing and comparing our standards with other schools...we should strive for higher excellence and unite...better said than done thoug =)
  6. by   icky47
    Quote from lenjoy03
    Hello "mga ate and kuya" Can't blame you on your new chosen career... God bless to you all... I hope that you'll serve our country first before going out. Remember its not always about money, please include SERVICE too!
    haha...its about public service...its been tought in nursing ethics...but the bottomline is...it will still be all about the money...LOL...anyways i am glad i went to nursing school...this way i can have a better chance of having a better life...

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