should I even try hard? - page 2

by jls485 | 2,047 Views | 18 Comments

Guys, I don't post here much but I've been following the site for sometimes. I have an engineering background and still working full time. Cut the story short, I've been studying my butt off for ap1 and other classes (community... Read More


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    Quote from jls485
    Same here, I have bs in comp sci and ms in software eng. I wonder the reason you switch your career is similar to mine. So are you working in the ICU yet? Do you like it? How does being an ADN compare to your previous career? I'm not yet there, but should be there soon.
    Wow, Me too! I have a BS in Comp Sci. Have put in 16 years and at the ripe old age of 40 have decided to change gears and get a BSN. I'm still putting in my 40 hours a week at work and persuing the pre-reqs. I'm currently enrolled in A&P I first 5 weeks and A&P II second 5 weeks for the summer. I've got about 12-15 hours to get after that and hope to get accepted into nursing school by next summer. After that, some experience in the ICU and on to get the CRNA.

    The reason I'm changing careers? I feel trapped with Comp Sci in that you have to work in some big city somewhere. I want the freedom to live where I want (like the beach).

    I'm very lucky in that my wife already holds a BSN and is very supportive of this change (especially since it gets her to the beach too!)
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    Yea, you're lucky that your wife already has a BSN, which should help you in some ways. I have 20 credits more to go, but plan to finish them all by the end of August while working, hopefully I can start in the Fall.

    It seems that there a few members here hold comp sci degree as well, my main reasons are security, jobs outlook; also tire of finding the job that I want (long story).

    Living the beach would be nice, hopefully it'll be me one day.


    Quote from KenPen
    Wow, Me too! I have a BS in Comp Sci. Have put in 16 years and at the ripe old age of 40 have decided to change gears and get a BSN. I'm still putting in my 40 hours a week at work and persuing the pre-reqs. I'm currently enrolled in A&P I first 5 weeks and A&P II second 5 weeks for the summer. I've got about 12-15 hours to get after that and hope to get accepted into nursing school by next summer. After that, some experience in the ICU and on to get the CRNA.

    The reason I'm changing careers? I feel trapped with Comp Sci in that you have to work in some big city somewhere. I want the freedom to live where I want (like the beach).

    I'm very lucky in that my wife already holds a BSN and is very supportive of this change (especially since it gets her to the beach too!)
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    Hey fellaz,
    I have a BA in psych and work as an HIV/AIDS case management (non-nursing) at a non-profit. I am currently at an ADN program entering my last year. I got very good grades on all my pre-reqs except ap2 in which I got a C+. Would that get me into any hardship considering the fact that I am not stopping at the ADN level?
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    Unique screen name, azn = me as well

    I can't really tell you for sure since I can't speak for everybody. I mean how's your other classes (micro, ap1)? If they're good, then I wouldn't worry too much, although it would be nice to have B's or abovve since the admission do look at your science grades when you apply for higher level of education (BSN, NP, PA, etc). But I wouldn't kill myself over it, just do good on the next coming science classes if you haven't taken them yet.


    Quote from AznMurse
    Hey fellaz,
    I have a BA in psych and work as an HIV/AIDS case management (non-nursing) at a non-profit. I am currently at an ADN program entering my last year. I got very good grades on all my pre-reqs except ap2 in which I got a C+. Would that get me into any hardship considering the fact that I am not stopping at the ADN level?
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    Sorry man, I re-read what you wrote and you said you have very good grades on all others... well, I think you're fine then, in my opinion.

    Quote from AznMurse
    Hey fellaz,
    I have a BA in psych and work as an HIV/AIDS case management (non-nursing) at a non-profit. I am currently at an ADN program entering my last year. I got very good grades on all my pre-reqs except ap2 in which I got a C+. Would that get me into any hardship considering the fact that I am not stopping at the ADN level?
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    Thanks for d reply! I would really hate it if I have to go through ap2 all over again. I could have done better but I would just have to blame it on my super old professor who insisted on drawing every anatomical part he's lecturing on instead of using a slide projector! His lectures were anticlimatic! Everytime he gets you going and interested he would start drawing the kidney and the nephron unit reeeeaaaaallllyyyyyyyy slllllooowwwwllllyyyyy that by the time he is done my mind is really somewhere else in the Bahamas! He has tremors in both hands and walks really slow too! God bless his soul! that man's memory is super sharp, he must have been doing it for years and years and years and years. He never have to look at notes while lecturing. He has all the info organized in his head. Besides, 30% of the lecture time were spent on him drawing the heart, or the lungs, or the nephron unit, etc. You get my drift.
    Azn Persuazn!
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    Definately. I just got hired, and they didn't look at my grades, but it will help you understand everything that has to do with nursing.
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    Quote from AznMurse
    Would that get me into any hardship considering the fact that I am not stopping at the ADN level?
    Hi

    Build a good foundation and get your fundamentals right. You gotta learn to walk before you can run

    Will it give you hardship? Hard to say - I'm one of those "people" whose grades never reflect their true knowledge. I'm a horrible test taker - I do fabulous in class and clinicals, but my exam results suck.

    No harm in getting your base solid though.

    Thanks,
    Matthew
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    Even though this university that you plan to attend in the fall is only looking at your credits, when you apply to grad school they will compute your GPA from all of your undergraduate coursework grades. One or two C's will not kill your GPA, especially since you said you're doing well in all your other classes. But my advice is 'yes', try hard and aim high.


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