New to the area. Applied to bhcc, rcc, and regis. Does anyone know competitive umass it? Considering applying there as well.
Dec 5, '11
by MissM.RN, RN
Yes, though I wish I wasn't. Every few weeks I dream about dropping down to traditional status. It is insane. Even though I get good grades, I think the pace is too fast and we're not getting good experience in clinical. Traditional students get to go to places like MGH on units that are dedicated for educating student nurses (read: great experiences in supportive environments). WE DON'T no matter what is says on the website or their flyers. Get this: some of my peers in a different placement aren't even getting to administer medications!! To me, that is unacceptable clinical education, but nothing was done about it. Also, it's really hard to work at the same time. They do say it's "forbidden" but I manage about 24 hours a week. In the end though, you will pass nclex regardless of which pace you attend. If I could do it over, I would go to umass traditional bsn. Oh well. I remind myself that I'm still lucky to get in. In this economy, you'll also be better off to delay graduation until the job market picks back up. These are just my opinions of course. Good luck whichever route you choose!!
Last edit by MissM.RN on Dec 5, '11
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