TelegirlRN 692 Views
Joined: Jul 29, '06;
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I'm taking my pre-reqs at MGCCC/JC campus. I am also looking into the bridge program to get my BSN from USM. I already have a BBA, so I'm hoping this will help me as long as I can pull my GPA up in my core science courses. What campus are you attendin for your pre-reqs, or have you already completed them?
My husband is also stationed at keesler. I went through the MGCCC-JC program and graduated last year. I'm not sure about the GPA, but I know that to get into the MGCCC program you just have to have a "C" or better in your sciences. I can't remember if you had to make that on the other pre reqs also. When I went there, they didn't accept people based on GPA, they had a waiting list and it was first come first serve. I don't know if they have changed that. It may be different now.
It is overwhelming and exciting to start nursing school. The best advice I can give is stay organized and write everything down on a calendar somewhere. That is one big thing about nursing school...not that it is extremely difficult but that you have alot to do in a short amount of time. It will seem at times that you will drown in all that you are doing...but just stay organized and it won't be so bad. Organize all of your subject material(notes taken, handouts ect.) for each test into separate small notebooks that way you can review it easily.(I wish someone would have told me these things when I first went in). They give you a list of books to buy during your first semester, and yeah it is expensive and if you aren't sure about them just call the secretary of the ADN campus at Perk and ask her exactly which ones you will need to start. AND STUDY STUDY. No, fortunately I didn't have to work during nursing school. That would be very hard. It is very time consuming. After 2nd semester I worked as a nursing assistant during the summer and worked only once a month during 3rd and 4th semesters. Do you have any experience in hospital setting? I didn't-- so I was grateful that I did get the chance to work as an assistant. I don't mind answering questions at all...I know exactly how you feel right now, but once you are in the real world nursing is alot different(Better I think). :roll
I work on the gulf coast and work weekend days(Friday, Sat, Sun). The hospital I work for has a "weekend special" so you make a little more money per hour to work weekends only. I average about high 20s per hour. I think that is really good pay for a new grad. The pay is getting pretty competitive for new grads down here-- it has recently gone up at most hospitals within the last year. Don't have much to compare it to though. Not sure what other states or cities pay new nurses.
Looking for some info on the RN to BSN program at USM. How long does it take? Is it difficult? I live on the Gulf Coast. Thanks
I graduated from MGCCC-JC May of 2005 and just wanted to say congrats and good luck to all of you about to start the program! One great tip I have is to get a couple of NCLEX books during your semesters--especially after level 2. They have great practice questions and really help with the disease processes and nursing school tests. I took about 7 online classes at MGCCC and one was the online speech class during 3rd semester(i put it off for a while ) . It was a hybrid class so we just went one day a month I think it was, to give our speeches. The rest of the class work was done online. I love online classes! I don't have much experience as a nurse yet, but if you need any advice or have questions I'll be happy to answer them. Good luck and don't stress too hard. Everything will work out....nursing is a great career!!!!:angel2:
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