Latest Comments by mandy1623

mandy1623, RN 1,306 Views

Joined: May 5, '09; Posts: 20 (15% Liked) ; Likes: 3
from US
Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience

Sorted By Last Comment (Max 500)
  • 1
    DSkelton711 likes this.

    Thank you all for you advice, i never thought about how it would affect transferring. I'll definitely look into the schools more.

  • 0

    Hi everyone,

    I'm going to be graduating in the spring from an accredited ADN program and am trying to decide which school would be best for going to finish my BSN. I know accredidation is important which is why i made sure the current school i am going to was accredited, but after i have my RN does it really matter if the RN-BSN program i go to is accredited as well?

  • 0

    I'd at least make sure its accredited

  • 1
    Nurse2b7337 likes this.

    Sure its nice to say you got a 4.0 but you don't need it, and you'll stress yourself out trying to get it. All that matters is you know what your doing and understand the material so you can pass the classes and the nclex.

  • 0

    Things will get better as your confidence goes up. I just finished my first year of nursing school and i was a mess during my first semester of clinicals. Dont waste time comparing yourself to others, almost everyone will have an issue or make a mistake at some point. I almost didn't pass my first semester but now in my last evaluation i was told that i'm now above average for my level...quite a change. Just dont give up and believe in yourself. Go into clinicals each day prepared and tell youself that you know what your doing and you can do it. If you get overwhelmed just take a second and try to relax and clear your head...there were times i even went to the bathrooms for a min if i was able to just to try and refocus. You'll start to get into more of a routine and will get better at prioritizing as you get more experience. Just learn from it and try to fix it, good luck!

  • 0

    You sound like a very caring person and that is exactly what patients need, so do what you need to get through school so you can help patients that really actually need you. You classmates need to learn how to solve their own problems anyway, they wont always have someone there to help get them through tough situations. It's kind of tough love and they'll be better in the long run if they can figure out how to study for themselves without relying on someone else. Good luck!

  • 0

    I'm not sure what the difference is but the school i'm going to is NLNAC accredited and i'm in a ADN program so trophywife might be right. All i know is that i've been told that certain hospitals wont even consider hiring you if you dont go to an accredited school, but i dont think it matters which one.

  • 0

    It's really up to you and what you think you can handle as far as working goes. I cut work down to 20-25 hours a week so that i had more time to focus on school but still had money coming in so i wasn't too stressed financially. I have classmates that quit their jobs all together and others that still work full time...how i have no idea though! If you do work just make sure that they're willing to be flexible and go around your school schedule.

    Also make sure your organized, nursing school can get a bit crazy at times and you have to stay on top of it! Don't be afraid to ask questions, and as a few other people have said highlight, draw, and make notes in your text book, whatever is going to help you remember. Honestly i keep almost all of mine anyway and many of the books you'll use throughout the program, not just one class. Lastly find people you can study with and use for support, your all going to be going through the same things so it's nice to have people there you can rely on for help when you need it.

    Good Luck!

  • 0

    A new car...i'm really hoping the one i got gets me through my last year of the nursing program!

  • 0

    Nurisng school is hard and very time consuming! For me i feel like it's more time consuming than anything. I remember when i took A&P i had a hard time with it and i barely got a B- but A&P is more memorization, where as nurisng classes are more applying what you know to different situations so i actually find it easier. The biggest thing with nursing classes is to just stay on top of it and be confident, it will seem overwhelming at times but dont give up. Good luck!

  • 1
    Iridescent Orchid likes this.

    I'm in nursing school right now too and i've had the same feeling before. Like you i'm one of the youngest in my class and i have no previous health care experience before nursing school and alot of times i felt like i was behind my class mates. After a few semesters though i've come to realize that i'm not as behind as i once thought, it just seemed that way because it was so much and i wasn't confident in what i was doing yet. Now that i've gotten through a few semesters i feel way better and i am alot more confidet. It just takes some time, just stick with it and do your best. Good luck!

  • 0

    thanks for the advise everyone, i really appreciate it!

  • 0

    i’m in an associates program that gives us the option to test out to become a cna after the 2nd term, a lpn after our 4th term, and then after the 7th term we can get our rn. i eventually plan on working once i get to the lpn level either way, i just cant decide if i should get a job as a cna first for the extra experience. (sorry should have clarified that)
    so basically what i’m asking is if it is really worth it for me to start a new job as a cna where i really don’t know what to expect and when i still have a lot of my schooling to get through, or would it be better to just wait till i’m at the lpn level so i’m closer to the end. i wouldn’t mind having the experience but i don’t want to jeopardize my schooling either. is it really going to make a difference either way in terms of me getting my rn later?

  • 0

    Hi everyone, i'm a new nursing student and after this semester i'll be able to get a job as a CNA if i'd like to but i'm debating whether i should do that or if i should wait untill i have my LPN. I know i want to start working before i graduate as an RN so i'll have experience and get my foot in the door somewhere, but i'm worried about jumping into something new and not being able to juggle school and work at the same time. Anyone have any advise?

  • 0

    You should go, i've heard nothing but good things about it and there's no waitlist last i knew. I originally wanted to go there but had problems with travel and housing so i ended up going to a community college. Now I wish i had went because im currently on a waitlist and will just be starting the program around the time i would have been graduating at Davenport.


close