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    Hello,
    I am still deciding whether or not nursing is right for me. Having experience taking care of my mother really made me want to be a nurse. However, I am having an health issue where my spleen may need to be removed. I have been monitoring it every 4 months through CT scan. I have lesion in my spleen. Although all 3 surgeons I have seen told me that it did not look like cancer but anything that abnormal and growing in size, they want me to remove it. Biopsy of spleen would be too risky. So, my question is, would it be safe for me to work around sick people if I don't have a spleen? That's the only thing right now that holding me back but I do love the challenge and rewarding that nursing career has to offer. THanks for all advices....

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    Hello,
    Thank you for the meaningful article. i do agree with dbscandy that you should take care yourself first then others because if you let your health down then you will not be able to help other at all. I plan to take some pre-req for nursing at SPC this fall. I know I could have started 2 years ago but after I got accepted to SPC back then, 2 months later my mom passed away. So, I got really depressed and didn't continue with the school. I knew that I can take better care of my mother if I become a nurse but now I realized that I can take care of anyone not just my mother. I felt so bad back when I was sick for few days and unable to visit my mother at the nursing home. I know I have to maintain my good health so that I can take care of others. I think being a nurse is challenging and rewarding at the same time. thanks again for sharing your nursing experience....take care yourself, god bless..

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    Hello,
    just want to get an idea and find out if anyone here be able to work full time and attending nursing school full time? What are the possibilities of doing that and if it's not quite possible working par-time and attending school full time will work out better,? thanks for sharing this information.

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    Hello,

    I have about 15 credits pre-req to go before entering nuring program. My GPA is not that great 3.3 and my adviser told me that if I can get most A on all my pre-req then that can boost up my GPA. Do you know if SPC offering evening class for their pre-req? Which PHI course do you recommend? I'm thinking of taking PHI 2635, but want to find out if anyone has taken PHI 1600 instead. and which instructor would you recommend for BSC 2085/2086 and MCB 2010? I went to login to MYSPC and all the internet/online classes did not have date/time indicated. I'm currently working full tine so I try to search for online pre-req classes that fit my schedule. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and good luck everyone on your nursing education...

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    Hello everyone,

    I am new here and I applied for Nursing program at SPC, planning to start taking come pre-classes this Fall but was shocked when my advisor told me that I need to have at least 3.6 GPA in order to be accepted in the program and she said that this year the avg GPA is 3.8. I earned BA from USF and MBA from NSU in 1993 and 2002 respectively so it has been a while since I was in school. I am currently working full time at a good company that paid me well for 12 years and I couldn't see advancement here. Originally, I was applied for Nursing school at SPC 2 years ago but since my mother passed away 2 months after I planning to take pre-classes then my plan had changed until recently. When I was a caregiver for my mother I really wanted to be a nurse because I know I can take better care of her but after she passed, I got really depressed and didn't continue with my original plan. I would like to ask some advice below. really appreciated the input especially from people who are taking classes right now or already graduated from Nursing School.
    1) Is it possible for me to attend the nursing school part-time? My husband is not happy if I have to quit my job to attend school full time. If it's possible to go to school part-time then how long does it take? I think after 8 pre-classes then I will only have 72 credits left to take to complete the RN program.
    2) Do you know if they are usually offerring evening classes for Nursing program?
    3) Has anyone come across any problems while studying nursing at SPC?
    4) Does anyone see a big gap in age group, or what is the oldest student that taking classes? I am 44

    Thank you so much for all the advices and suggestions.

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    Hello everyone,

    I am new here and I applied for Nursing program at SPC, planning to start taking come pre-classes this Fall but was shocked when my advisor told me that I need to have at least 3.6 GPA in order to be accepted in the program and she said that this year the avg GPA is 3.8. I earned BA from USF and MBA from NSU in 1993 and 2002 respectively so it has been a while since I was in school. I am currently working full time at a good company that paid me well for 12 years and I couldn't see advancement here. Originally, I was applied for Nursing school at SPC 2 years ago but since my mother passed away 2 months after I planning to take pre-classes then my plan had changed until recently. When I was a caregiver for my mother I really wanted to be a nurse because I know I can take better care of her but after she passed, I got really depressed and didn't continue with my original plan. I would like to ask some advice below. really appreciated the input especially from people who are taking classes right now or already graduated from Nursing School.
    1) Is it possible for me to attend the nursing school part-time? My husband is not happy if I have to quit my job to attend school full time. If it's possible to go to school part-time then how long does it take? I think after 8 pre-classes then I will only have 72 credits left to take to complete the RN program.
    2) Do you know if they are usually offerring evening classes for Nursing program?
    3) Has anyone come across any problems while studying nursing at SPC?
    4) Does anyone see a big gap in age group, or what is the oldest student that taking classes? I am 44

    Thank you so much for all the advices and suggestions.



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