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Joined Apr 17, '12 - from 'Texas'. CarryThatWeight is a RN. She has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Oncology, Mental Health'. Posts: 306 (52% Liked) Likes: 691

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  • Feb 21

    Quote from floatingribs
    That's a very big generalization to make especially since at lots of universities the nursing schools are far more competitive than the generic BS in biology. It is lame that many pre meds use this philosophy and automatically assume all nursing students are far dumber and wouldn't be able to maintain high gpas.

    Also pre meds aren't doing any dosage calculations that's why you don't hear of them... (all it is is just general courses in varying sciences, a pre med concentration isn't even a major and is literally useless if you don't get to med school)
    Well... The Commuter has a point because take a look around on here and how many "I failed the NCLEX five times!!" posts do you see? Not every one of those students are from a for profit school, either. I precept students from a major university with an esteemed nursing program often and just to be frank, a lot of these students are not the sharpest crayon in the box. It boggles my mind.

  • Feb 15

    OP, I understand how you feel. I used to think I should try to aspire to be an ICU nurse, because after all, everyone knows that ICU nurses are hard core--if you can do that kind of nursing, you can do anything. Too bad anytime I'm in the ICU for any reason, I get a depressed, smothered kind of feeling and I can't wait to get out. I think I'm coming to the point where I understand that it's OK to not want to be in the ER or ICU. It's ok to not want to be in the hospital anymore. It doesn't mean you don't want to help people and that you're not a nurse anymore. It simply means that God made us all different, and thank goodness! How boring would it be if we were all the same? Someone has to work in the hospital, but that someone doesn't have to be you... you did your time. Best of luck in your future endeavors. Any ideas as to what you want to do?

  • Aug 16 '16

    In my ADN program, I learned how to be a nurse. In my BSN program, I wrote papers. The benefit of the BSN for me has been that now I get an interview for pretty much every job I apply for, whereas when I had only my ADN, no one would even call. Didn't matter that I had a 4.0. So while the BSN hasn't made much difference in the way I practice, it has opened a lot of doors for me. For that reason, I'm very glad I got it.

  • Aug 15 '16

    Just because this issue isn't unique to nursing, does that mean there isn't a problem? Other people do it too. So what? It's still an issue.