Latest Comments by cathering

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cathering, ADN, BSN, RN (2,039 Views)

Joined Aug 21, '12 - from 'Buena Park, CA, US'. cathering is a Registered Nurse ADN, BSN. Posts: 77 (21% Liked) Likes: 37

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    Congababe13 likes this.

    Yay good news! The presentation was a fantastic idea!

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    Good luck! I am starting a 2yr RN program at local college. Took me 1yr to complete prerequisite and some co requisite classes to prepare me. My school had anatomy and physiology separate. I took anatomy alone in a different semester then took physio and micro together in 1 semester. That was not easy! I say if you think you are capable and can dedicate LOTs of time studying go for it! More power to you! But I recommend taking it slow too because nursing schools are SO competitive nowadays. Better to spend extra semester to get all As on prerequisites then doing mediocre since some nursing schools don't take repeats...

    But the whole point is you know yourself better than anyone!! Good luck yay!

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    Omg! I am starting ADN program in January and your post got me nervous thinking I may have made the wrong choice by doing ADN vs BSN. May I ask what school you're in? I am going to be attending ADN school in Southern California. Thanks and good luck!

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    Congababe13 likes this.

    Sending good wishes your way! I hope the Monday meeting goes well. I just said a quick prayer for you! Let us know what happened

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    Congababe13 likes this.

    I think since the person said come BEFORE ur clinical, I think you'll just get a serious discipline and given another chance. If they wanted u out, I think they would have met u ASAP to expel you. What do you think? It's just my opinion. The situation seems serious, hoping for the best for you.

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    Congababe13 likes this.

    Good luck! I hope all goes well and they let u continue with the program as you've come so far. Please keep us posted!

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    I hate when this happens to me! I understand what difficult position ure in since u seem to be losing friends. But ur moral/ethical instincts are correct! Follow ur instincts and shrug it off. In the end they'll get what they deserve. Kudos to u for getting the points the RIGHT way!

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    I would make sure the nursing program you want allows you to take the class more than once. Even having a W is considered taking the class so even if you get an A next time it'll still count as a second try. Also did you take any other prerequisite classes more than once? Most placed will not allow you to repeat more than once in more than one prerequisite class. Definitely meet with an advisor/counselor to see what would be the best for you. And do your research (email or call) nursing programs you want to make sure repeating or dropping classes are okay. (:

    Good luck!

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    Hi! I just got in the ADN program in so cal. I am assuming you had an ADN as well. Did you have trouble finding a job due to your ADN? Were you pressured to get your BSN? Also was it difficult get into a RN to BSN program? Thanks so much for your feedback! Good luck and congrats! (:

    I definitely want to get my BSN As soon as I get my RN, but worried it might be tough to get into a program. I want to prepare early so I would appreciate any advice you might have for me!

    Cathy

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    onetallgirl likes this.

    I was you last year!

    I was working full time and going to junior college for 3 years and messed up my GPA soo bad. It was only in 2010 that I finally woke up, quit work, and started fixing YEARS of damage! my GPA was like 2.5 or something (I was also on academic probation), I had over 10 "W" and several F's. So I started repeating my F's and W's and replacing them with A's and B's. I finished all my GEs in one year and got 2 associate's degrees. I also took all nursing pre-reqs required for transfer to 4-year college.

    I applied for nursing in 2011 to BSN programs. Even though I got all A's on english, anatomy, microbiology, and physiology, I got denied to all 10 schools I applied to. I was CRUSHED but small part of me had expected that. It made me feel worse when those schools told me that I will never have much chance at getting in since I took statistics more than twice (1st was W, 2nd was F, 3rd was B). They told me that they only consider repeats if taken twice.

    I didn't give up though! I applied to a junior college 2 year RN program beginning of this year, started volunteering at a hospital and got in! I start in January. I also have talked with an admissions counselor at a respected university and have plans to "dual-enroll" with their program so that I can get my BSN alittle after I finish my ADN program. So i am looking at having my ADN, RN (hopefully), and BSN in late 2014 or beg of 2015. The counselor told me that I have great chances of getting in!

    sorry for the long post, but I want to say don't give up! Admit to your fault and take responsibility! It'll be trying to make up for the past, and at times you might feel like you're not getting anywhere and still stuck, but if you keep going, you'll suddenly realize how far you've come. now my GPA is 3.6 and now I am getting all A's! don't give up! if i can do it, then anyone can! have positive people to talk to and study smart! (:

    good luck!

    Cathy Hwang

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    Quote from dazzlechunk
    I'm assuming they still have to do background checks and everything, so if they do still let more prople in, the newer people would need to get back ground checked last minute. Any idea when they do background checks?
    I did my background and got the results in 3-4 days (:

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    From the paperwork session our background insurance and physical is due by nov 16th. I think itll probably be by then through the orientation which is in mid December. Good luck!!(:

    Cathy

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    Wow. I admire you. I am beginning nursing school in January and I promise I will never do that to any patient. You're story is very humbling. Wow

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    First, don't give up! Most importantly, I would check with the nursing school you are trying to apply to. Do they accept retakes? Do they average out the grades once you do repeat? I just got accepted to a ADN program and my program thankfully took the retaken, higher grade . However, they did not allow retakes for grades C or better. So you should make up the D and check if your schools okay with making up the C's. you have to realize that even CC nursing schools are very competitive nowadays. Also find out if the nursing school has a point based system. If so, you might want to take extra classes (ex. Pharmacology) that might get you extra points... Or take on volunteering.. Etc. and since you worked as nurse secretary, some schools might give you extra points for having medical experience (my school did). Good luck to you! As long as you prove that your old GPA doesn't reflect where you are now, and do well from now on, you can do it! (:

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    Hi ctgangel,

    Thanks for your response! And congrats (: my paperwork session is next Friday as well. I am also curious. I am hoping that they will have a BSN bridge program for our spring 13 entering class as well. That's definitely something I will have to ask if I get the chance next Friday. Haha well maybe ill see you Friday! So excited. Thanks again

    Cathy


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