Hello all congrats on your acceptance into the program. My name is Wachauna and I just graduated in April. We were EMU's first 2nd degree group, and so hopefully some of the issues we had, you will not. We began our program with 32 and during the first sememster after 250 we lost 5 students and then lost another 1 after the 2nd semester. I won't lie to you this program is intense. You are doing in 7.5 weeks what the traditional students are doing in 15 weeks. During our fundamentals class which is nurs208/209 we had a exam every Monday. It was extremely stressful. I had anxiety throughout most of the program, except towards the end when I realized that I was gonna graduate in a few weeks.
A good support system is needed and so is a babysitter, back up babysitter, and back up back up babysitter. You cannot miss clinicals and possibly some classes because if you do you will surely miss something important. Remember that this is a new way of thinking. Too the young lady who is on the alternate list, don't worry you'll get in. I too was on the alternate list along with 8 others admitted to our program, the funny thing is that the people who got in, were some of the ones we lost after the first semester. All but one in our class graduated with honors, and all who have taken NCLEX thus far have passed.
Stay ahead with your work, don't get behind, because if you do playing catch up can be hard. Become good friends with the library and with ******* ***** and ***** *******, believe me they know who I am. Try and get on the committees when the nursing office ask you if you can. I sat on the CARS committee, it feels good to be involved. I sent them an email telling them that some of us would be willing to come talk to you guys at orientation and possibly mentor you. Let them know that you all are interested in this and maybe we can make it happen. Good luck
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