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Welcome to Mi! And congrats on your journey to becoming a nurse! So what brings you to MI? Most people are running from our state!..lol How long have you been pre-nursing? I had to wait two full years to get accepted into my program.
Thanks, TLCMommyof3! My sweetheart brings me to MI. We're getting married in August, so I'm moving out there in the middle of May. School starts June 6th. I can't wait to get started! I had started on the path to becoming a nurse back in the late 80s/early 90s. Finished my Associates in Microbiology & Physics.
My fiancÚ asked me in February what I thought would make me happiest in a career. I said I never had the chance to pursue becoming an RN. He has encouraged me 100% since then to just focus on school. So, my last day of work will be May 15th. At the age of 42, I'm finally going back to school.
Since it's been 18+ years since I took most of my courses, I'm now required to re-take many of them (even though I already earned A's). I'll take Anatomy, Psychology, Phlebotomy & Healthy Lifestyles in the Summer. In the Fall, I'll be taking Physiology, Microbiology, Microbiology Lab, Pharmacology, Human Growth & Development and Phlebotomy Externship.
The program I want to get accepted in bases admissions on points only. So, no waiting list...however VERY competitive to get in (high GPA, experience in medical field, etc.) I'm taking the phlebotomy certification to get extra points for admissions and then I can do some part-time volunteering at the Red Cross for blood donations to get some additional points.
I won't be able to apply until January 2013 (March 1st is the deadline), so even if I do get accepted, I won't start nursing school until Fall 2013...hopefully!
What about you? Are you starting nursing school in the fall? Are you already a nursing student?