Inver Hills/ Century College hopeful - page 9
I just applied to both Inver Hills and Century's 2011/2012 nursing program, I got a letter back from Inver saying I am included in the selection process and will find out on March 1! I have so many... Read More
Sep 9, '11Qwinlyn-
I asked the instructor today if you could split up Lab and Theory and she said you could not. They are actually going to combine it to be one class next year I guess since it basically is one class.
I do not work a regular schedule, but I have two small children and am technically still a "stay at home mom". I work casual call and have not had time to pick up a shift yet going into the 4th week of class. Some people do work and I would think that would be extremely hard. They kinda throw things at you and if you had a job you would need a very forgiving boss that was willing to work with you. For instance if you failed a lab validation you have to come in on your day off and go to remediation. It's tough but do able, definitely depends on your personality but I would go into school thinking you can't work or work very minimal hours. That part really sucks! I completely understand wanting to get done quickly though. My family struggles so much financially and this nursing career *should* fix that, I don't want to wait two years!!
Let me know if you have any other questions. Feel free to PM me, I am more then willing to answer!
Sep 9, '11Lukeslicky, Thanks for asking your instructor that was a question I was wondering that for awhile and trying to decide what I wanted to do. So I'm guessing the standard way of going about semesters for the program is to do the 8 credits each semester since they seem to be so intense? I'll probably end up doing that too so that I can also do well in the program and keep myself organized (this can sometimes be a challenge for me!).
And I really appreciate your work advice as well. I am going back to school and just recently quit my full time job in insurance. I just couldn't take it anymore and needed to do something else that involved more social interaction and purpose. Although I don't have any kids, I am getting married next year and would like to start a family shortly after that so I guess I'm just trying to prepare...but can you really do that in life?! LOL!
I'm not working right now but looking for a job as a CNA part time before I start the program. But, if I need to, I have the option of just going to school, which is really nice and a blessing. Of course it will be tough, but we are thinking in the end it will pay off as you are saying too. So I guess it's sort of like an investment. Just have to get through it... But, I'm also just thankful I got in! The number one priority is the program above everything else!
Keep us updated (you can PM me too) on how things are going with the program. My real name is Sarah Chovan so if we happen to run into one another, we can chat! Good luck with everything!! I'm sure in the next couple years it will pay off and you will be very thankful for it!!