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Does anyone have experience with Nevada State College's regular track BSN Program? If so, do you have any advise/tips for a prospective student? How does it compare to UNLV's BSN Program? What is the... Read More

  1. Visit  tmgsn profile page
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    [quote=baker1bv;4176944]Maybe it was just me, but I never had any problem with never having any free time. I was in accelerated and had a job. I even managed to find time to date my now husband and plan our wedding. It really depends on the top of student you are.

    Iam sorry, but did you have small children? We are talking about THEIR well being, not our own. We can do anything to ourselves, and suffer through it. But, there are certain times in a childs life that it is important to be there for them.
    If you read what this girl wrote about her husband taking a job out of state you would have realized that their father just left. You think it is ok for their mother to now be absent too-- in an accelerated RN course?
    It has NOTHING to do with what type of student you are going to be, it has to do with what type of mom you have been and continue to be; and now she is both mommy and daddy. I just think we all have different priorities in life; and once you become a mom, your priorities change.
    Yes, I want to be a nurse. Yes, I am an overachiever. BUT, I would give up my A and my B to help my son through his english class. Your kids come first- and sometimes its a really tough choice!
    My sons english work is done right along side my own homework--and so far this week it has been all about him, not the two exams coming up for me. He is in 6th grade so it is important he 'gets it'.
    I do not have to volunteer in his class, or take my turn bringing in snack, or help him learn to read, those fundamentals are in K-garden through 2nd grade. That is the age of this girls children...
    It is not an impossible feat, it is just something that is better accomplished part time for a mother with young children when her husband is out of state-- in my opinion. Even with extended family, nothing takes the place of mom and dad.
    CaliJessXoxo and gtterbug like this.
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  3. Visit  baker1bv profile page
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    Wow. I was just explaining, accelerated isnt as hard for a lot of people. And you may have more time than you anticipate. One girl in my class was a single mom with a 3 year old and 8 month old. She did it. Did it suck for everyone, YES. But getting done, so she could start working was a better option for her. I was also thinking living apart from your spouse for three years is brutal (and yes I know this for a fact, my parents have done this for 4 years. They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in different states), so being able to finish and get everyone back together may also be a better option. So yes the kind of student you are makes a difference. If pre-reqs were easy for you than no matter what anyone tells you, nursing school will be easy too. If you are struggling in the pre-reqs then you will struggle in nursing school.
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    I Never said anything about pre-requs. I have heard that it is pretty easy to ace them at Nevada state though. Many who fail them at CSN go to NSC to get them done. The part time program at CSN is 7 semesters, two years plus the summer semesters- It is not three years. IDK how long the part time program is at NSC...
    Nursing school at CSN is not easy, no matter what kind of student you are; I forgot myself for a moment!
    CSN has the highest % of RN graduates that pass the NCLEX their first try-- and the best reputation for the kind of nurses they place in the job market. I should have been more specific, I am sorry.
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    At nevada state the part time program has takes longer because its a BSN program. Also CSN requires fewer pre-reqs than NSC because of the different requirements in between an associates and a bachelors. I am not sure where you got your info but according to the State of Nevadas 08-09 report (the last one published) the best school for first time pass rates is Truckee Meadows, by a large margin.

    All I wanted to point out is that maybe getting it over with sooner rather than later might be a better option for some people. I don't want to start a fight, but I was just pointing out maybe some people wouldn't have hours of homework everyday, and then going full time really isn't any different than working full time. Your learning style with greatly impact the amount of studying you need to put in.
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    Alright you two, baker1bv and mia70.... kiss and make up! Or at least, do the Kumbaya song ---> Now, all we need is a campfire, yay!!

    baker1bv was just sharing what it was like for her to go to NSC. Every student's perception is different. Actually, NSC's program is tougher than CSN because it requires MORE classes. It doesn't matter whether you go part-time or full-time. Every person's situation is different.

    Nursing is a tough major. Unfortunately, I wasn't blessed with more brain juice, so learning is not a snap for me. It's something I have to work at. I've known people who can sit in class; take notes and will still remember the lectures IN DETAIL after a week, without so much of a glance at their notes! I agree, learning styles for each individual plays a strong factor.
    Last edit by vegas2009 on Mar 15, '10
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    Quote from vegas2009
    Nursing is a tough major. Unfortunately, I wasn't blessed with more brain juice, so learning is not a snap for me. It's something I have to work at. I've known people who can sit in class; take notes and will still remember the lectures IN DETAIL after a week, without so much of a glance at their notes! I agree, learning styles for each individual plays a strong factor.
    You are just so lucky I like you so much! lol! I was done anyways. You always have my best interest at heart! You ready for exams next week? Me neither!
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    Quote from mia70
    You are just so lucky I like you so much! lol! I was done anyways. You always have my best interest at heart! You ready for exams next week? Me neither!

    Oh really?? Wow! I like you too Mia70... Good for you for being done. I am lucky, I've built my bridge and gotten over it (nursing school mantra). Nope, I'm not ready for exams next week, I'm smart enough to go look for options .
    Last edit by vegas2009 on Mar 20, '10
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    Quote from mia70
    You are just so lucky I like you so much! lol! I was done anyways. You always have my best interest at heart! You ready for exams next week? Me neither!

    Sorry mia70, today hasn't been a good day for me. I didn't mean to sound a bit sarcastic. You're alright. I know the stress you're going through -- just don't forget to have fun It doesn't hurt.


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