Help!!

  1. I have been in school since Jan. doing the pre-req's and all "book" classes needed to enter the nursing (ADN) program. Just found out it will be Jan.2004 before I get in !!!
    Did any of you have to change school's midstream? I'm sooooo frustrated I don't know what to do
    I feel like I'm doing all this work and no closer to my goal than when I started.
    Sorry if it sounds like I'm whining but I could really use some advise right now.
    Thanks in advance!!
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  2. 1 Comments

  3. by   CATHYW
    Angi, I would apply to any school that is within an hours' drive from your home. Do not be deterred simply because one school says it will be 2004. If you have all of your prereq's out of the way, you might want to consider taking Food and Nutrition, Logic, Medical Terminology, and other related classes while you are waiting, if you haven't already. I would go in person to the Allied Health office of each school you apply to, when you return your app. Get to know the people there, and call back and check with them every month or two, so they remember who you are, and that you are very interested. I would even ask if I could make an appt. with the Nursing Chair and talk briefly with them about your plans, and ask for any input they can give to help you continue to grow while you are waiting to be accepted.

    You may also want to consider an ancillary job (if you aren't currently working), like lab, or a Patient Care Technician, or Medical Assistant. the PCT job will teach you skills that you will use in Nursing, so you can become familiar with them, and some of the nursing experience. Take CPR, if you haven't. There are a lot of ways to use your time while you are waiting on the clock to tick down! Take care, and good luck!

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