Advice needed! Pre-nursing student@ hacc

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    Ok, I will try to make this as short as possible First, I will provide you with some background info on me. I am currently a pre-nursing student @ HACC's York campus. I am also employed at a hospital where I do registration. I have been working in the medical field ever since my junior year in High School. I do not posses any CNA certifications but I do have some medical knowledge and terminology that I use on an everyday basis at work. My mother is also an RN. With that being said, will clinicals be very difficult for me? I absolutely LOVE the medical field, in fact, to be a nurse simply runs thru my veins! I enjoy learning about the anatomy and physiology of the human body. It actually excites me! I took A&P my senior year in High School and absolutely loved it. Soooo many people say that nursing school is hard but if I have been in this field for going on 8 yrs now will it really be that hard for me? Oh and also if this helps, I currently have an 'A' in both of my pre-req's as I study all the time and take my college education quite serious

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    Are you going to maintain a 4.0 in ALL of your pre-reqs and complete all of your pre-reqs at HACC? That is the only way that you will have a hope of being accepted into clinicals. Most people who start at HACC as pre-nursing students don't make it into clinicals. I know people who had a GPA just under 4.0 who didn't make it into clinicals. Good luck.
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    First off, many people make it into clinicals. That other poster sounds bitter about something. If you check on HACC's website you can look up average GPA and points of previously admitted students. And furthermore, why assume you can't keep your 4.0? I graduated Harrisburg campus LPN program with a 4.0. I went back and graduated their RN program with a 3.88. It can be done.

    As far as it being easy...NOPE. No, it will not be easier for you. In fact, you will excel if you forget everything you know You have VERY small leg up on terminology. Other than that, you know nothing about nursing. I say this with your best intentions at heart. HACC is one of the toughest programs in the state, but you can do it! Just be prepared to work very hard, laugh often, cry sometimes, and learn a whole lot in a very short time.

    Good luck!


    Quote from mrsmoultrey
    Ok, I will try to make this as short as possible First, I will provide you with some background info on me. I am currently a pre-nursing student @ HACC's York campus. I am also employed at a hospital where I do registration. I have been working in the medical field ever since my junior year in High School. I do not posses any CNA certifications but I do have some medical knowledge and terminology that I use on an everyday basis at work. My mother is also an RN. With that being said, will clinicals be very difficult for me? I absolutely LOVE the medical field, in fact, to be a nurse simply runs thru my veins! I enjoy learning about the anatomy and physiology of the human body. It actually excites me! I took A&P my senior year in High School and absolutely loved it. Soooo many people say that nursing school is hard but if I have been in this field for going on 8 yrs now will it really be that hard for me? Oh and also if this helps, I currently have an 'A' in both of my pre-req's as I study all the time and take my college education quite serious
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    I was accepted into the HACC-Gettysburg program with a 3.7 gpa. I was accepted the first time I applied. As long as you maintain an A/B average in your sciences, you should be fine. Good luck to you!
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    How are things going at HACC? That is good advice to forget what you have learned so that you can fully retain and understand how everything you will learn relates. Remember to think critically!! Learn your ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation) I'm sure you will do wonderful! Congrats on your choice to become a nurse!
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    Sorry to respond 2 yrs later! Things are going great! I finish my PN program in 2 weeks. Then I'm off to do the RN program.
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    Congratulations mrsmoultrey. I start HACC's RN day program this coming January. I'm looking forward to it as are many of my classmates.


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