Direct entry and graduate entry programs II - page 21

Hello all, Its been mentioned before about ending our thread and starting a new one. Think it was tried a few months ago. Maybe it is time now, seeing as the thread is 72 pages long. That is... Read More

  1. by   Gennaver
    You are all correct in the advice to stick with it and follow through on your application and to just go on and talk to the people who can make the decisions.

    I felt like I did plead my case and push it and follow through, (while trying to be non-pushy or urgent or naggy or anything less than understanding!)

    Off to being busy, like you all, very busy.

    Gen
    p.s. grateful
  2. by   Jess RN
    Quote from Gennaver
    I felt like I did plead my case and push it and follow through, (while trying to be non-pushy or urgent or naggy or anything less than understanding!)
    Good training for when you will be advocating for your patients! I'm so happy for you Gen!!

    -Jess
  3. by   CEG
    Congrats Gen!! :hatparty:

    Best of luck!
    Courtney
    Quote from Gennaver
    You are all correct in the advice to stick with it and follow through on your application and to just go on and talk to the people who can make the decisions.

    I felt like I did plead my case and push it and follow through, (while trying to be non-pushy or urgent or naggy or anything less than understanding!)

    Off to being busy, like you all, very busy.

    Gen
    p.s. grateful
  4. by   Gennaver
    Quote from CEG
    Congrats Gen!! :hatparty:

    Best of luck!
    Courtney
    Thank you Courtney!

    You too sweetie, hope that the logistics of the move are all working in your favor.

    Gen
  5. by   smile123
    Quote from Gennaver
    You are all correct in the advice to stick with it and follow through on your application and to just go on and talk to the people who can make the decisions.

    I felt like I did plead my case and push it and follow through, (while trying to be non-pushy or urgent or naggy or anything less than understanding!)

    Off to being busy, like you all, very busy.

    Gen
    p.s. grateful
    It's good you were assertive, yet not pushy. I know a guy who kept bugging the admissions people every week. They were probably so sick of hearing from him. He did not get in to that school. It's a fine balance. Thank goodness you followed up on the transcripts! I'm so glad you are in! I'm also happy you are doing the MSN first and then deciding on the MSW later. (You'll be so flexible and employable after you get that RN!)

    Smile123
    Week 3 down and 6 more to go for summer semester! (too unbelievable!)
  6. by   elizabells
    Quote from smile123
    Smile123
    Week 3 down and 6 more to go for summer semester! (too unbelievable!)
    Hey smile - what's your exam schedule like? We're also ending week 3, we've had 2 midterms so far and another scheduled for next week... Thank goodness I went to a school on the quarter system so I'm used to that pace, I just assume one will have solid exams from week 3 onwards...but some of my friends only know semesters and they're freaking.
  7. by   smile123
    Quote from elizabells
    Hey smile - what's your exam schedule like? We're also ending week 3, we've had 2 midterms so far and another scheduled for next week... Thank goodness I went to a school on the quarter system so I'm used to that pace, I just assume one will have solid exams from week 3 onwards...but some of my friends only know semesters and they're freaking.
    Hi Elizabells,
    Yes, every week we have 2 quizzes, careplans to write up for clinical, CHH (comprehensive health histories) to write up for clinical and labs (that's just for one class). Then we have 2 midterms and a final in each class. There are projects, papers and IT assignments as well. Previsouly, I was on a 10 week quarter schedule so it's very similar to that pace, only FASTER! This means time management is critical and it's very important not to fall behind. To all of you reading this, if you need help, get it sooner rather than later! Talk to your professor, TA or clinical instructor. Do the practice sessions. Form study groups. Discipline your time. Yes, it will seem like boot camp, but that's because that's what it is! Accel'd programs are fast and furious because you're cramming 2 years of nursing classes into 13 months! (Accel'd programs assume everyone has a bachelor's degree already, so that's the reason they can do this.)

    Smile123
    "I can do this. I can do this. Just stay focused and get enough sleep in between!"
  8. by   elizabells
    Quote from smile123

    Smile123
    "I can do this. I can do this. Just stay focused and get enough sleep in between!"
    Whenever I get dispirited about anything, my dad the sports coach always says "you're not the first person to do this. Hundreds, if not thousands of people have done this before you and succeeded. Are you saying you think they're better than you?"

    Ahh, tough love...
  9. by   Gennaver
    Quote from smile123
    Hi Elizabells,

    Discipline your time. Yes, it will seem like boot camp, but that's because that's what it is! Accel'd programs are fast and furious because you're cramming 2 years of nursing classes into 13 months! (Accel'd programs assume everyone has a bachelor's degree already, so that's the reason they can do this.)

    Smile123
    "I can do this. I can do this. Just stay focused and get enough sleep in between!"

    I like this Smile...nursing boot camp!!

    I will keep this in mind, even though DePaul has a different schedule they are also jam packed with two years giving the RN and also the MSN together. The boot camp/basic training concept is a good one. Just last night me and my hubby were talking about me staying on campus versus making the hourlong one way commute every day, doing homework and stressing at home. This 'total-institution' situation will indeed be like your example of boot camp. Hey, whatever it takes, right? Cheers!

    Gen
  10. by   elizabells
    Quote from Gennaver
    Just last night me and my hubby were talking about me staying on campus versus making the hourlong one way commute every day, doing homework and stressing at home. This 'total-institution' situation will indeed be like your example of boot camp. Hey, whatever it takes, right? Cheers!

    Gen
    I read about some study on med students that when they did this, they were better students and had healthier marriages than those who didn't. Just something to think about, I guess.
  11. by   elizabells
    Hey, I started us a new thread over in the Graduate Student forum
  12. by   smile123
    Quote from elizabells
    Hey, I started us a new thread over in the Graduate Student forum
    Could you please send me the link? I looked for it and didn't see anything with your id on it. I noticed they put together a 1st year Nursing RN forum and a grad nurse forum, but it doesn't have anything by you Elizabells!

    Smile123
  13. by   Gennaver
    Quote from elizabells
    Hey, I started us a new thread over in the Graduate Student forum
    Hi,

    I will see you there. This must mean that we have permission to be in that forum rather than in the pre-nurses forum, (but, we are still pre-nurses).

    What ever happened to the possibility of a pre-nurses graduate student forum? Did we not get feedback from the moderators about that?

    Shooting over!
    Gen

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