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- by elham71 Mar 13Hello every one,
I have my bachelor degree from university out of US, I am also took some courses here in US college in Dallas/TX, my previous degree was Midwifery but i finished my first degree about 19 years ago. I am working on prerequisite for nursing program here in Dallas at Texas Women university weekend program. English is my second language and i am scard to take TEAS V exam, somtimes i want to quit because think i will never get accepted to program, I am 41 years old and have 2 kids, 8 and 5, don't have too much help and support from my family and really love to be a nurse, but not sure if i can get accepted. Is there chance for some one like me bilanguage to get accepted to weekend program(FAST TRACK)?I am really confused and hopeless, please help.
- Mar 13 by Devon RexI have known, myself included, people who are bilingual and not only have been accepted to nursing school, but also finished it! So yes, you can do it! If you are that concerned about the TEAS test, buy a book that helps you study for it. You can find it at any large bookstore and at Amazon(.com).
Now, the most difficult part of nursing school is not getting in, it's getting through it. A strong support system is important... be it family and/or friends. If you are a single parent with 2 kids, it will definitely put stress on your daily life until you are done. Working during nursing school is difficult, and I would dare say almost impossible if you sign up to one of those accelerated programs.
In nursing school (RN program) you will need to have a flexible schedule to accomodate your clinical experiences and take time off when it comes time for your practicum. I am not sure how the LPN program is setup, but it takes less overall time to complete the degree.
I wish you all the best!
- Thanks Devon Rex
I don't work, and i am not sigle mom also, i have spouse but he is working full time on week days, that's why i want to take weekend program. for now my only concern it those pre entrance test and difficult part is english and reading part. I also have my experience in medical field through my previous degree in midwifery. I hope i could do it.
- Mar 14 by Devon RexGood! Your midwifery will definetly help you... specially in OB.
Buy the TEAS book to help you pass it. Concentrate on that... believe! ... you can make it! If I did it, so can you!
If you do not pass the first time, re-group, review, and take it again. I had to repeat about 7 classes along my journey... I just passed my board exam last week and I am a Registered Nurse now!
I always thought... no matter how many times I fall, I shall rise again and continue the battle.
- I finished midwifery school 20 years ago out of US, and didn't work on that field since then. hopefully i will recall all information again!! but i also have to say i am 41 years old now, and still have at least 3 more prereq. before apply. You have a lot of information, do you know is there any other pat way to get my RN other than study all over again. I mean i am thinking if i could apply for NCLEX boarding exam as i already have my bachelor in medical field!!!
- Mar 14 by princesax11Quote from elham71No, you can't skip nursing school and take the NCLEX. A bachelors in a different degree wont do anything for you. In my state, immigrants with nursing/doctor degrees, experience and other requirements, can take the NCLEX. You were never a nurse so you don't qualify. Just do your best on your prereqs and hopefully you will get into a nursing program!I finished midwifery school 20 years ago out of US, and didn't work on that field since then. hopefully i will recall all information again!! but i also have to say i am 41 years old now, and still have at least 3 more prereq. before apply. You have a lot of information, do you know is there any other pat way to get my RN other than study all over again. I mean i am thinking if i could apply for NCLEX boarding exam as i already have my bachelor in medical field!!!
- Mar 14 by phoenixnimI do not know how the midwife degree works in other countries, but in this one in order to have a degree in midwifery, one must get a degree in nursing first, then a masters in midwifery. Was there not a nursing component in your training/education for your out of country midwife bachelors program? That is very interesting to me.
- In my country Nursing program and midwifery program are in the same college, and almost have the same requirment, i knew here is different, and we have to be nurse first and then master in midwifery. If I knew I would come to US, I would go to nursing, that was less competetive than midwifery.