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    Hey y'all! I am 18 years old and finishing up my last semester of high school (woot woot!). I plan to study nursing in college, and I am curious if there's anything I should know (any make or break moments or something you wish you had known going into the program) before I decide for sure that nursing is what I want to do. I procrastinate, but I am a good student and I love to learn.
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    Make sure your study habits are great! I cannot stress this enough. It'll help you in pre nursing and then in the actual nursing program. If you are starting college in the fall, I recommend getting your CNA this summer & getting some experience under your belt.
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    Quote from hncook12
    Hey y'all! I am 18 years old and finishing up my last semester of high school (woot woot!). I plan to study nursing in college, and I am curious if there's anything I should know (any make or break moments or something you wish you had known going into the program) before I decide for sure that nursing is what I want to do. I procrastinate, but I am a good student and I love to learn.
    As long as you are sure it's what you want to do; don't let anyone dissuade you in your wonderful endeavor. Good luck!
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    Congrats! I just started the second semester of my freshman year. I'm still taking pre-reqs. I would say really study hard for the classes required for the nursing major, such as A&P, micro, etc., as well as your other classes. Study a little bit each day and you'll have success!

    Best of luck in the rest of your senior year!
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    Try and volunteer at a hospital so you can see up front what nurses do and then decide of this is what you really want to do. My sister wanted to become a nurse until she volunteered at a hospital and found out nursing was not for her. Either way, good luck to you!
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    See if you can find someone to shadow. Follow a nurse around for a couple of nights and you can get a good idea of what nurses do. You can also shadow a respiratory therapist, a physician's assistant, a physical therapist, etc. Maybe you can follow someone in the ICU, the emergancy room, or surgery. I shadowed when I was a senior and that sealed the deal for me.


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