I have ALOT of of questions somone help me - page 2

Sorry if I stated this before I just want diffrent points of view How can I be a successful nursing student?? Tips to get hired soon as I graduate?? What type of experiec I need? Should I do... Read More

  1. by   hiddencatRN
    Get my facts straight? Blame? My goodness, I was trying to give the OP a fair shot on this thread after he basically spammed the forum. I think it's fair to give credit where credit is due, and your recommendation to collect questions in to one post can easily be interpreted as reposting questions in one thread. Only mods can merge threads, so OP can't really collect his questions together any other way. You are reacting very strongly to this; when I have similar reactions that's when I know it's time to step away from the computer for a bit.
  2. by   UVA Grad Nursing
    I would recommend that the OP visit the schools that are closest to him/her. There are over 1200 accredited nursing programs in the US (plus dozens more that are not accredited). No two programs would have the same experiences (any many have different admissions requirements, clinical opportunities, graduation rates, and student satisfaction). Starting salaries will also vary greatly depending on where you work and in which type of setting.

    Here in my own state of Virginia, the salary for new RN grads ranges from $14.50 to $29.75 per hour depending on where in the state you are working. Of course the cost of living in the city with the $14/hr rate is lower (a townhouse costs under $80,000) and in the other area a 1 BR basement apartment would be $1500/month.
  3. by   jonesad71
    Since you are young I would recomend you take a CNA course and get a job as one. Being in that environment would give you a better perspective on if you want to enter the medical field.
  4. by   Student Nurse_7
    Thank you
  5. by   Exhaustipated
    OP: I suggest, like the others, you investigate the nursing programs in your area. When you find a few that appeal to you, contact them and attend their Nursing Program Information Sessions. Many of the questions you ask were answered for me when I attended the Info Session at my school.