I'm currently doing pre-reqs to apply for BSN programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am CNA certified through the Red Cross and currently volunteer 1 half day a week in a Medical Unit at Marin General in Kentfield. I'm just finishing up my first semester of pre-reqs with mostly A's...hoping I can pull an A off in Chemistry...pray for me lol!
I'm juggling a lot with a 3 year old, part time online work (several hours a week that are flexible) and my classes. I need advice on whether or not to take on another 3 hour volunteer commitment with Hospice By The Bay in Larkspur here in Marin. I want to do everything I can to find enriching experiences to further my education and to also have on my resume. I think it'll make me a more competitive candidate than just someone with the requirements done and a great GPA.
I'm planning on taking Microbiology and Psychology over the summer and then finishing out this Fall with Anatomy, Physiology and Statistics. The only general ed class I'll have left to fulfill is a speech class as mine from 1995 lol
is no longer transferable. I'll have to do that in the spring '14.
Am I overwhelming myself? Do I really need to do another volunteer gig for applications this fall or is it a bit unnecessary? I'm game to just plow through all this to get into a program. I know it's incredibly competitive in the bay area and I'm not getting any younger nearing 37. I would love some insight from people who have been through the application process I'll be going through this fall.