For pre nursing students - page 3

by dsf43

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Hello everyone, I have been avid follower of this site for a long time and decided make it official and join. I am not sure if someone has posted something like this already, but I decided to do it anyway. I want to tell my story... Read More


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    Your post was very encouraging! Thank you so much! Props to you for not giving up What kind of job did you get at the hospital in the meantime?
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    Hearing all of your feedback makes me so happy that I was able to give you all encouragement! If nursing is what you really want to do, don't let it slip through your fingers. Just keep working at it and it will come. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!

    Rzaal77- The TEAS is as hard as you make it. Whatever your weakest subject, study on that. BUT my mistake was, I focused too much on my weakest subject and not enough on everything else. For example, my first time taking the TEAS, I did the worst in math and everything else was pretty even and decent. The second time I took the test, I spent most of my time studying math and less on everything else. I ended up getting a 93% on the math portion and worse on my other subjects. So make sure that even if you feel comfortable on a subject, make sure your REALLY know it. Never hurts to refresh your memory. Good luck.

    Sweetie_Pie- I worked in Sterile Processing as a Central Service Tech. My department is Surgical Services in the OR and the whole gist of my job is that we decontaminate and process surgical instruments used in surgery. So we set up trays used for surgery, they use it, it comes back to us, we clean it, we set it up and sterilize it again. It sounds repetitive and boring, but its not. There are other smaller parts of the job also like being in charge of pumps, crash carts, and setting up case carts to be used in surgery.
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    Neat! Thank you!
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    I don't know where any of you are located geographically, but I have been researching ADN programs lately all over the place and it looks like Austin Community College in Texas gives extra points for reapplicants. And you keep accumulating the extra points every time you reapply, which tells me that eventually you will get in to that one regardless. Just a thought. I still have to take my science classes, I've only taken General Chem 1 so far, but I'm sure that during the next year of nothing but A&P, Micro, and Dev. Psych I'll feel more like a true pre-nursing student and less like a continual college student LOL! Best of luck to those of you that have applied and are waiting, sending good news vibes your way!
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    dsf43 You have given me hope that I can do better and work as hard as i can to get into the nursing program. I had felt like a failer, like nursing was not for me because of how i did in my prereqs earlier. I had a hard year where I lost my neice my grandfather and both grandmothers. I had not taken anytime off from school since i graduated high school in 2009. I finally too the summer off to heal and get a fresh start again. Ever since I was a little girl I always told my mom I want to be neonatal nurse and work with mommies and babies. I even volunteered in the Nursing Unit and Emergency Room. I loves it I got to see what R.N do! It only makes me want to work in a hospital even more! I tried apply for jobs in hospital but I did not get anything. If you could give me a little advice on how you took that approach in getting a job in the hospital? Thank you so much for writing your story you honestly have given me hope. Reading your story made me thing that their is no need to rush and people make mistakes but it is up to us to make the changes and work hard for what we want.
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    Quote from kayruhh
    Thanks for posting this! a year and a half later( and 5 rejection letters later) I have still not been selected into a nursing program. I'm still waiting for two more letters, and I'm praying so hard I get into one of the two!
    I too have been rejected 5 times... I was just recently admitted to Elmhurst college : ) i thought about giving up after the 5th rejection but I figured I'd come too far to just throw in the towel.
    I guess it was a smart idea to not give up!
    You will get an acceptance letter sooner or later! Don't give up, it isn't worth it : )
    Good luck!!!
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    Quote from KAC123

    I too have been rejected 5 times... I was just recently admitted to Elmhurst college : ) i thought about giving up after the 5th rejection but I figured I'd come too far to just throw in the towel.
    I guess it was a smart idea to not give up!
    You will get an acceptance letter sooner or later! Don't give up, it isn't worth it : )
    Good luck!!!
    I actually got accepted into an ADN program! My orientation is in two days. I'm so excited.
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    Quote from mandy_17
    dsf43 You have given me hope that I can do better and work as hard as i can to get into the nursing program. I had felt like a failer, like nursing was not for me because of how i did in my prereqs earlier. I had a hard year where I lost my neice my grandfather and both grandmothers. I had not taken anytime off from school since i graduated high school in 2009. I finally too the summer off to heal and get a fresh start again. Ever since I was a little girl I always told my mom I want to be neonatal nurse and work with mommies and babies. I even volunteered in the Nursing Unit and Emergency Room. I loves it I got to see what R.N do! It only makes me want to work in a hospital even more! I tried apply for jobs in hospital but I did not get anything. If you could give me a little advice on how you took that approach in getting a job in the hospital? Thank you so much for writing your story you honestly have given me hope. Reading your story made me thing that their is no need to rush and people make mistakes but it is up to us to make the changes and work hard for what we want.
    I would be happy to help you out! To be honest, I just applied to whatever job openings the hospital near me had that applied to me and didn't need additional requirements/licenses. I also had a very professional resume, so that might have been what caught their attention and gave me the interview. Once I got the interview, that job was mine. How is your resume looking?
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    Very nice post and very encouraging. You were very persistent and it paid off. Good luck to you and thanks for your words of wisdom!
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    Thank you for such a positive post! It seems it is so easy for some to get into a nursing program, and for those of us that may have to work and try harder it can be discouraging. It's nice that you used your voice to lift others up and encourage them to follow their hearts and dreams. I needed this!!


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