I am a Pre-Nursing student in NYC and I would like to ask a couple of questions. Please feel free to answer.
1) What is a good way to stay focused on studying? I know that I can get better grades and a higher gpa if I were to study harder. I know that if I don't put the effort into these pre- requisite courses I will not make it into the nursing program. My school is looking for 3.0 gpa and higher. My gpa is in that range but of course it's students who have higher than me and would be considered top candidates. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with the work that is given but I know that I can't give up. I just need some tips on how to study. I get distracted very easily.
2) I am currently going for my ADN and will be going for my BSN right after. I work full time at a job that does not relate to health care but I cannot quit because I live on my own. Is there any chance of me landing a job with my associates while I go for my BSN? Even if it is part time. I know that a lot (most) of jobs require BSN.
3) I have been trying to find a CNA job for a while but I have not been having any luck. I have no experience and I honestly don't have the time or energy to do volunteer work. I work 6 (sometimes 5, not guaranteed) days a week and go to school for 4 days, my typical work/school day is from 2am to basically 10 pm and I live off of coffee). Are there any ways that I would be able to land a nurse aide job with no experience in NYC?
4) I created a LinkedIn profile. So far it seems like a great way to network. I have seen a couple of people who are healthcare professionals view my profile but I am one of the free members so I can't see everything. Does anyone have a premium account ? If so , is it worth the money. Is LinkedIn a good and legitimate way to network?
I know it seems like a midterm examination
lol but I do not mind if a person can or feels like only answering one of my questions. You do not have to answer all of them. I am hoping multiple people reply so I can get some different views on each question. Thank you all in advance !