I am currently in the planning process as I hope to make the jump into a nursing career by going through an accelerated program. Can someone provide some advice based on the following scenario:
start taking prereqs (AP1, Microbio, Psych, etc.), volunteer at hospital
finish prereqs (AP2, etc.), volunteer at hospital, start application process for several ABSN programs (all of which have application deadlines in Fall 2014)
By the end of Spring/Summer 2014, I would have already completed all my prerequisites and will be in the process of applying to my chosen programs (deadline in Fall 2014).
My question is this ... once I have finished all of the above and now play the waiting game to hear the schools' decisions... with most ABSN programs starting in June/July 2015, what am I supposed to do for an entire year after I applied?