Hi everyone - I have just had the very good fortune (at least I hope it's good fortune) to be accepted into CCRI's nursing program Flanagan day campus starting January 2012. I have some questions which I already posed to the CCRI people, but their answers were either non-existent or as clear as mud. If I may, they are:
1. How close to January would the orientation be?
2. Do you get any electives while a student in the program? I was thinking of taking some additional psychology or chemistry courses.
3. Given that nursing 1010 is 10 or 12 credits, I wonder if I could fit a psychology course in there, or am I being unrealistic?
4. The topic of "lateral or horizontal violence" comes to mind. I was reading an article regarding the subject. I was given to believe that the term refers to nursing instructors bullying and verbally students as well as that sort of thing going on within the profession itself. How prevalent is that and how do I survive it, if it is an issue?
5. I was told by a recent graduate that her class started out as 60 students and just 12 ended up graduating with her after the two years. Do I have something to worry about in terms of being thick-skinned enough. I'm garnering my toughness as we speak.
6. Would it be advisable to review dosages beforehand?
7. What would your most important bit of wisdom or advice be for survival in the program and indeed in the profession?
Well that's enough obsessing for now. Thank you all in advance for your input.