RIC-so confused - page 2

Hi there everyone! I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction! Here is a little background...I am a transfer student enrolled at RIC planning on applying to the nursing school... Read More

  1. by   evarita18
    Are any of you working while in the program? If so, are you working full-time or part-time?
  2. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    Quote from evarita18
    Are any of you working while in the program? If so, are you working full-time or part-time?
    I'm a second semester junior in the program and I don't work, but I know plenty of people who do. I would say the less hours you can work, the better, because RIC's nursing program is pretty intense. Between clinicals, lectures and clinical preps you're already up to about 28 hours/week minimum.... plus papers/projects/studying/reading, etc.
  3. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    Quote from evarita18
    Are any of you working while in the program? If so, are you working full-time or part-time?
    Its a personal choice of whether you work or don't work while your in the program. I know many people who work and just as many who don't work. Its up to you really because its what you can handle and what you can't handle. Personally, I have two jobs (I work in an ER and in a grocery store) because I have to. I work about 20 - 24 hours a week along with a full time course load so I don't have a lot of free time. You need to decide for yourself whether you can handle working and school or if you just want to do school. I will say that if you do work you should cap it off at 20 - 24 hours per week if your going to school full time because otherwise it will be just too much to handle.

    !Chris
  4. by   green_zebra
    I just got into the second bachelor's program. Yay! Could I ask, do all of the second degree students take NURS 220, NURS222, NURS223, and NURS 224 all in the first semester? I met with somebody from the department, and she lead me to believe that you have to be selected to take all four of these courses as a second degree student in the Fall semester. Thanks so much!
  5. by   RhodyGirl, RN
    Quote from green_zebra
    I just got into the second bachelor's program. Yay! Could I ask, do all of the second degree students take NURS 220, NURS222, NURS223, and NURS 224 all in the first semester? I met with somebody from the department, and she lead me to believe that you have to be selected to take all four of these courses as a second degree student in the Fall semester. Thanks so much!
    Congrats! I believe you have to petition to take all 4 classes together, they don't automatically enroll you in all 4.
    I would strongly recommend that you only take all 4 together if you either work very little, or don't have a job. The second semester classes (223 and 224) were a lot of work, and I can't imagine taking them with two other classes. Let me know if you have specific questions.
  6. by   KittyKat1334
    Many people dislike Kinsey. I personally thought he was funny and helpful when you asked for assistance. Make no mistake though - it is anatomy, and you have to do a lot of work on your own (memorizing body parts, dissecting animals, and studying for exams and practicums). Be ready to put some hard work into your pre-req classes - it's a good practice for the school of nursing, because IT DOES GET HARDER once you're in the RIC nursing program. Hope I could help. Good luck to you

    By the way... I am horrible at Chemistry, but I worked REALLLLLLLLY hard, and in the end I did get an A. So don't give up, but put effort and time into your education.

    Written by, soon-to-be senior NS @ RIC

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