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  1. What does it take to get into nursing school (BSN)
    Many people do get into BSN programs without a 4.0, but it's best to maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA. I think if you're willing to relocate for school, you should be able to find something that works...
    Dec 17
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Nursing school is not a back up plan!
    I think it's okay to have a back up plan. Being a "back up" plan doesn't mean one doesn't like that plan. If you think of it the other way around and she says, "OT/PT/RT is my back up plan if I don't...
    Dec 8
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Anyone else feel this way?
    It's not about men being more special, but creating a more diverse workforce for a diverse population. Science and business schools & companies have been actively attracting women for years now, if...
    Dec 8
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  4. How important is regional accreditation?
    I agree with meanmaryjean 100%. CCNE is very nursing specific. Jobs that require an accredited nursing program will require a program accredited by CCNE. However, if you want to gain admission to...
    Dec 6
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN
  5. Nurse Thinking About Management Consulting
    Jenjen, If you're in your 20's and want to go into consulting, don't bother with any more nursing degrees or PhD and go straight for an MBA. You don't need industry-specific experience to go into...
    Dec 1
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  6. U Mass Boston Clinical Sites
    Traditional students go to places like cambridge, spaulding, VA, kindred etc. for the first semester. 2nd semester we'll be going to MGH, Brigham & Women's, Beth Israel, Good Samaritan, BMC, and...
    Nov 20
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  7. Recent changes to allnurses
    There used to be a heart-shaped button right under my avatar that would bring me to my subscriptions (or favorites). Now I have to go to my account, and then favorites. I know it sounds lazy but I'd...
    Nov 4
    Forum: allnurses News and Announcements
  8. Jobs for nursing students interested in psych nursing
    Try putting in "psych tech" "Mental health tech" "Mental health worker" into a job search site. Most of those jobs only need a high school diploma and/or CNA and are good jobs to test the water.
    Aug 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Realistic career change?
    @OP You can PM me if you can. I was in a similar boat a few years ago, but I let that idea sit for quite a few years and explored other options before I made the change. I think your plan is...
    Jul 14
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  10. Would an online A&P course affect admission?
    Online lab is usually not acceptable and few credible colleges would offer online lab anyway. Lecture online is fine I think, but some schools will not allow any science courses online, period. It's...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Male nursing dress code?
    I doubt that it would be a problem. I've seen male nurses and students with piercings and longer hair, or long full beards. But yes, you have to make it look nice, clean and neat so it doesn't turn...
    Jun 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Good Planner
    I think a calendar is a must. I use Google Calendar for major due dates (exams, paper, work/clinical schedule etc.) and Google Task for day-to-day stuff I want to get done (e.g. reading certain...
    Jun 13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. federal loans 2nd bachelor's
    Contact your financial services department right away and file FASFA. I'm a 2nd degree student with a bs and ms in another field...somehow I always get loans to cover my tuition and most of it is...
    May 29
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    Maybe your program is very hard. But most programs are hard to fail. That's pretty common knowledge among those in the business field.
    May 28
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  15. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    1) Most business courses (especially core courses) simply aren't challenging enough to a point where people would fail. Obviously, if you don't submit ANY assignment, you'll fail. 2) Most MBA...
    May 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  16. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    MBA grads don't need to pass any board exams....it's also close to impossible to fail out of any mba programs.
    May 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  17. What inspired you to be a nurse?
    Nursing was never on my radar when I was younger. The way I was brought up, guys become engineers, computer programmers, accountant, doctors, and lawyers. So I ended up in finance. I was never an...
    May 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. 2nd Degree BSN / career changer
    hi OP- Take your time thinking and researching about nursing before you make a move. It sounds like you still enjoy teaching, but the environment is horrible; in that case, changing your...
    May 24
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Do you think eating in the classroom is rude?
    No, I don't think it's rude at all. I don't even notice it when someone sitting next to me eating.
    May 23
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  20. Can you take A/P without lab
    I think you can. The school is Quincy College and it does offer A&P I (lecture only for 3 credits) online. You should call for more information. It's a fully accredited community college. But you...
    May 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. UMass Boston fall 2014 Traditional BSN
    Well I'm a 2nd degree student from Umass so I waived out of all distribution courses. I've also finished all pre-reqs that are required to take the first clinical course (Intro to Nursing). Basically...
    Apr 30
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  22. UMass Boston fall 2014 Traditional BSN
    Yes it's for the traditional option. But it's an orientation for if you're taking NU226, which includes a clinical component.
    Apr 29
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  23. UMass Boston fall 2014 Traditional BSN
    Hello, Is anyone going to the Clinical Course Orientation on 5/16? If you are, please PM me and let me know. Thanks!
    Apr 28
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  24. feeling overwhelmed
    Nobody is born a "good test taker." Have you thought about the reasons you blank out during exams? In my experience talking with other students, one of the things they neglect is doing practice...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Trying to select a program as an older male
    OldNavySS- I don't think you'll be at a huge disadvantage if you can keep your job while you're getting an ADN at night. You'll get your RN without any debt and you have the option to keep your job...
    Mar 28
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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