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  1. Dealing with well-meaning but stupid questions?
    Who cares what other people think. I am male nurse and back when I did it very rarely someone would joke about it a little. I could care less. I know I have a damn good career and I am proud of what...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Trying to decide between accelerated BSN, entry-level MSN-NP, and ADN
    I would say get on with something. You are 34 and for the cost of a NP you will have major loans to repay so the quicker you get on it the better. Also don't go by "what you hear". CALL or EMAIL...
    Jul 26
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  3. Is nursing school worth it?
    That cannot be answered. No one can say because one area might not hire any of them..but in the middle of North Dakota where a zillion people have moved to work on the oil fields they might hire all...
    Jul 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. changing careers
    Danlee, maybe if you have been going through this "for twenty years" you should look at what you are doing wrong and not blaming everyone around you? I have had people die in my family. I was thrown...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  5. Is nursing school worth it?
    As the poster stated what I meant was the return I get on my 50K spent for my BSN is enormous. I was comparing to 50K for my BSN or 50K for an automobile. The auto pays back nothing while my BSN...
    Jul 19
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Is nursing school worth it?
    I went to a private university for my ABSN. It WAS worth it to me. It cost me in tuition. 50K (fall, spring, summer, fall..21 hours a semester accelerated second bachelors) I decided a year...
    Jul 16
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Part-time or hungry?
    RNsRWE do you have statistics on that? What confuses me is there are X amount of nursing schools that can only create X amounts of students. So even if there is a 10 year waiting list you are still...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Doctor Anyone?
    I think the main reason is it is putting the cart before the horse. If that is your plan that is great, but I would not mention it. Just focus on the task at hand. Then when you graduate and if...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  9. Well that was a bust
    The bottom line is no matter how hard you say you studied..it did not work. So I would say try different ways to study. If you say you tried them all then I don't know what to tell you. I did an...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Male Nursing Student
  10. Courses you found useful...
    Any class that challenges you. Makes you work hard and learn new study habits. In nursing school you will hear the classic line "this class is stupid and I will never use it as a nurse". When you...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Part-time or hungry?
    If you are going to do it..look also at places like Nebraska, Wyoming, South Dakota..SUPER cheap cost of living. Also I would seriously consider an ABSN. If you already have a bachelors they are...
    Jul 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. Pre-Nursing Student
    Awesome...best of luck!
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. Part-time or hungry?
    i did an ABSN in 2006. I had previous degree in Business admin. I quit my job and just banged it out. It was 21 hours a semester but was just fall spring summer fall and then done. I lived in a...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Pre-med or Nursing?
    My suggestion? Do what you want to do. If you are putting speed of getting done with school even in your brain then med school may not be for you. Nothing quick about it. Totally up to you. Good...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. So Stressed
    This is a common question on AN. What is "hard" to you? It is something posters cannot quantify because we have no idea what "hard" is to you. You get grades and you apply. If you get in you get...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. I need help. Desperately.
    You need proof of the surgery and how long you could not do anything. It is not something schools do just for the heck of it. And learn from this. Don't just walk in and start a sob story. You...
    Jul 12
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. B's B's B's discouraged with those illusive A's
    I had mix of Bs and As. When I earned my BSN I had an instructor who had PhD from Yale and she said to be proud of Bs because I was working my butt off. You say you doubt you will obtain your...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Anxiety about becoming a nurse over 50
    You made the jump into the pre reqs and had success so that is good. Give yourself credit for that. ...if you absolutely cannot afford it then I guess that you will have to do something else. I...
    Jul 11
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. Should I be a nurse? Should I get my RN then BSN or go straight to BSN?
    It is more than likely not about school being hard it is talking yourself out of it by saying you are not smart or cannot do it. I had to work my butt off to get my BSN. I am talking hours and...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Hard to get into Nursing school in RI
    I am not saying I like or dislike. The question was is it hard to get into nursing school in RI. What exactly does that mean? Do you know? are you understanding my confusion? The OP and I may...
    Jul 10
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Advice for a Prospective Student in Nursing
    Go to the school you like. Enjoy the time. No one will care whether your BSN is from Univ. of Tenn or Univ. Of Michigan. No one. Look at costs, cost of living near the school. I went to college...
    Jul 9
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Hard to get into Nursing school in RI
    Where did I say you couldn't express how you feel? You ask if it is hard to get into school, but you don't define what "hard" means. What are you looking for? What is your question? I am a nurse...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. Popular ADN vs More Expensive BSN
    First off you need to ensure the hospitals in your area hire ADN nurses. There are places that are cutting back on ADN nurses and requiring BSN. Second you need to decide on your plan. If you plan...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Finally IN after 3 tries!!!
    I wish more people on this site would read your post. I got my ABSN in '07 and starting prereqs in '05 to graduation was very difficult. You have to be willing to take the pain and perservere to...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Hard to get into Nursing school in RI
    What is your point? It is hard. Did you think it would be easy? What does "hard" even mean? It isn't hard or easy..it is what it is and you either take the pain and do it or you quit. It...
    Jul 9
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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