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  1. Too much??
    Since you haven't even started nursing school yet, I would maybe wait to make that decision when you get closer to it. You will experience a variety of clinical settings during your time in nursing...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  2. Starting A&P I in January
    A&P is not an easy course! The amount of content can be overwhelming, but if you study efficiently and don't fall behind it won't be so bad. The key is to stay ahead. Get your book early and read the...
    Dec 18, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  3. Is Chamberlain College of Nursing Any Good for BSN?
    I don't know the status of Chamberlain's NCLEX pass rate, but up here in Chicago Chamberlain is a very highly regarded nursing school. I have some friends who have graduated from there and they all...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  4. Decent quality stethoscope and blood pressure kit?
    You can get a decent blood pressure set for around $30. I would highly recommend getting a good quality stethoscope!! If you get a cheap one they can be hard to hear out of! Definitely get a...
    Dec 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  5. Need guidance!!! Where should I go from here?
    I would advise you to not take the LPN rout. Many schools in my area are phasing out their LPN programs (I'm from the Chicago area). And there are not that many LPN to RN schools around. I'm not...
    Dec 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  6. Chamberlin St. Louis January 2014 start date
    Chamberlain in my area is very well known and well like. I have a few friends who graduated from there and they all have good jobs at hospitals and were hired right after graduation. One girl was...
    Dec 7, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  7. Should I take ALL gen ed courses before applying to nursing school?
    I would recommend completing all of your gen ed requirements before entering nursing school. You're going to be overwhelmed with all the nursing classes you're going to be taking, and then having to...
    Dec 6, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  8. Received my 3rd rejection today.
    What were your grades in your prerequisite science classes? The classes you listed that you got A's in were not for the nursing program so they're really only going to help your cumulative GPA. Your...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  9. Current nursing student...but what to do after my BSN?!
    You can't just go straight into a nursing graduate program. You need to get at least 2 years of experience in a hospital, preferably in the icu. I would get a job at a hospital first before making...
    Nov 12, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Will these classes be too much together?
    Unless you have 6-8 hours a day to devote to studying...I don't recommend you take these classes together. I was pre-med before I decided I wanting to go into nursing and I took organic chemistry....
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  11. Nursing to Med School
    Its a really impractical way of going about getting a medical degree. Less than a quarter of your nursing prerequisites will count for the classes you need for med school. And the classes you take in...
    Nov 11, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  12. ADN or BSN Please give me your opinon!! (Mom with a 1 year old)
    I'm not sure how much research you have done on nursing school, but both of these degrees will get you an RN license. The reason you are hearing people tell you to go with the BSN is because most...
    Nov 6, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  13. HESI Scores/GPA: Chamberlain College of Nursing
    I'm somewhat familiar with Chamberlain. I went to their open house at their Addison, IL. campus and they talked about admission profiles a little bit. You did pretty well on your HESI and your GPA is...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  14. Thinking about giving up!! HELP
    Even if you got a B in A&P, it wouldn't be the end of the world! I know people who have gotten B's in A&P and they got into nursing school. Everyone has a bad test. You just can't let it get the best...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  15. 2.52 cumulative GPA, and I already have a BS.  Can I get into nursing school
    Usually the cutoff for GPA's is around 2.70-2.75. This is just what I've seen in most of the requirements to apply to nursing schools. My advice to you is to retake any classes that you can and do...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  16. Best way to become a nurse if I already have my Bachelor's?
    All nursing schools have science prerequisites. Generally they include: Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Microbiology, and Chemistry. And most nursing schools require that you take General Psychology,...
    Nov 4, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  17. I want to be a nurse but I am scared of blood!
    Might sound kinda silly...but have you ever considered going to a therapist? There are special therapists that deal with phobias and can help you deal with year fear and get over it. So if you really...
    Oct 29, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Change of Major (Stressed - Needing Advice)
    @Cg37387n 3.3 gpa is not bad. As long as you do really well in your prerequisites courses it will go up significantly and you will have a competitive application. But I am confused about one...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  19. (CSULB) Was a pre-bio, now want to do pre-nursing. I am worried if I can.
    General Chemistry is a prerequisite for nursing school, so you will need to take that class over again. Here is a list of the basic prerequisites for nursing school, they all vary by school, but...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Change of Major (Stressed - Needing Advice)
    @Cg37387n No problem! Ask away :) And yes, it would be a great idea. Even if you decided later on that you don't want to get your ADN (Associates Degree in Nursing) and you want to get your BSN...
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Change of Major (Stressed - Needing Advice)
    I would highly encourage you to go into the nursing field! I was a computer science major and I decided that I didn't want to spend my whole life sitting at a desk coding and programming...lol....
    Oct 28, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Admission requirements BSN 2nd degree
    I would definitely take your prerequisites, or at least a good portion of them, before applying to the program. It will give your application much more credibility. The biggest piece of advice I can...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. What are some nursing careers that are great for a first year RN?
    Being a CNA first is great experience, but mostly for yourself and getting adjusted to working in healthcare, basic patient care, and time management. But unfortunately some employers won't care too...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  24. Did I make the right decision going for a ADN and then BSN?
    I'm doing prerequisites for an ADN program and I plan on going into an RN to BSN program very soon after graduation. My community college has universities that offer RN to BSN programs at the...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. Have I ruined my chances of getting into nursing school?
    Thank you everyone for your responses! This past year of school has been really tough because of all the personal stuff I've gone through. And I think I just freaked out because I've never done bad...
    Oct 27, '13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student


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