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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Why the NP degree will be the next MBA with 7 simple, quick reasons
    MBA grads don't need to pass any board's also close to impossible to fail out of any mba programs.
    May 27
    Forum: Advanced Practice Nursing
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Reality check: Are my expectations high?
    I don't think any of the posts were "unprofessional" or showing "claws." OP was not shy about why he deserves more money & better jobs, and posters were not shy about why he's not necessarily going...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. Should I work as a CNA?
    I would totally jump on that! You're very lucky to have this opportunity. I finished my CNA and have a hard time finding any job, let alone hospitals because they don't hire people without direct...
    Mar 18
    Forum: CNA/MA - Nursing / Medical Assistant
  21. Nursing Shortage & Me...
    This is the same for people in other fields. It's just that in other areas, people have the pressure to move up and grow, or else they lose competitiveness. So by mid-career those who remained in the...
    Mar 13
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  22. Studied constantly, still got a D on first test.
    Do you do practice exams and time yourself when you do them? If not, try it. Read the chapter carefully once, do as many problems as you could and time yourself as if you're testing, review each...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  23. UMass Boston fall 2014 Traditional BSN
    @Taylor- An old thread here says it's around 100 or so, and a bit fewer for the Spring semester. Nursing courses (lectures) have capacity close to 100; but labs are smaller. Each clinical group has...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  24. UMass Boston fall 2014 Traditional BSN
    Congrats, everyone! OBrienMP - Don't give up and good luck on the other schools you applied to! I think some schools will give you feedback on your application and that's a good way to strengthen...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  25. Pre-Nurse interested in MSN
    You can talk to the schools you're interested in and ask them about your chances. Every school is different. Also, do a search on this website and you'll get a sense of the stats of other applicants....
    Feb 27
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student