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  1. Starting a CNA program... advice?!
    I wouldn't drop a class because of the CNA class. CNA class is incredibly easy and I did not spend any time outside of the class to study (at the time I had no prior health care experience). Just go...
    Aug 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  2. Do honors help gain a job
    I don't think it would help much and personally I wouldn't take 3 extra classes to get into an honor society. Having a good GPA already shows that you're competent academically. A high GPA and honors...
    Jul 31
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Advice about going into nursing
    If you want to be a psych nurse, working as a mental health tech would give you good exposure. If you want to work in neurology, consider working as a CNA on a neurology floor or any medical unit....
    Jul 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  4. prep for med-surg?
    I did a lot of practice questions...close to a thousand for med-surg.
    Jun 22
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  5. Changing careers with negative feedback
    You're not alone. There are many career changers, myself included (3 more semesters to go before NCLEX). I worked in finance for 10+ years and invested a lot of time and effort into it. Some of my...
    Jun 17
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  6. Truck Driver wanna be nurse
    Good luck!! If you put your mind to it and put in a lot of effort, it's definitely doable.
    Jun 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  7. Why become a Hospital PCT/PCA/CNA while in NS?
    LOLOL
    Jun 16
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  8. A (Long) Note to New Grads
    Congrats!! I can't wait to finish school so I can work as an RN in psych. I also struggled a bit about getting experience in medical unit, but I spent enough time in career I didn't love (nursing is...
    Jun 16
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  9. Medical Surgical Medications
    I saw all of the above plus quite a bit of antibiotics and meds for COPD.
    Jun 12
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  10. Do NP schools care about where your BSN came from?
    I've looked into NP programs and never once I got the sense that they care about where you get your BSN as long as it's fully accredited. I'm pretty sure that GPA and experience matter much more.
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  11. Anatomy & Physiology at Quincy College
    I took all my pre-reqs at Quincy. The classes are very good. A&P in the summer will be hard if you're shooting for an "A". I took A&P I in the summer and I was studying at least 2-4 hours per day...
    May 24
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing
  12. Does anyone think nursing school gives too many chances?
    I was talking about those med calc tests and performance tests. I think multiple attempts are okay, within reason. 2-3 tries on those tests seem reasonable. I agree that if you fail a class the...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. Does anyone think nursing school gives too many chances?
    Again, do you have proof that students who had to try 2-3x to pass will end up hurting people as nurses? I care that my classmates "pass" but I don't care if they have to try 2-3 times. And most if...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  14. Always the Instructor's Fault......
    In my experience it's rarely the instructor's fault. I've taken many classes in my life but I've had fewer than a handful of subpar professors. On the other hand, I have met countless number of...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  15. Does anyone think nursing school gives too many chances?
    People can improve and get things right. Even med schools allow for failure and retake. I really don't care if my classmates need to take the tests a couple more times to get them right. The end...
    May 24
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. How to get your first RN job!!
    A lot of students do it. Some hospitals hire students to work full time during the summer, and then switch them to "per-diem" after school starts. Per diem gives the students flexibility around their...
    May 22
    Forum: Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance
  17. community college and university
    No it doesn't matter at all.
    May 21
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  18. Nervous about starting school while living with my parents.
    Consider using earplugs and maybe even investing in a high quality noise-cancelling headphone.
    May 20
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  19. nursing school THAT hard?
    I would be more worried if she struggled through A&P or Patho. Micro not so much. I find nursing school harder than pre-reqs. But she won't know until she tries. I wouldn't let one course...
    May 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  20. What job be better while in nursing school?
    I agree that CNA is better for nursing students. Are you already in nursing school? I ask because usually after 1 or 2 semesters of clinical you can take the exam without taking a class; and some...
    May 20
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  21. Starting nursing school in three weeks, what am I forgetting?
    The only thing I would recommend to everyone before nursing school is getting your Nursing Diagnosis handbook early and read the beginning chapters about the nursing process (and browse through some...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  22. Nursing school too hard on purpose?
    My program isn't like that either. Expectations are high (on the knowledge and hands-on performance), but instructors are very reasonable. Habitually late or irresponsible students will suffer...
    May 3
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  23. Which Path? Want to be a PMHNP.
    Hi verene - I was in a similar position as you. I'm now in a traditional BSN program (this is a 2nd BS degree for me) and after this semester I still have 3 more to go. I've been working in acute...
    May 1
    Forum: Student Nurse Practitioner
  24. I lack social skills and confidence. Is nursing a possibility for me?
    Having good people skills isn't only about small talks. Good interpersonal skills include listening, communication, trust-building, and empathy etc. Having said that, you can build your...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Pre-Nursing Student
  25. UMass Boston fall 2014 Traditional BSN
    @Jaekaydee Welcome and congrats! I didn't have to take NU212 because I already had a BS degree from umb years ago. According to the nursing student handbook, you must take NU212 before taking...
    Apr 5
    Forum: Massachusetts Nursing


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