I graduated in 2008 with my BSN. I went directly into a Health Care Systems Management program but last semester decided the tuition (and future career in administration) wasn't worth the payoff (just did a simple ROI calculation). I got into nursing for nurse anesthesia but got caught up in the, "I want to start a family and settle down" mentality so put my dream on the back burner. I'm 29 btw... but you know what? Life is short! And I'm going to pursue my dreams. I guess having any sort of social life will have to wait and I do enjoy being single. Does anyone else struggle with this?
I am applying to CRNA programs and hope to start in the summer of 2011. Is anyone studying for the GRE? Can anyone suggest a great prep book?
Apr 16, '10
I am in a very similar situation! Im 25 and just graduated with my BSN Dec/09. I went into nursing to become a CRNA but now I am looking into an FNP program because of the whole "I need to think about starting a family" idea that I have in my head. I plan to take the GRE in June. I'm going to get Kaplan...I heard its pretty good. I also enjoy being single...I often wonder when I will find the time for marriage and kids. But I guess it just kinda happens
Apr 28, '10
Kaplan was good preparation for me. Do the tests and read the rationale for what you missed or were not sure about. Concentrate on the quantitative section. I felt that there was little I could do to improve my verbal scores quickly, but there were several math concepts/formulas that I had forgotten, and I could quickly refresh my memory on those things versus trying to learn a bazillion vocabulary words. Good luck on your GRE!