I'm getting ready to start nursing school and I wanted some info about the nursing schools in the Memphis area. Let me know what school(s) you went to and what you thought of them. I'm not sure where to go. Also, I work a part time job at night that is very flexible, would this be an issue while attending school? Thanks!
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Well, baptist does offer the health insurance that you purchase thru the school for $250 per semester, which is not bad at all. However, there is about a 2 yr waiting list to begin clinicals at Baptist. I went 2 semesters and then transferred to Northwest because I was ready to be hands-on and I didn't need anything other than my nursing classes. Good luck to you whatever you decide!
Do you mean there is a wait once you've already started the nursing courses? Or is there a wait to get INTO the nursing program (when you are working on gen-ed coursework). Is is the clinical totally separate from the didactic portion of the curriculum?!? If you could elaborate a little more, I'd appreciate it because I have a friend who just applied there for fall 08. BTW, how do you like Northwest?
I just wanted to mention that at U of Memphis we were on the floor the first week of classes, (second day of nursing school for me!). It was nerve-wracking, because we didn't know anything, but at the same time they feel that the best way for you to learn is to do. In retrospect I'm glad it because I learned a lot very quickly, and it helped to build confidence. All the classes at U of M are coupled with a co-requisite clinical practicum, so you are never NOT in clinicals. Hope that helps!
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