- 0Mar 20, '09 by LaureninaCan anyone share with me first year nursing experiences.... undergrad please? I have been accepted and the course load looks very rigorous. Unfortunately, I don't know anyone who has been through the program and would appreciate a contact! Thank you!
- 0Jun 8, '09 by dalgalHi! I have heard great things about the program but don't know anything first hand. I too am a first year nursing student but am going through the Newport VTC program because it is much closer to home. Fletcher Allen just was ranked really well in a statewide survey of hospitals. Good luck!
- 0Apr 30, '10 by moodygemI agree with you. I have a BA in Art and an Associates RN and I would love to go to UVM but it is sooo $$$$!! Why aren't there more affordable programs in this state?? I am from NYand regret moving before I got my NP . get residency in NY and go to a SUNY school and you can get your education at an affordable price! I am thinking of moving back there in the next few years to obtain my NP AND not to mention affordable housing! Good luck!!
- 0May 1, '10 by VTRN774I went thru VTC so I can't comment on UVM, but I can tell you how I made my decision: I talked to faculty at length. I had the school put me in touch with current students and recent graduates to ask them how well the program prepared them. I looked at their graduation rates. I looked at where clinicals were and how many hours of clinical there were.
In my opinion, a rigorous program is a good sign. Even though all the courses may not be enjoyable, you want to be a well-educated, well-prepared nurse when you start to practice.
I did not enjoy nursing school, but I love being a nurse.
- 0Jun 14, '10 by YogiVTHey! I go to UVM... I am a senior. Freshman year is tough because of Orgo/Chem. Sophomore year is tough because of Anatomy. Junior year is tough because of Patho & Pharm. Each year has their tough classes!!!
That being said... nursing school is supposed to be tough. I haven't regretted it for a moment. I was disappointed that we don't start clinical until Junior year. The 1st half of junior year is 8 shifts of labor & delivery... aka NO hands on anything and nurses who aren't thrilled to have students. 2nd semester is 14 shifts of med-surg (go to Shep 3 if you can!!!!!) and 14 shifts of peds or psych. I did peds in a school and STRONGLY recommend that. The FAHC peds nurses don't like to share their kids and are snippy.
My best advice to you: GET YOUR LNA LICENSE. You will be YEARS ahead of everyone. Message me if you want more info, I love helping!!!!!!!