I apologize for the very long delay. We just finished the program and I have not been on this website in a couple of weeks. I'd be more than happy to answer your questions.
Carlyrose: Hmm, it's hard to answer this question because there are so many sides to it. Honestly, I didn't like the program. The thing is, it's hard to like something that's so incredibly tough, rigorous, and frustrating at times. Did some other people like it? I'm not sure. It was a non-stop marathon from beginning to end. There were some good times and laughs-and at the end of it, I came out with the nursing degree that I had worked so hard for. But in terms of enjoying it, no, I did not enjoy it that much.
Bokerglory: I did not have much (clinical) medical experience to speak of before this program. Due to the fast pace and high expectations, it would have been much better for me if I had. My friends with previous medical experience found the year to be a little bit easier than I did. We all adjusted fairly well though. I'm a completely different person now than I was last year. However, I didn't have any medical experience and I did just fine. I did, however, have quite a bit of volunteer experience with lifeguarding, being a camp counselor, and doing administrative work at a free clinic. I wasn't anything like a CNA or EMT though.
Sorry about the delay and feel free to message me back if you have any more questions. I'll try to be more "speedy" with my responses this time.