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by Whisper07

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Hello everyone, I'm about to be a senior in high school. I'll have to start applying to colleges pretty soon, and I have no idea where to begin. Most people I know who are nurses, went to our local college of WVU Tech. I kind... Read More


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    Southern's nursing program is in Logan, where 90 students are admitted each year; in the Kanawha Valley, at the Rehab Hospital at Institute, where 24 students are admitted every other year; and in Moorefield, where 16 students are admitted evey other year. Southern also offers A.A.S. programs in Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, and will begin offering a Respiratory Therapy program fall 2006.

    Everyone at Southern has worked very hard to be the best. This includes all programs. Yes, St. Mary's and Bluefield consistently have high pass rates. They both are very good schools.

    Don't limit your application to just one program. Apply to as many as you can. If you get admitted to multiple program you will be able to choose the one that is best for you.

    As for the MSN, you can graduate from the associate degree program, pass the NCLEX-RN and go directly into WVU's MSN. You will finish in 3 years, the program is totally on-line, except for the support courses.

    I started with an associate degree in nursing, worked several years before going back to school. I obtained a BSN and an MSN from WVU. The ADN program was the best option for me right out of high school. Without the opportunity to achieve my first degree I would never be where I am today.
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    Thanks for the replies.

    It looks like I have a lot to think about. I wish I could get into Southern, I would really treasure the opportunity. I live in downtown Charleston, so a drive to Institute wouldn't be bad at all.

    I guess my decision will have to come down to whether I want a two year program or four, provided I get into any of them.

    My goals now are just to be a "regular" nurse, I'm not interested in management positions or advanced education. I do want to keep my options open though. I would want a MSN just for the security.

    I've taken a couple of CNA classes at my school and we spent the majority of the time in nursing homes. I loved that experience. We basically just fed the residents and helped them into their beds, but it was so fun for me. It was also kind of heartbreaking. If I couldn't work in L&D, I think I would want to work in a nursing home or even a hospice.

    Well, I'm just rambling now. Thanks again for the help. :kiss


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