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KrisM1108 has 1 years experience .

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Hi everyone, 

I am a Senior at Florida State University majoring in Pyschology. I was orginally intertested in the major because I wanted to serve communities and help people and I felt that mental health's effect on the body is a field that needs a lot of research. However after working as a CNA part time to make money while in school I realized I loved the hollistic and hands approach that nursing offers. So I am applying to ABSN schools in Florida. I am just wondering because its so competitive if I am a good candidate. I have an overall 3.6 GPA which includes all the required nursing prerequisites. I am currently only retaking one course that I got a C in and the rest of my science courses I have As and Bs. I have experience working in the field. I also am really involved in Dance Marathon which is a charity organization that raises funds for our local Hospital for local children with pediatric illness. I am also involved in HOSA and was a member of the Hispanic Honor Society for Psychology students. I am also applying to FSU, UF, USF, UCF, FAU, and UNF. I really want to get into FSU's. I honestly fell in love with the nursing profession after my time as a CNA even though at first it was just a job for me. I have always wanted to work with patients and be involved in caring for others and serving my community. I love working with children and I honestly I feel my psych background has prepared me for interacting with others especially in crisis management. My psychology focus is clinical and mental health counseling so I deal with individuals in a variety of emotional and mental states. I also feel that the mind and body work together in your health. I am also very good with leadership and advocacy which I think is important when you're nurse, because you are the one who spends the most time with patients and can vouch for them when you notice their needs and any changes in their condition. I live in Southern Scholarship Foundation house where I am the House Manager and I live with and manage 26 girls and we split up responsibilities in the house such as chores and splitting the rent and the activities and academic requirements as another leadership experience as well as working for a non profit and community out reach through that program. What I'm trying to say is I'm super nervous because I am changing my career track and I want some advice and feed back about how I can achieve this. 

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MyaRN2020 has 1 years experience.

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Hey! I currently attend FSU’s nursing program as a BSN student. When would you be applying for your ABSN? I have recently heard that our ABSN program is not accepting anyone for the next academic year. Unsure if this is 100% true, but I would inquire with the academic Nursing advisor on campus. She’s awesome and would be able to give you a lot more information on the program. However, I’ve tried to look into it and haven’t seen any information on application dates for the next session. Let me know if you need anything at all, and I’m willing to help. The program is amazing and I have learned so much already. The ABSN program is extremely rigorous as far as I know and have heard as it’s a bit shorter than the BSN. 🙂

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DowntheRiver has 6 years experience and specializes in Urgent Care, Oncology.

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I believe the above poster is correct about FSU no longer having the ABSN program. I was just on the website yesterday applying for the MSN to DNP program and I only saw the traditional BSN program application and Veteran's BSN application.

I am someone who went to FSU and then left to go somewhere else for nursing school. I ended up going for my ASN and then completed a RN to BSN program now working on a MSN. Plenty of affordable programs throughout Florida no matter what route you go. Another one of my FSU friends went to UNF and loved the program. I also have a friend who went to UF 8 years ago and is now doing the Utica accelerated BSN program in the Tampa Bay Area (where we live) and she loves it! 

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