1. I am an RN that is returning to school to acquire my BSN. I am looking for someone willing to be a "Email- Buddy" that is also returning to school for their BSN. This is a school project and need to have a weekly email discussion about our experiences as nurses and students. Would anyone be willing to help me out? Thanks in advance!
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    Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 4


  3. by   BBnurse34
    I return to school for my BSN tomorrow.
    E-mail me , hopefully we don't have horror stories to share
  4. by   renerian
    I just returned last feb to get my BS, via distance education, took me one year to take 17 classes. I am half way through my masters in science. My major is nutrition. I don't know if that will help you thought. My email is renerian@yahoo.com.......glad to help if this does.

  5. by   JMP

    what distance program did you use? How did you find it? Any information would be appreciated.
  6. by   merritt
    Thanks for responding! I have been an RN 15 years and worked Neonatal/Peds all of those years. I am 39 years old, happily married for 20 years and have two teenage children. My family is very supportive which is great since I work full time and my program is full time as well.

    I am enrolled in Thomas University located in Thomasville, Ga and commute from Tallahassee, Fl. (drive is about 20 min). This program is set up for the adult learner and I really value and appreciate their approach. We have varying amounts of clinical time, dependent on the semester, with a clinical instructor availabe by cell phone. It will take 4 semesters to complete; class days are every Thursday 9am- 6pm.

    I returned to school because I wanted the professional growth opportunities that advanced education can help provide. I want opportunities to have a larger variety of job challenges and expand my role.

    Tell me about your program and about yourself. What is your email address?
  7. by   merritt

    Are you a nurse? What is your long term career goals with the degrees you are obtaining? Please share what you would have been helpful to know or do when starting your academic endeavors? How did you choose your programs? What was the best thing about it? What was the worse thing about it? What would you do differently?
  8. by   Scavenger'sWife
    I would also appreciate info about this. I have ADN and went to an information meeting from a local college offering RNto MSN degrees. It would take me about a year to get the pre req done before I'd really start the program itself. My Q: Is it worth the time? (My employer will pay up to $3,000 a year tuition reimbursement, so the money doesn't really concern me.) I think I'd like MS in Medical Admin. Any answers out there???
  9. by   merritt
    You are very fortunate that your employer is willing to pay that much of your schooling cost. Personally, I think if that great of an opportunity lands on your doorstep, you shouldn't waste it. Ask yourself, in 10 years would I like to have more job perspectives or be locked into my current position with no options. By the way, what is the name of the college offering this program?