has anyone else had to move part way into their ADN education?

  1. well........looks like i may be moving to florida-with only 1 semester of my adn degree under my belt. (dh got a killer job offer there. :hatparty: ) i wonder if fundamentals will transfer to the community colleges there? i'm kind of freaking out-has anyone else had success transferring during their edu?

    uggggghhhhhhhh :uhoh21:
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  3. by   HisTreasure
    I never transferred during school, so I don't know if fundamentals would transfer...BUT I wanted to say congradulations for embarking on a new and exciting chapter in your life! I too relocated to Florida (Fort Myers) for my husband's job. It was beautiful and exciting, but God had a greater plan for me (like going to nursing school!) and I ended up moving back up north. Hope your credits transfer.
  4. by   allthingsbright
    thanks for the feedback! it doesnt seem like many people transfer mid-program! i guess i'll find out what will happen when i get to sunny florida!
  5. by   angelac1978
    it may not be the same as nursing school, but we did have to move after I had finished 1 semester of rad tech school. Hubby and I were both laid off and we were offered jobs in Chattanooga so we moved. It was not an easy decision to make to withdraw from school. I tried transferring but one of the classes that first years took down here I had not taken yet so I was not able to transfer. I had to reapply with everyone else, but I did get in and this past fall was like one big review session.

    Congrats on the new job for your hubby. Nursing schools may be easier to transfer in, I hope that it works out. But if you have to withdraw and start over, you'll just be that much more prepared! Good luck with the move!

  6. by   jenrninmi
    Story of my 11-year marriage. We have moved so many times (dh used to be active Army) it was impossible for me to finish my nursing degree when I wanted to. This time around I told DH if he wants to move, then do it, but I'm staying here until I finish my nursing degree. It took me 4 years to finish an associates degree in science. I had to keep taking classes over every time we moved. It really sucked. :uhoh21:
  7. by   KALYNN
    The people I have met in the first semester of the program are already people I consider friends for life, we're all in this together!!!! that may sound cheesy, but whatever. I know for a fact that you will be missed by your classmates. It's just too bad you can't finish school while you're husband flies back on weekends! LOL:chuckle Good Luck in sunny florida - and don't forget the sunscreen!
  8. by   RedSox33RN
    I have a friend in my nursing classes and clinical that did her Fundamentals and Mental Health semesters in NY, then transferred here. She also did those classes several years ago. She did repeat Fundamentals this semester because she wanted to, since she'd been out of it so long, though the college said they would accept her transcripts. They accepted the mental health class also, and she is not going to repeat that.

    I did apply to one tech school last year, that said the only difficulty is if the "new" college does their rotations/units on a different schedule than others. Say, if you haven't done OB, but they have, that might be a problem in terms of scheduling? But since you've only done Fundamentals, I don't see how that could be a problem.

    Congrats on your husbands new job!
  9. by   traumaRUs
    I am one of the people who moved twice during my nursing program - yuck and double yuck! We were stationed in Las Vegas at Nellis AFB and I did my pre-reqs for Community College of Southern Nevada and then did the first year of the ADN program. I was able to take the LPN boards at the end of the first year (after we moved to Indianapolis) and then I started in another ADN program at Marian College - (very pricey private college but otherwise would have had another three year wait). So, I got my ADN in Indy and then enrolled in IUPUI's ADN to MSN program but hubby took a job in Peoria, IL so I quit that program when we moved. Now, I've done the BSN completion with University of Phoenix and will be done with the MSN in June 05. It was a real drag with all my pre-reqs too - I have some from Alaska, Korea, Japan, Spain as well as several other colleges stateside. Its not easy, but can be done. Good luck.
  10. by   allthingsbright
    thanks everyone-i have the ball rolling trying to get info to the school i want to attend in florida-they want my syllabi and transcripts, then they will let me know the verdict! keep your fingers crossed for me!

    hi katherine!
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Yes, almost forgot - always, always keep copies of the syllabus of the classes you have attended.
  12. by   allthingsbright
    "Yes, almost forgot - always, always keep copies of the syllabus of the classes you have attended."

    Great tip!!!!!!