I'm IN!!! but in need of some advice - page 2

out of 250 applicants, I am one of the 40 accepted at my school. I will have all of my pre-reqs and co-reqs done after this summer, and before nursing school starts...I'm all ready to go....then... Read More

  1. by   l_e_mae
    Thanks so much for all of your words of wisdom and advice! I do have a lot to think about but I think that I will give the nursing program a try.

    Nurse2b: If I start the program and then quit, I still have to start all over with the application process and hope to be chosen out of next years applicants (there were 250 this year) there is no waiting list, they take the top 30 ranked and then randomly select the other 10 (I was a random selection). They rank according to GPA, classes taken, certificates or degrees earned, etc.

    I still have to ask the school lots of questions. There will be a meeting May 30 for the students to let them know of all of the requirements (CPR certification, clothing to purchase, etc. etc.) I'm sure I will find out everything then, and feel kind of bad bothering all of the nursing people with my questions now.

    BTW, does anyone know if there are immunizations that you have to have to be admitted...I don't think I'm allowed to get them while I'm pregnant, am I?

    well, thanks again......keep the thoughts comin'!!!!
  2. by   Ortho_RN
    I don't think you are allowed to have any vaccinations that are made with a live-virus.. BUt I have no idea really
  3. by   TeresaRN2b
    Yes, that's what I was told. You can have the ones not with live viruses. I am pregnant now and was able to get the hepatitis b vaccine and there is no problem with getting the TB skin test either. You cannot get any of the vaccines with live viruses though.
  4. by   BranRN
    I would say go for it, esp. since you will be getting maternity leave during that time, which will leave you time to study, etc. while your little one sleeps. Since you are already in, don't decline. (IMO) We had pregnant girls in my class and the professors worked with them during the time they were out. Even let them makeup test, clinical days, etc. If your school has instructors like that then you shouldn't have any problems. You may want to ask then when you go to meet with them. They will definetely be able to give you a clearer picture of what they expect and require of you. And if they will be able to work something out during the time you will be out.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  5. by   larae09
    Go for it! I was pregnant last semester. Granted I had my baby over christmas break, but you can do it! Just make sure that you have a good babysitter that will take your baby when it is only a couple of days old. You won't be able to miss much nursing classes. I now have a 3 month old and it is going well!! Good Luck!

  6. by   birdsongRN
    Congrats on being accepted to the program. I became pregnant while working on my pre-req's. I wasn't allowed to take A&P labs while pregnant, so that set me back a bit, and I decided to only take one lecture the semester my son was due. Also, there was a year's wait to start clinicals once I was accepted. My son is now a year old and will be 17 months when I start my clinicals in the fall. (taking pharm now) I am grateful for the time I've had to spend with my baby, but am ready to start the clinicals. The biggest issue we're having is finding and affording child-care for when I have to be in full-time. Good luck in what ever you decide to do.