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The link does not work anymore. Can you tell me which americorp program you worked in? I would very much like to do the same.
Don't let anyone tell you that it is not possible. I was on academic probation once and became a straight A student with multiple clinical experiences under my belt. I retook a lot of classes and really hammered my prerequisites. If anything I think the experience of knowing the pain associated with not doing my best has made me a much better student. Check out my other posts. I just got into a very prestigious nursing program in my state, arguably the best in the state.
Of course I have; I didn't get into nursing school without some initiative nor the ability to use my resources. My ethics course hardly cares about jurisprudence. This is for my personal knowledge as I do not ever want to be a part of a suicide. I was taught that proximity to a situation always equals responsibility for its outcome. With this in mind I would very much hate to live with the idea that I could have prevented a suicide (as depression is often recoverable) but decided not to infringe on someone's autonomy. A class discussion got me wondering about this. Besides, I would have to site legitimate sources if I was going to use this information for school anyway (good old APA).
The best advice I can give you is to read the book "The Medical School Interview: Secrets and a System for Success" by Jeremiah Fleenor and make flash cards. This will make sense after you read the book. I prepped for three weeks for that interview. Also, the day or two before your interview look for the questions asked in the interview. Someone last time told me that they were posted on allnurses.com. They should still be around on this site somewhere, but they may change too so check back. Also you will want something to be different on your resume, like a new volunteer experience to address what you thought was a weak point. Hope that helps.
I just recently got into nursing school and am finishing some prerequisite courses before I enter. One of these courses is an ethics course. I was prompted in this course with cases of euthanasia and suicide. I was wondering if anyone knows if there are mandated reporting laws regarding adult suicide for healthcare professionals, especially in Colorado. Thank You.
I got into Regis University's Accelerated Nursing Program. They looked at many other things. I really had to substantiate the claim that I am different person than I was. I became a straight A student (which was strongly reflected in my prerequisites submitted) and did not take summers off. I also had some letters of Rec., Internship at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, Volunteering at National Jewish Health (in their molecular diagnostics lab and their phlebotomy lab), Body Worlds, Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics, as well as a phlebotomy certification, and 4.5 years childcare experience (Relevant because I want to be a peds. ER nurse.). I also prepped for 3 weeks for my interview and spent about a month and a half on my essay. I also retook numerous classes which extended my stay in my first degree about 2 years without taking summers off. It took a while and it made me a much better student and person than I could have been otherwise but I paid for my past sins to get in. I am getting ready to pay my dues all over again to be a nurse but I am so excited.
Congratulations! You are in for, what I felt to be, the most character defining change I have experienced to date. A's are A's but you also need get the A's in your sciences to prove (because they will not take your word for it) that you are a changed student. i was initially rejected from a small school and then continued onto my volunteering at National Jewish Health and then Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic as an MA trainee both of which completely changed my perspective and matured me more than I would have ever imagined. It felt so good to be useful as I was a retail employee before hand, not the most fulfilling. I wanted to work with kids in an ER setting. Four years of childcare had me hooked on working with kids. Pursue nursing with the same passion and standard for excellence as a serious premed student would (always asking if you are capable of more) and you will get in absolutely! Interviewers love to see in underdog win. Two books you must read: at least the first half of "Awaken the Inner Giant by Tony Robbins (and take notes) and The Medical School Interview by Jeremiah Fleenor. Also consider a green book called "Perfect phrases for medical school acceptance." The last two will give you a strong idea of what they are looking for and why they are looking for it. I am soo Pumped for you!
"No matter how long a wall has stood, none has the power to withstand the continued force of human beings who have decided to persist until it has fallen" - Tony Robbins, Awaken the Inner Giant, P. 51
I think the school will send a supplies list including a recommendation of which stethoscope they prefer you have. At least that has been the rumor. You may just give them a call and ask.
Thanks for the advice everyone. I interviewed a few weeks ago and lest week I found out that I will be a part of Regis' class of 2012 for their Accelerated BSN program.
Whoa boy do I have a load of work ahead of me.
Yep. I think because of this though they tend to crank out very altruistic nurses (The applicant pool I interviewed with was evidence enough for me). They know they will end up in a large amount of debt and therefore largely filter out people that want to be nurses because of the money and the job security. I think this has contributed to the hiring frenzy for Regis students and also the reputation of Regis as an institution that focuses on not only the skills but the character of a nurse. Sorry about the soap box but I am very excited to be a part of such a wonderful group including the applicants I met and even more, the faculty. Ok, I'm done I promise. he he.
Congrats to you as well. I am sure excited and nervous as well. I want to get my A game back before the program starts. There are definitely a few people I met that I hope are in my class as well.
I GOT IN!!! I just checked web advisor and I got in. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited. I have so much to learn. I was rejected my metro so I went out and did some more volunteering, patient contact, and even took a phlebotomy class. I think she really liked my volunteering at Rocky Mountain Youth Clinic. I am very excited. I wish I could just hug the person that interviewed me!
I just saw a youtube video that said that nurses with their own private insurance tend to make better targets for lawsuits. My question and possibly something you should consider as well is this: Is it legally required that you disclose to the facility or those attempting to sue you that you have private insurance? What if you are asked directly?
Congrats! I am in the same boat. With any luck we will be classmates. As for tips I would say to keep the big three in mind.
1. Be able to articulate your experience in medicine both the social side and the technical.
2. Be able to support your assertion that you have the longevity and the perseverance to make it through the program.
3. Make sure you have thought about the trend that nursing is taking and changes the medical field will endure.
Also make sure that you are firm on your core (medically related) values as a person which will help with some of the critical thinking questions they may ask.
Good luck with your interview! Hope to see you in class. Did you apply to the accelerated program? Post back how it went.
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