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    Hello!

    I'll be starting the ABSN program at BJC this fall, and since I will be brand new to the St. Louis area I was hoping to "meet" some of my future classmates. Anyone else out there starting at Barnes accelerated program this fall?

    Looking forward to it!

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    Not sure if you are still reading this post, but I am in the same boat as you. I just began my fifth year of teaching (1st grade) and I decided last year I would be switching to nursing. I returned this year because I still need to finish a couple prereqs, but it is seriously KILLING me! I don't think people outside teaching understand when you decide to leave teaching you can't just put in two weeks notice and take off (well you could, but even I couldn't just abandon my students THAT way). You need to finish the year (or in my case the following year as well). I can't tell anyone I work with because I don't want to jeopardize my employment, but mostly I don't want to have to put up with 9 months worth of "Why are you leaving??? Why don't you want to be a teacher anymore???" and then everyone gossiping they think you have sub-par job performance because you're leaving and no longer putting in 12 hours days (but only paid for 6). I actually entered college pre-med, but then let my foolish, 18 year old self talk myself out of something "too hard." Biggest. Mistake. Teaching is stressful and can be emotionally/physically demanding, but I feel it is no where near academically stimulating enough for me anymore. I have first grade conversations all day, and my biggest academic challenge is deciding if I should put my math lesson before or after lunch. I need to use my critical thinking skills, I need to spend time with adults, I need a job where I am there for the job at hand (not inservice meetings debating homework we may or may not give, but nothing really gets decided) I need to not look at our middle schoolers in the hallway and wish I was them so I could have my career choice to "do over" again. I love medicine and find it fascinating. I love helping people. I would rather crank out a 12 hour day 3 days a week then wake up with the dread I have 5 days a week. I'm trying my best to power through this school year. I've already been accepted to an ABSN program for fall 2012, and I'm just finishing my prereqs now. Just wondering if anyone else is in my "struggling thru prereqs and a job I KNOW I'm leaving which makes everyday a struggle" boat. Would love to hear from any of you and your experiences. Thanks

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    Hey Everyone!
    I'm applying to ResU for either the fall or summer 2012 (beginning part-time). I'm thinking I should do the part-time evening option because then I could work during the program atleast part-time as a CNA or something (and not go too terribly into debt!), but I have some questions:

    How many week nights do they meet each week? Do they meet every weekend, for one full day of the weekends, year-round?
    Have any of you heard the success rate of the part-time program?
    How are the other students doing in the part-time program?
    Are they struggling to balance night classes with weekend clinicals and studying the material so they can get good grades?
    Any part-timers wish they had done the full-time or vice versa?
    Does the part-time program go year-round?
    If I started in summer 2012 in the part-time program when would I graduate?
    If I started in fall 2012 in the FULL-time program when would I graduate?

    Any feedback would be great! These threads are a little bare when it comes to the part-time program at ResU...

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    Hey Everyone!
    I'm applying to ResU for either the fall or summer 2012 (beginning part-time). I'm thinking I should do the part-time evening option because then I could work during the program atleast part-time as a CNA or something (and not go too terribly into debt!), but I have some questions:

    How many week nights do they meet each week? Do they meet every weekend, for one full day of the weekends, year-round?
    Have any of you heard the success rate of the part-time program?
    How are the other students doing in the part-time program?
    Are they struggling to balance night classes with weekend clinicals and studying the material so they can get good grades?
    Any part-timers wish they had done the full-time or vice versa?
    Does the part-time program go year-round?
    If I started in summer 2012 in the part-time program when would I graduate?
    If I started in fall 2012 in the FULL-time program when would I graduate?

    Any feedback would be great! These threads are a little bare when it comes to the part-time program at ResU...

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    Hello! First time posting! I have decided to go back to school and pursue my passion of becoming a nurse. I am currently getting set-up to take the necessary prereqs (through city colleges of chicago), but I am having a hard time narrowing down a school to apply to. I am currently a teacher, with a masters in teaching, so I'm interested in pursuing the ABSN route since it seems the most cost effective, but the only one I can find around Chicago is Loyola for $45,000!!! I'm wondering if there are better financial options, or from previous Loyola ABSN grads, do they offer a lot of financial aid? Coming off a teacher's salary there's no way I can afford that, but the ABSN program would be prefect for me. I don't think I want to get my masters in nursing just yet, so I'd prefer to stick to the bachelors route, and I know the ADN route has loooooooong waiting lists. PLEASE HELP!!!!



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