Hello! Thank you in advance for helping me out by offering advice and answering my questions.
I am a 90's KSU graduate who has been accepted as a pre-nursing major at KSU, seeking to be accepted into the accelerated program at Kent State University. My previous degree is 360˚ different than this new career goal and degree.
I only need to fulfill 4 science classes that, for some odd reason, were not required back when I went to school years ago. So along with taking those courses over 3 semesters, my advisor enrolled me into other nursing classes that I'll need when I am admitted into the accelerated program.
I am told by the academic advisor that I need experience because spaces in the accelerated program is limited to something like 30 spots.
I was advised to take STNA class and then start working at a hospital. Or the other option was to "shaddow" a working Nurse Practitioner. So that is one question. How does one gain experience in order to become (using my advisors word: "attractive") the top choice so that I am accepted into the accelerated program?
When reviewing the forums on this website I am shocked to learn that many have to take tests? Is this true for a pre-nursing major seeking to be accepted into the accelerated nursing program?!
It seems that I keep learning more and more items that my adviser and/or the school is not sharing with me. I just wish there would be a flyer or one booklet to review so that I could best prepare myself.
Seems every time I think "I got it" I learn that there are at least 2-3 more things I need to enroll in, study for, or gain certification in.
Any advice? I don't see any requirements of taking any test prior to being accepted into the accelerated program. At least that is what the 1 sheet I have been given 3 times by 3 different people in the Kent Nursing School.
Any advice or comments are appreciated!