Accelerated BSN - page 2
Hi! I am new to this site. I am a pre-nursing student and taking Microbio next semester before I can get into a nursing program. I was wondering if anyone could give me a little advice on... Read More
Jan 22, '07Occupation: RN, Cardiac Step Down/Tele Unit Specialty: Cardiac ; Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 281; Likes: 18Quote from lashesI think it is incredible that you were able to work full time while going through an accelerated program! Our program does not allow students to work more than 12 hours per week. We only have one student that does work, and she is struggling with just those 12 hours!Hello,
I graduated from an accelerated BSN program 4 years ago and you really don't need to put your entire life on hold to get through it. I thought it was great. Time management skills are a must but I was still able to work full time and managed to have a life outside of school...
Jan 22, '07Occupation: Clinical Nurse Specialty: Neuro ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 814; Likes: 127I'm in my second quarter (of 5) of a 15-month accelerated BSN program and I get a TON of clinical time and am learning a TON also. We had clinical 2 half days a week last quarter (7-12) and now twice a week 7-4. I've been on a cardiac unit, an advanced care unit, and the coronary ICU. I also get a day in the ER and the cardiac cath lab this quarter. The only regret I have heard from graduates in my program is not seeking out skill opportunities. I am not above asking other nurses if they see anything neat or if they have an IV that needs done, to consider calling me. Sometimes just because your patient doesn't have an NG tube or something else you want to practice with doesn't mean the patient down the hall doesn't!
I am really having a good time so far in my program and feel like I am progressing nicely.