Ashley here! I've been all over 'allnurses' for the past few weeks now reading so many different posts from so many different genres in this forum. I must say it is all very exciting.
A little background on myself, I graduated from Penn State back in 2014 with my degree in Psych. I ended up moving away from psychology later on in my college career and more towards the business side of things. After I graduated, I ended up working in B2B sales for a fortune 500 for just over 2 years and really loved it. Unfortunately, I was let go (I was ready to go) and decided I would go get my MBA. I love the medical field and wanted to find my way back to it and a dream of mine has always been to be a Hospital Administrator. So I was looking for that concentration or all together an MHA. I only applied to my #1 school of choice and did not get it in (I am very lucky for that. Another story a different day). So I went on with my grad school search and in the midst of me being down, nursing crossed my mind. I always have had the most respect for nurses and even envied them because I believe they are all so smart and talented and they also have so many opportunities and choices for their career; I started to wish that I went to school for nursing instead (truthfully, I've always had that thought cross my mind from time to time). Well, after many hours discussing the pros and the cons with my family, I begin taking my prerequisites in January at Cedar Crest College (let me know if you're going or go there)!
With all of that said, I wanted to make some new friends who are in the same boat as me. I wanted to reach out to those that are going for this goal but are in the very early stages because I can feel the anxiety already so I know you are too. There's a lot riding on these pre reqs like money, time, and making sure you get great grades and it is still not a guarantee if you will get in. There may be a lot of doubts coming from all different places making you not sure if this is the path you should take. There's also a lot of excitement and dreaming going on. So I just want to be able to create a support system and be able to bounce ideas off each other, ask questions, even study together, whatever it may be. Lets just be pre-nursing school friends (this offer is not limited either so really anyone can join in!)