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    LVN first or staight RN?

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    Lvn schools Los angeles area

    Hacienda La Puente Adult education. Their LVN program costs $ 7,542. You may need to get your CNA and that costs $1,235. https://hlpae-hlpusd-ca.schoolloop.com/healthcareers#lvn El Monte Rosemead Adult School has an LVN program for $ 4,100; their CNA program is $450 (nine week program) https://www.emuhsd.org/Page/419
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    Emailing Nurse Recruiters

    Have you considered calling HR and seeing about the status of the job? That may be a good idea. Remember you are competing with people who may also have their RN license. You can use that opportunity to ask what they are looking for potential applicants.
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    Looking for Job Years After Graduating

    Have you tried nursing homes? you can actually drive to a nursing home in your area and apply and get interviewed the same day. Another option is a psychiatric hospital. In a lot of psychiatric hospitals, there is not a huge emphasis on medical procedures- it's mostly therapeutic communication and so you don't need too much experience. The important thing to consider is getting nursing experience and work from there.
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    New grad - best place to start?

    If being a psych NP is ultimately what you want, then you may benefit from getting a psych job at least to gain the one year psych experience so that you can be eligible for the np programs. Most people tell new grads to get their year of med surg which is not bad advice if you intend to stay in the medical side of nursing. You could start off in med surg and have a part time psych job. For new grads, hospitals may likely hire you as a full time staff. Congrats on almost graduating.
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    Feeling discouraged

    Have you tried any of the math workshops? They are free and I believe they have them in the Math/science lab. They have a schedule and you can find what course and what time the workshop is offered. There's also the option of going to a different college.
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    Failed By One point

    How far into the program were you? is there a remote possibility you can retake the class? could you apply elsewhere? Is community college an option- it's spread out over two years as opposed to the ABSN that is usually one year. Not to say that a community college is easier but I can only imagine what it's like to be in a one year RN program.
  8. I have another recommendation: try applying for nursing programs (RN recommended or LVN) for the fall of 2020 so that you don't have to retake your sciences.
  9. You're already so close, you might as well finish what you started. I recommend taking GE credits that go toward nursing e.g general psychology, lifespan psychology, communications, etc. You may be able to go back to school for nursing and when you do, bear in mind that it's usually cheaper to go to community college for an ADN and go for an RN-BSN program.
  10. I can relate to your fear of math but worry not, there's very little math involved in nursing. The most you will need in nursing school is dosage calculations especially if you want to work in pediatrics. To begin, I recommend going to an academic advisor/counselor to determine what classes are needed to get into the nursing program. Some classes could be taken online so you may be able to take advantage of that.
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    Can I be a nurse without majoring in BSN?

    A 2.0 is not competitive at all and the nursing major is competitive and impacted (at least in parts of CA). I wouldn’t recommend getting a degree in anthropology if nursing is what you want ultimately; that’s a waste of time and money. I recommend getting into a community college and speaking with an advisor (preferably a nursing advisor). Get a plan that includes classes that will make you eligible to apply for BSN programs as well as ADN programs so that when you’re ready to apply to the nursing program, you can apply to both 4 year colleges and 2 year colleges. Someone also suggested becoming a CNA which I think is a good idea seeing that you’re a bit undecided. You get a chance to work beside nurses and decide if you really like nursing. If you decide to get your CNA, I recommend a school that takes no more than 4 weeks. If you get your ADN first, you can work sooner because it’s a two year program as opposed to a BSN program that takes 2.5-3 years.
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    How often do you wash your scrubs? :)

    Every shift. If I ran a blue light on my scrubs or even swabbed them and put in a petri dish after each shift, whooo!!
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    1st Sem. Nursing student: Shaking in my scrubs

    Foldable clipboard for clinical or get a pack of mini flip books. I tried both but the foldable clipboard was definitely a game changer. Rest and/or eat before you study. If you find yourself looking at the same page for an hour when you’re studying, stop. You’re wasting time and you’re better off doing anything else.
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    Riverside City College: Spring 2018

    @EricaK71413 I can see where you’re coming from. Just be careful when it comes to private schools. When I started out in nursing as a new grad, I made $27.97 as a full time staff. I don’t have any children so making that much wasn’t too much of a burden, and I didn’t have a huge student loan to worry about. I really wish you success with your application and I’m hoping you get in.
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    Riverside City College: Spring 2018

    @EricaK71413 have you tried applying to multiple schools? They have just about the same requirements for prerequisites; even their point systems are similar. Their differences may be in which exam to take: TEAS or HESI. Some may require a transcript evaluation (Mt San Jacinto, Chaffey, SBVC). I agree with @Murse_to_be. Don’t go private. Some cost as much as 120k before interest. You will be working to pay off your debt which is not a good investment.
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    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Nursing school is stressful to begin with and so is nursing as a career. I agree with @Wuzzie. Consider volunteering. That way, you can help others without having to go back to school.