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  1. nursn4me

    Possibly moving to Charlotte, NC

    Thanks for the feedback I will definitely look at Novant Health and Rowan. Thank you for giving me a heads up for areas to avoid while looking for where I want to live. I have been looking at the new grads positions it still says spring graduates, and I don't graduate until September. I assuming they will be posting a fall graduates soon so I will keep on the look out for it. I been looking at what the city has to offer, I plan to make a trip down to Charlotte this summer to look around. Thanks again!
  2. I know trying to determine what is needed to different nursing programs vs courses you have already taken can be a headache. I would suggest first deciding which school you would like to attend for nursing. Then choose a second and third choice for good measure. If you need chemistry take a chemistry class at a local community college and keep focused to ace that class. It may mean you wouldn't start at the college of your choice for a semester but it would put you on the right path to fulfilling your plans to be a nurse. I am assuming you are in a dual enrollment program where some of the classes you are taking now does apply to your college major? good luck!
  3. nursn4me

    best sleep aid before I resort to a hammer?

    I haven't gotten to the point you are but I see this in the very near future. I currently work part time 6-230pm. I start nursing school on the 24th and seriously considering night shift so I can study during downtimes but I don't see how my body will be able to handle going straight to school after work, then sleep in the middle of the day. i already have a sleeping problem, I tried the super melatonin too but it didn't do anything I was exhausted. I have a prescription for ambien really doesn't give me a full nite sleep. Maybe you can inquire with your doctor about restoril? I think that's the name advertised as helping falling asleep and staying asleep for a good night rest. good luck!
  4. nursn4me

    Ok Class of 2017, Where are you??

    How are you studying? With so much material that are covered per exam/quiz that's what scares me the most.
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    Ok Class of 2017, Where are you??

    FNPwannabe123, I start on the 24th! I been a nervous wreck, I start my CNA job tomorrow to get some experience and a little cash in my pocket. I been praying everything lines up, and so far it has.
  6. nursn4me

    Ok Class of 2017, Where are you??

    How is everybody doing these first few weeks of school? Hope some have a moment or two to post updates :)
  7. nursn4me

    Ok Class of 2017, Where are you??

    Hello All, Late to this thread but nevertheless, glad I found it! I start nursing school on the 28th, but orientation is on the 24th. I am a ball of hot mess. I quit my job to pursue what i had started years ago. I am so nervous questioning if I can do this, am I smart enough to get thru the rigors of the program. I am in it to win it, and I hoping to graduate Oct 2017!!!! I love reading how the first few weeks are progressing for some of you keep the updates coming :)
  8. nursn4me

    Richmond area question

    Hang in there Heaverboo, I am not a nurse yet but I have friends who are nurses. All of my friends have the same concern as you. Get the experience then consider other alternatives like working per diem or prn that should bring in more hourly pay. I hope you love your job otherwise and congrats on recently passing the boards for your rn !!!
  9. nursn4me

    LPN-RN Bridge Programs

    Hello, We do have bridge programs that will take about an additional year if you have all of your prerequisites completed. You can go to J Sargeant Reynolds or John Tyler Community College they both are in the Richmond area. They both also have websites where you can review the requirements of each program. http://www.jsr.vccs.edu and http://www.jtcc.vccs.edu. I thought I read that Virginia Board of Nursing will no longer accept Excelsior grads to sit for the rn boards by examination or endorsement at the end of this year. Hope this helps and welcome to VA.
  10. nursn4me

    Hopeless Me

    Thanks for the advice and sharing your personal dilemma as well, makes me feel better to know it is possible to go thru nursing school while dealing with an ***hole.
  11. nursn4me

    Hopeless Me

    That is awful!!! My husband cheated on me too. I know that going thru nursing school will not only give me the opportunity to help other people in my community but it will give the opportunity to be financially independent again. I so desperately want. Congrats to you for finishing lpn school. Please let us know when you pass boards:yeah:
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    Hopeless Me

    Thank you for all the advice and kind wishes. I am just at my wits end. Last night we got into it and he literally told me that he is not happy and I am not happy so I need to do something different but stop using him for convenience. I was shocked by his comment, but not surprised! Oh I wish I was getting an lpn certificate in my hand today. I do think that after reading the comments it would be in my best interest to try to stick it out and get into the next lpn program if that is possible. He already told me he wouldn't give me a dime in child support and that he would rather keep the kids himself then pay support. He doesn't keep the kids now, so I don't see how would he be able to manage. I would never leave my kids anyway so it was kind of a waste of time for him to say that I think he knows that. Oh I just pray that something works out for me and my kids. I just want to have peace of mind and to be free of this drama. It does give me comfort to know that others are out there going thru the same thing and are able to continue with their studies. That really gives me hope!
  13. nursn4me

    Hopeless Me

    I am so frustrated, depressed, and confused as to what to do with myself.I have always wanted to be a nurse since I was little. I started an lpn program in 2003 while working full-time as a single parent. I got all the way to the end and failed my last class. That really devastated me and I just didn't go back. I was kicking myself for not be able to quit the job I had at the time but I had a mortgage. So, several of my friends have went on to finish the lpn program and some have went to complete the lpn to rn program. Well, I have been taking classes in preparation for the rn program but my situation is very different. I am married and have had another child. I work part-time and totally dependent on my husband for support. We don't get along and have very little in common, he doesnt respect me, he doesnt do anything with me or the kids and I am just sick of it. He does what he wants and never gives me a break from the kids. Well, besides the obvious I really want to go back to the lpn program because it is only a year long and I can work while trying to obtain my rn degree or I can wait until my youngest is a little older before returning for my rn. My question is should I forget school and just get a job and get out or should I go on to lpn school, save some money and get out when I am financially in a better situation for me and my kids? I don't want to be using my husband or staying in a relationship for convenience, but I have to be able to support my kids. Please give your honest advices because I have prayed for guidance because I don't want to make the wrong decisions.:crying2:
  14. nursn4me

    Bon Secours School of Nursing

    Congrats to all of you!!!!! Can anyone share how competitive the program is and what was the average gpa that was accepted at Bon Secours? I am interested in applying next year.
  15. nursn4me

    Bon Secours School of Nursing

    Congrats to all of you!!! I have been reading the posts and I am very happy for all of you!!! Can anyone tell me how competitive it is to get into the program? I am asking because I know John Tyler the average gpa that was accepted last semester was 3.5 from what the counselor said. Do any of you know what the gpa average was for Bon Secours?
  16. nursn4me

    Bon Secours School of Nursing

    Well I hope you are one of 100 that get in!!!! Good Luck to you!!!!! Keep us posted.
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