Crouton2004 replied to Crouton2004's topic in Students
Jolie - Thanks so much for the quick reply. I kind of thought it was silly too and since I have been seriously considering a NP in Women's Health or Neonates I think I will stick with my gut.
Now on to the more important question.....how can I chose? Where should I start looking for info, etc. I don't take OB till the spring.
I am trying to figure out when this would be covered in school. Do you think it will be in Peds or in OB? The reason I am asking is I have to fill out my role transition paperwork by the end of September and I have no real idea of what I want to do. I am in an accelerated program and just finished what would traditionally be sophomore year. I originally came into school thinking I wanted L&D or Mother/Baby or NICU.
After my first clinical rotation in Med Surg my instructor mentioned by going into L&D I would be limiting myself by only working with women. So I don't know if I should trust my gut - which I have had no exposure to - or try to get into something a little less focused.
I am 33 and will be 34 by the time I graduate so I feel like I don't have a lot of time to explore. Thoughts??
I just hook up this thing called "iTalk" to my iPod and it go. We are allowed to record lectures and encouraged to put our recorders up at a table near the professor while they are lecturing. It is the best thing, I don't have to worry about space and quality is great. I got it for $20 on Amazon.
Crouton2004 replied to Crouton2004's topic in Pre-Nursing
Just an update....
I was thinking about this post and thought it is funny that I am now sitting here starting week 4 at Loyola's ABSN program. Everything works out in the end. Woohoo!! Now if I can just keep my sanity over the next year
Crouton2004 replied to premedturnednursing's topic in Students
Well I start May 19th so I have orientation this week. I am also trying to add some exercise in, get the "office"/guest bedroom in order so I have a nice relaxing place to study. I am going to be off for a week before school starts so I am going to try to stock the freezer with some meals and get a bunch of warm weather recipes together so I have "go to" dinners and plans for dinners.
School: Loyola University, Chicago
Program: Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing
What area of interest at this time: I am trying to remain open but I am leaning toward L&D or OR.
Biggest fear: Failing! This is a huge sacrafice for me and my husband as I won't be working for 13 months.
What you'd like us to know about you: This is my 2nd degree, in my previous life I was/am a CPA. I am married and have two adorable furbabies.
I just got my acceptance letter and start in May! We have uniforms we need to buy from a specific site, but no mention was made of how many to purchase. I was thinking at least 2 pairs, but I would love some input.
Our uniform is pants, top and clinical long coat.