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  1. Nursing school recommendations?

    IMO community college programs are your most affordable option, but if you'd rather get in the profession with a bsn then look at state U programs where you qualify for in state tuition. Alternatively consider private schools that have scholarships a...
  2. Is it worth shooting for a top program?

    Over the long term since you mention an interest in specialized paths such as community health or research I can see a small benefit to a program like Penn - this will give you access to e.g., world class researchers and community health leaders. Get...
  3. "prereqs" or "coreqs"?

    I think most people will take their coreqs ahead of time if it's at all possible. Nursing classes are demanding enough without the extra responsibility of keeping up with non-nursing coursework.
  4. Imo one of the benefits of being a nursing student with a lpn license is you can work and make decent money while you continue your education or take a break and make decent money before pursuing your RN. People have a lot to say about the role of rn...
  5. ADN Degrees NOT welcome? {x-posted}

    There is a nursing shortage. It just doesn't mean what people think it means. i.e. People think nursing shortage means plenty of jobs for nurses but it does not necessarily mean this at all. Local economies support health care institutions and if the...
  6. Am I admirably persistent or just delusional?

    Persistence is good but you should be applying elsewhere and hopefully you'll get hired and start getting some experience under your belt. To be honest you shouldn't be waitressing with a new license "in your pocket" unless that was your only choice....
  7. What's your opinion

    It looks like a heavy course load to me. Do you have a job? I have a friend who once squeezed 20+ credits into one semester while working full time however that requires a lot of focus. If you don't have a job other than student then that's a good th...
  8. Would you cut your hair for your career?

    I don't recommend combing them out because this really thins the hair out to the point where it can take a year with repeat trims just to get hair back to where it stops looking like you had an unfortunate accident of some sort. If you cut it, within...
  9. I think OP may mean "previous Bachelor's degree". The one linked in the post by mschaz above does not require a previous Bachelor's degree but you do need 60 credit hours of core curriculum credits this the foundational coursework including the typic...
  10. Confused about what to do with my life!

    I don't see any reason why you can't apply to a pharm d program as long as your bsn includes the prereqs for the grad program. If you pursue chemistry and didn't get into a pharm d program you could perhaps do regular grad study in chemistry. I agree...
  11. Be that as it may nurses still have one of the best professional licenses available anywhere. Even MDs and attorney's can't change countries and keep working. Attorney's can't even practice in different states without a lot of hassle and red tape inv...
  12. Do you need to take the exact class?

    You need to directly contact the admissions reps at the schools you're interested in because every school has different requirements generalized answers here won't help you if that's not the policy at the schools you apply to. They will evaluate your...
  13. Can A&P plus working a full time job work for me?!

    I took all my prereqs while working full time - this was not in a health care environment as you are now but my job was still demanding. I know others working ft in hospitals while taking prereqs so you can do it. I have a BA and I haven't been turne...
  14. I agree. The internet magnifies and skews things. I recently had the opportunity to be in the thick of a situation and watch pros (nurses) do their thing. It was very impressive and I'll admit the thought came to me - this is nothing like it sounded ...
  15. I don't understand why anyone with a license and RN job offers close to home would move to take the non nursing job that pays less. Is this a trick question?