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    How to handle nursing field.. very long post

    Thank you so much for your response. I dont want to make a stupid decision because I want to be placed in a good hospital in NJ. I know that whoever sticks around throughout my schooling is really there to support me. Its just a stress factor that I go to my friends or boyfriend when im stressed and they take my mind away from things for a while. My head kills me everyday because I am so stressed and I just want to do good in my future. Its very tricky also being the 1st and oldest in my family to create some sort of path and become a role model for my younger family members. And the fact that I am the first one in my family to do healthcare so I have no one to stroll me along the way. I just hope I can become a great nurse like one of you and give someone the same advice you just gave to me.
  2. Hey guys! I am 18 years old and I got accepted into a nursing apprenticeship. So I am taking classes in the summer and the program sets me up with CNA training in August and then they place me with a job if I pass my CNA in September. They are also paying for my first semester of community college. Its been day 2 of the program and it is just orientation and what we will be doing in the next couple weeks. It seems very stressful. The people are very motivating and I am excited to start but I am very stressed. Im just looking to see how any of you nurses managed your time and what was your motivation in moving forward and getting the work done. I am fresh out of high school so this program definetely put me in check. It showed me how responsible and how seriously I need to take this. Im just very nervous at how well I will do because I had to write a 3 to 5 page paper last night for homework and same goes for tonight so it is alot of reading and writing. I am 18 and its summer so I have temptations to go out with friends and boyfriend to have fun but its just very hard to balance it. I know boyfriends will come and go but this one means alot and we have been going out for over a year. My couselor told me that once I get a head start on my future you will have better boyfriends and better friends and have a job. I understand what she is trying to say but I just cant put it into reality because I really dont want to lose my friends and boyfriend. I need advice about this situation as well. Do you think I will be able to survive? I want to become an RN eventually and then further my career somehow but im not quite sure yet. It just seems all jumbled right now and its really worrying me. I know medical field is something I want to do and nursing seems pretty clear to me as well because I want to be able to help others and make a difference. Please share your experiences and what you have become and how you managed your time and how to manage time with loved ones
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    High School Senior+ADN or BSN?

    yeah I was considering doing the ADN because right now I dont really have any money for a university and once I get my ADN then I figured I would go back to school and get my BSN so I could potentially have my job help pay for my classes. I just dont know if I would be better off trying to get into a university and pay all this money and be in debt or to start with my ADN which I dont have to pay for and get a job that way. it really is a tricky situation =/ and from what I understand, you are telling me to go the ADN way or not? because I saw you arguing both sides for and opposing both sides.. jw. and I see that you work in maternity. I think I may highly catch an interest in that field
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    High School Senior+ADN or BSN?

    I am a New Jersey high school senior. I have applied to 4 colleges: Fairleigh Dickinson (Metro Area), Richard Stockton, William Pat and UCC. My SAT scores were low so idk if id get into any of these nursing majors at these colleges because I sent my apps about a month ago and they are still reviewing them. Anyways, this opportunity came along for several of my classmates who were interested and I am highly interested as well. It is a grant program that pays for your schooling and books. You can become a CNA at first and then an LPN and hopefully an RN. Anyways, you take your pre req. courses at a community college I believe and then once you graduate and get your ADN from the program, they place you in a hospital to work at and you make money while also continuing your education with their program. I am looking up online if its better to get your BSN or ADN and it seems like BSN would be the better way to go because you make more money and have better opportunities. The thing is I dont have any money for college so I think the ADN course fits me right now. Unless I were to do my pre req. at a community college for 2 years and then transfer to a 4 year college and finish my 2 years. My parents really like the ADN program because its the most reasonable and they place you with a job but Im not sure which I would be better off doing. Also is there a way that once i get my ADN, that I can get my bachelors somewhere or is that not possible? Wouldnt it be more schooling if i got my ADN and then went back to school to get my bachelors? Im a confused HS senior and not sure which road to take. someone give me advice please =/
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    Am I wasting my time applying to these colleges?

    well im not really sure how majoring in nursing works at a 4 year college.. i figured you just learn all diff stuff within ur four years. I really dont want to go to a community college but its very much a possibility I will be. But i have applied to atleast 3 other colleges as well. just a very stressful time =/
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    Am I wasting my time applying to these colleges?

    thats what im saying. maybe i would get really lucky and have the opportunity to get into the program. but that luck comes very rare. and i can get into a community college but i really wanted the college experience and i wanted my BSN.. not a diploma =/
  7. Im a high school senior. I got a 1260 out of 2400 on my sat's that I took twice (how ironic). anyways, i have applied to two county colleges for nursing. I want to apply to 3 colleges.. but two of the colleges I've talked to told me that I need to meet the SAT requirements to be able to get into their nursing program. I need a 1020 combined Verbal Reading and Math and I only have an 860. I dont want to take the SATs again because Im not a test taker and I think its stupid that the SAT's determine whether you can make it into the program or not. I wish they would reconsider other things like the essay and your GPA that you have. I have a 3.3 gpa out of 4.0 scale and I just want to know am I wasting money and time to apply to colleges where I already got the answer im looking for.. the admissions peopel saying "You need to meet the requirements to get accepted" or should I still apply and maybe a miracle will happen? Someone give me some advice =/ I also dont have the big bucks to actually go to college but by applying I feel If I get an application that says I can be accepted, then I have proven to myself that im able to handle college. And lastly, I can most likely get into the colleges, its just the major I want to get into I wont be able to enter because of my SAT score =/ HELP!!
  8. I'm a high school senior and I am applying to Richard Stockton in NJ. I have a 3.3 GPA out of a 4.0 scale, and my SAT's are not that great. Both times that I took the SAT's I got the same score =X WHY!!? so i got a 1260 all together.. out of a 2400. that is terrible the first time I took the test I got 420's straight across the board for Verbal Reading, Math and Critical Reading. The second time I took them I got a 440 on the VR, 400 on the math and 420 on the Critical Reading. Do you think I would make it into Richard Stockton? I want to go for Nursing and I'm pretty active doing little clubs here and there but most of my time goes to working my part time job (30+ hours a week) while managing school and what not. I also am in an Allied Health Care program in vocational school. So what do you think? Anyone in Richard Stockon give me advice?? I also wrote my essay for it and anyone who would like to read it ill be more than happy to message it to you to see what you think. I want to know if I would be able to get in and if their program is any good because there isnt alot of info about it online
  9. I'm a high school senior and I am applying to Richard Stockton in NJ. I have a 3.3 GPA out of a 4.0 scale, and my SAT's are not that great. Both times that I took the SAT's I got the same score =X WHY!!? so i got a 1260 all together.. out of a 2400. that is terrible the first time I took the test I got 420's straight across the board for Verbal Reading, Math and Critical Reading. The second time I took them I got a 440 on the VR, 400 on the math and 420 on the Critical Reading. Do you think I would make it into Richard Stockton? I want to go for Nursing and I'm pretty active doing little clubs here and there but most of my time goes to working my part time job (30+ hours a week) while managing school and what not. I also am in an Allied Health Care program in vocational school. So what do you think? Anyone in Richard Stockon give me advice?? And what should I write for the personal essay? It says Describe how attending Stockton College will help you attain your educational, personal or professional goals.
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    Nursing Trade Schools?

    I wanted to look into and get everyone's opinion about Nursing at a Trade School in New Jersey. Does anyone recommend a certain program to look into. Im a high school senior applying to some colleges but Im not sure I can get in so I need to be reasonable and look at Trade Schools as well. I heard Lincoln Tech was bad and expensive and Im not really sure how well trade schools are for getting your RN license. Someone help :)
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    College requirements?

    But I dont really know how to prepare myself for the tests. I need to break atleast 500's in these sections.. and since I am only in Algebra 2 right now.. I dont even understand that stuff so much. I went down in math by 20 points the second time around... so that means I would need to break a 600 in my VR and keep at a 420 or something in math. But I am not smart enough to get those scores. I wish there was an easier alternative. I would try for the ACT's testing but idk how well or how seriously colleges will take that score. I wish SAT's didnt take part in your requirements, especially for nursing.
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    College requirements?

    yeah so i sent an email to Caldwell College in NJ and this is what they told me. To be able to be accepted into the Nursing program, you would need to have the minimum SAT score of 1050 combined reading and math. So my 860 is definetely not going to get me into the program. I have taken the SAT's twice and got 1260 both times. I have the SAT collegeboard book but idk if that book will do drastic changes to my SAT score. I feel like it might be a waste of time because each SAT test is different then the next. I dont have a big vocabulary and im terrible at math. Do you think its worth taking the SAT's for a 3rd time and actually attempting to study? Anyone that has used the SAT book, did you see drastic changes? I really need help because I really want to make it into these colleges. I just can never even seem to break into 500's for any of the sections. Getting all 420's the first time and then getting a 440 in VR, 400 in math, and a 420 in CR the second time. HELPPP!
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    College requirements?

    Yes Im a senior in HS. and for the nursing program.. you can go in as a freshman and I figured it just tells you the classes to take and alongside you can do your nursing program. Its all confusing to me. I want to get my BSN and these colleges have their BSN programs..
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    College requirements?

    I want to apply to several colleges but I am very iffy about being accepted into the Nursing programs. Most colleges have a minimum requirement and two of the colleges I want to apply to have a minimum SAT requirement of a combined total of 1050 on math and reading. I took the SAT's twice and ended up with the same score (how ironic and weird)... I got a 1260 out of 2400. Ive come to realize the SAT's are really hard and Im considering maybe taking the ACT's? Im really bummed because I think there is more to a student then just the SAT scores. So i was wondering.. if I didnt meet the SAT requirements to enter the program.. do you think I automatically wouldnt be accepted? One of my teachers told me they will probably accept other students who met the requirements and if there was space left, they would fit me into it but that is very doubtful. Can anyone give me some guidence? I want to apply to Fairleigh Dickinson, William Paterson, Caldwell College, UCC and I just applied to Middlesex County College... I want to go for Nursing as my major. I have a 3.3 GPA out of 4.0 scale.. and class rank 70 out of 165.. if that means anything.
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    Caldwell College new nursing program

    Okay I have heard about this and I am very interested. But the one thing holding me back is that the requirements to get into the new nursing program is that you need to have a combined total of math and reading of 1050 on the SAT's.. and i only have an 860 combined. I took the SAT's twice and ended up with the same score which is ridiculous so im not taking them again. Does that mean I am definetely not able to join the program? You also need to have a 2.8 GPA and i have a 3.3. do you think the SAT requirements would prevent me automatically from being in the program or would other things be put into account?? this certain SAT score also applies to me applying to William Paterson University as well. help!
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    William Paterson University?

    Im a senior in high school in NJ. I took the SAT's twice and my results were this 1st time Critical Reading: 420 Math: 420 Writing: 420 2nd time Critical Reading: 440 Math: 400 Writing: 420 So I got a 1260 out of 2400 both my times I took them So taking the highest scores I have a 1280 SAT score. My GPA is 3.3 out of 4 and im rank 70 out of 165. I want to get into William Paterson University because I heard of the good nursing program. But in order to get into the Nursing program there you have to have a minimum requirement of SAT 1050..and you have to break the score of 500 on math and verbal reading. and you need to be top 25% of class which im not. THis is what it states on the WPUNJ website:: Students are required to have a minimum SAT score of 1050 (with a minimum verbal/critical reading score of 500) or equivalent ACT scores; and rank in the top 25 percent of their class. If the high school does not rank, overall GPA and course selection will be substituted. So if you dont meet those requirements, you could be accepted into the university but just not into the nursing program. Meaning you go into WPUNJ as undecided and do all your regular majors and apply later on. I dont want to do that, I want to be accepted into the nursing program but it seems my chances are slim. Unless there is a way to get into the nursing program by other things. I dont know what to do.. any advice?