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  1. heroldbe

    Need some school opinions please!

    During my prereqs, I was able to take A&P 2 and Micro along with 2 other classes. I made a B+ in A&P 2 and a B in Micro. These were the only two B's I received during my prereqs. I was also working about 30 hours a week with no kids. It's definitely possible to do and if your only taking these two classes you should be able to make A's in both! Good Luck!
  2. heroldbe

    Any class of 2015 people?

    I'm class of 2015, taking fundamentals right now :) Everything is going well!
  3. heroldbe

    When did you start using NCLEX review books??

    Thanks everyone! I'll look into the saunders since it seems to be a favorite :)
  4. Hey Everyone! I'm in my first semester of nursing school and just had my first exam in fundamentals today.. AHHH!! I felt like I studied enough and I knew the material but every time I got to a question and felt like I knew it, I would see another answer that totally made sense too. This got me so hung up! I don't think I did well now just because I second guessed myself soooo much. Will a nclex book help with this? I do all of the practice questions at the end of the chapter but I feel like I need something to supplement it. Is it too early for these types of book? If not, which ones do you recommend?
  5. heroldbe

    Pre-reqs?!

    It'd be best to meet with your nursing advisor. That's the only way to know for sure you're on the right track. Every school has different pre-reqs. In general, Chemistry, A&P I&II and Micro are the most common science ones. Good luck on your journey!
  6. Hey everyone! I'm starting nursing school this fall! Yay! Ok, so I'd really like to get into a hospital as a pca. I have a friend who works at the local one and she said even though I'm beginning nursing school this fall, it would still be beneficial to get my cna certification due to how hr looks at the applications. She gave my name to the floor manager but HR looks at applications that have a CNA license number.. I thought about just waiting till I get through my fundamentals and taking the test but my classes are set up weird. I'm taking foundations of professional nursing and health and assessments nursing classes. So I won't any clinicals done the first semester. Do you think it'll be too much on my plate to take these two courses along with anthropology and cna class? The class is from 10/1-10/18 monday,tuesday,wednesday,thursday at 4-9:30 pm. Is this too much with just starting nursing school?
  7. heroldbe

    Found out schedule for ADN Program Fall 2012!!

    I looked and my schedule was posted on wednesday! I'm in a bsn program so I'm taking Nursing fundamentals on wednesday, Nursing health and assessment on tuesday, Epidemiology on wednesday, and anthropology on monday and wednesday. I have a total of 13 credit hours. I'm pretty excited though, the anthro and epidemiology are the last two classes I have to take to complete the bsn requirements except for nursing classes of course :)
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    Deciding what school.. Is this a no brainer?

    Thanks for the comments :) I am so burned out right now but I know I just have to keep going and finish. The nclex pass rates are both very high. Both schools are very reputable in my community. I'm in a hospital city.. There are at least 6 major hospitals within 45 minutes so both schools use the same ones as clinical sites. I think I'm just going to relax and not stress and stay where I am. I guess this is God's way of telling me to stay put lol!
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    what school are you going to?

    I'll be attending Miami University in Ohio. :)
  10. Ok everyone I'm desperate for some advice! I'm currently a student at my local university. I've been working on pre-reqs consistently for 3 years.. AHH! This is do to me starting out fresh from high school and not knowing what I wanted to major in. So I figured it out and I want to be a nurse! Whoot! Well I finally managed to complete all of my pre-regs and I'm 22 ( I know I know I'm still so young but the fact I should be graduating this coming year just grates my nerves) Anyways... I was admitted into my university's program this fall! YAY! But.. Even though I have everything but nursing classes done I STILL have 3 years left due to how they space their courses ahhh.. I'm just so ready to be done at this point. I have also applied to a BSN program that is a hospital based one (Both are BSN) and it will only take me two years.. but... They just called and informed me that my acceptance is based on completing four MORE classes this summer.. OMG! I was looking forward to having my summer off and paying off my car and whatnot. It just really gets me because I have taken similar classes but they weren't the "right" ones. I want to die lol So would you stress yourself out and take 4 classes this summer to end 10 months prior to a university that you're already extremely comfortable with? IDK! I guess I should mention the hospital based school is about 10k more than the university in total and about 2x the drive amount.. lol I know I know why am I even debating it. But I just want to be done and be able to finally get a house with my boyfriend and not be 25 living at home.. Thanks for letting me rant! Sorry for the long winded post.. I know I should just attend the university and not stress myself out but what would you do in my situation?
  11. heroldbe

    Kettering College BSN (Dayton)

    I just applied for the BSN of 2012. Just curious if anyone knows, but do they have good job placements after school? Does Kettering Hospital hire alot of their graduating nurses? I've been accepted into Miami's BSN program for this fall also. I'm trying to decide which school to attend since Miami will take me 3 years to complete and Kettering will only take two, but Kettering is also more expensive. Is it worth the price? I haven't met any one who attends kettering so does everyone love it there?
  12. hey everyone, i'm in a bit of a pickle and i need your opinions! i have been accepted to a bsn program that starts this fall. it's about 15 minutes from my house. i did all of my prereqs there and am extremely happy with the school and my experience thus far. the only downside is it's still going to take me 3 years to finish! i've already completed my prereqs but how their classes go it's pretty much three years and there's nothing you can do about it. my pickle is there is a private school about 40 minutes away from me. it's also a bsn program and is about 5k-7k more expensive. the upside is i'd be done with my bsn in 2 years rather than 3. this is also a hospital affiliated school so the chance's of getting hired right after graduation is pretty significant i've heard. i guess i'm just going to apply to the private school and see if i get accepted and go from there. i'm just so ready to be done at this point and even if it's more expensive and a much longer drive, 2 years sounds soooo much better to me than 3. what would you do, if you were in my shoes? i know i'm very lucky to have already been accepted into one program.
  13. heroldbe

    I'm not getting in :(

    Keep your head up! I'm sure you'll have your spot next year :)
  14. heroldbe

    Which school would you choose?

    Hey everyone, I'm in a bit of a pickle and I need your opinions! I have been accepted to a bsn program that starts this fall. It's about 15 minutes from my house. I did all of my prereqs there and am extremely happy with the school and my experience thus far. The only downside is it's still going to take me 3 years to finish! I've already completed my prereqs but how their classes go it's pretty much three years and there's nothing you can do about it. My pickle is there is a private school about 40 minutes away from me. It's also a bsn program and is about 5k-7k more expensive. The upside is I'd be done with my bsn in 2 years rather than 3. This is also a hospital affiliated school so the chance's of getting hired right after graduation is pretty significant I've heard. I guess I'm just going to apply to the private school and see if I get accepted and go from there. I'm just so ready to be done at this point and even if it's more expensive and a much longer drive, 2 years sounds soooo much better to me than 3. What would you do, if you were in my shoes? I know I'm very lucky to have already been accepted into one program.
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    Fall 2012 new nursing students roll call!!!

    I start this fall also. It's a bsn program so I'm taking Nursing Fundamentals and Skills, along with Anthropology and Epidemiology. After this fall, I'm finished with everything except my nursing courses. Whoot! I get my information packet next week sometime since I have to work and can't attend the orientation . I'm also doing a cna course over the summer so hopefully God will send some blessings my way and I'll get hired into a hospital! lol Now, I just need to pick out my stethoscope. Sooo many choices! Does anyone have a good recommendation for a new nursing student? Price doesn't really matter at this point.
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    I got my acceptance letter!

    Thanks everyone!