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  1. Trying to Study Ahead

    Hello all. I have a whole year before I start my first semester. It is a good idea to study ahead? Should I get into Fundamentals and pharmacology?
  2. How was your first day of school? Was it everything you thought it would be? Did it drain all your energy or could you go on and on like the Energizer rabbit? I'm sure your first day was unforgettable - happy, sad, angry. 😁 Please share your exp...
  3. ToshaAnn4

    Nursing School Essentials

    Hello all. So I’m starting the ASN program at Rasmussen university February 9th! I’m so excited and nervous. Those that are already knee deep in the trenches that is nursing school (and/or have already finished) any advice on how to be successful? Wh...
  4. Cheating in Pre-Reqs

    Cheating, especially in pre-reqs as a future healthcare worker, is like committing an abomination sin. Before you even start your program, you have shown what your work ethic is, and in other words, you can kiss your future career goodbye. Cheating h...
  5. What to brush up on?

    I’m slotted to go to nursing school at Kansas this fall. I’m going back through some of my A&P notecards and have been practicing dose calc, along with some other things that I’ve read are important on other sites. I’m worried that my focus may b...
  6. To all the experienced nurses / nursing students out there… I’m wondering what tips you have for a new nursing school student? What supplemental books did you find helpful? What are the best shoes, watches, or other supplies that you’ve found? What o...
  7. I know this waiting period between submitting your application and an interview invitation can be quite anxiety-provoking. I've been there. But there is something you can do about it. There's often a very short turnaround time between when you receiv...
  8. Can I make it in?

    I'm currently completing my pre-reqs at my local community college and I anticipate on applying for the Spring 2023 ADN program. I have a C in psychology, 2 Bs and the rest are As. I am a caregiver. I plan on taking my ATI-TEAS after SPR '22 semester...
  9. Will I Have a Chance?

    Has anyone gotten into nursing school with a “B” in anatomy and “C” for chemisty? This is looking bad for me and I am planning to take physiology and micro in the next year. I am also working as a CNA at the moment. I appreciate all comments!
  10. I am currently a pre nursing student, I am finishing my last pre requisite this semester (Physiology) and after I can start applying to nursing programs for fall 2022 next year. I have been looking and reading about many colleges and it seems to me m...
  11. Tony Miller

    Should I apply to multiple schools?

    Hello all, found the forum searching Google and looking for some insight. I'm trying to apply for ADN as a second career. To that end, I picked up naII several years ago and have been working full time slowly knocking out pre reqs and, now, I'm...
  12. Hello fellow nurses/student nurses! I will be taking Anatomy and Physiology 1 this fall semester at a community college and I know it can be a difficult class, lots of memorization for sure. What are your opinions of me adding Psychology: Lifesp...
  13. I am proud to say that I passed my NLN with a composite score of 130 (=87 percentile). The third time is a charm! It was a long and frustrating road. The testing anxiety, tears, and doubt were very defeating, but the third time was filled with laught...
  14. NurseStudentK75

    Nursing School Acceptance

    For all of you out there struggling to get into nursing school, I say hang in there and stay strong! I decided to start my path to nursing school about 2 years ago at the age of 37. I had friends that criticized my decision to go into nursing so...
  15. What to study or know before nursing school?

    So basically I've already gotten into school and have a lot of time in my hands. I currently work full time as a security guard at a hospital and well don't do much but surely on my phone and occasionally wrestle with people. Was just curious if some...
  16. Nursing School APN Acceptance!!

    Background: I am 27 years old with 2 children 4 and 1. I completed my first semester this past fall with a 3.9 GPA for 17 credits. I took the PAX, the entrance exam required by my school, and scored a 150, which is in the 99%. My school actually has ...
  17. As a nursing student, you don't have much time to yourself and your calendar ends up looking marked up with no empty spaces. I've learned that it is better to be over-prepared than under-prepared. It is very important to make sure everything is toget...
  18. So a lot of you are wondering what your compensation will be following nursing school. I can't speak for each state but in Texas, nurses are paid very well, combine that with an unrelenting passion and proficient skills set, it's money in the bank. (...
  19. The Very Beginning

    In the beginning...If you are a good/typical first year nursing student, the very first patient you ever care for is a terrifying experience. You are convinced that you are going to kill them by taking their vital signs (puncturing someone's tongue s...
  20. If you are one of those people who reply with, "I want to help people.", you are in trouble. You need to come up with a better answer. Tell us why you want to be a nurse? If you can convince us you can convince anyone. Take this opportunity to practi...
  21. Accepted! Now what? (NHTI)

    I got accepted to the RN program at my local community college (NHTI, starting this fall!) and I am very excited! Wondering what people recommend that students should brush up on/ study before their classes start? I am currently an LNA at the Hospita...
  22. Study Tips for Nursing Students

    Were your grades less than ideal this semester? Are you just beginning to dive into college life and are worried about how to study and making the grades you need? It is important to take college seriously for several reasons. College is expensive! Y...
  23. The long and winding...pre-req road

    "Only 16 months til you have a nursing degree!" Every time I opened a new page, somehow that advertisement popped up. Maybe because I was deep into research on what new career would be perfect for me- a career that paid well, offered time with family...
  24. My story is one that you hear often. My parents came to U.S to make a better life for themselves, found each other and then one day - BAM I was born. Growing up my father always worked more than one job, and with his red tired eyes he would always sa...
  25. I slam the alarm off in a fury, covering my face with my blanket. I just can't do this job anymore. My run as a paramedic in rural county America for the past lifetime has taken its toll, but this past year I have earned my name as the "Trauma Chick"...