hello fellow nurses / nursing students, especially my male nurses!i am starting at west coast university in august in their BSN program. i honest couldn't be more excited, im allowing the idea of school to sort of take over my mind, that way im prepared in august!just a bit of background on me, and my nursing experience so far!i graduated from high school about 2 yrs ago, all throughout high school i knew i wanted to do nursing, but my mom wasn't very supportive at first because she'd tell me how much work nursing school is, and i wasn't the type of student to come home and study for hrs, i kind of just breezed through high school, and made great grades! with that said, i decided not to go to school for nursing, i ended up going to school for business & marketing communications; and it wasn't what i expected.i ended up taking a break from school for a few months, to get re-inspired. i decided to pursue nursing again, starting by just taking my sciences at national university - which was challenging, because national has accelerated classes, so their classes are 8weeks. we had like 3 exams a week, between lecture and lab - i told myself if i can at least get through that, then i would continue figuring things out for nursing school. i ended up passing my classes, w/ pretty good grades! i was amazed at myself how i really indulged into my sciences, and i just knew i was making the right decisions.fast forward to now, i am gearing up for classes to begin at west coast university, which i was extremely against going there at first just because of the expense, we all know how expensive it is! but my mom had to get me away from all of that, she is supporting me 110% on this journey, now that she believes i can actually get through it!i took the hesi a while ago, and i was so nervous! i studied the exam book that they give you, and honestly if you're looking to take the hesi, i strongly recommend that you spend the $30 and get the book! i got an 89% , they require a minimum of %80, plus i guessed on some of the math lol. i met with financial aid, and of course was having nightmares, but i've let that go! i don't want to be on waitlist for years, or have to compete for years to get into as program all for a lower price, in my case that would be wasting time.wcu is not for everyone, but if its where you'd like to go, and if you're able to finance it, i say go for it! im so excited i hope you guys will comment, i hope those interested in nursing ask questions, and those in programs share their experience, especially my male nurses!so excited to be on this journey with you all, i will update as much as possible!