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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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!
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Joe V

    Never Give Up!

    A strong positive message can move mountains. What do you do to remind yourself to never give up? Is there someone in your life that's always there to pick you up? I believe that inspirational/motivational quotes are a great picker-upper... especiall...
  12. Struggling! LPN School

    Hello all, I am currently in the LPN program and I’m only on the 3rd day but I am freaking out !! I have ZERO health care background or history not to mention I have no medical terminology knowledge or medical work background either. I feel like...
  13. 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...
  14. How to be Successful in Math Pre-Reqs

    As a former professor told me, you can’t escape math no matter how hard you try. In most pre-nursing courses, you must take math to be considered for the nursing program. In my community college, one can either chose between mathematical modeling or ...
  15. I've been lurking on this website for a couple years now and have finally joined now that I'm getting closer to applying to nursing school. I've had doubts about whether I'll be able to make it in. My GPA is not the greatest and I've had to retake cl...
  16. Digital/ Hardcover Books

    Hi, I am starting Nursing school in the Spring, and I am purchasing books for the classes. I would like the advice whether or not should I purchase digital book? Or hard-cover is a better option? Thank you so much!
  17. First week done. I'm overwhelmed

    First week completed. Even though we are remote, I'm still feeling overwhelmed with everything. They said you don't feel comfortable until year 3. Hopefully I will get there someday. I do have great support. When did you feel comfortable as a school ...
  18. Dear Nurse Beth, Am I too old for upgrading from LPN to RN? I am almost 53 years old and I currently work as a LPN. I already had applied to nursing schools LPN bridge programs but each school I applied to has some type of obstacle to pursue...
  19. Dear Nurse Beth, I'm considering applying to RN school and leaving a career that I have never been successful at. But, I'm 47, have much debt, rent and other bills to pay, and am raising (along with my wife) two foster babies that we hope to soon ado...
  20. Wanting to give up

    I have been a CNA for almost 15 years and I have taken almost but two of my RN pre-req's. I have two kids now but I really want to make a better life for us. I thought that if I did my LPN then I could just go back but this is the third time I didn't...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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. (...
  25. 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...