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post #221 of 288
i am getting an l.p.n. first so the math wont be such a problem, then getting an r.n.
i plan to work with an l.p.n. for a year or so to get back on my feet financially. so i know what you mean about money. we are sooo broke.
maya
post #222 of 288
How funny! LVN (that's what it's called in my state) was what I initially set out to do. It's still a possibility down the road for me. I think it's a good choice to do it first and then go for RN. I took a nutrition class in the summer with a bunch of nursing students. There was only one who was doing LVN. If there is such a shortage of nurses why don't they expand the programs to make more of them.
post #223 of 288
i dont know the wait list here is years long. and i need to work. now. and not at a job ringing up college student gross expensive lunch 10 hours a week. bleah.
so on to l.p.n. to graduate in 18 months also sounds better than 2 years.
maya
post #224 of 288
I passed my first CLEP

One down nine to go.

But : :

3 credits $80. 0 time wasted in class

DB
post #225 of 288
congrats! i know you worked hard db.
maya
post #226 of 288
Congrats DB!
And Maya, I don't understand the big waiting list for nursing-type schools (RN, LPN, etc.) since they say they are so low on nurses all the time. Seems to me that they'd put more funding into providing more instructors or something.

Well, I've got a bit of a moral dilemma. My prof. is out this week at a conference. She had a grad student/Ph.D. (don't know which) teach the class in her place. I swear this didn't help me anymore than just reading the chapter and it was like that the last few times she had a student teach. Anyway, we'll have a student teacher again on Wed.
Here's the dilemma - do I just not go to class on Wed. and go home early from work, hang with the kid and e-mail my homework assignment to Prof. Or go and be a good girl?
post #227 of 288
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Originally Posted by CollegeMama
Here's the dilemma - do I just not go to class on Wed. and go home early from work, hang with the kid and e-mail my homework assignment to Prof. Or go and be a good girl?

Be bad
post #228 of 288
ita be bad, verrrrry verrrrrry bad.
and i dont know about the nursing school thing either, but it is really a two year or mnore wait.
i got told a couple of different thing. the cliincals are so time comsuming for the nurses at the hosiptal that there isnt enough or there are enough teachers at the nursing schools. either way the students wait for ever to get into school.
maya
post #229 of 288
Does anyone else get discouraged about their future plans?

One of my professors told me that graduate programs in clinical psychology (what I was hoping to do) are about as competitive as medical schools, and usually accept only 1.5% of applicants. Now, I'm not being pessimistic here...I'm just realistic when I say this...I'm not quite "Top 2%" good. I wonder if I have chosen something that is unattainable to me, and if maybe I should have just gone to trade school.

I'm not really a "smart" type. I know how to do well in school, but that's about it.
post #230 of 288
hmm... i've never heard that 1.5% stat. Sure he just wasn't worried you were going to steal his job?
post #231 of 288
He knows I want to be a clinician and not a professor...
post #232 of 288
I'd still go for it If its your dream its better to have failed trying your best then never to have tried at all and always wondering "what if"
post #233 of 288
I am planning to work my ass off and do my very best.

If I reach my dream (I almost dare not even say my dream) I will be in medical school in three years.

If not I may become a Physician Assistant.

I actually don't have a number three thing to do (and the PA is very competitive as well)

Perhaps I'm setting myself up for failure. Perhaps I will change my dream in the next three years but if you don't aim high you will hit a low target.

Debra Baker
post #234 of 288
Well, now I'm all discouraged again...I'm minoring in sociology, which is something I thought I would be good at, but it turns out I don't get it at all. I submitted a draft of my term paper and the professor says she doesn't see "any sociology" and that I wasn't supposed to "just write another paper like I've been doing since high school." She said the paper would get me a B in the course. Well, maybe I'll just take that. I can get 2 A's and 2 B's and still keep the GPA above 3.5, so it'll be OK.
post #235 of 288
Greaseball, I wasn't worried until I read your post! :LOL
Seriously though, I had no idea that it was so competitive. I have to say though, don't let the stats scare you. Go for your dream and trust that it will happen if it's meant to be.
It is a great reminder to keep kicking butt and I hope I'll be able to once I take 12 hours instead of 3!
I think I will be bad today and go out and play with DS. It's a gorgeous day out!
post #236 of 288
work towards your dream g-ball. you can do it.
maya
post #237 of 288
Hey Greaseball
My major for my BA was in sociology.....maybe I could shed a little light on things for you!

I've been waiting & waiting to join this thread & finally can this month!

I've started university again by corrsepondance & started just this month. So far I'm loving it.

I'm fulfilling some requirements for psych courses right now & applying for a Masters In Counselling this spring. Where I live, with the masters & a some other requirements, I will be able to become a Chartered Psychologist.
post #238 of 288
OK...I'll send you the paper...you re-write it so it's more "sociological"...and I'll buy you a hyena diaper or something! :LOL

One thing she keeps saying is that I'm focusing too much on individual problems and not on social problems. Like, my paper is about the lack of quality childcare in the U.S., and I cite sources that say 60% of mothers with infants are employed outside the home, and other sources that claim 70% of childcare is of poor quality, and she still says those are individual problems and not social ones. :
post #239 of 288
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Originally Posted by Greaseball
OK...I'll send you the paper...you re-write it so it's more "sociological"...and I'll buy you a hyena diaper or something! :LOL

One thing she keeps saying is that I'm focusing too much on individual problems and not on social problems. Like, my paper is about the lack of quality childcare in the U.S., and I cite sources that say 60% of mothers with infants are employed outside the home, and other sources that claim 70% of childcare is of poor quality, and she still says those are individual problems and not social ones. :

Perhaps you need to point out why these are social problems? Maybe how kids who spend lots of time in daycare are more likely to grow up to be violent or something? (NOT saying they do! I just remember a study about it a while back and I use daycare myself!) and thats how it ends up being a social problem?
post #240 of 288
Or, perhaps, you could associate the lack of good quality daycare with lower socioeconomic status.

Perhaps you could come at the issue from a conflict theorist perspective. High socioeconomic women get good daycare (and, incidentially, the opportunity to pump and store breastmilk at the workplace) and lower socioeconomic women don't have access to quality daycare (or the privacy and time to pump and store breastmilk)

Debra Baker
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