So before I start nursing school, I have one prerequisite to finish. The class happens to be General Chemistry. I am more than half way done with the class and wanted to share a few study tips that has helped me tremendously.
1.) Before class always read the chapter. Having some idea of what the Professor will lecture on helps you familiarize yourself with the information.
2.) Always take notes. However, do not try to write down word for word, but listen for key points/concepts.
3.) Ask questions during class if you don’t understand something. You will be surprised how many others have the same question but are afraid to ask.
4.) After class, read the chapter again but this time using the notes as a reference point. If something is still unclear, reach out to the Professor for further clarification.
5.) My secret tip: YouTube always has some very knowledgeable chemistry professional who have channels. However, before you result to this, do your research on the credibility of the person teaching.
These are just few of the many tips that has helped me along the way. Hopefully, they may help one of you as well. Best wishes!
The DePaul Preview Event was just the little push I never knew I needed. Reason being, I got accepted into the program six months before my actual start date. This was simply because I had one outstanding prerequisite to finish before starting.
This event started with a tour of the campus and simulation labs (see photos below). I must note that the lab was equipped with the latest technology and mannequins for practicing. Once the tour was over, the more formal presentation started. Here we learned all about the scholarship opportunities, class schedules, uniforms, etc… The presenters offered light refreshments, which is always a plus for me.
The presentation ended with a Q & A, which gave everyone a chance to have clarity on topics discussed. Lastly, we got the opportunity to network with others in the cohort.We were able to exchange information and created a Facebook page to stay connected. The next step is orientation, which is December 17, 2018.
This upcoming weekend, I will be attending a Preview Event for my nursing program. I am super excited because attending brings me a little closer to the official start date. I also have a lot of questions that I would like to have answered and this event seems like the perfect opportunity. Hopefully, I can bring back some very relevant information and share it with you guys!
Today I want to share a secret about me. So when I was in high school, I attended a Practical Nursing Program. For those who don’t know, the Practical Nursing Program is designed for students who wish to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The total length of the program was two years. This program was connected to another high school. So I spent a half day at one school and the other half at my home school. We also attended many clinical at local hospitals in the Chicagoland area. After completing the program, I was eligible to take the NCLEX exam. So here are a couple of throwbacks pictures from my graduation in 2008. Some how I wish I could fast forward to 2020 and be done with this MSN already 😩
So the verdict is in! In January 2019, I will be starting the Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice program at DePaul University. This program is designed to prepare students with a bachelor’s degree in any field to become a professional registered nurse through the NCLEX-RN examination.
This program is a two-year accelerated program, ideal for individuals who are careers changers, do not want to obtain another bachelor’s degree, or whose ultimate goal is advanced practice nursing or doctoral preparation in nursing.
This was my first choice for nursing school and I am more than excited to be starting soon. Below I attached my Acceptance Letter.