OMG thank you for your reply!! I have been looking for someone in a higher year than me to give me some input! Yes Ramraj is boring, I had him for the first time yesterday. I heard his class is an easy A, is that true? Yes clinicals are in April and I am nervous!! I am just starting out this semester and getting slightly overwhelmed so far. In your opinion, what was the hardest class your spring semester sophomore year? Did you study 24/7? Everyone tells me I wont have a life and will sell my soul to the books. Was the medical math exam at the end of the semester hard? Sorry for all the questions I have so many! I feel slightly lost and I really have been searching for someone who has been through this to give me insight! Thank you!!
This past week has been a dream come true. I have gotten accepted into umass Lowell’s nursing program, without being wait listed. Never in my wildest dreams I would have thought this would happen. I thought I would be put on a waiting list for a while and perhaps gotten in the program next year, if I was lucky. I’ve been recapping on my life lately. In high school, I barely got by. My grades sucked and I had no idea what I wanted to do after I graduated. I graduated by the skin of my teeth and went to middlesex. I didn’t know what I wanted to do then either, until my spring semester I researched med tech, and uml had the program. At first I wanted to do nursing but the woman from uml told me there was a 400 person waiting list for transfers and they weren’t accepting anymore to go on it. So I erased being a nurse from my mind for a while. I got into umass lowell by the skin of my teeth also…I didn’t have my SATs or a great Gpa. But I knew the transfer coordinator well enough (from emailing him constantly through the semester) that he accepted me into the school…not into the major I wanted. I was liberal arts. Then I switched to community health just for the health pre reqs to get into med tech. That never worked out. I flunked all my classes and ended up with a 1.8 Gpa my first semester at umass lowell. Yikes. Now I would never get into any program and I was stuck with a shitty major. I was devastated. I deleted some grades and started fresh. Spring semester 2012 was great. I got all a’s and made deans list. I thought I really turned it around. And at that point I knew nursing is what I was meant to do. So I emailed a big shot lady about changing my major and she shot me down big time. Told me to go back to middlesex and that I would never get my Gpa high enough to be considered for nursing. I never gave up. Last summer i emailed another lady that was the assistant dean at the school of health and environment. She gave me hope. A few weeks ago when I brought my Gpa up (not to the minimum for nursing) I emailed her asking if there was any way I could still be considered for the waiting list. She emails me back saying there was a space for me and I was in!!! I can’t believe it….I want to give others hope. That you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Anything is possible. Also if there is any one out there wanting information on how to change their major to nursing at umass lowell, contact me.
I move out of here in two weeks…then it’s summer. I’m taking stats, art appreciation and a&p 2 w/ a lab for summer courses. It’s going to be intense. I wish I didn’t fail anatomy last semester…I would be a junior in the fall. Instead, I’m a super sophomore -__- oh well… I guess this gives me more time to think about what I am doing with my life. Summer 2013 is when I need to take my extra prerequisite courses for my grad school. Well…I call it grad school but it’s really going to a school in Boston for an accelerated bachelors. Either MCPHS (radiation therapy, sonography, dental hygiene or radiography) or mass generals nursing program. Who knows, maybe this plan will change. I just know I want to make a lot of money, be happily married by the time I’m 28, have no kids, travel the world and be happy. I want to spend more time with my family and helping others. One thing for sure that won’t change, is my relationship. I am so happy, he is my world. Four years in July, we have everything going for us. I told him today, one of the things I admire about us is that we put school first no matter what. He’s a chemical engineering student and an honors student. His grades are flawless, he is so smart…I look up to him so much. He’s going to grad school for biomedical engineering and I think that is perfect for him. My mind is always thinking about my career…he puts me at ease, makes me feel like everything will work out. That’s why we work out so well…he’s mellow and I’m crazy, we balance perfectly. Anyways…it’s getting late. I have an early class tomorrow which I have to present a powerpoint to the class about the microfluidic flu chip.
So happy I have you… <3 Almost four years now and It honestly gets better and better everyday. I can’t believe I am so lucky.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been very confused with my career path. I have been contemplating for a while to change my major to nursing, but I don’t think that’s the right move at this time. I would have to start as a freshman no matter how many credits I have taken, there are very few spaces and it is so freakin competitive its ridiculous. I don’t want to be going into my 3rd year of school starting as a freshman, you know?
SO. I have decided to stay in my major now, community health. I am declaring a minor in nutrition next year and I’m really excited about that. After I graduate in 2015, I will attend nursing school at Mass General hospital. They offer a 14 month accelerated BSN degree program for people who have already completed a bachelors. So I will have two bachelors degree’s, Community health & nursing with a minor in nutrition. I will be qualified to work as a clinical nurse educator and make bank. Plus, I’d love to do my clinicals at mass general, maybe even get hired there.
To NURSING! It is my passion…taking care of people. Even if I have to clean up puke,shit and piss all day…I am prepared I have thought about it for months and I haven’t doubted I would LOVE to do it. But the program is extremely hard to get into…
you need a high GPA (like 3.6 better) PLUS the program never has any open spots and i heard the classes are very hard but I am ready for all that. As of right now I have straight A’s..I WILL be a RN
I will also minor in community health (my major now) and when I graduate I can still take the Community Health Educator Specialist exam and be a licensed Health promoter…
So when I graduate (in 3 years now….not 2 anymore..) I will be a registered nurse and a health promoter… (RN CHES)
Grad school for a nurse practitioner of course, you can never have too much education and the salary will just increase dramatically.
I am applying for the program in September/August when my GPA is up and I have most of the required courses.