Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Guide For Students Taking Up Accelerated Nursing Programs

In different countries all over the world, there remains a high demand for highly qualified nurses. The United States, Canada, Norway and Netherlands are looking for nurses to work in various positions as hospitals and other health care centres are having shortage in nursing staff.

Because of this news of shortage, many people, including those who are already employed in different kinds of jobs are interested to shift to the nursing and healthcare industry. Thus, professionals and degree holders are taking up nursing as a second course.

But, a nursing program is a difficult course and it requires certain skills and academic knowledge to be able to successfully finish the course with good academic standing as this is also one of the criteria that will determine the type of job and calibre of hospitals you could get in.

For students who don't have time to go through the regular timeline of completing the course and need to fast track their nursing education, accelerated programs are now being offered by institutions. In different countries all over the world, there remains a high demand for highly qualified nurses. The United States, Canada, Norway and Netherlands are looking for nurses to work in various positions as hospitals and other health care centres are having shortage in nursing staff.

Because of this news of shortage, many people, including those who are already employed in different kinds of jobs are interested to shift to the nursing and healthcare industry. Thus, professionals and degree holders are taking up nursing as a second course.

But, a nursing program is a difficult course and it requires certain skills and academic knowledge to be able to successfully finish the course with good academic standing as this is also one of the criteria that will determine the type of job and calibre of hospitals you could get in.

For students who don't have time to go through the regular timeline of completing the course and need to fast track their nursing education, accelerated programs are now being offered by institutions. But these programs should not be taken lightly for they require more dedication and determination as compared to an average student. You should have enough courage to finish the endeavour because you can't just give up when things get tough.

Here are a few survival tips that can help you to successfully finish your accelerated nursing program.
Manage your time properly. Most of the time, students who are unable to finish accelerated programs are those who lose control of their schedule. You can avoid this by seriously looking at all your activities and determining which ones you can temporarily eliminate and those you need to cut back time on. You can then draft a schedule of those activities prior to the start of your classes.
Regardless of how small or trivial, you should write down the activity and set a time in accomplishing it. Plot the time you need for each activity and stick to your schedule.

Inform family members or friends who may be affected by your schedule. It is important that people who will be affected will know about the changes in your life. This is to avoid future problems that can cause you to be stressed out, which you want to prevent as you are completing an accelerated nursing program.

You need to make everyone understand that you are prioritizing your nursing program for everyone's benefit, not only yours.

Find other resources to help you with your studies. There are many resources online that you can look up and get relevant information, aside from the books you are given. Download lectures to increase your knowledge and read anything related to your nursing course.

Join in study groups. Every student needs an extra help, and it will be for your benefit if you find the right study group that is committed to helping one another "survive" the course.

Get inspired. Whether you are starting with a nursing program or upgrading from RN to BSN programs, you need to get the right inspiration. While you need to concentrate on your studies, you should also take time to relax and recharge to freshen up your mind and body.
Completing a nursing degree has many advantages.

By  Lawrence G S


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