I've recently been reevaluating the nursing program I'm currently headed into, and I'm unsure if it is the right program for me. I am very much a hands on, visual learner and don't do well learning predominately in a lecture hall. I tend to excel in A&P and Micro labs, but hold on to an "average" grade in lecture. I decided to look into some other local nursing programs to see if one would be a better fit for me than University of South Carolina. My search led me to Mercy School of Nursing - which is based out of Carolina's Medical Center - Mercy in Charlotte, NC. I think I've found my perfect fit!
Mercy School of Nursing (MSON) is a hospital-based program that prides itself on high standards, excellent bed-side teaching and hands-on learning, a 99.6% first time pass rate on the NCLEX exam, and providing excellent preparation for it's graduates. It is a very selective school with an average of 250 applicants per semester competing for only 35 spots. This fact makes me quite nervous, but I believe I can do it!
Because of this change, I've lost the support of someone who should be my biggest fan because this particular person thinks I should just stay at the school I am currently enrolled in. I just feel like Mercy would be such a much better fit for me though. I shouldn't let it bother me, but it does.
So, that is where I am.