If I could advise my high school senior self, I would tell myself to not be so afraid of change and to learn to embrace people better. This past semester I've learned that while it is fairly easy to make good grades on your own, it's much more satisfying to learn and grow along with your peers. In light of this I would also tell my past self to not seclude myself as often as I have and to enjoy every aspect of my college experience. Lastly, I would advise myself to always work harder than the day before and to never give up on any of my dreams.
I would tell myself to become more social and enjoy school and friends more because it really helps you out in college if you have a good social life. I would also say to start studying everyday instead of cramming everything in the night before an exam. By studying everyday, I will know my information and be able to do well in later classes. I would tell myself not to worry about college and the future so much because it turns out that Nursing is the greatest. I would just give myself words of encouragement to help myself along and tell myself that college life feels free and fun, but that you must stay focused.
What I have gotten out of my college experience so far is a sense of purpose, meaning that I feel like I have finally found my nitch in life and feel good about the road I have chosen to take at Baptist by becoming a nurse. I have networked with many new people and made new bonds that I feel like will last beyond my college experience. This has been a valuable learning experience to me because I am attending school with people that I can relate to, people that are working full-time jobs with full-time lives and attending school some full-time as well and being able to have someone to talk to and that can understand the demands of both help to keep one motivated because I do want to exel in my current job as well as in my current academics. I am so thrilled to have been afforded this oppurtunity to learn, share, and grow in an environment with others who are as passionate as I am and to be able to take that knowledge acquired out into the world and share it with others.
I have learned alot through out my college years. I have learned that anyone can go to school and be successful , when they apply themselves. I have learned that it is very important to not just go to class but get to know your professor on a personal yet professional level, because their referral come in handy once you apply for a job or possibly a higher degree.
I would tell myself to work hard at school so that I could have a higher GPA and a better chance at scholarships. I would also tell myself to save a lot of money to pay what loans don't cover and I would tell myself to apply for as many scholarships as possible and to get involved in as many extra caricular activities as possible.
I would tell myself that I should do more research on just what nursing entails. As a senior, I wasn't really sure what nurses did; I just knew that I wanted to help people. I would say to myself to not jump into nursing school naively because it is a lot of work and takes tons of dedication. I'd also remind myself that nursing school cannot be taken lightly, to pray even more about my decision, and to look at different colleges and not the first one I saw on a poster in the guidance office. I'd tell myself nursing is going to make me a more mature person and it would be time for me to grow up because the power of life and death would soon be in my hands. Basically, I would just say, "Charlotte, you can accomplish nursing school and you can get your license! Work hard, stay focused, and don't let other people sway you. Learn to trust yourself because there will be days you will feel less than nothing. In the end, the smile on your patient's face makes it all worth it."
My best advice would be start your junior year in High School, research your school options and once a path is chosen seek expert advice. Work closely with your counselor as well as college of choice. Research internet options to apply for aid and don't give up.
PARENTS SHOULD TAKE THEIR CHILDREN TO AS MANY COLLEGE FAIRS AS THEY CAN. SEEING VARIOUS COLLEGE CAMPUSES AND THE STUDENTS THAT ATTEND CAN MAKE A HARD DECISION EASIER. DETERMINING YOUR CAREER GOALS IS FUNDAMENTAL IN FINDING THE RIGHT COLLEGE. FIND A COLLEGE THAT FOCUSES ON WAYS TO MAKE LEARNING BENEFICIAL TO ITS STUDENTS. SMALLER COLLEGES ARE OFTEN BETTER WAYS TO LEARN. YOU GET MORE FEEDBACK AND ARE OFFERED MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS.
IN ORDER TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE YOU SHOULD COMPLETE YOUR SCHOOLWORK AND ALSO SET TIME ASIDE TO PLAY. SOCIAL CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE A GREAT WAY TO MAKE NEW LIFELONG FRIENDS. HOWEVER PARTYING SHOULD NOT INCLUDE UNDER-AGE DRINKING OR DRUGS. THE COLLEGE I ATTEND HAS A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY FOR DRINKING OR DRUGS. YOU CAN HAVE FUN BUT YOU SHOULD NOT TAKE IT TO THE LEVEL WHERE IT INTERFERES WITH YOUR ACADEMICS.
Always look Everything over before making a choice on anything. The small things have to be looked over also such as dorm sp ace, food variety to large things such as class size and racial/ethical diversity. Never just look and one college and believe that its for you. Keep an open mind and look from top to bottom.
I would tell them to take their time to find the college that they fit. Tour several colleges and talk to the students and staff. The staff can put on a good front so get the students to tell you about their experiences. Once you get there make sure you work hard and don't let all the partying get in the way of your studies.
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