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Hi! What specific things (about college, housing, life, etc.) should we know before to college? What courses are we required to take to be able to major in nursing (to become a registered nurse)? What are your tips for thriving in college?

HI!!! College can obviously be overwhelming, especially for people who's family members never went to college before (and they get a lot of pressure from their family to succeed!). How do you keep calm while still doing great academically? Also, I'm really passionate about learning how the human body and health so I really want to work in the medical field! When I was still living in ethnic minority areas of Myanmar, I saw many people get sick or die because of the lack of basic necessities, cleanliness, wars, and injuries from wars. There were barely any clinics there and the clinics that were there weren't very advanced (so many who had somewhat of a major injury died although if they lived in the US, they could easily be cured). After college and nurse training, I want to start working to help people get the basic health care they need. Even I don't make a huge difference, I believe that every bit counts. After a few years of practice, I'm planning to return to my native country and village (and go to developing countries) to help people in poverty get the basic necessities and health care that they need. :)

#HEALTH #Love #Compassion #medicine #HealthyRealFood #CleanWater #CleanShelter #College #WorkSmartAndWorkHard #THANKYOU

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Shadey’s Answer

Hi Paw!

Your passion for giving back to your community is truly admirable!

You are absolutely right when you say that college can be overwhelming, especially for first-generation to college students. However, it is definitely possible to thrive academically on campus while staying calm! My number one piece of advice would be to use all the resources available to you and ask for help. Attend your professor's office hours, use the Writers' Center if you need to, ask older students who have been through the process at your college/university for advice, and find a mentor if possible. Do not be afraid to ask and seek help when you need it! College is not easy, but it becomes a lot easier when you have a team supporting you.

Picking up a hobby or extracurricular activity that you enjoy also helps.

Always remember your passion when things get tough! The passion you have for medicine and giving back to your community will help you get through the tough moments.

Good luck!
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