Class of 2006 - page 11

Hey yall! Just wondering if there are any of us out there still working on pre-reqs - hopeful nursing graduates of 2006? Roll call! :) I'm the 26yo mama of two boys (5yrs and 18mos). I... Read More

  1. by   AmyLiz
    Hey Manna & Agent...maybe we should re-name this thread "Class of 2006 or 2007"! I'm in a similar place...I'm on the waiting list & could be let into the program either Fall 2004, Winter, Spring or Fall 2005...depending on when my name comes up.

    fatima...I've got some whiners like that in my A&P II class too. Drives me nuts. I want to just tell them...listen. THis is COLLEGE. The instructors don't spoon feed you information like they do in high school. Get over it! Grrr. Highly irritating!!!
  2. by   agent
    Yeah whiners, when not warranted, are very annoying, especially to ppl like me who have had to fight hard just to get where I am.

    I'm definitely starting Fall of 04. I don't care what I have to do.
  3. by   Dublin37
    Hi agent, the same thing was happening to me concerning a speech class. I was a teacher for about 6 years, had a minor in Theatre (lots of speaking!) , have a BA in Sociology, and the counselor at the college, just kept saying, "it says here...... you must take Speech 100....". :angryfire So I went over her head! I went to the Dean of Nursing, who said, "well of course", she sent me to the dean of speech com, he said "of course", who sent me to the dean of the college who said "of course"! I had all the signatures from all the deans, so she had to! She was pissed, but I don't care, it made NO SENSE!

    Can you go over someones head?
    Good luck! Heather
  4. by   agent
    This is the Director of the Bio program. She is the top, unless of course I go to the dean which will probably support her in this case.

    Its the school's issue. They don't use competency exams at all. I can still make it work so I'm not too aggravated, it'll just be a little more work.
  5. by   manna
    I'm hoping I can CLEP literature, that'll be one less class to take next semester. Anyone here ever CLEP'd out of anything?

    I don't know if I'm going to be able to finish my pre-reqs next semester after all, I'll have 5 to take (although 2 of those are "fluff" health classes like yoga and walking) including chemistry again.

    I guess I'm still sitting on the fence about what to do... cram and try to apply to the nursing prog, reapply to the x-ray program, or just keep taking classes and decide later (pre-med? med tech? still nursing?)

    I'm so indecisive... *grumble*
  6. by   angelac1978
    I just wanted to comment on the "whiners" phenomenon. There is one girl in my rad class that whines constantly! Things like "i'm going to fail, I don't understand this, I haven't studied my positions yet" and her mother is the sonography instructor! I wonder sometimes if she is being pushed into radiography when she doesn't really want to do it. She is one year out of high school so maybe it is just a maturity thing. I just don't see how someone who doesn't work, lives at home and has a mother who is an RT and a RDMS certified sonographer can't make it in class, when the majority of the class works, supports themselves and makes halfway decent grades or good grades even. I think if she spend half as much time studying as she did whining she'd be doing a whole lot better.

    A

    ps, keep your fingers crossed, I met w/ the Chatt State program director about transferring in the spring, and I should hear sometime this coming week!
  7. by   manna
    So maybe I'm actually going to end up class of 2007

    I'm getting really burned out on school.. I guess a full-time job, 2 kids, and full-time school will do that to you. Anybody else out there that's just going part-time ever feel discouraged, like you're not making any progress? Or maybe I'm a little confused because I can't make up my mind, I'm not sure I'm doing the right thing..

    Oh well, sorry I'm just venting. Feeling cruddy today because I found out yesterday I'm still fighting a nasty case of bronchitis/sinusitis, got put on another antibiotic and some wonderful Rx cough med that even tastes good... but makes me loopy/dizzy/sleepy. Not the best thing to be taking while at work/driving around.

    The only classes I have left this semester are art appreciation and geography. That leaves me having to take chem, lit, nutrition and ethics next semester, plus 2 health classes (like PE, yoga, etc). I don't see that happening unless I quit my FT job.

    How's everybody else's semester going? Is it midterm time where you are yet?
  8. by   agent
    Manna, keep your head up.

    I've been there, having class at least 3 nights a week and working full-time. I guess you just have to suffer now to succeed later.

    I dont know how I'm going to make this all work myself either now that I'm being forced to take General Bio AGAIN. That sets me back 16 weeks that I somehow need to make up.

    If the wife wasn't working 5 nights a week itd be easier. But I swear im going to do EVERYTHING in my power to get into clinicals in fall of 04.
  9. by   manna
    Originally posted by agent
    Manna, keep your head up.

    I've been there, having class at least 3 nights a week and working full-time. I guess you just have to suffer now to succeed later.

    I dont know how I'm going to make this all work myself either now that I'm being forced to take General Bio AGAIN. That sets me back 16 weeks that I somehow need to make up.

    If the wife wasn't working 5 nights a week itd be easier. But I swear im going to do EVERYTHING in my power to get into clinicals in fall of 04.
    Thanks Agent.. I need all the encouragement I can get. It's not at all like me to be so discouraged about all this, I'm usually the one who's gung-ho about school and always saying, "you can do it if you try hard enough." I guess the try in me is just giving out lately. Or what is it Yoda says, "Try not, do. There is no try." ? LOL

    Sorry to hear they're making you take Bio again, that stinks! You have to have that before you can get into your other sci classes? Would they accept a Clep BIO? Maybe that's an option...

    Sounds like your schedule is maxed out too! Luckily my husband has a typical 7-3 type job, so he can keep the boys at night when I'm in school. He's taking a new job soon where he'll be working mostly nights, so that'll make things a little more complicated...
    What kind of work is your wife doing now?
  10. by   AmyLiz
    Yeah, I'm coming up against a brick wall that is A&P II right now. I've got the "hardest" instructor in our school. Had our first exam last week...I got a low B, which really ticked me off. I knew the stuff backwards & forwards, but those questions were really worded tricky. I'm glad that's my "toughest" class this quarter. I'm taking that & NA Training...which is a piece of cake. That's the "fun" class. Only drag is that I'm at school Tues/Thursday nights & all day Saturday. That makes for a tiring week.
  11. by   agent
    She works in the cash office at Wal-Mart at night.

    The school doesnt accept CLEP, so I have no choice. Im going to take it and just get my A. It'll be a good review for A&P


    >> NA? Is that Nurse assistant?
    Last edit by agent on Oct 8, '03
  12. by   pebbles83
    I am also apart of the 2006 class . I am 20yrs old, no kids, and still living at home with the parents.I am currently taking A&P, Bio-chemistry, and development psychology. This spring(2004) I will be starting clinicals!!! When it's all said and done I will have my BSN.
    Last edit by pebbles83 on Oct 8, '03
  13. by   Dublin37
    Hey guys, you are both amazing! I think I get stressed out with school, and 2 kids, but I don't work! :spin:
    Hey Manna, take it easy, there's no race, maybe you can lighten up with school or work? Maybe go part time somewhere? You poor thing, I hope you feel better soon!
    Hang in there agent, you'll get it all done ~ somehow! ((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))) to both of you! Heather

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