Class of 2006 - page 21

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   Dublin37
    Originally posted by manna
    Sorry to hear that Dublin, what a bummer!

    Is there another school in your area that you could apply to as well?

    I'm starting to get nervous waiting on acceptance letters here. Turns out they're going to be mailed later than expected, somewhere around mid-March. I want to know now! *whine*

    Yeah, I could apply to other schools, but it's the same wait or longer, and they have different pre-reqs so I'd have to spend more time taking their special requirements FIRST! CRAP!

    Well good luck to you getting that letter soon! Heather
  2. by   manna
    Anybody that's a praying/positive thoughts type of person, I'd appreciate your thoughts this Saturday.... I'm going to a scholars day to interview for a scholarship that could make or break my ability to go to nursing school this fall.......... needless to say, I'm VERY nervous!
  3. by   AmyLiz
    Consider it done, Manna. Good luck!

    Well, it looks like I'm NOT going to be in the class of '06. More like '07...if I'm lucky. I most likely won't get into the program until next January or next April. Yippie. I only have 3 more non-nursing classes left to take, but the wait list is that long. Grrr. But...I'll have to wait it out. I don't really have any options worth pursuing.
  4. by   Nemrac
    Quote from AmyLiz
    I'm guessing I'll end up graduating sometime in 2005 or 2006, depending on when I get into the program. Taking the pre-admission exam on Sept. 5th. Already have 2 quarters finished (and maintaining that 4.0 gpa so far! WOOHOO!). Taking A&P II and NA Training this fall, then I'll have communications, A&PIII, developmental psych, microbiology, general pharm...and then all I'll have left to take are the actual nursing courses. Hopefully I'll be able to start those next fall. If not...if the waiting list is longer than anticipated, I'll take a few more chem classes & a couple classes that will eventually transfer when I take the RN to BSN completer program somewhere after I get my ADN.

    I'm 33 y/o, married. One 13-1/2 y/o daughter. Working full time. Already have a Bachelor Degree (in psych). When it's all said & done, I should have an ADN, BA, BSN and and MSN! So many letters...
    So.... I'm not the only one with a BA in Psych going back for an RN.....Its nice to know your not alone . I am finishing up my prereqs this summer and will be trying to get into the BSN program at the University of Utah. I say would like because competition is fierce....usually they get 300 apllicants of which they take 50.......my only other alternative is to be waitlisted for the RN program at Salt Lake Community College.....which unfortunately has a year long wait list at this time......either way I am doing it...Hopefully I will be in the class of 2006 !!!!
  5. by   AmyLiz
    Welcome Nemrac!

    Yeah, you're not the only one. I don't know what I was thinking when I got that psych degree. Certainly didn't use it. Well, I can't say that...I'm now using some of those classes to transfer over to this program so I don't have to take english or psych again! Ha! Guess it did come in handy!

    Good luck getting into U of U. I'm stuck in waiting list land at my community college, myself. :P
  6. by   Nemrac
    Quote from AmyLiz
    Welcome Nemrac!

    Yeah, you're not the only one. I don't know what I was thinking when I got that psych degree. Certainly didn't use it. Well, I can't say that...I'm now using some of those classes to transfer over to this program so I don't have to take english or psych again! Ha! Guess it did come in handy!

    Good luck getting into U of U. I'm stuck in waiting list land at my community college, myself. :P
    I dont know what I was thinking either. I ended up being a welfare worker working with Food stamp and financial customers. I originally got exposed to nursing while I was in my senior year working on my BA.....I got a job in a Psychiatric Hospital as a Unit Coordinator then as a mental health worker. I absolutley loved the job-specifically the medical stuff and thought about changing my major way back then but figured since I was so close with the Psych Degree.....why not finish. Then years went by and I kept putting it off....Hind site is always 20/20 huh. Anyhow like you said we will have multiple degrees when we are done and that can only make us more valuable!!! Thanks for the wish of Luck....I need all I can get but I have a feeling I will end up here at the community college as well....Good luck to you too...hopefully they will bump you up on the list!!!
  7. by   peeweedelivery
    Hi, I am 37 SAHM (YEAH RIGHT!!) mother of 5 ages 3-18. I am finishing A&P II right now and doing nutrition and biology (long story). I was in a nursing program before moving to Alaska, had a baby and am now back in to school. In April, I will have all pre-reqs and all co-reqs done for this program. If I get in, I will start clinicals in September and finish my degree (ASN) in May 2006, then on the the BSN online program that they offer here.

    Michelle

    ps...I think I will make a new achronym, NAHM...never at home mom! That about sums it up these days! :chuckle
  8. by   StarNurse2006
    Hi all!

    It's great to see that I am not the only 2006 hopeful! I am currently working full-time as a CNA, and taking pre-reqs (full courseload). I am hoping to get all my pre-reqs done by December so that I can apply to the LVN program at the community college out here. There is a rumor that it will become an RN program before then (I have my fingers crossed!) I have 2 kids, my son turned 4 last week, and my daughter will be 2 in April.

    Yea for Class of 2006!

    Jennee
  9. by   AmyLiz
    Quote from Nemrac
    I dont know what I was thinking either. I ended up being a welfare worker working with Food stamp and financial customers.
    No way. I did the same thing. I worked for the welfare office for 4+ months before running screaming from the building. I couldn't stand that job!!

    Seems like that's the only job they hand out to new psych grads.

    Glad we finally found our path!
  10. by   Nemrac
    Quote from AmyLiz
    No way. I did the same thing. I worked for the welfare office for 4+ months before running screaming from the building. I couldn't stand that job!!

    Seems like that's the only job they hand out to new psych grads.

    Glad we finally found our path!
    Amy-did you get the same instructions on what path to take in life as me or what?? It's amazing how much we have in common!!
    I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am about the nursing path...I have been a case manager now for 2 years, which in welfare years is about 20....I will be leaving this fall and starting full time at school. Right now I have been part time for the past two semesters, and working FT during the day...Needless to say I think it will be the happiest day of my life when I leave that job behind.....People always complain about govt workers but whooly crap-I have never had to deal with such BS in my whole life....The first words out of everyone's mouth is " I can't work because......" - every single time. It never fails.....and the lame ass excuses that some people come up with are histerical....Sorry to rant about the current job, I know I'm off topic. I am just truly happy to have finnally found my path in life and glad that I have found this board to talk about such an awesome career with others!!!
  11. by   AmyLiz
    I hear you. That's one of the big reasons I left. It was just so depressing every single day. Only ONCE did I see a success story...a single mom on her last day of welfare. She had gone to school, graduated & gotten a job after her husband left her high & dry with a kid or two. Other than that...it was awful. Most of us wanted to just put a stack of McDonald's applications on our desks for when folks would come in & say they couldn't find a job they were qualified for. Evil...I know. But boy do you get cynical after working there for awhile.

    Glad to hear that part of your life is almost over! Go out & party on your last day! It'll feel great!!
  12. by   agent
    Bumpity, bump, bump..

    I have my entrance exam this coming tuesday night..

    I'm so torn right now cause my work wants me to move up in the company, but at the same time, its not where my passion is at..
  13. by   manna
    Quote from agent
    Bumpity, bump, bump..

    I have my entrance exam this coming tuesday night..

    I'm so torn right now cause my work wants me to move up in the company, but at the same time, its not where my passion is at..
    I'll be sending you good luck vibes that day - that's my birthday, so I'm sure I won't forget the date! LOL

    Good luck deciding, sounds like a tough decision - life is full of those, isn't it?

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