Hello, I've recently decided I wanted to start my college career to become a Registered Nurse instead of a Biology major. I'm at my Junior College right now starting my pre-reqs hoping to boost myself up to being accepted hopefully in the Fall, then I can start the Nursing Program in the Spring of 2015 and continue into the RN to BSN Completion Program at either Eastern Illinois , Govenors State or Lakeview College of Nursing?
- Would like tips on course loads, study tips for classes and teas, prior experiences from others.
- Should I purchase a Teas-V Study Package in the Spring and start preparing for it in the Fall?
- Was wondering if I should apply to both my JC and Universities Nursing Programs at the same time, and if I do get accepted into a 4-Year Univ's Nursing Program should I go or stay and do the ADN then go.
My planned course schedule prior to Nursing
Classes this Fall (Helped towards Nursing)
Bio 151 - General Bio - B
English 101 - B
Intro to Soc - A
College Algebra - C (Class doesn't really help now, changed major mid-way)
This coming Spring 14'
Heal 109: Nutrition
Psych 215: Life-Span
Bio 250: Anatomy & P
Next Summer 14'
Chem 100: General Chemistry(Not a pre-req but needed to apply)
Next Fall 15'
Bio 251: Continued Anatomy & P II
Soc 290: Cultural Diversity
English 102: (Required for BSN)
Math 128: (Required for BSN)
Honestly, I want to go into Nursing not because my Mom is already an LPN nor am I doing it for the paycheck even though I do want stability in a job. But overall, I just want to do something to make myself proud and I've literally never thought of anything else to go into but the medical field my whole life. I'm very caring towards people, and I've played sports my whole life so I'm use to constructive criticism and I have a sense of humor so I feel I'm almost prepared for this journey. Taking my first BIO course showed me I could honestly see myself putting forth the effort into my science courses.