Well, I went out and got a book of practice tests so I will know what to expect on the nursing entrance exam when I apply to school. I'm planning on going to a local community college. Since I had to take a standard english and math test at the school, regardless of what program I was going into, I did the math section first... Overall I got a 83% (about 180 questions total). Not bad, I know I will improve after I get used to working with numbers again...
Then I move on to science...
So far I've taken the Chemistry test and I got a 35% out of about 65 questions. Next is biology which I'm thinking a 50% at best and then A&P which I have no idea how I will do on it.
I also did one of the English/word usage sections with all the synonyms and antonyms and I did poorly on that also.
Now, I was never the smartest one in school but I am far from being mentally challenged. People have called me smart on more than one occasion in my life, but I'm wondering if I can do this? Science was always my weakest subject in school but I still managed to get mostly C's and an occasional B.
Should I take the basic science classes before I apply to the nursing program, or should I just go get Chemistry and Biology for Dummies? I know that if I apply myself I will learn this stuff, but how should I learn it?
I'm not giving up but I know that this is going to add to the time I will spend in school as well as add to the cost.
What should I do?
<gotta shake this anxiety>
Thanks for letting me vent.