summer classes - page 2

Hi everyone! This summer I signed up for a couple "gravy" classes that I need for my prereqs. I start the nursing program in August. I went to my first soc class on Wednesday... its a killer.... Read More

  1. by   AppyHorseFan
    Well, I started the last of my two classes this past week. One is Microcomputer Applications (now required for all degree plans) and Business Principles. The computer class I took at another college, but it transferred to my current college as a "programming" class. The ADN program agreed to accept this as my computer class. However, due to loss of financial aid (long story) I need to take 5 semester hours of electives and graduate in August with an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts to get my f.a. back. So I picked two EASY classes and these were the ones recommended by my counselor. The computer class meets 2 hours a day/4 days a week for 6 weeks. The Business class is a telecourse and exams can be taken online. Never have to go to class!!! YEA!! And it is self-paced also. I am already working and studying preparing for my first test and hope to get the whole class finished about the same time as my computer class so that I can have some free time this summer. I also am taking a Dosage Calculations math class (cont. ed.) that goes all summer long. But it only meets on Fridays and it isn't every Friday. So it won't be so bad.

    Good luck to all summer students and future NURSES!!!!!!!!!
  2. by   delirium
    Wow!
    We are some studious people. This is great. I am also taking communications, but I'm not taking that until the second half of the summer. I could never pull a full class load over the summer, mostly because I have the strangest idea that summer is supposed to be a BREAK and 6 credits is a heck of a lot easier than 12.
    I don't think I could take A&P over the summer, either. I also have 2 more prereqs to complete (micro and dev psych), but I have 2 years to do them in, and it shouldn't be that difficult to pick up a class here and a class there. We'll see.
    Good luck to everyone in their summer classes and in the upcoming fall one as well.
    My aunt graduated from nursing school this past December, and she just brought me two huge boxes full of nursing books including her nclex resources. Its so cool... I'm such a nerd. I feel like its Christmas or something. I just want to read all of them. Have you ever noticed how nursing just sort of takes over your life?
    Take care all,
    Rebecca
  3. by   Robin61970
    It is true I feel as if school has taken over,lol. These are my first classes since oh...1988,lol. I was totally terrified! I just took my first psyc test and it was an 88 so I can't complain....class average is 76 so i think I did good. English is going to be the hard one for me. I hot an A- on my first paper, but it was only half a page...now we are on essays...good luck to me....I only have to have a C is what I keep telling myself, BUT I know deep down I want an A. Lets all get A's? lol see ya
  4. by   eventsnyc
    Appy,

    Microcomputer App is not a required course in my school and the school I will eventually transfer to. Can you tell me what it is & how was the class?

    I did dosage math last semester, it was a good class, good teacher.

    Best wishes,
    Christina
  5. by   AppyHorseFan
    Event,
    Microcomputer Appl. is a fairly basic class. It is currently the learning of Microsoft Office 2000 and Microsoft 2000. MS Office 2000 is primarily used by businesses (according to instructor). It covers Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint...if anyone is semi-computer literate...it's a BREEZE!!!!! The first time I took the class, we did Integration 2000, which is integrating all of the before mentioned applications and doing a project for a major grade. I Aced the class first time around...and don't expect less this time. The instructor has even asked me to help those around me if they are having difficulties.
  6. by   eventsnyc
    Appy, Thanks!
    Christina
  7. by   AppyHorseFan
    Christina,
    You are welcome. That's what we are here for...information, right?? Good luck to everyone this summer!! I hope you all manage to relax for just a little bit any way.

    Shonda
  8. by   mlvogt
    Yeeeaaahhh I dont have to go back to school until sept. I will be taking my nursing courses only. because Im done with everything else Anyways I took micro last summer and it was 3.5 hours 4 days a week but I was glad I did it because I got a "B" which I think is good. Good luck everyone this summer.
  9. by   essarge
    Told hubby this morning that I can't wait til summer is over...that is if I survive!! LOL! Now we are on the bones...all 206 of them and have to memorize every single one! What's wrong with describing a bone like a layman? Then we'd all understand the stupid thing!! Like, "My backbone hurts in the middle!" or "I bruised my butt" LOL!! Oh well!! Wish me luck!!!
  10. by   Robin61970
    Good Luck, I just started my prereqs and plan on A&P next summer....scared of it htough,lol. On the upside....got another A- on an eng paper, woo hoo....maybe I will make it in that class,lol....chin up!

    [ June 04, 2001: Message edited by: Robin61970 ]
  11. by   AppyHorseFan
    I've finished all my nursing pre-reqs...but taking 2 classes this summer (it's a LONG story)...but so I can get my PELL back in the fall!! We took our first exam in my computer class Thursday and we got it back today. I made a 96 on it!!!!!! YEA!!!! I need all the A's I can get to help increase my GPA!!! This is great to be able to brag to someone (whom you think cares ). Well, good luck to every one this summer...especially those taking A&P and/or Micro!!! I'm certainly glad I took those during regular semesters!! Take care and study hard!!

    Shonda
  12. by   essarge
    Way to go appy!!!! Keep up the good work!! I think we all understand the GPA thing! And you are right! It's nice to have someone who understands all that we have to go through to keep that GPA up. My kids, who are in high school, seem to think that a D is just fine....they just don't understand. Oh well, when they get into college they will!!
  13. by   Robin61970
    All right Appy! I agree it is so nice to tell people how you are doing.....I am so excited I just got an A on a psyc experiment....woo hoo...it is so exciting.

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