I am in need of some advice from anyone enrolled in a second bachelor degree program. I was just accepted into such a program and I was just informed that I only need 3 pre-reqs in order to get into the nursing program at the school that I am planning to attend. The 3 courses are as follow: 1.) A&P, 2.) Prin of Organic & Bio CHM, and 3.) Lifespan PSY.
The advisor told me that I stand a good chance of getting into the nursing program if I can get these classes in for the winter '07 semester. I do work full-time, but my job is not demanding at all (I am busy only during the first week or so of the month). I would like to get some feedback from people who have been able to handle such a load while working full-time. By the way, I do have a 10 year old, but I also have a very supportive husband. Thanks.
Dec 15, '06
You know, you can quickly eliminate on of those classes by CLEPing Lifespan Psych. The test is fairly straight forward. I studied for three weeks using an old text and an REA study guide and did well. Check out the distance learning thread here on allnurses for the 411.
If you started next week, you could probably have the studying and the test all sewn up before the start of the next semester (Jan 07).
Check with your college and nursing program to see if they accept CLEP credit.
Dec 16, '06
I took human growth & development and A&P II with a full-time job and didn't have any problem balancing it. I'm not sure how demanding the chem class is, but if you have a job that will allow you to study during work time I would think that it would be do-able. But if your school will accept CLEP for lifetime psych, then I would probably go that route, too. I found it to be a pretty easy class.