I would have gotten back to you sooner, but for some reason, I didn't get a notice that you had replied to this thread. Just got a notice about folks replying to it today and popped in for a visit
My background is primarily science. I earned an undergrad B.S. in Marine Biology then kinda flounder because the only class I truly LOVED during undergrad was a genetics course that included a strong molecular genetics lab component. I eventually decided I would work towards becoming a P.A. and went back to school part-time to get all the human courses I didn't take when I was studying fish
One of the classes I had to re-take was (ugh!) biochemistry -- but this time I *loved* the class. The professor was starting an optional biochem lab course the next semester and I saw an opportunity to get to know him for a reference. One thing led to another and I ended up working in his lab and eventually earned my M.S. in biology (molecular track) while also studying for & taking the MCAT because the professor had convinced me I should go be a doctor.
In the end, I wanted to "start my life" -- I was in my late 20's, in love an ready to get on with my life, so I used the skills I had learned while earning my MS to get a job doing bench science in big pharma. I worked as protein biochemist for 10 years before finally admitting that I *hated* it and regretted not doing something that would involve science and a lot more people skills -- like MD, PA or even nursing.So that's why, I've already taken all of the sciences once before.
My undergrad university was "super science" so in addition to taking the three science courses this fall (so I can apply for the summer 2011 cohort), I will have to take another stats class (mine is "too old"), a communications class, developmental psych and intro to sociology because I didn't have enough non-science credits to meet those criteria.
Christine, why aren't you applying to IUPUI sooner so you can find out what does transfer? Not asking to be snotty (just mentioning because you never know exactly how something like that sounds without tone of voice to give you a clue
) Just curious. It was a relief when I got to see my official credit transfer and to talk to the nursing advisor. While it was a relief to know what had transferred, I *was* a little disappointed that I was going to have to take FOUR non-science pre-reqs too
If things go well, my current plan is to eventually become an NP before I am 46, but we'll see... for now, I'll be happy to become an RN!!
PS. Bridge2Nurse -- the nursing advisor seemed to think I would be OK with "just" a 3.8, but no guarantees. Which sections are you in for micro & physio? I'm in 1206 & 1208 for physio and in 28669 & 28670 for micro. I did a quick peek in Oncourse for micro and I think I'm the only Lori. Last name starts with "S" if you want to message me directly on there
PS. Ace13, I am planning to take my stats course in the semester before (I hope!) I enter the nursing program
. The nursing advisor was sitting there with my unfulfilled pre-reqs in front of her. I told her I was taking the killer semester so I could apply for summer enrollment and she didn't say anything about my stats class needing to be done earlier, so I would guess you're OK. I'd definitely get the transfer appointment as soon as possible -- either with a knowledgeable advisor at Ivy Tech or with someone at IUPUI. Good luck!