This is my first post. Last year I attended UMBC getting a B.A. but decided I wanted to do nursing. I transferred this semester to Anne Arundel Community College to finish out pre reqs. Because I was getting a B.A. before I had not taken any sciences so I had to take BIO 101 this semester, which is a pre req for all my other science classes (therefore stopping me from taking the additional science core classes).
I will be applying in January to different nursing schools such as UMB, York College of PA, Catholic University, Marymount University, and Towson University so I can be on schedule semester wise (my parents can not afford for me to do any extra semesters because my mom retires around the time I am supposed to graduate).
In the spring I am taking Nutrition, A & P I, and Chemistry. In the summer I will be taking A & P II and Microbiology. It is impossible for me to do Chemistry, A&P, and Micro at the same time so that's why I have to split it up.
I am sooo nervous that not a single school will accept me! UMB is my number one choice because it is instate and has a lovely tuition. I've done well in my classes and work part time as a caregiver for a woman with Alzheimer's so I am hoping they take this into consideration.
I take the TEAs later this month & plan on intensely studying as soon as my finals are over later this week. I am also going to write a personal statement explaining my situation (switching from BA to BSN) when I apply.
I guess my question is does anyone have advice or a similar situation they went through? Anything encouraging would really help me in this stressful time.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!! :redpinkhe
Dec 9, '11
Tippeny and I were saying the same thing in a different way. Basically, you'd need to put your application in with none of your pre-reqs completed in order to apply for the fall. There are 4 major science classes (AP 1&2, chem and micro). So when your application goes in, you have to have completed 2 of those. Which puts you into the may/June application cycle.
I found this out because I have AP1&2 to finish but my chem is too old so I have to retake. So with me, having chem, ap1&2 outstanding, I'm ineligible to apply in the fall.
I'd definitely look at the other school requirements as well. I'm not applying to the other schools you mentioned but I did look them up. It looks like Towson wants 4 sciences completed before you apply but the may count intro Bio as one. They also require 2 chem classes. Catholic university wants your chem to be biochem or organic chem so regular intro chem will probably not count.
Pre-reqs can be confusing but what helped me was making a spreadsheet of the schools I wanted to apply to and their pre-reqs. Many pre-reqs overlap, some don't.
Last edit by leenak on Dec 9, '11