♥MyTimeWillCome♥ 887 Views
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Look at the bright side - 80 out of 140 are GREAT odds. Here it's 30 out of 500+ applicants at each of the 3 schools.
Ugh. Realized that the Chem class I was signed for was at the wrong campus (one I cant go to)
So now - assessment for English (mine expired )
And I'm going to have to add into ALL my classes in the Fall
Chemistry Problem Solving
Thank you everyone for your help and making me do some deep internetz searching to find some answers!
I'm sorry. I was totally confused. It's not organic chem... it's just regular chem. I dont know why I kept thinking it was organic. dumb.
OK - my counselor told me I needed to do classes in that order but Im going through the online catalog and it has mirco as an 'advisory' not a 'pre-req' for anatomy which means I CAN do the schedule above.
OK, so I was totally confused. Now I have to figure out how to set up my schedule and beg my way into anatomy in the fall.
Is there any way you can take your courses at a different institution? I have never heard of chemistry being a pre-req to Micro.
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Are all your classes pre-reqs to each other or can you take them concurrently? I have 6 classes left - chem, 3 bio scis, eng and nutrition yet it will take 4 semesters because I cannot take any of the following at the same time....
Organic Chem pre-req to Microbiology which is a pre-req to Anatomy which is a pre-req to Physiology.
I find this just a little frustrating and don't know when this system started or why. I took Anatomy (withdrew) about 6 years ago and did not need to take the other 2 classes to get in so I know a change was made somewhere along the lines of my leaving the school years ago.
Any other schools do this or am I the only unlucky one here? I feel like I'm never going to get these classes done. It's going to take years to finish my classes....
On top of that you have to have ALL general ed classes done AND final grades submitted before applying for the nursing programs. So at this point I have this..
Summer 08 - classes
Fall 08 - classes
Spring 09 - classes
Summer 09 (planned to take Chem but couldn't so...)
Fall 09 - Chem, English
Spring 10 - Microbiology, Nutrition
Fall 10 - Anatomy
Spring 11 Physiology
THEN the cut off for applying to nursing school is in April (classes finish in May) so I cannot apply to nursing schools until April of 2012 because grades won't be in!!! (We cannot get a letter with the assumed grade and current grade - has to be FINAL grade)
Then I have the problem of all 3 local schools each having 500+ applicants for 30 spots a year. I'm just thinking of changing my major.... I could have a Masters degree by the time I get my RN at this rate.
Am I missing something!?!? It can't be this difficult.... I must be missing some knowledge about nursing school/pre-nursing.
Don't take 5 week science lab courses. You'll be sorry! And it won't sink in anyway.
No way would I drive 1.5 hours for school. 1) thats a LOT of driving 2) thats a LOT of gas and with the prices rising. Ouch. That's also a LOT of time away from the family. Of course this is coming from someone who actually moved to be close to school (now 2 minutes away).
Organic Chemistry first part. I wanted to take Microbiology the 2nd part but it's not offered.... so I may take Nutrition and English... we'll see.
4 1/4% = .0425 not 4.25
.0425x = 8.5
Answer = 200
Same with the other one.
Cancel my membership here? I tried to make it so it stopped sending me emails but it's still doing it. Help?
Well, you have continued to misunderstand me. I am sorry you hate this site so much. Maybe you should read some of the threads about nursing school drama, If you can't handle what you consider rude then maybe you should read some threads about what people have experienced during nursing school as well as their first year(s) on the job.. I will only tell you the truth. You only beat yourself up about your grades, nobody else, including me, did that.
I wasn’t questioning your mentality. I was simply pointing out something that for some people whose schools don’t look at anything but your grades, there is no option but to strive for the highest possible marks, in order to do what you can to potentially guarantee your spot in a program. I think it is a good goal to have but I don’t think that it is fully necessary or possible for everyone.
I didn’t mean to sound discouraging, YOU are the one that said it will be an uphill battle for yourself. Don’t transfer your own doubtful feelings on to what I said. I never said you couldn’t do it, nor do I think it is impossible. You said yourself that your As will still count as W/F when you apply, I was simply saying that it is still a good idea to get As in those classes because it shows the selection committee that you made a mistake but that you are fully capable of better grades. Like FlyGirl said, “your GPA is only as important as the program you are applying to makes it” That is very true. At some schools, especially with lottery selection, it doesn’t matter what your GPA is.
But as others have pointed out. In order to remain competitive, a 4.0 is very important. It doesn’t shut out those that don’t have 4.0, it’s just the way it is…
Im going to go to the Sac State advisory meeting and I looked up Samuel Merritt College to get more info on it. Thanks again.
Oh awesome! Thanks! I'd rather pay a bit more than have to wait 2 years to get into a program.
Just so you know many pre-nursing students apply this mentality to ALL of their classes, if I were in your situation I would do the same. You'll have to redeem yourself in one way or another.
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