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    Congratulations for being invited into the Honors Program!

    I applied to and was accepted into the Honors Program at my college. I talked to the dean of the Honors Program and shared my concerns about being in the program while also in the nursing program. He told me it would be possible, but a lot of work. Then while trying to work everything into my schedule, I was told by the registrar that it was logistically impossible to be in both programs schedule wise. They told me that I could do the first two years of the honors degree program and then drop out of it once I was officially accepted into the nursing program, because with clinicals, there is no way to fit in the Honors Program.

    It is something to think about. In the end, I passed on the Honors Program so I could really focus on my pre-reqs and nursing classes. I didn't need the added stress. It was exciting to be accepted into it, but in the long run, I'm glad that I'm not in in.

    Are you really interested in English? I personally would rather take psychology. These are things you'll have to ask yourself and your advisor. Also, I found that I would rather focus on the classes that will help me in my major and profession - being in Honors English just didn't seem to be worth it in the end.

    Sorry, that wasn't helpful - but I was in the same boat as you. It's a decision that you personally will have to make, but I think that in the long run, it may be more worthwhile to pass it up. It's an accomplishment just to be invited into the program. Congrats to that!

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    Achoo - thanks so much for that link! It's proving to be helpful! I need interactive tools like that

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    I'm a freshman this year taking anatomy, and we have a female cadaver to work with.

    We had our first opportunity to work on dissection last week, and my friend Nicole and I jumped up at the opportunity, while everyone looked at us like we were freaks. I absolutely love it. I know it sounds morbid or gross or whatever, but I really enjoy working on her. There is something about dissection that you can't get from reading a book or just from lecture.

    I wasn't sure how I'd react to it, but I've found that I'm surprisingly comfortable working with her. Nicole and I have found that we are the only Bio 103 students out of 6 classes that are working on her! I can't believe it! The upper division comparative anatomy works on her, but other than that, it's just us. So we're trying to get a few people interested in working with us, without too many so we get nudged to the back and just watch.

    But people in our class treat us like experts. It's kind of fun, I don't know. And our teacher definitely has noticed our interest in working on it and thinks that we're awesome. I love it!

    Wow, long, sorry.

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    Hey!
    My name is Lisa and I've been lurking around this site for the past few months. I am currently a pre-nursing student at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. I just started my pre-reqs this past week and I'm extremely excited about it all. I'm not the best at science, and with chem and anatomy, I'm a little overwhelmed, but more than determined to work as hard as I need to to understand it all.

    I'm 18 years old from Seattle, Washington. I grew up believing that I would become and elementary school teacher. I absolutely hated hospitals and dr.'s officed. Everything about them freaked me out. I watched my grandpa die in one when I was 11 and I refused to step foot in one again.

    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was 14. It was really hard to deal with, I hated going to the hospital with her after her surgery or to sit with her during chemo, but somehow, I managed to make myself go. She had the greatest nurses in the world - Teresa and Andy. They were there with her during the good and the bad - celebrated the triumphs and held her hand when she was upset. Not only did they keep her spirits up in this hard time - they took the time to help me see that hospitals aren't that bad. They'd talk to me, explain what was going on - took the time to reassure me when things got hard. They were just incredible. They helped me see what wonderful things nurses can do, and they thought that I had the compassion to do it too.

    I had never thought about it until then, but all of a sudden, it just clicked. This is what I want to do. I want to help people the way that these two awesome people helped my mom. I want to be there to support people and their families during some of the hardest times of their lives. To celebrate the good and work through the bad. There is just so much I could say about it, but I'll shut up, I promise.

    I'm just hoping that I survive the pre-reqs and classwork. I'm nervous, yet determined and I think that this is a great place! Maybe I'll come of of lurking mode more...

    Sorry for the length!
    ~Lisa



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