I have missed the window to apply for the Spring, 2010 Nursing Program, but have until March 1 to apply for the Fall, 2010 classes. I am 42 and have never taken an ACT or attended college other than a junior college that closed its doors (dropped out at 20ish pregnant).
Anyway, I am curious as to how many of your were accepted the first time you applied and what your ACT, high school GPA and TEAS (I believe that is now what they are giving at Northwest for nursing program entrance exam) scores were.
I have been a medical transcriptionist for 10 years now, so I have some A&P and medical terminology under my belt that should help once I start taking classes HOPEFULLY!
Also, it says you have to take 12 hours per semester, so trying to break down what I want to take this spring.
My thinking is I have spring and summer semesters (if I am accepted for the fall) to get some of the correquisites out of the way. I will have to wait and take the regular college entrance exam to see if I need some remedial math or English, but assuming all I have to take is what is listed on the 2-year ADN program, what would you recommend be taken versus what is the lighter load work that can be saved to take along with the NRS classes each semester.
I think I read that the Microbiology & Lab were tough and it would be something I would want to get out of the way.
I am just not sure if I want to take a full 12 hours this spring or just a few classes to warm up to it!
Humanities Elective?? Music appreciation or Art maybe?
Also, one more thing. Which classes would be better if taken at the campus versus online?
THESE ARE THE ONLINE COURSES:
A&P I and II are both available online, but the labs are at the campus.
Human Growth and Development