New CSN student here hoping to get some advice from you nursing students! My goal is to get into the RN program by Fall 2010. I'm getting a late start on my education at 28 years old.. I've been out of school for 8 or 9 years.
I just signed up for 2 classes, math 100B, Eng 98 and was wondering how many classes it would be wise to take the first semester? One girl told me to get into Biol 189 right away because there are a lot of biology classes to take. I understand there is a lecture and a lab for bio 189, so are those two listed separately when registering online? What if I only see biology 189 lecture and no lab? Can I pick one without the other? Also, can I take (for example) BIO 224 and 251 at the same time? I'm so confused
I don't know who to ask all my questions to.
Is it really weird that I am excited to start school and learn new things? I cannot wait to be a nurse one day.
Heidi is my cat btw
Aug 1, '09
Any time. When are you taking the TEAS test? You probably will not be able to book until October-- because everyone else testing for spring semester cut off-- but you should go ahead and do it now. Take a practice run at it. Without all the pressure of HAVING to pass, you will probably pass just fine. Look into the rocks from earth science, Igneous, Sedimentary, Volcanic-- there are a couple of those questions on it too. Basic High School equiv exam really. What other two classes were full? Psy and Soc? You can get either of those teachers to sign you in easily. They are super cool. Math 100B? Some of the math teachers are awesome. Just remember to apply every semester after you have all the required classes done no matter how many points you have, do not listen to what other people say and you will go far.
Last edit by dianah on Aug 1, '09
: Reason: TOS
Aug 2, '09
Oh. The only pre-req for Micro 251 is Bio 189. I am not sure as I took HHP 123 (summer 2005) which is a basic a&p class- required for paramedic medicine--- prior to Bio 189 (summer 2009). I also retained -0- of my high school biology and I never took chemistry! (I am 10 years older than you) Bio 95 description says it prepares you for freshman bio but I never took it. I have heard that many people repeat bio 189; I can only imagine it is because they do not study. If you feel insecure with biology then I am sure you made the right choice.
Buy a digital micro recorder- listen to the lecture again that evening and review your notes- you will be surprized at how much info you missed during class! Take notes in multiple colors- this works with both sides of your brain; the left and the right will be engaged causing you to remember more information. Do the CD actiivities pertaining to the chapter you are learning about-- you know, the CD that comes in the back of the book that most people never even look at?! Then make flash cards. Carry them in your back pocket, purse, car, checkbook, etc.... memorize them 5-10 at a time in line at the bank, store, school, everywhere. You will have a 4.0 GPA!
Unfortunately, you will be set back a whole semester for not taking Biol 189 right now. Have you taken speech? Are you taking History 101 & 102 or PSC 101? You can take those with Bio 189. Take all the required classes and the TEAS test- allowed only every 6 months. If you end up in 223 in the summer, do not take anything else with it. That will be really hard. Then you can take 224 and 251 in the fall and be all set. APPLY early and often once you are done with the required classes. Good luck.
Last edit by tmgsn on Aug 2, '09
: Reason: wrong class