Quote from Katy-NursingStudent
Anyone going there? I am just starting my basics there. Hopefully I can get into the program in fall 09 or spring 2010
I graduated from O Trip last December. Not with my AAS, just with my AS. I am in nursing school now at another cc in the area. I would love to share with you a couple of good tidbits though...
For A&P I and II, take Dr. Carl Hirtzel. He is an amazing instructor. You will know everything you need to know with him. A&P I and II are tough so be prepared to study non-stop, don't take a bunch of other hard classes the same semesters.
If he isn't available, Professor Steve Kash is also good (but not as good, imo)
Microbiology: take Ron Scribner.
He rambles a lot about being a liberal but he really knows his stuff and will share his knowledge with you.
Don't take Dr. Cassandra Meek for Chemistry with lab!
She is extremely scatterbrained and does a better job of confusing her students than making anything clear! There was only one person in her class that liked the way she taught and that girl was just as unorganized!
Go talk to the nursing school intro counselor ASAP and then afterwards, like once a semester.
She will make sure you are in line to be a competitive applicant and she will give you a realistic timeframe to estimate when you will get into ns. When I went, she printed me off a packet that showed what all I had already taken that applied to ns, what all I still needed to take, and which semesters those classes I lacked were offered. It was great, and with the competitive nature of ns, you NEED her help!
I really enjoyed going to OCCC, it is a good school with a lot of great professors! Good luck with everything, it is tough to get into ns but once you do, man does it feel great!