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- May 3, '12 by jemadi33Thanks for your response! I am glad to hear that I wouldn't have to worry about classes transferring in the future. I'd rather not retake any classes because they don't transfer! I did get credit for Psych and HGDV, so I will only be taking 3 classes the first two semesters regardless. I am also thinking about the finances since I'm maxed out on my grants and possibly my loans. Mercy has the 10,000 copay which won't change if I take the classes somewhere else. If I take them at CCAC, it is all extra. Did any of the people you talked to take the A&P's as a normal part of the program?
- May 3, '12 by kitty_deville13I'm not 100% in how the transition from RN to BSN works. I was just assuming and I thought that's how it worked. It just doesn't make sense. I mean if you took a class once then built on your knowledge of that course to be a RN, why would you need to retake it? Lol.
I talked to only one current student and they also took their A&P class at another school. I just can't imagine doing a&p and nursing courses together. I would think your brain would explode.
Now I don't know anything about the tuition forgiveness program. How does it work? I know you would have to work at a UPMC facility for 2 years after being licensed. But while you work, do you get paid in addition to them forgiving your loans? My husband asked me about it the other day and I didn't know what to say.
- May 3, '12 by jemadi33I assume you get paid in addition to them forgiving your loans. The website says as soon as you graduate, that you have to pay taxes on the forgiveness as if it were income though. I figure the people who don't take the forgiveness are first time students who are eligible for grants and such.
- May 3, '12 by sali22Can you guys give me some tips on how to pass the spelling and science portion of the psb. I am scheduled to take it on the 11th. I took it and didn't pass the first time. I think I just got freaked out with the science and only got to answer about 25% of the questions.. I got A's in bio and A&P. But the spelling was sooooo hard. Any tips
- May 4, '12 by kitty_deville13I accidentally threw out my scores for the test but I apparently passed since I was accepted. Lol. I am an okay speller. Not the best but I think I do alright. I seriously almost had a heart attack when I came to that section. I just kinda picked the word that looked believable. I tried to at least narrow it down to two words and picked one quickly. For the science, I felt comfortable with it. It's so general though so its hard to prepare for. Good luck and update us on how it goes! We're all rooting for you! :-)
- May 4, '12 by jemadi33I thought the spelling section was really hard and I convinced myself that I failed. When I got the results back, I noticed that there wasn't an exact "spelling" score, so I wasn't sure what they did with that. I took out 2 or 3 practice books from the library. I studied nonstop for about a week. The key is to answer all of the questions. If you don't know the answer, just guess. They have some random questions on there that most people would have to guess on, but the majority of them are predictable. Good luck!
- May 12, '12 by sali22I took my test and just waiting for the results now. I was able to finish this time and I feel okay a little nervous about the science there were quite a few I didn't know. And for the spelling I guessed on everything... so we will see how it goes
- May 14, '12 by kitty_deville13well let us know how you did. keeping my fingers crossed for you!
- May 21, '12 by jemadi33I'm getting excited too! It will be fun to meet everyone in the class.