Dcccd 2006 - page 33

Anybody thinking about El Centro/ Northlake in the DCCCD for Jan 2006?... Read More

  1. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    NurseSomeday, first of all, thanks for the compliment. I can only give my opinion, it's up to others to make the decision as to what would be best in their situation. I know it does help hearing different opinions, and then molding a plan from that. That's one of the things I love about AllNurses.com!

    If I don't get in, then I will continue to take the RN-BSN core classes. I guess if I don't get in for Spring '06, nor Fall '06, then I may try to just go for my BSN. I'd definitely work while completeing the next few BSN core classes. I'm holding out until I hear whether or not I'm accepted. (So, I may be looking for a job come 2 weeks from now! )

    If you could afford it, or get funding, then going for your BSN is always a plus. You never know when you will want to expand your nursing skills to management, etc. For myself, it's just what I set out to do straight from high school....I have to get a bachelor's degree, at least....just for my own peace of mind.

    Also, many of the classes for the ADN are needed for the BSN. That is one of the reasons I am almost finished with the core classes. Your Micro won't be in haste. You'll need it for your BSN should you decide to go that route.

    If you do or don't get accepted, then you could try getting a job in a hospital. Either way, you could take a classes toward your BSN. Knowledge is never a waste. So, even if you do get accepted & get your ADN, but decide down the road that you don't want to get your BSN, you'll only be that much the wiser!

    (Sorry if this doesn't make sense. There's just so much that can be said about ADN vs. BSN, but everyone has to choose what fits their lifestyle.

    Good luck with your decision, but I'm sure you'll get in though!
  2. by   NurseSomeday
    Fun2Care, Thanks for your input! I definately plan on doing BSN regardless of how I get there. I love school and, once in the field, I will be deciding which route to go for my Masters degree. I am just impatient and want to get going on the actual nursing program. Also, because of financial constraints, I need to work as long as possible. So the ADN to BSN route makes the most sense for me. (If I'm not rejected).

    Thanks again! It won't be long until we know and can actually begin making some decisions.
    I can't wait!!!! Good luck - 11 more days!
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    yw...even though I really don't think I helped much. lol

    Instead of "not counting the chickens before they hatch", I guess it needs to be, "lets not count the dead chickens before they die"! lol

    We are definitely still in the running for Spring '06, all the way up until Spring '06 starts! If we don't get in, then we can decide on what to do.
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Oct 6, '05
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hey, I was just going through the past posts to see when I started the countdown & found this.

    I know I've already answered it, but I wanted to post a link that I found.

    It's a GPA calculator! LOL
    http://www.aad.berkeley.edu/gpacalc.html
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Oct 6, '05
  5. by   L&D4ME
    Well, I am going the RN-BSN (hopefully) route. Eventually, I want to be a CRNA, but I need to get my BSN first. I typed out all the classes I needed and was wondering if you knew - since you said you want to attend UTA for your BSN - if for the Fine Arts elective do they take foreign languages?

    Just wondering, I still have a while to go.


    Quote from Fun2Care
    If I don't get in, then I will continue to take the RN-BSN core classes. I guess if I don't get in for Spring '06, nor Fall '06, then I may try to just go for my BSN. I'd definitely work while completeing the next few BSN core classes. I'm holding out until I hear whether or not I'm accepted. (So, I may be looking for a job come 2 weeks from now! )

    Good luck with your decision, but I'm sure you'll get in though!
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I'm not sure, great question!! I have 3 semesters, sadly all B's though. I know they said that UPPER LEVEL foreign language would work for the Upper Level electives, but not the CC's foreign language classes. (Those are lower level.)

    I have class tomorrow, but I'll try to remember to call UTA tomorrow afternoon, if you haven't called by then. lol

    That would save me some money, if they would. I could drop the music appreciation class that starts on 10-21!

    10 DAYS NOW!
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Oct 6, '05
  7. by   L&D4ME
    I know for EC/NL you have to have Speech 1301, does that count towards the "Computer Science" class - that says you can take Soph Lit, Speech, or Tech writing?



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  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I believe so. On the equivalency sheet, it doesn't give exact numbers, nor does it say any specific level.
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Oct 6, '05
  9. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Fun2Care
    That doesn't make sense. How can you be determined (hopefully that's what it was) enough to make a 4.0 on your pre-reqs & make a 2.64 on your support classes??????

    I would retake Algebra if I have to, and I'm going to take Music Appreciation starting October 21st, just in case. If I don't need it to replace my B in American Lit to have a 4.0 (hopefully) on my 17 credits of support classes, then it will go towards my humanities credit for my future RN-BSN.
    I am planning on doing the RN-MSN at TWU after I am a RN for a couple of years. I have just been taking classes toward that as well. Who do you have for Music App?? I took it on-line as well. I LOVE on-line classes.

    I am soooo nervous right now. My friend just got her acceptance letter to Baylor Nursing and I am so ready to find out for us!! I bet this board will be hard to get into on the 15th with everyone posting! I do hope everyone keeps us updated. I know I will regardless of the results )
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I think it's Austin.

    I love online classes as well....studying in bed...nothing better!
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Oct 6, '05
  11. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    My friend just got her acceptance letter to Baylor Nursing and I am so ready to find out for us!!
    Congratulation.
    Do you know anything more about her letter?
    What was the GPA req.?
    Does she have to buy a lot of things?

    I wish we got our letters a week earlier.
    Katie
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Congrats to her! That's exciting!

    I wish we knew more. Even without the letter, I would like to know the little details, things to buy, colors, types, etc.

    Even if I have to wait until Fall, I still could be looking for good deals if I knew the requirements and suggestions of the "accessory" items. lol
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Oct 6, '05
  13. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    L&D4ME: I called UTA today, but the lady won't be back in until Monday.

    If I remember, I'll try to call Monday after my chemistry class.
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Oct 6, '05

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