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  1. Hi,
    Im Katie, almost a pre-nursing student. I have some college, but the last time I took college courses was about 7 years ago. Im going to take a&P 1 either in the summer or the Fall of this year. Im a little hesitant about jumping into an anatomy and physiology class since I havent been to school in awhile, especially in the summer, where the classes are only 6 weeks long. So, Fall is looking better,although I really want to start. Im going to apply to a nursing school as soon as my application is done, then I will be scheduled for a TEAS test, has anyone taken this?? Im a little fightened, to be a nurse is a dream of mine and I really want and need this, but a little intimidated by the TEAS test, anatomy & phys., and micro! I look forward to meeting everyone here, this board seems very informative
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  3. by   Tweety
    Good luck to you.

    Definately agree with waiting until Fall for the A&P. Is there any other co-req or pre-req you can take?

    Welcome!
  4. by   JDLAStew
    Hi Katie...I went back to school 9 years after graduating college the first time so I know what you mean. I had taken all business courses so I had to start in A&P and all that "fun" stuff too! I was scared--scared I'd be the oldest person in my class and just crazy stuff. Study hard, make time to read ahead, and sit in the front. Ha! That's my advice.

    I have no advice about the TEAS. Here's a link that might help. http://testprepreview.com/nursing_practice.htm I took the NLN which I am still waiting to hear my results on that. I'm a bit frazzled to say the least (the VERY LEAST) but I know that site has a TEAS practice link.

    Stay positive, don't get too scared, and study study study.

    Good luck!
  5. by   katiem
    Thanks for the site. The TEAS seems so hard, some of the info. on there requires anatomy classes. O well, I dont know why they would require such a test for admittance. Im planning on studying for weeks to prepare for the test, I really need to score well. Do you know the difference between a diploma program v. an associate degree in nursing? Which is better?
  6. by   katiem
    I dont have any other pre reqs. I have already taken Nutrition, Psych, Developmental Psych., Englishes. All I have left is A&P 1 &2 and Micro.
  7. by   destined2bCRNA
    katiem- you are not almost a pre-nursing student... You are a pre-nursing student! Check to make sure you have the prereqs required for A&P and micro (some schools require Bio I & II and Chem I & II)
  8. by   katiem
    haha yeah I guess I am a pre-nursing student. There are no pre. reqs for those courses. Just 3 left, but I may have to take the psych's over due to the length of time that has passed since I took them--they like you to have taken the classes within the last 7 years. The director told me usually with psychs they are more lenient and they will accept them. And she told me not to take any classes unless they tell me. I get frustrated that I really need to start school and I cant start nursing until Fall 2008 due to lack of availability! But, Im keeping the goal in sight
  9. by   destined2bCRNA
    Yeah, as far as psych goes I can almost guarantee that you won't have to retake those. The limits usually only apply to science courses. Some schools are 5 years, some are 7 and some are 10 (as I checked stats from different states since I was considering leaving Chicago). And the director is right- only take what is requested of you. I don't think enough pre-nursing students utilize the help offered to them from the staff. I scheduled a pre-advising appointment, then a second pre-advisement appointment, lol. Ask as many questions as you have on your list. I actually (and I know this is kind of obsessive) have a template for 1.) Questions I have about the nursing program, and 2.) Everyone's suggestions on this forum as to my 1st years nursing supplies and needs. Whenever I read something on here (as this is the only forum I truly respond to out of the 5 or 6 that I've joined) that rings a bell with any topic I have a question about, I bring up that template and add it in. I've learned so much from the people on this forum.
  10. by   jov
    Quote from destined2bCRNA
    Yeah, as far as psych goes I can almost guarantee that you won't have to retake those. The limits usually only apply to science courses. Some schools are 5 years, some are 7 and some are 10 (as I checked stats from different states since I was considering leaving Chicago).
    Just FYI, I had A&P that was almost 20 years old and my school (BSN-state university) took it. They told me if I felt I wasn't up to speed in the subject it was up to me to take a refresher. A&P is supposed to be there to help you pass the nursing courses that follow...

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