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  1. Okay so i am a older student getting ready to start her prereqs in the spring....My classes are Psy, Political Science, Elementry Algebra and My Humanities class.....Anyone have any advice?????
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  3. by   MN-Nurse
    Do whatever you have to do to get A's in every course.
  4. by   rn4me2be
    I agree with MN-Nurse. You may hear that 75 or whatever is passing and will get you out of the class, but you need to work for all A's to have a good shot at getting accepted into a nursing program. Seriously..."Do whatever you have to do to get A's in every course"
  5. by   Nurse2b7337
    Try to find study buddies in your classes. Remember to get heir phones numbers or email addresses that's something I didn't do when I first started out. Just take a deep breath relax and know you can do whatever you out your mind to do. The above girls were right your education is important and getting the best grades possible is what you have to set your mind to do. Most of all enjoy the journey it will go by so fast. Good luck!!!
  6. by   sriffey
    i am 38 i am starting my 2nd semester this spring in2 days actually...and you will be fine it is hard work but very doable.....just show up, pay attention and study and you will be fine..good luck
  7. by   ♑ Capricorn ♑
    Take your education seriously and do the best you can. Learn to juggle and cope with school and your personal life. Enjoy your classes, even if you hate them.
  8. by   ZooCrew10
    Quote from ginna121
    Okay so i am a older student getting ready to start her prereqs in the spring....My classes are Psy, Political Science, Elementry Algebra and My Humanities class.....Anyone have any advice?????
    I returned to school at 37, I'm now 40 (just got a general ASD) and hoping to enter a nursing program in the fall, 2012 - my goal is BSN, but if I don't muster through chem this spring, I will hopefully be in an ASN program. My comfort level was around 9-11 credit hours each semester, with 7 credits with some science courses, as I wanted to give those my all. Granted, I have had a larger than average family with 8 kids at home while going to school, but even with one of the kids leaving the nest, we still have 7 - four of whom have been 9 years old and under. Needless to say my home life is chaotic at best. Pace yourself, give yourself plenty of study time, and make the best grades possible. Don't settle for B's. Those folks who are getting into the nursing programs have near perfect grades, and you will need to as well. When you get to your sciences, make sure to pair your classes so that you can put almost all of your energy and focus on getting A's in those classes. Most schools look closely at your science grades. FIND A STUDY BUDDY! this was a great help to myself, and our crew. We were a group of 6, sometimes 7, at least 32 and older - myself being the oldest. Use the phone, Facebook, messenger, text, whatever it takes to stay in touch and bounce ideas off one another. It will really help get you through. One person may be able to explain an idea to you better than you can understand it alone, and you may be able to help someone else out. You'd be amazed at what you can learn from other students. Breathe. If you stress yourself out, you won't make it through. Eat right, take your vitamins and study study study!

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