Nursing pre-req issues.

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    I am a freshman in college and i am attending a community college to take my pre-reqs. The community college wants me to take about 20 courses PLUS i have to take extra courses if i didnt get a C or higher in my high school classes which is just one class but i have to wait to take some classes which throws me off. i want to transfer to UIC and they only require me to take 15. So should i go by UIC courses and discuss my issues with my consulor or take the courses at the CC BUT ill fall a semester MAYBE 2 behind. HELP!!!!!

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    I would follow what UIC wants you to take. The community college is going to try to get you to stay there for as long as possible, even if it won't help you in the long run.
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    If you're not planning on applying to the ADN program at your community college then I would advise you to only take the pre reqs you need for UIC or any other college you're interested in.
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    Just take the courses required at UIC, that is one of the many things that CC are used for, for transfering to Universities, just talk with your counceler they may be more helpful than you think, mine were when I was planning to transfer!
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    Go by UIC if that's the program you're trying to get into. Also remember to get into a good nursing program those C's aren't going to cut it So the slacking off in highschool isn't going to work in college. And talking to a counselor is always good. Mine told me that a 3.5 was good but not going to get me into the nursing program and she was right! Alot of times prereqs are easier at the community college because the teacher focuses more on individuals and they're not as nasty about weeding people out so make sure you take as much as you can there. It's cheaper as well. PASS your classes the FIRST TIME!!! If not that would have defeated the purpose of trying to save time by getting into UIC. Take whatever prereqs you need not just what they want at the community college and transfer them over. Don't procrastinate. Learn what you need to. READ READ & READ! It'll save you time and energy in the future. Make sure you pay attention in A&P I because it'll make A&P II so much easier. Keep up with your exam dates. Especially any online quiz. TAKE EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENTS! Make sure the grades that you receive at the community college carry over because some colleges WILL NOT accept a C period and will make you retake the class setting you back which is what you don't want. Believe in yourself and you'll do fine. I made the Dean's List twice and i felt like I was a slacker and could've done better and im no over achiever nor was I the class nerd or anywhere near it. BUT ALL IN ALL I just got into my program and I start on Monday. Goodluck to you. Best wishes!
    Last edit by Gootie on Aug 23, '12
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    Quote from Gootie
    .... Alot of times prereqs are easier at the community college because the teacher focuses more on individuals and they're not as nasty about weeding people out....
    I was with you on pretty much everything except for this part. Simply not true, as many who have gone to both CC and university will tell you. I don't know about "nasty" in weeding people out, but I assure you that happens just the same at the CC level.
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    Quote from RNsRWe
    I was with you on pretty much everything except for this part. Simply not true, as many who have gone to both CC and university will tell you. I don't know about "nasty" in weeding people out, but I assure you that happens just the same at the CC level.
    It's all perception & experience. I've been to both CCs and universities and my experience was that the CC professors were much more personal & hands-on with the class in terms of making sure their students grasped the material. I've had some bad profs at CC and some great profs at a university. It just seems to be my experience that the CC profs give more individual attention. In larger classes at universities, you seem to get lost in the shuffle (100+ people in one class) or the prof just has an "I don't want anyone to pass this class with a grade higher than a B" attitude. As the saying goes...your mileage may vary


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