So, the CC I attend accepts students into the Nursing program
based first on a points system (certain pre-reqs earn points based on your grade) then I think they do a lottery for the rest.
My question is, and I'm not sure anyone can even really answer it... but, how hard should I push myself to get as many points as I can? I am taking one points qualifying class this semester, then next I'm taking a pre-points qualifying class (Intro to Psych, Dev. Psych is a point earner) along with Nutrition, both online.
Next Fall I have to take Int. Algebra which is a Gen. Ed. class, and I'll take Chemistry at the same time which is NOT a point earner, but I'm told it's a good class to take along with a Math class....
The following Spring I plan on applying to the nursing program, so I'm going to take for sure two point earners: Human Anatomy and either both or one of Developmental Psychology or Speech (Interpersonal Communication).
Here's my concern with taking three classes, I'm a married mother of three small kids, and I work (at this point) 32 hours/week. I cannot afford NOT to work but who knows where I'll be working next spring. I'm currently working at a hotel but really want to find something in the medical field to gain some experience....
Should I push myself for Spring 2013 and take (those) three classes or would it be better to take just two and have a better chance at an A in those two? Assuming I get an A in my English class this semester, that will give me four points. There are four point earning classes for a possible total of 16 points (four each for an A, three for a B, one for a C). Working moms? What would you do?
Sorry so long winded, wanted to get all the info in one post! LOL
Thanks in advance for any and all advice!!