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Katydidit34, or other Tarrant County College students: I just looked at the TCC Nursing website again. Now I have chemistry 1411 (will be completed as of Wednesday!) (10-19) I know they only... Read More

  1. by   gauge14iv
    Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help...

    You know, I did the AD and then the BSN to RN - what it rounded out to is spending another year in school than I would have by the time it was all said and done.

    Going straight to the BSN would not be a bad thing - while I know there isn't a dif in pay or anything else really, if you ever decided you wanted your MS at least you wouldnt have to go back for the BS first.

    Money is just money - it comes and it goes and yes we have to be good stewards of it, but it shouldnt be the sole limiting factor in deciding where to go to school, or which path to take.
  2. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    TCC won't accept the Chem 1411.

    Therefore TCC is out. It's eather DCCCD or UTA!

    I have made up my mind that I am wasting money retaking classes, etc.

    The 1411 is required for the BSN, but not good enough for an associates degree. ?!?!?!?!

    I have an e-mail out to the HCA counselor, and I'm trying to get DCCCD on the phone.

    So much for this take-home chemistry exam. I'll probably end up just marking answers at 12 midnight...good thing I had a 98.65 mid-term average!

    (Yes, I'm going to work on it all day...lol)
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    Let me tell you about PE at TCC... LAWD..... in oder to get a AA degree from TCC you have to have the PE concepts class , I think it is 1614 . I just took it online and it was more work than my english classes.. It was a total waste of time. I just graduated with my AA in Liberal arts about a week ago from TCC. I am over 30 and I coulnt get out of it. Now the last time I looked the nursing program required it but maybe you can get by it somehow because it is worthless.... Good luck to you. Oh and I agree with gauge on looking into the universities for more FA. I didnt get squat from TCC but got loads from Tarleton State... Look into it ... Good for you ... Keep on Keeping on......



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    Katydidit34, or other Tarrant County College students:

    I just looked at the TCC Nursing website again. Now I have chemistry 1411 (will be completed as of Wednesday!) (10-19)

    I know they only require 1406, so I will have to contact them to see if that is acceptable. 1411 is a higher level than the 1406, so it should be ok. (At least, I hope it is!) I also will have to take the PHED class (unless my 4 P.E. credits will be enough...yeah right..lol) I can take it during the spring, but of course it won't get counted on the application.

    So, if I apply for Fall '06 there, what would be my chances, just from your opinion, without having the PHED class yet? Do I have to have that completed before applying?

    I could possibly take the non-credit Intro to Health Professions class and possibly the Medical Terminology too, but I didn't see where the Dimensions Analysis was available between now and Feb 28th.

    I'll give it a try...It would be cheaper now that I live in Tarrant County, that's for sure! (Now that I think about it, being able to do clinicals over here would be cheaper as well!)

    So, from your opinion or knowledge, do most people have ALL of their classes completed before applying? Do most of the people have those 3 extra non-credit classes completed too?

    Depending on what I make on my Music Appreciation class that starts next week, I will still have at least 1 B going in (Composition II). All of my other classes are A's, including all of the sciences.



    I've never been to any other college except a DCCCD campus. I don't even know where to begin. I know I will have to have the classes reviewed, so I am going to call them tomorrow & ask about the chem & the course descriptions.

    It doesn't matter when you apply as long as it is within the filing period, correct? (Not a first come, more points-type situation?)

    ....and of course, another entrance exam...lol Can you tell me anything about the Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC examination exam?


    Thanks for your help!!! Sorry this is so long!!!
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    txspadequeen921, thanks for your input.

    I was just looking at UTA's information. Their deadline is Jan 2. I know I won't get all of the classes in before the application, but I think I could finish them by the Fall semester.

    My thinking... take a winter-mester Govt. II class. Take Pharm, Concepts of Professional Nursing, and Patho during the Spring. During Summer I and II, I could take Hist. II, Statistics, & Nutrition.

    Now, that is IF all of these are actually available to take. If I could get the money, I wonder if I'd be able to handle all of those classes together?

    If I don't get into DCCCD, then I may be looking at Spring '07. lol ugggggh
  5. by   gauge14iv
    One thing about UT system schools - they are pretty predictable as to when they offer stuff, so all you need to do is ask.

    Another idea - you can take Nutrition and probably a history class and a couple of other things via this route - you can do them in as little as 5 weeks or as long as a year.

    http://utdirect.utexas.edu/ecweb/cenroll.html

    They arent cheap - BUT it buys time.

    Texas Tech has a similar distance ed program

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