When do the pre classes END!!!!! - page 2

is there anyone else as sick and tired as i am of these pre nursing classes. they seem to just never end. i have been working on these pre rn classes for 10 years and the list seems longer now than... Read More

  1. by   Tweety
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    is there anyone else as sick and tired as i am of these pre nursing classes. they seem to just never end. i have been working on these pre rn classes for 10 years and the list seems longer now than when i started. im finishing up my sciences in aug perhaps that will help. :uhoh21:



    i know exactly what you mean. i'm already an adn rn and am looking to start bsn school soon. i've found out i need to take american government, two humanities courses, speech, ethics and statistics along with the multitude of other courses i've already taken.

    these of course, aren't pre-reqs. they are co-reqs, or courses i need before i get the bsn. but just venting and relating along with you.

    good luck.
  2. by   wannabemw
    Re: Die tryin
    "How do you like UNLV?"

    I really like the professors and the students are very open and friendly. I find UNLV to be a challenging school, with professors that are very approachable (I definately have a more well-rounded education because of my attendence there). I do find, however the requirements for the BSN program to be very strick (i.e.. you have certain classes that require a "B" (this University gives + & - grades). You have 2 chances to get your "B", or it is 3 yrs before you can re-apply again. I would advise you to take as many as your sciences in a CC setting, because: 1. It's cheaper and 2. this increases your chances of getting your "B". It will not put you in the same class w/other students, just because you have the same classes as them. Chem class 1 is doable, but I hear that Chem 2 is more difficult (I do not remember if they require Chem 2, however I do have it, because my former University (U of AZ) required it). If you are a good student and feel that you can do well, then go for it..... frankly, I am changing schools this fall and have applied to Nevada State College (they offer a BSN program and are a new school-sm but good). I needed one more B and unfortunately got a B- in Micro after 2 semesters. I hear that the BSN program @ UNLV is an excellent program, w/a high NCLEX pass rate (89%). I do hope to one day return to UNLV (or another University) to get my Health Ed degree, as I am already 1/2 - 2/3 of the way there.
    Good luck! If you need anymore info look on the NV Nurses forum. There are other students from UNLV that have some good info.
    ~Marianne
  3. by   youknowho
    I am also on the 10+ plan. When I was younger, single and childless I was a big flake with no plans. I graduated in 1992 and this fall will be taking the last pre req class for a BSN program. The nice thing is that I am done with the pre reqs for the ADN program but need to wait until Dec. to apply. I WILL BE STARTING A PROGRAM SOMEWHERE next year. Finally I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    I have only been taking 1-2 classes a semester but have great grades so at least I have that:chuckle
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    I am following you, I am done with the pre wrecks for the ADN and will be done with the requirments for the BSN in the spring. But what a long haul!!!!


    Quote from RN2be408
    I am also on the 10+ plan. When I was younger, single and childless I was a big flake with no plans. I graduated in 1992 and this fall will be taking the last pre req class for a BSN program. The nice thing is that I am done with the pre reqs for the ADN program but need to wait until Dec. to apply. I WILL BE STARTING A PROGRAM SOMEWHERE next year. Finally I am seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

    I have only been taking 1-2 classes a semester but have great grades so at least I have that:chuckle
  5. by   Sheri257
    Quote from gerry79
    WOW! So many prereqs! The prereqs at the school I am attending are A&P, Chemistry, Biology. It seems as if some schools want the student to have all of the non nursing classes completed before they start the program.
    All six of the schools in my area do. Finishing all of the pre-reqs before you apply is pretty much the standard around here. They won't consider your application if you don't.

    I guess they don't want anything else distracting you from nursing school.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Jun 16, '04
  6. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    I have been going on and off for 10 years , there have been sometimes I have had to drop due to this and that. I have 5 children (3 toddlers) ,one dead husband,one divorce,and one recent remarriarge. One house burn down and one be blew away by a tornado with all I own. I was able to take a whole year with out disaster and go to LVN school. But now It is time to move on. Now it's more along the lines of making enough money on the weekends to survive and working around the husbands engineering school. Im just complaining, I am finishing up Microbiology now then Ill take Chem starting in July. After that I just have 2 left, Im just tired.
    Wow, your reasons are much more valid then mine. I've been going on and off for 8 years. I got married, had a child, hubby had cancer. So I would take one class here, 2 there, a semester off, etc. I wasn't in much of a hurry then. I'm finally starting clinicals this fall. I'm currently taking micro online, and will have one pre-req left: physio. I plan on taking that on my summer off next year. There IS an end in sight for everyone! :hatparty:
  7. by   txspadequeenRN
    Good for you , yes there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I will apply in Jan to a BSN and ADN program and hope one accepts me.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    How is micro online, Im taking it now in class everyday from 4p to 10p and Im dying .........


    Quote from studentnurse74
    Wow, your reasons are much more valid then mine. I've been going on and off for 8 years. I got married, had a child, hubby had cancer. So I would take one class here, 2 there, a semester off, etc. I wasn't in much of a hurry then. I'm finally starting clinicals this fall. I'm currently taking micro online, and will have one pre-req left: physio. I plan on taking that on my summer off next year. There IS an end in sight for everyone! :hatparty:
  9. by   bioniclewoman
    Wow! I thought you had made a typo until I looked up how long the micro classes are on my campus. They are also 6 hours. How can you be in one class that long without going crazy, never mind that it is a hard subject. You are very brave.

    Quote from txspadequeen921
    How is micro online, Im taking it now in class everyday from 4p to 10p and Im dying .........
  10. by   studentnurse74
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    How is micro online, Im taking it now in class everyday from 4p to 10p and Im dying .........
    It's GREAT. I feel for you. If I had taken it on campus, it would've been just 2 days a week, though, for about 4 hours each time. I do my labs at home, and drive to my nearest campus for the 4 tests, then drive to the campus I'm taking it from just one time for an all day lab. We also have the option of working ahead, but that just isn't working for me since summer classes are so accelerated, anyway.
  11. by   txspadequeenRN
    Well I tend to nod off during lecture which is very long and she speaks in monotone.... But lab seems to go by fast, before I know it im covered in methaline blue and look like a smurf. Im working on my unknown now and class is over on 7/7. But then it's on to my last class CHEM......
  12. by   Ari RN
    hang in there mother of 5. once you enter your nursing courses you'll wish you had those pre-nursing classes. get ready for lot's and lot's of work. i wish you the best! by the way are your 5 children still young? if they are, i commend you. it must be hard to be a parent and a student at the same time. i have no kids and i struggled. just focus on your dream. thing's will go smoothly. i hope.

    good luck!
  13. by   optimisticn29150
    at my community college they only require about 6 or 7 pre requisites. anatomy and physiology is a killer though, but i'm gonna get through it. Good luck everyone!!!!!!

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