When do the pre classes END!!!!! - page 3

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   ayndim
    Quote from susanna
    Y'all must be going for your BSNs. At my community college, you only need to take about 6-7 prereqs to get in to the nursing stuff. But then, you only get your ADN at the end.
    Oh I wish. Our pre-req for ADN are
    A&P I (but it has a bio prereq)
    A&PII
    Chem
    Eng 101
    Micro
    Psych
    Critical Reading
    Intermediate Algebra
    Medical Terminology
    Health care core
    CNA class or cert

    then you have co-reqs during the program (I just need patho and then will only have nursing classes. Yippe )
    Eng 102
    Patho
    Humanities elective
    Nutrition

    If you are going BSN you don't have to take the last 3 of the pre-reqs but you add on
    Eng 102
    Stats
    Patho
    Healthcare ethics
    Human development
    Health Care Organizations
    Culture and Health
    Humanities or Social Behavioral Elective
    Human Nutrition
    Principles of Sound Reasoning

    Two or four year degree my butt.
  2. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from LeesieBug
    Who the heck cares about Humanities and art appreciation...ICK! I don't want to be well rounded!

    LOL!!!!! I'm going for my ADN, then do the RN-BSN. I call it "stepping stones", that way I don't get total burn out before my long-term goal. Luckily, my school only requires 3 prereqs, and about 5 co-reqs. I have taken 4 of those 8 classes already, and am currently taking the 5th. By Jan 06, I hope to be in the RN progam, with all non-nursing courses out of the way.

    Good luck to all of you!
  3. by   wannabemw
    Okay,
    I CAN relate! I transferred here from the U of AZ as a pre-nursing, pre-health ed major (DH is in the military) and have had to go to school (@ UNLV; University NV, Las Vegas) an additional year just to get my pre-wrecks done! Little good it did me, I got a B- in Micro (3rd try for a B, last Spring) and am no longer eligible for the BSN program for a total of 3 yrs @ UNLV. My solution; I will be graduating w/my BS in Health Ed this May (YEAH!) (I WAS a double major) and will be applying for Nevada State's BSN accelerated program for those already w/a Bachelor degree this next fall. Pricey? Yes! Worth it? TOTALLY! I have wanted nothing more in my life since I went back to school 5 1/2 yrs ago. I am maxed out on credits and will graduate w/a 169 whopping credits. My student loans r already at $30,000+, so I will be searching for a scholarship from one of the local hospitals for NSC. I wouldn't trade the extra time & money that I have paid for anything! Everything that I have learned thus far has only served to make me a smarter, happier and self-fulfilled woman! I hate to say it, but I'm glad I needed the extra classes! (UNLV is a great school too!) And I figure what doesn't kill me can only serve to make me a better, more compassionate wife, mom, CNM and nurse! Good Luck everyone! I will achieve my dreams!
    ~MJ
  4. by   reipie
    I won't be able to apply for clinicals until 2007 due to all my pre-req's
  5. by   nesher
    The answer to your question is right before you rstart nursing school, or somewhat before you give up. Good luck
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    This is a fact. I am stil taking pre- classes , but will apply to nursing school Friday after the dreaded NET..... I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Im not sure there is anything at the CC left for me to take...




    Quote from nesher
    The answer to your question is right before you rstart nursing school, or somewhat before you give up. Good luck
  7. by   lifeLONGstudent
    you are telling me!

    I have a BS (biology degree). Graduated over 10 years ago. I had over 140 college hours on my degree and had to go take 30 more hours for NURSING pre-reqs. HELLO - I have a BIOLOGY DEGREE (and a Chemistry minor)....... so I am with ya...

    I took 14 hours at TCC in summer (AP1 + lab, AP2 + lab, Intro Psych, Sociology) and then took 17 hours in the Fall (Religion, Growth and Development, Music, Nutrition, and Spanish II). Now, I am done until TCU nursing school starts in May.... yipppppppppppppie..... I cannot wait for REAL school to start now that I have all those little pesky pre-reqs done.

    Go FROGS!
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    This is great ,good luck to ya. How was religion at TCC? I will have to take it soson.




    Quote from lifeLONGstudent
    you are telling me!

    I have a BS (biology degree). Graduated over 10 years ago. I had over 140 college hours on my degree and had to go take 30 more hours for NURSING pre-reqs. HELLO - I have a BIOLOGY DEGREE (and a Chemistry minor)....... so I am with ya...

    I took 14 hours at TCC in summer (AP1 + lab, AP2 + lab, Intro Psych, Sociology) and then took 17 hours in the Fall (Religion, Growth and Development, Music, Nutrition, and Spanish II). Now, I am done until TCU nursing school starts in May.... yipppppppppppppie..... I cannot wait for REAL school to start now that I have all those little pesky pre-reqs done.

    Go FROGS!
  9. by   lifeLONGstudent
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    This is great ,good luck to ya. How was religion at TCC? I will have to take it soson.
    I enjoyed the class. I liked learning about other religions - it helped explain "WHY" the followers do some of the things they do. I had a male teacher with the initials K.S. - he made the class interesting. His tests were not difficult - come to class and pay attention and you will do well. Don't want to mention names on the board (against the rules???), but I don't think too many professors teach World Religion at TCC (NE campus) - so just look up those initials when you register for classes.

    Good luck in your studies!

    LifeLONGstudent
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    HELLLLLLPPP!!!

    My semester is growing!! lol

    It seems to be getting longer. If I can just get this one hurdle overwith with an A, I can apply to nursing school.
  11. by   tyk80
    I finished my pre-req's last year in Spring for the associate's in nursing. Upon applying to the nursing program, it was to my dismay that I won't be getting in until 2006 Spring. It was heart wrenching due to the fact I just want to quit my retail job, but I'm still presistant. I'm now taking general education classes, Religious Studies, Child Development, Organic Chemistry, Critical Thinking along with Bio. Chemistry for my bachelor pre-req's. I go to Victorville Community College here in the high-desert. I must say, I have no intentions of leaving to attend another college right now due to the tuition fees along with the expense of a commute to another school. So here I am..................... waiting until Spring 06'. I definately know how you feel. (smilez)
  12. by   azgal40
    I can totally relate! I started prereqs 13 years ago, then quit when I became pregnant and was never financially able to go back until last fall. I work full time so i'm doing my prereqs online but only have time to do two classes at a time. It is taking me longer because I basically had to start with basic math and work my way up to algebra because I did not remember any of it Unfortunately algebra is a prereq to chem, and chem is a prereq to other classes so I am trying to get the math out of the way first. That's okay though, I will get through it sooner or later (probably later!)
  13. by   lifeLONGstudent
    I just look at it this way: what is the alternative. I am still going to be a year older next year whether I work on my degree of not... so hang in there... it will come (sooner or later)...hang in there

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