When do the pre classes END!!!!! - page 4

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   tyk80
    Quote from KimT35
    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!)
    I have to say, you're on the right path. Don't give up! If anything just think, would you rather be (however old you are) with a degree or without one? Obtaining a degree is a journey, but when it's complete, you will definately find satisfaction. You have a positive outlook on your futre. The hard part was probably "going back" which you did, so that tells me you're focused and you're heading in the right direction. Keep it up! It'll all pay off in the end.
  2. by   Spoiled1
    Quote from Cherish
    R you guys taking 1 class a semester or something? Y is it taking that long, I understand for transferring, but you can knock down at least 5 by CLEPping (Human Growth, Sociology, Pyschology, Algebra, Chemistry) and almost all colleges accept CLEP as long as you meet the grade requirement. Never met or heard of someone taking prereq's for nursing for 5 yrs, and 10? WOW, Good Luck.
    Cherish--You mentioned CLEPping, just curious to know if you have ever CLEPped?? I am interested in CLEPping (Human Growth, and Psych). Maybe the two courses will have some overlap. If so please let me know. Just wondering how the tests are?

    I think the amount of time spent on pre-classes depends on where you are in your life. It has not taking me a long time only because I am working part time, (which I can't afford to do), and can take about 3-4 classes per semester. I am sacrificing alot of things, (i.e., money) to get to where I need to be. Generally I think it should take about 2 years total. Anway if anyone has CLEPped please let me know. Thanks
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    When do these pre-classes end update.... LAWD well I have a end in sight. I finish up Algebra at TCC 8/18. Then Im done with all these nonsense pre classes...Oh it feels so good to almost be done..Then I have two years of hussle and bussle during RN school.... Good luck to the others who feel overwhelmed and destin to be a pre-nursing school student forever......
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    I've been working on mine for exactly a year now, and am sick to death already. 2 more to go I'm done, I can just imagine the frustration for those of you who have been going at them for years. It's worth it though, best wishes and hang in there!
  5. by   nursingyoursoul
    I so understand how you feel. Somedays I think this merry-go-round is never going to end. This is my last semester of pre-req's and I can't wait to be finished. Somedays, I barely have any motivation left to study. I took the summer off this year, I really needed it to re-group. I'm feeling better and ready for the fall classes to start. Good luck to everyone.
  6. by   tyk80
    Well, for me I'm finishing up my bachelor pre-req's because there's a 14 month wait. Actually, as of today, it's only 5 month wait. For myself, the wait was good 'cause I need a lot of other bs classes and had to go through the loop holes. Right now, I'm taking Critical Thinking and next semester is Nursing Pharmacology which actually starts the nursing program for me except I won't be taking the actual Nursing Process classes until my start date, Valentine's 2006. Lucky me. Anyhow, much luck to all.
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from lizz
    Some ADN programs require more pre-reqs:

    My school requires: English, Speech, Math, Bio, Chem, Psych, Developmental Psych, Sociology, Physical Education, Humanities, Anatomy, Micro and Physio before you can apply.

    That's about double, or 13 courses.

    I agree. My program requires more even than that (Public speaking, 3 maths, lit, med term, Communications) and it is only an ADN it is about 3.5 yrs almost the same length as a BSN
  8. by   tyk80
    Trust me, I've taken all those courses and then some. If you run into the problem that I did where there's a long waitin' list. Take more classes to fulfill your bachelor's. That's what I'm doing.


    Quote from JessicaGmz
    I agree. My program requires more even than that (Public speaking, 3 maths, lit, med term, Communications) and it is only an ADN it is about 3.5 yrs almost the same length as a BSN
  9. by   sunnyjohn
    The prereq's they never ends.
    They just go on and on my friends.
    Someone started taking them not knowing what they were,
    and they'll continue classes forever just because,

    (start at top again) :Melody: :Melody: :Melody:

    (To the tune of a popular children's song)
    ------------------------------------

    I read this thread and this song popped in my head! This is how I feel sometimes.
  10. by   Princess74
    it sure does seem like they will never end. i'm just starting mine and its going to take me 4 full semesters plus a summer semester. that's if nothing goes wrong.
    i'm starting this semester with:

    math
    college writing
    human biology
    intro to health care
    medical term 1

    spring:

    algebra
    college comp 1
    a&p 1
    medical term 2

    summer:

    chem
    cpr

    fall: (i can apply to the nursing program here)

    college comp 2
    a&p 2
    psychology
    social ethics

    spring:

    child psychology or soc (haven't decided which one yet)
    microbiology
  11. by   LKG6
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    The prereq's they never ends.
    They just go on and on my friends.
    Someone started taking them not knowing what they were,
    and they'll continue classes forever just because,
  12. by   txspadequeenRN
    Just an update on my previous update... does that make sense.. I finally graduated with my Associates in LIberal Arts..... However I made a D in algebra ( which is passing enough to graduate me ) so I am still working on algebra... But the light is shining at the end of the tunnel at least a little brighter.
  13. by   wannabemw
    CONGRATS!!! This is quite an accomplishment! :hatparty:

    You are gonna make it!
    Just keep workin on the Math (we test in a wk for our Math Calcs.. I'm nervous....)

    Good Luck!
    ~MJ

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