Pre-adn Student Question

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    Hi, I found a passion for Nursing and am starting with summer Session I, taking Intro to Health Careers and Medication Dosage Calculations. Are these classes overchallenging taken together in such a short time? How about me taking my first Science Class, Human Anatomy in Session II? I have intercepted the Anatomy book and read the 1st 15 chapters cause I know Anatomy would probably be tough taken in summer. Did I mention I work full time? I am thinking positively and hoping that I will find an equilibrium point of work and study. Are these doable or pipedreams?!?! Sense of urgency to finish these prereqs. Please share with me! at CCRI

    Thanks,

    PREMALERN
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    hey,

    intro to health would not be a problem in the summer. dosage is not bad, assuming you are good in the math department. anatomy in the summer is crazy. i realize that you want to expedite the process, however, it would be an extreme challenge, "in my opinion".

    i work full time, have two kids and just finished the last of the pre-req at ccri. best of luck and let me know if their are any other questions as i patiently await acceptance into the program.
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    Quote from Billy_baroo
    hey,

    intro to health would not be a problem in the summer. dosage is not bad, assuming you are good in the math department. anatomy in the summer is crazy. i realize that you want to expedite the process, however, it would be an extreme challenge, "in my opinion".

    i work full time, have two kids and just finished the last of the pre-req at ccri. best of luck and let me know if their are any other questions as i patiently await acceptance into the program.

    Thank you for your response. I think I should probably wait till after the summer to take anatomy. I am going to ad you to my buddy list if I have more questions. May your wait be a short one.

    God Bless,

    PREMALERN
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    Hey There -

    Congrats on starting your classes at ccri. I am currently finishing up my pre-reqs there as well.

    The thing you have to remember is you need to do really well, since ccri admittance into clinicals is becoming merit based. You are going to need to get a minimum of a B in Dosage, Anatomy, Physiology and Micro. So make sure you take them when you have enough time to study. You will find that 99% of the students at CCRI are also working full time, some with families - so you certianly won't be alone in that area.

    Definitely take dosage and intro to health in the summer - intro is EASY as pie. I am not mathmatically inclined and I still got an A in dosage - it makes sense.

    If you live in RI and want to expedite some classes you can sign up for a few psych classes as TV courses - I took developmental psyc while I was taking Anatomy and it was great! Only have to go in for exams.

    I wouldn't jump into Anat or Phys in the summer - too much stuff to know and too short a time to jam it all in. esp' if you are working full time.

    Good Luck!!!
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    Thanks. Just the answers I was looking for. I have a question on pre-reqs. Does phys. and micro. have to be completed before you can apply into the program? Also, I noticed your age. Mine is the same. Is it mostly youngins in the classroom and is it awkward in that respect? Guess I'm getting the pre-school anxiety. Good luck with the nursing program.

    God Bless
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    DONT DO ANATOMY IN THE SUMMER !! Unless you are looking to commit GPA suicide. Now that everything is merit based. Even a B will not automatically get you in. What you can do is your math, english, psych, intro to health. If I were you I would take 2 classes in session one because it ends right when the kids get out oif school. and then do one class in session II. That way you still like you have the summer to enjoy. Right now you need to concentrate on the grade not how fast you get them done. I graduate in december and by the time i got finished with pre req's i will have taken me 5 years for this. So plan for the long haul. By the way St. Joe's has a 2 year full time program. More money but you are done in 2 years it matters how much time you have. good luck !
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    Hello there,
    Here's my 2 cents. I just got my call for Nursing I this fall after 2 years of waiting. I went and applied for the Performance base program and thankfully got in a year sooner than the waitlist would have gotten me. But let me tell you, if you are going to CCRI they just changed over to a ranking style which means the minimum grades won't cut it. You have to make sure you plan to get as many A's as possible. I luckily have 4.0 and got in to the program. They were accepting 9 students based on merit in Warwick this coming semester and 11 4.0's applied. I am not trying to scare you, I just want you to realize how important it is to make the grade now. Because there is no more waiting list. As for your classes, the 2 you have chosen for summer are awesome!!! I recommend taking Anatomy by itself because it requires alot of time. It really is like taking 2 classes because lab is different than lecture. And no you don't need to finish Micro to get in. You need Physiology though. Another bit of advice. Ask about the professors. Some are wonderful and will go out of their way to help you. Some could care less. I never asked about my Physiology teacher and just registered for her. She was horrible, I had to basically teach myself. If you are going to CCRI Hanson is wonderful for Anatomy, she's in Providence, or Dr. Johnson in Newport as well.
    Good luck on your new adventure. Congrats on making the first step. It's an exciting journey
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    Hi! I'm a recent LPN graduate from CCRI. Intro to Health & Dosages are fairly easy classes & can be taken together over the summer sessions as long as you put in the study time for the exams. I worked 3 part-time jobs while taking my pre-reqs however it wasn't during the summer sessions. If you take Human Anatomy alone during the summer session you will need to dedicate all your spare time to studying cuz it is intense & they do require a B but it can be done. When it comes time to take the actual nursing courses it is impossible to work f/t & fully absorb the material. Hope this helped.
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    Hi,
    I took Anatomy in the summer with Johnson and I have a three year old and a fulltime job.I won't lie, it was tough but I did well. I guess it depends on how you can handle the work. It sounds like you've made a big dent in your anatomy book which tells me you're very dedicated. I don't think I cracked that book open at all. Dosage isn't bad, don't get caught up in it, it's actually pretty easy. I'm taking phys now with DeAngelis, not the nicest guy but he's pretty easy. I wish you luck, you sound like you've found your callin!
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    IMHO Dosage and Calculations and Intro. to Health Careers are pretty easy and you could take them together during the summer. I wouldn't recommend taking Anatomy or Physiology during the summer at all. In fact if you could take them by themselves that would be best. I was not at my clinicals yet (Nursing I - IV) when they decided to switch to this new system (which sounded like a decent idea) but I was told because of my messed up situation (which I won't get into but for the record I have a 3.2 GPA) I would have to continue to be on the regular wait list so I decided to forget that and I've transfered to RIC for this fall. CCRI definitely has some issues they have to work on with this program but I'm sure eventually they will get it.


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