RIC-so confused - page 2

Hi there everyone! I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction! Here is a little background...I am a transfer student enrolled at RIC planning on applying to the nursing school after getting my pre req's out of... Read More

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    If your doing Anatomy during the summer just keep in mind that Anatomy is a very intense course, it requires a lot of study time but the summer actually isn't a bad time to take it. You really need to get a good grade in Anatomy (like think a B or better.) If you can get a good grade in Anatomy your off to a really good start.

    + In you're going to do part time in the Fall then do Chem 105 and Sign Language or Social Psych.
    + If you're going to do full time in the Fall then do Chem 105, Sigh Language or Social Psych. and Physiology.

    In my opinion (which other people have agreed with me) is that Anatomy is usually the most difficult of the Biology courses followed by Microbiology and the easiest is Physiology. I personally did not find Chem 105 difficult but Chem 106 I did find a little difficult.

    !Chris
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    Thanks Chris...I am SUPER Stoked to take anatomy. Out of all my classes this is the one I am most excited about. That excitement will hopefully boost my enthusiasm to study! LOL

    I am most worried about the Chem classes... I attempted Chem at least 2-3 times at Texas Tech (10 yrs ago) and each time I had to withdraw mid semester. Maybe it will be a little different this time around! Also are there any study groups at RIC?

    My POA is to have both of my kids in full time daycare. SO my classes/lab are from 8-11 then I will stay at the campus to study until at least 2-3 pm. Then head home to get my babies! I think that this will help me to study uninterrupted! If I am at home I will be to distracted!

    Also where is the best place to get books? Campus book store? half.com? I was given the list of books for Anat. and thought I would pick them up this week (if they have them already) maybe I can get a jump start on the books.

    Can you give me a brief overview of what anatomy entails? I am thinking bones, muscle structures....am I way off base?
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    I never buy my books from the campus bookstore, I buy all of my books from Amazon. The only time I get anything from the bookstore is if a class has a packet or workbook that you can only get from the college (Chem. 105 and 106 have a regular textbook for lecture and workbook packets for the lab portion of the classes.)

    !Chris
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    Are any of you working while in the program? If so, are you working full-time or part-time?
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    Quote from evarita18
    Are any of you working while in the program? If so, are you working full-time or part-time?
    I'm a second semester junior in the program and I don't work, but I know plenty of people who do. I would say the less hours you can work, the better, because RIC's nursing program is pretty intense. Between clinicals, lectures and clinical preps you're already up to about 28 hours/week minimum.... plus papers/projects/studying/reading, etc.
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    Quote from evarita18
    Are any of you working while in the program? If so, are you working full-time or part-time?
    Its a personal choice of whether you work or don't work while your in the program. I know many people who work and just as many who don't work. Its up to you really because its what you can handle and what you can't handle. Personally, I have two jobs (I work in an ER and in a grocery store) because I have to. I work about 20 - 24 hours a week along with a full time course load so I don't have a lot of free time. You need to decide for yourself whether you can handle working and school or if you just want to do school. I will say that if you do work you should cap it off at 20 - 24 hours per week if your going to school full time because otherwise it will be just too much to handle.

    !Chris
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    I just got into the second bachelor's program. Yay! Could I ask, do all of the second degree students take NURS 220, NURS222, NURS223, and NURS 224 all in the first semester? I met with somebody from the department, and she lead me to believe that you have to be selected to take all four of these courses as a second degree student in the Fall semester. Thanks so much!
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    Quote from green_zebra
    I just got into the second bachelor's program. Yay! Could I ask, do all of the second degree students take NURS 220, NURS222, NURS223, and NURS 224 all in the first semester? I met with somebody from the department, and she lead me to believe that you have to be selected to take all four of these courses as a second degree student in the Fall semester. Thanks so much!
    Congrats! I believe you have to petition to take all 4 classes together, they don't automatically enroll you in all 4.
    I would strongly recommend that you only take all 4 together if you either work very little, or don't have a job. The second semester classes (223 and 224) were a lot of work, and I can't imagine taking them with two other classes. Let me know if you have specific questions.
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    Many people dislike Kinsey. I personally thought he was funny and helpful when you asked for assistance. Make no mistake though - it is anatomy, and you have to do a lot of work on your own (memorizing body parts, dissecting animals, and studying for exams and practicums). Be ready to put some hard work into your pre-req classes - it's a good practice for the school of nursing, because IT DOES GET HARDER once you're in the RIC nursing program. Hope I could help. Good luck to you

    By the way... I am horrible at Chemistry, but I worked REALLLLLLLLY hard, and in the end I did get an A. So don't give up, but put effort and time into your education.

    Written by, soon-to-be senior NS @ RIC


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