I am in the process of a complete career change; I have a BS in education, but after 10 years in education, I was forced out and burned out of that career field. I took a CNA course last summer and found a job as a CNA and have discovered that I love working in the medical field and staying a CNA for the rest of my life seems defeating to me.
I am 3 credits and the TEAS short of applying to a local community college's nursing program
. I have already been accepted for the pre-reqs and will start them in the fall. However, I am absolutely terrifed of the TEAS. I never took chemistry in high school and it's been well over 15 years since I've had any sort of physical science class; chemistry was not required for my BSE. I am not necessarily worried about A&P or microbiology as I did very well in high school biology and college biology. The community college where I will be taking my nursing classes does not list chemistry as a necessary class to enter the nursing program but I'm afraid that my lack of knowledge in that area could seriously hamper my ability to pass the TEAS.
Does anyone have any advice about how to prepare myself for that portion of the TEAS without having taken chemistry?