Accelerated BSN University of Memphis and Pre-Nursing AdviceRegister Today!
- by georgiapeachgal Jul 4, '12Hey everyone, I currently live in Atlanta and will graduate with an English degree in the spring. I'm hoping that I will have a GPA above 3.6. I scored a 27 on the ACT, so I'm not terribly worried about the TEAs. However, could anyone give me advice about the exam? I plan to study for it this upcoming semester and I already have a study guide. Which guides would you suggest? I've narrowed my choices to the University of Memphis and Union University's Germantown campus. If I apply to the University of Memphis, I will need to take a 3 credit hour nutrition class, but it will be in progress during my application. Will they not accept my application until I've completed it? I'm sure the registrar could answer my questions, but I'm curious what you all have to say. Union University is awfully expensive.
- Jul 7, '12 by kimmzorsHi! I graduated from The University of Memphis back in August, so I'm not sure how much has changed since I started the program. Unfortunately, I don't remember much about the TEAs. As far as applying before you have taken nutrition, you shouldn't have any issues. Plenty of students in the program did not have their gen eds completed.
I know a girl who took statistics in her senior year, after she had already completed Research in Nursing (which involved a bit of stats), so I assume they don't really care about the order in which you take your remaining gen eds. It does, however, affect your chances of getting in, since students who have completed gen eds are preferred. You already have a good ACT score, great GPA, and a degree though so it shouldn't be so bad. Good luck!
- Jul 7, '12 by hayleyh31I used the ATI study guide when I took it a couple of years ago. I do know they moved to the version V after I took it. You can also apply while your Nutrition is in progress, provided that you finish prior to the semester you are applying for. I would also go ahead and take statistics before hand since the nursing classes are pretty hard-core...especially if you are trying to do the accelerated program. The U of M program is excellent and truly prepares you well.
- Jul 8, '12 by georgiapeachgalThanks! Yeah, I'm taking a stats course in the spring. However, I've already completed precalculus with a B, so I'm not too worried. The affordable colleges around me only offer 2 credit hour nutrition classes. At the 4 year college I attend, you have to be a declared health sciences major. What's crazier is that it's a senior level class. So I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that class.
- Jul 8, '12 by hayleyh31Can you possibly take it online? That may be your best bet to not get pushed further behind.
- Jul 9, '12 by Vanessa7227Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers nutrition online. It is a 3 hour course and their out of state tuition is only $192 a credit hour. Even though I live in Memphis and am going to transfer to U of M next fall I am taking my prereqs at MGCCC. Click on their elearning. You can take stats online with them also.
- Jul 10, '12 by georgiapeachgalSo helpful! I'll definitely try to take it there. Are you applying for the accelerated program too?
- Jul 14, '12 by Vanessa7227I'm going the traditional route at first and I may fast track in the fall later if I feel like I can take the course load. I am currently 7 months pregnant so I will be doing nursing school with 2 kids and a newborn/toddler (by the time I graduate). However, If I wasn't in my current situation I would go for it! Good luck!
- Jul 14, '12 by hayleyh31Quote from Vanessa7227You can't really go fast track after you start since it is actually a special part of the nursing program you have to be accepted to. At most, you can take a class or two in the summer and even that has been iffy if you aren't already in fast track. I will tell you that you can totally rock this with kids. I have 3 small kids (6,4, and 2.5) and have managed to do really well. Good luck!I'm going the traditional route at first and I may fast track in the fall later if I feel like I can take the course load. I am currently 7 months pregnant so I will be doing nursing school with 2 kids and a newborn/toddler (by the time I graduate). However, If I wasn't in my current situation I would go for it! Good luck!
- Jul 20, '12 by Vanessa7227Thank you! That is so encouraging because I am a little worried about the courseload and my home work load plus working 2 shifts a week! I have heard if you are dedicated you will do well and I am dedicated! At 30 it is time to get this knocked out!!!