Austin Community College - ACC - Spring '12 Hopefuls

  1. 0 Heyyyy everyone! There isn't a thread yet for the Spring '12 hopefuls, so I thought I'd start one

    I just finished Microbiology, College Algebra and 4 of my 5 coreq's, and all I have left is Physiology, Pharmacology and Human Growth & Development to take in the Spring '11. Woohoo! I'm so excited. Anyone else out there applying for that semester?

    P.S. Haha! I don't know why, but the title inserted a sad face in it. It was supposed to be a little pig :smackingf haha!
    Last edit by TheHotPinkLady on Dec 9, '10 : Reason: Sad face in the title
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  4. Visit  annbananz} profile page
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    Hey There!

    I'M SO glad you started this thread! I too am applying for Spring 2012. I just completed Anatomy this semester. I hate the fact that Anatomy is the "gateway" class for ALL (except math) the pre-req courses....oh well!

    I'll be taking Physiology with the same prof I took with in Anatomy...she's totally AWESOME! I'll also be taking Micro and Pharmacology in class and Human Growth & Development and English Comp I on line. I know it's a bit CRAZY but I really just want to start nursing school already.

    How was Micro? I kind of know what to expect in the other classes except Micro and Pharmacology. I'm kind of scared of Pharmacology because of the dosage calculations...hopefully I'll be able to get through it.
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    I just finished all my pre-reqs this semester! I'm applying for nursing school for Fall '11. Pharmacology is not very scary just a lot of memorization. Dosage calculations are really easy go 100 on all three. Microbiology was really easy and I had lot of fun in lab. Physio is so much better then anatomy. I had great professors. Good luck in your classes. I took pharmacology and physiology at the same time I think it really helped.
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    Quote from kzarosky
    I just finished all my pre-reqs this semester! I'm applying for nursing school for Fall '11. Pharmacology is not very scary just a lot of memorization. Dosage calculations are really easy go 100 on all three. Microbiology was really easy and I had lot of fun in lab. Physio is so much better then anatomy. I had great professors. Good luck in your classes. I took pharmacology and physiology at the same time I think it really helped.
    kzarosky,

    Thanks for the info! I know for sure I have a GREAT Physio prof since I took her for Anatomy. Hopefully, I'll have great profs for all my other classes...I did use ratemyprofessor.com so we'll see.

    Best of Luck with your application!

    Oh, BTW, did you take the HESI yet?
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    Quote from annbananz
    hey there!

    i'm so glad you started this thread! i too am applying for spring 2012. i just completed anatomy this semester. i hate the fact that anatomy is the "gateway" class for all (except math) the pre-req courses....oh well!

    i'll be taking physiology with the same prof i took with in anatomy...she's totally awesome! i'll also be taking micro and pharmacology in class and human growth & development and english comp i on line. i know it's a bit crazy but i really just want to start nursing school already.

    how was micro? i kind of know what to expect in the other classes except micro and pharmacology. i'm kind of scared of pharmacology because of the dosage calculations...hopefully i'll be able to get through it.
    hey annbananz! i know, the fact that they tell you you can split the classes up between two semesters in the info session is a total joke :-( i only was able to take micro this semester because i already took it at ut. those tricksters!

    wow, that's quite a courseload! but, when you really, truly want something, sometimes it's worth taking on a lot to get it :-) i'm so ready to be done too, i've been taking prereq's/coreq's for a year now already...

    i actually really enjoyed micro a lot, and i got an a without *too* much effort. if you happen to have villarreal (or really, any professor, i'm sure this would work), all i did was record all of his lectures (lab instructions, too) and write them all out, and i only studied those. i didn't study the powerpoints, the exam reviews, or anything else. it's a really interesting class too

    who are you taking for anatomy? i really didn't like my anatomy prof, i dropped her at 3am before her first exam when i realized i really didn't want to put up with her for another four exams!
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    Quote from kzarosky
    i just finished all my pre-reqs this semester! i'm applying for nursing school for fall '11. pharmacology is not very scary just a lot of memorization. dosage calculations are really easy go 100 on all three. microbiology was really easy and i had lot of fun in lab. physio is so much better then anatomy. i had great professors. good luck in your classes. i took pharmacology and physiology at the same time i think it really helped.
    woohoo! i'm taking pharm and phys at the same time too :d
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    I'll send you a private message as to which profs I'm taking next semester. I'm not so sure, but I don't think we are allowed to name professors.
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    hey annbananz! i know, the fact that they tell you you can split the classes up between two semesters in the info session is a total joke :-( i only was able to take micro this semester because i already took it at ut. those tricksters!

    wow, that's quite a courseload! but, when you really, truly want something, sometimes it's worth taking on a lot to get it :-) i'm so ready to be done too, i've been taking prereq's/coreq's for a year now already...

    i actually really enjoyed micro a lot, and i got an a without *too* much effort. if you happen to have villarreal (or really, any professor, i'm sure this would work), all i did was record all of his lectures (lab instructions, too) and write them all out, and i only studied those. i didn't study the powerpoints, the exam reviews, or anything else. it's a really interesting class too

    who are you taking for anatomy? i really didn't like my anatomy prof, i dropped her at 3am before her first exam when i realized i really didn't want to put up with her for another four exams!
    i hate the fact that we have to wait a whole semester after applying to start the adn program.

    thanks for the advice on micro! one of my classmates in anatomy kind of scared me about it. but then again she took it in the summer and she said her prof was not that great.

    i wonder if there are any other hopefuls out there (either fall 11 or spring 12). it'd would be interesting to get their feedback on this whole process.
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    [color=white]hesi!
    Last edit by kzarosky on Dec 11, '10
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    Quote from annbananz

    Oh, BTW, did you take the HESI yet?
    I have not taken the HESI yet Will be taking it in January. I have a study guide and I have talked to people who have taken it and I have been told it is really easy.

    What campus are you currently attending?
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    I took Anatomy at the round Rock campus and Intro to Chem at Cypress.

    Next semester, I'll be taking Phsyio and Micro at Cypress and Pharm at RR.
  14. Visit  Hope34} profile page
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    Hi everyone,

    I just got done this semester with all 10 classes (co- and pre- requisites). I took microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, and human development together at 2 seperate schools. I am proud to say all classes were completed with no grade lower than a "B." I am taking my HESI exam next month. I just recently changed my major to RN after moving to Austin, TX. I'm a hopeful for either fall 2011 or spring 2012. The way I view the nursing application process is like waiting in line for checkout at a grocery store. We'll all get our chance if we stay patient. LOL. Meaning it's not a matter of if you will get in, but more a matter of when you will start the program. Has anyone already taken the HESI? I know they had an early testing date of November for fall 2011 applicants.
    Last edit by Hope34 on Dec 15, '10
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    Quote from Hope34
    Hi everyone,

    I just got done this semester with all 10 classes (co- and pre- requisites). I took microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, and human development together at 2 seperate schools. I am proud to say all classes were completed with no grade lower than a "B." I am taking my HESI exam next month. I just recently changed my major to RN after moving to Austin, TX. I'm a hopeful for either fall 2011 or spring 2012. The way I view the nursing application process is like waiting in line for checkout at a grocery store. We'll all get our chance if we stay patient. LOL. Meaning it's not a matter of if you will get in, but more a matter of when you will start the program. Has anyone already taken the HESI? I know they had an early testing date of November for fall 2011 applicants.
    Hey There Hope34!
    Wow...you must be so glad that you're done with all the pre-reqs and co-reqs.

    At least I know one person who took micro, physiology, pharmacology and human growth & development all at once. Now I'm a bit more confident going into the spring semester with exactly the same course load as you with the exception of me taking english comp 1.

    I've been asking people on this site as well as in my classes about the HESI and for the most part a lot have said that it was easier than expected. I attended a nursing info session in November and we were told the only sections that we would be graded on is A&P, Math, and Reading Comprehension, but there are six sections to the test to complete (the other 3 sections won't count against us). I heard the HESI review book that ACC recommends on their nursing website helps a lot with the math section but I haven't heard too much about the it being helpful with the other sections.

    Best of luck with the HESI and your application!


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