Quote from shyne77
Thank you guys for your input. HoneyGamble, I did take Bio in high school, but I will talk to a counselor to see where I stand. So the hold up would be science? I can take a class online. Is that in addition to any other pre'reqs I may be taking? I dont know much about cc. Have you been back to school since you finished at Kee? I want to go to TCC or Thomas Nelson Community College(TNCC). They seem to be by best options. How long is a semester in CC? After high school, the only other school I attended was MCI and they had 5 week mods...and on to the next set of classes. Im hoping to complete my pre'reqs and nuring program in less than 3 yrs. Is this realistic?
I'm currently a student at TCC and working on my pre-reqs. The fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks long and the summer semester is 10 weeks. I'm taking my first anatomy and physiology class this summer. I will be taking my lecture online and then I have to go in twice a week for my lab. I have all the other classes done like the englishes, psychologys, sociologys, etc. It is possible to get it done within 3 years however keep in mind that most nursing programs
have an application deadline that seems to run in the spring semester. The key is to do your research on the schools you are interested in and what pre-reqs are required to be eligible to apply. For instance, in order to be eligible to apply for TCC's nursing program you can have BIO 141, BIO 150, ENG 111, MTH 3, and SDV 101 completed with a "C" or higher-this can be done within 2 semesters. The cost per credit at TCC is $101.50 I think and they use that per credit cost for their nursing program as well.
Right now I'm waiting to hear from Norfolk State about admission into their associates program that starts August of this year. All I needed in order to be eligible to apply to them was to have Biology with lab, Chemistry with lab, General Math, and Algebra. I took Chemistry, General Math, and Algebra in high school and that was over 10 years ago and they accepted it. I just had to take my BIO with lab at the college level. I have been hearing they have alot of self learning and some people don't like that. I'm ok with a little self learning so I'm willing to take the risk. I'm just using them as a starting point and I plan on getting my bachelor's from another university.