Quote from RPCV
Hi all -
Well I was provisionaly accepted to Catholics accelerated program. I was told I absoultly needed organic chem in order to start in the fall. I took 5 weeks of leave (unpaid) from my job and enrolled at Montgomery college (well over an hour to get there every day, out of state tutition for a total of $1,600). Well I could not keep up with the course at all. 5 credits in 5 weeks in insanity. I am also taking micro at night. My contract threatened to pull my health insurance while I was on leave so I had to come back and work at least 15 hours. The Prof (who is amazing) would give 3 or 4 homework assignments (10 questions per assignment) each night - but I had to go to work after class and then onto micro until 10 PM. There was no way I could pass. So I am taking the class as an audit now. If I had dropped it I would have only gotten like $100 back. I see it as an investment into the next tiem I take the class.
So long story short - Catholic might now deny my entry in to the program becasue of this ONE class. I have served in the Peace Corps, I currently work for large international aid organization, I volunteer, I am a doula -- I think I am pretty decent canidate.... I have been taking pre reqs since spring of 04. Paying out the arse, no life, no time.... Just to get this far into it and to be told to turn back. I am waiting for the Dean/person in charge of accelerated admissions to call me back.
So now I am filling out applications for Georgetown accelerated spring entry program. Worst part - I had told my office I was leaving. THey started to recruit for my position --- now all that is on hold. ARGHHHH!!!!
sorry for the rant, but no one else seems to empathize.
Worst thing is, organic chem really isn't that critical for nursing. It's good stuff to know, but many schools don't require it at all. Good luck!