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BMCC pre-nursing Class schedule. Questions

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by JedaM JedaM Member

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I registered for classes today, I know it's late. But here's my classes

ENG101

Chem 121

speech 100

psy 100

A total of 13 credits

I'm lost. The last time i had chemistry was In 9th grade. I never had psychology and I have no idea what speech is. Can anyone provide some clarity for me please? What should i expect of these classes? What school supplies will i need or will be useful? I'm aiming for the nursing program. Are these a good selection of classes?

are there any new mommies in pre-nursing or nursing? I have a 7 month old and he is just a ball of energy, I don't know how I am going to keep up with him, work and school.

Thanks in advance.

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Well, looking at your schedule looks like you'll have your hands full + a 7-month old child! BUT, with good time management/planning before you begin the semester will do you a great deal. Take care of babysitting arrangements, map out your work/study/class schedule on paper to see where you can make time. Don't expect to have a lot of free time, jus grind for 4-months in the books, you have a balanced load of courses I think you can do it.

For the academic side,

1. Focus on your syllabus like it's your bible, trust me it gives you a guide to success and I MEAN FOR EVERY CLASS. Tells you all the points you need, what the assignments are and when they are due. Keep it in front of your binder.

2. PSYC/Speech/ENG depending on your teachers shouldn't be to much of a burden, you just want to get out on a good start in all your courses early on, so you can leave room for mess ups and up-coming emergencies. I recommend using ratemyprofessor to get good/but fair teachers. Chemistry will be your hardest course, that's where most of your studying time should go in my opinion, than English second. Psych/Speech last in the order but like I said I don't know your teachers !

3. Keep your planner everyday so you know whats coming up, show up to class everyday, be active(ask questions, take notes, sit in front!) and try to STUDY everyday evne if you don't have a test do not wait until the last minute. REPETITION IS KEY.

4. If your school has assets for helping people with writing papers, tutoring USE IT. I used my schools writing center for my papers, for about 30/1-Hour session and it helped me a lot on getting them done on time and good.

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Thank u so much kcambition. Very detailed answer

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It's gonna be hard with a 7 month old but you can do it! This is my last semester as a pre-nursing student and I have a 13 month old. I know all to well how time consuming babies are at this age, and the other they get the harder it gets! I found myself not being able to do any school work until after putting her to sleep at night. I wasn't the best at time management but that is key. Also if you have significant other or someone else at home who can entertain your baby; or close family whom you can go over to their house so you can get studying in would help tremendously. My grandmother has been a blessing for me these past couple semesters. One thing I can tell you for sure is that support from loved ones will make this so much easier for you.

ALSO this is very important!!! Bmcc nursing program is very competitive!!! You must aim and I mean really aim for all A's in Mat 104, Eng 101, psych, and anatomy and physiology 1. I started off at BMCC and had to transfer because they basically told me they wouldn't bother giving me an application because I had more than one B! If you want to stay and finish your nursing degree at bmcc I highly suggest you stay on top of your grades and if by midterms you believe you aren't cutting it, drop the class to try again next semester.

Good luck to you!!!

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Thank you besrey. I am very competitive so let the competition begin :) just knowing that its POSSIBLE to get into the nursing program is motivating me. It's all depends on me to do what I have to do. I'm going to try to get as much help as i can from family members.

also I've been studying alot of A&P as a head start. I have a psychology class but I have no idea what to study, do you have any ideas?

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I can't exactly remember which psychology is needed (pre-req)for the nursing program as I took two at bmcc, general and developmental, but both are needed to complete the program. General psych is very broad, I can't even remember a lot of it. I just remember learning on Freud, Skinner, along with other pioneers of psych, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, behavioral reward and punishment, etc.. Developmental psych dealt with development across the lifespan, starting at birth until old age. I'm sorry I can't be of any further help. It was a few years back and so much info!!

You seem very focused though so I'm sure you will be just fine!

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You've been a great help, thank you

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