Published Apr 19, 2004
Hi, This summer I am beginning the prereq for nursing school. Chem,anat,microbio, etc. So I am curious to know what's ahead of me?? Is it really as hard as they say??? I am hoping to attend ECU school of nursing next January. Also I am trying to figure out which courses to take together. Is it a bad idea to take anat w/microbio, or chemistry?? I am concerned because from the way it looks, at least once I will have to do so! Please let me know! Thanks
I view " hard " as something you don't want to do. The school grind is continuous and will certainly require discipline of your time and your focus. You sound motivated and have a plan laid out. You will be fine as long as you realize that TIME is precious and you will probably have to really change your routine to accomodate study/rest/nutrition to keep you going strong !
Best wishes !
Spoiled1, MSN, RN
I said "hard" only because that is the way most people I know have described it. I don't expect it to be easy. It just seems like everytime I mention Nursing school, someone replies by saying how "hard" it is. So i was just wondering if it's as bad as everyone tends to make it seem. I know that everyone's situation is different. Thank you for your kind words.
I view " hard " as something you don't want to do. The school grind is continuous and will certainly require discipline of your time and your focus. You sound motivated and have a plan laid out. You will be fine as long as you realize that TIME is precious and you will probably have to really change your routine to accomodate study/rest/nutrition to keep you going strong !Best wishes !
Nursing IS hard, but if you work hard enough for it, you'll do fine. There are so many options for extra help here in greenville. At ECU, you have the nursing association. We have supplemental instruction at PCC. Tons of extras...I wouldn't recommend taking a lot of "hard" classes together, but you probably won't have a choice. My anatomy from ECU didn't transfer to PCC, so I am taking the second AP course with some med surg nursing...talk about pure hell, but those of us who are doing it are making it. We stick together, support each other. You'll meet a lot of people from your classes who are also trying to get into nursing. See my other post regarding SON entrance at ECU. Send me a pm if you want to talk more! -Andrea
I took Chem, both A&P's separately. I just got accepted to LCC's Assoc Degree RN program, and the rumor is that ECU & Pitt Comm Coll have a nightmare point system to get into the nursing program and it is very difficult to get into. I wish you luck, and hope things work out for you.
Nursing school is challenging!! Very challenging. It can also be fun at times and make you want to run in a corner and hide at other times. There is alot of information to retain and then regurgitate and utilize in a clinical setting. You will do fine, though. If you really want to be a nurse and finish nursing school...you will find a way through it! Good luck!
Currently at PCC, went to ECU for a while. ECU used to go by GPA, pretty sure they still go by it. I know folks with a 3.3 who didn't get in. At Pitt, we have a point system. I got in my FIRST try here! Don't knock it yet. -Andrea
Hi I did read your other post. I also just read a post about a point system at ECU and Pitt CC? Do you know anything about that?? I am actually not in Greenville now, I live in the Charlotte area. I will be taking my prereq's at CPCC this summer, only if there is space available!! I am hoping to transfer back to ECU only because that was where I went first, and also because I really want my BSN. ADN is my "plan B".
what do you mean by nightmare point system??
Pitt judges admission by points, rather than GPA. Example...A&P is worth 40 points for an A, 32 points for a B, 25 for a C (don't remember exact numbers, pulling #'s out the a** there!) and that's for the first time you take it. The number of points also depends on how many credits the class is worth. Ex: English might be 30 points for an A instead of 40. At the end of the semester, points are added up. You need to have at least 100 points for admission. I had probably around 130 some. -Andrea
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