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I see chats for all of you under 25 and those of you over 35. now those stuck in the middle have a room to..:chuckle... Read More

  1. by   babynursewannab

    um....good luck?

    It sounds strange that they didn't give you any guidelines. What are the main topics in your syllabus? Maybe you should study those in depth and anything else, skim over.

    Just a thought.
  2. by   Lisa1970
    No syllabus.... I have to take this test to test out of fundamentals. I took it a few years ago in LPN school. In order for me to get credit for it I have to pass. I was told that it is a NLN test & that I could retake once if I had to
  3. by   shanzo89

    Good luck, no idea what to tell you! Do you have the book that you used in the class that you took before? Maybe you could just skim that to refresh your memory!

    My name is Shannon, and I have two boys, 8 and 5. I have a degree in education, but have been a SAHM for the last five years. My going back to school has been kind of a joke in the family now. They all want to know what my "next degree" after nursing will be. I just tell them that I don't know what I want to do when I grow up yet! Although my 8 year old told me that I should be a weather forecaster on the news when I'm done being a nurse. Funny boy!

    I feel the same guilt a lot of you feel about going to school with kids/hubbys. I get the same thing. Actually my oldest started to cry when I told him I was going to school in the fall to be a nurse. He said, "But you said you weren't going to have a job again, your job is to take care of us!" I felt so bad! Of course, about an hour later he wanted to know when I was going to go to work so he could stay at Grandma's house! Kids!!

  4. by   Lisa1970
    What anantomy & physiology book are you or have you used in the past?
  5. by   AngelicNurse2B
    Hi guys! I'm another one stuck in the middle with you all!
    A little introduction: My name is Angela, I'm 26 years old, I live at the beach in CA with my boyfriend and my "baby", a 3 year old shih tzu named Gizmo.
    I just started my CNA course on Tuesday, and I'm so excited to be "under way" now. I went to college right out of high school for a different major (creative writing), so a lot of my credits will transfer (math, english, psych, etc.). All I have to take are my schools nursing prereq's which are micro, A&P, and CNA. I plan to work as a CNA while I take A&P and micro this fall and spring, and then fingers crossed I will start the RN program and graduate 3 years from now! There used to be a long waiting list for the RN program at my school, but my teacher told us Tuesday that since they made the CNA a prereq, it has really cut down the waiting list since it "weeds out" those who would apply to the RN program not having any clue what a nurse really does, and ultimately drop out. Yay!
    Well, that's a bit about me...looking forward to chatting with all of you!
  6. by   shanzo89

    My A&P book was Human Anatomy and Phsiology by Elaine N Marieb, 5th edition. Published by Benjamin Cummings, an imprint of Addison Wesley Longman, Inc. Or so the book says. We had a webiste that you could visit at, but it was only accessible if you had a new textbook. Our lab manual was by the same company, but the 6th edition.

    Hope that helps!

  7. by   Lisa1970
    ty Shannon. It would be so much easier if they just gave you the info that you are requesting.......
  8. by   colleen10
    I'm 27 and am taking A&P right now during summer session.

    I allready have a degree in Agricultural Science so, hopefully, most classes will transfer. I'm not yet sure when I want to enter the actual nursing program. I am currently trying to find a position as a Patient Care Tech. or as a CNA student. Want to get some experience under my belt and it would be nice to find someone to pay for my classes.

    As far as husbands and boyfriends go, my husband will ignore me all day and then finally, after I've allready been asleep in bed for about an hour, he'll come to bed and want to talk.

    Does that happen to anyone else?
  9. by   Future RN in WA
    Hey Everyone!

    I barely make it in here, but here I am. My name is Shannon. I am 34, married and a mother of 6. 5 boys ages 16, 11, 6, 4 and 2 and 1 girl age 10. My husband supports us all, and it usually is a little rough making ends meet, but he is a trooper and is the one who told me to go back to school 2 1/2 years ago.

    I too experience the guilt of feeling like I am taking away from family time, but I deal with it. They just have to understand sometimes. I still make all the football and softball games. I have been to all the talent shows and graduations. Sometimes I am doing it with a textbook in my hands, but I am there.

    I finish my prerequisites this summer and start into my Junior year of the BSN in August. I am very excited.

    To Lisa1970, oh it isn't just you! I have had a hard time learning to study all over again. I finally took a class on College Success and they "retaught" me how to study and outline and take notes and several other things. It can truly make you feel like a basket case trying to do all of this and raise a family.

    Well, I have rambled enough. Good Luck Everyone. Talk to you soon!
  10. by   Lisa1970
    I was in my room tonight studying, and all of my family decided to watch tv in here with me. Do you realize how hard it is to read while Everyone loves Raymond is on..... lol gotta love the families..................:-)
  11. by   kittyw
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  12. by   JillyT
    Lisa, it's not just you. I'm taking Chemistry right now and it can suck my big toe! I feel like I have to study twice as hard as everyone else. I'm sure that's not true, but it's very frustrating. Anyone have some good studying tips?

  13. by   Lisa1970
    How is Chem? I am going to take chem, AP 1, psych, & written comm2 in the fall. I found this study sheet. I will try to copy it here, but if you wnt I can attach it to email and send to you.