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Hi, I hope I am posting this in the right place (first time on this site as a member)!

I was hoping to receive some advice on which classes to take in the Fall 2013 semester. I am currently in CCBC in Maryland and have already completed the majority of prerequisites that I need. I have used the Artsys website to make sure that my course will transfer after I (hopefully) receive my ASN. The only things I have left to take after Spring are the Biology classes. Any ideas of what to take that would be useful and possibly put me ahead??

The course I have already done/will do in the Spring are as follows:

ENGLISH 101

ENGLISH 102

SPEECH 101

SOCIOLOGY 101

MATH 111

MATH 163

PSYCH 101

PSYCH 103

WOMEN'S STUDIES 101

HEALTH 101

ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT 101

INTO TO COMPUTERS 101

PHILOSOPHY 103

BIOLOGY 110

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Devon Rex has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in Rehab, Ortho-Spine, Med-Surg, & Psych.

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Hello,

Every college has their rules on what is required before you apply for their nursing program. The link below will tell you everything you need to know to get to that point.

Nursing

Online Nursing

If you have further questions, you're best to contact an advisor to get the most accurate information applicable to your college.

Advising Centers Location, Phone Numbers, and Hours of Operation

Best wishes to you! :)

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I chose PSY 101, SOC 101, US History&Constitution, and Biology classes. I ended up with all same grades.

My PSY 101 professor told me that I shouldn't take Soc 101 and Psy 101 at the same time.

I was fine and no confusion.

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I don't think I was very clear in my post. I have already completed majority of those courses. The only ones that I will need to take after this Spring will be A&P I and II and Microbiology. I was wondering if there were any other classes that are recommended.

Thanks for your help guys!

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I don't think I was very clear in my post. I have already completed majority of those courses. The only ones that I will need to take after this Spring will be A&P I and II and Microbiology. I was wondering if there were any other classes that are recommended.

Thanks for your help guys!

The only class that's usually offered at schools but not always required as a pre-req, that I would recommend, is medical terminology. You will find it invauable once you get into A&P and more so once you begin nursing classes. It will give you a leg up in understanding the vast array of terms, prefixes and suffixes, and the class itself is not very difficult, just a good bit of memorization.

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Thanks X_factor! I think that is one that I will do.

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Devon Rex has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in Rehab, Ortho-Spine, Med-Surg, & Psych.

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Sorry, my bad.

You have plenty with A&P 1 and 2, and Microbiology. I wouldn't go beyond what is required as it will stress you out unnecessarily. I would, however, start preparing for the TEAS test. You may find more information here: TEAS Test

Also, any volunteering experience will enhance your application. I would probably go that route as it shows your committment to the betterment of your community, it will not take you as much time as taking another class, cheaper, and it gives you a more diverse background and competitiveness going into nursing school.

Best wishes !!!

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Devon,

I have been volunteering since I was about 9 years old- it's how I know that I would never be happy doing something other than nursing/special ed.

I run my own arts and crafts program for special needs children/young adults and have volunteered elsewhere, both in my community and other countries.

Do schools really take that into account?

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NICUmiiki has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU/PICU Flight Nursing.

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Maybe a medical ethics class.

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Devon Rex has 5 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in Rehab, Ortho-Spine, Med-Surg, & Psych.

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Of course! That is part of who you are! They don't know you from Adam, so make sure you show them all you have done and your passion. Sometimes that speaks volumes and wold tip the balance between you and someone who doesn't have anything else in their background.

You're already a nurse in your heart! You just need to get through school to make it official! :)

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Maybe a medical ethics class.

^ This is also another good suggestion. I'm taking a Biomedical Ethics class in the spring as my humanities elective, as it will cover some good discussion material relavent to the nursing profession with topics such as abortion, right to die, human euthanasia, stem cell research, ect.

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Racer15 has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED.

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Chemistry

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