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I'm going to be a Nurse BUT.....(please read, need ur comments)

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I have a lot of passion to become a Nurse, and I'm just generally, very considerate, optimistic and thorough (but kind of slow). I'm very excited about becoming an LPN as I do Home Health Care (HHA); although overwhelmed too. Right now, I'm studying for the TEAS test and I have NO, aboslutely NO backround in science beyond seventh grade (dropped out of tenth grade and fell asleep/cheated on tests all throughout). The thing is, I was very depressed at that time, and miserable. Now, I realize I'm very happy, and compassionate when helping people; and this is what I live for, even today: it really makes my day! I have a thirteenth grade reading level, eleventh grade math/language level but, probably like a sixth grade science level. I need chemistry, biology, earth science, and things like...to know the different species of kingdoms of plants/animals, and I'm just overwhelmed. Today's my third consecutive day of studying ten hours a day, and, although I'm doing the best I can, and feel I'm making a difference, I just some times feel like it's not going to come because it's so far away. Do you guys think I can do it based on my situation, and can you relate stories or feelings with me please?

I'd say just to maybe take one or two classes at a time so you can allow yourself enough time to study. Have you looked into getting a tutor? Most colleges have a tutoring office. You may just need to find out what you need to do. Sometimes you just need to schedule a time with them.

You may find nursing school to be too fast paced so you will probably need to find ways to adapt to it. Definitely take advantage of all the school resources available to you.

Good luck!

I'd suggest taking a few classes before jumping into taking the TEAS. You can do anything you set your mind to if you work hard and prepare for it. Given what you posted, I don't know if you are prepared to take the TEAS just yet. Don't shoot yourself in the foot. A lot of folks want to hurry up and get things done but sometimes you have to step back and take it slow to ensure the best outcome. Are you in school right now? If not I suggest signing up at your local CC and taking a few classes before you take the TEAS. Some schools give you limited chances at taking the TEAS so you want to be ready.

Good luck!

I'd suggest taking a few classes before jumping into taking the TEAS. You can do anything you set your mind to if you work hard and prepare for it. Given what you posted, I don't know if you are prepared to take the TEAS just yet. Don't shoot yourself in the foot. A lot of folks want to hurry up and get things done but sometimes you have to step back and take it slow to ensure the best outcome. Are you in school right now? If not I suggest signing up at your local CC and taking a few classes before you take the TEAS. Some schools give you limited chances at taking the TEAS so you want to be ready.

Good luck!

Yeah. I'm in a state accredited college, taking the prepatory courses for LPN (Introduction to Healthcare and Anatomy and Phsyiology), they're both six week courses, and I'm currently getting a full-time job for Home-Health-Aid, so it's a lot of stock right now, but I can't do it any other way, have a house (renting) and I'm married. Thank you though, I might just wait altogether, for about a month. Yes, my school says you can't take the test any more than once every month, for a maximum time of three a year, and it cost forty bucks each time.

I'd say just to maybe take one or two classes at a time so you can allow yourself enough time to study. Have you looked into getting a tutor? Most colleges have a tutoring office. You may just need to find out what you need to do. Sometimes you just need to schedule a time with them.

You may find nursing school to be too fast paced so you will probably need to find ways to adapt to it. Definitely take advantage of all the school resources available to you.

Good luck!

Sure. It's just science is you know it or you don't. My college has a really good website for helping with math/english.

the teas is not that bad, if you buy the ati study guide you'll do fine. math is just mostly % problems, reading is reading, the science section is almost all general biology with is covered in the study guide. there was maybe 2 a&p questions, 2 physics questions (which i totally questioned on), 1 geology question, and a few chemistry questions. maybe you should go pick up a old biology text book from the library and read up on the material that you dont understand. i hardly studied the science section and got a 93 on it, and i hadn't seen general biology and general chemistry since my first degree. just make sure your ready becuz some schools have a limit on how many times you can take the teas (my school only allowed 2). if you canvisit a professor and ask for help. i went to a random chem teacher and asked if i could have some help on the chemistry section of the teas study guide, she agreed and gave me a crash course of the material. teachers like it when you ask for help, so don’t be afraid to ask.

if you have any question you can ask me :)

the teas is not that bad, if you buy the ati study guide you'll do fine. math is just mostly % problems, reading is reading, the science section is almost all general biology with is covered in the study guide. there was maybe 2 a&p questions, 2 physics questions (which i totally questioned on), 1 geology question, and a few chemistry questions. maybe you should go pick up a old biology text book from the library and read up on the material that you dont understand. i hardly studied the science section and got a 93 on it, and i hadn't seen general biology and general chemistry since my first degree. just make sure your ready becuz some schools have a limit on how many times you can take the teas (my school only allowed 2). if you canvisit a professor and ask for help. i went to a random chem teacher and asked if i could have some help on the chemistry section of the teas study guide, she agreed and gave me a crash course of the material. teachers like it when you ask for help, so don't be afraid to ask.

if you have any question you can ask me :)

i don't understand the difference between kinetic and mechanical energy, and what rock forms/names do you think i should study for the test?

When do you have to have the TEAS exam done? Do you have the time to wait until you have some more science classes done? I will suggest that having A & P 1 and 2, and Chemistry done BEFORE you take the TEAS and then studying the ATI guide will give you the best chance of doing good on the science section. =)

When do you have to have the TEAS exam done? Do you have the time to wait until you have some more science classes done? I will suggest that having A & P 1 and 2, and Chemistry done BEFORE you take the TEAS and then studying the ATI guide will give you the best chance of doing good on the science section. =)

Thank you but I only have about a month, and in that month I'm taking Anatomy and Phsyiology, along with Introduction to Healthcare (six week classes).