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    I'm taking it at HEB hospital, it's only $35 there.

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    I was glad to see this post; I was wondering the same thing SeattleU08, thanks for starting the thread!

    A couple of follow-up questions:

    How do you know what the "right size" is of knee-highs? I assume the package gives guidelines, but is there anything else I need to know?

    What should I look for in support hose? What level of support? Is there a brand that is better than others?


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    Good luck! I'm quitting my job of 6 years to go back and get a BSN, starting this summer, so I can definitely empathize with your anxiety. For what it's worth, I think making the decision to start taking the prereq's was the hardest part (thus far, anyways.) I don't really have *much* anxiety about the whole thing at this point... mostly, I just can't WAIT to start "real" nursing classes!

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    Hi, I'm in Dallas and I'm positive that there is a weekend LVN program around here somewhere, because I have a coworker that is currently in it. It isn't one of the junior colleges, it's at one of those career training institute type places. Sorry I don't know the name of it, but I thought knowing it existed might help and give you an idea of what direction to "google" in! Good luck!

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    O2BNRN likes this.

    I took A&P (the second time around!) at the south campus a few years ago. I'm sorry, I don't recall the teacher's name anymore, but I do remember she was a veterinarian. She was hilarious in class, graded fairly, and I enjoyed lab with her. Hopefully someone can put a name to my memory, because she'd be another good one to sign up under, if she is still teaching.

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    Thank you so much, everyone, for all of this advice and info. I start nursing school this summer. It is so much easier to handle difficult situations when you "know it is coming" and can already have a strategy in mind.

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    nurse2b2010 likes this.

    Hey there, nurse2b. I know it is easier said than done, but try to not let your mind psych you out of a good grade. The first time I took A&P, it was at a school that didn't have I and II; they did it ALL in one semester. With a lot of detail. And, two weeks into the semester, I got mono. I freaked out, cried, raged, worried, etc. all the way through that semester. And wound up with a D+. Seriously, who gives a D+? I was ONE POINT shy of a C-. And the teacher KNEW how sick I'd been all semester, but wouldn't cut me a break. Needless to say, I was frustrated and FURIOUS.

    So I gave myself a semester off from A&P, and then retook it somewhere else. (That broke it into I and II like all the other normal schools!) And I had to shake off the D+, tell myself this is a new class, new semester, clean slate, all that good stuff. And that time I made B+'s on I and II. To be honest, I didn't even study half as hard the second time as I did the first. I really think it was more about having myself mentally in a good place.

    I wish I could tell you how to conquer A&P, or anything else, mentally...but then again, if I could do that, I'd be making millions on infomercials selling my 5 CD set for just 3 payments of $19.95 plus S&H with a FREE GIFT!

    Good luck! You CAN do it!

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    Anybody else out there starting at TCU in May?

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    Gator Girl 2000 likes this.

    I'm starting the TCU program in a couple of months.

    I'm in a World Religions course now, and I agree with Purple Scrubs, I'm actually enjoying it. Far more interesting than a Texas history or government class! (IMO, anyways.)

    Here is the website for the program:

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    Be sure and check some of the large online discount sites, like Amazon and Overstock, too. They have quite a few of the popular nursing titles.

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    Dang it, this is the disadvantage of mail that comes late in the day. (Usually around FOUR - how am I going to make it that long?!)

    Excuse me while my dog and I locate the postman and chase him down the street...
    (I'll take the dog so maybe will think I'm chasing her chasing the postman...right? LOL)

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    acschott likes this.

    Did you talk to TCU's financial aid department? Most private universities have very good ones (or so I've heard, anyways), since very few students can afford to pay full tuition out-of-pocket.

    They should be able to help you find scholarships/loans/grants, let you know how much you'll be able to borrow, etc.

    Please let us know when you hear from TCU! Good luck!

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    acschott likes this.

    I'm worried about that, too, I'll be quitting my job as a financial analyst, so our income will be cut in half...

    I did just call TCU's nursing department. They confirmed that acceptance letters will go out "in the next week or two."

    GOOD LUCK! It's going to be a loooooong couple of weeks...

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    But degrees that make you a sure-thing for getting into the nursing program! Goodness, I'd say you have the science aspect covered!

    I think I'll call early next week to see when we should we watching the mail. I have another question for them, anyways, and that way we'll know when to start rushing the mailman!

    I'll let you know what I find out... and PLEASE post if you hear anything! Good luck!

    Did you apply to any other programs? I'm TCU-or-bust...