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stabilityneeded has 3 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics/hospice.

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I had been researching on the best way to go about furthering in my academic career,i am an LVN and wish to further my education to RN BSN but i have a 7 year old still in school.we are planning on moving to Dallas Texas in May 2013 and will like to start prereqs online till we move and settle before starting in person classes.I need this following prereqs as far as i've checked some colleges and universities in Dallas online.BIO 1406,1407,1408,2401,2402,2404,Chem 1405,1407,1416 and Psych 2301. I will really love to start now but i am at a brickwall of schools offering them online,i will start any of the classes and continue the ones i can't do online when i reach dallas in the classroom.I will really appreciate your input,thank you all

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Whatever you do, do not go to Excelsior!!! Total rip off monetarily!!! I just enrolled in North Central Texas College.. Everyone I have dealt with so far has been really helpful and nice!! It's an LVN to RN with a BSN pathway. Look them up... www. NCTC.edu. Good luck!!

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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I am not familiar with all of those course numbers. But I would seriously urge you to re-consider trying to do all of your pre-reqs online. Courses that require a lab - need to be done IRL. The lab portion is intended to provide you with 'look and feel' knowledge that is an essential part of many sciences. For instance, when you are doing a physical assessment, you need to have an accurate mental model of the underlying anatomical structures you are touching.... just not possible even with the most sophisticated virtual environments today.

Real life classes also enable you to interact in 'real time' with your instructor & other students - to ensure that you have an accurate understanding of each concept & provide you with quick feedback/assistance when you need it. In online classes, even with the most responsive and dedicated instructor, there are time lags to deal with. This has a particularly bad effect on subjects such as math and science where you have to turn around and apply what you just learned to solve a new set of problems. As an online instructor, I discovered that there was a distressingly frequent (worst case) scenario for online courses; By the time the student realized that s/he misunderstood. . . s/he had already failed the quiz.

So - do IRL courses whenever possible... most CC's have evening classes to suit working adults. They're usually much less expensive also.

Best of luck to you!

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What part of the state do you live?? Psych 2301 is intro to psych almost every community college offers this course online. That shouldn't be a hard class to find. Where/how have you searched for these online classes. Since you are moving to Dallas you might just want to stick with Dallas community colleges. Here's their website. DCCCD Home

Under the schedules section there is eCampus. This is all of their online classes. I just did a quick search for biology classes and it's 24 pages. Chances are they offer a lot of the classes you need. https://blackboard2.dcccd.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_2_1

Good luck.

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