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by KMP77 KMP77 (Member)

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I just saw this section!? Im still checking out all the diff sections and didnt realize this is where I prob should be posting LOL. Im not in school, but I want to be a nurse SO bad...a L&D nurse. I didnt do good in HS, but others have told me that's ok. Its the college classes that count. Which makes me feel much better. I just hope I can get into a school! I guess the 1st step is calling and making an appt with a counselor? Do I explain I want to take the courses I need to get into a nursing school? And once I pass those classes THEN I apply to nursing schools right? I want this SO bad!

A little about me. Im 30 and a SAHM to 3 kids. 10, 5 and almost 3. I have a wonderful hubby and we live in NJ.

I know it's not going to be easy, everyone keeps telling me how hard it'll be. But I really want this!

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WDWpixieRN is a RN and specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

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KMP77: Daytonite is pretty much our resident expert here. A nurse with many years of experience, and obviously a ton of knowledge, she has answered your questions several times. Go back to some of the previous threads you have posted and read her replies. Print them out; use them as your guide.

Get the college course catalog; make an appointment with a counselor; get your high school transcripts sent over; call Admissions and see where you are in the admissions process.

All of that must be done first. They will guide you from there for your specific college.

Best wishes!!

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Hi KMP77. Just meet with an advisor tell them that you want to major in Nursing and they will help you map out a plan of attack. Good Luck!

Thank you!!!

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Sorry it took so long to get back to you, Bergen Community College is where I took all my pre and co req's. They also have a nursing program. I have applied, but did not har back from them yet (but I will soon).

I also applied at Holy Name Hospital which has a nursing program, and I have been accepted there already, but I would prefer to go to Bergen CC due to the cost - since I am not working while I attend school.

Lori

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No prob Lori! How did you do with your pre-req courses? What are co-req? How long did it take and did you go full time? Way to go for getting into Holy Name!! Thats great!

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Well, I maintained a 4.0 - but I studied a lot. Co-requisite courses are not nursing courses - but courses you take with nursing courses - no need to take beforehand. For me, the day program at Bergen, co-reqs were AP2, two humanities electives, psy1, dev psy, sociology, wellness and exercise (like a gym class), microbiology and that's it. Actually, I did not take micro - I will take that next summer. Unless I did not get into Bergen. Holy Name gives micro as part of the course.

So, where did you apply?

Lori

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Cool Lori! I havent applied anywhere yet. Im thinking of Essex County, Passaic, even Bergen. I did fill something out for Bloomfield College for pre-nursing courses. Im assuming thats what I need?! Its very confusing to me lol.

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