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chanks has 6 years experience .

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I am new at Pima (and to Tucson) as a future nursing student. I just wonder if anyone has any tips, advice, etc. Share all info please. I will apply to the program July 2012. I understand the wait list. I am taking chm 130 online. Suggestions?? Is there anywhere at Pima to meet other future Nursing Students? Or perhaps I will in my class.... just excited to get started! Also, any advice on a job to get experience during school? Or anywhere that is flexible with school schedule? Thanks for any/all info!

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Staragate has 5 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Dialysis.

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You will meet them in your pre-req classes. 90% of A&P students are in there for nursing. I suggest you get the pre-reqs out of the way as fast as you can handle and do the co-reqs during your waiting list time. It's so nice to not have to take writing or anything besides nursing courses right now. The west campus is very health profession oriented. I loved my A&P teachers there.

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chanks has 6 years experience.

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Thanks for the reply! Due to courses I transferred in from previous college work, I only need chm, bio, A/P 1 &2. The only support courses I need that can be taken before nursing program entrance are: microbiology, nutrition, dev.psy. I plan to have them all out of the way by next July 2012. Just by chance if there is not a waiting period (i know - wishful thinking!). I am trying to decide now if I can take Chm 130 and Bio 156 both this summer online. Do you think it is possible? I am best in science/math courses. This way I could take a/p starting in the fall and spring. I am registering now if anyone is reading and can let me know if i can take these 2 together...and have a chance of making good grades. I don't have kids or any distractions at home if that helps. :)

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Staragate has 5 years experience as a ADN, ASN, RN and specializes in Dialysis.

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Chem 130 is a tough class. I wouldn't want to tackle it without a teacher to explain the finer points. Bio 156 is a breeze. If you have the knowledge, you can test out of it through assessments. If not, there is no reason you can't take it online. There is or used to be a hybrid class offered at northwest campus during the fall that combines 130/156 but that won't fit into your schedule.

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chanks has 6 years experience.

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Thanks so much for all the info you provided. Great insight in the pm also. I can't yet do pm. I may take accelerated a/p classes in the fall and be on the wait list that much sooner. Gotta find out today if I can register for those prior to completing 156 /130. I wish I didn't need the scheduling convenience of online right now. I'm new to Tucson and doing the job hunt thing. I didn't want to have to address working around a school schedule right up front! I hope for anything in hospital setting. Besides experience, it seems they would be more open to school scheduling . Please feel free to pm any thoughts on that subject! Thanks again.

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