Quote from aspiringrn1987
I just started on 6/13, also after lots of research and I really like it. I think it will be a challenging program but very doable. I JUST graduated on 5/13 and obtained
my license on 5/20 so I don't have any work experience yet. I'm obviously still in the introductory class. How are the nursing classes after that?
All courses follow the same format for the most part....2 Discussion questions (DQ) each week, and then u have to reply to fellow students as well. And then a paper due on Sunday....some times 2, but normally only 1. And most classes have a group project (CLC) and its usually due week 4 or 5!! They are normally a Powerpoint presentation...should be very easy, but you may find some are slackers....want to argue on topics.....dont show up to the group for awhile.....dont do anything...some plagiarize....good times,lol I actually had pretty good groups....recommend you take the lead and ensure u keep ll communications in the group forum----as the prof can see the forum comments!
When looking for info, don't be afraid to ask the librarians for assistance in finding material. Ensure u look over the RUBRIC to see what has to be covered in the assignment...as not all the info may be in the instructions!! Look over the Assignment requirements early in the week and ask questions....Some profs are slow to respond and had 1 prof state to the class that its a little late to be asking questions on the weekend.
Its a pretty straight program....PERRLA is a great program for APA, well worth the $30.....And u can request profs for classes! And if you want to drop class, DO NOT post anything on the classroom..nothing!! As soon as u have done that, you will lose a certain % of the class tuition! And if u have student loans, taking breaks between classes differs than those paying out of pocket...Much more restrictive if u have student loans! SAVE,SAVE, SAVE ur work numerous times while doing it and save it in multiple places (thumb drive, cloud) As your computer will die at the worst possible time! Enjoy