Doing my pre-request!!!

  1. I have a lot of questions!!!
    I am doing my pre-request in collin county community college now and I am at 3.0 GPA and I have AP1, AP2, and microbiology left to take (science wise). There classes I am consider retaking to increase my GPA. my plan is to take AP1 in this spring semester and take AP2 and microbiology together in the summer to be able and apply in august for the 2018 spring semester.
    My questions are
    Is it a good idea to take AP2 and microbiology together in the summer?

    What is the best way to prep for the TEAS exam and the PSB? I would like to find classes that are not online.

    I want to apply for Texas woman university and for collin college ( that is why I have to prep for both TEAS and PSB). What tips do you guy have to increase my chances in getting accepted?

    what other schools in Texas also have a good nursing programs with good financial aid opportunities? what are the least competitive schools all states wise?

    And again, what about taking AP2 and microbiology in the summer together while preparing for TEAS and PSB?
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  3. by   203bravo
    both AP 2 and micro are very information and time intensive.. I personally wouldn't take them together during a shortened summer semester... but that's just me.
  4. by   xxstarrynitesxx
    Like 203bravo said, both of those classes are quite information heavy. While I do sympathize with wanting to finish things as quickly as possible, I would also suggest spacing them out as it is more important to do well in the classes, learn the information, and build a solid foundation for nursing school. Most people I know who took both classes together during a regular semester could not pull of A's in both. I'm not familiar with either school you plan on applying to, but the program I want to get into gives quite a bit of the points to the three sciences. If the programs are competitive, then you have to perform well in those courses to help raise your GPA.

    Regarding the TEAS, there is a section devoted to it on here. I would also recommend checking out YouTube to see some of the videos other people have made about their experience and tips they have to offer. You can use tips offered by people who took the 5th version as they can be applied to your studying, but try to find people who took version 6. I can try to suggest a couple of people to watch if you'd like. You may be able to find something on the other test as well.

    Keep working hard and best wishes!
  5. by   meanmaryjean
    Sally,
    No snark intended - I sense that perhaps English is not your first language. The word is 'prerequisites'.

    PS: Kudos to ALL of you second-language folks out there is AN-land. I cannot even fathom the amount of work, time, and study that goes into becoming a nurse in another language. Much respect!
  6. by   sally.abusabha
    Thank you so much for the advice, and sure I would love to know some people that you suggest. xxstarrynitesxx
  7. by   sally.abusabha
    I feel so stupid for doing such a mistake, and I cannot fix it. Also, yes english is my second language. It has not been easy! meanmaryjean, DNP, RN
  8. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from sally.abusabha
    I feel so stupid for doing such a mistake, and I cannot fix it. Also, yes english is my second language. It has not been easy! meanmaryjean, DNP, RN
    No reason to feel stupid- I would probably start a war or something butchering a language in another country!
  9. by   xxstarrynitesxx
    Quote from sally.abusabha
    Thank you so much for the advice, and sure I would love to know some people that you suggest. xxstarrynitesxx
    I just realized I had found some of the people and never posted it! I am so sorry. Here are three people I would suggest taking a look as they did well on the TEAS. There are a number of other people out there who have videos for the latest version of the test. Some are more helpful than others, but I feel like each person does have something to add. Best wishes!

    1. Blossom With Jessica (score 95%)
    2. HeyItsBrittney (score 86%)
    3. Taylor Kelly (80%)

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