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  1. Hi Everyone!
    I'm new to allnurses and wanted to introduce myself. Thirteen years ago I was attending WVU-Parkersburg with a pre-nursing major. I completed quite a few of my pre-req classes but moved to Florida. I put everything on hold waiting for in-state tuition, became employed with a company and started moving through the ranks. I'm still with that company 11 years later. However, I really want to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. I worked as a CNA and a Home Health and Hospice Aid while in college previously and I loved the work.

    So now, with three children, a husband and a full time job I'm starting back to school. I have the following classes to take:

    Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy
    Ethics and Critical Thinking
    Intermediate Algebra
    A&P I
    A&P II
    Microbiology

    This term I'm taking Nutrition, Ethics and Algebra Monday-Thursday evenings. That will leave the sciences which I'm going to take one each term until my pre-reqs are complete.

    Anyway, I look forward to joining all of you!
    Last edit by coffeeaftermidnight on May 6, '09 : Reason: fixing the site name - ugg! lol
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    About coffeeaftermidnight

    Joined: Apr '09; Posts: 36; Likes: 9
    Intranet Business Manager; from US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Home Health, Hospice and Med/Surg

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  3. by   editor2rn
    Welcome! Good luck!
  4. by   tnbutterfly
    Hello and welcome to Allnurses!




    Good luck as you continue to pursue your dream. You will find lots of helpful and encouraging information on this site.
  5. by   Future-nurse
    Quote from coffeeaftermidnight
    Hi Everyone!
    I'm new to allnurses and wanted to introduce myself. Thirteen years ago I was attending WVU-Parkersburg with a pre-nursing major. I completed quite a few of my pre-req classes but moved to Florida. I put everything on hold waiting for in-state tuition, became employed with a company and started moving through the ranks. I'm still with that company 11 years later. However, I really want to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. I worked as a CNA and a Home Health and Hospice Aid while in college previously and I loved the work.

    So now, with three children, a husband and a full time job I'm starting back to school. I have the following classes to take:

    Essentials of Nutrition and Diet Therapy
    Ethics and Critical Thinking
    Intermediate Algebra
    A&P I
    A&P II
    Microbiology

    This term I'm taking Nutrition, Ethics and Algebra Monday-Thursday evenings. That will leave the sciences which I'm going to take one each term until my pre-reqs are complete.

    Anyway, I look forward to joining all of you!
    Congrats on choosing nursing

    Just from my experience I would always try to take 1 science class each semester with an easy class to balance it out (exp: a&p1 + nutrition in the first semester, a&p2 + math the second semester, etc) It would make it only 3 semesters instead of 4. I did the same thing your talking about when I first went back to school and looking back I really wish I would have maximized my time by take a science class that first semester.

    Then again I could just mind my own business though so sorry if I overstepped my bounds :chuckle

    Good luck on making it to the top!
  6. by   coffeeaftermidnight
    Thanks everyone!

    Future-nurse, you are certainly not overstepping your bounds. I really wanted to do as you mentioned, unfortunately, I debated with myself far too long and A&P was full for the summer term when I finally decided to bite the bullet. My school also won't let you start A&P or Micro without the Alegebra credit. So I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. Although, part of me thinks working full time with a family; taking the sciences will be better when I can devote 100% of study time to thoroughly learning the material.

    Once I have my pre-req's complete and am accepted in a nursing program, I am going to quit my job so I am focused on the nursing program.

    I look forward to getting to know everyone here!

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