Quote from ginna121
Okay so i am a older student getting ready to start her prereqs in the spring....My classes are Psy, Political Science, Elementry Algebra and My Humanities class.....Anyone have any advice?????
I returned to school at 37, I'm now 40 (just got a general ASD) and hoping to enter a nursing program in the fall, 2012 - my goal is BSN, but if I don't muster through chem this spring, I will hopefully be in an ASN program. My comfort level was around 9-11 credit hours each semester, with 7 credits with some science courses, as I wanted to give those my all. Granted, I have had a larger than average family with 8 kids at home while going to school, but even with one of the kids leaving the nest, we still have 7 - four of whom have been 9 years old and under. Needless to say my home life is chaotic at best. Pace yourself, give yourself plenty of study time, and make the best grades possible. Don't settle for B's. Those folks who are getting into the nursing programs have near perfect grades, and you will need to as well. When you get to your sciences, make sure to pair your classes so that you can put almost all of your energy and focus on getting A's in those classes. Most schools look closely at your science grades. FIND A STUDY BUDDY! this was a great help to myself, and our crew. We were a group of 6, sometimes 7, at least 32 and older - myself being the oldest. Use the phone, Facebook, messenger, text, whatever it takes to stay in touch and bounce ideas off one another. It will really help get you through. One person may be able to explain an idea to you better than you can understand it alone, and you may be able to help someone else out. You'd be amazed at what you can learn from other students. Breathe. If you stress yourself out, you won't make it through. Eat right, take your vitamins
and study study study!