1. I guess you could call me: pre-pre nursing

    I've recently started school after a 4 year hiatus. I wouldn't say that I was ever a strong student (school definitely wasn't my passion) during high school and my first 2 years of very part time community college. Although, this semester has been proving to be great, as I will finish with A's in each of my classes. I have all of my science courses to take before I can apply- which sounds insanely discouraging- but I'm sticking it out.

    I'm on a semi-tight schedule since I'd like to apply to the RN program for Fall 2010- but may need to wait until 2011 since the school may not let me with 2 sciences concurrent to applying. I plan to take a creative English course, Intro to Chem and Anatomy during Fall 09 semester and Intro to Spanish, Physiology and Microbiology Spring 2010. I am telling myself that it might be a little much but I will not be working and I have no children (other then my fuzzy, 4 legged kind) to interfere with my studies. I assume some students have taken this kind of course load before.. any tips, hints, suggestions? Am I totally insane for trying to take this on? I'll be getting tutors as well and spending most of my time in the lab and/or library. I know I will need a 4.0 to even be considered but I am more than willing to put in the hard work for it.

    Someone, please help ease my obsessive thinking! Thanks for reading
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  3. by   sunray12
    A lot people here have ft jobs and young children so if you have neither then there's no reason why you can't manage your course load. Many people who go to nursing school don't have 4.0 gpa's but you should of course do the best that you can and if that ends up being 4.0 all the way then that's kool. If you put in the time and use tutors when you need to then you should get through this stage of the journey successfully and move on to stage 2 - nursing student. Good luck.
  4. by   Calinurse4
    You won't know until you try!! The worst that will happen is that you'll find out you can't, then you'll have to drop a class and try again later. Although, I'm currently taking both anatomy and microbiology together and I'm surviving...AND I have 4 kids under the age of 10 Good luck!!
  5. by   duhmanduh
    Thanks for the input.

    Listening to everyone (who have kids, who work ft/pt, etc) makes me feel silly for even being concerned!
  6. by   Maseca
    If you're insane for trying to take that on, I must be completely certifiable.

    It's been almost 10 years since I last took a real college class, I'm working full time as a corporate paralegal, am married, have a teenager, AND I'm planning to take A&P 2 and Micro in the Fall.

    Are you insane? Of course not. But it's completely understandable that you're nervous. It's a big step, and that kind of life change always brings a little panic. I think the trick is to use that nervous energy to focus on your studies, and keep looking toward your goals.

    Just think of how amazing you'll feel after having accomplished so much! You can do it!
  7. by   hpfulRN-NJ
    I def think you can do it! other ppl on here have mentioned this before but ppl work ft and have kids.. so work hard and time mgmt is key.. ! Best of Luck I'm sure you will do great