Pre-req ouch - page 2

Well, I've been taking all my pre-reqs at the local comunnity college but they didn't have the physiology class at night next semester so I signed up for it at one of the nursing colleges intown. So... Read More

  1. by   guiltysins
    Quote from seaspray700777
    Oh my heavens: $ 2600 for one class, are you kidding, even a private school, by the time you are done, you would have paid for a Doctor degree. I am not trying to be rude at all but, are you sure it will really matter whether you graduate from a PRIVATE school or a cc. I work with nurses in critical care and it does not matter if they graduated from a private school, University, or a cc, they all get paid the same as a new grad. I know alot of students start out at cc because they are less expensive and then go on to the clinicals, to have University on thier graduation papers for presitge but I see no difference in University vs cc, except sometimes the RN's that have been to a cc seem to have had more clinical experience. Good luck.
    I didn't go to a private school because I thought it made a difference where I graduated. I went to a private school because where I go to school the CC programs are way too competitive and I didn't have a chance at getting into their program. Only the private schools were accepting my low transfer GPA so I had to make due with what I was given. Plus none of the private schools has waiting lists unlike the CC and state schools that I applied to. I did knock out half of my pre-reqs in a state school though so I only had a few left. So I went with the more expensive but guaranteed way of getting into a program.
  2. by   labchic
    You know what Guiltysins, I'll go wherever I can get in too. Good luck!! So...back to me and my dilemma. lol Just kidding
  3. by   guiltysins
    Quote from labchic
    You know what Guiltysins, I'll go wherever I can get in too. Good luck!! So...back to me and my dilemma. lol Just kidding
    LOL no no it is fine, this is your post anyway. Hmmm it comes down to what you really want to do and what you think, not about others. If you think the money is worth it then go for it, if you feel like you'll be okay waiting for the spring semester and it wouldn't kill you, then you should do that.
  4. by   seaspray700777
    Oh, I see now, and I do not blame you for going to a private school. There is a two year waiting list for my cc. It is very depressing seeings I only have micro left. I will have to just take classes so I wont have to start paying my loan back. I will try and take the classes that i perhaps may need for a BA, if I ever want that.
  5. by   Seyma
    Just curious about this whole waitlisting thing...Do these schools you're referencing only accept students by date of application? The schools I applied to (and I only applied to 2) based admission on grades...no wait list..if you didn't get in the first time, you just applied again. It seems so strange that they wouldn't admit the people most highly qualified.
  6. by   guiltysins
    Quote from seaspray700777
    Oh, I see now, and I do not blame you for going to a private school. There is a two year waiting list for my cc. It is very depressing seeings I only have micro left. I will have to just take classes so I wont have to start paying my loan back. I will try and take the classes that i perhaps may need for a BA, if I ever want that.
    It is depressing, the CC's usually have the best programs with more clinical experience.
  7. by   nurse4forever
    Quote from seaspray700777
    Oh, I see now, and I do not blame you for going to a private school. There is a two year waiting list for my cc. It is very depressing seeings I only have micro left. I will have to just take classes so I wont have to start paying my loan back. I will try and take the classes that i perhaps may need for a BA, if I ever want that.
    That is a great idea to take classes needed for a BSN while waiting to start the nursing courses. The CC I plan on attending this fall also have a 2 year waiting period. But many people change their minds and have their names taken off the list so sometimes it is sooner than they say. I can't wait to get started!
  8. by   peytonsmom
    If it were me I would take the class if you can get you in a program sooner. JMO.
  9. by   seaspray700777
    I cannot wait as well. In my cc college, it goes by date of application. Not grades, at least I do not think so. I will eventually get THE LETTER. I am the kind of a person that always thinks the glass is always half full so I will get in eventually. I have waited a lifetime for this dream, as I have said in my post before; I am 50 tomorrow, Who, ho!
    and I have only just begun. I have been a Restaurant Manager and was in charge of sometimes two weddings at a time, as well as a crisis counslor for abused women and believe it or not a pastry chef. Did'nt like that so much but, I am older and am happy to wait for my SOUL calling to be a NURSE is the salt in my sea.
  10. by   nurse4forever
    seaspray... I want to applaud you for going after your dreams. It is never too late. By the way... Happy Birthday!!! My sister-in-law and I are both starting school this fall (pre-req's first). We have to start from the beginning since we both have been out of school for over 10 years. The CC we are going to also goes by application date, first come first serve. The wait is worth it. Especially since there are so many required non-nursing courses we can take while we wait. Good luck to you and everyone going for their dreams!
  11. by   SoulChic
    I pay like 74 dollars per credit hour. So not too bad. It all depends on the school, area, class. Who cares anyway....either way your paying some money now or later. lol

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