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What school are you going to that accepts straighterline? I gave up on them bc I didn’t think any of the ones I am applying to would accept it. 

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27 minutes ago, Mkhouston said:

What school are you going to that accepts straighterline? I gave up on them bc I didn’t think any of the ones I am applying to would accept it. 

Alverno in Milwaukee is my #1 choice, with Herzing as a second option. If for some reason I decide to apply to one of the other schools in the region I’ll just take the courses again at the local CC when I qualify for in state tuition. This is proving to be a solid way to expose myself to the material without having to worry about the grades I receive. Good prep. 

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Update:

Statistics: Done

Chem 1: final left, need 36% to pass.

Microbiology: Quiz 1 down, material is very easy. Much simpler than the Biology CLEP. 

still needed: A&P 1&2 (w/labs), microbio lab, developmental & abnormal psych.

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Chemistry done. Final is much easier than quizzes 5 & 6. What a relief. Finished statistics in 12 days and Chem 1 in 19. Marathon session. Taking a week or two off to read for microbio and anatomy & physiology before starting another month of straighterline. 

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On 4/27/2020 at 12:33 AM, anewmanx said:

Chemistry done. Final is much easier than quizzes 5 & 6. What a relief. Finished statistics in 12 days and Chem 1 in 19. Marathon session. Taking a week or two off to read for microbio and anatomy & physiology before starting another month of straighterline. 

Good job!

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1 hour ago, Jeff G said:

Good job!

Thanks. I really like to go full throttle. I’m looking forward to an accelerated nursing program.

I hope to have A&P 1&2 and Microbiology done within 45 days. Development and abnormal psych within 30 days of that. I will probably have to put the A&P & Micro labs off until August. Aiming for a January start, God willing. 

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Began reading for A&P 1 & 2 (Seeley’s) and Microbio (Prescott’s). Slow going. Hard to get more than 100-200 pages a day depending on the content. Have two 1000 page textbooks to read, and a supplemental 1000~ page microbio textbook I picked up for a comparison (Microbiology: Dynamics and Diversity By Perry & Staley) which appears to have been written decidedly toward those who would be pursuing more advanced study in the field. An interesting aspect of the modern microbio textbook in contrast with the old one from the 90’s I grabbed at a thrift store is how many things that were postulated or unknown have since been discovered, and the radical advances in imaging of microorganisms. Waiting on a supplemental human anatomy text I wanted to read "Clinically Oriented Anatomy" by Moore. 
 

So far knocked out 800 pages of 3000. I wish this could go faster, but it seems like after 100-200 pages I hit a wall and need sleep before I can process more. What a pity. 
 

if anyone knows a way to get more pages processed per day please share your tips. 

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Still crunching through. 1075 pages read between three books, will finish the reading for A&P 1 tomorrow, Microbio by the end of the week as I’m focusing on the primary textbook now, hopefully A&P 2 by two weeks out. So hard to stay engaged in this material. I think that is the only real deficit to self-directed learning. I find myself forced to read everything then just hope/pray/guess what will be most important come test time. 
 

I’m struggling between the choice of three programs right now, a demsn that awards the BSN at the same time [21 months], an absn [16 months], and a particular ADN that with generous transfer credit could be completed in 8 months. The MSN has a decent reputation, but I dislike the idea of possibly failing out somewhere along those arduous 21 months and having to start over. The absn seems like a good option, but it’s a for profit school with repels me. The ADN is from a place with a horrible reputation where you essentially teach yourself everything and they throw you to the wolves, but it’s the quickest exit to an RN. Then I could dive headfirst into GWU’s RN-BSN bridge followed by capella’s flexpath MSN
 

eh, choices. I wish the schools were closer. Closest program is 35 minutes away and we have rough winters. I can’t move closer unfortunately. 
 

does anyone know of any decent hybrid distance absn programs? That would be darn tempting. Courses from home and intensive clinicals. 

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965 pages left of reading for A&P 1&2 and Microbio. Mostly the last 600 pages of Seeley’s anatomy. 
 

Starting straighterline A&P 1&2 and finishing their Microbiology in the next few days. Hope to finish all three within 30 days, the knock out required psych courses and do the three labs. Can’t finish this fast enough.

 

I can’t seem to process more than 100 pages a day of hard sciences. Even when I pulled a 375 page marathon day I couldn’t bring myself back to a book for 48 hours so it all just averages out. I guess it’s the nature of the beast. My brain needs time to consolidate the information. I was accustomed to reading 300 pages a day in theology, but that just does not work for sciences. Brutal. 

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8 hours ago, anewmanx said:

965 pages left of reading for A&P 1&2 and Microbio. Mostly the last 600 pages of Seeley’s anatomy. 
 

Starting straighterline A&P 1&2 and finishing their Microbiology in the next few days. Hope to finish all three within 30 days, the knock out required psych courses and do the three labs. Can’t finish this fast enough.

 

I can’t seem to process more than 100 pages a day of hard sciences. Even when I pulled a 375 page marathon day I couldn’t bring myself back to a book for 48 hours so it all just averages out. I guess it’s the nature of the beast. My brain needs time to consolidate the information. I was accustomed to reading 300 pages a day in theology, but that just does not work for sciences. Brutal. 

Congratulations for sprinting through your pre reqs. How much is each class.

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4 hours ago, Future_GA_nurse said:

Congratulations for sprinting through your pre reqs. How much is each class.

Straighterline is incredibly cheap. Between various promotions and existing discount codes I will end up having paid less than $1000 for everything, the biggest expense being the laboratory kits. If I decide afterward I want to attend another school I’ll just take the brick and mortar classes with all this knowledge in tow. 

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Just an FYI for anyone considering Straighterline’s Microbiology. It is a full Microbiology class. The topics are not abbreviated toward healthcare professions like some Microbiology classes. It is robust; they use Prescott’s Microbiology which is ~1000 pages. It can get pretty dry. 

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