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  1. guest517

    My Quest for Soul Searching....

    I think you should give it another try. Not all Nursing Schools are as selective as the one in California. Just based on your pre-reqs alone, you could easily get into an ADN program where I live. The cost issue might not be so negotiable , I know the prices on everything out west tends to be high. I think your GPA, as long as its 3.0 and up should be fine. Also most people who do Nursing Programs do work during school, rather it be part time or full time, most people don't really have a choice. I think you should take a leap of faith and try again. The first step would just be to apply, the worst that could happen is you get rejected lol which would make options much more simple. Good Luck!!
  2. guest517

    Hybrid A&P Class

    Prior to beginning Nursing Pre-reqs, I did a majority of my courses online and it worked for me especially since I work full-time but, in our school, if you're taking any Math or Science courses, you have to take the exams on campus. I've also heard all of the horror stories about hard the class was so I decided to not do it online. I recently got a B in the class and I feel like it was definitely doable as an online course. I think I'll probably even take A&P 2 online next year. I will say that the only reason you should decide against it because its an 8 week course, which likely means they'll condense majority of the material into a few weeks which is impossible to learn lol. If you can find an online full term course of A&P , I'd say go fir it!
  3. guest517

    I passed A&P I!! (Helpful tips included)

    lol why on Earth would you wanna retake A&P I if you didn't fail it
  4. guest517

    Hesi help

    For the math its mostly Ratios And proportions, fractions, Basic multiplication and division. There were also a few conversion questions that I guessed on lol so make sure you study those as well. I'm not sure about the science because we weren't required to take those portions in my school
  5. guest517

    Hesi help

    Here's a good site, Best Free HESI A2 Math Study Guide! The math portion is extremely basic. Don't look too much into it
  6. guest517

    What Else Can I Do For A Living?

    I don't get why everyone is giving off negative vibes. If you didn't have a solution to offer, why take our time to comment? Anyways..have you considered a job that could utilize your degree but be outside of a healthcare setting? Maybe you can start your own company and be an entrepreneur. You have the leadership/Management skills.
  7. I passed the class with a B and I've never felt more relieved. After taking the class I realized that the material itself wasn't that difficult but its the amount of material that you have to learn that's difficult. You have to understand one thing to understand the next because its all connected. I think what type of teacher you have will structure the methods you'll have to use to succeed. For my teacher, she claimed that she only tested from her lectures and even gave us study guides. However that was a lie, our exams contained almost none of what was presented in lecture and the study guides didn't help either which sucked because a majority of the class relied only on the lecture power-points while studying per her advice. After failing the exam, I reviewed the structure of all of the questions that were asked. After reviewing them, I found almost all of the answers and even some of the same questions in my textbook. I incorporated creating multiple choice questions into my studying method as well as using the textbooks as my main study guide. I also created a lot of diagrams which is so much easier than doing traditional notes. Doing these things helped me do well on the remaining exams in this class. Time management is key in this class and likely any other core science. I studied for at least 1 to 2 hours a day. I never did any cramming, even on the weekends because it wasn't logical. Students always say they studied 10 hours or the entire day but that is rarely effective. You have to do a little each day not all in one day. The brain does not retain information that way. I HAD To go over a few sections every day to not only grasp an understanding but to MEMORIZE the terms and locations. If you can't manage an hour or more of study time outside the class, DON'T bother taking it. DON'T waste your time, just take it when you know you can be committed to the class. It was a tough class but its doable, I'm 22 and have no children yet there were moms in the class with children and full-time jobs who Aced the course with no issues. There aren't any excuses in the end. Good Luck everyone! See ya next semester!
  8. guest517

    Tired of A&P

    I completely understand what your going through, Tomorrow is my last day of A&P I and by the grace of God, I will be passing. I feel like if you already made it through A&P I and II, You should try retaking 2 since you already understand what it consists of. In my school the LPN Program doesn't even include Anatomy and Physiology, so by going the route, it'll feel like wasted time so I say keep pushing on. I do understand your frustration tho, my sister has been frustrated and decided to go the LPN Route because there seems be so many barriers to get into the RN program, so she's gonna go LPN and then later on transition into a LPN-RN program.
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    Not Vaccinated-In Need of Advice

    Its a requirement by all Nursing Programs that you be vaccinated prior to beginning clinical rotations. Without the vaccines, you will be unable to begin the clinical portion of the program. The typical vaccines include: DPT, MMR, Polio, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Flu Shot and a 2 step TB Test. Like the people above mentioned, starting sooner than later is essential because if you need additional shots (due to the titer results) you have to wait weeks in between getting them.
  10. I'm not a nurse but I'm currently a nursing student. Nursing has a very broad field of careers so its really up to you to decide rather or not you want to work as a nurse where it entails wiping behinds. From my experience as a patient in a hospital, I think that job is mainly for CNAs, and STNAs. You dont have to work in a hospital to be a nurse. There are careers with much less hectic environments. For the schooling part, I think after you take A&p, you'll understand the pace much better because those courses are designed to weed out the weak. Having a passion to help people is awesome but it isn't enough to become a nurse, the schooling is very intense and even if you don't do well, you can consider a number of other health careers with easier coursework than Nursing. Good Luck
  11. guest517

    I don't know if I still want to be a nurse?

    I think you should continue to pursue Nursing, the schooling is the toughest part but if you made it all the way to your senior year, that says a lot! Some people flunk out in the first semester. I
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    I failed A&P I - Need Some Advice

    Unfortunately, most BSN Programs require those pre-reqs (A&PI and II, Chemistry and Microbiology) to be done before applying. Yes, it will delay your plans but thats okay, your mental health is first priority. You can still apply to get into a University but if I were you, I'd just focus on retaking that class and finishing the rest of the sciences at the community college.
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    Can I pass the HESI with only 2 weeks to study???

    I agree with the previous poster, some schools do require you to test on A&P or Chemistry as well and you might need much more time to study since those subjects are more complex. My school only tests on Reading, Grammar, and Math and I studied for 3-4 days prior to taking the exam and passed with flying colors. The math is very basic and so is the reading and grammar portions. But I know for a fact that I would've studied much more in advance if I were to be tested on A&P.
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    Working while in nursing school?

    Its very common for students to work in Nursing School especially since a majority of them have families, so they've been working prior to starting a program. I currently work 40 hours a week and my hours are very flexible but I was lucky enough to find an Evening Program that accommodates working students, maybe you should try to find a third shift part time job or something. Nothing too overwhelming though as Nursing school is already difficult enough.
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    40 yr old with GED. Is a MSN even possible?

    I say go for it. Majority of the students in my Nursing classes are in their late 30s or 40s. Age is just a number, don't let it hold you back!
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    Balancing Family and school

    I'm probably not the most qualified to answer this question because I'm single and I'm 22. However, I work fulltime and it can be quite a struggle but its doable for sure. Most of my classes are in the evening or online and a majority of my classmates are in your predicament. Lol stay at home moms or moms who've taken some time off of work and school make up a large percentage of the student body in Nursing, (at least in my school it does) and they seem to be doing just fine. I've noticed in talking to some of them that most of them have been going to school part time. And for some of the science pre-reqs thats probably best because they require a lot of time for studying. I think you should be fine! Good Luck!!!