Again, thank you. I was worried that no one would respond and I'd be left in the dark.
I'll have all of my GNEDss complete along with two cores. I'm taking 1303 and 1401 for the GNED's and then INTS1204? Anyway, it's the professional communication core. I'll have the 1100 & 1200 GNEDss to complete in winter 2018 and I hope the classes I want are offered then. Unfortunately, I think as I mentioned, the other cores are locked so I'm stuck with just two GNEDs so I'll need to find a random third class to take. If there's space on the first day of class for winter 2018 I can then go talk to the nursing faculty and get admitted. I find it so weird that given my very specific situation, in that I will be 100% unequivocally admitted for fall 2018, they wouldn't give special permission. Maybe things will change after I apply on October 1st and get admitted right away. Who knows. I want to take stats as the second core. I don't know how that will make the start of my degree look or operate, though.
With the 4 GNEDs and 2 cores out of the way, I'd be left with A&P, Theoryx1 (not sure if that counts as 'Professional Communication,' Stats and Nutrition (I'll take either of the two, whichever I can get into, in any section available no matter how **** it is.) If I knock two of those cores out, and if theoryx1 counts as prof comm, I'll be left with 3 classes, which is not a bad thing, maybe. I wish there was a way to build a schedule in advance. Maybe there is and I just suck / don't have enough knowledge of how Gradu8 works.
Would you lump me in the N2 pattern because I have the GNEDs and 2 cores completed before I start? It looks like my plan would be a little messed up compared to normal! Would the nursing advisors figure out a plan that works, or do I have to do that kind of heavy lifting myself? Do I have the option to fast track right away? I'd ideally be looking to start the fast track come spring 2019, which would technically be second year. I guess it all depends on what is offered in those non main semesters, yes?
As I mentioned in my quick reply, I know our careers are full of stress and I do not discredit the stress level. I only worry about making a mistake and having that mistake claim my patient's life. I absolutely do not want Emergency, ICU, Critical care (on a stepdown, whatever that is) or anything that is similar to that. I've read some accounts on reddit and I'm really turned off from those situations, and that couples with a personal stand point. Maybe I excel in those positions, I'll just have to find out and see what calls to me, as you said.
I'm glad the clinicals are static. What is the family newborn L&D day? Is that labor and delivery? What is a SIM lab? I do drive and I've saved enough to get through nursing school with few financial burdens. I'll still get as much in loans as I can, and then save the extra / earn interest / invest without loss to help pay when I'm completed. That was just an aside sorry. Driving won't be a problem! Whatever this program takes, I'm going to give it my absolute all, as I've planned. I've worked so hard to get to this point and I'm not going to let all the hard work go to waste. Whatever the profs throw my way for clinicals, I'll do. Is there any negotiations on where you get placed / dropping and adding a new class to get a better placement? I won't be working while I'm in the program so any time is nursing time, basically.
I plan on having neat and extremely comprehensive notes / study cards / study material that I can look back on, not only for the A&P / Patho / Pharm / Adult Health, finals, but also so I don't have to relearn everything before the NCLEX. A complete and comprehensive summary in detail for notes will go leaps and bounds, yeah? Congratulations on passing on your first seating! I hear it's pretty difficult, and also that more MRU students pass on their first sitting than the UoC students.
Thank you for the goodluck, I'll definitely need a little bit of it along with some foresight and a strong work ethic.