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  1. anothervietguy

    I’m struggling

    I honestly think that A&P 1 and 2 were the hardest two classes I have ever taken. There were so many things to remember. I am about to start 3rd semester of an ADN program and I think that nursing classes are easier than A&P. That is just my opinion. You can do it. I have taken the HESIA2 before and it was all about preparation. I got a good review book and it helped a lot. The most helpful part was the grammar and punctuation section. If nursing is what you want then you will have to grind it out. It might take longer for you to get there, but you will get there. Don't give up!
  2. anothervietguy

    Got kicked out of nursing school

    You are no too old for nursing school. I am 31 and I am about to enter the 3rd semester in an ADN program. There are a lot of people in my classes who are in their 40's, 50's and 60's. The bottom line is that it is never too late to do anything, especially when it comes to education. You can do it. Don't give up. Do not let the failures define you. Stand up and start over again. I have been in your shoes before and I know the feeling. It also took me a while to regroup and get back up on my feet. I know you can do it. Put 120% effort into it and you will succeed. Good luck to you!
  3. anothervietguy

    Collin College ADN Summer 2019!

    Hello, I have the Mometrix PSB RN Study Guide and PSB RN Flashcards. I would like to give them away to the prospect nursing students at Collin College. Let me know if you want them. Thank you.
  4. anothervietguy

    Grayson County College ADN Spring 2019

    Hello, I got accepted into the program. However, I will decline the offer since I got accepted into Collin College, which is a lot closer to my house than Grayson County College. It has been a challenging process but the reward is worthwhile. I am grateful that I have been admitted to a nursing program. If you are on the waitlist, please don't give up. You will get there. :-)
  5. anothervietguy

    Online Micro with Lab

    Hello, If you live in Texas and are planning to apply for a nursing school in Texas, I would suggest you take the course from the University of Texas at Arlington. They have the accelerated BSN program online. However, the requirement is that you must already have a bachelor degree. The course is 8 weeks long and everything is online including the simulated lab. Some of the nursing schools in Texas like Collin College will review your class' syllabus if you take prerequisite classes online from an out of state school to see if the class meets the requirement. However, they won't review the class' syllabus if it is from another school in Texas. Please ask the nursing school to see if they will accept the credits from the whatever online school you choose to take the class. Good luck to you. :-)
  6. anothervietguy

    Collin College ADN 2019

    Hi, I received the letter earlier today. I got it. I was surprised that I got in the program with my mediocre PSB score. Anyway, I am very grateful to be accepted into the program. Prerequisite GPA: 4.0 Corequisite GPA: 3.5 PSB: VE:50% AR: 44% NE: 85% AA: 64% SP: 79% RC: 91% INS: 97% VAI: 75%
  7. anothervietguy

    Online PreReq suggestions?

    Hello, If money is an issue for you, I would highly recommend you to take a look at the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). You can study the material at your own pace and take the test whenever you are ready. Go to Modern States – Freshman Year for Free and sign up for the available courses. Most of the first year college courses are available for free such as psychology, biology, chemistry, English I and II, etc... They will even reimburse you with the testing fee if you pass the test first time. I studied and passed intro psychology and developmental psychology. I spent about 3 weeks on each class. The CLEP program saves you a lot of time and money. Most schools will accept CLEP credits. In addition, some nursing schools will not take transfer credits from an online school. You have to check with the nursing school before you sign up for online classes. I hope this helps.
  8. anothervietguy

    Nursing Education

    Thank you for your service. Like the other user have said, you should take the advantage of tuition assistance while you are on active duty. There are a lot of colleges that offer classes on military base and they are very flexible with the class schedules. Another option that you can look into is the CLEP program. It is completely free. Go to the website Modern States – Freshman Year for Free and you can take many college freshman classes for free. They will provide you with free books and resources to pass the test. The DOD will pay for your CLEP exams so you don't have to spend a dime on it. In that way, you can knock out all of the general classes before you have to take the prerequisite classes for the nursing program. For the prerequisite classes, you can take it online. Just make sure that the online school is regionally accredited and the nursing school will accept the transferred credits. I hope this helps you.
  9. anothervietguy

    Collin College RN ADN spring 2019

    There is another thread for Spring 2019 semester that started a few months ago. I am hoping to get in the program but it seems so competitive. My PSB score is not as good as I has hope. I also applied for Grayson County College as well.
  10. anothervietguy

    Grayson County College ADN Spring 2019

    We have like 2 months left to know the result. In the mean time, I will use Khan Academy to freshen up my A&P. I love Khan Academy. I also applied for Collin College as well.
  11. anothervietguy

    Collin College ADN 2019

    Don't worry. I am in the same boat. My lowest one is 44%.
  12. anothervietguy

    Collin College ADN 2019

    I hand-delivered all of the paperwork to the recruiter and she checked off everything. I didn't want to miss any documents. If you used the electronic transcript, most of the services will email you and let you know if the transcript had been sent or someone had opened it. You certainly can hand-deliver the transcripts again to ease your mind.
  13. anothervietguy

    Collin College ADN 2019

    Thank you for the encouragement :-)
  14. anothervietguy

    Collin College ADN 2019

    Your score is impressive. Mine is mediocre.
  15. anothervietguy

    Grayson County College ADN Spring 2019

    Yes. I need all of the helps I can get. :)
  16. anothervietguy

    Collin College ADN 2019

    I went to the information session and the nursing program recruiter told me that they don't do points system anymore. The selection is based on 3 different GPAs now. 1. They take GPA from your science classes (A&P1, A&P2, and Micro) 2. Your cumulative GPA (Composition I, General Psychology, Life-Span Growth and Development, and an elective class) if you have taken them. 3. Your PSB score. However, I still don't fully understand how the school determine the PSB score because there are several catagories in the test. I remembered the nursing recruiter said that you need to score at least 40% on each category to be competitive.