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  1. guest1129128

    Feeling discouraged

    I have been desperately trying to finish my prerequisites and I started this path when I was 37. I am about to be 40 this coming up a month from now and whereas as most people would celebrate their day, I, on the other hand, feel somber and just disappointed in my self. I have been stuck in the same math course for almost a year, and every semester I end up dropping because the professor wasn't exactly on top of their Q and A's. I usually end up dropping the classes because of circumstances that are intolerable to the success of the student. For example, I had a professor, call out a special needs student because they were frustrated and crying, calling this student a "cry baby" and decided to laugh thinking it was hilarious, despite the dismay of the rest of us felt and expressed. This is just one instance. And I have reported her. But this is one of many " professional instructors" that I have dealt with and I have come to realize that Chaffey college, doesn't exactly have the greatest math department. I have a math professor at the moment, who didn't realize the school's course numbers and sections changed.....a year and a half ago...and that's just the tip of the ice burg. I'm deicing to drop that class as well, because he doesn't explain anything that he is doing, just writing equations on the board without saying much of anything to their students. They were late on the first day which left most of us wondering if we were in the right class ( 30 minutes late btw) and left in a hurry an hour and a half before the class ended. It left everyone confused and stunned with questions that the professor apparently didn't want to deal with. Something else was an apparent priority. I stay up most nights now until 3 in the morning with only four hours of sleep to get me onto my next day. I am trying. I get that its the student's responsibility to understand the material, but I feel like it is also the responsibility of these professors/ instructors to lecture and teach appropriately. I did have one wonderful instructor, who was amazing, and they transferred out of Chaffey to the riverside district. Most of the Math instructors at this school are tenures, and VERY comfortable with their position, refusing to retire which would allow fresh instruction to be implemented. And the only ones that are suffering, is us. I feel so defeated and tired, very discouraged. Most of all I feel angry. Most professors at Chaffey are amazing, but their courses are not imperative to the degree I am pursuing and I am fluffing my schedule with classes I don't necessarily need right now to keep my financial aid and grants because of this Math class that is occupied by professors and instructors that need to go and be rotated. I have tried so hard to get through the last math subject in order to finish the rest of my reqs, but I realized that I cant if I stay at Chaffey. I feel discouraged. It's going to take me yet another year! Before I am done with my prerequisites because of these math classes. I decided to transfer. I need to. By the time i have my LVN license, I will be a whopping 42 years of age... I was supposed to already be in the program and not dealing with this crud. I guess I need encouragement or something. I feel like I keep getting hit with roadblocks and I am over it. I have 4 W'S now... all in this math course. I just couldn't stand by and take the courses when certain things were happening that violated a student's rights to learn. Was I wrong for dropping out though? Even though I reported these professors? Thank you so much for reading this. At least it's teaching me how to manage my stress more efficiently.
  2. guest1129128

    Decided to VN first

    Hi guys! So I have been in school for almost three years trying to get my prerequisites finished for the R.N program. My Gpa is 3.7 across the boards as well as being inducted into an honorary society. I really only have three more classes to go before I am completely finished with my ADN prerequisites with all of my transfer credits finished. However, I am getting really cold feet about the RN program, seeing how competitive it really is. I live in Southern Cali and I dont even have any medical experience with the exception of being a volunteer in hospice, helping terminally ill patients cope with the transition they are facing. It's really tough to do this, but I absolutely love being in and around the medical field and helping the best way I can. It's been so tough with so many life-changing situations trying to affect my schooling. I even faced a cancer scare one semester and was going through biopsy. I am also 40. I actually broke down in tears tonight with stress ( because I am so competitive) because I realized on the points system, most ADN programs support and really favor some sort of certification or work experience. I also have four W's on my transcripts which two were dumb and when I didnt know that a W counted against you, and 1 C in math and 2 B's while the rest are A's. I feel like that will hold me back from getting accepted into an ADN program. I decided to pull the reigns back a little on my goals and go for my VN first, to help gain that experience and preparedness for the ADN program. And it's a shorter program with immediate openings since everyone is trying to go for ADN, which will allow me to get into a medical workforce much faster for the experience. Being in the medical field has been a dream of mine since I was 12 years of age. My plan is to Bridge at Citrus, Norco or Riverside. And maybe Chaffey since thats where I am currently in school.. I guess my question is, is for those who have done the LVN program and bridged over to RN, how was the transition? And are the chances of getting into the RN program more favorable for a VN than someone who didn't? Any advice you can offer me before getting into the VN program? Or advice about bridging over to the RN program? And do you think being a VN made the ADN program more tolerable and not as difficult? I just feel better about going through the ladder route tbh but wanted some insight.
  3. guest1129128

    College just changed to point

    See that's where my confusion is too. I'm wondering if its only the core science classes they are referring to that can be only retaken once. But looking at my old progress criterea it doesnt show chem as a core requisite. I couldnt find an updated version and trying to give you as much info as I possibly can so you can help. By the looks of it, I belive you're right, but I'd appreciate your advice to make sure.
  4. guest1129128

    College just changed to point

    Even if the W is an attempt in Chem it doesnt count as a retry? If what you say is true, you eased a lot of stress from me. I was in complete tears and worked so hard to get where I am now. I wish I would have known what the point system required, then I would have been more prepared, however, two immediate family members dying in one-semester wasn't planned. So I should still be good to go, as long as I am careful. Thank you so much for taking the time to regard my concerns. This just feels horrible that I was switched to points in the last semesters of my undergrads.
  5. guest1129128

    College just changed to point

    So basically I am doomed... What about the W in my recent chemistry class? Now I am in complete tears
  6. guest1129128

    College just changed to point

    Hi, so I have been coming here throughout my entire college journey, but first-time registering and posting here officially. I have been in college to finish my prerequisites for the last 2 1/2 years and during most of this time, my college was under a lottery-based selection, but always heard rumors that it was going to change to a point system. So while other students slacked off and thought they could skid by with a 2.5 GPA I didn't want to take that chance and kept my GPA at a strong 3.6 with as well as being part of Kappa Phi Honorary society and did volunteer work in hospice between semesters ( when I could). I also have all my transfer credits finished with the exception of Stats. This fall my college transferred the criteria from a lottery system to a point system, which sucks because I was literally only 3 classes away from finishing and entering the program. And now I have an additional 6 classes if I wish to gain those points to get in :(. Which is fine. However, before this system was switched over, I had three W's on my transcripts, all in math because it's been 20 years since I've touched it and another w recently in Chem, due to the professor just not being organized at all. When I say unorganized, she'd tell us we could do certain things or not do certain things in the midst of our tests and I didn't want to jeopardize my GPA. So that's 4 altogether. I have also failed anatomy due to having two deaths in the family ( that was tough) but came back and retook that class and received a B. Now I am looking at the policies of my college's entrance policy to the ADN program, and I am panicked. In the catalog, it states : ( attached picture as well) Required Pre-requisite courses minimum GPA combined must be at least 2.8 May repeat only ONE science course pre-requisites for science Now is this me being able to only repeat one class out of all the science classes? Or does this mean one repeat per science class? I am just not understanding this clearly, and nowhere in the catalog is this in any detail on what it implies. I worked so hard to get to this point, I'd really hate for something that wasn't penalized in the past to now count against me just because it changed. I appreciate all the advice given.