So I'm starting to get all my eggs in a basket to apply to Direct-Entry programs for Fall of 2007.
I'll probably be sticking with schools in Massachusetts, as I'd rather not move and have close friends and family here. Good thing there are several good programs here as well as all the hospitals for good clinical experience!
I have a biochemistry B.S.and have taken a lot of chemistry and microbiology, so will leave those until last tho I should get a refresher.
Two non-science courses that seem to be required by several of the schools in the area that I'd be applying to are (1) statistics, and (2) developmental psychology. I've found an online course for statistics at BYU and a class called "Human Growth/Development" at a local community college and I'm trying to get syllabi to give to the relevant schools.
I'm thinking of taking A&P at Northeastern's continuing ed school over the next year (3 sections, 1 per quarter). This is a little more expensive than the community college, but I'm not sure about the quality at the community college and don't want to skimp on this.. tho I have nothing to backup this statement. Any thoughts?
Does anyone else have a favorite place or places (online or IRL) that they've taken some of these pre-reqs? I realise some of these you can take the summer before at some schools, but I'd like to work through as many of them as I can before then.
Also, I'm trying to find some NPs to shadow.. I emailed a few friends who have friends.. but nothing coming out of that yet. Will try my doctor's office. Any suggestions on how you found this? I'd rather not cold-call people.
Thanks for reading!
edit: and I just realised that perhaps I should have put this in the pre-nursing student forum? If so.. let me know and I'll repost.