Jump to content
Seyma

Seyma

Member Member
  • Joined:
  • Last Visited:
  • 82

    Content

  • 0

    Articles

  • 2,250

    Visitors

  • 0

    Followers

  • 0

    Points

Seyma's Latest Activity

  1. Seyma

    CSU Long Beach Students???

    It's a 2 year work committment. $2000 a semester but after taxes its $1400. At our orientation for the program, a rep came from Long Beach Memorial telling us that if we were interested to make an appointment ...we were given her contact information...I would suggest not seeing her until you have about a month left of your first semester because she'll ask you what you like about long beach memorial and she'll ask you how you like working in the hospital and how you interact with patients and things like that. Pretty much as long as your not brain dead, she'll give you the contract.
  2. Seyma

    CSU Long Beach Students???

    It's pencil and paper. theres a section on english, math, and science. it's timed for each section. The science covers everything...not just anatomy, physio, and micro...but it's only 35 questions. I can't remember how many questions there are for the other sections.
  3. Just curious on people's opinions on these 2 courses. I got pharmacology out of the way over summer...it was extremely challenging. I start nursing school in a few weeks and I'm hoping someone can calm my nerves and tell me that pathophysiology will not be as bad as pharmacology. THANKS
  4. I took Microbiology, Physiology, and Statistics all in the same semester. I was able to get A's in all 3...it was the hardest semester I've ever had but it was doable. I only worked about 12 hours a week which helped a lot. I studied about 20 hours a week that semester and was in class for about 13 hours a week...so i had about a 45 hour week...If that's something you can handle, I say go for it. I was in the same position as you. I had 3 classes left before I could apply and I kept on going back and forth on whether I wanted to space it out over 2 semesters or just cram it all in one. I must say, I am happy with my decision. I start nursing school this fall and I don't think I could have waited any longer.
  5. Seyma

    NEW and have questions!

    I took Microbiology, Physiology, and Statistics all in the same semester and got all A's. However, I was only working 10 hours a week which helped out alot. If I was working anything more than that, there's no way I would have made it through. Like you, I just wanted to get all my pre-reqs done so I could apply to nursing school asap. It's doable but it may be a slightly painful semester haha. I can laugh about it now that it's over
  6. Seyma

    cost of books this expensive??

    Yes all my books were required, but hey I can't do anything about it unless I plan on stealing the darn things which I don't...as tempting as it sounds haha.
  7. Seyma

    Is it a wise choice to take these classes together?

    Another thing I want to add is that I was only working 12 hours a week when I was taking these classes. Anything more and I probably would of had to drop one of my classes.
  8. Seyma

    Is it a wise choice to take these classes together?

    I took micro, physiology, and statistics all in the same semester and got A's in all of them. All I did for those 17 weeks was sleep, study, work, study, sleep. By the end of the semester I was pretty burnt out, but if you're motivated it's doable. I just had to keep my eye on the prize. That's what got me through.
  9. Seyma

    cost of books this expensive??

    I start this fall and the costs for all my books just for Intro to Nursing is a little over $450...for just one class!!! I wish it was only $250 so consider yourself one of the lucky ones
  10. Seyma

    Teas Test lets hear what you have to say

    Unfortunately there is spelling which was my weakest spot. I can't spell anything without a dictionary. I got 50% on the spelling section. They gave me words like questionnaire and maintenance and the options were so close together. For instance for maintenance my options were: A) maintainance B) maintanance C) maintenance D) maintanence The grammar is mostly like sentence structure not really identifying the noun or the verb or the direct object or anything like that. THANK GOD because I would have done horrible if that was the case. Like they'll give you a sentence and then you'll have 4 options of sentence corrections. I've heard the TEAS study guide though is really good for everything (english, reading, math) but the science section. So you may want to tackle the science part another way. The science part is all over the place so it's kind of hard to study for without studying a million textbooks.
  11. I AGREE! The other day I went to meet with a rep from a hospital that's partnered up with my nursing school that offers financial assistance in return for a 2 year work commitment after we graduate. She told me how hard it going to be and how I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I explained to her I had a job that I worked 10 hours a week and that its extremely extremely flexible. And when I explained to her that I would be able to handle nursing school and my part-part time job she responded with "that's cute. you have no idea what you're getting yourself into" I WAS ******!!!!!!!!!!! She was condescending the whole time while speaking with her and the little insults just made it that much worse. I don't know how thousands of nursing students could possibly not work for 3 years while in school. I know they're trying to scare us and weed out the week but its really getting on my nerves.
  12. Seyma

    Teas Test lets hear what you have to say

    I must admit, and I'm not trying to brag or anything, but I didn't study at all, and I got a 90%. I knew going into it that there would only be 30 science questions. I had taken all my science prereqs the past two semesters so the information was still fresh in my brain. I think it also had to do with the fact that I was so burnt out by the end of the semester that I didn't have it in me to study hours on end. Everyone seemed to approach it a little different. It would be impossible to read all your textbooks over again. Some people bought TEAS study guide and said it was extremely helpful. Just a heads up, there's 40 math questions, 40 reading questions, 55 english questions, and like I said before, there are 30 science questions.
  13. Seyma

    Teas Test lets hear what you have to say

    I took the TEAS in January and the science part is all over the place so don't get discouraged if you don't do too well in it. Most of my questions were chemistry or geology....2 physiology questions and 2 microbiology questions. crazy huh? The last time I learned about geology, I was in Jr. High School. The only pointer I have for the science part is that if you don't know the answer, just pick the answer with a term most familiar to you. For example, for all the geology questions, not only did I not know the answer, 3 of my 4 options I had never even heard of the terms of so I just chose the one option that I had actually heard of. In case you were wondering, I got a 100% on the life science (aka geology) section of the TEAS. I couldn't believe it myself. Of course I don't swear by this method, but it worked for me. As for the math section. I thought the math was easy...but they don't let you use a calculator. So there would be a lot of calculation for a single problem that you had to do by hand. For example (and of course this isn't the exact problem): $2.25 - 8 inch bandage $4.40 - 6 inch bandage $3.50 - Clear tape $1.75 - Blue tape $8.00 - Foaming Soap $3.35 - Water-free Soap How much would it cost for 3 8-inch bandages, , 1 6-inch bandage, 2 rolls of blue tape, 1 role of clear tape, 6 bottles of foaming soap, and 4 bottles of water-free soap? Of course that easy to do on a calculator, but a whole other story by hand. And your choices are very similar. Also not all of the math section is like this. There's fractions, percentages, metric conversions also that aren't so time consuming as this problem. As far as the english and reading section, it's just like those standardized test you got in high school. Hope this helps:D
  14. My last semester before I applied to nursing school, I had 3 prereqs to get out of the way - Physiology, Microbiology, and Statistics I took them all in the same semester...ACADEMIC SUICIDE! but I did it...Got As in all my classes. I was quite surprised at how much I could handle. Most things are possible with time management. So don't underestimate your abilities to do well in these classes. Just be focused, stay on track from day one, and don't ever be afraid to ask for help and I think you'll be just fine. The way I look at it, nursing school isn't any easier...in fact its going to be much harder. So some times i think it's a good thing to take a lot of classes because you need to start preparing yourself now for the heavy course load that lays ahead.
  15. yah medically undeserved is like guam or puerto rico (I'm assuming not the resort parts...though that would be awesome), somewhere in the middle of nowhere (probably worse than bakersfield), or an area that's kinda shady like Watts or something . I think starting off I'd like to work a medically "deserved" hospital for many reasons... Like you said, I don't wanna dive straight into the trenches. Also I'd like to wait til my skin thickens a little more. Nursing is going to be emotionally exhausting and it will probably be more so working in an undeserved area...not to say that I never would, but I'm only 21, and I couldn't commit to something that I wasn't sure I could handle b/c there really is no backing out unless you want to pay all the money back...If my first job was in some shady part of Puerto Rico I could definitely see myself as one of the nurses caving in under pressure. Also, I don't know if you've met with the lady at long beach memorial yet about the stipend but if you've never worked in a hospital before don't even bother talking to her until you've finished your first semester. I will be sending you a private message to share my experience with her just in case i'm being tracked haha.
  16. Seyma

    Microbiology or Medical Microbiology

    I can't tell you for sure what class you should take, but in my case my school only offered medical microbiology (4 units) and that's what I took and my nursing program accepted it. The schools around me only offered regular microbiology (5 units). All the nursing programs I had looked into didnt care if it was regular or medical as long as it was at least a 4 unit class with a lab. Of course I would go to a nursing advisor/counselor to make sure you're taking the correct prereq.