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  1. Proton

    Nursing school needs

    Starting this fall - happy to come across all of your tips!
  2. Hi there, you just have to begin by entering an accredited nursing program. You should research community colleges and universities in your state of residence (or state you plan to relocate to), if in the US. For nursing programs (RN or BSN), you can check said state's Board of Nursing (BON) website for a list of accredited programs. After which, you'll want to find the 'nursing' section within the educational institution of your choosing and review the admissions requirements. Take some time to reflect on where you stand (I.e how many courses you may have completed previously, did any courses expire, etc). Finally, make an appointment with an admissions counselor to further assist you with questions you may have, that are specific to your program of interest. Good luck!
  3. Proton

    How did you get an A in anatomy?

    #truth (are the use of hashtags still a thing?) I studied so much, I would have dreams about subjects covered in anatomy. Memorization is key - though if you can conceptualize the material; it will help immensely.
  4. #3 - Thank you!!
  5. Completely understandable.
  6. Thank you - I am both very excited and a bit nervous! Lol.
  7. Proton

    is my career goal to become a nurse over?

    There may still be options for you; although your best bet would be to speak with an academic advisor. It is important to understand that your pre-requisite grades truly matter. Nursing is a highly sought-after career, therefore, from the moment you decide that this is your 'goal,' you must stand out as a competitive applicant. The best way to do so, is by way of academic achievement. If you're unsuccessful in your courses, it may be wise to re-evaluate your study habits, course load, work schedule, etc to determine the reason as to why you were unable to pass. Be willing to work hard and seek help - your school may offer tutoring sessions or utilize YouTube or AllNurses for study tips! Best of luck to you.
  8. I was accepted into a program, however I feel I won't consider myself a nursing student until I begin classes this fall.
  9. Proton

    Officially Applied for Nursing School

    Congratulations and good luck!
  10. Looking forward to this!
  11. Proton

    Finals week......

    So close to being finished! A few more lecture exams and I will be done! At least until summer session begins... Good luck and happy studying!
  12. Proton

    A&P 1 Tips to Prepare

    Hey there, there are many threads on AN that are dedicated to A&P I. I hope that you'll take some time to navigate through them, as I believe they will prove to be helpful. A thread started by the user Polka-dot is quite popular and can be found here: https://allnurses.com/showpost.php?p=8956210 If you want a leg up, I would begin reviewing the integumentary and skeletal systems. Good luck!
  13. Proton

    A&P1 Special Senses help

    The user polka-dot has a great site with all of her A&P notes - they have helped me, immensely. https://allnurses.com/showpost.php?p=8956210 Hopefully that link works and brings you to the post she started.
  14. Proton

    Is this doable?

    I suppose that would be better - at this point the only advice I can give is just know your limitations (whatever they may or may not be). I truly believe the order in which you've signed up seems backwards. There are many foundation course you're taking after the classes that you typically work up to. In any case, Gen Chem differs from Organic Chemistry, as it is more formulae vs. qualitative. If you haven't taken a math in a while, it's good you are taking stats first to get used to ratios and equalities. Best of luck to you.
  15. Proton

    Is this doable?

    Only you will truly know if you can handle the workload - being a 4.0 student, perhaps you have spent a decent amount of time developing good study habits. Have you taken A&P before (high school or previously at the collegiate level)? It can take up a lot of your time, outside of normal lecture/lab hours. 'Spring 2017' could potentially be difficult. Will your job allow you to reduce your hours if needed to maintain academic success? Does your institution not require Gen Bio/Gen Chem as a pre-req to A&P I?
  16. Proton

    Study tips for microbiology?

    I found that my anxiety stemmed from not feeling prepared. I found that I was much more calm when I felt I knew the material well. I am all for study groups. It has helped me to test my knowledge whenever I had to explain to someone else. The user who mentioned office hours and tutoring was absolutely right. Sometimes the tutors have taken the course with the same professor and can help you narrow down your focus. If your professor sees you're making an effort to work on your grade maybe they would be willing to provide a study guide to the class? I also mark allllllll over the test/exam underlining and circling to make sure I understand the question. I give myself 30 seconds to a minute depending on the time we have allotted and then I star it and move on if I have an unable to answer. I don't want to feel overwhelmed or trigger anxiety.