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  1. ADN program: first semester - foundations of patient centered care caring of the aging adults pathophysiology. second semester - therapeutic nutrition dev. psychology patient centered care of the developing individual and family third semester - microbiology patient centered care in mental health and high acuity medical surgical environments fourth semester - english 2 OR public speaking leadership and mgmt in professional nursing humanities/fine arts I've already completed english 2, and working on nutrition and dev. psych right now. I plan on taking a&p in the summer. and microbiology and pathophysiology in the fall to get it out of the way. And somewhere in between study for the TEAS so I can get into the program Spring 2016 hopefully. What do you think? Micro and patho doable in one semester? Should I take them together on the same day? (long commute) can I manage taking another class or two?
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    Universities with early acceptance

    There is a university in my town that will do an early acceptance. That means that students right after high school wanting to pursue a career in nursing will be guaranteed a spot in the nursing program as long as they make OKAY grades (2.75 GPA) and a minimum of passing scores on the TEAS exam OR a minimum of 27 on the ACT. How many universities do this? Doesn't this sound unfair? I know the difficulty is different for everyone, but I've talked to some students who graduated from there, and was surprised to hear from them that nursing school was not as hard as they thought. A girl I know told me she worked 30 hours and was able to hang out with her boyfriend and friends when she wanted to and go out on the weekends, and that most of her classmates did as well. Except for this girl I know that was in the accelerated track program that they also offer (finish in 13 months instead of 2) which sounded ridiculous to me, but she said it was manageable because she was fortunate enough to not have to work. I was not serious about school or knew what I wanted to do when I graduated high school, so I am trying to catch up on my GPA. I am currently trying to pursue this ADN program at a community college. They look at TEAS scores and A&P, Eng 1, and Psych. My chances of getting in to the program solely depends on my TEAS test results. I guess at this point I am just ranting because people don't take community colleges as seriously as large universities.
  3. Does anyone know if nursing school has gotten harder over the years? I was reading some topics people have posted, asking about the difficulty level of nursing, and then I came across this one from 2006: https://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-student/is-nursing-school-182645.html. Most of the people who posted did not think it was that hard. What do you think?
  4. When applying for the associates in nursing program, my school requires you to take english 1 college algebra general psychology a&p and the teas. I am taking algebra now and will be taking a&p in the summer. I have the other two done. I can't find on the school website what they will be looking for when taking applications. I wonder if it is similar for most programs. Will they look at overall GPA or just for those classes?
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    bad gpa what should I do

    So I live in a small town. I moved away from here a year ago and came back because I decided to finish school. planned on getting my bachelors in nursing one day. I'm not opposed to applying for LPN programs first. Whoever will take me! My GPA is not great. I messed around a lot right after college. I am now 24. But I would really like to move back to Denver because I miss is so very much. The programs there are even more competitive than here. And I'm not even 100% sure if I want to become a nurse anymore. But I only say that after doing CNA clinicals in nursing homes. Maybe if I shadowed a nurse in a hospital I'll change my mind. What should I do? I feel depressed in the situation I am in and an making B's and C's in my pre req classes right now. I know I could do better. But I have no motivation and support. I live alone. Although schools are competitive in Denver. My friend said I could live with his parent's who live in the suburbs on Denver, and the mother has her masters in nursing. I think that would be of great help. What do you guys think? I think my current GPA is 2.5, if even. I know, it's shameful. I have more of a chance of getting into a program here, if I even decide to. I am done with a lot of my pre-reqs. I plan on taking A&P in the summer. I think all I need are stats and the science classes. I wasn't able to take the science classes earlier because I didn't have college alg (currently taking now)
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    bad gpa. what should I do

    So I live in a small town. I moved away from here a year ago and came back because I decided to finish school. planned on getting my bachelors in nursing one day. I'm not opposed to applying for LPN programs first. Whoever will take me! My GPA is not great. I messed around a lot right after college. I am now 24. But I would really like to move back to Denver because I miss is so very much. The programs there are even more competitive than here. And I'm not even 100% sure if I want to become a nurse anymore. But I only say that after doing CNA clinicals in nursing homes. Maybe if I shadowed a nurse in a hospital I'll change my mind. What should I do? I feel depressed in the situation I am in and an making B's and C's in my pre req classes right now. I know I could do better. But I have no motivation and support. I live alone. Although schools are competitive in Denver. My friend said I could live with his parent's who live in the suburbs on Denver, and the mother has her masters in nursing. I think that would be of great help. What do you guys think? I think my current GPA is 2.5, if even. I know, it's shameful. I have more of a chance of getting into a program here, if I even decide to. I am done with a lot of my pre-reqs. I plan on taking A&P in the summer. I think all I need are stats and the science classes. I wasn't able to take the science classes earlier because I didn't have college alg (currently taking now)
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    Help! Not understanding A&P

    Thank you everybody. So much help! I have one week until the exam. Here goes.
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    Help! Not understanding A&P

    I understand that nursing school will be much harder. I just meant if the systems will be harder than the chem and bio stuff at the beginning of A&P.
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    Help! Not understanding A&P

    Help! I am not understanding A&P. I felt confident about the first lecture over chapter 1 (just an overview of A&P) and part of chapter 2 (chemistry). But today he just dumped so much material I do not understandddd. Part of it was over the last half of the chemistry and we started on chapter 3 (cytology). A lot of the students in there seem to be getting it and have probably taken chem within the last couple of years or are fresh out of high school. We have only one more lecture before the first exam because of labor day. So next lecture we are going to continue lecture on chapter 3 and then start with chapter 4 (histology) and chapter 18 (cellular respiration). I record lectures in class and it has helped so far. But right now I am really not grasping half of this chem and the chapters over cells. Help! I really do not want to fail. Are there sites or books or any other tools that will help? I'm going to ask some friends too but I know many of them are busy with school as well. Are all of the systems going to be this difficult or will it only get tougher? Exam 2 will be over the integumentary, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular systems.
  10. This week I've been taking a chem review class and I feel discouraged. Next week I'll be taking A&P, nurse aid, med term and english II (the last two are online). I don't get chem. I don't feel smart enough. I know it takes longer for me to apply some things. I never had the best determination but I am more determined than I ever had been in my life. But I'm still not sure if it is good enough. I'm 23 and just moved back home, too. It is nice not to stress about money anymore. However, I cannot get along with my mom. She throws tantrums like a child and yells and is ignorant about a lot of things. I'm stubborn and react with anger or tell her to not talk to me and walk away, and then she screams and and goes to talk about me to my dad trying to get him on her side. This is how it's always been, but my dad has mellowed with age and doesn't really play that game anymore. My mom is still insane. I'm starting to feel depressed again and I try not to be at home a lot but I feel like I have no home base. I moved out at 18 to stay away from my parents and have just been messing around and now I'm ready to make a difference. I feel better, I exercise, I eat well, I have more energy and I am more in shape now. I'm not working now so I have no income. I want to wait until my CNA class is over at least to see if I can juggle work and classes. I really do want to become a nurse but I don't think I'm smart enough, and maybe not determined enough, or at least I get discouraged and prone to depression easily. I'm not as bad as I used to be. But I'm not sure what to do. Any advice? I wasn't sure where to post.
  11. Thank you all for your responses. It makes me feel incredibly better. I will indeed keep an open mind.
  12. I want to become a nurse but I have always believed in natural healing. Is there an alternative I can do, or is there such thing as a holistic nurse? What can I do? I am just starting out and taking pre-reqs, and I hope I don't get discouraged when I go further into pharmacology and such. I also live in Kansas and I don't feel like there is much offered here. I used to live in Colorado and plan to move back after school.
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    Time management

    16 credit hours (A&P, CNA, Eng II, Med term) 15-20 hours of work 7 hours of commuting How many hours should I spend studying? How many hours can I spend cycling/running/working out? How many hours should I sleep? How much time do I have for hobbies and friends?
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    Should I take A&P and medical terminogy at the same time?

    Thanks for replying to my posts! You've been with me ever since I signed up! Haha. I think I could do it if I put my mind to it. You said something about how it's difficult for you to mix the easy and the hard classes because you might slack in the other and not take it seriously. I'm hoping that wouldn't be the case for me. I need to remember that no matter what class it is, I need to take it seriously to get accepted into nursing!
  15. Hey guys. I posted a topic a couple of days ago about making bad grades throughout high school and beginning of college. - https://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-student/bad-grades-hs-937612.html This would be helpful to read if you have any suggestions for me! Now I am starting over and want to go into nursing, but I'm afraid of making bad grades again! However, I really would like to be on track. I decided to take A&P I in the fall and test the waters. Along with that I'll take English II online. I took English I and Gen Psychology online over the summer and found it to be easy. I am deciding whether I should take medical terminology too or not. And if I did, I'm wondering if I should take it online or not. Or is there another class that is fairly simple I could take? What do you guys recommend? English I and II 6 Public Speaking 3 College Algebra 3 Fine arts appreciation course 3 Introductory Humanities 3 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Introduction to Sociology 3 General Psychology 3 Developmental Psychology 3 Chemistry with Lab 5 Anatomy and Physiology with Lab 5 Microbiology with Lab 4 Statistics 3 Nutrition 3 Introduction to Pathophysiology 4 Pharmacology 3 Medical Terminology 1-3 General elective 1-3 Issues and perspectives course 3 Upper-division bioethics course I'd like to avoid taking algebra and public speaking this semester. P.S. What does "general elective" mean?
  16. I made bad grades in high school and again in college, fresh out of high school (I'm 23 now). I know nursing is going to require a lot of science and math classes. I'm not very strong in math and will probably need a tutor. And I honestly don't know if I will be any good at science. But thinking back, I was probably most interested in bio, chem, and art. Even then, though, I would only make C's. I did worse in all the other classes. Seriously have no idea how I graduated. But now I am more determined to do this. I just don't know how easy it will be for me to learn and retain information for science. I don't remember any of it. Does anyone have any advice? Tips? I took English and Psychology over the summer. For the fall, I enrolled in Anatomy and Physiology I and I don't know what other class yet, since I haven't decided between ADN or BSN. I'm afraid of taking a third class because I've heard how difficult A&P is (I know some of you can take accelerated A&P and other classes over the summer and make all A's). But now I'm wondering, IF I decide to do BSN rather than ADN, should I should just wait to take A&P my second year? I dunno. What do you guys think? I want to spread the math and sciences classes throughout the two years and not cram it all in one semester. I know I should talk to an adviser about all of this but I can't until a couple of weeks from now at least. Also I got a C in bio freshman year of college. I have to retake it again anyway since it wasn't lab. Will my grade in bio lab replace it?