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makeuplover2 ADN, RN

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    Failed teas 6 exam

    I would recommend getting the TEAS book and the practice tests that you can buy and take online. In my opinion, the stuff from them are the best resource.
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    Nursing school or not? ADN or BSN?

    If you already have the prerequisites for a BSN program done, I say go for the BSN... ADN programs are helpful because they usually include prerequisites if you still need to finish them, and benefit people who are just starting to get their first degree... If you can get into the BSN program and have all the requirements, then just go straight to it.
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    Summer classes

    So during the previous summer, I took 2 summer classes. I took psychology and sociology and they were both fine. What I did to make it a bit easier is I took Sociology online and Psychology in the classroom. This way, I only went to class two days a week (even though the lecture was 3 hours long). You'll probably have a lab with the chemistry so I don't have experience with that. If you decide to take Chemistry, you might want to take Sociology online just so that you don't have to spend as much time in the classroom every week. Hope this helps!
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    Sociology and psychology claases

    I did them both during the summer semester and had no problems. I was trying to live my summer out and go to school and it was perfectly fine. I took Psychology in person, because I was actually interested in it, and Sociology online. I only had class two days a week (long lecture but fine), while the Sociology one was online. It was in the summer and they were both condensed into a short amount of time. It all depends on you work load, but I think it should be fine!
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    High School - ASN/BSN

    Hey, I really like this forum! So here are a few things, If you'll need to do two years of prerequisites out of highschool to apply to an ADN program which will take two years of nursing courses after prerequisites, then you might as well do a BSN right? Because, it will still be two years of prerequisites, then you apply to the BSN program for another two years. On the other hand, out of high school I started my ADN program because I did some of the prerequisites, and in the program that I got into, you do the remaining prerequisites while in the program (Chemistry, an Anatomy Placement, and English were required to apply). I plan to do my BSN after graduation. So, instead of taking four years to do an associates degree, I'm taking two. If you want to do your BSN straight without getting an ADN, you can always complete the prerequisite courses at a community college, then transfer to a University to Complete your BSN. This way, you can save money for the first two years that you complete courses at the community college. It all depends. But if the years and stuff isn't a problem for you, then getting your ADN will be cheaper. But, now most hospitals want nurses to be getting their BSN while working, or have it already. But, there are definitely jobs for ADNs. I hope this helps!
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    Anxious about starting nursing school.

    That helps! Thanks a lot, you guys!
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    Hagerstown Community College Fall 15

    Hey, did you get in for fall 15? If so, how has your experience been so far?
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    Anxious about starting nursing school.

    Thank you so much for this! It really means a lot!!
  9. Hey everyone, I really need to hear some stuff that will calm my nerves down about starting nursing school. I start in January in my RN program and I just want to graduate on time and have a good experience. I don't mind the studying and the time, I just don't want to "fail" out of a clinical or anything similar. I really just want to have a good nursing school experience. I know people who got very low grades while doing pre-reqs and it took them forever to get into nursing school, but they finally did. And when they got in, they never failed out. They graduated on time. So I know I will be successful, but I just want to be reassured from hearing other's experiences in nursing school with clinical and everything. Thanks!
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    Failing Anatomy and Physiology

    Stick it in and wait longer! Sometimes, you might just have to figure out what studying methods works for you best. Here are my tips for study (these are useful if your professor lectures based on the textbook). I'm taking A&P I this semester and some studying tips have really worked for me; and I actually tend to need to study less. 1. Outlining: If you're on a specific chapter on the book, try to outline the chapter. Put definitions and ideas on different lines. This way, you're taking in information piece by piece and building on it as you go along. Also, you'll be able to identify what you don't exactly know. When you feed your brain small points in bullet form, you'll probably recognize the words or parts with their definition or location easily. 2. Flashcards: Use your outline and turn it into flashcards on Quizlet. All of my lecture outlines that I have made, I have turned them into Quizlet Flashcards. I can study on the go and quickly before a test or quiz. 3. Break it up: Study a bit everyday. You'll find that when you break up the studying, you're feeding information to your brain slowly. Then, you're mind will build on the information previously learned. Make sure you focus on one topic at a time. But, all in all, just find what works for you. Another thing is just like what the others said, talk to your teacher. And also thing is to see whether you need to change the way you're doing your work. Good luck!
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    Having a pathetically hard time with A&P--Need advice

    I'm taking A&P I this semester and some studying tips have really worked for me; and I actually tend to need to study less. 1. Outlining: If you're on a specific chapter on the book, try to outline the chapter. Put definitions and ideas on different lines. This way, you're taking in information piece by piece and building on it as you go along. Also, you'll be able to identify what you don't exactly know. 2. Flashcards: Use your outline and turn it into flashcards on Quizlet. All of my lecture outline that I have made, I have turned them into Quizlet Flashcards. I can study on the go and quickly before a test or quiz. 3. Break it up: Study a bit everyday. You'll find that when you break up the studying, you're feeding information to your brain slowly. Then, you're mind will build on the information previously learned. Make sure you focus on one topic at a time.
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    Should I drop out of AP1...

    Stick it out! You haven't had many heavy things yet so your grade is likely to change if you do well. Just keep working hard in order to get high grades so they can push your current grade up.
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    Anatomy and Physio Pre-Reqs

    Honestly, when I took Intro to Bio (at a different school from where I am taking A/P and my nursing courses soon), the professor wasn't that good and i didn't really learn much. Anatomy is a difficult subject and it contains Anatomy itself plus some biochemistry, but if you know how you learn best, you can survive without the introduction to bio. Just make sure to outline information, keep up with your reading, and make flashacards. For me, that's how I learn. And I have to write everything out, so it sticks in my brain.