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Starting my prerequisites in May...anyone else?

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I start my classes may 14th at Brevard community college. I am taking the first 3 classes online. One is a math prep class because I scored low on my placement test. Then I am also take psychology and communication 1. I'm a little scared after watching so many videos on nursing school that I need to get straight A's to get in to the program. I will try my best but I havent been to school in so long. Is anyone else just starting the process like me?

I live in Oklahoma although my boyfriend lives in Brevard.( had to reply since u live in Brevard haha) I will be finishing my last two pre-reqs before I start BSN program in Oklahoma. You don't need straight A's to get in nursing school, but doing well scoring in the A -B range will help you get there. I have a 3.1 right now and I got accepted into nursing. But I also got my AS in Allied Health don't think it helps much just shows you got all your pre-reqs out the way. I think I could've got in sooner of I scored higher on the ACT I only made a 20 and was denied my first year of applying (it took me 1 try before I got accepted after I got my degree go-figure). I would say take the ACT again and that will help your chances ALOT. Jus keep your sconce GpA up and you will be fine :) good luck on your journey to becoming a nurse

thanks a lot. I'm hoping with my determination and how bad I want to be a nurse I will get past my fear of failure. I have not been to school since I was 15 , I am now 26. My boyfriend is working non stop so that I can be a full time student, so I hope I can do everything for our future that I want to. Thanks for the words of encouragement. Good luck to you :)

I start my classes may 14th at Brevard community college. I am taking the first 3 classes online. One is a math prep class because I scored low on my placement test. Then I am also take psychology and communication 1. I'm a little scared after watching so many videos on nursing school that I need to get straight A's to get in to the program. I will try my best but I havent been to school in so long. Is anyone else just starting the process like me?
I live in GA and I started January. Im taking a & p 1 and comp 1. I am really enjoying it so far. Oh yeah I'm a African American male, not that that matters I just wanted to let you know.

I'm starting my pre-reqs this summer too. I'm taking A&P and Lifespan Psych. I am 17 years out of college so this will be a challenge for sure! I will have a year of pre-reqs before I can attend nursing school. I'm going into an ASBN program. It's exciting and scary for sure!

Good luck! We can do this!

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

I'm starting my pre-reqs this summer too. I'm taking A&P and Lifespan Psych. I am 17 years out of college so this will be a challenge for sure! I will have a year of pre-reqs before I can attend nursing school. I'm going into an ASBN program. It's exciting and scary for sure!

Good luck! We can do this!

Like you, I am 18 years out of school. I have to re-take many of the pre-reqs I already completed years ago because they are now "too old" to be accepted. Taking 4 classes this summer and 6 in the fall, so I will be applying in January for a seat in the Fall 2013 nursing program.

You're right...we CAN do this!!! :D

Is a&p hard so far? I'm not worried about comm, but I am taking these first classes online. My A&p Will be in fall

Good luck to you :) I will also have a full year of pre reqs, and I am really hoping that I get accepted into the program for next year. I also need to do all the little things to get extra points towards acceptance, like attending nursing orientation, and speaking with a health science advisor. Also CPR class. I'm ready to do this to the max :) Never been an "A" student, but i'm sure going to try :)

SopranoKris, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 5 years experience.

Is a&p hard so far? I'm not worried about comm, but I am taking these first classes online. My A&p Will be in fall

A&P is a LOT of memorization!!! My school has Anatomy & Physiology as separate classes. But when I took it in 1987, it was a combined A&P class. There are a lot of great online resources for A&P. The best one I've found is this one: Anatomy and Physiology Learning Modules - CEHD - U of M

I've found it to be an excellent refresher!

I'm starting in May as well. I have to take the "first year experience" and English Comp 1. I couldn't take Summer II because my loans didn't cover it. In Fall, I'm taking A&P I, College Algebra, Intro to Psychology, and English Comp II. I'm so excited to finally start on my pre-reqs!

I know, I feel so excited that I'm looking online at everything nursing I can :) Thanks for your input! Good luck in those classes!

I started taking nursing school prereqs after being out of school 20 years. It's so different as an older adult... I do well because I want to become a nurse and also because my husband and son are sacrificing to allow me this opportunity.

Online classes can be super time consuming. My advice would be to do EVERY assignment, including discussion board posts and extra credit. Make sure to look up your professors on RateMyProfessor.com. I've also saved a ton of money renting textbooks from Chegg.com instead of buying them from the bookstore. If you're struggling in a class then contact the teacher or look for online resources. YouTube has many videos teaching everything under the sun. I've also had good luck borrowing books like "Algebra for Dummies" or "Chemistry for Dummies" from my library.

I've loved A&P. It is a lot of memorization but our bodies are so incredible and it's amazing to learn about them. For Anatomy I'd recommend getting flashcards from your bookstore or Sams Club. Keep them in your purse and study them whenever you have a free minute.

Hi :) I'm 22 and also staring my pre-reqs May 14th and I am super nervous! I am going to Nevada State College though. I'm also taking 2 classes online because some of my credits didn't transfer over so they should be easy classes. Like you, I am stressed about getting all A's because at my school you need at least a 3.5 GPA to be considered for the nursing program...I think I'm most nervous about Anatomy/Biology because I haven't taken a science class in about 4 years :o

Anyway, I just want you to know that you're not alone! I'm glad to see that there are so many people on this site just starting out like me!! Good luck in all of your endeavors!

I am just heading back as well after being out of school 16 years. I also have a husband and 3 young kids! Lord tell me I'm not crazy! LOL I have always wanted to be an RN, so I WILL make it work. I have 3 semesters of core classes/pre-reqs that I need to take before I can take my actual Nursing pre-reqs, so I have a ways to go. This seems like a great place to find support. Anyway, good luck!

Thanks for the great tips :) My boyfriend is really struggling to keep us afloat right now and I just hope I can do this for us so bad :)

Thanks everyone! This site really has helped me feel better and more confident. Now I know I have resources everywhere to help me accomplish this and that there is so many people doing the same thing :) Thanks again for your comments :)

live4ever

Specializes in LTC, SNF.

I started my pre-reqs this spring with biology and communications. Starting May 14 I will be taking A&P1 along with Intro Psychology in the first part of the semester and then Developmental Psychology for the last part of the summer semester.

So the way I have it setup I will only be taking two classes at any given time during the summer. I have all of my books and A&P1 looks like it is going to be very interesting but rough.:uhoh3: I plan on take A&P2 in the fall.