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I got a conditional acceptance into NS starting in January, I still have four classes that I need to finish to clench my spot. Fall semester I will be taking Micro w/lab, history, public speaking and a fine art credit. In addition to this I will also be taking a nine week nursing assistant course during the day. I'm starting to think that I bit off too much, but I know I can do it! I'm looking at it as training for when I start NS and have to have a full time job (I don't at the moment, hence the NA course). Anyone got any advice on how to not pull my hair out this semester?

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Unless the CNA certification is necessary for the conditional acceptance, I would drop that extra activity. If any of the courses are not absolutely necessary, I would drop one or more of them too. Things happen, and you want to lessen the possibility of failing.

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Sadly neither is an option, I have to have the courses to get in.

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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Are you working as well? Any other priorities? Try to balance everything, don't forget about stress management skills, and take care of yourself. If you keep your goal in mind, it will help you stay focused on what you need to do and maintain to reach your goal. Good luck :)

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Are you working as well? Any other priorities? Try to balance everything, don't forget about stress management skills, and take care of yourself. If you keep your goal in mind, it will help you stay focused on what you need to do and maintain to reach your goal. Good luck :)

Not working, recently left the military after 11 years. I have three small kids, but an awesome hubby who is super supportive. Does anyone have a good scheduler they use?

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When you get to clinical part of cna class it will be extra draining. What I did was fold up a study paper and kept it in my scrubs for downtime.

Is it possible to drop history?

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Well, I was in a similar boat. I was in a program where I had to transfer midpoint. Well, I had bombed so often and they let me attempt to fix things, that my final term found me with eight courses at once. I had to get special permission just to take that number of courses. (It was 8 because most were science courses where lab was a separate course). Up against the wall must have been a good position for me because I pulled through with 7 of the 8 classes and actually got a couple of A's. The one that wasn't at least a C, just left me deficient in number of units, and I was able to slide through. But after the horror of that experience, I would never encourage anyone to allow themselves to be in similar circumstances if they can possibly help it.

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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Not working, recently left the military after 11 years. I have three small kids, but an awesome hubby who is super supportive. Does anyone have a good scheduler they use?

That's awesome, what branch? And scheduler, app-wise? I haven't found any good free ones but am looking for a paid one that's worth investing in. I've just been using the paper planners, I feel more proactive using them. If that's not what you meant, then sorry haha

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mindofmidwifery is a ADN and specializes in ICU Stepdown.

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Well, I was in a similar boat. I was in a program where I had to transfer midpoint. Well, I had bombed so often and they let me attempt to fix things, that my final term found me with eight courses at once. I had to get special permission just to take that number of courses. (It was 8 because most were science courses where lab was a separate course). Up against the wall must have been a good position for me because I pulled through with 7 of the 8 classes and actually got a couple of A's. The one that wasn't at least a C, just left me deficient in number of units, and I was able to slide through. But after the horror of that experience, I would never encourage anyone to allow themselves to be in similar circumstances if they can possibly help it.

Ugh, yeah, last year I pretty much blew my chance with my college. Still enrolled, but having to go the ADN route with a community college to get a nursing degree. I chose a course load that I thought I could handle, but nope. And I felt so stupid because everyone else my age seemed to have their stuff together and I felt like I was the only one struggling. Well, there's only so many people who can handle five different classes on top of other priorities. Math killed me. However, I know what to do now to succeed. I'm glad I didn't dig my hole too deep!

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In my freshman year there was a guy on my floor in the dorm that was going to town taking too many courses. The whispering about him was ferocious when he was so exhausted during finals that he passed out and slept through one of his finals. I didn't see anything funny about it at the time. I think the instructor didn't give him the benefit of the doubt.

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That's awesome, what branch? And scheduler, app-wise? I haven't found any good free ones but am looking for a paid one that's worth investing in. I've just been using the paper planners, I feel more proactive using them. If that's not what you meant, then sorry haha

Navy. It's going to be a big adjustment, but I'm so excited about it.

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