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I am looking into Platt as well as TCC...Where do I begin? I have NO COLLEGE experience except for business college which doesn't count. I want to be an RN but I am a little afraid of anything Algebra related! I did call TCC and they are so unhelpful. One lady told me to show up around lunchtime and ask the students taking the program my questions! So where do I begin? How long is it going to take if I go full time? Also, what hours did you go to school? I am very limited with school age kids and no day care.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP.

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marilynmom works as a Adolescent psych.

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Renee,

I don't go to TCC but to UCO here down in OKC (Edmond actually). I went back to school after having my 2 kids and also had no daycare (who can afford it?!). I started by taking evening classes when my husband was home with the girls, I also took some online classes as well. I did *very* well!! I started at the very beginning of math classes because I had been out of school for so long and could barely add and subtract....lol I went on to make an A's in both college algebra and statistics :) If your worried about math start with pre-algebra to get yourself confident in your abilities.

All my nursing classes are during the day and my mom will be taking care of my girls. But you should be able to take all your pre-reqs in the evening and online.

The best way to get to know a school is to talk with other students and experience it for yourself, what one person hates another loves. Most of the nursing students I know are MORE than happy to talk to anyone about the program, what is expected, what it's really like, etc. So if TCC is a school your interested in start there and get to know people, you will also meet a lot of other pre-nursing students in your classes (belive me there are tons of them....lol).

Good luck!

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Renee,

I don't go to TCC but to UCO here down in OKC (Edmond actually). I went back to school after having my 2 kids and also had no daycare (who can afford it?!). I started by taking evening classes when my husband was home with the girls, I also took some online classes as well. I did *very* well!! I started at the very beginning of math classes because I had been out of school for so long and could barely add and subtract....lol I went on to make an A's in both college algebra and statistics :) If your worried about math start with pre-algebra to get yourself confident in your abilities.

All my nursing classes are during the day and my mom will be taking care of my girls. But you should be able to take all your pre-reqs in the evening and online.

The best way to get to know a school is to talk with other students and experience it for yourself, what one person hates another loves. Most of the nursing students I know are MORE than happy to talk to anyone about the program, what is expected, what it's really like, etc. So if TCC is a school your interested in start there and get to know people, you will also meet a lot of other pre-nursing students in your classes (belive me there are tons of them....lol).

Good luck!

Thank you for the encouragement! Unfortunitely my hubby is on call 24/7 with the type of job he has, so no help there...lol...I didn't know I could take pre-reqs on line! I will have to check into that! Anyone else done that???

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TCC has a TON of online classes and telecourses. Here's the link to distance learning:

http://www.tulsacc.edu/page.asp?durki=29

Here's the link to prereq's and program info:

http://www.tulsacc.edu/page.asp?durki=3734&site=85&return=3543

Remember that before you can take Anatomy, Physiology, and Mirco you must take Bio for majors, so that needs to be taken early on. TCC doesn't offer those classes online, but you can ask them if they will accept credit from Barton County Community College in Kansas or Colby County Community College, also in Kansas. If they do, you can take Anatomy & Physiology 1 and Anatomy &Physiology 2, and Micro online through Edukan, which is what I am doing. (PM me for more info about those, or see the distance education link in the student forum.)

They don't require algebra, but there is some on the entrance test you have to take. A few summers ago I took the Beginning and Intermediate Algebra class and there were a few pre-nursing students in there who needed to learn enough to pass the entrance test. If you're not good at math, don't try to take that as a distance ed course!

I've taken nutrition, computer concepts, EngComp 2 all online and have friends that did all of their humanities, history and psych/soc online as well.

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TCC has a TON of online classes and telecourses. Here's the link to distance learning:

http://www.tulsacc.edu/page.asp?durki=29

Here's the link to prereq's and program info:

http://www.tulsacc.edu/page.asp?durki=3734&site=85&return=3543

Remember that before you can take Anatomy, Physiology, and Mirco you must take Bio for majors, so that needs to be taken early on. TCC doesn't offer those classes online, but you can ask them if they will accept credit from Barton County Community College in Kansas or Colby County Community College, also in Kansas. If they do, you can take Anatomy & Physiology 1 and Anatomy &Physiology 2, and Micro online through Edukan, which is what I am doing. (PM me for more info about those, or see the distance education link in the student forum.)

They don't require algebra, but there is some on the entrance test you have to take. A few summers ago I took the Beginning and Intermediate Algebra class and there were a few pre-nursing students in there who needed to learn enough to pass the entrance test. If you're not good at math, don't try to take that as a distance ed course!

I've taken nutrition, computer concepts, EngComp 2 all online and have friends that did all of their humanities, history and psych/soc online as well.

Do your transcripts say that you took the classes online? I just wonder if they will frown on that, or do they really treat it like it's the same?

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Your transcripts do not show anything about them being online. It says the name of the class and the grade you received.

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RIGHT ON!!!! But one more thing I need to know is what hours are the RN 2.5 class???? Is it all day?

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RIGHT ON!!!! But one more thing I need to know is what hours are the RN 2.5 class???? Is it all day?

What is the RN 2.5 class? I don't know what that is.

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Sorry I haven't slept in two days...lol...I meant the 2 and a half year program.

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marilynmom works as a Adolescent psych.

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They don't require algebra, but there is some on the entrance test you have to take. A few summers ago I took the Beginning and Intermediate Algebra class and there were a few pre-nursing students in there who needed to learn enough to pass the entrance test. If you're not good at math, don't try to take that as a distance ed course!

Definatly take some sort of basic math class, I agree. I'm sure all nursing school are like mine in that we had to take a dosage calc exam and score 90% or better in order to get in the program (30 questions and you couldn't miss more than 3), actually we take it once we find out if we are accepted or not (I took mine yesterday morning actually!!). It's basic math but if you haven't had that in awhile it can be hard! You want to be comfortable.

You will want to focus on fractions, ratios, dimensional analysis (tons of that; A/B*C=D type of thing), decimals and proper rounding, metric system and conversions, etc. You will need to know when you have an order that says (for example): "Lasix IV 25mg q6h", and you have a vial of Lasix that is 5g how to convert the mg to g. It is NOT hard though but you must be profecient in basic math to do well as a nursing student/RN. I actually enjoy the dosage calc problem :)

If you dont want to take a math class you could buy a book and work through that. Here is the book we use and I love it, it's a great book and you start at the beginning with relearning fractions, all the basics and go from there:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0766862860/sr=8-1/qid=1146168134/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-8873368-0301669?%5Fencoding=UTF8

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