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post #61 of 122

Glad to hear that everyone is doing well!  Good luck to those of you taking summer classes and for those of you who aren't, enjoy the break!  =)

 

Right now I'm waiting to hear back from the Student Affairs Committee at my school to see if my petition to defer my acceptance into the BSN program from this Fall '11 to Winter (Jan '12) was approved or denied.  I found out I was accepted into the Nursing Program I've worked so hard to get into about 2 months ago.... RIGHT after I found out I was pregnant...with twins.  So, I petitioned to put off starting for a semester so I have time to have the babies/ recover (our semester starts in September, I'm due October 4th).  So, right now it's just a waiting game for me....  If my petition isn't approved, I don't know what I'm gonna' do!!

 

I'm starting two classes next week, for Spring semester (so I can get them out of the way before the babies are born).  I'll be taking Pathophysiology and Biochem.  I'm nervous 'cause it's a much shorter semester (and I HATE chem)...but I figure it's better to get it done now than when I have two infants! 

post #62 of 122
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I got in!!!!!!!

 



Whoo-hooo! Congrats! I find out at the beginning of June.



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Anyone taking summer classes?

 

Me. Some English class. Meh.
 

 



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Glad to hear that everyone is doing well!  Good luck to those of you taking summer classes and for those of you who aren't, enjoy the break!  =)

 

Right now I'm waiting to hear back from the Student Affairs Committee at my school to see if my petition to defer my acceptance into the BSN program from this Fall '11 to Winter (Jan '12) was approved or denied.  I found out I was accepted into the Nursing Program I've worked so hard to get into about 2 months ago.... RIGHT after I found out I was pregnant...with twins.  So, I petitioned to put off starting for a semester so I have time to have the babies/ recover (our semester starts in September, I'm due October 4th).  So, right now it's just a waiting game for me....  If my petition isn't approved, I don't know what I'm gonna' do!!

 

I'm starting two classes next week, for Spring semester (so I can get them out of the way before the babies are born).  I'll be taking Pathophysiology and Biochem.  I'm nervous 'cause it's a much shorter semester (and I HATE chem)...but I figure it's better to get it done now than when I have two infants! 


Good luck!

 

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I'm starting two classes next week, for Spring semester (so I can get them out of the way before the babies are born).  I'll be taking Pathophysiology and Biochem.  I'm nervous 'cause it's a much shorter semester (and I HATE chem)...but I figure it's better to get it done now than when I have two infants! 


I think it is safe to say that newborn twins and biochem are non-mixy things. Yikes! Good luck with your petition. At least there's hope of getting it approved. The program I'm attending doesn't allow anything like that, if you drop a class for any reason, you have to go through the entire application process all over again. And we are definitely not using any form of birth control right now, aside from my nursing. I should probably do something about that, huh? Sheepish.gif

 

Nitenites, good luck, I hope you get good news in June!

post #64 of 122

Alright ladies how did you all make out this Spring Semester? Mine is as follows

AP1 lecture - A

AP1 lab - (hasn't been posted yet *blah* )

Microbiology lecture- A

Micro lab- A

English2 - A

Developmental Psych. - B (hated this class)

 

I take statistics and gov't1 Summer 2 and AP 2 Summer 3!!!! I am excited, I will be done with all of my pre -req's by December. I am hoping to get the invite to take the TEAS V sometime during the Fall semester, until then I am heading to Half Price Books and getting some study material. 

post #65 of 122

Ishereal, I found the practice tests from ATI (the one you can take online) VERY helpful. There's a lot of chemistry on the TEAS V. Good luck!

post #66 of 122

@nitenites is it available to the public or would I have to purchase it? I want to start studying now! lol 

post #67 of 122

You'd have to purchase it from their website. IIRC, they offer a package of 2 online tests that you can take twice each. 

 

Edited to add: It's not just the content of the online tests that help, but taking them from ATI helps you get used to the format of the actual TEAS. It helped me manage my time during the actual test much better, because I knew what to expect (to an extent.) I got a 92.7 on the TEAS V. 

post #68 of 122

@nitenites a 92?!!!! AWESOME!!!! Is the science section really as obscure as people say it is? I hear it is hard to study for because it is so broad.....

post #69 of 122

Yeah, it really is that broad. If you've had anatomy & chemistry you'll do great, though. I hadn't yet taken chem and still managed to do well by studying the study guide. I also took a couple of practices in the study guide, then studied what I was weak on by using a chem textbook that I checked out from the library.

post #70 of 122

Awesome! Thnx for letting me pick your brain :) 

post #71 of 122
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Awesome! Thnx for letting me pick your brain :) 



Glad to help! love.gif

post #72 of 122

Just thought I'd poke my head in... hope that's okay.

 

I just finishing my first year of a two year LPN program. We have a four week surgical clinical rotation and then we're done for the summer and back for September. I'm getting really excited, this year flew by SO fast and I can't wait until next year.

 

Me and DH are comtemplating TTC around October-December of next year, so we'd have our first (hopefully) soon after I graduate and before I write my CPNRE (Canadian NCLEX-PN). I'm not sure if it's going to be a good idea or not. It would mean I'd be pregnant through the last semester of school (not something I mind all that much). Have any of you lovely ladies tried to accomplish that? I'd really prefer to have my first before I start working. I don't fancy trying to find a job while I'm pregnant... I know they can't legally reject me because of pregnancy, but imagine it's still a bit harder to find a job all the same.

I'm very dedicated and doing wonderfully in school... and I'm about 98% sure that is what I want to do.... I'm just wondering what everyone's opinion on it is?

post #73 of 122

@Colta, Welcome! You can pop your head in anytime. I'm sure there are many moms here that can chime in and give you some advice.  :)

post #74 of 122
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I got in!!!!!!!

 

To the associate program that is. I had planned on going straight to a BSN, had even registered for fall classes that would count towards my gen eds, and then I find out I got into the RN program I had been lusting after. Yay! Even though I will likely bridge to a BSN right after getting my RN, the school I'm attending will provide fantastic clinical experience, probably better than some of the BSN programs in the area. I can't wait to start clinicals!

 

How is everyone else doing?

Hey aphel do you mind if I ask which school you'll be going to?  I found out pretty much the same day you did that I got into my ASN program for next year and I'm wondering if we're going to the same school.  I'll be going to Prairie State if that happens to be the one you'll be going to.  Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post it.
 

 

post #75 of 122

My petition for deferment was approved!!!  biggrinbounce.gif  So now instead of starting clinicals in September, I'll start in January... which will give me at least a little time at home with my babies before heading back to school.  Until then... I've gotta focus on getting through my 8 week semester of Patho and Biochem - - ughhhh!

post #76 of 122
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My petition for deferment was approved!!!  biggrinbounce.gif  So now instead of starting clinicals in September, I'll start in January... which will give me at least a little time at home with my babies before heading back to school.  Until then... I've gotta focus on getting through my 8 week semester of Patho and Biochem - - ughhhh!



joy.gifGood! Glad to hear you got the deferment!

 

And I just got my letter of acceptance to the School of Nursing. Yikes! I start clinicals this fall. Anyone done clinicals with a nursling at home? I'm worried about having time to pump.

post #77 of 122

Hello everyone!
I am neither a pre-nursing student anymore or a nursing student yet! I spent 2.5 years doing prereqs to get into a BSN program but can not afford it so I will be starting a ADN RN program this September. Over the year of prereq work I have lost my motivation to become a nurse now that I've gotten into school, lol. I want to be  midwife (I'm sure some of you are interested in this specialty too). I would much rather be a Chiro or a Naturopath but I've all ready made it this far I should just see it through! I am currently a CNA and am looking for a job right now. Is anyone working as a CNA while doing prereqs or in nursing school? Is anyone here on the forum allnurses?

Cheers

post #78 of 122

I am a new nurse grad (May 6th) with ten years experience working as a CNA, I am also a professionally trained Doula...I worked when I could, school and my desire to do well made working difficult oh yes and the four kiddos jumpers.gif, I am starting the accelerated BSN program at my school in August.  I am also taking an EKG theory class this summer to bolster my understanding of cardiac A&P and to bolster my resume...the nursing job market is super competitive and super tight (can someone tell me where that mystical land is that GN's are able to get experience?)  it has been frustrating...I remain hopeful and patient (mostly) 

post #79 of 122

Hi! I'm hoping to be starting a BSN program this fall. There aren't a lot of prerequisites and I have two AAS degrees already, so those are taken care of. I'm a CMA and I'm really hoping that the credits from that will transfer. If they do, it will cut a whole year off my program and It will only take me two years to get my BSN. After that, I'm going to take about a year off and pay down my student loans, then apply to grad school to be a CNM. Frontier would be my dream school. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it.

 

I'm really nervous about starting. I'm not the greatest at studying (I've never much needed to) and I'm terrified of screwing up and failing out. I've heard nursing school is crazy hard.

post #80 of 122

How's everyone doing? I am working  away at a few prereqs this summer. I am also thinking of adding one the straighterline. I would like to get English done as fast as possible so I may try them out and see if I can do it in about 3 weeks before I go on vacation. What is everyone working on? :)

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