June 3, 2008 7:11pm CST
Im going to start nursing school next spring semester at my local Community College! I would go ahead and start nursing school but the deadline is up for this fall !SO I was thinking of taking some classes to help me get a head start for when I do start nursing!So what does everyone would be the best to getme started with nursing school! Cause I just got my GED and they give you a free 3 credit hr course so I was wanting to use it tO GET ME PREPARED for nursing school but not sure what class to use it in?? Any susgestions??
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4 Jun 08
That's a good decision to choose nursing and you will find it very rewarding. Perhaps you could start by asking around your place the hospitals, medical centers of courses that they might provide or search in the web. In the meanwhile get to know some friends who are nurses and get them to share their experiences, borrow some relevant books from them so that you will know what are the expectations. You could also try out as some centers might have temporarily part time jobs or write in to request for some orientation introduction to nursing - they might just allow you. I am sure you won't regret the choice that you have made and best wishes to you :)
4 Jun 08
This discussion caught my attention,this is because when I was going to start college,Nursing course is my priority,however,when I tried to enroll at this course,it shows that my NCEE results that time did not meet the required percentage so I did not qualify for nursing.A little bit depress but this does not hamper my aim of having completed my college degree,with that I have take engineering course,until then I found myself already wants engineering course which is my second priority. With your questions,I believe first year of nursing course have similar subjects with other course,I guess business administration would be fine to take.At least it is the thing known to me during my college,since I saw some nursing students taking their few subjects at business administration classes,so you can consider that.Thank you.
• United States
4 Jun 08
In order to be accepted into the Nursing program at our Community College you have to have some pre-requisite courses first. Usually English, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2. So my suggestion is to take one of those classes. Probably the Anatomy and Physiology because that would be most relevant to Nursing so that way you can see if its something you really truly want to do.
• United States
4 Jun 08
I have never heard of having to take classes before starting nurseing school you must be in a different state? My Communtiy College has a program for nursing thAT is 2 yrs long and you dont need anything but a GED or a GPA noless than 2.0! But they do recommend taking a class or two but it's not required ! But thanks for ur suggestions Im going to find out what all my College has for this semester and Probaly will do the Anatomy &Physiolgy
26 Jun 08
Hi! Congratulations on your acceptance! I'm starting Nursing School at my local CC next spring as well. I am going into the LVN program, and then doing the LVN-RN transition program starting the following Spring. I wanted to go directly into the RN program, but the waiting list is about 2 years long! Isn't that strange when Nurses are in such need? So, this way I will be an LVN making money, while attending the RN program! Worked out great! Since I'm planning on doing the transition program (which I highly recommend doing), I have been taking all pre-requisites for the LVN-RN. Now, I'm doing my LVN in Texas, but will be moving to a new state once I graduate due to my fiance being in the military... so, make sure you look at the pre-req's that are required for the school you intend to be at. Most schools have very close curiculum, but there pre-req's always seem to be a little different. For my pre-req's for the LVN-RN I have taken Anatomy and Physiology I and II, English 1301, General Psychology, Microbiology, and BIOL 1406 (which is an elective class). Since I'm almost done with all my pre-req's, in the fall I am looking through the entire degree plan and picking out courses I can take that aren't RN courses. So, this fall I will be taking PSYC 2314, SPCH 1315, and a Physical Ed class. This way, when I get to my LVN-RN program I will only need to concentrate on Nursing classes. Now, if you are just planning on doing your LVN then I would take an Intro to Nursing class, and definately some Psychology classes. Anatomy and Physiology is also great, but at my CC we have a class that is pretty close to that in 1st semester of LVN school. But, if you plan on going to RN you will need A & P I and II. Hopefully this makes since! I would love to keep in touch, and maybe we can help eachother out thru our Nursing School! It would be fun! Good Luck!