Tuesday, April 29, 2008


The current semester is coming to a close. 3 1/2 weeks counting finals week, and it's done. I'm feeling a little sad...this is IT at this school for me. I graduate 5/24 and head of to "the big kids school" in the fall. I'm enrolled and have registered for my fall classes...Physiology, Poli Sci and two upper division Sociology classes. On Friday I went to orientation. Part of the day was spent with an advisor in each student's major department...got some great advise. I had planned on doing a double major...earning my BA in Sociology while earning my BS in nursing. That has changed. I am still a pre-nursing and Sociolog double major...I will still complete my nursing prereqs (two remaining), but I'm not applying to the BSN program...and in about 3 1/2 years (give or take) I will be a nurse. How's that going to work you ask? I'm so glad you asked! I am now going to complete my BA in Sociology then do the Direct Entry Master's Nursing program! This program is designed specifically for people who have earned a Bachelor's in something other than nursing...but want to be a nurse. The program is 18 months long and all graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX and are eligible to enter the NP program. I'm excited about this new direction!

Sunday, January 6, 2008


I am thinking I may have started this blog a little too early...I'm not even ready to apply to nursing school yet! However, I will try to continue to post here occasionally. It is probably going to be more of a "school blog" than a "nursing blog" for a while though.

The Fall semester is over...I passed Anatomy. Everyone in my study group passed. Thank heavens because that is one class I REALLY would not like to repeat!

The Spring semester starts the 14th. I have no core sciences this semester. I decided to hold off on the two remaining and to focus on the GE I need for the State University (which I will be transferring to next Fall). So the coming semester consists of Speech 1A (yuck), Statistics, English 5 (critical thinking, instead of Philosophy), Chemistry 42 (to boost my Chem grade for pre-nursing transfer requirements) and weight training. I am taking the weight training class so I have a set time when I will exercise...if I just try to say "from this time to this other time I will exercise"...I won't! This way, I'm getting a grade...have to show up and participate. I also decided to take the 1 1/2 unit class instead of the 1 unit class. This gives me an hour and a half each class session instead of an hour...enough time to de some cardio AND weight train (elipticals, stair steppers and various style of stationary bikes in the gym).


News on the State University front...

I got my official acceptance letter at the beginning of December...contingent on a couple classes I am taking this Spring. There is of course a bunch of stuff I have to do to get ready to go there... send a deposit, attend orientation, visit Disabled Students, a counselor, Financial aid, apply for scholarships, get my immunization records etc! Gracias mucho to my npdoc who pointed out a few weeks ago that I should look into scholarships immediately (even though Anatomy wasn't over) because of deadlines! She was absolutely right!! The two big ones I am applying for had January deadlines...one of them was January 2nd. That app. went out on the 2nd...minus official transcripts since campus was closed. I did include a note about campus being closed and will go order official transcripts to be sent directly, tomorrow. The other scholarship has a deadline of January 15th...I will get that one out this week...just have to finish up the essay.