Friday, June 25, 2010

If I Make it through this Schedule...

... without being hospitalized, it will be a miracle.

I will be applying to two different nursing schools this fall (start of the program is in January). They are both bachelor's programs, one is 18 months, one is 16 months. The 16 month program has more prerequisite requirements than the 18 month program. I've met with an advisor for the 16 month program and she was emphatic that it is entirely possible to complete all of my hours this fall and be ready to start their program in January 2011 (graduation date May 2012). Since I'm always up for a challenge, and always take on more than I can handle, the following is my schedule for this fall.

Note: 2 courses are only 5 weeks, 2 are only a month and online. Also, I am taking courses through two different schools and will be at four different campuses.

Five week courses: Marian University Adult Programs
8/16-9/25: PSY 205/BUS205 Statistical Methods (3cr)-- Monday's 5:45 pm-9:45 pm

11/1-12/11: PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology (3cr)-- Monday's 5:45 pm-9:45 pm

Full semester courses:

8/23-12/19: Ivy Tech Community College (at Lawrence & Anderson campuses)

APHY 201 Advanced Human Physiology (4cr)-- Monday's 12-1:20, Wednesday's 10 am-1:20 pm

PSYC 201 Lifespan Development (3cr)-- Thursday's 11:30 am- 2:20 pm

8/16-12/11: Marian University

CHE 100 Elements of General Chemistry (4cr)-- MWF 8-9:30 ** this ticks me off because I took CHE 101 at Ivy Tech last fall, but they said it wasn't enough. BS.

Online Courses: Marian University
November-December: Human Nutrition (2cr) & Professional Role of Socialization (1cr)

Total Credit Hours: 21

I had to send out an email to all my families and tell them I won't be able to commit to regular hours next fall. It broke my heart, as I love the kids (and the income), but it just isn't realistic. Although I may keep my Tuesday family, just because he'll be 1 in July and still naps a lot, so I'd still have time to get work done.

Like I said, if I don't end up in the psych ward of the local hospital, it'll be a miracle. And if I do survive this semester, I don't think I'll have any problem surviving nursing school! Registered & Protected


Rosh said...

My last semester of 2 science classes with labs, 2 master's classes and working 20 hours a week had me regretting the whole nursing school thing. I actually tried to convince myself I would be happy working in my current field and I didn't need to go back to school. Haha
During these times, my mom likes to remind me that God won't give me more than I can handle.

You can do this! I know it is a lot of work and there are going to be times you question why the hell you decided to do all of this in the first place, but it will be worth it!

Was your Chem 101 class the equivalent of a university Chem class and that's why you have to take another class? Just asking because when I took Chem, I took the (harder) equivalent of Chem 101 at University of Maryland rather than the introductory Chem or Chem for health science majors that a lot of other people applying to a nursing program took.

Jess said...

Yikes! That is so intense!!

Just think....... you have a great vacay spot waiting for you, as soon as you can find the time to breathe, lol.

Momma Fargo said...

Oh, my! I need the Ibuprofen already. You are a stud muffin to be able to handle that schedule. But I know you are a smart cookie!

Pam said...

You CAN do it! This sounds like an awesome program to get in to. My last Semester of nursing school I took on 21 hours. It nearly killed me but I made it.
I am so happy for you Marianne!

It's just me :) said...

Yikes!! That is definitely a lot of classes to be taking. I have no doubt you will be able to do it though. Lifespan is pretty simple. If you have already taken a Chem class you will probably make it through that one in your sleep. What the heck is "Professional Role of Socialization"?

Just a question though. How far apart is each campus? You have one class ending Wed at 9:30am and another starting at 10:00am on another campus. You have to book it from one campus to another in 30 minutes?

Casey said...

Wow! You are going to be one busy lady! Something tells me you can do it, though! We'll be cheering you on!

Pennie said...

Marianne, you are one crazy woman! I hope you survive...and I guess if anyone can pull this off, from what I know of you, you can.
My best to you. I really hope this works out really well for you. You deserve it (not the punishment of the schedule...the degree...hope you got that...) lol

Tree said...

Wow, oh wow! That is a busy schedule, but I think it's AWESOME! My son and DIL both just registered for Medical Asst...they'll be done in 7 months though. Then my son will be going to be an OR Tech and my DIL for an RN. Good luck with your ventures!

OH, and I have a lovely award for you on my blog today. Pick it up any time you'd like. :)


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