... 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!