Monday, June 1, 2009

Crazy College Stuff

It's all so insane. I have so much to do and so little time. I will be a very busy girl come fall. Actually beginning June 8th which is when summer classes start. I got only the first line of this blog post written before I got a call from my college. This is how it will be. I went in to see my advisor today. For some reason they had not yet translated my transcripts. I have had several classes among two colleges. The second college I took Intermediate Algebra (fun eh?) in 2007, but the first college I went to from Fall semester of 2005 through the end of the 2006 fall semester. So that would be 3 semesters. I took a whole lot of classes mostly involving the Sciences. Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry and Microbiology. I really loved these classes. I was surprised because I didn't care much about Science when I was in high school.

I was interrupted again writing this post with the college a second time. I was going to say earlier when I went in to register for my classes they didn't know if my math classes transferred and if so if I qualified for the math classes I now need. They started discussing a placement test and all kinds of stuff. I told them I had already had THREE math classes. Two of them Algebra so I was pretty sure I qualified. Well thank goodness I talked to the right person and I got in. I now have this course schedule:

Summer isn't too bad. I have Child and Adolescent Development online from June 14 to July 16. Don't let the idea of an online class fool you into thinking it is easy. I found out LONG ago that they are much more difficult. I do better with a teacher in front of me. You make up for no class time with TONS of homework. TONS of paperwork and I do believe you have to go into the college for tests. My class was in 2006 that I did last and I definitely like the in class thing better, but with the baby and the kids this works out best for us. I also have Math 110 two nights a week for about 2 hours and 45 minutes each. That's it for summer.

The fall I have to take a Basic Life Support Class. This is only one day but it's the whole day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wow. Then I have English/Comp II, Intro to Philosophy, Adulthood and Aging (psychology) and Intro to Criminology. That last one was an elective. Sounds kind of interesting to me. My Psychology class there is on TV which is a new one for me. The English class is online and the other two are mornings so I'll have plenty of work to do. If I can finish this and STILL be standing then in January of 2010 I will be starting Nursing College. It's so exciting. Everyone wants me to succeed. Especially when I tell my story and why I want to go into Oncology. I know I'm meant to do this, but it sure is hard getting there! :)

9 comments:

Sandee said...

Glad you got your transcripts sorted out. It's a shame to take classes that you don't need to take.

I'm with you on the on-line courses. They are indeed tough, condensed and required tons of homework, paperwork, and most of all you have to work on them every single day or you won't be able to keep up.

Good luck. I'm sure you will do fine. I so enjoyed collage back in the day.

Have a terrific day. :)

Kate Burton said...

I'm sure someone has already told you this but you've overcome cancer so you know you can do this. Your patients are going to get the benefit of your experience and wisdom, just remember that.

MaryAnne said...

I'm in awe of you going to college with four kids, you're superwoman in my book! Good luck with classes, I hope you enjoy some of them while surviving all the work. I'm sure you'll be an amazing nurse!

Southern Sage said...

Well add me to the list that is pulling for you to succeed. You will too. For sure.

Ori said...

online course need strict self discipline, so best luck to you!!
I think I couldn't make it, cause once I'm online, I will be anywhere but doing the course :))

Leanne said...

Good for you. I am ten years older than you and went back to University part time two years ago. I now have three courses left to graduate. It still seems so far away. Sigh. E-mail me when there are times you feel like you can't juggle it all. You CAN. You'll do great....

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

People are going to be so lucky to have you as a nurse. I totally agree with Kate...What you have already overcome is amazing and I'm sure you have what it takes.

A Mom's Choice said...

I've followed your blog for a while now I would definitely say your simply inspirational. Glad to see you got everything sorted out with your classes and congrat on your 1 year cancer free. Happy Dance for you. :)

Glynis said...

As a qualified nurse I wish you all the luck in the world. You will make a good nurse as you know what it is like to be a patient.