Fall 2012 Schedule

The nursing school application opened this morning for the Spring 2013 semester. I won’t be applying anytime soon (probably not until right before or right after I take the TEAS-V) but it’s nice to know that it’s there and just waiting for me. Eek!

 I took my microbiology lab final yesterday, and I must say I walked out of there feeling pretty dang confident that I did well. YAY!! I was pretty stressed leading up to it, considering that it was comprehensive and a 110 question, fill-in-the-blank only test. But I was calm throughout the test and I felt like the answers were coming very well…so, we’ll see. I have a feeling I made an A – and even if I made a B, I would still get an overall A in the class. I’m now done with microbiology lab! And so excited because I only have a week and a half of school until summer!

 I registered for my last non-nursing semester this past week, and achieved a pretty satisfying schedule. I’m not so sure that I’m going to enjoy all the classes; I feel like I’m just doing them because they’re needed for my degree and I have to get them done and out of the way before nursing school.

 My schedule is as follows:

                 

                  Composition II: M&W at 8am-9:20am

                  Intro to Philosophy: M&W at 11am-12:20pm

                  Computer Science: M&W at 1pm-2:20pm

                  Pathophysiology: T&TH at 9:30am-11:20am

                  Gender and Social Change (Women’s Studies): Internet Instruction

The only class I’m excited about is pathophysiology, because it’s an actual nursing class that we’re allowed to take early. It’s the only one that we’re allowed to take before acceptance and we’re strongly advised to do so to make our first nursing school semester less stressful. I’m taking it now because I’m almost positive that I’ll be accepted, but If I were less sure then I’d probably wait, because this class doesn’t transfer to other schools. So if I were to apply to the other nursing schools in the area, such as TCU, UTA, Baylor Dallas, then I would’ve taken a class that I couldn’t transfer over, and I’d have to take patho all over again. So here’s to hoping I’m accepted for TWU’s nursing program in the spring!

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Yay!!

I’m almost done! I’m almost done! I’m almost done!!! 6 quizzes and 6 tests (4 of those finals) are the only grades standing between summer and me. Heck yes! The past 3 exams I’ve taken have each ended up with a grade of 100, and that makes me soooo happy. I literally have a high (97-99%) average in each one of my classes, and even if I royally screwed up now, which I won’t, I should still end up with A’s in each class.

Thoughts

I am having such a hard time studying for my microbiology quiz on Tuesday. All I can think about is the fact that in less than 4 weeks I will be completely done with this semester, and preparing to schedule my TEAS-V entrance exam for nursing school. All I can think about is what I still need to do to make sure I’m prepared and ready to apply, to make sure I’m going to have the best shot at being accepted. And then my thoughts get ahead of me and I start thinking about everything I’ll have to do once I am accepted, and thinking that I should start trying to get that out of the way now so I have less to worry about then. Because when I’m accepted it’ll be November, with the start of nursing school two months away, and I just want to make sure that I’m not scrambling to get everything in order.

Acceptance to TWU’s nursing school is contingent on 3 things: GPA, Entrance Exam Scores, and “First-Attempt” grades for A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology, and Statistics. At the end of this semester, providing nothing seriously interrupts this good mojo I have going on with schoolwork and grades right now, I will have a 4.0 GPA and all four of my first attempt grades will be A’s. That means that I will have absolutely no fault in 2 out of the 3 categories that they look at when trying to decide whom to accept or deny. All I have to be concerned with then is studying hard for my TEAS-V and ace-ing it! And when that’s accomplished, how can they deny this girl?

 I’ll just feel so grateful once this semester is over and my grades are sealed. I’ll feel especially more satisfied once I’ve taken my TEAS-V and applied, and can get on with my life without continuously thinking about what I have to do beforehand!