Fall 2012 Books

I have to say I was NOT expecting the patho book to be SO large!! It’s bigger than my A&P book (and I thought THAT was big!) and we’re only given one semester for this class. How are we going to cover everything?!

But I’m excited about patho because it’s a nursing class 🙂 And also I’m thankful that I was persuaded to take it now and get it out of the way for the first semester of nursing school…I can’t even imagine having to take this with pharmacology, fundamentals, and assessment at the same time.

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And My Score Is….

A 92%!!!!!!!

When I got the email that said my transcript had been sent to TWU, I froze. That meant my results were up online! So quickly I looked up the website, fearing what I might see when the report popped up. And then…I squealed!! I can’t believe I made a 92!! Of course I was crossing my fingers that I’d make above an 85, but didn’t dare hope I’d ACTUALLY make a score in the 90’s. WHOOP!!!

 

Done and Done

I took the TEAS-V today!!! And it was HARD. Much harder than I expected or prepared for. I can only hope that I pulled above an 85 out of that one; in fact I think I’ll just be happy if I get an 80-anything. I was certain I was going to get my test score right away…but nope. I walked out of the testing area and the lady told me that I have to wait 48 hours and then it *should* be up online! Ahhh. Oh well. The hours will fly by because I’m going to be cleaning and organizing my office for this upcoming semester. 🙂 However, I can’t promise that I haven’t already looked on the website about 5 times now in hopes that they lied and put it up earlier than expected, haha!

Dear God, PLEASE let it be higher than an 85!!

 

 

Anxious

I wonder if it is normal to want to get into nursing school so bad that my heart hurts?? It truly does. I just can’t stand not knowing yet, after coming so far, if I’m really going to be accepted and starting in the spring. After actually applying for the nursing program, scheduling the TEAS exam, and being in contact with the advisors at TWU, the wait seems even harder now…and I think that’s because this is actually happening. This isn’t just a distant dream that I’m pressing toward anymore, I’m now at the point where I can be proactive about getting into nursing school. But now that I’ve applied, I can also be denied – and that scares me. 

I’m also nervous about making sure that I’m not missing any steps or paperwork in this process. I already had to contact one of the advisors because I realized I filled out part of the application wrong. She got it cleared up for me in no time, but stuff like that makes me even more anxious. What else have I forgotten?  

I definitely will be calling/setting up an appointment with the nursing school admissions coordinator in early August to make sure my file is perfect and ready to go before the September 1st deadline. 

Things I need to double-check with her:

  • Making sure the new grade for the one class I retook – chemistry – will be counted toward my GPA instead of the old grade.
  • Making sure they have my Fall 2012 schedule listed in my file. This is what I missed when filling out my application, and it’s important that they know I’m still finishing (and will have finished!) all my non-nursing pre-reqs before the start of the Spring 2013 semester. 
  • Making sure they received my TEAS score, and that it’s the correct score. I heard a horror story about last semester – a girl was denied because she scored an 85 on her TEAS but TWU received it as a 58! 

I’m pretty sure that’s all I need to confirm…I’m definitely ready to be past the September 1st deadline so that I can try and put all this on the back burner of my mind for two months; after all, there’s nothing I can possibly do at that point so why stress about it, right? 

OMG I just wish it were November already.

Finally!!!

I completed my application for TWU’s nursing program today!! Paid the $30 fee and submitted it, and now all I have to do is take the TEAS – which is in two weeks from today. The score will be sent automatically to TWU, so technically I am literally done with the application process aside from taking the test. WHOOP! I can’t believe that I have applied to nursing school…after two years of waiting for this day – waiting to be ABLE to apply – it’s done, just like that.