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LilBlueSmurf
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It's that time of year again ...

Picking courses for next year!! I'm currently taking gr 12 english, gr 11 math, soc/psych and biology. Next year i plan to take co op (one full semester), and after that ... I'm so lost. I need to know if i need physics or not, and i keep forgetting to ask my guidance councellor

I'm just wondering if there's any nurses (or nursing students) who could tell me what i will need for prerequisites and maybe their road to nursing school ...


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KittenGoddess
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Well, I'm not a nursing student, so I really can't tell you...but chances are you should go ahead and take physics anyway. Calculus would probably be a good idea too. It probably depends on what kind of nurse you plan on being too...are you going to be an RN, or an LPN? And also what kind of college you plan on going to...although I don't know how much of that applies where you live. If you forget to ask, another easy way to get an answer is to check out the websites of colleges that you may consider attending...usually they will have lists of prerequisites for their programs.

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LilBlueSmurf
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I plan to be an RN, but specialize in obstetrics/neonatal. So that's at least four years right there and another two to specialize.

I've looked at a few websites of the universities i want to go to, but they aren't really much help


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KittenGoddess
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Hmmm, well I dunno for sure...but it wouldn't hurt to take physics and calculus and that stuff. Whether or not it's required, it's good stuff to have.
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my mom and dad are both nurses (met at school) i'll ask em tomorrow and post again.

my mom's the associate director of nursing at an non-for-profit organization helping the mentally retarded/developmentally disabled. they have many group homes out where i live.

and my dad is a director of nursing at a long-term healthcare center.

yup yup.

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LilBlueSmurf
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Thx for your replies guys

I went to the website at Queens University (the one i plan to go to, in Kingston Ont) and it says i need OAC math, bio, chem and english. It doesn't specify what math though (there are three; finite, algebra/geometry and calculus) ... Did i mention that i hate picking courses?!


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Most of the university websites have an email address, why don't you email Queens and ask if they have a preference. If I had to choose I'd take Calculus, because I hate Geometry and Finite, far from being the bird course that some people say it is, is actually quite difficult. It's all word problems.

Here's a quick outline, I took Finite and Calculus, I didn't take Al/Geo though.

Finite: Word Problems on things like probablility, statistics, etc.

Calculus: More traditionally "Math" based problems. Curve Sketching, various manipulations of formulae.

Anyway that's my basic outline of what those courses were like, but honestly phone or email the school and they'll give you a better idea of what they're looking for. Good Luck


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my rule of thumb has always been not to skimp on the more challenging courses. okay, so i bailed out of Spanish early, but the requirementwas 2 years, and i had 3, and 4th year at my HS was a notorious waste of time.

anyway, calc and physics will help you. i'd have to say take as many math and science classes as possible.

my sis is in nursing school. she's doing well 'cause she's always taken a very science intensive curriculum.

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