So, I'm taking a Placement Exam at a local Community College
in two weeks.
I've been doing practice exams, and I can't believe how much algebra I've forgotten.
I've got a good algebra/trig text at home I can study, though.
Now I just have to track down my vaccination records, and figure out how the fuck I'm going to make time for two or more classes (plus labs) a week.
THEN after I've done the pre-reqs I have a CHANCE (odds TBD) of MAYBE getting into the nursing program which is the impetous for all of this in the first place.
March 12th, 2007 12:54pm
That is a switch, pretty cool.
March 12th, 2007 12:57pm
Major switch, but I've always wanted to work in medicine since I was little.
Connecticut has a setup (series of laws? rules? guidelines? I don't know) called the Articulation Model which allows nurses to easily upgrade their degrees/skillsets no matter where they initially went to school. Once I complete a 2 year Associate's program at this community college, I can upgrade to a Bachelors at a dozen or so places around the state. From there, I could get a Master's, become a Nurse Practitioner, a Director of Nursing somewhere, etc etc..
I probably don't want any sort of management responsibility but this move will make me a LOT more employable than I am now. My wife gets unsolicited job offers in the mail almost every day.
March 12th, 2007 1:02pm
I was surprised to find out that I can no longer calculate the area of a triangle.
Bicycle riding that stuff ain't.
March 12th, 2007 1:22pm
1/2b x h
I couldn't do basic shit like factoring algebraic expressions, though.
March 12th, 2007 1:25pm
I know you've claimed that you're very different in real life but...
...I can't for the life of me imagine you as a nurse.
March 12th, 2007 1:36pm
Maybe, I dunno. Did you miss the part about my not being able to do it any more?
You're just trying to rub it in, aren't you? Bastard.
March 12th, 2007 1:40pm
Well, I'm not very different in real life, really. I have the same personality. BUT, there are aspects of my personality that rarely show up on online forums. Forums are a good place for venting and calling people assholes. I do the same in real life, but I vent to my wife (and she me). I know how to deal with people well enough to get by and make friends. Most people who know me in person consider me a good guy.
I'll admit that my patience may be tested by certain types of people, but that's true of everyone. Everybody's got their pet peeves.
It's tough when people come in who are drug-seeking, child-neglecting, system-abusing, able-but-not-working, leeches on society. For those, I'll have to bite my tongue. I expect to do a lot of tongue biting.
But BOY will I have a lot of writing material.
March 12th, 2007 1:41pm
Wow, I haven't had much sleep this weekend, and it shows. That last post is practically stream-of-consciousness. From a clogged garden-hose. With a kink in it.
March 12th, 2007 1:43pm
No wonder I can tolerate muppet so well -- in some ways, he's just like my father. He used to vent to my mother about the idiots he had to work with at work.
March 12th, 2007 2:40pm
That's awesome. Nursing is a hard job, and I admire anyone willing to tackle it.
the great purple
March 12th, 2007 2:51pm
My dad says you should become a nurse anesthetist. Male dominated niche, get paid about $120K a year on average, have a lot of autonomy since there aren't many of them, etc.
March 12th, 2007 4:54pm