So as a follow up to yesterday's curriculum discussion, I was all wrong. Well, potentially.
I was told last night by the PGCC academic advisor that the nursing school only looks at the grades you get for the pre-requisite classes for the nursing program. This will include the grades I got 10+ years ago from VT for the 6 classes that are counting as prereqs. Those grades, by the way, are bad. So even if I took say Abnormal Psych and did well in it supposedly they wouldn't care. He recommended that taking A&PII in the summer for a working-full-time adult is a recipe for failure and misery so just wait until the fall. Fair enough! I want to check with the Nursing school about that thing about the grades though. Why wouldn't they look at the whole picture?
The final blow, however, is that I have three classes requirements I am not super excited about (probably why I totally blocked their necessity out of my mind).
1. Speech 109, Interpersonal Communication. Okay, I guess I can kind of see this, but I am extremely skeptical that this will be anything more useful than, say, your typical corporate sensitivity training. I mean, the description truly reads like that: "Development of oral communication skills to enhance human interaction, including nonverbal and verbal language usage, listening, conflict management and multicultural communication." On the up side, I bet it will be easy? The most convenient one is three weekends in July.
2. Psych 207 Human Growth and Development. Oh, god, babies. Freaking babies and kids and adolescents. Why can't Abnormal Psych count! Why! I am sure this class' enjoyability is entirely dependent on the professor. I am also sure I am selling the interestingness of this class short. I can do 3 weekends at Largo or take it online.
3. Bio 201 Microbiology. Yeah, that's not happening until next year.
I don't know. maybe I'll go for #1 or #2, maybe I'll slack.
Oh, the real final blow I got last night was that I got a B on that exam I took last week when I was sick and trying to finish the exam before my colon exploded from the antibiotic side effects. GREAT. He also called this out? In front of the whole class. He didn't mean to, he just forgets when he talks to be people that there is a whole classroom of students there.
Not for the first time today, someone (in this case a coworker) has mentioned to me attending an actual 4-year university to get a BSN. No one ever mentions how that gets paid for though.
I am thinking of selling several things.
1. The old drum kit (may have a buyer already? don't know)
2. The beautiful antique double bed
3. The harp
Contact me in whatever way you prefer (my gmail is a bad idea as I can't see it at work) if you think you might be interested in any of these things.