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Preparing for Nursing School?

If you are in the preliminary stage working toward applying for a nursing program, I would love to meet you! I know it is hard work taking the courses you are studying and completing all requirements needed to make your application. Since 2010 I've studied biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, in depth. These are not the easiest subjects to learn, especially if you are returning to college after taking time off to raise a family or pursue a career path in a different field. As a non-traditional student, I spent many late nights in Denny's drinking my vanilla lattes while reviewing difficult concepts in chemistry, anatomy and physiology.

I returned to college after decades of being out of school. With my laptop and Pearson's Anatomy & Physiology, Mastering Chemistry and Cengage OWL's online chemistry resources those long nights at Denny's paid off. I began to grasp concepts that were foreign to me through the use of many computer programs, even when it was challenging to do so. Although I did not pass every exam with an A or B, I will tell you that it is well worth the effort invested. I tutor now because I've been tutored. I've been mentored and will continue to accept the teaching and advice of those that have succeeded before me. Those that succeed realize they need others to teach them or encourage them.

Even if you need to retake a course or focus on just one subject during a summer semester, it's worth it to pursue your dream. The health science topics are broad and yet, these subjects build upon one another. Learning and grasping the basics of General Chemistry will provide a good foundation. If you need to change professors for chemistry in order to succeed, go for it--even if it means attending chem labs on a different campus without your lab partner(s). Replacing a poor grade with an A or B is crucial to your success in gaining admittance to the competitive field of health care. Do what you need to do to help yourself succeed. I've studied with some brilliant men and women who have taken each stepping stone to pursue their dreams. No matter how much more difficult their studies were than they had initially anticipated, those that succeed persevered through failure.

I am so proud of my former classmates and lab partners as they have persevered in order to gain acceptance to UCF's nursing school. One of my colleagues is now a molecular researcher at UF. I have the utmost respect for those pursuing a medical career path! If this is your calling and I may be of assistance to you, please review my profile and contact me through email. Tell me what you think you need help with (subject matter and concept) and if I am capable, I will help you. I'll also let you know if I think you need to be tutored by someone with more knowledge and expertise. If you write to me between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m., I typically will respond within 3-4 hours. If you need a more rapid response, try contacting me between these hours Monday through Friday: 10am to 2pm or 8pm-10pm. I look forward to meeting you soon.