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Last blog I mentioned I’m in my last semester of pre requisites to qualify for our nursing program at UH. The fall deadline for application was January 31 but I put in my application early in the month. Entry is based entirely on points accumulated by grades and also clinical experience. I should have the clinical points because I work as a clinical medical assistant. I administer injections, take and record vitals, process specimens and I’ve drawn blood a couple of times already. I took the entry exam and earned the maximum 5 points for that. I am a 4.0 student - at least for now! I’m still in 2 final classes that would qualify for points so I’m only receiving half value for those unless they put me on a wait list and then calculated the full points in May. In any event, the letters will be going out either late in March or sometime in April.
My husband and I have a plan for the future. He will retire from his full time job in the summer of 2015. I should be finished with the nursing program in the summer of 2014. I’m planning to go back to work at my present job in our campus health center for a year while my husband is in his last year at work. During that time, I’ll also take chemistry and statistics classes to complete the pre requisites to go back to school and earn a Bachelors degree in nutrition and dietetics. There are a couple of universities with distance learning programs in dietetics that are accredited with the American Dietetics Association.
So.......at this point things are going along as planned.