I went to the college today -- as I am preparing to become a nurse in the near future.
Originally, I was told that I would need to take a whole year of Pre-Health Science because it's been more than 5 years since I graduated Highschool. (I know, I couldn't believe it either--- 5 years???....my sister even tried to argue with me...)
When I reviewed the course list for Pre-Health I realized that I already had a lot of the courses (because of my pre-'surprise pregnancy' year) and most of the ones I need are available online. I decided to go in and speak with a counsellor and figure out what I could do that would still allow me to be a mom and possibly work at a better job than the one I am currently enduring my last few months.
The counsellor was so helpful and it turns out all I need to do is take senior level Biology, Chemistry and Math again (that are offered for free at the College!) - and then I can apply right to the Practical Nursing program.
What does that mean exactly? That means that we can look for a better house because I can definitely work next year and take the courses while Tim is in Grade 1! And - that means only 2 years of full-time college, instead of 3 which I originally planned! YAY!! I am so excited right now to get this ball rolling....I've always said "I'm going back to college once Tim is in school full-time" I just never thought it would be here so soon!!