A smart thing to do instead of cramming all of your courses into one semester is to spread them out. Instead of focusing on two or three difficult classes simultaneously, you can devote more energy to each if you take one in the summer to lighten your load. The School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership understands this and decided to help you out. During this upcoming summer of 2017 they are offering 3 courses that are required to graduate:
- NURS 342 Nursing Care of Diverse Populations (2 credits)
- NURS 472 Nursing Leadership and Professional Development (3 credits)
- NURS 473L Professional Pathways (3 credit lab)
These are all classes that are recommended to be taken in your 3rd or 4th semester of our RN-to-BSN Program. All of the class ID’s have a link attached to their information page if want to look into them more. It’s also recommended that you finish any LASC goals so you don’t keep pushing them off. Here are some classes that are some double whammies and fill two goals:
- ENGL 317 Personal Lives, National Affairs (LASC 6 and 8) (3 credits)
- ENGL 407 Big City, Big Impact (LASC 6 and 10) (3 credits)
- PHIL 302 Buddhist Philosophy (LASC 6 and 8) (3 credits)
- PHIL 311 Morals and Medicine (LASC 6 and 9) (3 credits)
- PHIL 312 Business Ethics (LASC 6 and 9) (3 credits)
- PHIL 318 Professional Ethics (LASC 6 and 9) (3 credits)
- HIST 379 Environmental History (LASC 5 and 10) (3 credits)
- WS 420 Feminism in Global Perspective (LASC 5 and 8) (3 credits)
One thing students may tend to forget or over look while registering for summer courses is that they are taught at an accelerated pace. During the fall or spring they would take about 18 weeks to cover all the material. During the Summer semester they only take between 3 and 10, so don’t over do it! Imagine that the amount it says you are taking is doubled or multiplied by 2.5. That’s how much work you will need to put in every day to get through them.
Paying for summer courses can be a bit difficult since most people don’t make it into the banded tuition range to help lower the cost per credit. Here is the Summer Semester Financial Aid Request Form. The sooner you fill this out and turn it in, the better your chances are of getting some aid. It won’t cover it all, but it every dollar counts.