Registered for First Semester

Though I received my acceptance letter from FIU a couple of weeks back, the process of getting everything set up in their system was a little slower. Add to that the move and some amount of lethargy on my part, and it results in me not having registered yet for the Spring 2010 semester, starting January 4 (ack!).

No more; I sat down yesterday at my computer with my mooched wifi connection and navigated the murky waters of the greater FIU website, filling out every single form I still needed to (FAFSA, I’m looking at you), applying for Financial Aid, and finally going through the process of registration (and I’m exagerating a bit – the new website is so much better than what was in place when I graduated in 2002!). A couple of hours later I was done and registered for my first semester of pre-Nursing, en route to my BSN.

As is Law, the first semester’s schedule–whether for freshmen or returning students–always sucks, and mine is no exception. Check this out:

  • PCB 2099 Fundamentals of Physiology – Mo/We/Fr 9:00AM – 9:50AM
  • PCB 2099L Fundamentals of Physiology Lab – Fr 10:00AM – 12:45PM
  • PHI 2600 Intro to Ethics – Mo/We/Fr 2:00PM – 2:50PM
  • PSY 2012 Intro to Psychology – Tu/Th 11:00AM – 12:15PM
  • STA 2122 Intro to Statistics I – Tu/Th 5:00PM – 6:15PM

On Mondays and Wednesday I have a 4 hour gap in the middle, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays I have a 5 hour gap, which just couldn’t be helped in order to keep all my classes in the same campus. Time to study, I guess.

I am scared shitless, but excited as hell at the same time. In a couple of weeks, it’ll all start.

Damn, I need to get the books now.


  1. I can certainly understand your trepidation. But what a great opportunity to be able to spend your days focused on learning new things.


  2. Congratulations! I also just finished the paperwork for my return to school as well. Plus I doubly commend you for also going into a profession that will help so many people throughout your career.

    Me – I’m just going back to get my PhD in philosophy that I dropped out of 14 years ago. It’s scary and the first question out of every single person I mention it to is “What’s the job market with that?” But I don’t care. I’ve spent far too long going nowhere in a series of jobs I barely tolerate, so I’m ready to get back to something I actually love!

    But I can certainly understand the nervousness. After 14 years away, I’m doubting my ability to get back into it, but I’m going to give it a try. And reading your blog and following your decision and journey to nursing has been an inspiration to me. It helps knowing I’m not alone in making a career changing jump back to school.

    So good luck to you! We’ll be watching! 🙂


    • I got a BA in English because it’s what I liked, not because it would lead to piles of riches, so you going for your Philosophy PhD is awesome. You’ll have a Dr in front of your name and can wax poetic (sure, let’s say poetic) about luncheon meat and its connection to the collective subconscious according to Plato, and that is a-ok. 🙂

      Good luck to you as well on your new beginning. We can keep tabs on each other.


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