old pre-req grades for CRNA program - page 2

I got a C in Chemistry 10 years ago. By the time I'd be able to apply to a CRNA school it will be a grade that is about 15 years old. I know that most of the CRNA Programs want to use pre-req grades... Read More

  1. by   TraumaNurse
    It's very school dependent. My A&P, Micro, Pharm etc, was taken in my diploma program more than 10 years ago. I got into nursing school with high school Chem and have not taken it since. Most of the school I spoke with only had the 5 year requirement for stats which I had since I only went back for my BSN a few years ago. Even with science courses over 10 years old, I was accepted to all 3 of the CRNA programs I applied to. When I asked the schools if I should retake, they all said that they will teach me what I need to know.
    It would not hurt to retake the classes and get a refresher anyway, but it depends on your situation and what the expectations of your prospect schools are. I did not apply to any of the schools that required O.chem because I was not interested in spending another year doing undergrad science courses when I did not have to. Just my .02 cents.
  2. by   JoJozay
    do most school require the GRE? I'd imagine it would be harder to take the GRE with such a long amount of time between those classes and the GRE.

    JoJo

    Quote from TraumaNurse
    It's very school dependent. My A&P, Micro, Pharm etc, was taken in my diploma program more than 10 years ago. I got into nursing school with high school Chem and have not taken it since. Most of the school I spoke with only had the 5 year requirement for stats which I had since I only went back for my BSN a few years ago. Even with science courses over 10 years old, I was accepted to all 3 of the CRNA programs I applied to. When I asked the schools if I should retake, they all said that they will teach me what I need to know.
    It would not hurt to retake the classes and get a refresher anyway, but it depends on your situation and what the expectations of your prospect schools are. I did not apply to any of the schools that required O.chem because I was not interested in spending another year doing undergrad science courses when I did not have to. Just my .02 cents.
  3. by   WTF
    Most schools do require a GRE, only a few do not. A few will let get in without the GRE if have a gpa >3.5.
  4. by   TraumaNurse
    Yes, the majority of CRNA schools require the GRE. However, retaking chem or other courses will not really help you with the GRE. A good GRE prep guide such as Kaplan's and plenty of review is usually enough to get a decent score on the GRE exam.
  5. by   vaRN
    I agree with TraumaNurse re: GRE prep. The math, vocab, and essay writing are clearly covered in the Kaplan book. I am taking an online Intro. organic chem and biochem which even includes a lab (they send a lab CD with your books). The class is wonderful and fits into my full time work schedule. You can find the class at www.weber.edu. Good luck!
  6. by   Sheri257
    Quote from WTF
    Guess you would have to take them again. LOL.
    Well, that seems a bit unreasonable. Especially if the program also favors more ICU experience than the one year minimum.

  7. by   WTF
    Quote from lizz
    Well, that seems a bit unreasonable. Especially if the program also favors more ICU experience than the one year minimum.

    Nothing in life is fair, especially getting into a professional school like CRNA.

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