Prereqs are the prerequisite classes needed to apply to a nursing program. Most schools
require two or three classes in anatomy and physiology, general chem, biochem, microbiology, nutrition, psychology and developing psychology, statistics and a couple of english classes. Or some variation of those classes to apply. Most of those classes need prerequisites to register in them. For instance to take anatomy and physiology I had to take either intro to bio or intro to a&p the term before hand; to take statistics I had to have completed algebra II, to take the English classes I had to test in etc. Most of the classes needed to take prereqs can be completed in one term and the rest of the prereqs in one year if your nursing program has only a few prereqs or as long as 2.5 years if you need all of them and are at a impacted school. I hope that made sense
I spent two years doing my prereqs then took a year off of school (I was accepted into an ADN and BSN program but could not attend) and have just become a CNA. I hope to start nursing school
next fall, almost five years after setting off on this path!