I graduated with my BA in 2002 (non science field) I have pre-requisites I need to finish before applying to nursing school.
I am currently planning to finish my pre requisites at CCD. I've heard mixed reviews about this school. I decided on there initially b/c of class availablity and easily being able to get to campus from my job in the evenings if needed. My biggest concern right now is, how much is it going to matter where I take these pre-requisites vs. how well I do in them and my overall GPA, etc.? I can't start at any other college this spring, it would have to wait until fall most likely since classes I need (at the times I have available) are already full at Metro and CU. I was also wanting to take them at a CC (if it wasn't going to hurt my admissions) due to cost as I will be borrowing a significant sum for nursing school when I am (hopefully) accepted.
I just applied to CU's program (but haven't found out yet), so my info is CU specific. I don't have a previous degree so I had to take all the pre-reqs. Since you already have a degree, you would only need 4 (Anatomy, Physiology, Micro and Stats) I took my pre-reqs through ccconline which is a network of 14 colorado community colleges that have come together to offer an online option. You register with a 'home' college and it is them that you will pay your tuition and get your transcripts from.
You will find in another thread about CU accepting ccconline classes. Someone kindly called and asked outright. They do accept ccconline classes and don't have a problem accepting classes from any of the 14 home colleges in the state (there are others of course!). This should give you two pieces of information. Firstly, they do accept community college classes and secondly, you also have the option of taking the pre-reqs online (since you said the others are full already). I have one last semester to go which starts on January 11th. You could get into this semester too and actually be finished your 4 pre-reqs at the end of summer. If you can't get everything together by then, there is a later start date that begins on March 1 and ends the same as the first session on May 9th.
Just a bit of info for you, I hope it helps a little. If you want to know anything about the ccconline classes, just ask. I have done all of my pre-reqs online through ccconline, including AP and Micro, and have done well.
Last edit by Sand_Dollar on Jan 2, '10