nursing pre-requisite question

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    Hi, I am going to be applying to UCHSC this fall. In planning my pre-reqs, should I take a basic biology course prior to taking A&P I? I do already have a BA degree but not in the sciences, if that makes a difference. It has been 15 years since I've been in school. I welcome any opinions!

    thanks
    Adrienne
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    Hi Adrienne,
    You may want to post this under students, pre-nursing to get more response. I am taking AP1 through PCC and they have either Bio 105 or 105 as a pre-req to AP.
    Good luck!
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    If you can find a school that will let you take A&P 1 without taking a bio prereq, you don't really need it. But I've been taking my prereqs (I also have a previous degree) at CC Aurora and they've been pretty picky about making sure I have the appropriate prereqs before letting me register for classes.
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    thanks, Dennis88, I'm looking at CC Aurora and CC Denver. Do you know about the statistics course MAT 135? Did they require a pre-req for that too at CC Aurora?

    Adrienne
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    I know down at PCC (I think most of the CCs are the same, course wise) you just need completion of Mat 106 with a C or equivalent test scores (accuplacer). I'm going to be taking Mat 135 this fall (along with Mat 121, yuck!)
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    Quote from amac71
    thanks, Dennis88, I'm looking at CC Aurora and CC Denver. Do you know about the statistics course MAT 135? Did they require a pre-req for that too at CC Aurora?
    I took MAT 135 at CCA and they did verify that I had the prereq(s) before letting me register. I'm not sure what the prereq(s) are because I had taken a lot of math (like advanced calculus) when I got my undergrad degree so that satisfied them.
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    Quote from amac71
    Hi, I am going to be applying to UCHSC this fall. In planning my pre-reqs, should I take a basic biology course prior to taking A&P I? I do already have a BA degree but not in the sciences, if that makes a difference. It has been 15 years since I've been in school. I welcome any opinions!

    thanks
    Adrienne
    I too had been out of school for 15 years before taking A and P. It isn't necessary to take Biology unless the school requires it.

    I took stats online through CCC online. They did verify that I had completed a college level math course as a prerequisite.
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    I tried to sign up for A & P online through ccconline (FRCC) Spring 09, and found that even though I had (long ago) taken the Bio prereq I would have to pass the placement test to be allowed to register. FRCC, at least, doesn't allow prereqs older than 7 years. I passed the placement test, but too late to register for A & P Spring 09--so I'll have to take it this summer.

    The Biology placement test was *not* a piece of cake, by the way. I routinely ace SAT/GRE type tests, but only got a 78 on the Bio test. I'm glad to say that was high enough to pass. I got ahold of a Pearson online college bio text and studied for a night or two and I definitely would have flunked if I hadn't done that.

    MAT 135 requires an accuplacer test, too.

    Good luck!

    Dina
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    thanks Dina, was the accuplacer test for the math as difficult as the BIO?

    Adrienne
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    I hadn't had algebra in 20+ years, although I did mark my daughter's intro to algebra schoolwork (homeschooled). I took the accuplacer and got put into Mat 121, college algebra, so it wasn't too hard. I never took the Bio one so I can't compare those, sorry.


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