Nursing school vs. pre-req's

  1. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the actually nursing courses. I am entering into the BSN program in Aug. and have just finsihed all pre-req's. I was wondering if their was anyone out there that could give their opinion on the nursing courses vs. the 60cr hrs I've just completed. Just wondering if overall pre-req GPA could suggest how someone might do in the actual nursing program;if there is some correlation with the two? Thanks for any comments..
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  3. by   Berta
    Hi Shirleytx,
    I don't think that you should base how you will do in your nursing classes on how you did in your pre req's. However,it is fair to say that if you were basically an A student, that you have the study and work ethic to do well in your nursing classes. I am in the same boat, just finished my prereq's and beginning actual nursing classes in the fall. I actually found my prereq's to be fairly easy with the exception of my A &P classes. I worked my behind off in those and ended up with a B-. Very difficult. I think my nursing classes will be harder. Good luck, Berta
  4. by   PennyLane
    I am curious to see others' responses to this. But from what I've picked up on this website and talking to others, nursing classes teach you a whole different way of thinking about things. I think it will be unlike any classes we've taken so far. Can't wait!
  5. by   rnnurse2be
    Good question! I too havent begun my nursing classes, but like Berta said.. " However,it is fair to say that if you were basically an A student, that you have the study and work ethic to do well in your nursing classes"

    My friend just finished her 1st sem of nursing and pulled an A and a B. She said so far so good and the first sem for her wasnt to difficult. I know her study habits and figure if she could do that well, I ought to be pulling A's too.
  6. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    Originally posted by shirleyTX
    I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on the actually nursing courses. I am entering into the BSN program in Aug. and have just finsihed all pre-req's. I was wondering if their was anyone out there that could give their opinion on the nursing courses vs. the 60cr hrs I've just completed. Just wondering if overall pre-req GPA could suggest how someone might do in the actual nursing program;if there is some correlation with the two? Thanks for any comments..
    Hey Shirley, Nursing school is a totally different experience from the rest of the college (pre-reqs). First of all you get to do what you've been wanting to do for the past 2 years, nursing! Unless you are a 4.0 student I would expect your GPA to drop slightly following the first semester. This is typical because there is a huge learning curve in the first semester of nursing school. The trick is to just hang in there and get all the extra help you can (free tutoring is awesome!). If you have previous experience in the medical field this is great, but if not it is okay. I had a taste of the field in highschool but it didn't teach me much. I get by as the "typical college kid" and have to work harder than the "non traditional students" who have been out in the "real world". Summer Nurse assistant jobs are great, but limit your work hours. If all of this is overwhelming just ignore it because you will do just fine. No one told me anything about the program and I am making it through just fine. Best of luck to you!
  7. by   shirleyTX
    Thanx Eric,
    I just wanted to have an idea of what to look foward to.
    MAN!!!!!!!!!! I just love this site, so much useful info..
  8. by   EricTAMUCC-BSN
    You're welcome Shirley.

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