I need help understandig this....

  1. I was looking at my undergrad catalog. And there was a course I was trying to get into. The course stated above it its pre-reqs (with all the pre-reqs), below that it says "prerequisite or concurrent" (with assigned courses), and below this it says "concurrent" (with the course next to it). I was wondering what the second one meant. So is it concurrent or is it a pre-req. If the program introduced a new program, and did not update the new undergrad cat., what does it mean?

    I need some clarity.
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  3. by   3boysejj
    Call the registration office or the nursing program at your college. They will know the answer.
    Jeni
  4. by   lady_db_programmer
    Quote from Gift.Fr.Virgo12
    I was looking at my undergrad catalog. And there was a course I was trying to get into. The course stated above it its pre-reqs (with all the pre-reqs), below that it says "prerequisite or concurrent" (with assigned courses), and below this it says "concurrent" (with the course next to it). I was wondering what the second one meant. So is it concurrent or is it a pre-req. If the program introduced a new program, and did not update the new undergrad cat., what does it mean?

    I need some clarity.
    Usually it means that you need the listed course as a pre-requisite but that requirement can be waived if you are concurrently enrolled in both classes.

    However, DO NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. Speak to an academic advisor at your college for clarification if you have any questions whatsoever; they are the ones in the best position to answer your question.
  5. by   moongirl
    What it has meant for me is that if you are taking a lab, you have to be taking a lecture as well.. cant take one without the other..like Microbiology 260 and Microbiology 260L.. does that make sense?
  6. by   carolinapooh
    "Concurrent" - what it means is if you are enrolled in Class X you have to be enrolled in Class Y at the same time. The meaning hasn't changed since I got my first BS ten years ago.

    My Intro to Evidence-Based Practice class required concurrent enrollment with my Foundations of Nursing class; I had to take both of them at the same time. This is what the person is talking about who mentioned their Micro lecture and lab - they could not register for the lab without taking the lecture, and they couldn't have taken the lecture without taking the lab in the same semester.

    "Prerequisite or Concurrent Enrollment" means either you took Class X BEFORE you came to the school OR you have to take it with another specified class WHILE you are enrolled at the school. For example: maybe your school requires you take Child Development at a certain point. Maybe they'd say you could have taken it as a prereq OR you have to take it while you're enrolled in Peds Nursing (again, a completely random example that I made up).

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