Help needed about prereqs?!

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    Hi Everybody,

    If you are (or going to be) an accelerated BSN student/BSN 2nd degree student, awesome, I need your help!

    Comments and advice from other nursing students are welcomed as well!

    [Background Story]
    I'm 25 yrs old, recently graduated from a private liberal arts college with a BA degree in Visual Arts. I have come to realize that my previous college major/interest isn't exactly optimal with career options, therefore I am considering nursing because I always enjoyed helping people and have done extensive volunteering in the past at childcare center and nursing homes.

    [My Current Situation]
    As for now, it seems reasonable to enroll in an Accelerated BSN Program/BSN 2nd Degree Program, for that I already holds an BA degree.

    I am considering Emory, GSU and Kennesaw, for all three of them have Accelerated BSN programs.

    My serious problem is, I hardly have any credits from college that could transfer as science prerequisites. With that said, I have to start from zero.

    Having read tons of info here, many have recommended finishing prereqs at GPC.

    Here goes my series of Stupid Questions:

    1. Any other great Accelerated Programs?

    2. Emory requires General Chemistry I & II, the other two ask for Survey of Chemistry I &II, are they the same?

    3. Do I need to take Intro Bio before starting Human Anatomy & Physiology, as well as for Microbio? (because for Math, Statstics and Calculus aren't very related for example)





    Pardon my dummie questions, but many of us have to start from zero right?
    All advice and comments are welcomed!
    Great appreciation in advance!
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    Each accelerated bachelors program will have their own prerequisites. The safest thing is to contact them directly and make sure you are clear on exactly what they want and which classes fulfill them.Survey of Chemistry is probably a watered down version of General Chemistry. Take the "harder" version, but call and ask the schools if they will accept it. The school you are going to take A&P at will list prereqs for it. If Bio is a prereq for A&P, you will have to take it. Every school is different.
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    yuna_cry:

    I am an ACE student at Georgia State, so obviously my knowledge is based on my experience there, but here's my take. :-)

    I personally think that GPC is a great option for knocking out prereqs because it's cheap--I knocked out many of mine there. I did end up transfering to GSU for chem 2, both A&Ps, micro, and the couple of prereqs that they require to be taken at GSU. I did this thinking that if I went to GSU for a few semesters before applying for nursing school that I would somehow have a leg-up...which I don't think makes any difference whatsoever.

    I have a friend who completed all prereqs at GPC and was then accepted into Emory's SON. We took the same chemistries, so my guess is that the difference between their gen chem and GPC's or GSU's survey of chem is in name only. However, I am no expert on Emory, nor will I pretend to be, so I'll leave it at that.

    If you do your prereqs at GPC, the only prereq for A&P is the first chem--no other bio is needed. A&P and micro at GSU have no prereqs.

    If you have any other questions that I might be able to help with, just let me know.

    Kelly
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    I can answer the question about the Chemistry. I went to an informational session at Emory (which I highly recommend ). The chemistry is the same.
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    Quote from Kel3
    yuna_cry:

    I am an ACE student at Georgia State, so obviously my knowledge is based on my experience there, but here's my take. :-)

    I personally think that GPC is a great option for knocking out prereqs because it's cheap--I knocked out many of mine there. I did end up transfering to GSU for chem 2, both A&Ps, micro, and the couple of prereqs that they require to be taken at GSU. I did this thinking that if I went to GSU for a few semesters before applying for nursing school that I would somehow have a leg-up...which I don't think makes any difference whatsoever.

    I have a friend who completed all prereqs at GPC and was then accepted into Emory's SON. We took the same chemistries, so my guess is that the difference between their gen chem and GPC's or GSU's survey of chem is in name only. However, I am no expert on Emory, nor will I pretend to be, so I'll leave it at that.

    If you do your prereqs at GPC, the only prereq for A&P is the first chem--no other bio is needed. A&P and micro at GSU have no prereqs.

    If you have any other questions that I might be able to help with, just let me know.

    Kelly
    Thank you soooooo much for the detailed reply. Would you mind exchange emails? No spam, promise!
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    thanks a lot!
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    awesome!


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