x_factor 8,311 Views
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I'm taking Micro and A&P this semester, and to me there's no comparison: Micro has been MUCH easier. It's been a complete walk in the park for me, and has been tons more interesting. Nothing beats learning about all the cool types of bacteria and viruses, and getting to grow things in lab. I've maintained an A in Micro much easier because it's been so fun to learn. A&P has been much harder, it's tons of memorization, and has been mentally exhausting.
I wouldn't suggest taking both together considering you work and have two children to care for. I think both are very doable together for someone who doesn't have that level of responsibility outside of school. I'd split them up and take A&P and Chem separate.
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They all want to work in ER, L&D or be NPs.
Congrats, I'm so proud and happy for you!!!!
Yes, there are multiple choice questions on the exam. I suggest studying from the HESI admission exam book from Evolve. The main sections such as the math, vocabulary, reading and English sections are very simple. My school did not require the science sections.
I think it looks fine. My schedule was heavier than that this semester and has been fine. Most of my classmates are taking a schedule similar in load to yours with no problems. 16 credits is a pretty typical full-time load, though only you know how much you can handle.
I never said the HESI cut-off was lower 90's, I said that was the average.
That's the only 3 criteria. GPA of the 5 required pre-reqs, HESI score, and then how many classes taken at BRCC. In that order. We were told that last admitted class had a cut-off GPA of 3.6 and the average HESI was in the lower 90's.
My school bases acceptance on a point system. The core science classes, which are A&P1, A&P2, and Microbiology, all count for 5 points. I applied this semester and since I'm currently taking it, it wasn't counted on my application so I was missing 5 points possible. I was still accepted for the fall semester. I don't get why would people would dare apply before finishing their prereqs. Can you imagine taking A&P while also doing clinicals, skills lab, and like Foundations of Nursing?
Not every school cares if you finish your co-reqs/pre-reqs before applying. My school only requires a handful of specific pre-reqs from the pre-req list and the GPA from those in deciding acceptance. The remaining classes can be completed at any point while in the program and play no role in whether you get accepted or not if you decide to do them before-hand. It'll obviously be a bit easier to not have to take them alongside nursing classes, but it's not a huge deal at many schools acceptance wise if you have some classes remaining when you apply. Depends on the school.
I've contacted many universities, if you come from lets say a community college or another university they wipe out your GPA at the new school. They can only count your GPA from their school. They will actually tell you to take at least one course at the new school to get a GPA before you apply.
No one can answer this except the advisor at your specific school, since each school's rules will vary when it comes to over-riding a class schedule. I suggest speaking with an advisor at your school in regards to scheduling the class.
If it's a required math pre-req, then unfortunately you'll have to take it. The only way you'd possibly be grandfathered in is if maybe you were already in the nursing program when that became a pre-req. In that case it'd be highly unlikely they'd make you go back and take it. But since you are still pre-nursing and doing pre-reqs, and that is now a required pre-req, you'll have to most likely take it.
I'm not sure why you're taking a class such a statistics if it isn't a pre-req for your program, but in any case you took it and now have a D in it. My advice is to re-take it and aim for a better grade, otherwise that D will stay on your transcript and bring down your cumulative GPA quite a bit. Also, many nursing programs require statistics, so if you do not get accepted in the program you apply for, and attempt to apply somewhere that does require statistics, you'll be required to re-take it anyways for a much better grade. Better to re-take it now and get it out of the way.
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