Clackamas Fall 2011 Cohort - Introduce yourself! - page 2
Hey, all! Through all the other threads, I haven't been able to keep track of who is going where. Any confirmed CCC students for Fall 2011 out there? Introduce yourself! I'll start -- My name is... Read More
Jul 29, '11Hi Everyone and again congrats on nursing school Question: Did any of you get in with a C in A&P? I'm still working on my prerequisites and I am taking the accelerated A&P at PSU...so far I've earned a C in the first two sequences. I work so hard, it's fair to say that I've never worked this hard in a class and not gotten an A. I'm worried that I've shot my chances at nursing school advice? retaking all of these is likely not a viable option (they are expensive!).
Jul 30, '11BAtoBSN, I'm sorry to say that I don't know of anyone in my nursing class (or any others in the Portland area) who have gotten in with Cs in A & P. There are just too many applicants out there with GPAs of 3.8-4.0 with straight As in A & P. The schools can afford to be choosy because the competition is so fierce. The people I know in nursing school either had straight As in A & P or 2 As and a B. I'm not an authority on this or anything, and I'm sure that there will be some people out there who disagree with me, but this has been my experience. Once you start nursing school, you have to be able to handle Pathophysiology, and a good background in A & P is essential. I believe that the schools really scrutinize your A & P grades because it helps them to determine whether you will be able to handle the science subjects (like patho) in nursing school. You don't have the option to repeat classes to improve your grades...in my school, if you get below a 75% in a course, you're out of the program.
Aug 3, '11I originally had a C and B in A+P (2 separate classes, not the current 3 class series) and retook for better grades. This helped me a lot in my admission, although some schools average all your grades for the same class or only allow one retake (check with the schools for their policies). With the cutthroat competition, I'd say go for the retake. Just keep in mind that there probably aren't chances to retake classes once you're in a program. Good luck to you, and keep at it!
Aug 3, '11thanks for your feedback everyone. I am very nervous about this whole thing. I have really good grades in everything else, but this A&P accelerated courses are no laughing matter. I'm normally a high caliber student, but these three week classes just don't allow for any room for error. One bad day and you are done.