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Any programs without pre-reqs? (other than Yale)

  1. 0 I graduated from college a couple of years ago and am looking to enter either a BSN program or Yale's program (so I will be taking the GRE)

    My question is, are there any other accredited programs that don't have pre-req's?

    Also, and completely unrelated, how does being a male impact admissions (if at all)?
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  3. Visit  Digthis1 profile page
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    Does the absense of responses mean none? I sure hope not

    How about ABSN programs with fewer req's (i.e. no chem)

    Quote from Digthis1
    I graduated from college a couple of years ago and am looking to enter either a BSN program or Yale's program (so I will be taking the GRE)

    My question is, are there any other accredited programs that don't have pre-req's?

    Also, and completely unrelated, how does being a male impact admissions (if at all)?
  4. Visit  PennyS profile page
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    As far as I know, all ABSN program have prereqs. Only one program I applied to did not require Chem. You will need to check each program that you are interested in to see what they require. Unfortunately, there is no consistency across the board regarding prereq course work.
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    PennyS,


    Thanks for the info.

    What program was it that you applied to that did not require Chem?

    With all the nursing programs around the country, it's been quite laborious to find those not requiring chem
  6. Visit  runsalot profile page
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    Chem is really not too bad... or let me restate that.. if you think Chem is bad.. wait until med surg when need to know the lab value and apply them.
  7. Visit  Devon Rex profile page
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    Hello!

    1) I don't think you need to take the GRE unless if you are going for Masters or Doctorate degree.

    2) Being male should not influence/affect being accepted into a nursing program.

    3) I also have never heard of any nursing program not requiring pre-reqs. As PennyS mentioned above, every program is different (as far as their pre-reqs) so you need to access the school websites to find out what they require and what they don't.

    If you want to research all accredited programs in your area... I recommend accessing the National League of Nurses website for their endorsements. NLNAC Accredited Nursing Programs

    Good luck !!
  8. Visit  Digthis1 profile page
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    My issue isn't with Chem being difficult, rather, I took bio, and stats during my undergrad, and would like to go to nursing school without having to take a ton more pre-reqs (in addition to A&P and Micro).

    I appreciate all of the help!
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    Quote from Digthis1
    PennyS,

    Thanks for the info.

    What program was it that you applied to that did not require Chem?

    With all the nursing programs around the country, it's been quite laborious to find those not requiring chem
    The UMass Boston ACCEL program does not require Chem.
  10. Visit  meeep profile page
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    Mercer University in Atlanta does not require Chem.
  11. Visit  mjo07 profile page
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    UMass Boston
  12. Visit  talinda profile page
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    Also, keep in mind that Gen Chem for nurses is easier than Gen Chem for Science students. Many years ago, I thought I wanted to be a physician and started the pre-med route. I took Gen Chem 1 for science majors and got a C. I changed my mind and graduated with a BA in something else. Two years ago, I went back and started the nursing pre-reqs at a local community college. I took Gen Chem 2 for nurses, and I completed the course with an A+. It was so much easier. You still had to do work, but it wasn't as laborious as the science students' Chem course. In addition, you have many options for the type of pre-reqs, depending on where you want to get your nursing degree. Some schools will allow online classes for the pre-reqs, some may not require laboratories (usually the ones ok with online prereqs), etc.
  13. Visit  runsalot profile page
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    My School did not require Chem. but the bio department required it for AP. Check school to see if you can test out.
  14. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    The bigger question is: why do you feel you can skip pre-reqs, such as Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, etc. and still do well in the program? There's a reason why these courses are required. They are building blocks for your future understanding of your nursing courses. How do you think you're going to pass Pharmacology without having had Chem, A&P and to some extent, Micro? You'd be setting yourself up for a hard time.

    I'm not trying to burst your bubble, but you should really think about why you want to skip pre-reqs. If it's just to be done quicker, then it's not for the right reasons. If it's because you already have the science background, then you should be able to have certain courses waived, since you completed them already. If you're in a situation, like me, where I took my pre-reqs years ago and they're now considered "too old", there's no way around having to re-take them.
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