Can you get into nursing school with a D for A&P1?

  1. 0 So, my friend asked me if she can get into nursing school with that D. That's her only pre-req left. She applied for Spring 2010. It's her 3rd time taking that course but still came out with that grade. But, she's done well on her other pre-reqs. It's just that one class.

    Do you guys think she has a chance? I don't know what to tell her so I figured I should ask more experienced people.
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  3. Visit  ryangogogo} profile page

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  4. Visit  jtmonique} profile page
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    no a c would be the min requirement
  5. Visit  us2uk4u} profile page
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    In my program a C is a minimum requirement and the class can only be taken 2X. Plus your GPA is key to get into the program.
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  6. Visit  oramar} profile page
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    No, but your are permitted to retake in many places. Right now I think with nursing schools so hard to get into it would be a good idea to have at least a B.
  7. Visit  flip/flop} profile page
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    It would be best to speak with an adviser or admissions councilor of the school being applied to as programs vary.
  8. Visit  litchi} profile page
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    It depends on what type of school she's going for.

    If she's trying to get in a BSN program, no--the minimum grade you can have for A&P is a C.

    If she's going for an ADN program, there's a small chance she could be accepted if all her other grades & her gpa are high. She would, of course, have to take A&P I again in the ADN program and pass with a C to be able to get a degree though.
  9. Visit  donsterRN} profile page
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    Like the other responders, my feeling is that a grade of "C" or better will be her ticket into a nursing program. Any program I've researched has had that particular requirement. It makes sense, too; the basic practice of nursing depends on a solid foundation knowledge of A&P. I would encourage your friend to retake the course.
  10. Visit  ShortStackRN} profile page
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    I think it would be best for her to talk to an advisor...and NO you can't get into an ADN program with a D..the GPA requirements are actually usually higher in ADN than BSN because it's more competitive...a B was required for my ADN program. I doubt she would be accepted with that grade...especially in A&P as it's probably the most important pre-req to nursing school. She should also check on how many attempts she can have at each pre-req..at my school you cannot attempt a class more than 2 times. I wish her luck but it's going to be tough.
    DroogieRN, roser13, and Tait like this.
  11. Visit  RB2000} profile page
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    Our program is a minimum of C. However, there are many that apply that have straight A's. So, in most cases with our program you won't even get in with the minimum.
    MedSurgeMess likes this.
  12. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN} profile page
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    I have never known of a school that will accept a D in the class for the nursing program. Even non nursing my school you needed a C or better for the class to count.
  13. Visit  matchsticktgt} profile page
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    I cannot imagine being successful in nursing school if she is unable to make any higher than a D in A&P, especially after repeating it already. I loved A&P, was an easy A for me - and now I'm working my butt off to make B's in my actual nursing courses. In my program I have yet to meet a student who truly struggled in A&P be successful as the program progresses. Did she do well in Microbiology? Chemistry? Nursing may not be the field for her
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  14. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN} profile page
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    Quote from matchsticktgt
    I cannot imagine being successful in nursing school if she is unable to make any higher than a D in A&P, especially after repeating it already. I loved A&P, was an easy A for me - and now I'm working my butt off to make B's in my actual nursing courses. In my program I have yet to meet a student who truly struggled in A&P be successful as the program progresses. Did she do well in Microbiology? Chemistry? Nursing may not be the field for her
    I didn't do well in A&P, I had to retake it and got a C the second time. So far I got a B in my nursing courses and put in maybe 10% effort. Granted, doing well in A&P would have helped a lot, but I took it also 5 years ago, I remember sitting in class wondering if we even went over this stuff in A&P. I am sure we did. I just was going through a lot back then. Still am but I am older and handle it better.

    Granted the OP is saying this person has taken it MANY times and still getting a D so it's a little different then me. But I see a lot of people say if you struggle in your science pre reqs you can't do well in nursing courses and I don't feel this is always accurate. (not that you said that exactly) I just wanted to throw in my experience to the mix.

    Again, my story is a little different then taking it 3+ times and still not passing.
  15. Visit  ryangogogo} profile page
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    Thanks for the replies everyone. So, now she was wondering if it's possible for the school to accept her while she takes the A&P course again. Is it really impossible?


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