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

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    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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    no a c would be the min requirement
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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.
    Sinman likes this.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


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