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

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  jtmonique profile page
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    no a c would be the min requirement
  4. Visit  us2uk4u profile page
    #2 1
    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.
  5. Visit  oramar profile page
    #3 0
    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.
  6. Visit  flip/flop profile page
    #4 0
    It would be best to speak with an adviser or admissions councilor of the school being applied to as programs vary.
  7. Visit  litchi profile page
    #5 0
    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.
  8. Visit  donsterRN profile page
    #6 0
    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.
  9. Visit  ShortStackRN profile page
    #7 3
    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.
  10. Visit  RB2000 profile page
    #8 1
    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.
  11. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
    #9 0
    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.
  12. Visit  matchsticktgt profile page
    #10 1
    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
  13. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
    #11 0
    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.
  14. 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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