Direct Entry MSN or ABSN without chemistry?
- 0Sep 1, '12 by the healer's artDo you guys know of any direct entry Masters in Nursing programs (or accelerated bachelor's in nursing programs) that don't require chemistry or that allow a C- in chemistry.
My google search is being difficult because it won't acknowledge the minus and keeps giving me schools that say you need a C or better.
So far all I could come up with is:
Yale (no prerequisites)
University of Rochester
Virginia Commonwealth (ABSN)
Could you guys help me find more? Please!
- 2Sep 2, '12 by duskyjewelIs it wrong of me to think that one should not be able to get into advanced degree nursing programs without being able to understand Chemistry? I mean, come one here.....you seem to just want what you want without thinking about the very real and valid reasons those requirements are there.
I agree with the last poster. Re-take Chemistry.
- 0Sep 2, '12 by carakristin1Depending on the school, they might not really care about the minus part. I would apply anyway - IF I couldn't re-take the class.
But there is no shame in re-taking a difficult course like that; most of my friends going into nursing school had to re-take at least one of the sciences. I would honestly take the time to do it over, and allocate a piece of my personal statement to explain what happened the first time, if applicable (e.g., "My mom was sick this semester and I was taking care of her, so I had a hard time keeping up with the Chemistry class").
I will say that the kinds of programs you are looking for are probably less forgiving than the ADN programs. Maybe you could look into some of those?