Quote from klp2006
I'm hoping to apply for fall 2018. I have to refresh my A&PI as I last took it in 2002 with a B and am retaking english to raise my B..
Don't waist your energy on raising your english grade. A "B" is fine in English. They want to see your A&P scores. I graduated from Alvin and their policy at the time was even if you retake a course, the grade you are judged on is the first grade you got. So taking A&P in the fall and getting a C, then taking it again in the Spring and getting an A won't help you. Things may have changed since then, but from what I have seen it's getting harder to get into ADN programs. I had it easy before HESI.
As an experienced nurse who has precepted clinicals I can tell you they want to see you can survive the nursing curriculum. Focus on your HESI scores; it shows them you have the ability to keep their NCLEX pass rate up. You're sciences are a major priority, if you don't think you can get an A in an 8 week class it is better to wait to set yourself up for success. They also give preference to students who have completed the most pre-reques. If you can take nursing classes before you are accepted, take them and make sure you get good grades (many schools let you take Assessment, dosage calculations, pharmacology, or medical terminology
before admission) DO NOT take two labs in the same semester, I don't care how much of a hurry you are in to start the program. Those classes are the ones they are looking at the hardest, you will drown unless you have nothing to do but school.
Taking ACTs or SATs if you are worried can't hurt. You don't typically have to include the score on your application. So if you do well, it is a bonus. If you don't they never know. My ACT score did a lot for me but this was also before hesi.
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