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- CNA Sam: Thanks and best of luck to you as well!
JBMmommy: I took a general math class in undergrad (I majored in psychology) and I've already taken Microbiology and am taking Anatomy & Physiology I this semester (I have an A in lecture and a B in lab). I earned an A in Micro. lab and a B in Micro. lecture, so my lack of chemistry or advanced math has not hurt me thus far. Johns Hopkins and Montgomery College do not require Chemistry and they have excellent reputations and have a high NCLEX pass rate. I am already devoting a year and half to the prerequisites required to get into these nursing programs and would prefer not to have to spend an additional year taking a math class and chemistry if it is not absolutely necessary. I suppose there are different schools of thought on whether chemistry is an integral foundation for nursing school, since some schools require it and others don't. Either way, I'm confident that if Hopkins doesn't require it (and they're ranked #4 among nursing schools), then I'll do fine without it.
- Apr 2, '10 by CathyladyHow do you find out the ranking of nursing schools?
- US News & World Report: http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsa...hools/rankings. For some reason, they list it under grad schools. I guess if they offer graduate degree programs, then they list them that way. It's from 2007. I haven't been able to find a newer one.
- Apr 2, '10 by CathyladyThanks Monster620.
I wish they had an updated one.
- Apr 2, '10 by JBMmommyI didn't realize you'd already taken the other pre-reqs. I certainly wasn't trying to imply that you couldn't do it, I just think it would be harder, but that's only my opinion. Obviously some people come right out of high school into a nursing program and do just fine. Good luck, hope you find something that works out for you.
- Thanks, JBMmommy. I know you were just expressing your opinion. No worries. I'm sure that if I had the time and money, taking a few math and chemistry classes would further enhance my ability to succeed in nursing school, but that's just not possible right now. I've come to find that those who pursue nursing school are a dedicated, persistent and driven group of people. I had no idea just how hard it would be to enter the field. Quite a shock, to say the least.