I just joined this community and this is my first post.
I am planning to apply to Nova Southeastern University entry-level nursing program in January 2014. I am currently enrolled at Indian River State College to take my pre-requisites which are, Anatomy and Physiology I and II with Labs, Chemistry with no lab required, Microbiology with no lab required, Nutrition, and Statistics.
My question is should I take a chemistry lab and a biology class anyway to make sure that I have a stronger foundation in science? I have not taken bio or chem since 2002 in high school and I did not do very well in theses classes. I have a BA in business and avoided taking any science classes because I was intimidated by the subject. I wanted to hear from more experienced students or nurses if you think that I should invest the time (another semester) taking these not required classes to help me learn better and catch up to my peers. My husband is encouraging me to take the fastest track and do my best.
Thank you for your comments.