Required Classes for Nursing School

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    What classes are required for your nursing program? I am taking only what is listed on the form, but many are taking additional courses like med terminology and other course? What about you?
    Michelle
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    CHM & BIO 101 (both of which could have been done during high school), NAS 161 & 162 (which are A&P and Micro combined), ENG 111, SDV 101 (student development)--Those are all of the pre-reqs.

    You are right, many schools are so competitive that you won't even get into the program until you have completed all of the supporting courses as well, which include: PSY 201 & 201, Medical Terminology, HUM elective (usually Bio-Ethics), Speech Elective, and finally Pharmacology.

    I am taking everything before starting nursing because I want to lighten my load during the program. I want to be able to focus all of my attention to as few things as possible.
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    Yep, microbiology and physio are not required before the more and more people are taken those before they apply. Thanks.
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    my college requires, che 103, a&p 1 and 2, bio 127 which is micro, sociology, life span development, probs and stats, math for healthcare professionals,nutrition, as well as the general education requirements which includes two of the arts ( i took music and some stupid drawling class) 2 humanities. this is for the bsn program.
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    I'm taking the BSN route so I need Eng Comp, Dietary Nutrition, AP1 & 2 w/labs, Microbiology w/lab, Organic & Biochem w/lab, Intro to Chem w/lab, Human Growth & Dev, Sociology, Psychology, Stats, 1 Arts class, 1 humanities, 1 called 'University Seminar', pathophysiology and 4 intro to nursing classes before I take my Jr & Sr years. Whew, I'm pooped just looking at them and I am only on my 2nd semester of taking them part time.
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    Mine Requires:

    A&P I
    A&p II
    Micro
    Psych
    Sociology
    English I and II
    Chem (if you don't have high school credit)
    Human Development
    CPR/First Aid

    I decided to take Med Term and Nurse Aide Training along with about 7 other psychology classes. lol. Waiting on those clinicals is a drag.
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    The program I am trying to get into only requires u have a&pIandII, and microbiology. Those are just to get in. The other general ed classes include Statistics, Psych I, English compIand II, and Nutrition. I am doing it all before I enter the program also. i'm almost done except psych I and statistics.
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    Here are the classes that I had to take:

    Intro to General, Organic & Biochemistry I & II (+ labs for both)
    Principles of Microbiology (+ lab)
    Intro Ethics
    Intro to Psychology
    Intro to Nursing (most pointless class ever next to my Professional Role Development class...I didn't learn a single thing about nursing in either of those classes )
    Intro to Sociology
    Basic Statistics
    English Comp I & II

    A&P I & II (+ labs) and a speech class are co-requisites. They are changing it for next year's incoming nursing class - both of those classes will be pre-requisites and microbiology will become a co-req class.
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    My college pre-requ.s: SUPPORT COURSES:

    AP II
    MICRO
    PSYCH II, HUMANITIES, COMMUNICATIONS.
    AP I
    ENG I
    COLLEGE ALGEBRA
    PSYCHOLOGY I
    HEALTH PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
    PROFESSIONAL CPR CERTIFICATION
    HESI TEST
    ALL VACCINATIONS
    TB TEST
    PHYSICAL EXAM

    PRE REQU.S MUST BE DONE BEFORE APPLYING. IF ONE WANTS A CHANCE TO GET IN ONE MUST COMPLETE AS MANY SUPPORT COURSES AS POSSIBLE BEFORE APPLYING. THESE ARE ALL THE COURSES ASIDE FROM THE NURSING COURSES.
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    Quote from shrimpchips
    Here are the classes that I had to take:

    Intro to General, Organic & Biochemistry I & II (+ labs for both)
    Principles of Microbiology (+ lab)
    Intro Ethics
    Intro to Psychology
    Intro to Nursing (most pointless class ever next to my Professional Role Development class...I didn't learn a single thing about nursing in either of those classes )
    Intro to Sociology
    Basic Statistics
    English Comp I & II

    A&P I & II (+ labs) and a speech class are co-requisites. They are changing it for next year's incoming nursing class - both of those classes will be pre-requisites and microbiology will become a co-req class.
    Wow - 12 credits of chem just to get in? Thatsalotta chem. The school I'm applying to only requires one chem class. I am going to take more chem on my own but that's because of my post RN plans not coz it's required to get into any nursing school that I know if in my state. Getting the RN is just the beginning not the end so people who are taking more than required to apply to nursing school are probably doing it simply because they're thinking about phase II.


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