Retake A&P I?

  1. I'm currently a Pre-Nursing student and I have about half of my prerequisites completed. I don't plan on applying to nursing school until Fall 2013. However, I don't know whether or not my original A&P I grade will hurt me during the application process. My current grades look like the following:

    Human Anatomy & Physiology I - C
    Psychology - B
    Sociology - A
    English Composition I - B
    College Algebra - A
    Philosophy - A
    Child Growth & Development - A
    Lifespan Growth & Development - A
    Human Anatomy & Physiology II - B *(Currently a B but hopefully an A by the end of the semester)

    My question is do you think I should retake A&P I or will I be okay leaving it as is? My GPA at the end of this semester, if I make all A's, will roughly be a 3.5. Thank you so much in advance for any help - it's greatly appreciated!!
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  3. by   BostonFNP
    That's a tough call if you pull an A in AP2. If it were me, I would retake AP1 over the summer. It will be easy and quick for you, and it can only help your resume.
  4. by   SopranoKris
    How competitive is your program to get into? I know most have a minimum GPA for admission, but applications are so competitive that you may need a higher GPA than 3.5 to get in. Again, it all depends on the program you're apply to. I agree with the previous post that you might want to re-take AP I over the summer to boost your grade, if you need a higher GPA to get in.
  5. by   1waitingpatiently
    I would check with the schools that you want to apply to. At some schools it may hurt your chances more than help.
  6. by   TaylerCaitlean
    Right now, I don't necessarily have a definite school I wish to apply for due to location, family, etc. I still have half of my prerequisites left to complete so hopefully closer to the fall I will have a more definite school. Thank you so much for all of the help, I appreciate it!!
  7. by   july06
    Well at my school you have to have at least a C+ in A&P to be considered for the nursing program. And also the A&P 1 grade counts about 25% in their decision making. So it would be best to get an A. I don't know how your school does it though.
  8. by   Tinman1017
    Sometimes a repeat on your transcript is worse then the original grade. Alot of schools look down on repeats. All depends on the school. Good luck