I am almost finished with my pre-reqs for transferring to a BSN program. My grades are pretty good (about 3.6 GPA) and all have been 3.2 to 4.0- except for organic chem, in which I got a 2.3, so I am planning to retake. This is a passing grade, so some people have been saying why bother retaking it, but the program I am applying to is very competitive, and I don't think it's good enough. Anyway, the personal statement essay asks about any educational challenges I have had, and I am thinking I should mention this class, and the fact I am retaking it this quarter, and I expect to earn an A- since decisions will be made prior to the finish of the quarter. But I don't know if I should draw attention to the fact (though I am sure they will see it?) Also, the main reason I did so poorly was that I was taking 3 difficult sciences, my husband was traveling a lot on biz, and I had a 2 year old. But also, the instructor was just terrible, and a high % of people failed (many were also good students, who are retaking it with me). He never told us what to study, and put stuff on exams we had never covered in class before. I don't want to sound like I am blaming the instructor, because I suspect that is frowned upon, but how do I address this in essays?