taking nursing courses before going to nursing school?

  1. most nursing programs start before i get out of school (im on the quarter system)...thus, after i graduate could i go to a community college that offers nursing courses and take some coursework there? and during this time also apply to nursing school? soooo, when i am accepted to nursing school will i be exempt from those classes that i took at the community college?

    just a thought. okay thanks so much! --ginillel
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  3. by   ZooMommyRN
    most likely only the general education classes, the NUR classes are usually reserved for those in the program, the only NUR class that you'd be allowed to take b4 being accepted and starting is nutrition because it's a pre-req for LPN and a co-req for RN
  4. by   Asherah
    Any nursing department courses will likely not transfer over (especially if you are speaking to transferring courses taken at a community college to a university). The only university I can think of is Samuel Merritt, which wants you to take Pharm and Pathophysiology and will provide a list of approved courses/community colleges, but that is the only BSN program I've seen thus far that does this.

    So no, other than your core pre-reqs, taking nurses courses ahead of time can only benefit you in terms of getting a head start on the academic content. As always, its best to verify this yourself with programs you intend to apply to.
  5. by   Multicollinearity
    inaccurate info
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Mar 1, '08

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