Why are nursing prerequisites not the same

  1. Bit bummed now that I am realizing I will only be able to apply to four programs not the 5 or 6 planned to. One program requires Chem 1 and 2 done before application and the other program after. One requires Physics. One requires Calculus. One requires inorganic. One requires organic. One requires genetics.

    You think just a uniform system of prerequisites would be easier.

    Just venting apologizes.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   esrun326
    To be honest you are wasting a lot of money and time trying to satisfy all of those pre requisites for multiple programs. Those classes you listed above are difficult, and the programs that you are trying to apply and be accepted into are looking for As in all of the pre requisites and you won't be a competitive applicant getting any less. You should really just retake the TEAS aiming for at least an 80 as well as re take AP1 and get an A. Should you successfully complete both of those two objectives you will be very competitive in terms of getting into the CTCCNP.
  4. by   Simplistic
    Simple. Its all about money. The more classes you have to take, the more money the college gets... :/
  5. by   PrereqTaker89
    Wow super cool that one of the programs requires physics! I thought only premeds needed calc and physics. I really want to take physics but it wouldn't go toward my BSN.
  6. by   FutureNurseInfo
    That is nothing! I originally planned on applying to 12 schools, now I am down to 2! On top of regulars like general chem, organic chem, A&P1, 2, microbiology, some of those schools required genetics, world religions, ethics, intro to sociology, psychology of sex, gender studies, intro to multiculturalism, intro to language, math for medical calculations (this is actually done in chemistry), and many others I do not care to list. Like PP said, it is all about money $$$$$$
  7. by   WCSU1987
    Think it's money and weeding out those who want to apply.

    Applying to 3 more programs at the end of the year and moving on if not accepted into one of the 3. Have to face reality.
  8. by   Zyprexa
    I personally think Chem 1 and 2, Genetics, and Intro to Physics should be required nursing prerequisites, in addition to the usual A&P 1 and 2, Micro, Bio 1 and 2, Math (Algebra or Stats), Developmental Psych, Medical Terminology, Psychology, Sociology, Nutrition, English, Speech, Art, and whatever else.
  9. by   WCSU1987
    Think prereq's should be: Intro to Chem, Bio-Molecular Science 1 & 2, Intro to Physics, Bio-Statistics, College Algebra, Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Genetics, Nutrition and Health, Microbiology, communication class, Intro English class, a Writing Intensive Class, Intro Psych class, Lifespan Development class, computer class, and language class
  10. by   ZombieRain
    6 independent universities in 2 different states with at least 2 different Boards of Regents and 2 different Boards of Nursing... are they offering LPN to ADN bridge, strictly ADN, RN to BSN bridge, accelerated BSN, 4-year BSN, do they allow transfer students... unique faculty, unique clinical sites, serving unique populations... might be why.

    If I really break down the 10 or so college nursing programs around me I can see why the variations exist.
  11. by   8130
    I would agree with your frustration. Although I put all of my eggs in one basket and applied to one program. I took the classes they required, took the teas, and got in. I agree with the poster who suggested not trying to satisfy requirements for all of those programs. Frankly, a program that cares about classes like biology and chemistry (in my mind anyway) should accept grades in anatomy and physiology instead. It's more difficult and builds on what you learned in those lower level classes. I've never heard of a nursing program requiring physics. I would question that one.
  12. by   WCSU1987
    Quote from 8130
    I would agree with your frustration. Although I put all of my eggs in one basket and applied to one program. I took the classes they required, took the teas, and got in. I agree with the poster who suggested not trying to satisfy requirements for all of those programs. Frankly, a program that cares about classes like biology and chemistry (in my mind anyway) should accept grades in anatomy and physiology instead. It's more difficult and builds on what you learned in those lower level classes. I've never heard of a nursing program requiring physics. I would question that one.
    It's a tough call. I feel the CC offers less prerequites. Is more competitive due to cost and time frame to complete a degree. The programs are known for being good.

    On the other hand don't want to put my eggs in one basket. Also I would of hoped by 2020/2021 to have a BSN or MSN. So going for the State BSN programs makes sense.

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