Retaking undergrad courses vs. taking graduate level courses

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    My "young and dumb" days are finally catching up to me...

    I'll save you all the gory details and just get to the point:

    A&PI- B
    A&PII- C
    Microbiology- C

    All were taken 2004-2005ish. There are other *blemishes* on my transcript (Quite a few withdrawals, F in English comp II, D in College Algebra... both of which I retook the next semester and got Bs in). Got my head on straight in 2006 and finished with a 3.9 for my BSN (once accepted into nursing school) and 3.5 overall.

    So my question is as stated in the subject. Should I retake these subpar classes? Or should I take graduate level courses? Traditional classroom setting or online? I realize that the B in A&PI isn't tragic, but thought it would be helpful as an overall picture.

    ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Hmm...you can CLEP A&P I & II and Micro through testing. I did this as a requirement for my BSN program through Excelsior College. I would check to see what schools accept EC or go through CLEP (College Level Examination Programs). HTH!!
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    Quote from JennRN625
    My "young and dumb" days are finally catching up to me...

    I'll save you all the gory details and just get to the point:

    A&PI- B
    A&PII- C
    Microbiology- C

    All were taken 2004-2005ish. There are other *blemishes* on my transcript (Quite a few withdrawals, F in English comp II, D in College Algebra... both of which I retook the next semester and got Bs in). Got my head on straight in 2006 and finished with a 3.9 for my BSN (once accepted into nursing school) and 3.5 overall.

    So my question is as stated in the subject. Should I retake these subpar classes? Or should I take graduate level courses? Traditional classroom setting or online? I realize that the B in A&PI isn't tragic, but thought it would be helpful as an overall picture.

    ANY advice would be greatly appreciated.
    you could call and ask your prospective school. I wouldn't worry about micro so much. you could take grad level phys and also go take undergrad gen chem, o-chem, and biochem if you haven't had it yet. they seem to like taking new classes/new fields over retaking old stuff they expect u to have down pat.

    good luck
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    Thank you for the feedback! I took general Chem I and ochem in undergrad and got As in both. Would you suggest taking general chem II (it wasn't required for undergrad so I didn't take it then)?
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    I have seen many people suggest calling schools to see what they recommend. Is it better to call with a bunch of questions, or would they allow me to schedule a meeting in person? Either would suffice for me. I just didn't want to call and start rapid firing questions if most would prefer face-to-face interactions. Thanks again!!
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    Quote from JennRN625
    I have seen many people suggest calling schools to see what they recommend. Is it better to call with a bunch of questions, or would they allow me to schedule a meeting in person? Either would suffice for me. I just didn't want to call and start rapid firing questions if most would prefer face-to-face interactions. Thanks again!!
    Try to see if they have a way for you to interview them, where you can go over their requirements, etc. As well as look on the college's website. I suggest you do both, because curriculums change as well as requirements. I think they would welcome a face-to-face as well.
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    JennRN- I was in the same boat as you in my undergrad. I ended up taking a grad level pathophys and some other grad level courses. I didn't waste my time with re-taking undergrad courses. I think if the potential schools you are looking at see that you can excel in grad classes, it should out-weigh classes you took at 18/19 years old. I am now into my 7th month of CRNA school and getting along great in my classes.
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    You guys are great! Thanks for the advice! There's a CRNA school near me that let's you take advanced patho and suggests taking a research class that's required for their program.
    Rd: What graduate classes did you take besides patho? I'm glad you're doing well!! Which school are you at?
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    Rd, I sent you a pm but its not showing up in my "sent" folder. Let me know if you didn't get it.
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    Hi, I got both of them. I replied back. I think you have to click some sort of box to save the mail that you send. But it worked!!


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