NVCC pre-reqs-which classes are you taking? - page 2

by SuzyQ2011

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In others words, are you going the NAS 161/162 route (health science) or the Anatomy/Physiology plus microbiology route? I really want to do the Anatomy/Physiology plus microbiology route so that I can keep the option of... Read More


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    Hey SuzyQ,

    I am planning to take Chem and then Micro, although I am also considering changing plans and heading to Chamberlain. It's expensive but the schedule is way better for me and I could start this fall instead of waiting another year. I can transfer my pre-reqs from NOVA too, so that means I should be done in two years instead of three. I need to make a decision soon!
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    Alright now I am totally confused--- I was SO happy to see that "Intro to Microbiology" class offered at NVCC that doesn't require chemistry. I plan on applying to GMU's accelerated program and according to their pre-req sheet, they will take BIO 246 (class) and 306 (lab). It looks identical to the Intro to Micro at NVCC in that it does not require chemistry (just basic college 101/125 Bio). If you do a transfer credit analysis online at the GMU site, this Intro to Bio appears in the list of acceptable classes to satisfy Bio 246.

    This Intro class also satisfies Georgetown's pre-reqs.

    So has anyone spoken with anyone at the area schools as to whether this (new??) class will count....anyone taking it now?
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    Even if you haven't taken chemistry or bio, you can try getting into the higher level science classes (Microbio) by talking to a NVCC academic adviser.

    I met with one of their academic counselor's who waived the one year of bio/chem prereqs for me to get into Microbio and A&P. She said that since I already have a Bachelors degree, she would enroll me in the higher level classes because my degree proves I can handle the workload.

    I am finishing up my first month of classes, and everything is going fine. I have a good knowledge of Bio and Chem (from AP exams, scored 5 on both) from high school, though.. if you haven't taken ANY Bio or Chem classes, it could be useful for you to at least study a bit of those on your own!
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    In reply to LawyerRN2B:

    I called GMU in August about the Microbio prereqs because they had conflicting information. One page of their website said you needed to take just the Intro to Microbio course, and another page said to take the General Microbio course.

    BUT, when I called GMU to ask about the discrepancy, they told me I need to take General Microbio (BIO205), and not the other one which is more entry level (Intro to Microbio).

    I am now taking General Microbio (BIO205) at NVCC.
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    Hi! Definitely do NOT go the NAS route. I am currently taking pre-reqs at NVCC. There is a microbiology (NVCC BIO 150) that is accepted by Mason, Marymount etc that requires no chemistry pre-req. Good luck and hope this helps :-)
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    I'm doing the Bio route rather than NAS. It just transfers so much better! Has NVCC changed their requirements on the Micro? When I called in August, they still weren't sure if the nursing program was going to accept the Intro Micro class.
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    Quote from iridescence89
    In reply to LawyerRN2B:

    I called GMU in August about the Microbio prereqs because they had conflicting information. One page of their website said you needed to take just the Intro to Microbio course, and another page said to take the General Microbio course.

    BUT, when I called GMU to ask about the discrepancy, they told me I need to take General Microbio (BIO205), and not the other one which is more entry level (Intro to Microbio).

    I am now taking General Microbio (BIO205) at NVCC.
    I thought they did take the Intro because it transfers over as the equivalent to their Micro class Did you talk to an academic adviser at your NVCC campus or MEC? I have been out of high school for much longer so I am sure I will still need at least a semester of chemistry, which would be fine except that chem also requires math pre-reqs which I don't have.
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    hello guys!



    i took the nas 161 and 162 route at mec. microbiology is included in 161 but i am not sure in 162. so the route consist of anatomy and phys, and micro.



    i applied to traditional, online hybrid and momentum 2+1 all this year. i have not gotten an acceptance letter on any of them. like what my username is justkeeptryingg i am going to do so.

    i am currently taking nas 161 and bio 141 (fall 2011) and (trying to get an a, i took nas 161 and 162 and got a b: on my rejection letter from traditional it says i should take nas 161, 162, bio 141, and one more course i forgot, to make myself more competitive.)

    i am going to take more co requisites(support classes) for spring and will try to raise up my gpa since i have already exhausted all my teas attempts.

    is anybody else applying to any of the nursing programs for 2012, let's link up and talk about it!!! and please don't give up! try and try until you succeed.

    my favorite quote from thomas edison:
    “i have not failed. i've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”


    for others applying: what is your teas? and gpa?
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    Aren't NAS 161 & 162 pre requisites for the traditional and hybrid online program? Why would you need to take those classes to be more competitive if you took them and got a B?
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    Quote from SuzyQ2011
    I thought they did take the Intro because it transfers over as the equivalent to their Micro class Did you talk to an academic adviser at your NVCC campus or MEC? I have been out of high school for much longer so I am sure I will still need at least a semester of chemistry, which would be fine except that chem also requires math pre-reqs which I don't have.
    I spoke with both an adviser from NVCC and an advisor from GMU, and they both told me to take BIO205 (Genernal Microbio) instead of the Intro level Microbio.

    The NVCC advisor I spoke to actually waived the prereqs to take BIO205 because she said the prereqs were there to keep the "18-year-olds in check" lol.. but she said that since I had a Bachelors degree already, she would just enroll me in the course without the prereqs since she thinks we can handle it.


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