Quote from iffrikaprince
i'm looking into nursing to start but i dont know if i just need to take the exam first or take my pre reqs then proced to the nursing program.
Hi. You should contact the nursing department directly for advising. Don't guess. You can do this far in advance so you feel confident about your plan.
Also, let's be clear that you are asking about the LPN program and not their RN program. The RN program has academic prerequisites. However, for the LPN program -- I think you just have to have a high school education or GRE. So I am not sure which prereqs you meant.
If you meant the other items of their admissions checklist, such as security clearance, medical, etc -- then I would recommend that you get the entrance exam out of the way first. I knew the moment I took it that I would do well and immediately proceeded to get my letters of recommendation, etc. But if you are uncertain about whether you will score high, you should wait for your scores before investing in anything else, such as paying for a CPR class.
By the way, I learned the hard way that the CPR class must be taught by someone qualified as an American Heart Association instructor. I paid for a Red Cross professional rescuer class and had to get a refund because Red Cross certification is not accepted by UDC.