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A&P.......I need some opinions

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Hi all! I am currently taking a&p 1 in a 6 week summer class and I have a B currently. The thing is I don't think I'll be able to bring my grade up to an A :(. So my question is should I stick with it or drop it since I'll more than likely be taking it again either way?

Oh and if I do drop it, will that affect me getting into nursing school?

Miss Infermiera2b, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Oncology. Has 2 years experience.

At my school, they only let you retake classes you did not pass. If you think you would have better chances of passing with an A if you drop and retake it in the fall, that might be a good idea. Otherwise, I do know people who made it to nursing school who got a C in A&P (unusual, but it happens depending on the requirements of your nursing program). Although an A is ideal, a B is still a good grade.

Mrs.Bookworm

Has <1 years experience.

If you think that you can finish with a B I would stick with it.

Depends on how competitive your Nursing program is. If you think you have a shot with that B, continue striving to maintaining that B. If your school's program is competitive, I would either drop it now and pick a different course over the summer. Have you talked to your professor about potential of getting an A?

I would speak to the nursing advisor at the college you'll be applying to. At my school, they do only allow re-takes for a grade of C or lower, but you also lose points towards acceptance when there is a withdrawal on your transcript. Finding out whether the B or the withdrawal would be more of a detriment seems to be school-specific, so your best bet is to talk to someone in the nursing department.

Aliyune

Specializes in Telemetry.

Depends on what your school allows and such. Mine allows me to retake once, so if that's the case for you I say FINISH the semester, learn all you can, and if you still didn't get the A you wanted, retake. The only reason I would say drop is if you can still get most the money back. Even then though, your second time through will be so much easier if you tough it out now.

MongoSmash

Has 2 years experience.

Depends on what your school allows and such. Mine allows me to retake once, so if that's the case for you I say FINISH the semester, learn all you can, and if you still didn't get the A you wanted, retake. The only reason I would say drop is if you can still get most the money back. Even then though, your second time through will be so much easier if you tough it out now.

This right here. If you really do want to retake the class even with a B, this will give you your best shot at an A next time around.

I think I'm going to stick with it and see what happens. Thanks for all of your advice!