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by Cecelia12 Cecelia12 (New) New Student

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Hi all! I needed some help figuring out my path. I have a B.A in Music with a 3.0 gpa, and am currently completing my prerequisites. So far my gpa is around a 3.7. Im looning into absn programs at the moment, but have hit a small road block. 2 of the 3 schools I want to apply to do not require chemistry with a lab, but the third does. I took only a 3 credit course of chemistry meaning I took no lab portion because the school I WAS going to go to did not require it. So, here is my question; to retake chem, or drop the third school? 

 

For context of time, I have microbiology left to take in fall 2019, and will be applying to the dec 2019 deadlines. 

 

I am specifically worried because my first Bachelors degree is only a 3.0, so im trying my best to keep a high gpa with prerequisites. Has anyone gone through this before with similar GPAs? did you get into the schools you wanted? did your lower first GPA hinder your acceptance rates? 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated! For reference, Im in MA and looking at UMASS Amherst and Boston as well as Salem State's ABSN programs. 

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Unless you have a huge aversion to taking chemistry for the lab, I would go ahead and take it - especially if it will boost your GPA. A lot of programs that I'd applied to required it, and it'll reinforce some of the concepts of your nursing courses. Taking it can only open doors for you. 

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I would take the chemistry with the lab if it is a school you really value and would like to go to. I am applying to ABSN programs soon, and I'm noting a lot of them require an ethics course so I am considering it just to have more options when applying. You may want to consider this in your decision! 

I am in a chemistry and lab course right now and I recommend it only because it seems like this is building a foundation that I will be using later on in some nursing courses. There is some value in taking the chem course!! What did you decide on? 

If taking the chem course will set you back from applying when you wanted to then maybe it isn't worth it, however taking the course may open up some options for you....

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