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Are labs required for your pre-reqs??

I've been looking at a lot of the pre-reqs for different nursing programs. Some specifically list that a class must have a lab. Other programs don't list the lab section of the class. If you're following pre-reqs (A&P, Chem, Micro) for a specific program, do you have to have the lab part of the class?

Hey Carmen29....

I am pretty sure most science classes always comes with the lab. When I took all my pre-req science courses, all of them came with lab (Biology, Chemistry, A&P, and Microbiology)...Science classes, to me, should always come with lab so you would understand the concept better and it helps if you are more of the visual type too....:D

Most of my science classes required labs including A&P 1 & 2, Microbiology and Chemistry.. I'm pretty sure almost any school will require labs.

I've been looking at a lot of the pre-reqs for different nursing programs. Some specifically list that a class must have a lab. Other programs don't list the lab section of the class. If you're following pre-reqs (A&P, Chem, Micro) for a specific program, do you have to have the lab part of the class?

Like the other posters I had labs that corresponded with A & P I & II, Chemistry, and Micro. At the CC I went to a student could not even get the computer to take the registration of those science classes without the linked lab. It would literally put a block on it, until it all corresponded with each other.

coolpeach

Specializes in ER/Ortho.

I had labs for Biology, Chemisty, A&P 1 & 2, Microbiology, and End of life issues. I have never heard of science class that didn't have a lab. I mean how would really learn it if you couldn't apply it?

lainith

Specializes in HCA, Physch, WC, Management.

I had lab for ALL of my science classes: Bio, Chem, Microbio, A&P, etc. Not that we did a whole lot in some of them, but we did have them and they were integrated into the scheduling of our class.

Like the other posters I had labs that corresponded with A & P I & II, Chemistry, and Micro. At the CC I went to a student could not even get the computer to take the registration of those science classes without the linked lab. It would literally put a block on it, until it all corresponded with each other.

I think I've figured it out. At the school I'm at, the lab and the lecture are two different classes. The lecture is 3 credit, the lab is 1 credit. You have ot register for two different classes. At other schools I think the lecture and lab are labled as one class worth 4 credits. I just had to dig deeper into different college catalogs to figure that out.

coolpeach

Specializes in ER/Ortho.

I my school the lab and lecture were bulked together into one class listing for 4 credits. The class would meet 3 hours a week, and most labs 2 or 3 hours, but micro met for 4 a week. It's amazing all those extra hours only amount to 1 extra credit.

Hazel11

Specializes in Cardiology, LTC, SANE.

I my school the lab and lecture were bulked together into one class listing for 4 credits. The class would meet 3 hours a week, and most labs 2 or 3 hours, but micro met for 4 a week. It's amazing all those extra hours only amount to 1 extra credit.

I know what you mean. :bugeyes:

The program I'm applying to you have Chem w/lab and A&P I&II both w/lab. I believe my micro and patho are lab free

coolpeach

Specializes in ER/Ortho.

I bet micro isn't lab free.

Yep you are right my Micro has a lab as well....ugh! :banghead::chuckle

I think that at CC's all of the science classes come with labs. However, I just finished my BS in biology at UCSD and almost all of the lab classes are separate from the lectures. For instance, I a microbiology class, but didn't take the lab. The direct entry MSN program that I want to apply to requires micro + lab so I'm going to take it over again at a CC so I get the lab with it. Same with anatomy.

Butterfliesnroses

Specializes in LTC.

The CC I go to is a branch from a bigger campus...when I signed up for classes the campus I'm going to attend (the smaller one) I just signed up for one class (that includes the lab)...BUT when I was looking at the main classes offered for the campus I noticed the class and the lab were seperated, it still equaled the same amount of credits...I found that odd!

DreamyEyes

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I am taking biology right now, but my CC does NOT require you to take the lab with it. It is optional- you can either take just the 3 credit bio course, or take the course with the 1 credit lab. However, I am in a completely different health program all together, so I'm sure it's much different for nursing. :)

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