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Are online schools for Nursing prerequisites valid? Transferrable??!!

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by Cloud- Cloud- (New) New

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Due to the competitiveness of getting into Community College Nursing prerequisite courses...I was wondering if an online school might be another option?🤔 I know all schools have different rules when it comes to the transfer of credits. I know that subjects like Anatomy and Chemistry require class and lab so those need to be taken at a physical school but what about Algebra classes? I was just wondering if anyone else has sought this option out and if so what were your findings? 🙂

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Forget to specify my point.

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barcode120x has 3 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Telemetry.

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If it's a requirement for getting in the program ADN, BSN, MSN, I don't see why it would be a problem especially if it's a non-nursing class. I encourage taking online classes especially if you lead a busy life as long as you have good time management and organization skills. Full online BSN programs are popular nowadays, I wouldn't be surprised if they start offering ADN pre-requisite online courses in the near future (with an on campus lab requirement or virtual program). Many of my coworkers took statistics online. I took mine in a 6 week intercession. Of many of the classes, math is probably the one course I would actually take in person.

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If you're taking it from a community college, you won't even be able to tell if it was online or in person unless a different course code is used at your school for online classes.  I've taken a bunch of my pre-requisites online (nutrition, psychology) and they look exactly the same on my transcript as the microbio class I had to take in person from the same school.  There's no mention of "online" or anything anywhere.

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medic 2 RN is a ADN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency.

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I did all of mine online, no issues getting accepted into nursing school for me.

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I did everything online at Portage, even labs, and had no problem.  I worked at my own pace, and it was affordable.  Credits come from Geneva college in Pennsylvania.  I got accepted into an ABSN program at Loyola, and I felt prepared.  Check with your nursing program.  

 

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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Like others have said, if it's a community college or such, you should be good. If it's a for profit program, check with the school(s) that you plan to apply to, and see if they will accept the credits. 

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