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I graduated from high school in 2013, and did 2 semesters of college later that year (uncompleted). Would I be considered a mature student, high school student or transfer student if I'm trying to get into a nursing program for 2015-2016 ? Also is it ok that I'm taking my prereqs at an adult high school (U level) instead of college ?

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MrChicagoRN has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care.

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Did you actually earn transferable college credits? If not, you are not a transfer student, and a mature student is somewhere above the age of majority.

And taking prereqs reqs at the high school is probably not a good idea, but you need to contact the school(s) you are interested in to get the correct answers.

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Did you actually earn transferable college credits? If not, you are not a transfer student, and a mature student is somewhere above the age of majority.

And taking prereqs reqs at the high school is probably not a good idea, but you need to contact the school(s) you are interested in to get the correct answers.

I am 21, and no my program(s) was unrelated. Why wouldn't it be a good idea ? Its an adult school, I would be getting the gr 12 U credits that are required such as chem, bio, math, english...

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience as a RN and specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.

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I am 21, and no my program(s) was unrelated. Why wouldn't it be a good idea ? Its an adult school, I would be getting the gr 12 U credits that are required such as chem, bio, math, english...

Are you in Canada? In the US we refer to senior year as 12th grade, I know in Canada they call it grade 12. I don't know what "U" credits... If you are Canadian the educational requirements and procedures are a little different and a moderator can move this thread to the Canadian Nursing Program forum so that you can get targeted, hopefully accurate advice, from your Canadian colleagues.

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The classes need to be college level courses, not high school courses. I don't think that an adult high school is college level. You should check with Admissions at the college you want to attend to be sure.

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Prerequisites in US college programs come in two flavors: High school (I had to have had high school chemistry, bio, English, history, a foreign language, algebra, and others) for admission to the college, and then college-level chemistry, bio, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and statistics for entry into or continuing in a college program (the difference is that some programs here do prereqs in the first two years, then you apply for admission to the nursing major; others mix all courses and nursing courses over all years).

 

I don't know aboot Canada, but I would be surprised if they thought a high-school level chem, etc. class alone was an acceptable level to be in the nursing program, no matter what your age.

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