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So I talked to my a& p teacher , and she told me that I could only get a D out of the class. I didn't drop it because I thought I had enough time to do better. Now I want to take it again over the summer at another school. This has made me very discouraged and now I am considering sitting out a year and just not apply to nursing school this year. Doe anybody think I could still get on somewhere. I li live in the Mississippi delta btw. Completing prereqs at olemiss.

the next time you take it, it has to be a better grade to balance out the old one. Do you know what you did wrong, or didn't do enough of the first time around when you took a and p? You must know these answers for improvement in your study habits and performance in class.

a and p is a somewhat challenging class. it requires studying almost on a daily basis to make info stick to you. you also have to read ahead too in order to keep up with the schedule.

i think each program is a little different in terms of what they want. You must check the school's nursing program policies about retakes like if they even accept retakes and how many you could take.

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

Most schools require a bare minimum of a C to consider it a passing grade, and some schools may require a higher grade. As dorkypanda pointed out, you'll need to take a look at repeat policies, because schools vary widely on this one.

Well I've already talked to an advisor at the school I want to apply too. She said that I can repeat the class and they will only look at the higher grade. I'm going to retake it, Im just not sure if they will automatically deny me because I haven't taken it over yet.

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology. Has 2 years experience.

Well I've already talked to an advisor at the school I want to apply too. She said that I can repeat the class and they will only look at the higher grade. I'm going to retake it, Im just not sure if they will automatically deny me because I haven't taken it over yet.

If your transcript shows the class "in progress," they will often keep that in mind.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

They will automatically deny you with a D. You need a C or better and at most schools you need an A or B in A&P to be considered. Make sure the class transfers and good luck.

Why dont you try taking it at a college that teaches it over the winter session? Your holidays will suck this year, but no pain no gain right! ?

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day, happeee:

As you take classes, may I encourage you to talk to the professor the first time you get a score/grade that is lower than you would like? It shouldn't take waiting until midterm or towards the final to find out your grade will be ____. Talk early, get help early, and that can make a huge difference in the outcome.

Thank you.

What is it that led to your grade being that low? Was it lack of effort, understanding, or something else entirely. Before spending the time and money on retaking make sure whatever it is that led to the current grade isn't going to happen again. My personal opinion on taking time off, is just don't do it. In my experience taking time off leads to being complacent in my situation and in the end losing motivation. An object in motion stays in motion. If you can talk yourself back into being motivated, continuously moving toward your goal is your best option. You can do it. No one makes it without struggles or reality checks. You could very well just have needed this experience to help you better understand what you need in the future to be successful.

@GabiSims well I know why I didnt do well on the first test. I was in the process of getting out of an abusive relationship right before the test. Perfect timing right(sarcasm). On the second test I really tried to study but it seemed like I studied half of what was on the test and most of everything that wasn't. That's when I talked to my teacher. And here at my school by midterm we havent nearly covered half of the class,not sure why they call it midterm . I've just made the decision to retake it since the school I'm hoping to apply to told me that they look at the higher grade.

All of the advice was very helpful ! Thank you all!

Well at least you know what is coming this time! You've already gotten rid of the negative relationship and hopefully since some time has passed your mind can be more at ease for studying. Since you already have one attempt at the class, you have a little guidance to what will be important when it comes to studying! You can totally ace it this time around! Keeping a positive mindset can really make a huge difference :)