Extremely Stressed! Please Help!

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So here's the unfortunate deal. I'm just about done with all my nursing pre-reqs., but I got 2Cs in Anatomy and Nutrition, and I might have to drop Physiology this semester and also retake it to avoid getting a C. The others were As and Bs. I want to retake the classes to get higher grades, but I don't know how retaking all those classes will affect my application! Once again, I didn't fail any classes, but Cs are failing in the nursing colleges' eyes. By the way, I'm applying to accelerated nursing programs. What do I do??!!

dannipoint

393 Posts

TiffGG,

I just got accepted into my community college's nursing program and I ran into a problem with my classes and transcript as well. I was so nervous that I wouldn't be accepted into the program, but I was. I had 4 F's on my transcript due to a family circumstance that was out of my control. I retook all the classes and received A's the second time. so the F's were still on my transcript, but the A's were factored into my GPA. I brought my GPA up from a 1.9 to a 3.2

I would recommend that you take those classes over if you can. If you can get an A instead of a C that would be even better. I'm not sure about your school's requirements or policies for repeating classes, but I really recommend studying harder and achieving A's in those classes, especially the sciences. You probably go to a university right?

TiffGG

6 Posts

Yes I am at the University of Florida. After I graduate with my BA in Criminology I'm planning on getting my BSN in nursing, but their requirements are strict and it's very competitive. My overall GPA is like a 3.1, but my science GPA is like a 2.9-3.0. I'm most likely going to retake the classes and hope for the best! I just want to know if anyone else has ben in my situation and gotten into an accelerated nursing program. Thanks for your reply!

digoe74

110 Posts

Hi,

I would recommend retaking them if you can. I don't see any reason why this would look bad on your application. I don't know how competitive nursing schools are in your area but where I am (NY) it's VERY competitive and students going nuts trying to get it. The higher your GPA -- the better your chances. Good luck! :)

TiffGG

6 Posts

Thank you!

dannipoint

393 Posts

I guess my advice isn't really that important since your working on your BSN. My gpa was 3.2 and I was accepted, but it's a AAS program. Good luck to you! I know you can do it!

TiffGG

6 Posts

Great news guys. All of the schools I am interested in said they do not look at retakes negatively. They are just concerned with the overall GPA and the final grade. I feel so much better. Thanks for your replies!

DarkBluePhoenix

1,867 Posts

Specializes in Med-Surg/DOU/Ortho/Onc/Rehab/ER/. Has 3+ years experience.

I recommend that you check to make sure that any pre reqs into a program like your anatomy, nutrition and physio can be retaken and how many max.

Because here, you can only retake ONE pre req class for a better grade, so you get one chance to screw up.

newRNstudent02

245 Posts

Did you take these classes at a cc? If you did, I'd retake those classes somewhere else.