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failed a&p twice ?

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so I failed anatomy and physiology twice . the first time I took the course , I was a senior in high school and failed with a 60% . my study habits were not up to par and the material was much different from what I was learning and easily acing in high school . the second time I was a freshman in college and was unable to take my finals due to personal reasons and was not allowed to retake them . I know for a fact that nursing is what I want to do and I also know that I have the capability to pass the class . the problem is that the college I’m enrolled in will not allow me to retake the class for 5 years . I don’t want to change my major but I don’t know what to do at this point . what can I do in the meantime if I KNOW that nursing is what I want to do ? I thought about choosing another major that I’m interested in , but I know that once the five years is up , I want to try again at nursing. 

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I would talk to your counselor or advisor about retaking a third time. Improving study skills is very important to pass A & P. A&P is fundamental to nursing as it kind of introduces you to the world of medicine. I would try to aim for an A. But in the mean time, you could as work as a CNA to boost your application (this only applies to schools that take experience into account). 

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Can you apply  to a different college? 

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Carpelibrum asks an important question - are you "stuck" where you are? If not, look to retake and transfer.

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It's pretty common that you can't take a course more than twice.  Good news is there's plenty of other schools around.  You could also work as a CNA or something in the meantime and start getting some healthcare experience.

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You can take the course at a local community college around you then. 

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I would check the requirements for programs at other schools for transfers. Some schools only take the first grade you got, others will give you the chance (once) to drop it when you enter and retake, as if you are starting with a clean slate. You just have to compare and see what works best. Then there are other schools that would accept you in their LPN program then you apply to the bridge LPN-RN program a year after, which might be shorter than waiting 5 years.

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I would talk to an adviser at the college to see what your options are. It might depend on where you are, location wise. There are some schools where I am that do not allow more than 2 retakes, meaning you can take it 3 times total. Other schools allow taking the class twice max and have to wait 5 years, like you said. You should research and see what your options are. I hope it all works out for you!

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Hi there,

I think a lot of that depends on which schools you plan to apply to. Nursing programs, unless you are applying fresh out of high school, generally do not look at your high school transcripts at all. They will only look at college courses you've taken. If you retake A+P now, that means you've only repeated it only once (during your college career), not twice. As for retaking the course, there are many schools like community colleges where you can retake this course rather than wait another 5 years. 

I can tell you that I got an A in A+P in high school, but that didn't do anything for me in applying to nursing programs because they didn't even ask for my high school transcripts. I also repeated A+P in college for a better grade and was accepted into a nursing program. Retake A+P if you can, and forget the high school grade. It will not make a big impact on your application to nursing programs. 

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