I'm currently enrolled in CHM 1032 at Broward College. I spoke to an advisor twice, prior to taking this class. She informed me that this was all I needed, in order to have the necessary prerequisites to apply for the nursing transition program.
So the plan was for me to finish chemistry, take microbiology/lab starting in January, and apply to the program by the Jan 31st deadline.
Here's the problem:
I did my other prerequisites at Miami Dade College, to include all the ones they require that Broward doesn't. Miami Dade accepted my anatomy and physiology I and the lab (which was done in the military...they were worth a total of 5 semester credits, and I earned a B in both). I also completed A & P II with the lab at Dade. I thought I was all set.
So last week I attempted to register for microbiology, and it said that I was still in need of anatomy and physiology I, plus the lab. Needless to say, it wouldn't let me register for the micro class.
I ended up speaking with the health science admissions dept at BC. They told me that I could bring a copy of the A & P I (BSC 1997) course description to them. And they would see if it met their criteria.
But the military has since changed their LPN program. When I called, they told me the current curriculum would not accurately describe the course I took. When I told that to BC admissions, the lady told me she would try to see if any of the health science evaluators had a copy of the course I took. I haven't been able to reach her since, and I am on the verge of a break down.
I went ahead and registered for BSC 1085 with the lab for January. And I plan on seeing an advisor on Monday. But does anyone know what options I have at this point?
I can't imagine having to wait until 2010 to start this program! Does anyone know if it is even possible to get accepted if I am still taking my final prerequisites? Should I try to talk to the asst. dean? Should I include a letter explaining what happened with my application?
I feel horrible, especially since I had faith that my advisor knew what she was talking about. I don't mind taking these classes over if I have to, but I just don't want to miss the chance to apply to this next class. Anyone have any input or advice?
Nov 30, '08
I pm'd you the info. By the way, make sure you have a copy of your transcripts from MDC (and your Military transcripts) to bring to the appt. I would assume that if you were able to take BSC1086/L that BC will accept that BSC1997 course as well. You just need to talk to the right person. I've learned the advisors don't always know everything, and sometimes you might even know more than them!
I would also try and talk to the Health Admissions Dept (you mentioned admissions, but I assumed that was genereal admissions, so sorry if you've already tried this route). You can find all the contact numbers on this page:
You can find out exactly what's needed for LPN's to apply to the program. Also, an advisor can register you for Micro this coming semester (Jan). You said you had an appt on Monday, maybe you can ask them to register you for it then. They have the ability to do overrides like that. Hopefully they will do it.
Good luck and I would say you can still apply for May and see what happens when you do, if you don't get any clear answers before then. Also, maybe you can take Micro at MDC if they won't register you for it at BC.
Last edit by GabbsRN on Nov 30, '08