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by akita_mommy akita_mommy (Member) Member

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Hello all, I just finished LPN school and I'm trying to go back for my RN. I went to a community college before and got 2 C's and alot of B's in my prereq classes and I'm afraid I won't be able to get into the program with those grades.

Applications begin March of 2012 and I the only prereq that I have left to take is Microbiology. I'm afraid that even if I do well in this class, my GPA still won't be high enough to get into their program.

Do you think it would be wise to take the required general eduation requirements for Excelsior in the meantime just in case I don't get into the local RN program? Another major factor for starting now is that I'm eligible for financial aid this year and I would like to use it for my general eduation requirements since EC doesn't accept financial aid.

Also, I'm kind of confused about the general ed classes for EC. At the local college I've taken and passed:

English Composition 1002

English Composition 1001 (I got a PASS for this since I tested out with my ACT. I'm sure they wouldn't accept this at EC?)

College Algebra

Human Anatomy Lecture and Lab (4 credits total)

Physiology Lecture and Lab (4 credits total)

Chemistry 1011

Intro to Nursing NURS 1000

Developmental Psyc of the Life Span

Historical Survey of the Arts ART 1440

Will these count for anything? And are there others that I can take locally? Also, a C is acceptable for credit to EC?

I'm sorry for all of the questions. Just trying to understand my options!

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Wow you've got a lot of the required course done! Good Girl :yeah: ! If you read some of my previous posts u will see I've been enrolled c EC for a few years. I am about to graduate this year. All your previous credits (that are applicable) that are at least a C, will be accepted. You will still have plenty of graded exams to take to get your GPA up. Don't worry abt that. Focus on getting started into a program asap. Once you start working as a LPN it is very easy to slip into comfortable, and not be serious about your RN. Plenty of 16 year LPNs out there to tell you abt it.

Keep yor head down and keep pushn forward! :nurse:

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Thank you! I'm still trying to figure out what I have left to take of gen ed classes. I know I have to take Micro and Sociology.... but when I look at the curriculum, I see that I need (I think?) 7 other classes if I'm not mistaken?

I'm trying to figure out what these are that I need as I'm trying to finish them at my community college.

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BeachieRN84 has 8 years experience and specializes in Tele/Neuro/Trauma.

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Looks like you have most of the gen ed's done already for the ADN program :-) Best thing to do is get a copy of your official transcipts, and send to EC to have them evaluated. They will tell you what you need and what you get credit for, and if the ASN or AAS is better option for you.

Good luck!!

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