Worried about recieving C in a&p.....

  1. I just found out I recieved a C for this term in a&p. I'm a little dissapointed, but all I need for the RN program at my school is a C. I'm just worried that a C is going to lower my chances at getting into the program. I know all schools and programs are different, but do alot of people get into programs with a C in the course? I recieved A's and B's on my other pre-reqs but I'm sure a&p is the most important. Maybe I'm just making a big deal out of nothing...I just really want to get into the RN program here.
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  3. by   MryRose
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    I just found out I recieved a C for this term in a&p. I'm a little dissapointed, but all I need for the RN program at my school is a C. I'm just worried that a C is going to lower my chances at getting into the program. I know all schools and programs are different, but do alot of people get into programs with a C in the course? I recieved A's and B's on my other pre-reqs but I'm sure a&p is the most important. Maybe I'm just making a big deal out of nothing...I just really want to get into the RN program here.
    I think it would depend on your individual program. I'm applying to one that is a lottery based application and the other from gpa. So while it would make a difference in one, it wouldn't in the other.

    Can you go to the school you wish to attend and speak to someone in the nursing department? Take a print out of your grades, current gpa and ask them what this does for your application. Best to find out form the source.

    Best wishes!

    Hugs!
    MaryRose
  4. by   Sue7573
    Ours was based on a point system. The GPA did influence the amount of points. for instance my gpa was 3.79 = either 38 or 40 points toward my final amount of points. I got 40 points for my NLN score and some points for being a resident of the state I was in and 5 points for having completed 10 credited hours at this school in the last semester. I don't know how your school does it but, after all the points were tallied then they would start admitting at say 72 so every one that had acumulated at least 72 points got in. Where I go 200+ students applied and 65 got in with at least 72 points. So yes the GPA affected that portion of the points but over all I don't know how much it affected it.

    Sue
  5. by   kirbi
    My school used a point system too, but it was sort of based on GPA. They gave you so many points for each A, B, or C you had in your pre-req's. Then, you also had to have a certain GPA in your science pre-req's and another GPA for the non-science pre-req's. Plus, you could get points for taking more than 12 units and for being a CNA. Technically, you could get in with one C in a science course such as A&P. Then, there was a lottery system for 10% of the space available.

    I say "technically" but in reality there were 280 applicants for 80 slots and they started at the top of the point range and pulled people top-down until they reached their quota. Nobody, except the 8 lottery folks, got accepted with less than a B in their pre-req's and straight B's wouldn't have gotten you far either... you had to have over 75% A's to get accepted.

    Anyway, they "used" that system when I got in, but they have since changed it to go mostly by overall GPA, extracted GPA, penalties for number of "withdrawals" on your transcripts, etc. They will still have the same pool of candidates, just a little different way of determining how they divvy up the slots. I think if you had A's in everything else, one C would probably be okay.

    Sorry I don't sound more optimistic, but many programs are derned tuff to get into!

    kirbi
  6. by   Jessy_RN
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    I just found out I recieved a C for this term in a&p. I'm a little dissapointed, but all I need for the RN program at my school is a C. I'm just worried that a C is going to lower my chances at getting into the program. I know all schools and programs are different, but do alot of people get into programs with a C in the course? I recieved A's and B's on my other pre-reqs but I'm sure a&p is the most important. Maybe I'm just making a big deal out of nothing...I just really want to get into the RN program here.
    Hello there,

    My school uses a point system. You basically get a point for every course you took at that school (regardelss of the grade you earned as long as it was passing), points on your score (percentile) on the NLN pre-entrance exam, current GPA, high school class rank and GPA, work experience, volunteer work for your community, letters of recommendation, and lastly personal essay.

    The more points you earn the better chances of getting in. It is very competitive and there are only 49 spots available so you can just imagine

    I also believe that you should go talk to your guidance couselor/advisor and ask them to tell you exactly where you stand. Based on their response you can take it from there and see where you need improvement.

    Do not dispair and do not give up. Things will turn out for the better

    Jessica
  7. by   johnjrb
    When I was looking at nursing schools I know one of the schools used a point system, but they would let you take a class over. Then they would use your higher grade when calculating point totals.
  8. by   NurseFirst
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    I just found out I recieved a C for this term in a&p. I'm a little dissapointed, but all I need for the RN program at my school is a C. I'm just worried that a C is going to lower my chances at getting into the program. I know all schools and programs are different, but do alot of people get into programs with a C in the course? I recieved A's and B's on my other pre-reqs but I'm sure a&p is the most important. Maybe I'm just making a big deal out of nothing...I just really want to get into the RN program here.
    Lots of people have responded, telling you about the various methods schools use to find their cohort of students. What I am more concerned about is the C. IMO, nursing is basically applied anatomy and physiology. I've made more use of my a & p classes than anything else I've taken. I don't know what your options are, but you may want to consider this when deciding what to do next.

    Good luck to you,

    NurseFirst
  9. by   chattypattyCRNA2B
    I wouldn't worry about it at all. You're not the first and won't be the last of nursing students who received a C in A&P. I think they will look at your grades, but they will look at other things as well and how you're doing academically as a whole is important too. What did you make in part one of a&p or is this your first one? You may do better in part two. How well did you do in Chem? There were C students I knew that became great nurses and actually did better in their nursing courses than they did in prereq's. Don't let anyone discourage you about your path. Keep focus and it will happen....just remember that opinions are like a**holes, everyone has one!


    Good luck!

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