Can you use your grades in your pre-req to guage how you will do in nursing?

  1. I have had A&P 1 and 2, Medical terminology,Psycology, Human Growth and development,English comp. ,algebra, Phisical science survey. I have had very good grades in these courses. Other than a few academics I mostly have the actual nursing courses. I am sure the nursing courses are hard. but how do they compare to the more difficult courses like the A&P's? I f you make good grades in the academics will you do good in the nursing courses? or is it a toss up?
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  3. by   essarge
    The one thing I can tell you is that nursing courses are different than anything that you have ever experienced. But, if you have your study skills honed and take good notes, you should be fine. Good luck on your journey!
  4. by   Rapheal
    Odds are in your favor. You are obviously intelligent and know how to study and pay attention in class. These traits combined with motivation will enable you to succeed. Good luck in school!
  5. by   NurseStacey143
    In what I have seen, most people who did not do well in their sciences ( A&P 1 &2 and Micro) failed out of the nursing program during the first 2 semesters. People who did well in those classes are still with us
  6. by   memphispanda
    I made A's in all my college courses. I have made B's and C's in my nursing courses. There have been no A's in nursing courses at my school in teacher told us she has only had one student ever make an A in her class.
  7. by   kimtab
    You won't necessairly make the same good grades that you made in pre-reqs ( I am an A student in pre-reqs but nuthin but B's in nursing) but if you've made good grades that means you are a good student and even if you don't make A's you know you have the potential to successfully complete the curriculum.
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    study, understand, retain, apply, build on each semester of knowledge, and hang in there.

    and, i pray!
  9. by   hobbes
    I think the only thing you can say is that you will probably have a good change to do well in your nursing classes because you probably have good study skills. However, grades can be misleading. If you got good grades but the class was not really challenging then if you take a challenging nursing class you could get rocked. Did you learn and retain the information from the classes you got A's in? Do you still remember the difference between the exocrine and endocrine functions of the pancreas or renin-angiotensinogen system for controlling blood volume? If you don't know and retain what you learned then it's just like you never learned it in the first place. It is in your nursing classes that you will have to apply what you've learned, so maybe that is a better measure of how well you will do in the nursing classes. Just my 2 cents.
  10. by   RNIAM
    I think you have a good chance. Study hard, ask the questions you need to ask and you will be great.
  11. by   srose
    Being "booksmart" and being able to pull off high grades is definitely a good skill to have and won't hurt in nursing school, but being successful in nursing school depends on a lot more. You should also look at your time management skills, organization, and ability to apply knowledge in a practical setting.