I am in my 3rd semester of prereq's for an ADN program. This is my 2nd attempt (after many years) at trying to become a nurse. The first time around, I worked really hard and ended up with a 3.0 gpa which obviously didn't compare with the other applicants. This time I want to leverage myself a bit by applying to more than one nursing program in my area.
All the programs that are nearby (except the one in my town)require a science within the past 5 years. They also require that you are a CNA I. I completed all of my science classes WELL over 5 years ago. I'm almost done with A & P I, but they will only accept a general bio or chem to fill the science requirement. (the school I'm at now only requires chem and bio in high school -no matter how long ago) And I don't know if I want to risk lowering my grades next semester by taking a CNA class in the evening in addition to my other classes.
I've registered for A & P II for next semester, so taking 2 sciences together is completely out of the question for me. I could however get these completed before Jan 04 admission to the programs, but only if I take the CNA class NOW!
I really don't know what to do...should I try to complete all of these requirements or should I just see if I make it into my current school's program before trying to come up with a plan B?? I will know if I'm accepted sometime in May.
Thanks in advance!!