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Getting into ADN with 1 year (f&s) of pre-req's?

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Hi there. I'm starting my pre-req's this fall and will take a full load for the next 2 semesters hoping to have enough to get into (if I'm lucky) the ADN by next fall. Is this possible? I know at my school it says you HAVE TO have. A&P I, College Algebra, 110 Psych and some other tests such as Heb B, CPR, etc... to get into the program next fall. Has anyone on these boards gotten into their ADN program by just after 1 year behind them? I really don't know how this works. I know it counts on your GPA, grades, etc...but do most people have 2 years of pre-req's or 1? Please let me know what you all did. Thanks,

Christy:p

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I had two years of working on pre-reqs, but I think it would've been perfectly feasible to do the classes in two or three semesters. (I had a year of college right out of high school, then took nine years off to have a bunch of kids :chuckle , then took a few classes last year to finish up the pre-reqs I needed to get into the nursing program I applied to.) It depends on if you are able to go to school full-time or part-time, and what other things you have on your plate (work, family, kids, etc.)

Our programs based your application "score" on what pre-reqs you have done (the more you have, the more "points" you got), your GPA, and your entrance exam score, and your interview. We had about 110 apply for 45 seats, so the more classes you had done, the better. Also, does your school have a waiting list? Some programs do, so it may take more than a year even with classes done.

As for the CPR, etc. We didn't have to have that stuff done before we applied. When I got my acceptance letter, they included a list of the immunizations and certifications that needed to be taken care of before classes start in August. Of course, this differs from program to program, so look into what your school requires. Call the nursing department and ask them what the application requirements are & how they choose the students that make it in...I'm sure they won't mind telling you!

Good luck!

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I only had a year of prereq's, lucky for me I had completed all of them in a year. However, some students are excepted who did not complete all there prereq's.

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i have been in a community college and completed most of the pre-reqs. then i was accepted into another college all the hours i took transfered but not the gpa. i had a 3.5 at the other college and took summer classes at the college i will be attending this fall for a couple of basic classes that would not transfer. as for now i have a 4.0. i could not handle all the reg classes on top of nursing ones {and a husband and a child etc..} i think it is the best way to go because you can get the basics over and have more time for the real classes.:)

hi there. i'm starting my pre-req's this fall and will take a full load for the next 2 semesters hoping to have enough to get into (if i'm lucky) the adn by next fall. is this possible? i know at my school it says you have to have. a&p i, college algebra, 110 psych and some other tests such as heb b, cpr, etc... to get into the program next fall. has anyone on these boards gotten into their adn program by just after 1 year behind them? i really don't know how this works. i know it counts on your gpa, grades, etc...but do most people have 2 years of pre-req's or 1? please let me know what you all did. thanks,

christy:p

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I got into my program after ony one semester of pre-reqs. The only thing that was required before getting in was a&p I. I had to then bust my butt durring every semester of nursing school because I then had all these extra classes that others took before they applied to nursing, but finished the program in the top 5 of my class. It is do-able, but hard. Good luck!

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Thanks for your replies guys. I'm gonna try my darndest to get in in the fall of '05. Is it just me or do people that work in the colleges (adminsitration, advisors etc..) like delivering bad news? Such as, the waiting list is 40 years! Or it will be REALLY hard, your odds are slim! LOL It just makes me wonder if these people are really there to help you sometimes. Hmm, anyways. Thanks again. Hopefully I'll be getting into the program next fall and will be graduating in 2007!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go me!!!! And go you guys too!!!!!!!!!!!! :chuckle

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