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I made the mistake in not taking my first year of college seriously and now I am stressing out and crying. During spring, I decided to take COMM 100, Stats, Human Anatomy, and Psych. Unfortunately, I was having an F in Stats and a C- in Human Anatomy and things just started getting complicated for me. I felt like taking Stats and Anatomy was just too much for me and was going to have to drop one. I personally have never liked math, so I decided to drop Anatomy to just focus on Stats and not have to repeat. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to raise my F to a B by the end of the semester... Well anyways, I got a W for Anatomy and thought it would just be best to take Anatomy this summer. So right now I am halfway through the course and I am at an 81%, but I know for sure I can pass the class with a B, but knowing how competitive nursing is, I would need that A.. my chances of getting an A are very slim.. I would need to get a 98% on my next four exams and my Fall registration appointment is tomorrow sooo I need to decide whether to just get the B and just do really well.... Or getting a second W and get an A like today????? So that i know whether to sign up for anatomy again or register for physio.. I am totally lost and need some advice :( Anatomy is my first science class and aghhhh I am already doing so bad

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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First, take a breath. I'm not sure what's at stake here: you are trying to get into a nursing program and having difficulty with prereqs? Or are you already in a program and having difficulty?

Surely your school has an academic advisor. That's the person I would meet with. You may have to adjust your goals or at least the time frames. You won't be the first person who underestimated the commitment your education requires. Make some adjustments and buckle down from here on in. Or take a year off, work, save money and rethink things.

Your situation is a bummer but not the end of the world it might feel like at the moment. Hang in there.

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I am trying to get into a nursing program and having difficulties with my prereqs. I spoke with a counselor to see what she would recommend and all she said was "The decision is yours. No matter which route you decide to choose, you'll still eventually become a nurse." she was really no help :/ I don't mind extending a semester for repeating Anatomy.. I'm just not sure whether having 2 Ws for only one class is worse than just having 1 W and getting the B.. but then again it is one of my core science classes

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Are you trying to get into the LPN program? I will be taking pre-reqs this Fall for the LPN and I've read that GPA plays a greater factor into acceptance towards LPN, the other being TEAS score. This would be my first time attending college so I don't have a GPA at the moment, so I would need to do my absolute best in my classes.

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I would advise you to not get that second W in Anatomy only because getting a B is not the end of the world. Yes, you need good grades to get into a nursing program but getting one B in a science prerequisite won't disqualify you. I got a B in both A&P II and General Chemistry and I got into a program with no problems on my first try because your GPA is not the only thing that matters. But you still have time to put in the effort to get that A.

Also I would be careful and talk to your advisor on taking the anatomy class more than once and how many W's would disqualify you from even applying to the program. Lastly, don't put all of your eggs in one basket just apply widely.

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