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I want to first start by saying, THANK YOU to all the nurses that are risking their lives to save a life in these trying times with this killer virus. I send my love and a HUGE hug. I so dreamed to be part of this amazing field that I have loved, and dreamed of since I was six years old. But I got a C in A&P 1 and was told I can not go into the nursing program. I am so devastated and heart broken. 

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Hello, 

I am sorry that you are going through this. Nursing school is hard to get into, and sometimes obstacles appear. But I don't want to hear you quit!! I went through the exact same thing you are going through. I got a C in A&P and then a C Microbiology. I found that I couldn't get into my dream nursing school and I honestly thought it was game over. But it's not! It may take you a little longer but you WILL get there. 

Are you trying for a specific program? Some programs will let you retake certain pre-req classes 2 times and they will only count the highest attempt. I'm not going to lie, A&P is a very important class that builds your nursing fundamentals so you may have to retake it. But before you even consider that, check with the other local programs and see what their requirements are. What kind of program are you looking at going into? Associates? Bachelor? Accelerated? 

Let me know and I'll try to help you however possible. 

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You wouldn’t give up on driving if you failed your first drivers test. Just retake the class. It will be so much easier the second time. Smoke it. 

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I got a C in anatomy when I first went back to school after I had my son and my college told me I couldn't retake it because it's technically passing. How are others able to retake a class they didn't fail? I seriously would like to know!

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LovingPeds has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics; Maternal-Child Nursing Education.

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I've admitted in previous posts that I partied through undergrad. I was accepted into a BSN program only to get a rescinded admission letter three days later because I FA'd (failure due to absences) two pre-nursing classes and was no longer eligible. I knew I wanted to be a nurse so I went home from my four year institution's BSN program and was accepted into a local ADN program. I was accepted into both programs with a C in A & P I. I went from ADN to BSN and then to my master's as a pediatric nurse practitioner.

Don't be discouraged. Your dream is not over. Look into your options, study hard, do the best you can and see what happens. Good luck!

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I would also like to add do not give up, just do better! Since that C I made sure to get an A in both physio and micro, as well as good grades in my other supporting classes. I'm applying this fall to ADN programs but even if I don't get in this time, I will keep trying! and so should you! Just keep pushing forward! 

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This is very motivating because this is exactly the route I would like to take! When applying, did you happen to have any work/volunteer experience to add to your application? My plan was to get that going now but this COVID situation threw a wrench in that. 

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13 minutes ago, Alexandra Nicolette said:

I got a C in anatomy when I first went back to school after I had my son and my college told me I couldn't retake it because it's technically passing. How are others able to retake a class they didn't fail? I seriously would like to know!

Take it at another school as a non-degree seeking guest student. If online isn’t a problem retake it through Geneva Collage (portage learning) which is regionally accredited and online. Let the grades average out when you apply. 
 

Next time you get a break before starting classes again try to figure out wha books your next classes will be using and read them before you start. It will really help you excel since everything will be reviewed and give you more time to watch videos and lectures online as supplemental material. 

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LovingPeds has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics; Maternal-Child Nursing Education.

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No, I did not have work or volunteer experience. I'm from a state pretty rich in accredited nursing school options.  Unless the system has changed in the past ten years, the schools accepted students based on a points system. Those with the majority of their sciences completed - including those you could take during the nursing program itself (A & P, micro, chem, etc.), were given priority. You also were awarded points based on your GPA, the number of required sciences/basics completed, and your ACT score. This was way before all the entrance exam testing some schools are doing now. My GPA at the time was on life-support for nursing school applications.  I did well in the classes I showed up to and often didn't bother to drop the ones I didn't show up to. Apparently, they fail you for that. 😋

My advice is to complete as much of the curriculum as you can outside of the core nursing classes prior to applying. This goes for both ADN and BSN applications. This will also allow you to focus more on your core nursing classes when you take them. I saw a lot of people struggle between nursing classes and science classes like A & P if they were doing them at the same time. Both have a ton of reading requirements.

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