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Lehman Accelerated BSN not accepting repeated prerequisites

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by MusicalMedic3 MusicalMedic3 (New Member) New Member

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Hello,

I have been a NYC Paramedic for the last 6 years and I've decided to go back to school for nursing. I know there are tons of schools in NY but as a CUNY baby, I am heavily considering Lehman or Hunter for ABSN. After doing my research, I saw that now neither is accepting repeated prereqs!!!!! This absolutely sucks.

I've read several posts but none that really tackle my issue. I know these programs are competitive and I wanted my application to be as competitive as possible. Because my prereqs are 10+ years old, I planned to retake them, not only to refresh, but also to earn better grades (even a B+ to an A helps right?) Now I am wondering if it is pointless for me to even consider CUNY. My B.S. is in Forensic Science, a science intense major (not sure about now, but back then, not too many even finished the program). Do they take the difficulty of the program in to account, or the fact that it was almost 15 years ago?

How strict is this new policy? Could they possible make an exception because my prereqs are outdated? Many of my friends are telling me to go PA or MD. Even though the prereqs are pretty much the same, most let you repeat them without issue. I am heavily interested in research but I also love patient care, so nursing seems like the route for me, ABSN > MSN > DNP. Anyone have any insight?

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Leader25 has 35 years experience.

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Go the PA route or MD,

Nursing school has become such a  money generating business ,they make insane demands and CUNY is the worst, best if you insist on nursing is the back door,change your application,register non matric,leave out those courses that are old anyway,get all As  then apply internally for nursing program.Do not apply as a TRANSFER -this will only trigger  a refusal or send you to their other campus in other boroughs .Good luck.

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I graduated from Lehman’s accelerated program in 2014 and I had 1 class that was repeated (A&P 1) that I took 10 years prior to retaking the class. I do remember at that time they also had a policy in place that said no repeated coursework, but it was accepted without issue. I think when it comes to science classes, they do want them within the past 10 years (some schools say 5 years), so repeating may not be an issue as you took them 11+ years ago. As for the other classes (English, psychology, etc.), repeating those may not be an option. 

I took all my pre-req’s at BMCC and met with an advisor so I was able to choose what classes transferred in. I think they have stipulations about the courses to transfer, but I honestly can’t remember. Best thing to do is contact the nursing program and ask if science coursework taken more than 10 years ago is acceptable.

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