Dear Allnurses forum,Currently I am on track for a BSN in Nursing, though due to a recent upheaval of having an imminent death in the family, I had to drop my chemistry ( combo Gen-Chem, O-Chem, Bio-Check ) class this summer. Unfortunately, I've received a subsequent W in the class ( my only W in my academic history ) and it puts me back about five months as far as eligibility for many of the CalState Nursing School Programs. Though I've been told I can explain away and potentially expunge the W due to a legitimate excuse, I was looking at applying for an AA program, because that Chemistry class isn't considered a class to allow me to be eligible for many programs. The question: Would be a better idea to apply for an AA program in Nursing, and work for sometime with the hopes of pursing a BSN in the future, or should I take the time to pursue the requirements ( specifically that chemistry class ) and apply for a BSN? I know of one program at the moment ( Palomar College ) that now has a bridge program(?) with Point Loma Nazerene to permit individuals that have graduated with an AA to pursue the additional classes needed for a BSN; I figured at this point in time given the time constraints, that this would be a better path. With that said, I see no harm in soliciting other opinions on the matter.Thank you for your time, Sincerely,E.