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Nursing prerequisites help!!

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by hiii hiii Member

Hey!

I have to complete the following prereqs:

A&P l&ll with lab

Microbiology with lab

Statistics

Devemental phycology

Does anyone know the easiest and shortest program to do it through?

Any help would be appreciated!!

Thank you!

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day:

Check with your local community colleges. Since almost all nursing programs require you to have mastered and remember your prerequisites (nursing is not like other degrees where you take a course and can forget it), looking for the fastest, easiest can lead you down the path of failure when your RN instructor expects you to remember what you learned in microbiology, sociology, etc. at the mastery level (i.e. no faking it or partial answers).

Thank you.

Have you figured out which school you wish to attend? If so, you need to speak with an advisor to see which school's credits they will accept. I would recommend getting pre reqs done at an acceptable community college.

sio.ace81

Specializes in multi specialty.

community is best and cheapest way to go

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Fastest and shortes t doesn't mean it;s the best. Remeber, you actually need to know this stuff for the nursing program. Trying to cut corners isn't always a good idea.

cnmbfa

Specializes in OB/women's Health, Pharm. Has 40 years experience.

Since almost all nursing programs require you to have mastered and remember your prerequisites (nursing is not like other degrees where you take a course and can forget it), looking for the fastest, easiest can lead you down the path of failure when your RN instructor expects you to remember what you learned in microbiology, sociology, etc. at the mastery level (i.e. no faking it or partial answers).

Thank you.

This is 100% correct. You may not want to hear this, but here goes: There is no easy, fast, simple way to gain the knowledge you need to be a nurse. Nursing requires a high level of knowledge and skill, and a lot of hard work and dedication. If that doesn't appeal to you, go into something less critical.

Think of it this way: Would you want your child to be cared for by nurse with a superficial level of knowledge of A&P? And don't you WANT to have a high level of knowledge? If so, then why are you looking for "the easiest and shortest program"?

And have you considered these two things: If the program is easy, might that handicap you when you get to NCLEX? And, local hospitals DO know and take into consideration the reputation of various schools when they hire nurses. Same is true for any reputable grad school. Don't you want to graduate from a well-respected program?

cnmbfa

Specializes in OB/women's Health, Pharm. Has 40 years experience.

Since almost all nursing programs require you to have mastered and remember your prerequisites (nursing is not like other degrees where you take a course and can forget it), looking for the fastest, easiest can lead you down the path of failure when your RN instructor expects you to remember what you learned in microbiology, sociology, etc. at the mastery level (i.e. no faking it or partial answers).

This is 100% correct. You may not want to hear this, but here goes: There is no easy, fast, simple way to gain the knowledge you need to be a nurse. Nursing requires a high level of knowledge and skill, and a lot of hard work and dedication. If that doesn't appeal to you, go into something less critical.

Think of it this way: Would you want your child to be cared for by nurse with a superficial level of knowledge of A&P? And don't you WANT to have a high level of knowledge? If so, then why are you looking for "the easiest and shortest program"?

And have you considered these two things: If the program is easy, might that handicap you when you get to NCLEX? And, local hospitals DO know and take into consideration the reputation of various schools when they hire nurses. Same is true for any reputable grad school. Don't you want to graduate from a well-respected program?

Probably your community college. Make A's but it's especially important to retain the basics of AP and Maslow's Hierarchy of Need, Freud, Kholberg, Tanner, Piaget, and Erickson from your psych class. Know these and you're good to go :up:

Thank you so much for all of your advice! I was trying to make an application deadline so I have therefore tried to complete evreything quickly.

I suppose I will have to wait till the next year deadline since I now understand why these courses are so vital!

I might be out of the country for awhile so I was wondering if anyone had any online courses they can recommend will be suitable?

Thanks again for all your help!:)

I do not think she meant easiest/fastest, as in classes/programs that have their standards so low they are easy to pass. But the easiest as in most efficent route/pathway. So that she uses her time and resources wisely. I think most of us aspiring to become RN's want to be the best nurse we can be. We all want to succeed and be competent in what we do. I wish I could have more helpful input that would answer your question but currently I am trying to figure this out for myself. I am a single mother of 3 and I am looking into a private school to get my ADN or BSN due to long waitlists/ lottery at community colleges. I heard some students went to like 3-5 different schools just to get their pre-requisites because their school was so impacted they did not have those prereq courses available. I wish you the best!

FolksBtrippin, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health.

You can probably take statistics and developmental psych online. Check your local community college. Statistics is hard if you aren't a math person.

The other courses are lab courses, I dont recommend you take them online if they even exist online.

Good luck