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PLEASE HELP! I AM STRESSED TO THE MAX!! How long do Prerequisites last?

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should I give up? I really want to be a Nurse Anesthetist!

  1. 1. should I give up? I really want to be a Nurse Anesthetist!

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    • Absolutely NOT
    • YES! You'll be too old by the time you finish the Nurse anesthetist program!
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I wanted to know how long prerequisites for nursing school lasts. Do they expire EXACTLY at the 5 year mark? Or do some nursing schools give you leeway? I took chemistry back in spring of 2013. I had stopped going to school due to child care reasons. I took chemistry TWICE!! BARELY passing. I got a C+. So, summer of 2016 I finally told myself that it was time for me to go back to school to better myself so my child and I could have a good life. So now it's Fall 2016 and I am literally failing AP1( a C- is failing because NO nursing school will accept that). It is so hard I don't know what to do. I've been studying but I guess not good enough. For my first exam I focused more on lab and not lecture part. For my second exam I focused more on lecture and not lab. My average is a C- and I have ONE Exam left. I doubt that I can raise that to a B with having only one exam left. Even if I got an A on the last exam. I'm so frustrated! I know that I'm gonna have to take AP1 again. I'm honestly really worried about having to take chem over. It expires I'm guessing spring '18. Worse case scenario, if I have to AP1 over again which would be spring '17 I would have to take AP2 in the fall '17 and then micro in spring of '18(when my chemistry expires I'm guessing) would nursing school not accept me for fall of 2018?

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This is going to get moved to the student forum I'm assuming.

I'm laughing at your poll choices...how do we know how old you are?? I will be 37 when I graduate nursing school.

Only the school you are applying to can tell you when prerequisites expire. This is highly dependent on the school! There is someone over in the student forum who took all her prereqs in 2007 I think and she says her school doesn't care.

A&P is HARD. So is chemistry. I got into nursing school with a C in A&P 1 ( did get a B in 2nd semester) and a C+ in Organic Chemistry. What is your GPA? What saved me is by killing the entrance exam (HESI). I'm doing much better in nursing school, all As and Bs so far. For any C- I'm sure you will have to retake.

You can do this, you just have to find out what you are doing wrong in regards to studying. A&P is mostly about memorizing, especially the "A" part. Have you meet with the instructors or TAs? Other classmates to study with?

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Haha Oh gosh! I'm sorry. I'm 24 I'll be 25 New Year's Day. My class is full of moms who work and just don't have time. And my professor is always out the door 5 minutes before class ends. I feel that she doesn't care to stay after class especially bc I have a night class mondays 5:00pm- 6:25pm(lecture) then lab 6:30-9:25. On Wednesdays it's 5:00-6:25. That's the only class I'm taking because they only classes I need are AP1, AP2, and Microbiology. My GPA is a 2.6 . The only school closest to me that will take chem past the 5 year mark is Norwalk community college.(I'm from Connecticut)

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Yeah you are going to have to replace those Cs. A 2.6 likely doesn't even meet the minimum GPA requirements to apply to nursing school.

You aren't too old if this is really what you want to do.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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This is going to get moved to the student forum I'm assuming.
Yep...moved to the Pre-Nursing Student forum for more replies.

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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PPs are offering great information and advice. Nursing is a health science profession. The success of our nursing practice depends upon our ability to apply some fairly complex concepts. In order to get there, we first have to achieve a proficiency in the basic sciences, especially A & P. Without that, there is no hope of making it through the clinical portion of the cumulative nursing curriculum. Based on your comments, it seems as though you already understand this. The rationale behind course expiration is twofold: 1) over time, your recollection of the content will fade if you haven't used it, and 2) knowledge is continually changing (especially for A & P).

But I just wanted to add that CRNA is THE MOST "sciencey" nursing specialty... getting there requires a very high level of mastery, stellar GPA & Critical Care nursing experience. If you're already having difficulty with the basics, maybe you should consider another end goal. There are other practice areas that may be more achievable.

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It depends on your school entirely. Most schools use the 5 year mark, some 10. My school doesn't care how long ago you took it, but they expect you to be able to recall the information necessary to be successful.

So, ask your prospective school(s).

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Haha Oh gosh! I'm sorry. I'm 24 I'll be 25 New Year's Day. My class is full of moms who work and just don't have time. And my professor is always out the door 5 minutes before class ends. I feel that she doesn't care to stay after class especially bc I have a night class mondays 5:00pm- 6:25pm(lecture) then lab 6:30-9:25. On Wednesdays it's 5:00-6:25. That's the only class I'm taking because they only classes I need are AP1, AP2, and Microbiology. My GPA is a 2.6 . The only school closest to me that will take chem past the 5 year mark is Norwalk community college.(I'm from Connecticut)

Honestly, I'd be more worried about your GPA being competitive at this point.

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There is no expiration date for those classes at the CC I plan on attending for nursing. I made all A's in the two A&P classes I took back in 2005/2006 so I am not going to take those again since I made such good grades. Now I will start studying A&P again, but through a free online course that is offered.

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You're not even an RN yet, much less even close to passing your BSN and NCLEX and getting the several (maybe many) years of experience you'll need to be even mildly competitive for CRNA school admission. Horse before the cart, here. This is a long, long process. "Really, really wanting" it isn't gonna work; hope is not a plan. You may have to take those courses over again and fergawdsakes, ace them.

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At the program I'm in you'd be on thin ice. You can only retake 2 science classes. You'd have zero wiggle room and really need to step it up to be competitive.

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Well I only need a 2.7 to get in to the nursing program.

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