**Long Sigh**

  1. We received grades. I got a C in Physiology lab, I knew it was going to happen because I've been having a lot of personal issues that made it very difficult to study and do well on tests.
    Should I retake this as soon as possible? The program I'm entering isn't as competitive as the other ones I hear about, but I want to go on to get my BA and eventually on to PA school. A "C" is a definate no no . . . am I right?
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  3. by   neb4882
    In my opinion a grade of C maybe acceptable at most schools , but its not a competitve grade. I would take the class over. I am in the same situation and I have to retake my A&P1 class over this summer for a better grade . Even if your school isnt competitive , you want to a good gpa just in case you have to apply to another school. Hope that helps.
  4. by   dvas00
    Some schools don't allow you to take classes over in which you recieve a C (which I just don't understand!!). I hope yours does. Best of luck to you!
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    Take a deep breath and move on to the next course. One C does not destroy your chances for acceptance into a 4 year program.
  6. by   chococroissant
    Heya ethnic beauty! It depends on the program you're applying to. Some base it on the GPA in pre-reqs, some on the total GPA... some consider both! MOst programs require a "C" or better. Some even take in to consideration how well you progress. Better check it with your school! Good luck and I wish you all the best!
  7. by   libragirl
    Be careful, when taking a class over that is less than 7 years old. At my school you lose points on your application, if you take a required class over within the 7 year time frame.. Best of luck!!!!!! Just go talk to an advisor and confirm this at your school.
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    i ran into another type of road block. i recently found out that certain schools i am interested in wont take you as a student if you took certain classes more than three times... i'm automatically out of several top schools in my area cause ive taken algebra 5 times . so very sad...
  9. by   MB37
    Was the C in lab only? So it's only one credit? A lot of schools won't replace your grades, they'll just average them, and other schools will but only up to a maximum number of retakes throughout your tenure at the school. At my school we can only retake 2 classes ever, and I wouldn't want to waste one on a 1 credit course...can you talk to a nursing advisor and see what they recommend?
  10. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Be careful, when taking a class over that is less than 7 years old. At my school you lose points on your application, if you take a required class over within the 7 year time frame.. Best of luck!!!!!! Just go talk to an advisor and confirm this at your school.
    Libragirl is correct about our school. What they do is average your 2 grades together and then take 5 points off of your application points. Say you got a C, retook and got an A, they give you a B and then take 5 points off. Which is a real bummer. But...there is life after a C. I made a C in my Intro to A&P and will start NS in August. Just check with your advisor and see what they do at your school.

    Good luck, get past it and go on to do your best. You will get there!
  11. by   Cherish
    I made a C in my A & P 1 class and was accepted to another nursing school that wasn't affiliated with the school. They took this grade and had no problem. No one made an A in that class and the instructor was very hard and difficult. Minimum grade for an A was a 93 and I was 1 pt away from getting a B. Some schools will accept C's as long as your gpa is great. If you get an A in physiology I think your school will see improvement. Personally I think physiology matters most than anatomy the fact that you know what the body functions are and how everything relates compared to just memorizing bones and muscles.

    See if taking the class over will hurt you or not. But I think you should just go onto physiology you may enjoy the class better than anatomy. I know I am it justs makes more sense than anatomy.

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