Ok, I was probably too vague in my original post:
The college is not making me retake anything because it's too old, nor is the nursing program. This college has a non-competitive nursing program, which is one of the reasons I selected the school...it's BSN program is new...they graduated their first class this past May and for this Fall out of 20 slots available, they only have 14 filled. The have had a BSN completion since the late 90's. The hospitals pay extremely poorly here and that is probably one of the reasons why the program is not that popular. People in this area don't seem to want to move.
My goal is to get in for Fall 2007.
As far as my courseload...this is an economic decision, not "impress the admissions committee" decision. I am not going to be working because NONE of the nursing schools in my hometown of Charlotte, NC offer pre-req's in the evening, and I can't pay my bills (food, electric, etc) by working part-time, so I and my daughter have moved in with my father in Coeburn, VA so I can not work for 3 years while I finish this. It would take me 5 to 6 years to complete this program if I only took a couple of classes a semester to make sure I got A's in everything. I simply, do not have that kind of time or financial resources. Three years is pushing it.
The college I am signing up for is the only 4 year college within a 2 hour radius of where I can live for free...it's also the college where everyone applies when they can't get in anywhere else...so they are definately not asking me to "meet their standards'...colleges are a business, and they have a HUGE financial incentive to make you retake as much as possible..and in my case it's about 4 additional courses that have nothing to do with the nursing major or nursing pre-reqs
I looked at 6 other colleges for their nursing programs before moving here and other than NURSING pre-req's...none of them made you take things like a foreign language, economics or silly stuff that has nothing to do with nursing when you already have a degree. If it falls under the catagory of "general education" they consider it already completed.
I was just wondering if anyone else had run into anything like that because I have never seen it before.
I already took them my transcripts and course descriptions. The silliest example is that I took a Probability and Stats course for my BS degree through the Psychology department but even though the course description reads line for line the same, they are making me retake it because the MATH department didn't teach the class, even though they admitted that the material is probably going to be identical.