Pathophysiology as a pre-req?

  1. Hey all...are any of you required or "recommended" to take patho as a pre-req?
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  3. by   yedwards42
    It's required for the program I applied (Sammuel Merritt University - ABSN program). For some programs, it's not a prerequisite as it's likely a class during the program.
  4. by   WoundedBird
    It was required for Metro State in Denver and we were able to take it online. As crazy as it sounds, it wasn't as daunting as I was expecting.
  5. by   Compassion_x
    It's not a ore-req in my program. Once you get accepted there are 2 med surg classes in the second semester which are pretty much pathophys classes.
  6. by   zoe92
    I applied to Salisbury university in Maryland and they require it.
  7. by   i♥words
    For me it is a required prerequisite.
  8. by   Graduation2016
    In my BSN program patho is one if the first 3 nursing core classes along with pharmacology and fundamentals. We will see in the fall! Eekk!!!
  9. by   cass1320
    My ABSN program required it as a pre-req even though pathophys is covered in both chronic care and acute care. It's been REALLY helpful so far and the class itself wasn't as bad as I though it would be.
  10. by   SopranoKris
    For the ASN, it is not required. However, the BSN program requires it, so I'm going to take it in between semesters if I get accepted to the ASN program.
  11. by   mmh2
    Patho is a pre req at my school. It's somewhat of a "weeder" class. Requires the use of critical thinking skills. Tough class, the exam questions were insane. The mechanism of the disease process was emphasized heavily as was "creating" drugs to treat diseases. I bombed the first exam but rallied and passed with a B. Whew!
  12. by   Mandy0728
    One university here requires it as a pre req, but all the other schools in my town have it as a nursing course in the first semester of nursing classes.
  13. by   ixchel
    My school required it. I wish they required pharm as well. I'm in my second semester of a BSN program and I am so glad that what we are talking about is stuff I've already heard of before.