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Is it not possible to get through nursing school with C's in anatomy? I keep reading posts that say you won't make a good nursing student if you dont have an A in the anatomy courses or saying you won't get into a program. Is this true?

I do personally have C's in both courses and did not think of retaking them simply because my program and others I would have applied to require a C average to get in. Since taking those courses I have adjusted my work schedule and changed my study habits. I have no doubt I'll have to work harder than my peers but is it really impossible? Most of the students that have went through this program that I have asked basically told me they reteach you. I am not saying I know nothing but ita been several years since i jave taken ap1 which is why i most likely didnt do as well as I had planned in ap2 as well as switching teachers. I did have a more difficult teacher for ap2 but she was awesome and really made you think. Since I have switched my work schedule and changed my study habits I did get an A in Micro and scored almost perfect on all my exams. I got 1 C on a quiz while i was studying for my pre entrance exam and that was the only C i recieved that semester. I plan on brushing up and refreshing the next 3 weeks before class starts... Just curious as to some opinions... I am a CNA and excelled during that class, all other courses I recieved an A or B. I am determined to make it through...

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It depends on the school you're applying to.

And keep in mind, a minimum score is just a minimum that's required to apply. Try checking the applicant statistics of admitted students if you want to get an idea of the scores you need in order to be accepted.

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I've gotten into the program, I start in August. I was more or less asking if it's really impossible to succeed in the program if you have recieved a C.

I apologize for misreading your post. I think you can succeed but it would take a bit of work considering that A&P is a foundation for nursing. Luckily, you seem to be prepared to put a ton of effort into it.

Best of luck

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Laceyk321 has 1 years experience as a RN.

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You'll do fine. I work in a hospital full time and did while I was completing A&P I and II. I would occasionally discuss topics with the RN's. Even some of the best of them couldn't answer some of the questions I had. My point is you can still be a great nurse without knowing every nook and cranny of human anatomy.

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Nursing school will not "reteach" you A&P. You're expected to understand that material before starting the program so you have a foundation to build on. With that being said, you can still be successful! You might have to spend more time and put more effort into studying than some of your peers, but it is definitely possible. You sound like a motivated student who made some important changes in your study habits. I'm sure you'll do just fine! :)

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I think maybe why they said that is because up until recently (the last two years) both a&p weren't required to start the program and currently only ap1 is a pre req. Ap2 just has to be completed before either 2nd semester or second year, I honestly can't rememeber which since I had no intention on applying/starting until I finished all pre reqs and general req. Courses. So maybe they did go over some material since some students hadn't completed those courses. I am definitely motivated and have turned things around for the better! I think before I had too much on my plate during ap1 i was only taking two classes but i was working two part time jobs and I'm also a mother during ap2 I was working full time and had a new baby and had just went back to work so that was a major adjustment after 4 months off once I changed my work schedule to 3 12 hour shifts i had more time. I can't wait to get right in!

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Is it not possible to get through nursing school with C's in anatomy? I keep reading posts that say you won't make a good nursing student if you dont have an A in the anatomy courses or saying you won't get into a program. Is this true?

I do personally have C's in both courses and did not think of retaking them simply because my program and others I would have applied to require a C average to get in. Since taking those courses I have adjusted my work schedule and changed my study habits. I have no doubt I'll have to work harder than my peers but is it really impossible? Most of the students that have went through this program that I have asked basically told me they reteach you. I am not saying I know nothing but ita been several years since i jave taken ap1 which is why i most likely didnt do as well as I had planned in ap2 as well as switching teachers. I did have a more difficult teacher for ap2 but she was awesome and really made you think. Since I have switched my work schedule and changed my study habits I did get an A in Micro and scored almost perfect on all my exams. I got 1 C on a quiz while i was studying for my pre entrance exam and that was the only C i recieved that semester. I plan on brushing up and refreshing the next 3 weeks before class starts... Just curious as to some opinions... I am a CNA and excelled during that class, all other courses I recieved an A or B. I am determined to make it through...

I have friends currently in nursing school who got straight As in all their prerequisites and others who got a C here and there. I think the thing to always remember is why you are committed to the nursing profession and have this show in your volunteer work, your academic work, and your school work.

Nursing is so much more than just getting certain grades and grades are more than just time management. So many of us are balancing school with jobs, community work, and family so remember your strengths and keep at it!

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Thank you!! I feel so much better about it now! I'm finally okay and more hopeful than i was reading some of the other posts. I was feeling a tad bit defeated before I even started. I have no doubt it'll be overwhelming at first adjusting all 3 kids to my schedule with work and class. Its a challenge trying to fit all that in and pull out great grades. I know its been done so I'm not making excuses. I know I'll be okay, its just a worry some times.

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C0SM0 has 1 years experience.

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I got a C in anatomy & physiology. I'm now going into my 4th, and final, semester of nursing school and I've gotten all A's and B's with the exception of Pathophysiology, which I also got a C. I think A&P is harder than most courses you'll take in nursing school.

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