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Should I retake CHM as a pre-req?!?

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by mm1294 mm1294 (New Member) New Member

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I have a BS in Nutrition and Food Science and have taken Chemistry, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry (ugh), etc. But that was 15 years ago! I am interested in applying to FSCJ in Jacksonville, FL and they do not include your CHM grade in your point calculation for admission. Do you think they would accept my undergrad chemistry classes to fullfil the CHM pre-req given that it was so long ago?

And if they did, should I retake it anyway? How much of the RN program is built upon basic Chemistry? I could always purchase the textbook and review the basics on my own. This would be one less class that I need to complete before I am able to apply to the program, and the grade doesn't count towards my admission points anyway. But... I certainly wouldn't want to compromise my 'foundation' for the actual program!

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I'm actually in the same situation. I took Chem 15 years ago... I just took a grad Statistics class (unrelated to any nursing pursuits) and it relied heavily on Calculus I took 15 years ago. I got an A in the class. I think that kind of gave me the feeling that I could brush up on Chem but it'd really depend on what the school thinks. One of the schools I was looking at explicitly stated that A&P needs to be taken within the last 5 years but they didn't say anything about any of the other classes. I'd definitely ask though before you assume they'll accept it.

Right now, I'm in the process of using OpenCourseware to brush up on Intro Psych which I took 17 years ago :)

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FSCJ requires either chemistry earned within the last five years or adequate score on a chemistry compentancy test as a prereq for the A/P. I think if you remember enough to pass the compentancy that you'll be okay without retaking it.

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