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by Sammygrll Sammygrll (Member)

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So here's a silly question that I just started thinking about reading these threads....

If I take my pre-reqs at the local comm. college here, and I apply for their RN program....does that mean I can ALSO apply at other RN programs? Like other comm. colleges and anywhere else there is?

How do I know if I have to take different pre-reqs...or is that only for BSN? I'll be going for my Assoc.

Thanks!!

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Im sure if you take your pre-reqs at one CC they would be transferable too another, but the best person too ask is right out of the horses mouth. Look up the CC's websites if they have them, make comparisons of the pre-reqs each school requires, call them up and ask if you took the class at X-school if they would accept them.

I think some schools will only consider students who took the pre-reqs at their specific school and not another.

Hope this answers your question

Good Luck

~M

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so here's a silly question that i just started thinking about reading these threads....

if i take my pre-reqs at the local comm. college here, and i apply for their rn program....does that mean i can also apply at other rn programs? like other comm. colleges and anywhere else there is?

how do i know if i have to take different pre-reqs...or is that only for bsn? i'll be going for my assoc.

thanks!!

not to sound cliche but there are no silly questions, we are all at different phases of this and we help each other.

yes you can apply at as many schools as you wish, but the first thing you need to do is decide what those schools will be and find out what they require and how their application processes work. your best off first finding the school then attending the nursing workshop or talking to an advisor to get correct information.

nursing program search - discover nursing

this link has all the different programs you can search by state.

hope it helps, good luck to you.

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There are several nrsg programs in the area where my daughter lives. She is taking prereqs for the RN program and is almost finished. She has met with advisors and found out the requirements that are unique to each school as well as the common classes that are accepted at each. She also has used the college websites to keep current with this info. She is taking each of the unique courses along with prereqs for the BSN programs while she waits to get into the position to apply to programs. Her take on taking the extra "unique" classes is that they will count in the long run for her BSN even if she doesn't attend the school for which they are required.

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So here's a silly question that I just started thinking about reading these threads....

If I take my pre-reqs at the local comm. college here, and I apply for their RN program....does that mean I can ALSO apply at other RN programs? Like other comm. colleges and anywhere else there is?

How do I know if I have to take different pre-reqs...or is that only for BSN? I'll be going for my Assoc.

Thanks!!

Yes you can definitely apply to multiple programs. Check them out online first to see if there are different pre-reqs. As long as you stay in an ADN program within the same state, the pre-reqs should not differ.

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I would check at the Web Sites of the Nursing programs you want to apply to before making any decisions regarding what you need to take. You could also call or go see an academic advisor over the nursing program at each school.

I live in Dallas, and here we have DCCCD (Dallas County Community College). In the one district of DCCCD there are several different community colleges and some have a nursing program, and some do not. The ones who do all have different criteria even through they are in the same Community College District. For example at El Centro you need College algebra, and at Brookhaven you need Chemistry instead. I made a notebook of the colleges I wanted to apply to, and listed everything I needed to take, and how they based their point system, and I check back regularly in case they make changes. I didnt do this until I was about half way done with my pre reqs, but I think if I would have known more, and done this at the beginning making a clear plan it would have saved me a lot of time.

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Our advisor has boxes outside of her office that show all the local colleges and the list of requirements as well as a list of classes that are transferable to these schools. Ask your advisor, ask many questions, that's what they are there for. They can be a wealth of knowledge, but they can't read your mind, you must let them know your academic goal before they can set you on the path. I didn't ask enough questions my first year and ended up taking classes I didn't need, pigeon-holing me into 1 school that's over an hour away. And as always, never be afraid to ask questions here because there is almost always someone here to offer advice and support. No question is stupid.:typing

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I took all of my pre-req's at my local cc and applied at a completely different other cc and everything was transferable. BUT, as others said, check out the other schools pre-req's too. There are some cc who want chemistry as a pre-req and others who sub chem for medical micro, and some who want both...it varies. Call those colleges and ask to be mailed the requirements if they don't have the info online. GL!

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Those are all such great ideas! I actually did browse through some other CC and their RN program....

I will deff call a few of them and find out what I need...

Thanks for the ideas!

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not to sound cliche but there are no silly questions, we are all at different phases of this and we help each other.

yes you can apply at as many schools as you wish, but the first thing you need to do is decide what those schools will be and find out what they require and how their application processes work. your best off first finding the school then attending the nursing workshop or talking to an advisor to get correct information.

nursing program search - discover nursing

this link has all the different programs you can search by state.

hope it helps, good luck to you.

i've found a similar site, and i hope it helps you on your way through the admissions process. here it is: http://www.nursingprograms.com/.

good luck!!!

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