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by daimorales daimorales (New) New

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Hi everyone! My name is Daisy and I just joined allnurses and have a few questions and am hoping to get some help and guidance along the way! I am 20 years old and am an aspiring nurse, I want to go into nursing in the gynecology field. I have two more classes to take to complete all my pre-reqs and be able to transfer, however I had a terrible semester this past spring, I was taking a psych class, micro and anatomy & physiology 2 and it went fine at first but I had some personal things progress throughout the semester and things became tough on me and long story short I ended up failing both classes and I retook anatomy & physiology 2 and managed a B and I am enrolled to retake micro next coming semester so I hope to get an A in that class.

Now my problem here is that I am not sure if any nursing school will still accept me since I had to retake classes, I don't know if I would be wasting my time applying to a nursing school or if there are any other things I could do to increase my chances of getting into a nursing school. Also I have thought of just pursuing a biology degree and after going for nursing school? Not sure if that would be a good idea, I just don't want to end up making a mistake and regretting it later I also don't want to waste time and money as I don't get any financial aid.

Sorry for making this so lengthy I just am really looking for some help! Thank you everyone!

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I'm no expert, but I think you need to look at where you're applying. I would call and literally ask if retaking a class has any effect on acceptance. One school I'm applying to has a point system, but the other one does not. Schools are different. I think education is a powerful and wonderful tool. You can never have too much. So if you want to continue on then go for it. But I always advise researching the necessity of the degree, even if it's personal make sure you're aware. I plan on going as high as I can go. Looking into dual RN bridge programs, where you can earn your BSN and MSN at the same time.

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RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

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I'm not sure what you think getting a biology degree would do for you, but it won't make a difference when it comes to nursing school.

You'll need to contact nursing programs to find out their repeat policies, and consider your overall GPA. I had a semester like that- I took anatomy, physiology (separate classes) and micro all in the same semester while working two jobs. I had to retake them all. I was able to get into a good program and am now a nurse. It's not the end of the world, but you may have to take some classes to cushion your GPA.

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A lot of schools will disregard the first grade (F) and accept the newer grade from the repeat, however, they may dock you points off of your application for any repeats. The good news is that you can usually try to make up the extra points towards admission into the programs in other areas. Just depends on the school.

Good luck, and don't give up!

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