First post here - I am relocating back home next month, which is in Richmond. I have decided to go to school to become an RN, and would like to start as soon as possible, however I have a few questions I hope to get answered:
Prerequisites....your Algebra, Chemistry, etcetera....I assume these need to be completed before applying to any Nursing schools? Do any Nursing schools offer these before hand? After I graduated high school back in 2001, I went to about a weeks worth of classes at Thomas Nelson Community College in Newport News, through the nursing program at Riverside Hospital and my prerequisites were scheduled first, then once they were completed I would start the RN program. (Unfortunately, I dropped out a few weeks later.)
A few of the schools I've been looking into (Bon Secours/J. Sargeant Reynolds, VCU) all seem to require the pre-requisites to be taken during high school, and that there are different types of qualifications to meet in order to be accepted. Are there any schools in the Richmond area where I can maybe take my pre-reqs online, then apply to the Nursing program? How does this stuff work?
I am moving back to Richmond from Chicago next month, and I would much prefer to get my pre-reqs done online, that way I can work as much as possible before starting nursing school.
I hope this makes sense, and if not, just kick me. Thank you!