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Would you take class over if you made a "C"

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Don't know what happened but I'm only making a C average in A&P II (made B in A&P I)....so my question is:

Should I go on and take Microbiology (last of my pre-reqs) next semester or retake A&P II? The NS will accept a C as a minimum grade but not sure if I should retake it for a better understanding of the physiology part of anatomy.

Your advice is appreciated.

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I'd study A&P on my own time to get a better understanding. We always joke, C=RN. Seriously though, if you think you need to be in a class to learn it, maybe it's best to retake it, but personally, I wouldn't want to spend time in the class again if I didn't have to.

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HeartsOpenWide is a RN and specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

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Do you feel you understand the material well with your C grade? anatomy and physio are very important to understand for success in nursing school. You have to know how things work normally to understand pathophys and how to treat.

Sure C=RN but it does not = MSN or DNP/PhD

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Prettyladie specializes in Emergency.

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i made a C in AP and Chemistry. i understood the material. but i still retook them and got As in both just for purposes of applying.

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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If you don't need a better grade to get into your nursing and you at least have a basic grasp on the material I wouldn't. I got a C in A&P 1 and 2 but got a B (only a few points out of 1000 shy of an A) In Micro and Have a high B so far in Pathophysiology. This summer before I start nursing school I plan on refreshing up on a few things A&P related.

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9livesRN has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in SNU/SNF/MedSurg, SPCU Ortho/Neuro/Spine.

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dont worry about a c, (well worry about it if your course is too competitive bt if not...) you will become friends of a C when the real classes start!

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BellasMommyOBRN specializes in Maternity.

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i personally would continue on and do the best i can for the rest of the semester, with plans to move onto microbiology. if you end up with a "c" in a&p 2, apply anyway. if you don't get in, you know what you need to improve to make yourself more competitive.

 

like others have said, no sense in taking it over again if you dont have to.

 

good luck!!

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~Mi Vida Loca~RN has 6 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Emergency Dept. Trauma. Pediatrics.

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My school wasn't competitive so I didn't have to worry about it. But if that C was the difference between me getting in or not than I for sure would have retaken in. My school was done by wait list for anyone that met the requirements, but they are implementing a competitive system over the next 2 years. Thankfully it won't effect me since I got my acceptance. Just double check that it won't effect you applying :)

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HeartsOpenWide is a RN and specializes in Ante-Intra-Postpartum, Post Gyne.

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dont worry about a c, (well worry about it if your course is too competitive bt if not...) you will become friends of a C when the real classes start!

Don't allow some one to lower their standards. I thought this was going to happen to me too, but I actually continued to have As and Bs in nursing school and even raised my GPA; of course I worked by butt of for it, then again I am going on for my masters...but I still would not allow myself not to work my tail off, its just in my nature

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suanna has 30 years experience and specializes in Post Anesthesia.

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With the cost of credit hours these days there is no way I would take it over unless you need a better average in your sciences to get accepted. Just because the school accepts "c"s into the program dosen't mean they don't count against you. Only if it puts you lower on the list I would consider retaking. Do you have a student advisor who is knowledgeable about how the C of N weighs the prereqs? That would be your best bet in deciding your next move.

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