Any nursing or pre-nursing major knows that there’s a few classes that one must first take before being eligible to sign up for a nursing program. In my school it was anatomy, physiology, microbiology, and English 101. Funny part is there are pre-reqs TO TAKE the pre-reqs, but I digress.
What I’m trying to get at is I did okay during my pre-req days. A minimum of 3.0 was required in pre-req courses to sign up for my school’s RN program. I JUST made that GPA. Was I worried? Of course I was. Here I am in a sea of other nursing majors that easily made 4.0’s in their pre-reqs. How would I fare in the actual nursing program?
I am actually making better marks than a majority of my peers who did better than me during pre-req days. I cannot stress enough that the thinking mode between nursing and those biology courses are completely different. Biology can be pretty black and white while you find yourself in the gray matter with nursing.
I’m not saying to do the bare minimum in your pre-reqs, I’m just saying relax. I’m proof that how well you do in those courses will not be a deciding factor on whether you succeed in your nursing program or not.