Advice for pre-req coursework for CA schools

  1. Please help me!! If you went to an ADN program in CALIFORNIA and took A&P as a combined course (instead of separately taking Anatomy, then Physiology) did you have luck transferring this? If I want to go for a masters, will I need to take Anatomy and Phys separate or will the combined A&P 1&2 be satisfactory?

    Also, any nurses in California take online pre-req's prior to applying to school? What was your experience like...? I need advice!
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  3. by   smile123
    Quote from vondutchess
    Please help me!! If you went to an ADN program in CALIFORNIA and took A&P as a combined course (instead of separately taking Anatomy, then Physiology) did you have luck transferring this? If I want to go for a masters, will I need to take Anatomy and Phys separate or will the combined A&P 1&2 be satisfactory?

    Also, any nurses in California take online pre-req's prior to applying to school? What was your experience like...? I need advice!
    You can certainly take the combined A&P classes. They offer them at the N.California community colleges, so there's no problem. I did end up taking 3 quarters (or 2 semesters) of A&P. Check with the nursing school you would like to apply to and check out their requirements to be sure. Good luck!
  4. by   The Bob
    I took a lower level A&P prior to taking both full courses (it was AP 50 @ Modesto JC). The lower level wasn't a pre-req and it is non-transferable. But it wasn't a waste of time, either; I got an A out of both classes because I had the primer/brush up.

    Both anatomy and physio were pretty lab intensive courses on their own so you may want to look into whether or not the combined course will equate to the separate courses.
    Last edit by The Bob on Nov 11, '07
  5. by   deann52
    Many schools in the Bay Area (SFSU, SJSU, UCSF, and many others) will not take the combined A&P course. They require you to take anatomy first semester physio the next. Good luck!
  6. by   smile123
    Quote from deann52
    Many schools in the Bay Area (SFSU, SJSU, UCSF, and many others) will not take the combined A&P course. They require you to take anatomy first semester physio the next. Good luck!
    Actually, that's not correct. I took the 3 quarter series of A&P and they accepted it just fine.
  7. by   caliotter3
    You have to check with each school that you are considering. Or, to be on the safe side, take the separate classes. You can't go wrong by taking the separate classes. Good luck with your studies.
  8. by   teenyjo
    Quote from deann52
    Many schools in the Bay Area (SFSU, SJSU, UCSF, and many others) will not take the combined A&P course. They require you to take anatomy first semester physio the next. Good luck!
    I'm not sure about the other schools but I called UCSF when I saw on their website that they do not accept combined A & P courses. They said that is not always true - as long as you take the most rigorous sequence possible they will accept two semesters of combined A & P since they have become aware that this is all that is offered at a lot of community colleges. They just want to make sure you have a solid foundation.

    Also, via a current student who blogs about her experience, their Pathophysiology course is taught during the first quarter in only 10 weeks and she recommended that you take Pathophys ahead of time to get a better grasp.

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