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This is a discussion on In regards to pre-req's, should I take two Psychology classes in the summer? in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... :redbeatheHere goes :)...I want to take 3 pre-req classes in the summer at a CC. I will be taking...by AspiringRNofLove May 23, '11Here goes ...I want to take 3 pre-req classes in the summer at a CC. I will be taking Intro. to Sociology, Intro. to Psychology and Psychology: Lifespan Development. :heartbeat Do you guys think it would be hard to take the two Psychology courses together? OR should I take one in the summer and the other in the Fall? Since I'm currently not working and focusing completely on school I'd like to fill up the semsters with classes I need to get my pre-req's finished. I'm also thinking about throwing in a Medical Terminology class...Is Medical Terminology fairly easy? Let me know what you all think! I appreciate all answers :redpinkhe
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- May 23, '11 by rumwynnieRNI don't know what the school or classs is like, but I've taken 3 upper-level psych classes in one semester. If you can handle it, and you've had a good background in psych before, it shouldn't be a problem. However, if this is the first time you're taking any of them, take out the lifespan development. A lot of it is a repeat of intro to psych, and it'll be easier after you take psych.
- May 23, '11 by casiA lot of schools discourage students from taking that many summer courses. Summer courses tend to be very intense due to time constraints.
Since you aren't working it might be very doable to do.
- May 23, '11 by FrogKissingNursei wouldn't take more than 2 classes at a time during summer school. remeber these are very condensed classes. you are learning about a weeks worth of information each day. also medical terminology is a lot to take on. it requires memorization. i told it in a normal semester and we learned about 75 words a week. had class 2x a week. the first day we learned the words the next day we got tested on them. i wouldn't recommend that as a summer school class unless it was the only one you were going to take. if you need to get all these classes done over the summer i'd recommend doing more than 1 summer session... good luck!
- May 23, '11 by mkjhHow long is your summer semester? Here it is the same length as a regular semsester, or you can do two minimesters.
I'd take the two psych classes together. Some content will overlap. (I majored in psych though, so I was taking 4-5 classes together)
Med term isn't hard, but LOTS of memorization. It depends on if you've been in the medical field before as to how intently you'll have to study.
- May 23, '11 by janee214I think its a good idea. Most of the information in all three of the classes tend to over lap. Just be prepared for tons of homework and tests that could likely be all in the same week (or day if your really unlucky). If you think you can handle all of that then I'd say go for it. Save the med terms for later and double check if you even need that course as a pre - req. I graduated with a BSN 2 years ago and didnt need that class.
- May 23, '11 by lrlatIf you are intent on taking 2 ..I would take Life Span and psych...leave Sociology for Fall. I have had all 3 and can warn you it is going to be ALOT of reading. But those 2 are similar. Sociology has completely different theories though, that is why I would seperate.
- May 23, '11 by MsasadaI would say to do them separate. I am at ccbc and i took psych 101 and 103 separately and im glad I did. There is alot in human growth and development that you learned in introduction that will help you along the way. Do Psych and Sociology, then in the fall take human growth and development.
- May 23, '11 by jesskiddingPsych classes were some of the easiest class I have taken. I think you will be fine taking them together. I would, however, wait and take Sociology in the fall. Sociology is completely different (I hated Sociology) from pyschology. I would also wait on Med-Terminology until the fall because there are a LOT of terms to learn and I can't imagine learning them all within a shortened summer class.
Make sure you don't give yourself to much to do. You want to keep your GPA up!
- May 23, '11 by noahsmamaI think you'll be fine taking all three at once, if you have good study habits. Psych and sociology are pretty easy if you're good at memorization -- I actually tested out of Sociology without ever taking a class in it (the nursing school I went to was willing to accept a CLEP exam in lieu of the actual class).
I would skip the medical terminology class unless you know for sure that the nursing school(s) to which you're planning to apply require it -- most don't. You'll pick up the terminology along the way. I do recommend purchasing a good medical dictionary -- I have Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, and recommend it.