Has anyone taken 3 science classes together... I plan to do it next semester... Physiology, chemistry and Micro... Please advise if "do-able"....
Aug 30, '02
IMO you are asking for trouble. Physiology, at least, should be taken by itself. Example: due to several "restarts" over the years, I have had to update and take Physiology three times (thank God never again!). I find it highly coincidental, that each time I took this course (at one university and two community colleges) the instructor, taught it at a very intense level. You could not just "memorize" and regurgitate; on exams you had to write well thought-out essays applying the principles taught. I would end up spending most of my time trying to figure out what was the question, much less writing the answer. And I thought I was well-prepared! Ha! Instructors of science classes required in the nursing curriculum also, more than once, revealed that a weeding out process was occurring. In other words, they admitted that they were not holding everybody's hand to make sure of a 100% pass rate. So, based on anecdotal evidence, please do not place yourself at a disadvantage. Also, some programs use GPA for admissions, etc. When you take all these high power classes together, you are asking for less than your best, even if you can manage to pass. And yes, I did notice, on occasion, that peers who strategically planned their course load (i.e. one heavy duty science class at a time) were more likely to be able to "pull that A". Long, and wordy, but I hope you get what I mean. Good luck.
Last edit by caliotter3 on Aug 30, '02
Aug 30, '02
I took Organic Chemistry with A&P II one semester, never mind that i was in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy!!!
Needless to say, I ended up with a C- in Chem and a B- in A&P.
Don't do it if you don't have to.. But if you do, I wish you LOTS OF LUCK!!
P.S I had to repeat Organic Chem to continue to qualify for the LPN program
Last edit by Netty on Aug 30, '02
Aug 30, '02
Oh gosh....I HAVE to take at least 2 science classes a semester if I want to get my prereq's done in two years. Otherwise, my 4 year degree will take about 6 or 7 years.
I guess maybe I'm being too ambitous. I just feel like the best I will ever be able to get is an associate's degree, and I'm not saying that that's BAD, but I always wanted more for myself. Now I just feel like I'm setting myself up to fail.
So that makes me feel depressed, but this makes me feel mad: "weeding" students out before they even get to nursing school
???? ***** I understand it's a hard field, but I thought college was for LEARNING the material and training people. Why can't they just do what they were hired to do and TEACH? If students wanted to be treated that way, they would have gone to boot camp. If they are just going to "weed" everybody out, why don't we just shoot the students that didn't graduate with honors in high school or send them off to run cash registers for minimum wage at Kmart for the rest of their lives?
Last edit by Swiftee on Aug 30, '02