A&P2 and Micro together?

  1. Just a quick question. For Fall 04, I am registered to take Nutrition, Lab for A&P1,
    and A&P 2 lecture. I am considering adding on Micro. I am prepared to be extremely
    busy studying and all, but do you think it is doable? I am applying for Spring 05 admittance
    and Micro will be the only thing I have left to do. I guess I could always wait and take it in
    the Summer 05 semester. What would you do?

    Deb
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   Havin' A Party!
    Sounds cool if you're not working full-time.

    If you are, then you may wanna consider bagging off either Micro or A & P II.

    Good luck!
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from alexillytom
    Just a quick question. For Fall 04, I am registered to take Nutrition, Lab for A&P1,
    and A&P 2 lecture. I am considering adding on Micro. I am prepared to be extremely
    busy studying and all, but do you think it is doable? I am applying for Spring 05 admittance
    and Micro will be the only thing I have left to do. I guess I could always wait and take it in
    the Summer 05 semester. What would you do?

    Deb
    Sounds fine. you shouldn't have any problem, unless you are working full-time.

    Good luck with your schooling........................
  5. by   alexillytom
    Quote from LarryG
    Sounds cool if you're not working full-time.

    If you are, then you may wanna consider bagging off either Micro or A & P II.

    Good luck!
    Thanks Larry,

    Nope. I do work full-time. I also have 3 kids, a husband, a dog, and fish. I guess I was being over ambitious, huh? I have never even looked at a Micro book, so I am not sure
    how much work is involved in it. I just finished up A&P1 with a B (if I could have mustered up enough courage to take the final, I could have possibly, maybe gotten an A)

    Would you recommend (sp?) taking Micro in a shortened summer semester? If I get that blessed piece of paper telling me that I got in, I really don't want to take any classes with the Nursing classes.
  6. by   meandragonbrett
    I work fulltime and I just finished up micro, A&P II, sociology, and an English class. It WAS tough to keep up and to keep ahead, but it is doable. It's all in where your priorities are. But with having a family and a household to run, it will probably be a bit more difficult.
  7. by   bbear
    I am starting my graduate NP program this fall (as a direct entry student) and I am currently taking Anatomy, Physiology, and Microbiology concurrently. I was a little concerned going into the semester that I might be overloading myself, especially considering that I would have 3 separate labs to contend with. But it has been a painfree journey thus far and, in fact, there has been a lot more cross-over in material than I anticipated (i.e. all 3 courses deal with cell structure & function, osmosis, ions, etc.). When you learn the same thing through 3 different courses at the same time, it not only makes the tests easier but I think the information is also more likely to "stick."

    Just my 2 cents.
  8. by   bbear
    I guess I should also add this:

    I have 6 children, my wife is also a full-time student, and we have a dog and 2 cats. LOL

    I really think it probably comes down to the instructor. If you get a reasonable instructor that understands that you are only going to retain so much of the information you learn in the class and they therefore only cover the "most important" topics, then you should be okay. However, if you get one of those instructors that is a self-appointed messiah who think he's doing society a favor by weeding out the unworthy ones (by spending an entire semester on nothing but the Kreb's cycle--yeah, that was a painful experience), drop the course early. You might try talking to some other students to find out what to expect. But be sure to talk to people whose opinions you can trust. There are always people that will say, "this course is soooo hard," when the real problem is that they're "soooo lazy" and want a grade handed to them. There are also those rocket scientists with a photographic memory who think the course was too easy. I hate them most of all. LOL Just make sure you have a good grip on the academic abilities of the person giving you the opinion.
  9. by   luckyladyore
    I wouldnt take all those sciences together maybe 2 but not Nut, AP , and Micro unless you have ZERO responsibilities! ITs all MAJOR courses and you need at least a B avg in all.
  10. by   EMTtoRN
    Quote from alexillytom
    Just a quick question. For Fall 04, I am registered to take Nutrition, Lab for A&P1,
    and A&P 2 lecture. I am considering adding on Micro. I am prepared to be extremely
    busy studying and all, but do you think it is doable? I am applying for Spring 05 admittance
    and Micro will be the only thing I have left to do. I guess I could always wait and take it in
    the Summer 05 semester. What would you do?

    Deb
    If you get through it let me know I have to take A&P 2 and micro in the spring
  11. by   Cherish
    If you want to know info. on what type of instructor you will be having, most schools have books by the students who grade the instructors and give info. about the instructors teaching methods. I know my school has one of these books and they are available at the bookstore for less than $5. Its good info. if your a little apprehensive about going back to school, or about a course that you may think you have trouble with. Good luck!
  12. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from alexillytom
    Thanks Larry... I do work full-time.... also have 3 kids, a husband, a dog, and fish. ... never even looked at a Micro book...

    Would you recommend (sp?) taking Micro in a shortened summer semester? If I get that blessed piece of paper telling me that I got in, I really don't want to take any classes with the Nursing classes.
    Yup, summer Micro should work out better. Will give you a much more reasonable shot at completing any papers and other outside-the-classroom work that'll likely be assigned in all the courses. Plus, I'm sure you won't wanna miss essential time / family events with the kiddies and hubby (fuhgettabout the fish and doggie! ).

    Excellent idea to wrap up the non-nursing stuff before you hit the program!
  13. by   Havin' A Party!
    Quote from bbear
    I guess I should also add this: I have 6 children, my wife is also a full-time student, and we have a dog and 2 cats. LOL...
    Wow, Bear!

    I'm impressed!
  14. by   meesa214
    I took A&P2 w/ lab and Micro w/lab together while working full time. I have to tell you, it was a little difficult, and I wouldn't recommend it if there's another option, but it's definitely doable. Now I would NEVER take another class on top of that, no matter what it was. I got out with high B's in each class (like 88-89%) but I'm disappointed I didn't get the A's that I'm used to.

    Good luck.

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