I just finished a bachelor's in political science, and I decided to join my wife in starting nursing school
. She, being the smart woman that she is, has already taken anatomy, physiology, and microbiology. I however, have not had any of these since they don't involve dead presidents or elections. So, I'm taking A&P 1 along with my nursing and other classes. I'm also going to continue working my current job, as it pays very well, ($14/hour) and if I had to quit, we both would be walking to school, and/or suffering from malnutrition. Here is what our week is going to be like.
Nursing 160 Lecture
BREAK from 9:55-12:20
(most likely spent studying)
Speech 204 lecture (communication for workplace)
at home studying
Home to study
Nursing 163 Lecture
A&P 1 Lecture
At home (studying)
Home at 7:15 to study
No school, Study all day, then work from 3:30-7:00pm
Speech 204 Lab (who knows what you do in a speech lab for 2 hours)
A&P 1 Lecture
A&P 1 Lab
Home. I get one day a week off, because I have to work every saturday.
Nursing 160 Lab
after this, we're probably gonna be studying or relaxing.
If sundays are at all like they were when I was getting my bachelor's, they will be spent going to church, then getting out, and studying till late that night for some killer exam that a masochist professor wants to give bright and early monday morning. If not, then we'll be studying some, and relaxing alot.
Oh, and I'm taking a statistics class (3 hours), and a health calculations class (1 hour) online. If I have to, I can drop the statistics class, and still have 12 credit hours left. Also, if things get way too hairy at school, I can drop my work week from 3:30-7pm to 5:00-7pm. This would be a last resort move, though.
My wife has exactly the same schedule as I do this semester. Thankfully, she is taking A&P for audit with me, so she won't have to worry about tests, and can still help me figure it out.
My question is, is this doable? I just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew.
OH, another thing, we don't have any kids, other than a very large cat, so we can devote most of our time to studying.
Jul 14, '02
Yes, 7pm. I'll correct it.
I personally believe I can do it, but some people i've talked to questioned taking nursing classes at the same time as A&P. This is why I asked.
Thanks for the insight
Last edit by Zohar on Jul 14, '02