More advice would be appreciated here. I need to take at least the following pre-reqs, just to apply to a nursing school
Ant and Phy I and II w/lab -- 8 cred
Micro w/lab -- 4 cred
Chem w/lab -- 4 cred
Nutrition -- 3 cred
Pysch Growth and Devel. * -- 3 cred
Stats* -- 3 cred
* still waiting on college transcript review to see if they can transfer
One nursing school also requires for its pre-reqs:
Ethics -- 3 cred
And since I may also head back to TX and go to school there, I'll also need:
US History -- 6 credits
US and Texas Gov -- 6 credit
I think maybe one of my history courses might transfer here.
I'm really not sure why I need history and Texas Government courses. The only thing that comes to mind is that they plan on declaring independence and they want nurses to run the newly formed administration!
So my question is, oh most knowledgeable forumites, is how should I set up my schedule to take these classes? Is there a certain order I should take them (does Micro help in Anat and Phys, for example and I should take that first?). I want to get these courses over and done with, but not at the expense of overloading myself (its been a while since I've stepped into a classroom).
I *may* work part time or volunteer at a hospital, but thats not a given at this time. I'm pretty sure that most of these classes are offered all year round at my community college. I'm most concerned about getting the basics finished and figure I can just take the 'extra' required courses (History) as an add on any semester I have room, or take one more semester to wrap those up.
Dec 10, '02
This just my opinion, but I would take Chem before A&P. I did it the other way around and I would have understood more in A&P had I taken Chem first. As for Micro, I took that class last and had no problems with it, in fact I really enjoyed it.
As for Stats, I would take that during a semester with a light load. I love math and usually do really well and I did well in Stats, but it was very time comsuming for me and thankfully I took it during the semester before I started my nursing courses and had already gotten my pre-reqs out of the way. Stats wasn't required for my nursing degree but I picked up an AA before nursing classes started. I'm hoping that AA will help me cut down on the time it will take me to get my BSN.
Good luck with your classes and your move.
Last edit by BMS4 on Dec 10, '02