Micro, A&P2, and Nutrition in a 12-week Summer semester?

  1. Hello,
    I am wanting some opinions on taking Micro, A&P2, and Nutrition in a single 12 week summer semester? Is it feasible to take all three classes and still earn a decent grade? I will be working a couple nights a week at a resteraunt. I want to take them all, so that If I start Nursing school in the Fall, I will only have Nursing classes. I took A&P1, by its self last fall while working full time and did very well. I am nervous about taking 11 hours of classes though in just a 12 week semester? What do you think?
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  3. by   Kat2012
    I will tell you that Micro is really different than any of the other sciences, and IMO - the MOST beneficial!! It really blew my mind. It was a class that required lots of time and work. I'm not sure I would attempt A&P II with it!! That's just a LOT of science. The good news is - a lot of the same material is covered in both (immunology, etc) but -- it's just a LOT of information. Good luck!
  4. by   Saysfaa
    One way to look at it, is summer classes are the same amount of material in half the calendar days. So, that would be 22 credits of science classes, and Micro and A/P are notorious for the amount of material they cover. I'm sure there are a few people who could do it even if they were not working. I highly doubt there are many. Sorry, I know that is not what you want to hear.
  5. by   computer101
    Microbiology + A&P ll = .. I wouldn't recommend taking these 2 classes in one semester! If you plan to ONLY study and not use your time for partying or anything else besides studying, then maybe you can pull it off. It's not impossible. You just have to devote lots of time and effort into your classes.
  6. by   nneokill175
    i took microbio and ap2 in the summer, and they overlapped for 4 weeks. yes it was hard due to memorization in such short amount of time
    nursing was harder but due to combination of memorization and actual understandings.
    but because i did these 2 summer classes, i got into my nursing program earlier than expected.
    do what you need to do, and good luck.

    i will be a nursing graduate of May, 2011
  7. by   Snoopy26
    I wouldn't do it. I only have my personal experience to go on, but I entered nursing school with a 3.85 GPA and will exit with something like a 3.25 in August - still good enough to get into a BSN program. Your entering GPA is important if you want to keep going. I wish I just went the BSN route in retrospect.
  8. by   ajkstief
    Noel Did you take a&pII and micro in the summer? how was it? I am also interested in doing the same courses this summer at TCC se campus.
  9. by   Blue Cat
    I took A&PI as a summer course. I would suggest doing the nutrition and one of the sciences, but honestly, I don't think all 3 classes would be do-able. I would probably take the A&P and nutrition, then the micro alone.
  10. by   SPJJMommy
    I took APII as a 12 week summer course, and took psychology during the first 6 weeks and microbiology during the last 6 weeks (they were both summer quick term courses). I stay at home with two small babies... it was tough, doable for me. I got B-pluses in all three. Good luck to you!
  11. by   ajkstief
    You have just given me a ray of hope!! How did you make sure you were registered for those summer classes? I registered on 11/15 the day of registration and barely got into the classes for the spring.
  12. by   bhanson
    I took Microbiology and A&P II last summer and found it very easy. During a normal semester I've been taking 4 classes (12-16 credits) while working 3 12 hour shifts a week. I find that to be harder than last summer because I cut my hours down to 2 12 hour shifts a week. This extra day gave me PLENTY of time to do all of my work and I actually had quite a bit of free time.

    I finished Microbiology with a 97 and A&P II with a 100. I studied for about 20 hours a week.

    I was hesitant to take any additional classes because I wanted to guarantee my As, but it turns out that fear was false.

    Interesting fact: In order to be eligible for full-time financial aid at my school you have to take 12 credits during summer. Anything less is considered part time and in my experience that seems about right.
  13. by   ajkstief
    bhanson, Good to know! Where are you going to school? BTW great job on your grades!
  14. by   VannVann2008
    bhanson, you have given me the courage to take A&P II and Microbiology this summer I am very excited because so many people say you cannot do something pumps you up to want to do it more. I have a daughter and hopefully I will be working by then (fingers-crossed) so it will be a challenge. Thanks for the thread and thanks for the advice