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If CNA is your ultimate goal, I'd recommend A&P because it will prepare you better to communicate with other nurses. If you want to progress into LPN/LVN or RN... either one is good. Most likely you'll have to take both anyway (particualrly in the RN program).
In my experience, faced with the choice you pose, I'd say--It hardly matters, at all. Either choice is likely to turn out much the same.
But for the substance of things--A&P, properly approached & prepared for, does not really involve all that much memorization--UNLESS A&P is one's first exposure in life to its subject matter, AND unless, once exposed to a topic, one retains practically nothing of it.
I have long felt (even if few seem to care) that a thorough grounding in "Medical Terminology" will carry one almosty effortlessly through a lot of A, and a fair amount of P. Perhaps MT is no longer thought of as necessary preparation for much of anything. If that were true, then yes, one could be in for a lot of memorization (without understanding).
I think I'm going to go with Chemistry as well guys. I talked to one of my classmates in A&P 1 who has already taken the course, and she told me that CNA 1 is pretty much common and that I would be better off taking it with Chemistry than with A&P 2 because A&P is more time consuming. So I've decided to take it with Chemistry! Thanks for your reply!
@Devin Rex Thanks for your reply! My ultimate goal is to become an RN but the community college I'm applying to requires you to be CNA 1 certified before you can apply. So I'm really just trying to avoid a heavy workload.