My question is - do your schools require all those courses be taken before they'll consider you for admission - or are you getting them out of the way to have a better shot at being admitted (good GPA) and lighten your load when you get into the actual Program?
You're right, they are co-reqs. It is just that ADN programs are so competitive that generally unless you have most of your "pre-reqs" completed (with an A or B at the lowest) you won't be accepted into the Nursing program. In addition, since so many ADN students work full-time and have children to take care of, it is very tough to take nursing with other courses.
I am currently taking A&P2 (my last science woohoo!
) and Fundamentals of Nursing. I am doing well in both courses, but am tired and stressed to the max. I am taking Speech Comm, Dev. Psych., and Ethics & Morals in the summer. Then, my last three semesters will be Nursing only.
Also, if you don't get accepted for the fall, make sure you ask why. It may just be that you need to get more "pre-reqs" out of the way. Many students don't get accepted into nursing school the first try.