summer classes

  1. Hi everyone!
    This summer I signed up for a couple "gravy" classes that I need for my prereqs. I start the nursing program in August.
    I went to my first soc class on Wednesday... its a killer. Because of the compressed time, its about 2.5 hours long, Monday and Wednesday, and my professor is so strange. He's really monotonous and wordy, its like being in class with the dry eyes guy.
    At least it will only be 8 weeks!
    I think I'll invest in some toothpicks for my eyelids to stay awake... soc definitely isn't my bag.
    How are everyone else's summer classes going?
    Take care,
    Reb
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  3. by   Nrswannab
    My classes start on Monday. I'll be taking Microbiology and Health. I will have a full load in the fall taking Basic Nursing Concepts, Nutrition and A&P. I wish I could've taken A&P before Micro. but couldn't work the schedule around my job (which I definitely need to keep!). Good luck with your classes!
  4. by   essarge
    This summer I'm taking A&P I and Psych in the first session. A&P really isn't that bad. The psych is something else. We just had an exam and it was 60 of the hardest to understand questions I have ever had. The whole class thinks they failed. Our prof didn't cover half of what was on the test and we all think he had a student assistant make up the test. It was more like a final than a one chapter exam. Oh well, I'll try again on the next one.

    I'm also taking A&P II, soc, and math in the secon half of the summer so total I'm carrying 17 credits for the summer. Did someone say summer vacation????? LOL!!!

    Anyway, good luck all!! Keep us up on how things are going!
  5. by   Robin61970
    Essarge, I have total respect for you, I don't know how you can carry that many classes in a summer term. I am taking Eng 1 1st summer and Eng 2 second....then I am taking a psyc web course that spans all 12 weeks. I am having trouble keeping up with what I have, I don't know how you do it. I wish I had more time to study....four children home all day during the summer and they always interrupt...I'm just gonna have to stay up late and get used to less sleep I guess, but I can do it. I don't know how you can though, whew, that's alot of classes. Good Luck to you!
  6. by   NurseStudentFall01
    I'm taking A&P 1 and 2 this summer. Our summer semesters are only 6 weeks long, so it's a lot of info packed into a short amount of time. We had our second A&P test today and I think I did okay, either an A or a B. That class is a rollercoaster, one day I'm sure I'll fail and the next day I understand the entire lecture with no problems.

    I also have Dev Psych this summer and the professor very confusing. I barely understand him through his heavy accent and he skips all over the book during his lectures. He also has us doing a lot of busy work, but nothing too difficult. What drives me nuts is that I have tests for both classes on the same day. The good news is, it'll all be over in a few weeks.

    Good luck to everyone taking classes this summer, seems like the summer ones are always harder!
  7. by   eventsnyc
    My summer school starts next Tuesday. I am taking 3 classes this summer. 4 evenings a week. A&P-1, Speech, Statistics.

    My friends just called to invite me for dinner, I told them yes but in two years! That sounds mean, but it's true that there is never enough time to read when one is working full time and going to school full time! I find myself thinking how nice it would be to have the extra 3 hours studying, even when I am sitting in a cinema!

    Happy Summer and Successful Summer Sessions for all! Hang in there, it would be over in a few weeks & we will be closer to those alphabets that we want! & don't forget to sleep and eat well.

    Christina
    (alphabets desired: BSN, RN, MS...they are going to cost!)
  8. by   essarge
    Robin,

    I totally understand. I have four step-children. The two oldest live here (15&16 boys) and every other weekend the other two (girls 9&13) come here. I have affectionately named those weekends "animal weekend" because studying, even with the door shut to my room is difficult at best.

    How old are your kids? Maybe you could do an exchange day or two with your kids friends. Like on Thursday (or the day before you have an exam) they take your four and then take theirs on Saturday or Sunday so they can have a break too. You could even take theirs on a Friday if you don't have any classes. Just a thought for those of you who have kids and really need at least one day a week for some intense studying! I can send mine to the mall!! LOL!!

    P.S. Christina...is that eating healthy or is that the candy bar...bag of chips, that I have next to my A&P book because if I get up I'll forget where I was at!!! LOL!!!
  9. by   lalajenn
    I will be starting a summer course on July 11th. I will be taking A&P II. Not looking forward to it cause it is 4 1/2 weeks long. Took the first half in the summer so I bet I can do it this time around too. I remember it being longer though than this one. Good luck to everybody!!!
  10. by   Robin61970
    Essarge..for the next six weeks I have 3 boys 8,6,6 and one girl 2....between now and Aug 5th we have 8 or 9 birthdays...can't remember exactly,lol. Will most definitely be busy,lol. Like I said I don't work right now so I am lucky, but I do have all the kids...we will see how it goes... if I have to I will stay in the library til 10 PM to study because my hubby is home at night. So...on that note I just hope it all works...I want to do the best I can...lets just all hope everyone else does well and keep our fingers crossed,lol
  11. by   eventsnyc
    Essarge,

    As long as we eat the candy bars and the chips with both hands, it's a balanced diet. Kidding. LOL. Honestly I think the science books are fattening. Everyone in the science classes were eating chips & complained about putting on weight. But that may be ok, because kids like junk food, and kids seem to learn stuff faster, therefore junk food may be classified as study aid?

    I am trying to eat all the things that are supposed to be good for the memory. The latest is walnuts. I put walnuts in my banana milkshakes, eat them as snacks in classes, use them in salads...Don't know if it works yet.

    Christina
  12. by   shyviolet78
    My classes start on Monday, too. I'm taking History II in Summer I and Texas Government in Summer II. I'm still thinking about adding a 3rd class at the last minute, though. The History class is 2 hours long, 4 days a week, for 6 weeks. The Government class is an internet class, but it only lasts 3 weeks. My stepson will be with us for 4 weeks during Summer II, but other than that, no kids to keep up with. Good luck to all!!
  13. by   crnasomeday
    I'm taking a couple of classes this summer too: nursing research, and health policy and law. Research is B-O-R-I-N-G. I'm sorry, but it really is. I don't know. Maybe it's just the instructor, or the fact that the class is 2 1/2 hours long. The health policy and law class is pretty interesting though. I've always like picking up a couple of classes during the summer. It keeps my brain from turning to complete mush over the summer. :P Anyway, at least it will lighten up my load in the fall and spring semesters as I take my LAST YEAR OF NURSING SCHOOL! WOOHOO!
  14. by   RN2Bn2003
    this summer I am taking a nutrition class, sociology, and speech. I start the nursing program this fall. I only have 2 more pre recs to get out of the way but I have 2 years to do it in. My psyc class was great. We just had open discussions. Many times we would stray off the topic but it was mostly because of the instructors comments. She told us not to worry tho because she would tell us everything that was on the test. I ended up with an A in the class. This was one of the most interesting classes I ever had. Good luck to you all

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