Summer School?

  1. I am going up to school tomorrow to register for my summer classes. I am very nervous. I am taking 6 hours summer 1, and 7 hours summer 2. I will be working 25-30 hours a week. I hope I don't break down...lol. I think I have it figured out, I am just glad summer is only 10 weeks . I am pretty excited to be getting 13 hours out of the way in only the summer. I t will be hard and long but oh well .....summer is to freakin hot here to go outside. So what is everyone else taking? Anyone ever taken this many hours and survived? The best part, is that after summer I will have all pre-reqs out of the way and all but 2 non-nursing classes done! Then after the 2 I will take in fall I will be ready to apply for spring!!!!! Yipee
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  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    Summer school, I've found, is more laid back than regular semesters. I never minded it.

    I'd really like to say that I will be taking classes...BUT I'll be done!!! Woot
  4. by   AmyLiz
    I'm planning on taking 10 credit hours this summer. We're on a quarter system, so there's not too much difference between the quarters. I don't think it'll be too terrible. One class I'm taking on Saturdays (from 8-4:30) and the other one is an A&P class & lab.
  5. by   LauraF, RN
    I have to take 1 class in our 6 week summer semester. Along with 3 kids in swim lessons and everyone wanting to go to Lake of Ozarks. hhmmmmm Why did I not finish school before the pitter patter of little feet.
  6. by   emily_mom
    Because that would have been the smart thing to do, and us nursing students like to make things as IMPOSSIBLE as physically and mentally possible.
  7. by   colleen10
    Don't be too discouraged. I took a 4 credit A&P I lecture/lab course in the summer 10 week session while working 40 hour weeks. It was a lot of studying but it wasn't that bad. I enjoyed the fact of knowing that after 10 weeks I would be done with it and it was nice to cover something in class and then immediately have a test on the material and then move on to something new.

    It seems when you are in a 15 week class exams seem to get pushed around and you may cover something and not have an exam on it for another 3 weeks.
  8. by   Cynthiann
    I'm trying to decide if I should do summer classes. Financial aid office told me I don't get any grants for the summer since I went fulltime in the fall and spring, so money is an issue. If I get this tuition waiver scholarship I'm trying to decide if I should take a couple of PE classes or Anatomy/A&P(which will be more expensive- fees and books).
  9. by   RNIAM
    I have summer classes too. I am supposed to take English with my nursing class this summer. I plan on clepping the English exam so that I won't have to take it.
  10. by   dianacs
    We have to take summer classes, lol. But my school structures it so that summer semester is the same length as the other semesters. Of course, it will FEEL much longer 'cause everyone else will be vacationing and eating ice cream, etc.
  11. by   marilynmom
    Im applying for a tuition fee waver as well. I have heard from some that summer classes are hard and others have told me its more laid back and not bad at all....guess it probably depends on the classes I would guess. I think if you can do it though it would be nice to get that many credit hours out of the way though in that short of time. PLus if its hard it will be good practice for nursing school....lol

    Good luck!!

    Marilyn
  12. by   Loubell RN 2B
    I am trying to decide whether I am taking Microbiology with Lab and an online Developmental Psychology. My husband has crazy hours at work in the summer and I have two kids (2 1/2 yo and 4 yo) to shuffle around and to top it off the Micro w/lab is 1pm to 5:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Who is going to want to watch kids in the summer with those hours and not charge an arm and a leg.

    I guess I will wait and see. I do not have to make a decision for a few weeks. Cross your fingers for me..

    Lynda
  13. by   essarge
    When I went to my first summer session, I had 18 credits (split into two sessions). They included all of my sciences and an english or two thrown in there. The classes were not that difficult (unless you are a "I have to know everything" person) and I still had time to do a few "summer things" also. This summer I will be taking one nursing course and music (my humanities elective) and then I will only have my senior nursing classes left to do!!!!!

    Take the summer courses and lighten up your nursing load. Nursing is much more difficult to study for than most of the others that are required.
  14. by   FullMoonMadness
    I had the choice between OB/Peds or Med Surg/Psych this summer.I chose Med Surg because that area is already familiar to me,as I don't know a thing about birthin' babies and I wouldn't recognize a fundus if it slapped me.I will have OB/Peds in the fall and then I'm outta there.YEEHAA!

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