Undecided about Nursing


  1. Hello everyone, I am new here..
    I am undecided about starting nursing school.
    I have never been good with actual COURSES.. such as ANatomy & Phys. Microbiology, etc.
    I would have A&P 1 and 2, Microbiology... then all of the massive 11 credit Nursing courses...
    Those nursing students out there- what is it like?
    I am scared to start and then bomb out.....
    I wanted to take one of the A&P, Micro, etc. at a time for now, then start the nursing program once I only have the nursing courses themselves left to take...
    what do you all think works the best?
    Thanks!!
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  3. by   Nikkik163
    Quote from chicy724

    Hello everyone, I am new here..
    I am undecided about starting nursing school.
    I have never been good with actual COURSES.. such as ANatomy & Phys. Microbiology, etc.
    I would have A&P 1 and 2, Microbiology... then all of the massive 11 credit Nursing courses...
    Those nursing students out there- what is it like?
    I am scared to start and then bomb out.....
    I wanted to take one of the A&P, Micro, etc. at a time for now, then start the nursing program once I only have the nursing courses themselves left to take...
    what do you all think works the best?
    Thanks!!

    I took A & P and my chemistry, ethics, sociology, psychology, nutrition, etc before I started the program. However, my chem did not transfer so I am currently taking that and next semester I have to take micro. I know that some girls in my program are taking nursing (6credits) chem, and A &P. I think this would be extremely difficult. Of all of the classes that I took BEFORE nursing....I think physiology was the hardest ( i took them separtely not together) but I think I would for sure take A &P before you start nursing school if you think you will have a difficult time with the classes. I too did have some difficulty with the science courses, but still found them somewhat enjoyable. Nursing school is difficult, but not in the same way that I found the other science courses to be. Good luck....and if nursing is something you want to do....stick with it!!
  4. by   BreeEmmy
    Quote from chicy724

    Hello everyone, I am new here..
    I am undecided about starting nursing school.
    I have never been good with actual COURSES.. such as ANatomy & Phys. Microbiology, etc.
    I would have A&P 1 and 2, Microbiology... then all of the massive 11 credit Nursing courses...
    Those nursing students out there- what is it like?
    I am scared to start and then bomb out.....
    I wanted to take one of the A&P, Micro, etc. at a time for now, then start the nursing program once I only have the nursing courses themselves left to take...
    what do you all think works the best?
    Thanks!!
    DON'T SWEAT IT, I AM CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE NURSING PROGRAM AND I DIDN'T DO ALL THAT WELL IN MY PRE RECS, I DID GOOD ENOUGH FOR THEM TO BE EXCEPTED BUT NOW THAT I AM ON THE NURSING PROGRAM I AM DOING REALLY WELL AND EXCELLING AT IT I THINK THAT IT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU REALLY HAVE TO WANT I LOVE IT AND I AM SO HAPPY THAT I DECIDED TO MOVE ON WITH IT, SO MY ADVICE TO YOU IS YOU WILL BE HAPPIER WHEN YOU GET IN TO THE ACTUALLY NURSING CLASSES THEY ARE REALLY INTERESTING.
  5. by   charlies
    Hi,

    I am in my first semster of nursing school. I would definitely not recommend taking extra courses while in the nursing program. We have so much reading to do, it is ridiculous. I am a very fast reader. I can read a 1000 page novel in a week. I have no job, no kids. I spend all day and night studying, with breaks here and there. It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to finish all of our readings most of the time. Sometimes I don't even get within 100 pages. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, I just feel sorry for members of my class who have kids/jobs/other classes because there is no way they can possibly be even close to keeping up with the readings. :stone
  6. by   RNWannaBe724
    Quote from charlies
    Hi,

    I am in my first semster of nursing school. I would definitely not recommend taking extra courses while in the nursing program. We have so much reading to do, it is ridiculous. I am a very fast reader. I can read a 1000 page novel in a week. I have no job, no kids. I spend all day and night studying, with breaks here and there. It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to finish all of our readings most of the time. Sometimes I don't even get within 100 pages. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, I just feel sorry for members of my class who have kids/jobs/other classes because there is no way they can possibly be even close to keeping up with the readings. :stone
    WOW! Perhaps some programs are harder than others... I don't see us reading for hours and hours, doing nothing else and still not being able to finish!! Wowza......
    So I am thinking I will take all other courses first, and thank GOD I have at least 5 out of the way.
    WOW!... am I getting myself into pure hell???
  7. by   charlies
    I should also say it is likely that most previous graduates had either kids, jobs, or both. I think these are common characteristic among most 2 year programs. I also think having more reading than is possible is common. Therefore, (I know it's a stretch, and based on opinion) I think it is highly likely that very few graduating nurses read all of the material that they were assigned. :stone
  8. by   moosemummer
    Hi,
    Yes, as long as timeframe is not a factor and you're not in a huge hurry, I would recommend that you take your prerequ's (however you spell it!) before your nursing courses, if you feel shakey about science, etc. and/or are unfamiliar with checmistry and all that. You will be able to concentrate a lot better and not feel pushed, and it will allow you to do better and build your confidence. It will also help you in preparing for your NLN exam, and you won't have to shell out all that $$ at one time and then feel additionally pushed to "do straight A's" b/c of spending $$. You can take (in Berlin) general ed requirements one (or more) at a time as a nonmatriculated student---you don't have to be accepted into the nursing program first. Good luck!


    Quote from chicy724

    Hello everyone, I am new here..
    I am undecided about starting nursing school.
    I have never been good with actual COURSES.. such as ANatomy & Phys. Microbiology, etc.
    I would have A&P 1 and 2, Microbiology... then all of the massive 11 credit Nursing courses...
    Those nursing students out there- what is it like?
    I am scared to start and then bomb out.....
    I wanted to take one of the A&P, Micro, etc. at a time for now, then start the nursing program once I only have the nursing courses themselves left to take...
    what do you all think works the best?
    Thanks!!

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