I am considering applying for accelerated program for BSN, and need to take pre-requistes this year, before program start in May 2010. I registered for Chem and Anatomy and Physiology 1, at STLCC Flo-Val for this summer. I wonder if takin these classes in the same semester too tough? I always received good grades in high school and college, but I haven't took Chem and Biology since high school. I graduated from college last year, and I always studied intensely. I just need tips and suggestions, especially if you took those classes at STLCC.
Apr 25, '09
Taking all three might be tough but it just depends on you and the amount of study time you need to invest. I took Chemistry and Physiology at the same time and did fine. I had only had one semester of chemistry in high school and that was 20 years ago. I am now about to start an ABSN program in June. If you already have a nack for Chemistry then I think that you will be okay taking all three. I probably could have handled all three at the same time, but I am glad that I just took those two because I had to really work at Chemistry.
Apr 25, '09
I hadn't EVERY had a chem class (that I recall) and it'd been 20+ years since I graduated from high school when I took these same courses. I also avoided sciences like the plague once I out of high school and during my college years. I got a "B" in both courses (taking them one at at time) while working full-time and having 3 kids and 2 grandkids. If you're study habits are good, you can prioritize well, and don't have a lot of other distractions in your life, you will probably be fine! Good luck!!
Apr 27, '09
summer courses are accelerated & having 2 sciences courses is doable,but will be difficult...have you considered taking chem over the summer, a&p 1 in fall & a&p II in the spring? you'll still be able to apply for a program that begins in May 2010
Apr 27, '09
You are right, I should just take one. I spoken with UMSL advisor, and she recommend that I take A and P 1 in the summer, and A & P 2 in the fall, although in either fall or spring I still have to take chem and microbio, but it should be easier with it spread over 4 months instead of 8 weeks. So I just dropped Chemistry, and will take it either in fall or spring, this way I can ease back into taking classes this summer, and I will not have to stress out.
May 20, '09
I think it just depends on how much time you are willing to put into studying. I just finished taking both Chem and A&P this semester(not at umsl) and ended up with B's in both. So it is doable but also time consuming. just my
May 21, '09
It's definitely doable!! You know best what your strengths are. If science is a subject that's easy to grasp & you're a good test taker...multi-task & take them together!! Good luck
May 23, '09
I found Chemistry to be a foundation for Physiology. I would recommend taking Chemistry before Physio and Micro as it helped quite a bit. I think Chem goes well with Anatomy or the first sequence of A & P. It is doable. My one regret is that I didn't cram in more classes to apply to nursing school sooner.
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