Too many classes - Chemistry and Anatomy in one semester?

  1. Now that I decided to become an RN, I want to hit it full throttle! After being out of school for about 10 years, I just completed math and Nutrition. Now I want to take Chem and Anatomy. I cannot skip ahead to something without a lab because I need Chem first. Am I overloading? I am interetsed in hearing some success and also some failure (student) stories!!

    Thanks!
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  3. by   Peachy720
    Hi PinkLady!

    That's exactly what I'm doing this semester. The max 20 hours:

    A&P II
    Chemistry (Survey of Inorganic/Organic/Biochem)
    Substance Abuse
    Life-Span Psych
    Educational Psych
    Guitar (believe it or not, it's one of my hardest classes!!! :uhoh21: )

    I'm managing. At this point, about two or three weeks of class, and I still have A's (my sanity? that's another story! ). I even get around to volunteering and tutoring. I have taken a leave of absence from my part-time job until break.

    I think it's a matter of knowing how you study and managing your time. I don't know if you have a hubby and/or kids, or if your social life is that important, but you just have to think ahead.

    Sorry, running to anatomy lab. If you need anything, feel free to email me.

    Good luck!!
  4. by   maliat
    I think it can be done, but you need to ask yourself some questions?
    When was my last science class? Is science easy for you?
    What kind of chemistry is this? Just a basic chem is doable, but I have had friends who about died in a biochem class. These are otherwise straight A students, struggling to get a C let alone a B.
    Are you taking other classes than Chemistry and Anatomy? How many hours are you working? And family?

    I'm personally planning to take a Intro to Organic/Biochem next semester along with Pharmacology and Nutrition. Ugh.

    Malia
  5. by   labman
    Hi welcome back to school. My personal feelings about taking those 2 classes in the same semester is go for it. I am in my first semester of professional nursing school. I am going to say it is very hard (not discouraging hard but hard). This will prepare you how to prioritize what is important and get a good feel how it is to work hard in school. Anyone else agree with me or not. If you take one class at the time and take it easy for your pre-reqs what are you going to do when you get pharm and pathophys at one time.

    Well this was probibly horribly organized (I am tired and burnt out) it gets the general gist. Anyone else agree with me. Want to see what others think to?

    KENT
  6. by   TweetiePieRN
    Quote from PinkLady
    Now that I decided to become an RN, I want to hit it full throttle! After being out of school for about 10 years, I just completed math and Nutrition. Now I want to take Chem and Anatomy. I cannot skip ahead to something without a lab because I need Chem first. Am I overloading? I am interetsed in hearing some success and also some failure (student) stories!!

    Thanks!
    Here's a success story for you! Every semester I took about 17 units (the maximum allowed) to get thru faster. One semester I took Chemistry and Microbiology along with other classes (a math class and nutrition science class). I passed all the classes with a B or better!! PLUS...I was planning my wedding and got married 2 weeks before finals also!~ SO, it really is possible to get them done, do well and move on. Are you overloading it? I say no, but this is because I did it and managed okay. Good luck!

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