Are there any online A&P or Microbiology classes available?

  1. Does anyone know of any online/distance education Anatomy & Physiology or Microbiology classes that are available?

    I am currently living in Italy but trying to get some pre-requisite courses completed via the internet before we return to the States and I begin nursing school.

    Thanks for any input and advice!!
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  3. by   medicrnohio
    Excelsior College - offers an exam in Microbiology, not sure if you can take the test in Italy, you would need to talk to them. I'm not sure if you are military but if so there should be no problem taking this exam in Italy.

    Also try this link This will allow you to search a database of available distance learning courses. Just check to make sure that a course does not require you to go to campus for exams, as flying from Italy to take an exam could get expensive.

    Good luck.

  4. by   Sarah, RNBScN
    Try these links. (They have a course with a TA who emails you your marks after your assigment. It is easy to use and was a very awesome course). Best of luck
  5. by   Mrs.Yost
    Rio Salado College in Maricopa County, AZ has online A&P courses.

    Lake Superior College in Minnesota ha online Microbiology.
  6. by   janetinitaly
    Thank you to all who have replied so quickly and with such great info. It's so time consuming to search the Web for the right thing. Here in Italy the local phone call to my ISP is expensive! I will check into all of colleges that you all have recommended. Thanks again!
  7. by   NICURNtobe
    Also try Community College of Denver -
  8. by   Coldfoot
    Hmm, small world. I'm taking A & P 1 online right now (from Alaska) and plan on doing 2 and Micro through This place!!!!!
    It's the Colorado Community College network.
  9. by   janetinitaly
    Thank you to Coldfoot for your input! Can you tell me your opinion of the A&P class you are taking? I've taken online classes before - including Bio with a lab. I made out fine - maybe the fact that I took two semesters before (in my previous life) when I was in college full time some 20 years ago. I needed to retake Bio because of the fact that lab science credits are stale after 5 years. I also previously took an Anatomy & Kinesiology class my first time thru college. So, I feel confident that I can handle A&P online. What do you think?
  10. by   Coldfoot
    This is my first online class so once I got through the technical problems it's been great. This format really works well for me, you have X amount of work to do and it has to be done by X date. I know some classes you have to be online at a certain time but it's not so with this one. As long as you can stay on track time wise you're fine.
    The class I'm in has everyone from high school students to a BSN in it. As long as one studies the material I think they would do fine.
    The instructor for this one is Chris Dugan, I know sometimes the instructo makes a huge differance.
    Oh yah, one thing I wanted to mention before and forgot, make sure whatever class you take is a 200 level, most nursing schools don't care about anything in the 100's.
    Feel free to PM with more questions.
  11. by   CandelaLee
    Hi Coldfoot!
    How did it go with CCCOnline? I am considering taking A&P and Microbiology with them, but I read online about having to have a hands-on lab. How did that work with you in Alaska and all?

    Also JanetinItaly, what have you done? I am in Madrid, so I have the same problem as you. I need to get my prereqs done and online looks like the best option.

    Would love to hear how it worked out for both of you.

    Also if anyone else has suggestions re. online A&P, microbiology, genetics, pharmacology, and devel psych. I am hoping to start an alternate entry MSN and this is what I have to do!

    Thanks everyone. This is an amazing site!
  12. by   janetinitaly
    To CandelaLee:

    I have a BS in Therapeutic Rec - from 1978. I was planning on returning to school for nursing when my youngest child went to first grade. Instead, we moved to Italy - an opportunity that we couldn't pass up. My husband's 2-3 year contract has turned into a 6 year contract. We plan to return to the States in 2005. In the meantime, I have been taking some on-line classes to try to knock some pre-reqs out of the way. I have taken Biology and Public Speaking so far. Most of the other pre-reqs have been satisfied through my previous degree. But, until now, I have been unable to find lab sciences online. I am hoping that the school I will be going to will accept the credit for the Rio Salada classes. I am in the process of finding out now.

    Thanks for posting a message. It's so great to hear from others that are in similar situations. Keep in touch and let me know how you are making out.
  13. by   mustangmary
    I am currently taking Bio202 on-line thru Rio College in Arizona, but microbiology does have labs that you have to go to the school to do. In Bio202, everything is done over the net. I enjoy classes over the net, as I have kids at home and can't always make it to a class. You have to be organized though, as there are deadlines. Good luck.
  14. by   NICURNtobe
    I'm doing my A&P, Chem & Micro at CCC and it's all online. I believe it's less expensive than Rio too.

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