Quote from sc0628
I am trying to finish my pre-reqs by this time next year so I can apply for the Fall 09 ADN program. The last semester I am going to have to take Physiology, Pharmacology and Intro to Microbiology. Do you think it will be to hard to take all three in one semester?
Absolutely it will be hard. I, too, took physiology and microbiology together (along with statistics). If you are a good student, you have a solid science background (chemistry and introductory biology), and you have NOTHING else to distract you, you can do it and be successful. Be very, very careful, though. My guess would be that most people would not be successful trying such an ambitious load.
Keep in mind that physiology and microbiology are both lab courses and therefore suck up more time than you might expect.
Quote from sc0628
Well, would I be in the same boat if I took Phyisology, Intro to Micro and Anatomy together and then take Pharm in the summer?
I think this would be a little more manageable because there is at least overlap between anatomy and physiology (I also took them as separate classes). Some people in my physiology class were taking them simultaneously and some were taking physiology without having had anatomy. Some of those folks struggled in physiology because they didn't have the basics of anatomy. If, however, you have taken (and did well) basic biology and perhaps zoology, you'll probably be OK.
You're still going to have to devote yourself to your studies (class and study) something on the order of 60-80 hours per week. You may get by with less but I wouldn't count on it.
Also be aware that individual instructors will greatly affect the time that you have to put into their class in order to succeed.