Doubling up on classes?

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    How hard is it to double up? I'm not going to try for the first part, but am debating on it for Part B. I'll be taking Legal/Ethics, is that a really hard class? Any suggestions on what would be a decent class to take with it?

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    Other than taking NRSE 300, I have doubled or tripled every term. I'm the type of person who makes a decision to do something and wants it done yesterday. If I would have taken 1 class each session, it would have taken 2.5 years to complete the program. At this pace, I will be done in just under 1 year. That includes all of the NRSE courses, Statistics, Junior Comp, & Nutrition.

    I have 4 kids, work 25 hours per week, am treasurer of the PTO, and on the shared governance council for my department. Doubling (or tripling up) can be done.
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    Quote from Simply Complicated
    How hard is it to double up? I'm not going to try for the first part, but am debating on it for Part B. I'll be taking Legal/Ethics, is that a really hard class? Any suggestions on what would be a decent class to take with it?
    I have only taken one class at a time. I work full time in a PACU and have to be on call. I also have 3 kids. Legal/Ethics was the easiest class I've taken so far.
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    So I should be able to do it then. I only work part time. I have a 3 year old and I am pregnant. So as long as I stay on top of things, I should be ok.

    I'll have to look and see what is offered that session for what I can take with it.
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    I have also doubled and tripled my classes. I am work full-time and have a teenager. I agree with KOUStudent Legal was my easiest class. You can do it.
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    Simply Complicated...If I were you I would take another nursing class with 300...Transitions. That class is pretty easy.
    The first week or so you spend time getting acquainted with the software, the nursing program itself and APA formatting. I think you should consider doubling up with that one for sure and see how you like it. In the past they did not let people double up with 300. Now they do. I thought it was fairly straightforward class.
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    Last session was the first that I actually doubled up...started in September. I took Ethics and Family health. It was a lot of work, but doable. I work full time and have an 8 year old. Family was a lot of work with case studies.
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    Quote from EmJeanRN
    Simply Complicated...If I were you I would take another nursing class with 300...Transitions. That class is pretty easy.
    The first week or so you spend time getting acquainted with the software, the nursing program itself and APA formatting. I think you should consider doubling up with that one for sure and see how you like it. In the past they did not let people double up with 300. Now they do. I thought it was fairly straightforward class.
    I thought about it, but I haven't been in school in 7 years. I was just worried about keeping up after first going back. Think it would be doable when just starting out?
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    I really don't know how to advise you. Transitions was not hard for me. It was just busy work. Not a lot of reading. You have to do a few little exercises in APA formatting that you can look up in the APA book or online. You have to write a one page essay like you are applying to an MSN program with APA formatting (cover sheet, headers, and one resource) you watch a youtube video on exactly how to do this! Go there now and look at it. Just google APA formatting on Youtube. Then you have to talk about your nursing goals in what is titled professional development plan. It is just answering a series of questions about yourself and your goals for the future in essay format. Not really that hard. Each week you have to complete one assignment, discussion posts. They spell it out very clearly as to what you have to do.

    However, only you know what you can deal with at this time in your life. If you feel uneasy about it...take just one class at a time.
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    Quote from EmJeanRN
    I really don't know how to advise you. Transitions was not hard for me. It was just busy work. Not a lot of reading. You have to do a few little exercises in APA formatting that you can look up in the APA book or online. You have to write a one page essay like you are applying to an MSN program with APA formatting (cover sheet, headers, and one resource) you watch a youtube video on exactly how to do this! Go there now and look at it. Just google APA formatting on Youtube. Then you have to talk about your nursing goals in what is titled professional development plan. It is just answering a series of questions about yourself and your goals for the future in essay format. Not really that hard. Each week you have to complete one assignment, discussion posts. They spell it out very clearly as to what you have to do.

    However, only you know what you can deal with at this time in your life. If you feel uneasy about it...take just one class at a time.

    Yeah, that doesn't sound all that complicated for the first class, lol. I tend to have quite a bit of downtime, so as long as I plan well, I should have plenty of time to commit to classwork. I only work 24 hours a week, for three 8 hour shifts.


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