A&P and Chemistry in same semester?

  1. [FONT="Arial Narrow"] Ok, I am in my first semester of general ed requirements. I just registered for my jan 06 term and my advisor said since my midterm grades were b's to enroll in A&P I, and Chemistry next semester. She is wanting to get me into the nursing program in the fall of 2006, but isnt it suicide to have two sciences in one semester? I am doing well in Biology, but,,,,,,very apprehensive it might be an overload. Anyone else done this?
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  3. by   Nursing in 09
    Quote from curleejo
    [FONT="Arial Narrow"] Ok, I am in my first semester of general ed requirements. I just registered for my jan 06 term and my advisor said since my midterm grades were b's to enroll in A&P I, and Chemistry next semester. She is wanting to get me into the nursing program in the fall of 2006, but isnt it suicide to have two sciences in one semester? I am doing well in Biology, but,,,,,,very apprehensive it might be an overload. Anyone else done this?
    At my chool they reccomend we don't do 2 sciences in one semester. I would do it if I did not have alot of other credits, though, or kids, job etc.. What is your situation?
  4. by   EMTandNurse2B
    I did A&P II, Chemistry, Government, and Philosophy all in the same semester. However, I don't have any kids, hardly any housework, and the only job I had was tutoring 2 hours a week. It is certainly possible, although you have to work very hard. That semester was a good preparation for now when I'm in the core nursing classes. I guess I would say it definitely depends on your cometments outside of class.
  5. by   curleejo
    I have two children, older, so they give me plenty of room for homework. I do not work, and I spend alot of time on homework...so I am going to try it and give it a shot. My other classes next semester is Psychology and English Comp.
  6. by   rgrgray
    im sure it is doable, but I try to just take one science class and two or three easier classes. I just dont want to be overloaded and I want to be able to put all my effort on my hardest class to get the best grade i can! I too have a family 2 children and a husband and want to be able to spend time with them also, I know if I were taking two science classes id be a complete b!@ch!! But if you feel like you can do it go for it
  7. by   Nurse_Diane
    I took A&P and Microbiology the same semester.. in the summer.. it was accelerated, 8 weeks instead of 16. I survived.
    You just have to accept that you won't have a life if you choose to take both classes at the same time
  8. by   mtorado27
    Quote from curleejo
    [FONT="Arial Narrow"] Ok, I am in my first semester of general ed requirements. I just registered for my jan 06 term and my advisor said since my midterm grades were b's to enroll in A&P I, and Chemistry next semester. She is wanting to get me into the nursing program in the fall of 2006, but isnt it suicide to have two sciences in one semester? I am doing well in Biology, but,,,,,,very apprehensive it might be an overload. Anyone else done this?
    I'm taking A&P II & Chem next quarter.. so we'll see! :chuckle I'm sure it's doable but it just depends on your own situation. how many other commitments do you have besides school? Work, kids, etc. Are you planning on taking any other classes besides A&P and chem?
  9. by   RN1263
    you CAN do it.... i took accelerated, double (inorganic/organic) chemistry w/ algebra and micro last semester.....i'm married w/ one child. I also have multiple sclerosis..... i got an "A" in chem and B's in the other classes, but I agree w/ the other person who posted "you will not have a life" for four mos., so it depends on how bad you want it????
  10. by   Nurse-To-Be-Joy
    I'm taking A&PI and Chem right now (and getting As in both classes) and will be taking A&PII, Micro, and Math for Meds next semester.

    It is doable, but can be tough. I have housework, a part-time job, and a toddler. It isn't always easy, but I want to be a nurse so bad. So I've had to make some sacrifices, but it will all be worth it.
  11. by   Pinoy2.0
    My post probably won't help much, because I tend to be 'everywhere' when it comes to explanations, but here goes! lol...

    I took A&P I, Medical Microbiology and Chemistry II one semester. Got an A, B, C, respectively. I had to quit my 8 hour a week job because I wasn't doing too hot in the beginning. I really didn't know what I was getting into though. No one told me what it would be like taking 3 science courses until I got in them and the other students were like, "Are you crazy?!?". However, I think I have mild ADD and I can't study straight through, I have to play video games or run or go to the mall or workout or...just do something where I'm not a "spectator", but a "doer"...if that makes any sense. So even though I quit my job (technically just postponed it until next semester) I still did the stuff that keeps me sane or takes my energy away - and those activites are about 2 hours long a day...so I needed them more than a small job for small money anyway.

    My schedule was:
    Med. Micro lecture - 10-10:50 mwf
    Med. Micro lab - 3:30-4:45 (but almost always stayed till 5) mw
    A&P lecture and lab - 6-9 mw
    Chem lecture - 11-12:15 t/th
    Chem lab - 8-10:50 t

    Keep in mind, I don't consider myself a smarty pants and everything I get grade wise I have to work for it. I'm more of a don't do anything all week then cram the entire night before. I think if you don't need the 'goof off' time like I do, then it's very doable. I guess just look at my schedule (minus one class) and see if you could do it. If you are a person who studies for 20 mins a day everyday (like I think you are supposed to) then I would say it's no problem for you. Maybe add another 20 mins in addition since a lab is basically another seperate class (at least that's the way I feel.) But like I said, I only had to quit my job because I can't sit still for more than 3-4 hours really bc I go crazy.

    On a side note, some colleges (if not all) have credits which relate to credit hours. For example, a 3 credit communications class is 3 credit hours. Well if you do the math...I've calculated (using college semesters, not quarters) that a 3 credit class is technically 2.5 credits (time wise) and a science class is not really 4 credits but 5 (2.5 for lecture 2.5 for lab). So, to me taking 5 3 credit psych classes is 15 credits, but you only really spend (instead of 15 hours in class) 12.5 hours in school. For science, instead of taking 3 science credits equally 12 credits, you're really in school not for 12 hours but for 15. I figured this out bc some of my friends who don't take science classes just think I'm only taking 3 classes or what's one more credit? Well, that 1 more credit is really 2 and half hours a week!

    ...told ya I'm everywhere.
  12. by   arciedee
    Guess I might be in the minority here, but I took gen chem II and A&P I last spring... I also work full-time and have a 2 1/2 to 3 hour round trip commute each day. I ended up with an A in both classes. I found they balanced each other well... A&P was mostly memorization while chem was little memorization and more problem solving.

    I say go for it! If you find you are getting overwhelmed you can always drop one of them.
  13. by   labman
    Hey

    I remember the good old days when I took Chem. II, A&P II and statistics plus 40 hours of work. This was my favoirte semester ever!! I am more of a science and math person so it was down my road. If you have the will and the intrest in science you can do it. I even ended up getting a 4.0 that semester:hatparty: .

    Like the famous saying goes "If there is a will there is a way"
    Well good luck I hope you decide what to do.
    KENT

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