Am I crazy to do this? - page 2

I was wondering has anyone taken A&P1, biochemistry, and microbiology all in one semester. I am looking to do this as well as take a Human Growth and Development class along with Economics for my... Read More

  1. by   modelmama07
    I'm somewhat in your boat. Next semester I plan on taking A&P II, Micro, Human Development, and College Algebra. I really have no choice though because I'm trying to get into nursing school in the fall. I currently have an A in A&P I, it seems to come very easy to me, I study very hard, and I do have to give kudos to my professor, she's great. I've been making A's in the rest of my classes also and I have a 9 month-old son that is getting into something every 5 minutes! LOL, but I get it done, I won't except anything less. But I think taking 3 sciences, plus other classes is too much, and it is better to take A&P I before you take Micro, so if I were you I would take that one in the summer. I would not reccommend taking that type of schedule w ith a heavy work load, plus a family, plus other major comittments. With 2 sciences that is going to require a huge amount of study time everyday. Yet whatever you decide, do your best because you GPA makes or breaks ya! Go get em!:spin:
  2. by   SparklyGirl
    Do you mean to take all six classes together?

    Yes, that would be insane.

    I took Physiology, Anatomy (two separate classes, so equivalent to A&P 1 and 2) together with Microbiology and it was tough. I got all As but I have a science background and I studied like 40 hours a week.
  3. by   PeachyERNurse
    Quote from picturestoburn
    I was wondering has anyone taken A&P1, biochemistry, and microbiology all in one semester. I am looking to do this as well as take a Human Growth and Development class along with Economics for my first semester. Then this coming summer take A&P2. Am I crazy to do this?

    I don't think you're crazy. I took A&P II, Chem (general), and Micro along with 3 other classes in one semester and I pulled A's in all the sciences and 2 A's & a B in the other classes. Sure I had absolutely no life and other people thought what I was doing was crazy. But who cares. I was trying to hurry up and graduate so I could get into nursing school, and I succeeded. If you think you can handle it, I say go for it.
  4. by   Dottie78
    Well, it depends on your work/home life too. You did not specify if you're working or have a family. Needless to say, the science courses are very demanding and time consuming, plus, you have to take a lab along with the course. I wouldn't rush this, because you want to make the best grades possible. It's taken me over 3 years to complete my pre-requisites, because I go part-time. Try not to overwhelm yourself, and you'll do fine. Good luck!
  5. by   missnida
    i think it all depends on your schedule. if you have a lot of time it will be do-able!! i`m not working this semester so i`m taking micobiology, college algebra, philosophy, nurtrition, human growth & english! and i`m all A`s and 1 B (philosophy!) if you actually work hard and devote time to it...i think it can be done!
  6. by   JustinTJ
    This is my first semester back in 9 years. I am taking API + Lab, Human Growth, Nutrition, Sociology, and Lib Arts Math. I've got 5 A's and a B in AP lab.

    Next semester I'm doing APII + Lab, Chem + Lab, Micro + Lab. Then I'm done with Pre's and Co's. Pharm in the summer.

    It can be done, but you better be ready and willing to make school #1.
  7. by   sherriberry1
    No...not really...It will be a very DEMANDING semester but if you think you can handle it I say go for it!!! I took A & P I , BIO 110 , GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND DEV. PSY all in one semester...it was TOUGH!!! I pulled an A in Chemistry, a B in BIO 110 a C in A& P I and a C in Dev. PSY (that's why I took PSY it over this semester and got an A). A & P TO ME...was the HARDEST class I have every taken there is SO MUCH info you have to retain..it is unbelievable!!! I only have to take A & P II spring semester and THAT'S IT!!! ALL pre- reqs done..thank god!!! I started back in 2003...I had to take dev. classes for math (50 -70) and I have also had 2 more kids since then so I have had to put classes off and etc... I have a 11 yr old , 3 yr old and a 6 month old(he was a SURPRISE)ALL BOYS!!!! It is so hard to be a mom and go to school but it will all be worth it when I walk across that stage in 2010!!!
  8. by   RN20102010
    Is it too much to take a&p1 chemistry and nure 130 together. The nure 130 is basically the pharmacology and nursing tends. If it is too much which science pre req should i take first Chemistry or A&P1
  9. by   sarita07
    Hi all,

    This is my very first comment on the website. I am taking A&P I and II, and Cell biology, next semester.....all sciences. Anatomy involves a lab and Cell biology involves a workshop. I am trying to get into an accelerated program that starts in the fall. I know it will be a little crazy but I have no choice. This is a second career for me so I haven't taken sciences classes in awhile......so I wish you a good outcome ' Picturestoburn"

    Go for it!!!

    Sarita07

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