Co reqs

  1. 0 Is anyone planning to/ or is taking their co-reqs during a RN program?
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  3. Visit  aperry05 profile page

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    Joined Mar '13; Posts: 10.

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  4. Visit  runsalot profile page
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    I highly recommend finishing up as much as you can. I have taken extra classes each semester. And it's tough. If you do it. Make sure it is a non math or science class.
  5. Visit  Medic/RN2B profile page
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    Nope. I will have them all done who hoo!!! The last thing I wanna do is add more classes to nursing classes
  6. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    I had no co-reqs left once I started. I was often telling other students to get out as much of the non-nursing classes as possible prior to starting the nursing classes. Having gone through LPN schooling where we did nursing classes along with non-nursing classes, I knew how difficult it was to have a non-nursing class test as well as a nursing class test all while trying to do paperwork (careplans) for clinicals all at once. NOT something I ever want to do again.

    I did have some students balk at me telling me they could handle it. And I watched, as they most would be in tears because they had an A&P test on the same day as a nursing class test. Some got through it, by the skin of their teeth, others failed one or both of the classes.

    My honest opinion, get the co-reqs done before starting the nursing classes. If there is no way to get all of them done prior, make sure to leave the 'easier' classes to do with the nursing classes.
  7. Visit  Everline profile page
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    Nope. I'm finishing my last co-req this semester and then starting the nursing program in May. I had a plan all along to make sure all my co-reqs where done before my first actual nursing course. I can't see how I'd find that many hours to study otherwise. There are some people who can pull off taking nursing classes plus co-reqs at the same time, though. It's more a matter of whether you have the time to study for it all.
  8. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    I'd never do it. For most people it's academic suicide, as nursing classes are hard enough by themselves. I'm finishing up the last of my co-reqs this semester, and will only have one class left, which I will take by itself over the summer. If I'm accepted into my program, I'll start fall of this year with no co-reqs left. Getting your co-reqs out of the way before starting the program is the best way to go.
  9. Visit  kaydensmom01 profile page
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    I did it, and yes it was harder but I was fine. I only went one semester and got accepted into the nursing program, so I wanted to take them along with my nursing classes so I would be out of school fast, in less than 2.5 years. It's harder but doable, it just depends on what kind of student you are. I also liked it b/c it kept me at full time and helped out with scholarships and grants.
  10. Visit  aperry05 profile page
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    Quote from kaydensmom01
    I did it, and yes it was harder but I was fine. I only went one semester and got accepted into the nursing program, so I wanted to take them along with my nursing classes so I would be out of school fast, in less than 2.5 years. It's harder but doable, it just depends on what kind of student you are. I also liked it b/c it kept me at full time and helped out with scholarships and grants.
    going by your screen name I am assuming you have a child also? I have a 2.5yr old and I am going to get my co-regs done first if I am not accepted but i guess there is a slim chance i will have to do them together. Thank you for your input!
  11. Visit  hopefulRN'17 profile page
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    I would get the co reqs done first. Less stress
  12. Visit  kaydensmom01 profile page
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    Quote from aperry05
    going by your screen name I am assuming you have a child also? I have a 2.5yr old and I am going to get my co-regs done first if I am not accepted but i guess there is a slim chance i will have to do them together. Thank you for your input!
    Yes my son was 1 when I started into the nursing program.
  13. Visit  Shorty11 profile page
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    Its really up to you as to how much you can handle. I would recommend taking as many as possible of your non-nursing courses before starting nursing courses. I am in my 3rd semester of actual nursing courses (of 5) in a BSN program. I am minoring in psychology (to achieve enough hrs per semester to receive max financial aid). I took one extra psych class each semester so far in addition to my nursing courses. It hasn't been difficult, but it would have been nice to be able to focus solely on nursing. I found myself, at times, forgetting that I had that extra psych class! Like oh yeah, I have homework for that too! If you are going to leave yourself with coreqs, leave "easy" courses (Not bio, chem, math).


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