considering dropping one... - page 2

ok i'm feeling a little mental and overwhelmed. i decided it would be a good idea to take microbiology and a&p i at the same time. with very little science background and as an older student, i... Read More

  1. by   LMRN10
    Rebecca, you need to do what is best for you and your grades. If it is too much (and those are two hard classes to take at the same time!

    If you need to drop, I say do it. You know what's best for you, mentally and physically and also for your GPA.

    :wink2: Good Luck!
  2. by   flying
    Hi Rebecca...I am also an old student "40" it is not easy go back to school after so long and on top of that dealing with kids and life situations...no one said it was easy...and my point, just grab your book...leave your kid with someone you trust..go to the library...forget about your sentimental life and I don't know how...focus..focus and focus...then read all what you need from that book...take all the time to understand what is all about...break down all the information...it is hard to get rid of the guilt of leaving the kid with someone for the weekend...you can do it...just forget about everything..start from cero...reading chapter by chapter...going back and foward...perhaps if you don't do so well in the first test...you might be able to do it better in the second one...I went through that...I thought that microbiology was something from another planet...and it was!!!! but I managed to understand it enough to pass it..sooo gooo girl!
    Good Luck! now I have to study for my CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY...it is also hard...but I am loving it!
  3. by   smattles1of2
    Excellent advice Flying!
  4. by   shalamar
    :spin: I understand how you feel. I also am pursing nursing, I wanted to take as many pre-reqs as I could, to hurry and get on the waiting list for the RN prgram, because the waiting list went from a two year wait to now a 3 year or longer wait, anyway I got so overwhelmed I dropped everything. (Math kicked my butt )Now a year or so later, Ive decided to take it one class at at time if I have to. dont give up on your journey, drop a class and continue to get as much out of the one your still in. by the way your not old, I just completed a cna class, and some of the stuff we learned I had to study alot harder and longer than my younger classmates. But I surprisingly saw that I had an advantage over them during clinicals, being older, having children, just life experience helped alot, really having empathy, fellowfeeling for people, understanding devestating things in life people go through, physically and mentally, you cant learn that in a book. So never feel like your to old, you have a really big advantage. I am not putting younger ones down, I think its great so they are pursuing nursing.(i wish i had,when i was younger) but there is something to be said for comforting older mature nurses. I have a few relatives who are really young RNs, the only pain they have had in there ln life, is cramps, and stress on how to spend their enormous paychecks :spin:.( just made myself laugh) anyway thats my 5 cent worth.
  5. by   luvmy3kids
    If you feel that it is too much for you right now, then I think you should drop it. Going through a divorce is hard enough! I can't imagine having to go through that with a daughter and 2 really hard science courses. I took A&P as my only class and that was all I could handle and I didn't have near the other obstacles in my life that you are dealing with right now.

    I know you would be out the $$, but you need some sigh of relief too. I hope whatever you decide works out for you. Good luck to you. My thoughts are with you!

    Jen
  6. by   NightOwl0624
    I'll bet you already know what you need to do. Just listen to that voice inside and you will make the right decision.

    If you do drop, don't let anyone make you feel bad about it.
    If you don't, best of luck and I hope it gets better for you!!
  7. by   joeyrr71
    same here. i'm taking 3 classes, working 40 hrs. a week, taking care of my grandfather who is dying of cancer, about to try ginseng for mental stress(trying to avoid alcohol) i'm dropping Pharmacology and plan to retake it next semester. i flunked the first 2 test and that's not like me!
    besides pharm. i'm taking speech & algebra. i'm applying for the nursing program next semester & i'm hoping that this action wont affect me. any advises will greatly help me, thanks.

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