Does my Pre-nursing schedule sound fair?

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    So I am quite undecided on what to take these following semesters. I currently have a 4.0 GPA, and I don't want to screw things up. I am doing pre-nursing for an Associates RN program , and have already completed most of my general ed classes last year. Now I only have a few pre-reqs, but since I have extra units to full in being a full-time student, I was thinking of taking music classes as extra hobby type of thing. Would this be a good schedule? Or should I just stick to my classes that relate to my major :-/ ? In additon, I only need Statistics to transfer to a RN-BSN program, which I will be doing after obtaining my ADN.
    My current plan

    Spring 2013:
    Anatomy&Physio 2
    Microbiology
    Health Science(Associates grad requirment)
    Guitar Class(for fun)

    Summer:
    Swimming(Associates PE requirment/ for fun )

    Fall:
    Statistics
    Class Voice(for fun)
    Class Piano(for fun)
    Chemistry 2B(Organic)(for fun)
    Spanish 3N(for fun & useful in the workplace)

    I will be applying for the RN program this fall for spring 2014 admisson, that is why I am finishing off Physiology and Microbiology together. I am 20, no job, no kids, not married; planning to go full-time, because I'll rather go to college than be working at a part-time job in a local store. Thanks for the tips!
    Last edit by PR120 on Jan 30, '13 : Reason: spelling
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    Hi Pily20,

    Your schedule seems like a good plan, this spring will be fairly challenging with Micro and A&P. Your idea to take music classes is sound for two reasons: you enjoy music and it provides a nice right brain balance to the science studies. Kudos for picking up Organic Chem in the fall...it's hard, but you'll use it in so many ways as a nurse. Good luck with your studies!

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    A&P and micro will definitely be challenging. Are you sure you want to take them together? I'm in a&p now and I barely have time to breathe. But I do work a full time time and have one other class once a week... The music is def a great idea though.
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    I would only do what's required and move either a & p or micro to the fall & take it with stats and Spanish.
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    @it's annberg
    Thank you.
    Last edit by PR120 on Jan 30, '13 : Reason: spelling
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    @Heather9258
    Yes, I'm taking both A&P and micro together because we need to finish all of the science pre-reqs(A&P I,II,Micro) before we apply. Since I am applying this upcoming fall, I need to finish them this Spring. It's very challenging, but that is one of the reasons why I was thinking of taking Statistics until next sememster. I think it's very hard to be working full time, but it's certaintly doable. I know quite a few classmates who are struggling with the same issue, and some of them are also moms. Best of luck to you Heather!
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    Quote from zoe92
    I would only do what's required and move either a & p or micro to the fall & take it with stats and Spanish.
    The fact that I have to go full time for financial aid reasons and to stay in a EOPS program(Extended Opportunity Services), I don't know what else to fill in. Since Organic Chem is another science course, I will wait until fall to take it. My other plan was to take Statistics instead of guitar class this spring, but I think with Micro and A&P II, I have plenty of studying hours already.
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    Why not add a class or two during the summer, that way either of the other two semesters will be lighter? Especially since swimming is your only course. Also, I'm not sure how your aid works, but do you only have so many semesters before it runs out, or no?
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    Quote from PrinceCharming
    Why not add a class or two during the summer, that way either of the other two semesters will be lighter? Especially since swimming is your only course. Also, I'm not sure how your aid works, but do you only have so many semesters before it runs out, or no?
    Hmm, well the thing is that my college doesn't offer A&P II or micro over summer. Rarely do they offer Organic Chem as well. As far as financial aid goes, I get more money if I go full-time, which I use to help out my family. Plus EOPS want all of their students to enroll in full-time. I am in EOPS because it gives me an extra 5 points(low-income, first generation college student) in getting in for the RN program.
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    My other Schedule was a bit more nursing orientated:

    Spring 13'
    A&P II,
    Micro
    Nutrition
    Health Science

    Summer:
    Swimming

    Fall:
    Organic Chem
    Spanish 3N
    Statistics
    Yoga
    I am so undecided


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