How many sciences should I take at once? - page 2
I'm planning on starting my prerequisites in the spring and I decided to go full time in order to apply to BSN programs as soon as possible. The classes I need to take are A&P 1 and 2, Micro,... Read More
Oct 13, '07Starting November 1st I will be working 2 12 hour shifts a week. My A&P I class starts Oct 22 so that should work out fine. My math class will end as the A&P starts so I'll be doing A&P with English. I think this should be fairly reasonable.
I really want to have all my pre-requisites done by the end of the Spring semester. I am taking all my classes online so I can start classes every two weeks. Starting in January, after I finish English, I would like to take Micro and unfortunately I will have to take Chemistry. I had 3 years of chemistry with lab in high school though. I just can't seem to get credit for them because I went to high school in Belgium. I did have my diploma evaluated and I asked them to evaluate my last grade card class per class so I could get credit for it. But apparently they don't really know how to do this. Depending on how hard the A&PI is for me, I might start Chemistry early. That way I'll have more time for A&PII and Micro. I just really hope it'll work out!!
Oct 13, '07Just keep in mind that some programs accept applications based on your prerequisite grades...
Oct 13, '07I would not recommend more than one lecture and lab science course at a time. There is alot of information to cover and having two science classes are overwhelming. From experience I know having little ones allows less studying time.You could always take your Human Development and Statistics instead.
Oct 14, '07Fall 2007 is my first time back in college in 10 years. I'm a lunatic though, I took 16 hours off the bat:
AP I, Sociology, Nutrition, Human Growth/Dev, and Stats
Next semester I'm dropping down to 12 hours, but I'm taking 3 sciences with labs:
AP 2, Micro, and Chem.
Then I'm relaxing this summer and starting the nursing program Fall 2008. Not yet accepted, but they told me I was guaranteed with all my prereqs done and 98th percentile on the NLN.
Oct 14, '07This semester I'm taking chemistry and I had to take a general biology class before I could take the A&P or Microbiology classes. I guess it all depends on how much you feel you can handle. When you start the actual nursing courses, you'll have a heavy workload. In my personal opinion, taking more than one science course a semester in a way could prepare you for what's to come later.
Oct 16, '07Thanks for all of the advice.
I think I might start out with just 1 lab science and human development for the first semester and see how things work for me.
My family is about an hour and a half from us so I won't get a lot of outside help. I plan on taking day classes and putting my 15 month old in day care part time. Most of my studying will have to take place at night after she's asleep.
I'm trying to get the best possible grades and do this in 3 semesters. Spring, Summer, Fall.