I'm so confused......

  1. Ok, signing up for next semester and need to choose between MicroBio and A&PI. Some others have said to take A&PI before Micro because it will help with Micro, but I'm just not sure. I also would like to squeeze in a hybrid Dev. Psch class. This past semester was my first year back in 13yrs!!! Very hard, I really don't even know if I'm going to get into the next science classes with my "barely" C in Bio(studying my booty off for finals!). But anyway, insight and direction is greatly appreciated. Also am I taking on too much wanting to add a Psch class to Science???
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  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from kkelkel99
    Ok, signing up for next semester and need to choose between MicroBio and A&PI. Some others have said to take A&PI before Micro because it will help with Micro, but I'm just not sure. I also would like to squeeze in a hybrid Dev. Psch class. This past semester was my first year back in 13yrs!!! Very hard, I really don't even know if I'm going to get into the next science classes with my "barely" C in Bio(studying my booty off for finals!). But anyway, insight and direction is greatly appreciated. Also am I taking on too much wanting to add a Psch class to Science???

    Well imo either micro will help you with AP I or ApI will help you with micro lol. There is a little overlap in both, I think the biology class willl help you more. Both classes require a lot of work, lab time and studying, I took AP I first and micro along with AP II together.

    As far as taking psych with it, only you will be able to tell that, depends on what other things you have going on and how much time you will have to study. If your barely making a C now in biology I would say scale down and take only the one science for now. Slow and steady wins the race!
  4. by   LMRN10
    I agree, either one will help you with the other, no matter what order. I took A&P first and then Micro, but it would have been fine the other way around too. At least that is how it was at my school. I liked both classes...they were both interesting, but in my opinion, doesn't matter what order you decide on.

    I also agree with Psych info from the pp...maybe think about scaling it down this next semester if you don't think you will make the grade, but you are the only one who will know that.
  5. by   modelmama07
    Take A&P I before taking Micro. You learn a lot about organic molecules, cells, and tissues which will help you understand why certain microorganisms affect your organs. At my school, you have to take A&P I before getting into Micro. In the end, it is your choice but that is my recommendation. If you have to take Chemistry, I would suggest taking that with A&P I they tend to go hand in hand, in the beginning.
  6. by   AprilRNhere
    I agree they kind of help each other out. We were required to take A&P before micro...and really helped. BUT, I remember thinking how much easier physiology would have been if i'd already had micro. Either way...it's ALOT of studying. Don't get behind...as it's near impossible to catch up.
  7. by   FionaSophia
    I think if you have taken general Chem and Bio, Micro won't be to hard. I am Taking it now, and I really don't think it is too hard. The concepts are not difficult to understand, you just have to really put forth the effort at test time. Devpsych is one of the easiest classes I have taken so far so I think you could take it with the Micro and it wouldn't be an overload. I study for micro about 3 hrs a week and about 10 hrs before a test. Dev psych I didn't even read the book and got an A based on lecture. So just remember if you want it bad enough, you CAN make it happen.

    End of pep talk.
  8. by   NoviceRN10
    To me it makes sense to take the micro before the A&P because microbiology is the foundation of your anatomy! You having biology right now will help you when you start micro, some of it will be repeated information.
  9. by   caliotter3
    I have to agree that biology is the foundation for all of these sciences. If you are having trouble with biology, then I also think you should scale down and take one science at a time.
  10. by   Mitsucar
    I have to give my two cents and say that it would be better to take a&p i before microbiology because it's real hard to study micro without a foundation to begin with. I also think that because of its difficulty, micro should be in your last semester - therefore if you are applying to a school that allows you to have pre-reqs in progress they'll never see the grade *sneaky* until after the admissions decision is made.
  11. by   caliotter3
    At the schools that I applied to when one had prerequisites in progress (if that was even allowed when applying), one had to submit forms along with the application that stated the grade to date with the instructor's signature.
  12. by   Daytonite
    As someone who has been an RN for 30+ years and been in nursing school twice: once for my ADN to get my RN license and then went back for my BSN and was required to re-take all my science classes again, I think I'm pretty confident in telling you that neither one has much to do with the other. Micro is related more to biology than it is to anatomy! Micro-B I O L O G Y. It has to do with the study of bacteria, yeasts and viruses that live in our world, not just our bodies. Don't believe everything you hear, or at least submit these people to some scrutinizing questions of "why", "why" and more "why". If your college catalog doesn't require anatomy as a pre-requisite for this course, then it doesn't make sense that you need to be taking anatomy first.

    After I posted I thought I should Edit this and add this bit of wisdom. . .you are wanting to be a nurse. Nurses make rational judgments every day of their working lives. That is what nursing school teaches and prepares you to do whether you are aware of this right now or not. Rational judgments are based upon the use of good information from reliable sources. Listening to some student that you may or may not know very well is not being very rational or responsible. Use your college resources such as counselors and the printed materials such as the college catalog. That's why someone went to the trouble of producing them. Gossip and hearsay will get you into more trouble than you can possibly imagine. Early in your nursing classes you will get a lecture on the importance of objective versus subjective data collection. Listening to the advice of people without verifying their statements is relying on subjective data and this doesn't hold much validity in the scientific world of which you are about to enter as a nurse.
    Last edit by Daytonite on Nov 24, '07
  13. by   LovePeas
    This or that lol ty though and I guess it would've helped to state that I'm free(no kids, no hubbie) I manage a bar that I've been stuck in for a decade. My bf is as supportive as he can be. oh and I have a dog, so those are my responsibilities. School, work, bf, dog(not necessarily in order of priority!!!) Again I appreciate the feedback
  14. by   LovePeas
    :icon_hug:That's the best advice I've heard since I have began this journey. Thank you dearly.

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