I am trying to get my schedule sorted out here and it's just a mess.
I am applying next semester for the ADN program for fall admission. There are a total of 34 credit hours worth of pre-reqs and co-reqs that must be completed, however admission is based off the GPA of 5 specific pre-reqs: General Psych, English Comp I, A&P I, College Algebra, and Art Elective. The rest can be completed anytime before graduation during the nursing program, though most students have most completed by the time they start the program.
The entire list of required pre-reqs/co-reqs is, College Algebra, General Statistics, English Comp I & II, A&P I & II, General Psych, Developmental Psych, Art elective, Humanities Elective, and Microbiology.
For fall semester, I completed general psych, english comp I, and my art elective with straight A's, along with intermediate algebra that I had to do before I could get into college algebra.
I took A&P I and Microbiology previously in another nursing program I was enrolled in, and received an A. This college didn't accept the credits, so I must re-take them. So for spring, I have scheduled College Algebra, English Comp II, Biomedical Ethics (humanities elective), Developmental Psych, and A&P I.
I planned to take A&P II in the summer, and would only be left with Statistics and Microbiology to finish once in the program (if accepted). Here's the problem. I tested out of General Biology and Lab with my ACT score, which was a pre-req for A&P I. Had I not tested out, I wouldn't have been able to apply next semester for admission, and would've been put a year behind (they only take application once a year, in the spring). So I got lucky.
However, General Bio is a pre-req for Microbiology. I was told by an advisor, just take General Bio alongside A&P I or A&P II, it didn't matter, but to just try and get it all done to have Micro out the way before starting the nursing program because trying to focus on Micro and all the nursing classes would be too much.
So I considered making my Spring schedule look like this. Keep in mind, i don't work (I did during fall semester, but quit to focus on school), I'm not married, no kids, and live at home while I finish nursing school
with the gracious support of my parents, so I'm blessed to have all the time in the world to study.
English Comp II
A & P I
General Biology for Science Majors
General Biology Lab (only 1x a week)
It's really only 6 classes, not 7, since lab is only once a week and worth 1 credit hour. But, it's still a LOT. But my thinking was, I could then take A&P 2 and Microbiology together in the summer, and once in the nursing program, only have statistics left to take, and no hard sciences. I've been in a nursing program, I know how difficult and time consuming the nursing classes are, so I'm trying to get in there with as little co-reqs left to take as possible.
Thoughts (besides wow that's a lot! lol) from anyone that has tackled a very heavy schedule? I could realistically drop the humanities (biomedical ethics) and take it once in the program, since most humanities courses are extremely easy.