Is it possible to take A&P 1 and 2 together

  1. Hi, I am a pre-nursing student. I am trying to get into the nursing program for fall and I need to make to retake 2 of the four sciences to get in. I applied for the nursing program at my school for the first time and didn't get in because I made All C's in my sciences. Therefore, this semester I want to ONLY take A&P 1 and 2 together and that's it. I finished all my prerequisites except for govt 2. However I'm going to take that in the summer. Is it possible to take A&P 1 and 2 together with no other classes involved? PLEASE HELP!!!!
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  3. by   AKreader
    As far as how doable it would be work wise, if those were your only two, you could probably do it.
    However, in my experience they aren't offered at the same time. For example, both universities I have been to offer 1 in the fall and 2 in the spring.
  4. by   thecareerchanger
    I do not see how you can take A&P 1 and 2 together since A&P 1 generally needs to be completed before you can take A&P 2, as far as I know
  5. by   PennyS
    You may be able to take them in one semester as an accelerated option. The community college where I took my prereqs offers them in one semester and they are 7-8 weeks long. So you would take A&P 1 for the first 8 weeks followed by A&P II the last 7 weeks.
  6. by   queserasera
    A girl I got to school with to human bio 1&2 (which is like, A&P lite) and is now taking a&PI&II next semester together, she had to get permission from the department head.
  7. by   Compassion_x
    I don't think you can usually. A&P 1 is usually listed as a prereq for A&P 2.
  8. by   Miiki
    Since you've already completed A&P I with a C and completed the requirements for taking A&P II (obviously since you've already taken it) you should be able take them together in your situation. My school would allow this except my school doesn't allow you to retake classes that you make a C or higher.

    I once took Chem 1 and 2 together where Chem 1 was a prereq for Chem 2 because I 'passed' Chem 1 with a D the semester before.
  9. by   readyforachangenow
    Our communication college offers a&p 1 in the first half of the semester then you take a&p 2 in the second half. You only pay for one class.
  10. by   pookiebaby
    Yep i know. I just figured since I have already taken both of them that they would let me take them at the same time this go around.
  11. by   pookiebaby
    Thanks everyone for your feedback
  12. by   ArrowRN
    did you check with the college to see if you can even retake courses you already passed? C's are considered passes and some schools wont even allow you to retake courses you already passed. I know financial aid won't pay for you to retake them so most likely you will have to pay for them yourself or pay another college to get it done. The second thing is, since you got C's first time around you should consider taking these separately to focus on one at a time and get A's. Rushing to get them done could leave you ending up getting C's again.
    As you know nursing is a very competitive and you really need A's in the sciences. If you talk to the school and they said you cant retake, your alternative route would be to get into an LPN program which is usually 1 year in length and then do a bridge LPN to RN or LPN to BSN program might be the best course of action in your case. Talk to an advisor about your options.
  13. by   MsPebbles
    In my school A&P I and II are combined into one semester. I loved every minute of that class, but boy, was it intense!
  14. by   Java_Wench
    It depends on your school. I took both of them in the same semester last spring (I had to retake API because it had been over 5 years since I'd taken it and my school has a rule that it has to be within 5 years for application to the nursing program). It was a little rough, but doable. The main difficulty was just learning two systems at a time instead of one, but I finished with an A and a B, so yes, it can be done. Good luck!