Too many science classes?
- 0Aug 9, '11 by bkhadijahI am in a typical situation. I have a BS in Sociology which means I took little or no science classes and graduated. I am trying to get into an accelerated nursing program ASAP. The only way I can do that is to pile on the classes, but I'm wondering how many classes is too many. This semester I am registered for.. and don't laugh:
Am I preparing for my own funeral, or is this possible if I study hard? Also, I only work on the weekends, have military husband who is away and no kids.. so very little distractions. Am I over extending myself or is it possible if I study? I am a good student, lots of time on my hands, but have only taken a few science courses- so I have no idea what to expect.
- 0Aug 9, '11 by Reese2012That is a lot to take in one semester, but if you have a lot of free time on your hands, I would say go for it. On the first day when you get the syllabus, look to see when test dates are, and if there are too many tests on the same day, I would recommend dropping a class or two. Chemistry, Bio2 and Anatomy are going to be your toughest subjects!
- 0Aug 9, '11 by iridescence89Hi!
Do you have labs for A&P, Bio, and Chem? If all three classes have labs, you might want to consider dropping one of the lab classes. Science classes with labs are really time consuming, but you can always go to class the first few weeks, talk with the professors about your aspirations and concerns.. and drop one of your lab classes if you feel that it might be too much to handle.
I'm in the same boat as you too. I just graduated with a BS in Business from Carnegie Mellon and want to get into an ABSN program as well. I'm trying to finish all my prereqs in 1.5 years so I can hopefully start nursing school with the Spring 2013 cohort. I already took Stats, Bio, and Chem in college so this fall I'll be taking:
1. A&P I w/lab
2. Microbiology w/lab
4. Biomedical Ethics
5. Developmental Psychology I
I can definitely say I'm worried about taking A&P and Microbio together...
- 0Aug 9, '11 by bkhadijahI work 6-3 on weekends. After I thought about it today, I think I will keep the 3 science classes. I can always take stats and dev. pys over the winter online. I NEED to take the science classes because they are prereqs to get into other classes. I think it will be rough- but possible.
- 0Aug 10, '11 by SlinkyheadRNPersonally I think that you should probably drop the chem....and keep the rest...I took 19 credits last semester while working full time with a part time job as well but I had already taken AP1 and Bio sooo I have the background already. AP1 is reeaaaaallllyy time consuming and chemistry is another language. Also dev psych is not as easy as it sounds and stats is a killer if you're not a pro at math. so although you have lots of time on your hands three sciences w/labs plus stats and dev psych sounds like a horrible idea. You need to retain all the knowledge you will be gaining from these classes. You should take only what you have to. Chem can wait.