Two sciences at once??

  1. I have a big dilemma.. by summer of this year I'll be 18 credit hours short of applying for nursing school. The main classes I need are human anatomy part 2, General chem & General microbiology. The rest are religion courses. Can I take two sciences at once? And which ones should I take? I do work full time as well as school. I just don't want to take that extra semester for one class you know? So please help!!
  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   ItsThatJenGirl
    I took two sciences with two other "fluffier" classes for a year. It was fine. Just stay on top of your stuff.

    I did A&P with Micro.
  4. by   Sour Lemon
    You know your capabilities better than we do. I thought microbiology was a "blowoff" class, but found chemistry and anatomy to be very challenging. Consider you might be waiting longer than a semester (like forever) to get into a nursing program if you don't keep your grades high.
  5. by   AceOfHearts<3
    I took chem 2 and micro together (and had a hour+ drive each way to the school every day) and nannied 15-20 hours a week.
  6. by   sallyrnrrt
    I took 4 in one semester
  7. by   thatgirl2478
    I'm doing A&P 2 with Micro now, it's not awful.
  8. by   KelRN215
    Our program was set up so that we took A&P 1 and Chemistry in the same semester. People who joined the program as sophomores took A&P, Micro and Chem all in the same semester.
  9. by   mmc51264
    I was a biology major, I took two life sciences and chemistry.
  10. by   NurseCard
    Numerous nursing students at my school took A+P, and microbiology at
    the same time and did just fine.
  11. by   FrenchNurse18
    I'm currently taking A&P2 and Microbiology. In my program, Micro requires a lot of memorization while A&P2 is focused on the understanding of how things work, which can be challenging at times.
    Good luck!
  12. by   RNRachelY
    I'm doing A&P 2 with Micro and have A's but it hard! Studying all day and I can't work because that too much with a baby too.
  13. by   crossfitandnursing
    I took A&P I, Chem, Micro, and Human Patho all in the same semester on top of working 2 jobs and finished with a 4.0. You'll be fine!
  14. by   scobyroo
    I'm currently taking A&P alongside Micro. I actually have found it to be extremely helpful, in that at least for the first half of the semester the content we were learning was lined up every week. (Granted, that could be happenstance, but it's been helpful anyway!) We were learning mechanisms of Eukaryotic cells in both the same week, the same with chemistry basics, etc. You'll find a lot of crossover between most science courses, so sometimes taking them at the same time can be a little easier than you think, in that your study time is reduced. A mitochondria is a mitochondria in either Micro or A&P.