Long-time reader, first time poster, and I'm looking for some advice.
I am taking prerequisites for a BSN program in my area at a community college. The community college offers two A&P classes: "Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology" which is a one semester course, and the year-long Anatomy & Physiology I & II. "Fundamentals" is designed for students who are going into the college's ADN program, but the BSN program that I am applying to at a different school accepts it to fulfill the requirement. The major difference as far as I can tell between the classes (besides the length of time) is that the year-long class works with cadavers in lab (or, I should say, the instructor works with the cadavers) and I imagine that it goes into more depth.
I am applying to start the BSN program in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013. I work full-time and plan to work full-time until I start nursing school
, so I can only reasonably take one class of this nature at a time. I also have microbiology to take. The BSN program I would like to attend offers provisional acceptance to students that still have pre-reqs to finish. I have considered taking remaining pre-reqs while enrolled in some of the early nursing classes, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea. To give you some background information about me, I am 25 and I have a master's degree. I am eager to get into and get done with nursing school, but I do not
want to compromise the quality of my education for the sake of speediness. I do plan on continuing my nursing education and becoming a NP at some point.
Any suggestions or comments or experiences would be greatly appreciated!