Which Prereq is Harder: A&P or Microbiology or Chem? - page 3

Curious to know what the consensus is with regards to the difficulty of these nursing school science prereqs. I personally have not yet taken micro (will do so spring '10) so I don't have a basis... Read More

  1. by   lightsnoise
    I am going to say Physiology...
  2. by   choc0late
    I just finished up micro over 5 weeks during the summer. I honestly have FEARED that class all through school. I was utterly terrified of it. As it turns out I got an A- and loved the class. It wasn't what I would say hard is at all. It all made sense and was just alot of info to learn. But hard,no. Same goes for A&P 1&2, I loved part 2 hated part 1. For me Chem was by far the hardest,worst class I have ever taken. But I hate math and it makes no sense to me what-so-ever! So my vote is chem!
  3. by   Meant2beRN
    Great question! I often wondered the same thing.
  4. by   PacoUSA
    Quote from lightsnoise
    I am going to say Physiology...
    You know something? I forgot that some students take separate classes in Anatomy & Physiology. I took them together as 1 & 2. Hmmm ... I could see Physiology on its own being a real killer.
  5. by   rickelli
    Like you i took A&P 1 and 2 in the summer back to back for 10 weeks. It was extremely intense but I managed and recieved an A in 1 and a B in 2. A&P 2 was much harder for me but my teacher was much harder. I then took Micro in the fall (last year) and I loved it. It is actually really interesting and way easier than A&P. I hated CHEM but that doesn't interest me like Micro and A&P.You will do fine if you took A&P in the summer then no worries for Micro. ----Kelli
  6. by   pezamistik
    I am currently taking Micro, so I don't feel I can include that one in my comparison. So far I am doing well and enjoying the class.

    I think I am in the minority based on what I've read so far on this thread, but I LOVED Chemistry. I'm a math geek (so far I've taken three math classes, LoL), so anything to do with math, conversions, etc...I thoroughly enjoy.

    As for A&P I & II, I think I had a harder time with the material covered in A&P I. I had an easier time learning about the different body systems in A&P II.
  7. by   SoCaliGirl
    For those who hated Chem...did you find it necessary to have before taking Physiology? It's not required at my school but they say you won't do well in Physio without it. I'd rather not take it if it won't affect anything.
  8. by   Elle_Guerira
    Quote from SoCaliGirl
    For those who hated Chem...did you find it necessary to have before taking Physiology? It's not required at my school but they say you won't do well in Physio without it. I'd rather not take it if it won't affect anything.
    Based on my experience, I could see how Chem would come into play in Physio (electrolytes come into mind), but other than that, I think I could've done well if I hadn't taken it before Physio. On the other hand, I do recommend taking Chem as it does prep you prior to taking Pharmacology -- another doozy of a class.
  9. by   rickelli
    I would say that you could get by without having chem for Physiology. I did not remember a thing from my chem class and don't even know how I managed to get a B especially since my teacher was horrible. But I took it before Anatomy and Physiology and I don't think I really had to use it. I might have understood some of the things that they talked about because it refreshed my memory but really I didn't see that we used it. I would say that a beginning biology class would help out more. Good Luck!---kelli

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