Quote from Soon2BRN1980
I am currently taking my pre req. for the TCC Nursing program. From everyone experience, would you suggest taking A & P I and Microbiology during the same semester?
I know Microbiology is learning about the cells, and A & P I is more about the body itself.
What do you suggest?
Also, do anyone suggest taking A & P II during the winter mester?
I am curious and I need some advice.
You actually have it backwards. A&P I you learn about the cells, A&P II
you'll start learning more about bones, organs, etc.
Microbiology is the study if very small living things called microorganisms.
You learn about germs, protozoans, bacteria, virology, mycology, parasitology. You learn about the important men of microbiogly, the microscope, all sorts of fun stuff.
Also , how to identify these germs under a microscope. Ooh, I hated
that part. During lab test, they put this stuff under a microscope and
you have to identify it. Yeah right, like we'll use this in nursing.
And most importantly, how to wash your hands!! LOL
Once again, my opinion, I think you should take one science per semester, this is also what TCC nursing program recommends. However, I don't know what kind of student you are. You may be smart as a whip and can do it
with no problem.
TCC nursing also looks at how many 'Ws' are on a person's transcript, so you want to be very careful about dropping classes. Too many do not look good. If you make a C, you'll have to retake the course, so you're best off to NOT be in a hurry and do it right.
My suggestions, take A&P I in a regular full semester with lifespan and if you do okay, then maybe you can consider taking the rest of the two sciences together.
Only my suggestions. I've seen too many people get in a hurry because
they need their degree 'yesterday' and they overload themselves or they
don't give themselves enough time. They end up having to repeat a course due to being overloaded. Start small, then work up.