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A&P II Summer 2010

I have to take A&P II this summer so that I can progress into the nursing classes in the fall...and I was planning on taking it at my local community college, but when I went to register today, I found that the class is full. So now I have to figure out where I'm going to take it. I can take it at my college as a 5 week evening course. This would require me to live on campus for 5 weeks of the summer because commuting just wouldn't make any sense. I could also take it at the community college up by my college. That is a 9 week option, 2 nights a week so I could commute. Which would be better?

I have to take A&P II this summer so that I can progress into the nursing classes in the fall...and I was planning on taking it at my local community college, but when I went to register today, I found that the class is full. So now I have to figure out where I'm going to take it. I can take it at my college as a 5 week evening course. This would require me to live on campus for 5 weeks of the summer because commuting just wouldn't make any sense. I could also take it at the community college up by my college. That is a 9 week option, 2 nights a week so I could commute. Which would be better?

Only you can decide which is the better option. The 5 week course would be over much sooner, but you'd also have to pay for living expenses on campus. The 9 week community college course seems convenient, but find out if your school will accepts nursing pre-reqs from other colleges. Some don't have a problem with it, others prefer you to take all of your classes there and will give special consideration to students who do so.

My school does accept credits from other colleges. I got approval for the course at my local CC, and I'm sure that the course at CC up by my college will get approval too because that is where many of the people who go to my nursing school take their prereqs.

It's true that the 5 week class would be over sooner which is what I want...but I don't want to live on campus for a good chunk of the summer...and also, at my college, it would be way expensive! About $2200 just for the tuition.

At the CC, it would be about $600 for the course, and I could live at home...

A lot of my decision will be based on what my friend is doing. She's in the same situation as I am. We were both going to take it at our local CC (the same one since we're from the same area), and neither of us can...and doing it together would make life so much easier for both of us!

Yes. The decision will be up to you. I would still suggest live on campus so you can just focus on your studies and no distractions. It might be expensive but it will be worth it.

By the way, I am taking A&P I and A&P II during the summer at the university I am currently in and also some other classes. I will be paying $11,000 roughly for the summer semester.

It is so much better than going to a CC. You will learn more.

- J

I would not want to cram A&PII into a short summer term, so I would choose the 9 week over a 5 week course.

I agree. I feel like A&P is one of those classes that you really need to learn and not just cram your way through. Because of that, I would take the 9 week course. There is a ton of material to cover and I simply don't think that I could adequately learn the material in a 5 week session. Sure, you could do it, and do well in a 5 week course and have more summer to play. However, I would think of it from the longterm standpoint. When you're standing in clinical, do you think that you would have retained as much in that short course as you would in the longer session?

PatMac10,RN, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Nursing Education, CVICU, Float Pool.

I wanted to comment on what Jasgop said about taking the course on your university campus. I don't know how the economy is affecting you, but why would you take a course, the same course, at the more expensive place if the university will accept the credit from another place, that less money for you. Trust me when I say that there is no difference in the education you recieve at a cc than a university. Thank You.

Of course...varying views.

I have to talk it over with my friend. If she has a strong opinion, then I'll go with what she wants because I don't want to go it alone if I don't have to.

I took A & P 2 last summer and it was a 8 week course. It was the hardest thing that I ever did, and I'm a 4.0 student. I did get a 'A' in the class, but it meant studying about 50 hours a week outside of the 15 hours a week sitting in class.

I would opt for the longer course. Are you going to be working during the summer?

Wow @ 11K for a summer semester.

I'm hoping to be working, but there's absolutely no guarantee that I will since my current job is giving tours of my school, and I can't do that in the summer.

Well this is BS...

My friend's mom called the CC and got her into the class! I have no idea how because I was told that the class is full...so now I really need to get into the class and not take it elsewhere because a) it would be completely unfair of them to let her in and not me and b) it would be way more convenient, especially since we could then study together because of being in the same class.

MsMagnificent

Specializes in None,but plan to be well trained in all.

Did you ask your friend what her mother said to get her in the class? Maybe she can help you out with getting in:idea:

Did you ask your friend what her mother said to get her in the class? Maybe she can help you out with getting in:idea:

I did ask...and she didn't know. She said that she would ask, but I don't know when she will...

So apparently her mom just called at the opportune moment because there was an opening since someone had dropped.

Ugh.

But as of right now, it looks like I'll be taking the class online through another CC. The professor has GREAT reviews on RateMyProfessors.com, of both her classroom stuff and her online stuff...and that would be better than having to spend 2 hours driving there each day...

Have you considered taking it online if your college accepts it? EduKan's are $500 (plus books), so it might save you time and gas.

Have you considered taking it online if your college accepts it? EduKan's are $500 (plus books), so it might save you time and gas.

Um...if you read my last post, you would have seen that it looks like I'm gonna do it online through another CC (gotta love being in NY and having the SUNY system! It makes it easy to know which class is what).

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