"A&P 1" and "Lifespan Growth and Development" Question

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Hello fellow nurses/student nurses!

I will be taking Anatomy and Physiology 1 this fall semester at a community college and I know it can be a difficult class, lots of memorization for sure. What are your opinions of me adding Psychology: Lifespan Growth and Development on top of it? Is Psychology: Lifespan Growth and Development hard? Should I even take this class alongside A&P 1? 

Hope to hear back from some of you.

Best regards.

Lifespan really depends on the instructor as to how hard or easy it can be.  I would recommend checking a site such as rate my professors and looking up the school and professor you are planning on taking.

Sorry I couldn't be more exact, but it really is a hit or miss class, dependent on the instructor.

6 hours ago, drvb said:

Hello fellow nurses/student nurses!

I will be taking Anatomy and Physiology 1 this fall semester at a community college and I know it can be a difficult class, lots of memorization for sure. What are your opinions of me adding Psychology: Lifespan Growth and Development on top of it? Is Psychology: Lifespan Growth and Development hard? Should I even take this class alongside A&P 1? 

Hope to hear back from some of you.

Best regards.

Hello 🙂  , If it were me I'd try to take them separately , I'm a pre-nursing student I actually took both of these classes together (along with another science during the fall) ... they require a lot of work and you'll find yourself focusing more on AP1 which can get harder , especially after you move the first 7 chapters. The thing with Lifespan Growth and Development is like Merlgirlc said is the professor, I had a very easy professor  for Lifespan and Growth but will admit she had us doing big projects which sometimes got in the way for studying other classes! If you want to take these classes together just make sure you have a good set of teachers and possibly look into take the psych class online!

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Those courses can make your life hectic generally whether your professors make them liberated and easier.  Everything consum3s your time.

Honyebee, CNA

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If you know your A&P and are confident to pass it without any issue, then do it. I don't recommend to take more classes. I met enough students who often found themselves contemplating repeating A&P. That's up to you. I've been there and done that where I was stubborn and rejected what others shared with me. I just liked to whine back then. 😒 

I also repeated my A&P I and II. These weren't because of bad grades--too old according to the nursing curriculum. I didn't have problems passing them at excellent grades. My professor, I needed money, permitted me to missed my lectures except lab skills because I was doing well. It was our agreement that I wouldn't blame if I scored low. Well, I kept my word. I exited the class successfully and got some money to pay my tuition, car, and auto insurance without touching my saving for those days I won't be able to miss class anymore. 

I hope that those who are like me can find their ways to succeed, too.  

 

Lots of variables here. Depends on what kind of student you are, for one. I remember A&P being difficult as I didn't have a real strong science background. I remember the first time they talked about cellular respiration and being totally amazed, I didn't know that! So, I gave the class the respect it deserved and did study a lot. I know I took other classes too and did find. You'll find that when you get in to your nursing classes you'll study A LOT. In fact, there will be little time to do anything else after study, tests, and clinicals. So if you took these 2 classes it might be a good precursor for what is to come. don't want to scare you or be a downer, but it is what it is. All through nursing I told myself that this too shall pass. It really does go by fast, before you know it you're done. But while you're there you are living in a little microcosm that is student nursing😀

On 8/4/2021 at 3:44 PM, drvb said:

Hello fellow nurses/student nurses!

I will be taking Anatomy and Physiology 1 this fall semester at a community college and I know it can be a difficult class, lots of memorization for sure. What are your opinions of me adding Psychology: Lifespan Growth and Development on top of it? Is Psychology: Lifespan Growth and Development hard? Should I even take this class alongside A&P 1? 

Hope to hear back from some of you.

Best regards.

Hello, I think it is excellent to take them together. If those are your only two classes it should be pretty easy. Anatomy and Physiology requires a ton of your time. Developmental psychology material is easier to remember so not as strenuous to study for. Anatomy is just running drills multiple times daily just to remember enough of it to ace an exam. Anatomy was tough, but in retrospect I enjoyed studying for it. I used to think studying for Developmental Psychology was sort of like “taking a break” from Anatomy and Physiology. 

29 minutes ago, Rach1234567 said:

Hello, I think it is excellent to take them together. If those are your only two classes it should be pretty easy. Anatomy and Physiology requires a ton of your time. Developmental psychology material is easier to remember so not as strenuous to study for. Anatomy is just running drills multiple times daily just to remember enough of it to ace an exam. Anatomy was tough, but in retrospect I enjoyed studying for it. I used to think studying for Developmental Psychology was sort of like “taking a break” from Anatomy and Physiology. 

 Hey , I agree. I felt the only time I really had to buckle down for Developmental Psych was only for the projects , everything else was pretty much easy. 

On 7/26/2021 at 5:54 PM, Venu05 said:

Hi everyone, I just got accepted to Fall semester 2021. I just want to ask, how’s the clinical works? I heard some days are doing virtual and some days are in person, due to pandemic. Thanks in advance!

 

18 hours ago, Miquelia103 said:

Yes, 50foryou

I know who your off was =( do u mind sharing your notes. I was on her waiting list. And dint make it in,I’m now in a class where he seems like a robot. 

 

 

On 8/4/2021 at 10:44 PM, TheNursingdoll said:

Hello 🙂  , If it were me I'd try to take them separately , I'm a pre-nursing student I actually took both of these classes together (along with another science during the fall) ... they require a lot of work and you'll find yourself focusing more on AP1 which can get harder , especially after you move the first 7 chapters. The thing with Lifespan Growth and Development is like Merlgirlc said is the professor, I had a very easy professor  for Lifespan and Growth but will admit she had us doing big projects which sometimes got in the way for studying other classes! If you want to take these classes together just make sure you have a good set of teachers and possibly look into take the psych class online!

 

My growth and development class was a lot of easy busy work.  It was very easy, but it was definitely 3ish hours per week of work..