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Am I going to survive it?

GabiSims GabiSims (New) New

Due to my late decision to go into nursing and my hopes of getting in by 2016 I have a pre-req load with very little flexibility. I got my Bachelor's in sociology, so I'm having to take most of my science courses.

Because of the time frame I have, it looks like I will be taking A&P 1 and micro together in the spring, as well as A&P 2 and chem during the summer. Taking the two sciences together scares me, BUT I do have a lot of free time at my office job where I can study and I will only be taking the two classes each term. This will be doable with the right dedication and effort right?

I am currently taking med term, human nutrition, and biology with all A's and still have free time. I'm hoping that's a good sign.

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A and p plus micro sounds like a lot of studying and reading to do.

A and p 2 plus chem is going to be almost the same intensity in terms of studying and reading.

all your free time should be used accordingly to your studies and some break time.

i didn't do it like this but I think it should be doable given that you are determined to study everyday with great concentration.

Two science courses are a huge commitment because you want the best grade possible.

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

It's possible. Last fall I took A&P II with micro and 3 other classes and did fine. I would be concerned with summer. That's a lot to do in 8 weeks. Just make sure you stay on top of it.

My school offers a 12 week summer schedule along with the 8 and 6 week ones. I'm hoping I can get both classes into the 12 week! I took AP chem in high school like 9 years ago, I was scared to take the test though. I've heard a lot of people say chem makes other classes easier, so hopefully the other classes will make chem easier! I've taken med term and I helped my husband get through survey of a&p and most of my family is in the medical field. I'm hoping all of this combined will make it work.

I took A&P & Micro during a 10 weeks summer course. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I figured, if I can't handle two science classes together, how am I going to survive nursing school.

That's kind of the way I'm looking at it too. If nursing is as intense and time consuming as everyone says, then I think I should be able to handle two science courses if I want to make it through.