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Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology in one semester?

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I'm planning out my prerequisites to apply for nursing programs in Spring and Fall of 2014. I have quite a few courses to get through in one year. I need to take General Biology and Intro to Chemistry this Spring semester. I can't take Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology until I've completed Biology and Chemistry. Unless one is offered over the summer (which I doubt) it's looking like I might need to take all 3 in the Fall of 2013. Is this a bad idea or is it possible? I don't have to work full time thankfully but I do have a 3 year old.

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there are 3 or 4 threads going on about this same topic, but really it is up to you and how determined you are to do well with such a course load. good luck with what you decide on.

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It is possible. Very possible. I took A&P II, Microbiology, Spanish, Spirituality, and Fundamental's of Nursing all in one semester. B's in A&P II, Micro, and Spanish; A's in Spirituality and Nursing. So you can do very well. Actually, I think those three classes are a good combo.

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It'll be difficult, no doubt, but if you're determined, yes it can be done and many students on here have managed it successfully (some pulling straight A's). For spring I am taking A&P I and Microbiology along with 4 other classes (English Comp II, Developmental Psychology, Biomedical Ethics, and College Algebra). Don't fall behind, stay on top of your studies, and stay focused and you'll likely do just fine. Good luck!

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pnkgirl25 has 1 years experience and specializes in Wound Care.

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I did it... over the summer. It was awful but I made it through. Knocked out all three in 3 months. Worse summer of my life but I'm happy it's behind me.

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Wow, you sound like a very strong student that will do awesome! Good for You!

As for me, well... I am a slower student! HA! Have one science class, with an online class... With work that is all I can handle. :sarcastic:

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thelittledoe specializes in Surgical.

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I took A&P I and Micro back to back in the summer with 6 week courses. I worked full time (36 hours/week) throughout as well. It was not the best option but remember, it is only temporary! I got all my homework done on my Friday and Saturday off and was able to spend time with family on Sundays. Just commit your study time. Turn off your phone, computer, TV, music...then get to it! You will be fine. (p.s. I ended up with a 97 in Micro and a 99 in A&PII) Good luck!

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You guys/girls rock!!! Do you have any study tips for Micro??

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You guys/girls rock!!! Do you have any study tips for Micro??

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Micro was tough!! I managed a B... Don't know how! I pretty much rocked my final... I'm still feeling the shock 3 weeks later from the course!! All I can say is study study study.. Depending on your professor depends on how detailed u have to be.. My professor managed to get every price of material from the notes on the exams!

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You guys/girls rock!!! Do you have any study tips for Micro??

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Just study, study, study and then when you're done, study some more. Unfortunately, Micro is more than just memorization, it's also understanding how things work in a sequence (such as the Kreb's cycle, anarobic/aerobic and cellular respiration, glycolysis, ect.) Take good notes, study them often, record your lectures if possible and use the heck out of YouTube, it's how I did so good in Micro the first time I took it. There's a lot of great video's on YouTube that break down the harder concepts.

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Thx ladies..how about the Lab part of the course??

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Thx ladies..how about the Lab part of the course??

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The lab portion was easier in my opinion. More interesting because its hands on. Only dreaded part of lab was the unknown report. GOOD LUCK!!

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