A&P and Chem/Micro together??

  1. I'm a pre-nursing student. It looks like I'll be forced to take some tough classes together starting in the fall. Knowing what you know about these courses, is this doable?

    A&P I + Lab along with Chemistry + Lab (in the fall)

    A&P II + Lab along with Microbiology + Lab (in the spring)

    I can take these courses with nothing else added, since by then I'll only have Literature, Public Speaking, and a humanities course (probably Logic) left to take, and I can take those in the summer.

    I understand that Chem and Micro are killers. Will this work? Should I swap Micro for Chem?
    Thanks!
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  3. by   Tweety
    For me A&P were the killers. Chem and Micro are tough, but A&P are tougher IMO.

    I would go ahead and take Chemistry first as A&P and Micro has a bit if Chem in it.

    Many people make it through those courses at the same time. It'll toughen you up for nursing school. j/k. Seriously, good luck to you!
  4. by   Katydidit34
    A&P is a killer. It requires alot of time to adequately prepare for tests. I took A&P I by itself and then took A&P II and Chemistry together and my chemistry grade suffered. Each of these courses are pretty heavy duty especially if you haven't had any exposure to a college science class before. I realized as I took Chemistry, that if I had taken it before A&P I, that it would have been a tremendous help to me when I had to learn muscle and nerve physiology. If you've got the time to devote to two science courses, go for it, but for me it was tough. I took Micro by itself too. Good luck!!











    Quote from JasmineTea
    I'm a pre-nursing student. It looks like I'll be forced to take some tough classes together starting in the fall. Knowing what you know about these courses, is this doable?

    A&P I + Lab along with Chemistry + Lab (in the fall)

    A&P II + Lab along with Microbiology + Lab (in the spring)

    I can take these courses with nothing else added, since by then I'll only have Literature, Public Speaking, and a humanities course (probably Logic) left to take, and I can take those in the summer.

    I understand that Chem and Micro are killers. Will this work? Should I swap Micro for Chem?
    Thanks!
  5. by   ZootRN
    I took Chemistry+Lab and Micro+Lab in one semester. In my opinion, Chemistry was an easier class than Micro.
  6. by   Mandarella
    A&P kicks my tail...you made me lose my breath to see that you want to take them all together!!:bowingpur Anything is possible though. Me personally, If you can take A&P over the summer do it then, get it right out of the way.
    I took my A&P 1 over a summer session, it knocked out me having to take chem.:hatparty:

    But if you have to do them both do the chem first. Good call Tweety!
    Good luck!!
    Last edit by Mandarella on Apr 25, '05
  7. by   galaxy781
    Quote from JasmineTea
    I'm a pre-nursing student. It looks like I'll be forced to take some tough classes together starting in the fall. Knowing what you know about these courses, is this doable?

    A&P I + Lab along with Chemistry + Lab (in the fall)

    A&P II + Lab along with Microbiology + Lab (in the spring)

    I can take these courses with nothing else added, since by then I'll only have Literature, Public Speaking, and a humanities course (probably Logic) left to take, and I can take those in the summer.

    I understand that Chem and Micro are killers. Will this work? Should I swap Micro for Chem?
    Thanks!
    I am taking AP2 and Microbio right now....i took chem 4 years ago but i remember chem being harder for me then micro or ap....i'm doing fine but the key is STAY ON TOP OF THINGS!! lol if you get behind then its sooo much harder...but as long as I keep up with the readings and go to class its not to bad...if you have had other bio classes in the past they help!!
  8. by   Spoiled1
    Hi,
    Just wanted to tell you that I am taking A&P II, and Chemistry together and it is VERY doable. With my work schedule I take my A&P class on a Saturday (all day), and that is the down side of it. In my honest opinion, Chemistry is harder than Bio or Micro. But I guess its all relative. For me Chemistry is more difficult. But what you have outlined is very much doable, just stay on top of things and don't fall behind!!! Good Luck!
  9. by   smrtipntz
    It is doable. I took A&P and Chem together all year and then added Micro on top of that. Managed to pull A's but I will admit that I don't think my brain has ever hurt that much before!! Just make sure to take time for yourself and surround those classes with plenty of time to study and some fun (easy) classes.
  10. by   Mommy TeleRN
    Are you JUST taking the 2 classes a semester? If so..very very doable IMO.

    I took A&P I, Chem, Eng 1010, and Psych Developmental last fall. This semester I took A&P II, Micro, Eng 1020 and Psych 101. So far 4.0 for both semesters.

    A&P is hard, but for "me" Chem and Micro were harder. We have pretty tough teachers tho I hear. Micro we had TONS of homework to do.

    I know a girl right now who is taking Chem, Micro, A&P II and Nutrition (another very tough class I hear) Of course, not sure how her grades are LOL.

    Really the hard thing is having all the labs, they are like having a whole other class. For me it was different teachers, their own assignments. I spent 7 hours a week in class just for micro!

    I will say I am glad for the semester to be over...I stayed hopping this whole semester..but doable? yes. Hard & stressful? Yes. Do what ya gotta do? Yep! LOL

    I am now registerd for 4 online classes this summer. I will be starting my nursing classes this fall and at that point I will only need 4 more non nursing classes for my BSN!
  11. by   smrtipntz
    Nope, I took the insanity route and took 6 classes, three of which were the A&P, Chemistry and Micro. I managed to pull out with a 4.0 that term but I would not recommend that anyone do that!! But the classes you are looking at ,if taken in combination with each other can definitely be done.

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