A&P 1 with nursing 1

  1. I posted this in pre-nursing, but am curious if anyone has done it!! Ok...I am 27 years old married, with a 6 yo. I was accepted to an ASN program that starts this fall. The only problem...I haven't taken any of my science pre reqs. The school I am going to does not require you have all of them done, so they include them with the hours for nursing. My deal is that I will be in my first sem of nursing 1 and taking A&P 1 in the evenings two times a week...is that crazy? I won't be working at all though. And nursing is Tues-Fri from like 8-1p. Any advice would be great!!:spin:
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  3. by   miMOMMYof3
    Oh Im sure it can be done, but my school looks down upon it cuz nursing School is very demanding. I would try to get the A&P done this spring or summer. Plus I think it would make understanding and comprehending your Nursing classes much easier if you take A&P prior.
  4. by   amybethf
    I agree with the poster; I would try to take A & P this summer. My school advises strongly to do all co-req's before starting. Your nursing classes will take require ALOT of studying and then making time for A & P might push u over the edge. Plus, the A & P courses are like the foundation for nursing classes. Best to have that knowledge learned beforehand. Can u postpone for a year until u have them done? I would greatly consider this option.
  5. by   midcom
    Where I go most of the students took A&P 1&2 during our 1st & second term, right along with our regular nursing courses.
  6. by   sodiumH20taffy
    Hindsight advice from me since you asked:

    Take your Psych, Soc, Chemistry, A&P, Human Development, and Nutrition before you step foot into the Nursing Program. Yes, it will put off your goal for one more year, but what you retain and use will be more in-depth than learning this information in nursing lectures. I did Chemistry during the summer and A&P I and II concurrent with Nursing and it has been a memorization jungle and a huge distraction. The lectures didn't sync with the A&P units -- for instance, we were learning bones when pharmacology was hammered. Had I known what was expected, I would have gladly taken an extra year to get these courses out of the way. Then you can devote your time, energy and attention to nailing down the nursing courses: meds, clinical, skills lab, and theory.

    Sure, other people have done it together but most will admit that it is alot on your plate. Doing well correlates strongly with financial aid I might also add. YMMV
  7. by   RNmom08
    I took a&p I with Nursing I and I did fine. then I did a&p II with nursing II and I struggled. Both classes where I'm at are very demanding. I wouldn't wish my semester that I had a&pII with nursing II on anyone. I also have 5 kids and a needy husband (thinks he needs sex all of the time). but I don't think they had much to do with the workload and time needed studying for those classes. Whatever you decide to do, good luck!
  8. by   madascanbeRNtobe

    your nursing department will probably have dedicated counselors just for nursing. If not, your college will definitly have general academic counselors that you can make an appointment with.

    I would advise you to make an appointment with one. Of course asking advice here, and your family members/friends is essential. But so is asking an counselor. She has probably met with other students in the same situation as you.

    At my school, in 1st year everyone takes A+P with lab, chemistry with no lab, psychology with seminar/lab. This goes along with two nursing courses, one that has lab, and one that has clinical 1 day a week for five hours.

    Good Luck with whatever you decide to do

    Last edit by madascanbeRNtobe on May 1, '07 : Reason: cant spell counselor
  9. by   WDWpixieRN
    The majority of the students in my second-semester class have completed all the prereqs and co-reqs. We do, however, have a couple who are also taking A & P (I assume "II") this semester and as we come up on finals, they are miserable. I can't help but feel bad for them as I know most of us are struggling to get studying done for our last test as well as the final next week, plus a few other activities that are going on, never mind having this additional pressure. In addition, some of them still have a few other classes to take this summer (we're off) and then in the fall.

    So, to answer your question, it can be done, but how much more time with your young one and/or other family/friends are you willing or able to give up your first semester of school or beyond for whatever you still need to finish?!?!