Bio 122 and 221 in same semester

  1. I am new here....glad I found allnurses.com. Well I found out if I want to make the deadline for application I will need to take Bio 122 & 221 in the same semester. I need to get good grades. Is this possible?
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  3. by   MegNeoNurse
    What is BIO 122? I know 221 is Human Anatomy at my school. I suppose it depends on what those classes are and how much you enjoy biology lol. I was going to take microbiology and pathophysiology together in the spring semester but my advisor "didn't reccomend it" because two sciences might interefere with my concentration on my nursing classes. But then again if you aren't in the program yet you might be alright. It's really up to you and what 122 is. :spin:
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    That depends on a few factors. One of which is, what classes are Bio 122 and 221? You know, the numbers are different for each college. So BIO 122 for you may not be BIO 122 to somebody else. Is this A&P and micro?
  5. by   mercyteapot
    In my experience, 100 level classes were typically pre-reqs for 200 level and above. Even if your school will allow you to take these classes concurrently, if 122 is an introductory course, you'll have a tougher time with 221.
  6. by   Bhmars
    Sorry....A&P II and Micro
  7. by   Deliasgone
    It has been done but it is VERY difficult. You will have to look at other factors such as your courseload and your own abilities. How many hours are you taking other than the two science courses? What else do you have going on in your life? Do you work at all? Do you have children? These are all things to consider before taking a dual science courseload because both of those classes are very involved and have a huge workload.
  8. by   BSNtobe2009
    Quote from Bhmars
    Sorry....A&P II and Micro
    Nope, wouldn't do it. Wouldn't even consider it. That is two intensive labs in two very difficult subjects. If you are not working, have no kids, and these two would be the only thing you are taking, then yes, with intensive studying, I would say you could.

    But if you have other obligations? Not worth the GPA risk.
  9. by   fleur-de-lis
    I took A&P II and Micro together, plus Spanish and growth & development and got a 4.0. It CAN be done, but it is not easy. Best advice I have, introduce yourself to your instructors the first day so they know who you are and that you want to learn, then if you run into a problem you will be more comfortable going to them for help. Don't even think about skipping a class, take good notes and actually read in the text, preferably prior to the lecture. Work hard in lab and try to get a good lab partner. If you are willing to work hard and have the time to put into it, you will do fine! Just think of all the "science" classes you have to take together in nursing school - this will be good practice!!!
  10. by   kharing
    If any classes can be taken together, I believe Micro and APII are the perfect set. It will be difficult - I would definitely be looking for the best instructors! I found AP II to be way more difficult than Micro - most because of the instructor/s (monotone voices, reading from powerpoint notes word for word....putting students to sleep). Looking back, Micro was extremely easy to learn because my instructors were passionate about the subject. Good luck!
  11. by   mixyRN
    I took A&P I and Micro together with no problem- kept my 4.0 GPA with lots of room to spare, but they were my only classes and I wasn't working. I still had ALOT of free time and could have taken another course, no problem. It also helps that I happen to enjoy the material so I think that definitely contributed to my success.
    Best wishes whatever you decide.
  12. by   sumthnspecial
    My school doesn't combine Anatomy and Physiology. I took Anatomy and Chemistry together and then Physiology and Micro. It wasn't that hard, but I dont work. I am married and have a 2 year old, so I do have other things taking up my time. If you think you can do it then go for it, I didn't want to wait another semester before applying to the nursing program.
  13. by   Freedom42
    My adviser recommended I take AP II and micro at the same time next semester. After talking with instructors and upperclassmen, I decided not to take her advice. Two labs -- along with two other nursing classes -- would simply be too much for me.

    I find that the studying rule of thumb -- three hours of studying for every hour of class time -- is accurate for lab courses. For me, that's six hours of class time per class per week. I couldn't handle 36 hours of studying for only two of my four classes. At some point, I need to breathe!
  14. by   trainer2070
    It's all about how well you learn and retain information and how organized you are. My Spring 07 semester has 3 major science classes with labs plus a math class. Its a typical schedule for me, but I've figured out how to maximize my study time. I also work full time 2nd shift.

    If your organized and have great study habbits then go for it, if you dont on the other hand then avoid those 2 classes together as it is indeed a great deal of study time.

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