I will be starting classes in the fall at my local CC to prepare for admission to Nursing School and was wondering if taking both Biology & Chemistry during the same semester is wise? I have taken all Science courses 15yrs ago when I was studying to become a Registered Dental Hygienist but now I have to start from the beginning again. I know there will be labs for both classes and am prepared to study a lot. Please let me know if I am crazy for even thinking that both courses can be taken at the same time. Any insight would be appreciated!
May 22, '04
No worse than taking A&P and Micro together. People have done it, although I wouldn't recommend that in an accelerated summer session.
Depends on a lot of things: Do you have to work? Do you have kids? Do you have lots of time to study? Does nursing program acceptance depend on GPA?
If you've taken this stuff before, it might not be too bad. If it ends up being to much, you can always drop if you think it's going to adversely impact your GPA. Just be sure to do so before the deadline, since some programs will count W's against you.
Last edit by Sheri257 on May 22, '04
May 23, '04
Quote from nikonos
It also depends on which biology course it is too. The general biology course for non-biology majors is a lot less intensive than either the major-specific bio or A/P.
That's a good point. The major-specific bio is a lot harder. But boy did it help later on with Micro and A&P. People who took general bio would come up to me and say, "You know this already?" They often said they wished they had taken the tougher course. Of course, the major-specific bio doesn't cover everything, and you still have to study a lot, but it sure helps.
Last edit by Sheri257 on May 23, '04