Quote from jamieljoh
I will agree with Sue.......thats exactly what i was goin to say
I also agree with Sue - it is hard taking them together, but many of us are proof that it can be done. Last Semester I found that what we were learning in A&P was connected to the Chapters we were learning in Nursing (so that was a huge help). A&P is a lot of memorization, but it's also extremely interesting to learn how the body works from the cells right on through each system.
Besides A&P II, I'm also taking Dev. Psych. this semester dealing with Lifespan, which is exactly what we are doing in Nursing (infancy on up), so the classes are all linked together and much easier to study that way.
I know some schools require all these courses to be out of the way before you apply, but mine and many others do not. We have 5 Semesters of Nursing along with a certain number of "co-reqs" that must be completed each Semester to go on to the next. You can take the "co-req's" before you apply or while you're taking the actual nursing classes, it's up to you.
I'm an older student and had all my English, Psych. I, humanities, Bio/Chem, etc. at another college and honestly (because of my age and family obligations), did not want to spend a year or so working on the co-req's and then perhaps not be accepted into a Nursing Program. So, last year I took a chance and applied to a Program, went through the very lengthy admissions process and was accepted. After this Semester, besides my Nursing Courses, the only other course I'll have is Micro. this Summer. Yes, taking the extra courses is a lot of extra work and time, but it can be done if you want it bad enough.