Starting NS in Fall have some questions about pre-reqs!

  1. Hi I start nursing school in fall. My school (upmc mercy) does not require pre-reqs before starting, but I have already taken psy, chem, nutrition, eng and am currently in a&p 1 but fear I will be retaking it in ns. My school breaks the semesters down into 9 ten week semesters. for example my first 10 week semester i will be taking nsg 101 and a&p 1 and second semester I will have nsg 102 and a&p 2. I know alot of nursing students say they would never be able to handle their nursing classes along with academic courses, but i know most schools do not break the semesters down like this and many have more than 2 classes per semester. Do you think I will be ok with having two classes per ten week semester?
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  3. by   tfleuter
    Well, it really depends on the individual, I would think. I've been through a program (not for nursing) that had a similar set up; classes were 9 or 10 weeks long, a student could sign up for 1 or 5 if they wanted to. I would do 2 at a time and I didn't find it anymore difficult than a typical 15 week semester with 12+ credits.

    I'm guessing that if the school has been using this format for quite sometime, then the average student is able to handle it. I would think that if numerous students were feeling overloaded and did poorly, then the school would restructure. I'm willing to bet you will do just fine
  4. by   Molly08
    Thank you