suggestions for Spring/Summer term...PLEASE!

  1. I need some suggestions on how to handle the load I am going to have to take in the Spring/Summer terms. My load is going to be HEAVY!!!

    To be elegilble to apply at my local community college's nursing program I have to complete A&PI in Spring (7.5 week course), A&PII in Summer (7.5 week course) and Microbiology of Health and Disease in Spring/Summer (15 week course).

    I am a pretty good student. I have managed to keep my GPA above 3.3. However, I have never taken a Spring/Summer course, let alone gone into a semester with some serious worries.

    If any of you have any suggestions to help me out in these courses I'd love to hear them.

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  3. by   2amigos
    You CAN do it, but it's not going to be easy. The advantage of taking the 7.5 week courses is that you go through and test quickly on each subject, which for me was easier than the standard 16 week program. Are you going to be working too? Plan to study, study, and study some more. Best of luck to you!
    Cheryl M
  4. by   NurseChelleBell
    I forgot to mention, I am blessed to be going through school and not having to work. However, I am a housewife and have 3 boys (9, 7, and 1). So needless to say, I still have a very busy day, and in the summers it gets worse.
  5. by   BioRN
    I have the same type of load this semester. Do you have a back up plan in case you need to drop a course? I plan on dropping A & P 2 right after the first exam if I don't have a strong "B" going in all of my classes. My nursing core classes must come first. I can always take A & P 2 in the summer. BTW my school doesn't require A & P 2 until after the first semester of clinicals. I know this is unusual but I am glad I have extra time.
  6. by   emily_mom
    It may be tough, but if you really want it, it will happen. Do you have someone to take the kids so that you can study (ALOT?)? I overloaded myself before too and that really helped. I actually like summer courses.

  7. by   Jennerizer
    Just don't fall behind. Don't put off reading or studying until the last minute & you'll be fine. It's a great time to start using time management skills----that is something they will emphasize in the nursing classes. If you feel yourself struggling at all, then talk to the professor or go for tutoring. Just don't fall behind because then it gets difficult to catch up.