Two AP in one semester?

  1. hi,
    Bythe time I have finished the prereqs for the nursing, all I will have left to take will be thre bios, which are two A and Ps and one microbiology. The prenursing advisor, suggests splitting the a and p courses into one per semester in order to not mess it up and mess up the chances fo getting a spot in the nursing program.

    My question to all of you students who are further along is this,. Would taking two A and P courses with labs in the same semester, with no other coursework really be that tough? I would have my family to care for, but no job...would it be overwhelming and difficult to do it all in one semester?
    Thanks for any and all input!:wink2:
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  3. by   Jules A
    Hi,
    I think that depends on what type of a student you are and how comfortable you are with pushing the envelope. I tend to want to get things rolling in the most efficient manner possible. I've had my behind against the wall in a similar fashion and just made up my mind that if I had to study 20 hours a day to get the grade that is what I would do. It has worked well for me but some of it is probably just dumb luck. Good luck with whatever you decide. Jules
  4. by   RN1263
    i took micro, accelerated chemisry & algebra together & got 2 "B"'s & an "A", but i had to buckle down!!!! i have a family also, but didn't work. you CAN do it, but it will be tough.
    Last edit by RN1263 on Sep 16, '06
  5. by   Elysium_Won
    Quote from hopefornursing
    hi,
    Would taking two A and P courses with labs in the same semester, with no other coursework really be that tough? Thanks for any and all input!:wink2:
    I agree with the poster above that it depends on the individual student. I took A&P 1 my first semester and there was a guy in my class who was taking: A&P1, A&P2, Microbiology, and one other course at the same time. He did fine, but I would have been fried in no time! There have been several students at my school that I know have taken both A&P's at the same time, so I know it can be done. Which ever way you proceed, good luck to you.
  6. by   GeminiTwinRN
    I'm really surprised at the responses here! In my school, A&P I is a pre-req for A&P II! So no way you could take the two courses together.

    Hmmm. Things are sure different at different schools, huh?

    Good luck!
  7. by   OnTheRoad
    Quote from leslasic
    I'm really surprised at the responses here! In my school, A&P I is a pre-req for A&P II! So no way you could take the two courses together.

    Hmmm. Things are sure different at different schools, huh?

    Good luck!
    It was the same in my school. They actually only offered A&P1 in the fall and summer and A&P 2 in the spring and summer, so only way to take it was fall to spring or two consecutive 4 wk courses in the summer.
  8. by   hopefornursing
    Thanks you guys!

    The nursing advisor said I'd hav a much better idea of how I could handle 2 in 1 after I had micro under my belt. I plan on doing that this next summer, and it'd be awesome to have both A and P done in one semester, but yet one doesnt want to take any chances with screwing up the old grades.
    Thanks again!
  9. by   augigi
    It's hard to advise - you'd have to know what kind of student you are, how much time you have to put into it, and how important it is to finish more quickly. Good luck.
  10. by   RN1263
    Quote from hopefornursing
    Thanks you guys!

    The nursing advisor said I'd hav a much better idea of how I could handle 2 in 1 after I had micro under my belt. I plan on doing that this next summer, and it'd be awesome to have both A and P done in one semester, but yet one doesnt want to take any chances with screwing up the old grades.
    Thanks again!
    at my school you could take A & P I the first 1/2 of summer and A & P II the second 1/2 of summer.....can you do that? if so, you could take micro by itself w/ other electives in the spring????...
  11. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Oh, maybe I was confused. I was thinking you were taking the two A&P's concurrently. Are you referring to taking A&P I the first 8 weeks and then A&P II the second 8 weeks? That might be doable, but it definitely won't be easy. I took A&P I in the Spring semester, and the second one in the summer 8 week session, so I had a taste of both.

    Micro on the other hand.. in our school, both the A&P's were pre-reqs for that. I took a pre-med Micro that was a 5 credit hour course which included a 2 hour graded lab. I never would have imagined taking that with another science course although there were some pre-pharm/pre-med students who took organic chemistry with it. Yikes!
  12. by   hopefornursing
    Quote from leslasic
    Oh, maybe I was confused. I was thinking you were taking the two A&P's concurrently. Are you referring to taking A&P I the first 8 weeks and then A&P II the second 8 weeks? That might be doable, but it definitely won't be easy. I took A&P I in the Spring semester, and the second one in the summer 8 week session, so I had a taste of both.

    Micro on the other hand.. in our school, both the A&P's were pre-reqs for that. I took a pre-med Micro that was a 5 credit hour course which included a 2 hour graded lab. I never would have imagined taking that with another science course although there were some pre-pharm/pre-med students who took organic chemistry with it. Yikes!
    Yep I was thinking of trying to do those both at once....BUT I think I have to take the micro first and then the A and Ps but I might be cornfused, I will have to look at the edu. plan again. So was micro worse or better than the A and Ps?
    thanks!
  13. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Safe to say that for me, the micro was worse than the A&P's, although it was very interesting material, especially the lab portion. You'll be finding an "unknown" bacteria through the whole series of tests that a microbiologist goes through to determine an illness, and that just is amazing. Lots of the didactics though, are mind-blowingly boring. (at least, for me).

    Good luck and definitely check into which one goes first. Micro was the last thing at my school. And be sure to take that when you can devote a whole semester, and not just the 8 week plan. I have friends that struggles through an 8 week, or worse, a 4 week intersession Micro, and barely passed the Micro for nursing!!

  14. by   angel5
    This si a little late but the school I attend will not let you have but A&P 1 BEFORE you take A&P 2. GOOD LUCK!!!

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