In what order do you recommend taking these Pre-Requisites/General Ed Requirements?

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In what order do you recommend taking these Pre-Requisites/General Ed Requirements?

Microbiology

Human Anatomy / Anatomy & Physiology 1

Human Physiology / Anatomy & Physiology 2

Principles of Nutrition

Fundamentals of Chemistry

I have 3 semesters to take them. Spring 2010, Summer 2010, and Fall 2010. The registration to the nursing program is August 15th for their Spring 2011 program so I am trying to get as many as I can completed even though they only require 1 of the sciences to be considered for entry.

But anyway, what order would you recommend taking those courses in, and what would you suggest pairing courses with. Ex. Microbiology with Chemistry, A&P 1 with Nutrition, A&P 1&2 alone.. you catch me.

Oh yeah, and can you recommend any books or podcast or anything that I can start reading to prep me on whats instore. I started reading CliffNotes but a book would be a lot easier. Thanks everyone!

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lightsnoise

114 Posts

Microbiology

Human Anatomy / Anatomy & Physiology 1

Human Physiology / Anatomy & Physiology 2

Principles of Nutrition

Fundamentals of Chemistry

I would do:

Nutrition

Chemistry

Anatomy

Physio

Micro

Micro and Physio claims that you need chemistry (it helps), but most of the chemistry is basic besides for redox reactions which I learned in my general college chem course and not the intro to chem that is required as a pre-req. I did nutrition, chem, and anatomy last semester and it was very easy. So if you do those three; then do like micro in the summer; then physio last.

Aurora77

861 Posts

Specializes in Med Surg.

I did this order:

Chem

Anatomy

Nutrition

Micro/physio (this fall)

If worked for me--I actually found that having chem and anatomy before nutrition made that class a breeze. There was a surprising amount of both in the class.

tinediddy

72 Posts

To my knowledge, you can't take Micro unless you have taken A&P1. Just a little sidenote. I am taking fall semester, A&P1 and Chem. In the spring, A&P2 and Micro.

SoCaliGirl

108 Posts

I recommend sort of the same thing. Chem and Anatomy together one semester and Physio and Micro the next. That's what I will be doing. I don't know why, but I don't like the idea of doing a science and lab in summer. It seems too rushed to me.

At my school you can take Micro before you have taken Human Anatomy 1. As long as you have taken Introductory to Bio, you can take any of the science classes

Sunflower418

8 Posts

LCGrace,

What order did you decide to take the science classes? The way it sounds and from your profile, I think I know what school you are talking about and I am thinking of applying there as well to finish up the science pre-reqs and get into their accelerated BSN.

Student4_life

521 Posts

as long as you take chem first it doesnt really matter

Sand_Dollar, BSN

1,130 Posts

Specializes in Critical Care, Clinical Documentation Specialist.

I did those exact classes this year.

In the spring I took

AP 1

Nutrition

Chem

In the summer I took

AP2

Micro

(psych too)

It worked out great like that. I always took the APs in order and tried to match an easier with a harder class to spread out the workload. Check to see if you have to take one before another (like micro before AP)

As for podcasts, etc check out itunes U, they have videos on everything. Youtube is also a great resource. I didn't bother reading ahead of time by more than a chapter or two in our text because I would never remember any of it anyway. But that's just me. :)

Good luck! I loved those classes, I wish I could take them instead of the ones I'm doing now (art, algebra, english).

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