Published Jul 22, 2005
Im going to be starting a nursing program in North Carolina and along with the first semester Im going to be taking A&P (1). Is this a huge work load with a friday and saturday night job ( aproximately 10 hours combined ), even though I have nothing else to distract me as of the moment, in my life? Anyone else out there have a similar load or more? Feel free to fill me in and possibly give your story if you want, as I am totally new to the science side other than a intro bio and general chemistry which I took together along with full time work, and got A's. Thanks ...
Tweety, BSN, RN
It's doable with no distractions and only working 10 hours a week.
It's going to be very tough. I went to school with several people that took A&P and nursing together. Good luck to you!
I haven't started taking my nursing classes yet, but I can tell you that A&P is tough. I took the A&P 1 with Chem plus 2 other classes and A&P 2 with Micro and three other classes. I did good, but it required a lot of time, effort and dedication. You will be able to do it if you put in the time required. Good Luck!
Maggie in NC
Hey! I did A&P separately but had several nursing students in my class. It's doable but you have to really budget your time. The nurses in our class had some clinicals out of the local area and that caused conflicts with study time as well as test times-on several occassions. Remember, A&P is ALOT of memory recall so if you have time to study at your weekend job-use it!!
Well I am taking A&P right now, it's the beginning of my LVN program. I have 3 kids, work 12 hour shifts on the weekends and I am pulling an A in the class right now. One of my children is 17 months old so he is my BIGGEST distraction. I say that if you have no distractions then it is doable. If I can do it, then I think just about anyone can. My program is also accelerated. We have covered 12 chapters and will take our 6th test today and we started on June 13th!
A&P seems to get easier as you go through it, too. Probably because you develop study strategies that work for you. It may be a little overwhelming at first, but hang in there, it will get better.
I'm in NC, too (where are you starting?) and a good portion of my class took A&P I in the Fall and A&P II in the Spring of our first year. It was a struggle for most, but I think they all managed to pass through to our summer semester. Personally, I don't think I'd have managed well, especially second semester, but it's not impossible. Good luck to you! You can do it!
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