Microbiology course online?

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by Amethya Amethya Member Nurse

Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience.

I saw some posts from 2009, but I wanted to ask if anyone has had any luck lately with any online courses for microbiology? If so, any links? I'm looking for the class to do my pre-reqs.

Anewlevel68

Anewlevel68

24 Posts

Portage Learning. I finished the class in 10 days, and earned an “A.” Only $792 and it transferred to my local community college and three nearby universities. Do yourself a favor and just do it there. I also took both Anatomy & Physiology classes and a Statistics class from them.

Edited by Tyler118632

Amanda_H_W

Amanda_H_W

47 Posts

I took Microbiology online, but it was through my CC.

Anewlevel68

Anewlevel68

24 Posts

Alrighty then... I am not sure how to respond that. Take it from Portage Learning and utilize chegg.com and coursehero.com for “test aides.”

portagelearning.com

Shan

Shan

64 Posts

Make sure your desired program accepts online classes, a lot of them require an in-person lab ?

Not really sure, but in my opinion id take my science classes on a campus instead of online.

I took it at UNE online. The good thing about their courses is that they run them frequently (I think once a month), so if you're on a deadline and can't wait for traditional start times, this is a great option. Transferred to the private school I attend without an issue (but highly recommend confirming with the school first regardless of what course you decide on so you don't waste money in the case that they don't accept it)

On 12/11/2019 at 8:18 PM, Tyler118632 said:

Portage Learning. I finished the class in 10 days, and earned an “A.” Only $792 and it transferred to my local community college and three nearby universities. Do yourself a favor and just do it there. I also took both Anatomy & Physiology classes and a Statistics class from them.

That’s terrifying.

HandsOffMySteth

HandsOffMySteth

Has 4 years experience. 471 Posts

As others have said, be sure your school will accept the credits. If you do well studying by yourself you should be fine. One drawback is if you need questions answered they might not get back to you in time. Another thing is the quality of the course may be severely lacking unless you know someone who took it and recommends it. I took a few online courses at my CC without issue, but found no consistency in quality. Every professor has their own style.

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livimo

livimo

17 Posts

Portage Online is a good option. I'm taking my last 3 prereqs with them, and I'm happy with it. It's very comprehensive. The courses are self paced (must be finished within a year of starting), and the instructor is very quick to grade and respond to questions. I checked with the school I'll be doing my nursing program through and Portage courses are accepted.

jess.mont

jess.mont, ADN, RN

217 Posts

As others have said, make sure your school will accept an online science class first. Cayuga Community College in New York has an online micro class that's four credits with a lab. You do all the experiments at home. It runs every semester, including in the summer. I took it last summer, learned a lot, and enjoyed it.

https://www.cayuga-cc.edu/academics/schedule-of-classes/

turtlesRcool

turtlesRcool

716 Posts

I'm kind of shocked there are programs out there that will accept online Micro. Every place I was applying required them to be in person with a lab. My micro class was very lab heavy.

If there's any doubt, clarify with the school you're thinking of applying to. Just because there's an at-home lab option with some schools, that doesn't mean the nursing program has to accept it.