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Phlebotomy??

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Now that I know I will not get accepted into a nursing program this year because I'm going to have a D in Anatomy, I am thinking that I want to take a phlebotomy course next fall. Since I am not doing so well in this class, I don't want to go on to physiology here at my school where science classes are really hard. I want to retake them both over the summer. I have taken summer school classes over the summer and find them way better because of class size and interaction with the teacher. I have also talked to advisors at the school I want to attend and they told me that my new grade will replace the old one. I want to know if its a good idea to take AP 1& 2 over the summer? and if I should do a phlebotomy course and wait to apply to nursing school once I have replaced the D.

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SopranoKris has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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How long are your summer courses? I don't know about your school, but our regular semesters are 16 weeks and the summers are 8 weeks. So, if you take any science course, it's like taking an accelerated version of the class. Much harder than taking it during a regular semester. Also, you might not be able to take A&P 1 and 2 simultaneously since you did not pass the class (a D is not considered passing in most schools). Typically, you have to complete the first before you're allowed to take the 2nd.

If you are already struggling in A&P, I would seriously evaluate the reasons you weren't successful. Physiology is a HUGE part of understanding your nursing courses. Without a solid foundation in it, you cannot successfully pass Med Surg. There's a REASON why these courses are required. It will come back to you in nursing school again & again. If you're already behind the 8-ball, you're really going to struggle if you get in to a program.

I'm not trying to be discouraging. If you are investing time & money in to this, you need to know that you can get through it successfully.

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Yes I know it is accelerated over the summer but at the same time I wont have other classes on top of it and I won't be in a class with 300 other people. And i will eventually have to take it over again if I want to get into nursing school. I know I can't move on to physiology that is the purpose of taking ap 1 over summer session one. THEN moving on to A&P 2 second summer session.

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I don't see a reason to not invest time and money when I have to learn the information eventually.

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SopranoKris has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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If you have your mind already made up, why are you asking us for advice?

Do you see the fallacy in your logic? A shortened summer term in a subject you're struggling to pass is a recipe for disaster. By all means, be my guest and go ahead with your plans. Good luck with that!

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I think a and p I for summer is fine. however, a and p II combined with the first semester course would be a lot on your plate for one summer session. 8 weeks does fly by really fast but so does the information. You really have to do nothing but read and study everyday if you want to be on top of your game especially during summer session. I took micro in 8 weeks and it wasn't bad. I think that throwing two heavy science courses into one summer session is really intense. you want the best grades possible.

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Yea, they're not combined. It's two different sessions. And I think it's worth a try at least. I don't want to sit out and do nothing because I have all of my other prerequisites. Those r the only two I'm missing. I never do anything special over the summer anyway so summer school is always easier for me. I guess I should have asked has anyone ever taken it before so I will know what to expect?

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Ok! And I also asked about a phlebotomy program , but no one responded to that question. Thanks for the luck! I will let you know when I have re taken it successfully and got into nursing school!

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