Is this a good idea?

  1. I changed my Fall 09 schedule to what i was going to take Spring 10. It's A&P I, Micro, English I, and Growth and Dev Psych. The psych class is easy just 10 weekly tests online and it's done. I'm not worried about that. I am wondering about the two science classes. I don't have daycare for 2 of my kids so they're home with me during the day and I will have these classes in the evenings. I will have definite study times so that's not a problem, I am just worried about the sheer amount of content and keeping up with 2 science classes. Any suggestions or advice?

    BTW, the reason I changed my schedule is so that I would only have A&P II, Eng II, Spch, and Algebra next semester. I figure that would allow more time to study for the HESI A2 exam I have to take to get into the program. I have to take it in February Right in the middle of Spring Semester, so I was trying to lighten my load some. Any thoughts?
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  3. by   CrunchyMama
    I don't know...it seems like a lot to me. Is this your 1st semester back to school? My 1st semester back (fall08), I took A&P1, english1 and college seminar (half a semester course that my school makes you take). Then last semester I took A&P2, sociology, life span and CPR (half semester). Anyway....I don't recommend taking A&P with another hard course like micro. I haven't taken micro yet, but I've heard from anyone that has taken it that it's not easy. A&P will take up a lot of your time. I have 2 kids and it was hard juggling everything. However...you know what you can handle...if you think you can, then go for it. Good luck!!
  4. by   Ike Arumba
    Nope, it's not my first semester. I took a full course load in the Spring as well, I quit my job to go to school full time and I had both kids at home with me while my oldest was at school. I know that it's going to be rough, I was just curious as to what everyone else's thoughts were.
  5. by   CrunchyMama
    Oh ok...then since it's not your 1st semester back, then you should know if you can handle it or not. Good luck!
  6. by   RN2b23
    Hi there!
    A&P I should really be the only science class that you take in 1 semester.
    Microbiology, I recommend the same.
    As far as A&P II is concerned, I believe that you could take this with another difficult course ((STATS or what have you))

    I speak from experience. A&P I is a whole new language and you need to devote a lot of time to it to achieve an A...I am just guessing you would be ecstatic with an A. Microbiology is intense as well and the same holds true. With A&P II it's easier, in a way, than A&P I because you have a great understanding and foundation already in place and it will not requires as much as A&PI will. This is why I say you can take it with another challenging course.
    I hope this helps some

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