I am about to start my prerequisites this fall and I would love your suggestions on how to line up these classes over the next 3 semesters. I'm fortunate in that the university where I'm completing prereq's offers these courses every semester so I have some flexibility in setting things up. Also, I already have my BA but am heading back to school for the first time in... awhile
so I want to ease in and, of course, do awesome.
- What do you recommend taking during the same semester as A&P 1? A&P II?
- Any classes the you found really helpful to take together?
- Any you would absolutely avoid taking during the same semester?
These are the courses I need to complete:
I'd love to hear you stories and get your advice. Thank you in advance!
Hi! How exciting! First off, I would say that only you know your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to science classes.
If it were me, I would take:
Semester 1: Intro Bio, A&P1, and Stats
Semester 2: A&P2, Chem (keep this semester "light"- these classes can be tricky)
Semester 3: Micro, Nutrition
Microbio was my FAVORITE class, however, it took up the most time studying wise (At my school we have 10 hours of lab a week for Micro)
Intro Bio is easy and it's best to get Intro Bio done asap so you have a basic understanding of biology
I suggest taking Chem before Micro and Nutrition because certain aspects of chemistry can appear in both classes
Reminder: Pre-reqs are often times a top contributing factor that admissions departments look at to determine if you can handle the workload of nursing school..TRY YOUR BEST to get the top grade possible. I have an overall graduating gpa of 3.8, but I really messed up one semester and tried to cram 5 classes (2 of those being pre-reqs) + 20 hours of work + 10 hours of interning. I received a C in a major pre-req class and truly feel that it is counted against me on my applications.
Last edit by RayyRN on May 25
Thank you everyone for weighing in and for the detailed responses! So many incredible tips here. Super grateful for the advice!
Last edit by mbrae on May 25