Micro, A&P and Med Term ?

  1. I am taking Micro & A&P II this summer starting May 13, to Aug 15, these classes will be every other week. I was also thinking about taking a online Medical Term course this summer also for 11 weeks. I received an A out of Anatomy and will have the same teacher this summer, my question is has anyone else done this before? Do you all think it is possible to get A's out of all these classes. I need to get my GPA up in order to be accepted to Nursing school. I will also find out sooner whether or not I will be accepted to the fall of 06 progam. I just feel like I need to know as soon as possible so I can start planning and getting things in order before I get into the program.


    Thanks in advance to everyone
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  3. by   Jetaime684
    Depends what kind of student you are, if you can handle the pressure. Seems to me like it would be hard. Im doing my prereqs for BSN. Im not taking summer classes becuase I want to work full time to get some money. What I did was contact my professors for my fall classes already and get the syllabus (a previous semester even) just to get an idea about the course load. Also, I'm studying over the summer, so that by the time I get to my classes this fall, I wont feel pressured to get the good grades necessary to get into nursing school. Medical terminology tho is a lot of memorization, If you can do it on your own, you should. But me, Im have to hear a professor to say all those confusing medical words I have never seen before. Once i hear things, if i read them again, i learn them much faster if i was just reading it on my own. My class is a whole semester long, but meets only once a week. Its defiantley easy to handle. You might overlook it if you have to do micro and A and P 2. Those are some tough classes, but YOU CAN DO IT if you have the motivation But dont let other peoples experience tell you what to do. Only you know what kind of work you can handle, and what might be pushing it. In anycase, u can always drop out after a week or two if you think its too much work. Even if you delay your enterence into nursing school, its not worth cramming them in and getting an a and a b (risking the fact that you might not get in on those grades, and have to retake the class). If you have to take your time, then who cares. It's not a race, its how you get there Good luck my fellow pre-nursing friend
  4. by   RMA2RN
    Quote from Jetaime684
    Depends what kind of student you are, if you can handle the pressure. Seems to me like it would be hard. Im doing my prereqs for BSN. Im not taking summer classes becuase I want to work full time to get some money. What I did was contact my professors for my fall classes already and get the syllabus (a previous semester even) just to get an idea about the course load. Also, I'm studying over the summer, so that by the time I get to my classes this fall, I wont feel pressured to get the good grades necessary to get into nursing school. Medical terminology tho is a lot of memorization, If you can do it on your own, you should. But me, Im have to hear a professor to say all those confusing medical words I have never seen before. Once i hear things, if i read them again, i learn them much faster if i was just reading it on my own. My class is a whole semester long, but meets only once a week. Its defiantley easy to handle. You might overlook it if you have to do micro and A and P 2. Those are some tough classes, but YOU CAN DO IT if you have the motivation But dont let other peoples experience tell you what to do. Only you know what kind of work you can handle, and what might be pushing it. In anycase, u can always drop out after a week or two if you think its too much work. Even if you delay your enterence into nursing school, its not worth cramming them in and getting an a and a b (risking the fact that you might not get in on those grades, and have to retake the class). If you have to take your time, then who cares. It's not a race, its how you get there Good luck my fellow pre-nursing friend

    Thanks for the advice, you made a good point about the med term hearing the instructor pronouce the terms, also you are right this is not a race. I need to get my gpa ^ so why take a chance on taking all this classes if not neccessary right now. I think I will waite to take this class probably in the fall or by itself. I am a returning student after over 12 years from college, and I do want to make sure I have my good study habits in place before I try to increase my course load. This semester I only had one class to really focous on which was A&P I. Thanks again for the advice.
  5. by   Frau Blucher
    I took A&P 2, Microbiology and Medical Terminology at the same time during just one semester and I got A's in all three classes.

    It's wasn't that hard, just time consuming. You will have to invest alot of time studying.
  6. by   Jetaime684
    Believe in yourself, you'll do great Dont let anyone elses' experience be the deciding factor. Whether things are "easy" or hard depends on many things...professor, your study habits, your organization skills, the quality/rigor of your program. Only you can tell yourself what you can handle. Maybe you could talk to other students in your classes the first day of classes and find out if anyone is doing the same thing as you...if so, a study/support group could be the ticket to making it happen. Good luck
  7. by   AKAKatydid
    I'm just finishing my first semester, and not a single student in my clinical group had a medical terminology class. Believe me, we have all suffered because of it! Sometimes I really wish it were a Prereq for nursing school.

    When you don't know the terminology, and the abbreviations, it takes forever to pick apart a patient's chart and understand it. (No joke.. it was taking me about 2 hours to read and write down everything in the charts when I first started!) And, I don't know if they allow first semester nsg students chart at your school, but we are expected to at mine.. Let me tell you, my instructor was ready to pull her hair out at some of the stuff we were writing out! It wasn't BAD, but it was just not in "medical speak".

    If you think you can handle it, by ALL MEANS go for it, girl!! Seriously, I wish I did!

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