Taking A&P and CNA course this summer....

  1. I'm planning to take both Anatomy and Physiology 1 and a CNA course this summer. They start at the same time and will overlap for about a month (CNA course is 5 weeks/ evenings, A&P is 10 weeks/days.) I'm wondering if this is going to get a little crazy. I know A&P is going to be pretty intense, and I'm sure the CNA course will be the same. I won't be working until I'm done with the CNA course so at least I'll have more time to study, and I do well in science, but I'm just concerned it'll be alot of information in too little time. Has anyone done something like this? What was it like? Am I nuts for attempting it?
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    full- time CNA, full-time student
    Specialty: LTC, subacute CNA


  3. by   mary23
    Will you actually miss class?
  4. by   beck_79
    No- I should rephrase. The courses start on the same date. Different times (one is during the day, one during the evening.) So I won't miss any classes.
  5. by   mary23
    As long as you can attend both I would go for it I don't think CNA classes are to bad just long, my sisters were like 5 hours every evening for a week. Just make sure you can stay ontop of your material and you will be fine. From experience don't miss lab!
  6. by   DesertRain
    You can do it! I know it's not summer but my course load right now is: CNA program, A&P II lecture & lab, Medical Terminology, Communications & Sociology--none of these online. I don't work but I have 2 kids & 2 dogs--so I hope that gives you some insight that YOU CAN DO IT!!
  7. by   beck_79
    Yikes, that's alot of classes, DesertRain! lol,I guess I can do it! Good luck.
  8. by   WorkofHeart8
    I took CNA classes a couple of years ago but had to stop cuz I moved unexpectedly. I'm starting back up soon and also taking A&P and another class during the summer. CNA class was very easy for me and definitely nothing to worry about! You can do it!
  9. by   RN,BSN84
    You can do it!! Just remember to stay on top of things and you should do fine. Good Luck!
  10. by   justme1972
    I am taking API and APII. The second I run into trouble studying...job is going out the window. 2 1/2 hours of lecture and 3 hour lab...runs back to back each day. They give us a 1/2 hour break so we can run and grab lunch...good thing lunch comes before lab!
  11. by   RN BSN 2009
    Good luck!
  12. by   cursedandblessed
    YES YOU CAN!!!!

    I'm doing the classroom portion of the cna program for three weeks in May from 9-1 m-f. I've already read the book, and the poor hubby has to put up with me trying to make the bed with him in it. Then I start intro biology (my last science class was in high school so I have to take this as a pre-req for anatomy/physiology) and statistics this summer, I'll be there every day from 10:30 to 12:30 or 12:45 (very little traffic to get to school at that time). I'll be able to complete the clinical portion of the cna program on Saturday's from 7-4, so by fall maybe I can work a couple of days a week.
  13. by   caliotter3
    As long as you are good and healthy and get enough rest and good food you should be able to do it. The secret is to start and stay organized. When I took my CNA class I found that almost everything covered during the classroom portion, I was able to absorb during classtime. Good luck.
  14. by   caliotter3

    I can just picture you making the bed with your hubby in it!!