Taking Physiology and Micro during the summer- too much?

  1. Will this be too much for me to handle? I'm single and definitely find time to squeeze my studies in. Am I in for a nasty surprise? Thanks.
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  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
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    Will this be too much for me to handle? I'm single and definitely find time to squeeze my studies in. Am I in for a nasty surprise? Thanks.

    Are you taking both in the same summer session?

    I plan on taking A&P 2 and micro, but not in the same session. The college I attend has two summer sessions, about a month each.

    I'm going for it, hopefully it won't come back to haunt me! Good luck to you!!
  4. by   Doug85
    Yup, taking both in the same session- it lasts about a month and a half.
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
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    Yup, taking both in the same session- it lasts about a month and a half.

    Wow, good luck for sure! Ask an advisor if that is even allowed. Seems like in the past, the college I am going to only allowed 7 credits at the most per summer session. I'm not sure about now.

    As long as you can take the extra time needed to study, and comprehend things well, go for it.
  6. by   SusanJean
    I did this 2 summers ago. Classes were at 2 different colleges and overlapped, total of 9 credit hours. I made it through w/ good grades .

    Since you are single and have the study time, go for it. I'm married w/ 2 young kids...
    It was a lot of work, spent time over the weekends in micro lab, but that was ok with me. I enjoyed the lab work.

    Good luck!
    SJ
  7. by   Spoiled1
    Just wanted to jump into the chat....I am thinking of doing the same thing, but with Micro, and the ChemII. I am a little nervous. Just wondering if anyone has done this, while working??? I am hoping to work this summer, because I need money also. However I have already applied to one school, so if I am accepted I will be expected to have these classes completed before I attend. Any feedback would be great. Thanks.
  8. by   Cococure
    I guess it all depends on you, if you have the time to study i'm sure you will be ok. i was advised against it because the summer is too short and I work full-time and go to school full-time...plus i really want to know A&PI really good it is the foundation for everything else. I also hate the feeling on being rushed and it is alot to cover in on semester.

    good luck
    Keep us updated if u do it
  9. by   KrisRNwannabe
    I guess it depends on the person. i took A&P in 7 weeks. it goes in a hurry. we had to learn a hundred and some muscles in 2 1/2 days. i struggled in micro and that was a 14 week semester. in A&P we had tests every week. I tried to take nutrition that same semester but we had tests every week in that too. just didn't have time to study for both. I ended up with a 98% in A&P. i had pharm with micro. got an A in Pharm (tests every week) and a C in micro. My advice would be to try but keep an eye on the drop deadlines. they come up quick in a short semester.
  10. by   RN_2007
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    Will this be too much for me to handle? I'm single and definitely find time to squeeze my studies in. Am I in for a nasty surprise? Thanks.
    When are you going to enter the nursing program? Fall or spring? How many prerequisites do you have left?

    That was a concern for me. I have 4 more prerequisites left (including the elective) before I enter the program. I was going to take A&P 2 and Micro this summer. I didn't know if I could do that, but I needed to if I wanted to enter the nursing program in the fall. But last week, I printed out the new application packet. Since they're changing the curriculum and requirements starting in the fall, they're also going to start admitting a new class in the spring. Now THAT took a load off my shoulders. Now, I can take A&P 2 in the summer and Micro in the fall.

    So, here's my advice: If your nursing program admits in the spring, I would take one in the summer and the other in the fall. But I've heard mixed stories from different people that have taken both at the same time, but I was having negative thoughts because I've also heard how tedious Micro can be. There was no way I wanted to take them both, so now I can take them seperate if I wanted to.

    Good luck!
  11. by   Doug85
    RN2007-

    Yes, I plan on making a really tight deadline for the fall semester, which is when the program starts. There isn't one for the spring

    After this summer is over, I'm going to take the longest vacation! Somewhere out West......
  12. by   3KittiesRN
    that is a lot to handle in one summer session. i personally would not be able to do it in one summer session. two lab classes in the same semester is hard enough. i would suggest just taking one science couse and maybe one other non science course.
  13. by   smile123
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    Will this be too much for me to handle? I'm single and definitely find time to squeeze my studies in. Am I in for a nasty surprise? Thanks.
    A&P and Micro in 7 weeks? Together? It will require total focus and dedication. Both have labs; A&P has lots of memorization.

    I took A&P and Microbiology in a regular quarter and I was in class 4 nights a week (I worked during the day). It kept me real busy! I got A's in both. If you are able to forego distractions, you might be able to do it. Good luck!

    Smile123
  14. by   RN_2007
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    RN2007-

    Yes, I plan on making a really tight deadline for the fall semester, which is when the program starts. There isn't one for the spring

    After this summer is over, I'm going to take the longest vacation! Somewhere out West......

    Well, in that case good luck. All I have to say about that is, if you put your mind to it, you can do it. As far as the vacation goes, go somewhere SECLUDED. Somewhere that won't remind you of nursing. Clear your head! Let it be fresh when you enter the program. Good luck to you!

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