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Specializes in Certified Nurse-Midwife. Has 11 years experience.

I want to start my pre-requisites in the spring. I'd like to be able to start nursing school in spring 2009. I'm trying to plan next year so I do A&P I in the spring and A&P II in the fall and all the other courses over the year. But I just read the school's book and they strongly encourage students to take Nursing 011: Basic Science Concepts before doing A&P I. If I do that I'll have to wait until fall 2008 to take A&P I. Should I just take them together in the spring?

I want to start my pre-requisites in the spring. I'd like to be able to start nursing school in spring 2009. I'm trying to plan next year so I do A&P I in the spring and A&P II in the fall and all the other courses over the year. But I just read the school's book and they strongly encourage students to take Nursing 011: Basic Science Concepts before doing A&P I. If I do that I'll have to wait until fall 2008 to take A&P I. Should I just take them together in the spring?

I would say if your school suggests that you take your classes in a certain order there must be something in the Nursing 011 class that you need or that will help you succeed in the AP class. I know you are excited, I am as well, but if you take things out of order it may lead to grades you don't want or frustration you could have avoided by trying to be a little more patient. (I am so NOT patient) It is hard for me to do the waiting game......

I want to be a NURSE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

my humble words of advice; set you goal but be ready for some set backs.

you should just barely be able to complete your pre-reqs by the spring of 2009 but doesn't your school have a waiting list for the program? in my cituation, i started this winter (with a little head start of comp 1 completed with an a) and i will not finish my pre-reqs until the spring of 2008... if all goes well grade wise. i wanted to have all my classes done by this winter but i realized that would never be the case. i go to school year round and take an average of 16 credits, if that says anything.

so i am not saying you can't reach your goal, i am just saying be prepared for some minor setbacks. it seems like you have a good plan but i think you should prepare (if you haven't already) for a waiting list. if i finish my classes on time, the soonest i can apply will be in the fall of 08 and, assuming i get accepted my first time, i won't be able to start school again until the following year.

i think you have the right idea to start with your sciences right off the bat. sciences are something i held off on until now and, if i could go back with the knowledge i have now, i would have at least busted out a couple of those classes.

be sure that you have already completed your high school level science classes!!!! i can not stress this enough!! go to your high school and get your transcripts to make sure. i thought that i had had my high school biology completed, only to find out that i hadn't. luckly, i found out in enough time to get into a class but that little boo-boo would have set me waaayyy back.

hope some of this is of some value to you. good day!

Sunset87, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN, CNM

Specializes in Certified Nurse-Midwife. Has 11 years experience.

Thanks a lot treeguy. I've been thinking about it and it's only one extra semester. I'm going to the University of the Virgin Islands. There's no waiting list. I'll have to talk to the school about the high school sciences. I was home schooled so I don't have high school transcripts. I just got my GED a few months ago. I've been wondering about the high school sciences. I didn't take chemistry in high school. I took biology and physics. I think I have one of my older brothers chemistry courses that I'll use this winter before spring.

Thanks a lot treeguy. I've been thinking about it and it's only one extra semester. I'm going to the University of the Virgin Islands. There's no waiting list. I'll have to talk to the school about the high school sciences. I was home schooled so I don't have high school transcripts. I just got my GED a few months ago. I've been wondering about the high school sciences. I didn't take chemistry in high school. I took biology and physics. I think I have one of my older brothers chemistry courses that I'll use this winter before spring.

I had biology in HS but I only had one semester and you need a year for my nursing program. Be sure to meet with a nursing counselor and go through a checklist of all the classes you need.... and then meet with another counselor to make sure that you got the right information, lol. A lot of times the nursing program has required classes that are not officially talked about in the college booklets so you have to make sure you know about all the "hidden requirments".

You might also want to make sure your school offers A&P I in the spring. My school offers A&P I in the Fall and A&P II in the spring. You can also take them in summer courses.

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