Hello, thanks for answering my question. When I took them over 7 years ago I took them separately and passed with B's. A&P 1 was a repeat though because I honestly never studied. I was on my own in college and there was no one to tell me what to do. I do regret that and now I am facing the consequences.
If I do happen to take A&P 1 and 2 again at the same time, this is pretty much it at the university that I am at. They are only allowing me to repeat just because its been over the time period that they will accept for biology classes. So if I happen to get below B's then I cant apply for nursing school at all.
I don't think I have retained anything honestly from taking them over 7 years ago. I am sure some information will jog my memory when I do start the class but that's about it. Both classes are really interesting and I really did love them both when I did take them though.
To answer your questions, I am really motivated this time around. I am older and I know for sure nursing is what I want to do. My studying skills are really good and I start studying the material weeks before the test date.
On the other hand, I am worried that they may be too difficult to take together. I do believe that with my motivation I can indeed pass both with a minimum of a B but it will not be easy at all. Its going to be really hard work and long days of studying.
I am just really on the fence. On one end, I don't want to rush it and potentially risk failing. On the other end, I don't want to miss the opportunity of going into nursing school in the Spring if I can do it. I know nursing school will be difficult just based on what I hear. So I do feel like taking them both will prepare me. At the end of the day, I still want to make the smartest decision.