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    Have you taken online A/P at NVCC in Virginia?

    me again...quick report. Took Dev Psych online at BRCC (through VCCS) and got an A. But there were those in my class who weren't so fortunate. They didn't follow instructions/guidance from the syllabus and that was the kicker. Plus they procrastinated and waited to the end and were sorry for it. Took Microbiology as a hybrid. Lecture portion online at PVCC (through VCCS) and the lab portion met 4 Saturdays during semester for a 6 hour lab. Got an A, loved the class. All online courses are hard work, but totally worked with my work schedule. I got into PVCC's nursing program (2010-2012 cohort) thanks to my A's and now classes are pretty much on campus for the most part (I'll be quitting work before clinical courses start). Cheers. :)
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    Have you taken online A/P at NVCC in Virginia?

    If you are taking BIO 141 through NVCC...definitely check the NVCC bookstores (find out which campus the ELI courses are linked to--maybe Annandale?) to find out exactly what books you need--and then search Amazon for those ISBN numbers. I vaguely remember that I bought the actual Textbook via Amazon for a much better price than what was sold in our book store. Often you can get a used copy that someone never even opened (they dropped class). I bought a new book simply b/c I knew I'd keep it for a long while (since I'm just starting nursing). But I know that I paid LESS THAN the new price on the NVCC bookstore site. Also DEFINITELY buy the Study Guide that NVCC recommends. It is the ONLY way you'll survive the class. CRITICAL! Doubtful many used copies are available. I was glad to have a new copy. You will want the chemistry book they recommend. I'm keeping mine for future reference. The Lab workbook/CDs are interesting, but not anything you'll be graded on and not used for tests...so if you can get used copy--do that. I never bought the wall chart. Hope this is helpful.
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    Have you taken online A/P at NVCC in Virginia?

    Cheertt2: I am taking my Microbiology hybrid at PVCC here in Ch'ville and taking Dev Psych (230) online with Blue Ridge CC (in Shenandoah Valley). So I'm divided between two schools for online work b/c no school provided both. NVCC didn't offer what I wanted online (or the right course number)...so b/c I really wanted to do it online-- I had to get it where I could. Thankfully VCCS makes that possible with the network of schools. :)
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    Have you taken online A/P at NVCC in Virginia?

    I was the one to originally post this question... figured I'd come back with an update. I took both A&P I and II online with NVCC in Virginia. First semester was during the summer (choice to complete in 8 or 12 weeks). I just completed the A&P II this fall (choice to complete in 8, 12 or 16 weeks) and I received A's in BOTH A&P courses. Yay! It was tough but I can't imagine trying to fit in attending lecture and lab and finding time to study plus working full-time. I am sooo glad that I took the online version. But be prepared to spend 15-20+ hours a week for this one class--if you want to get an A...unless you've got a photographic memory. I totally concur with MandaTaye's sentiments... my feelings exactly. I used our local community college (PVCC which is part of VCCS) and the testing center was my "proctor" and it worked out great and didn't cost me a thing. I am now signed up to take Developmental Psych online, as well as Microbiology at PVCC via a hybrid course (lecture portion online, lab 4 Saturdays during Spring semester--for 8 hours each). I was totally psyched to get A's and to discover that the online format worked well for me--that's why I'm going to try Microbiology and Dev. Psych online too this coming Spring semester (and still working full-time). I might decide to drop Dev. Psych if the work load is too much while working. Since I'm applying in February to start nursing school fall of 2010... it doesn't matter really if I take both in the spring or not...b/c they can't factor these classes into my "weighted" application since I haven't completed them and earned a grade. oh well. I do what I can do and not worry about what I can't. I'd recommend the online A&P for students that aren't prone to procrastination and who are happy working independently.
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