I am currently in my second year of nursing school. I have the opportunity to accelerate - my school offers both a BSN and an ABSN; I may be given the opportunity to skip ahead and join the ABSN students even though I don't already have a degree (I can skip ahead because I have quite a handful of transfer credits). All of my preqs are finished and should I choose to accelerate I would already have pharmacology and another required nursing course under my belt. I would only have next fall, next spring and next summer and then I'd graduate (as opposed to graduating in spring of 2013 - ten months later).
I had difficulty with chemistry and didn't quite make the grade cut-off (I took the course elsewhere and transfered it in). That means if I get a grade lower than a C or C+, I'm out of the program. Other than that, I've done exceptionally well this semester (so far, GPA 3.7 and a GPA in the lower 3's for the last few semesters). I know the program is intense but I think I want to do it. What have been your experience? Is it doable given my previous chemistry troubles? I would be taking about 16-18 credits for three semesters - this will be the most I've ever taken and I'm concerned I may get in over my head. However, I've done consistently well so far and the idea of graduating so much earlier is very appealing.
Please provide your insights and experiences. I still have a while to decide and want to make sure I make a good decision.