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Ridiculous class schedule, please help

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by PrinPrin2 PrinPrin2 (New) New Student

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Hello just need some advice and suggestions. Next semester I am scheduled to take microbiology and lab, pathophysiology, health assessment and lab, and fundamentals of nursing and lab. So it's a total of 7 classes ( yes, labs isn't counted as a class since it's zero credits, but I'm referring to it as a class since I'm physically walking into a classroom to learn it) and it's a total of 15 credits. Now I feel like this is a set up for failure because who would want to take micro and patho in the same semester?? on top of other nursing classes. I've tried looking at other schools to see if I can take micro in the winter so it can reduce the stress for the spring semester but I've been unlucky. The only other option is to deal with it or push back a class which will push back my graduation -_- . What's pissing me off even more is one of the advisers said it's "duable" but when I asked her does she see herself taking those classes all at once she was quiet ... exactly. I just want to know what's you guys opinion and if there's any advice. Thank you.

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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If you think that you would not be able to pass all of those classes if taken together, then separate them and take an extra semester. It is not the end of the world. If you take all 15 credits and you fail a class, not only will it delay your graduation, but you have to repeat a class.

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meanmaryjean has 40 years experience as a DNP, RN and specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

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Take the emotion out of it and listen to NICU Guy's wise advice. 

 

Finish late or risk not finishing at all? Seems like a no-brainer. 

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I consider myself a pretty intelligent person and I would never do that load. I am in my last semester of nursing school and have seen many friends not make it, even here at the finish line.  Take your time learning and do well.  It is not worth the risk of either failing, or even just barely making it.  This information builds and builds, as semesters go on, and you want to make sure you know it and retain it.

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Sometimes we do what we have to do because we have to do it.  I was up against the wall to transfer because my scholarship program (that was paying for the whole kit and kaboodle) required me to transfer to another school for the very next term.  As I recall, it was about 45 years ago, eight or so separate classes for 21 or 24 quarter units.  I had to justify a petition to the administration to even register for those classes.  I was not an honors student there to begin with.  Well, I passed all but one of the classes and even got one A.  My program allowed me to transfer without counting the one D and I still ended up having a one class deficiency.  Would I do it again?  Of course.  I had no choice.  When faced with no choice, one does it.  It sounds as if you have a choice.  Make the wise decision and take another semester.  

From One Who Has Been There

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Thank you all for your advise, I guess one of my worries was graduating late and being judged for graduating at 25 instead of 24. I now know what to do.

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NICU Guy has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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7 hours ago, PrinPrin2 said:

I guess one of my worries was graduating late and being judged for graduating at 25 instead of 24.

I graduated from my ABSN program at 48. Twenty-five is still very young.

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Wow, what an inspiration. I know there's no deadline or a certain time everyone supposed to earn a degree, but I guess since I've already done 3 years in college and the thought of staying for another 4 just threw me off. 

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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On 10/26/2019 at 12:23 PM, PrinPrin2 said:

Thank you all for your advise, I guess one of my worries was graduating late and being judged for graduating at 25 instead of 24. I now know what to do.

If that's the worst of your worries, then you've got it made

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Lipoma has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency Nursing.

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I graduated nursing school at 25....You have a whole 2 decade of nursing to do lol. You'll be A-Oh kay.

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canoehead has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ER.

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It would have been an average load when I was in university. If you don't want to do them all at once, find out what is available during the summer and take it then.

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Only you know how you can handle the class load and what you're willing to do.  Also know that this is very "doable" if you really want to do it.

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