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My school hasn't posted a class list yet but I want to take as many classes as I can to get these prereqs out of the way. Just think about how much sooner we'll have that RN!

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Keya86tiff try and google ginkgo bilob! If my memory serves me correct this stuff helps with that. Keep us posted!

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Zoe92 great plan! I'm going to try for my BSN it's going to be expensive but it's worth it!! :)

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Sbear24 you are right the sooner the better. My concern is I haven't taken this many in such a short amount of time before.does anyone have any tips on managing a semester in 8 weeks??!!!

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Sbear24 you are right the sooner the better. My concern is I haven't taken this many in such a short amount of time before.does anyone have any tips on managing a semester in 8 weeks??!!!

Keep a detailed calender of what will need to be done and by when. I write a list and write on the calender my expected time to work on each subject.

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MrsStudentNurse has 5 years experience.

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In my opinion it's the way to go. I prefer the accelerated courses as it pushes you to stay on top of them. Summer in az is nothing to write home about so I'm not at all upset I will be taking microbiology this summer!! Good luck and realize the time saved is well worth it!!

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meeep is a BSN, RN and specializes in Psychiatry.

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That's what I did as well. Just stay on top of deadlines and you'll be fine. Try to find time to study on the weekends, even if its just for 30 mins - especially with math. It helps keep the material fresh. The main thing in summer is not to get behind. You really can't slack off and recover the same way as a normal semester.

When I told my A&P professor I was taking A&P 2 over the summer, she wondered how well you're really able to learn it in that amount of time. Kinda freaked me out! Does anyone else have the same fear? Or if anyone here has taken it in the summer, what was your level of understanding and retention? I'd just hate to take it and do well, but forget everything shortly after because it was too condensed, haha.

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SopranoKris is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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My concern is I haven't taken this many in such a short amount of time before.does anyone have any tips on managing a semester in 8 weeks??!!!

A planner is your best friend! I took 6 classes (17 credit hours) last semester to knock out all my pre-reqs. I was able to get a 4.0 in each class by staying organized and on top of my studies.

First, fill in all your test dates in the planner and color code them. Next add your quizzes and code them a different color. Then, add in all of your homework assignments with a 3rd color. Finally, add in required reading and/or study time in the spaces in between. That way, you're always either ahead or at least keeping up with what's going on in class. If you view your studying at home as part of school and schedule yourself a consistent time each day, it makes it easier to stick to it.

Finally, the best advice I can give is go to EVERY class (I know, should be a no-brainer, but you'd be surprised how many people only attend 1 class per week). And ASK QUESTIONS in class. Even if you know the answer, ask a question that might require a different perspective than what you think you know. It's amazing the extra information you learn and many times, good questions end up being on a quiz or test down the road.

If you have the opportunity, form a study group where each person teaches the group a particular topic and asks the group to respond with answers. You retain information better when you not only can study & memorize, but also teach & apply your knowledge.

Best of luck to you! I actually prefer 8 week semesters to 16 week full semesters. Even though it's a condensed time frame, it's over quicker!!! :D

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SopranoKris thanks a bunch I typically map out my calendar each semester. I just figured with kids co planning of boredom and daily activities it would be difficult to manage. Meeep thanks for yr input also!! :) I've personally spoken to ppl who took AnP2 in the summer. They retained info for the Fall. Check to see in Prof Brito is available. She's so passionate about AnP!!! Good Luck!!

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LifeIsGood76 has 1 years experience.

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Nurse2b7337, yes, I have 4 kids (ages 14, 9, 6, and 4). I feel bad that our summer is going to be spent with me going to school, but it is worth it. I work as a teaching assistant, so I have the summer off and I feel like I need to take advantage of that time to finish some classes. I will have about 2 weeks free at the end of summer, so I am going to try to plan something fun then!! Good luck :)

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We have three kids, I am trying to schedule all my classes early in the morning and online so we will have the afternoon to play.

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