Taking A&P II as well as MicroBiology?

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Hi, I've been lurking on this forum and have NOW decided to join. I am currently trying to work on my schedule for the fall.

Though, has anybody took Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology II back to back in just one semester, awhile having more classes such as: Statistics, Linguistics, and Religion of the Bible? I really want to get A&P II out of the way and really want to take Micro to get that out, if possible. I'm use to taking 19-21 credit hours a semester and am currently in Summer courses.

Would YOU do this, if you were me or not? Would you take a General Chemistry and A&P II instead?

Thanks very much for your opinion! x

i actually took a&p 2, micro and intro to chemistry in the same semester. i have to tell you it was no picnic. not only is there a lecture component but there is also labs with each course. i had to get special permission from the dean of sciences to take three science courses in one semester which he advised that i not do. i did well (two a's and a b) but i studied my butt off.

i joined study groups, signed up for a chemistry tutor and literally was at school from 8am (start of 1st class) til 9p (time the library closed). i used every resource that i had including the cds that came with my texts for help and did all the practice exams. i also went to the library on saturdays to review my notes and the a&p lab to study all the models (less crowded on a saturday).

granted, i didn't have to work (thank god) so for that one semester, school was my life. i'm so glad it's over! i believe it can be done but of course with alot of hard work and determination and plan to have no life. honestly, if i had to it again, i probably wouldn't. that was one of the worst semesters of my life.

not saying that to discourage you, but if you are use to carrying a heavy load and can remain focused, i think you should be okay. good luck.

JennNJ83

100 Posts

You can do it, I'm taking AP 2 and Micro this summer session, its not easy but

kgorndt

53 Posts

If you are confident that you can get the grades, then I say go for it! It makes it really hard to get into a nursing program if you repeat any science courses, so keep that in mind!!

Tabitha247

33 Posts

I am signed up for AP II and Micro this fall too but that is all I have except for a COL 101 class and a 3 hour weekend PSY class. It will be hard but hopefully not awful.

Christina08

37 Posts

I took A&P2, Micro, World Religions, and Abnormal Psychology and I did just fine; however, I have to admit it was tough.... Especially, micro was difficult class to study...., but I had all A's and B's..

Specializes in LTC.

I took A&P II, Micro, and keyboarding. The keyboarding was a breeze and was all done in class. That gave me time to focus on the two sciences. I got all A's and B's. I also worked full time plus had an 18 month old. During school I don't read for fun I read books. I didn't do any homework when my daughter was awake, but that meant getting up before her and staying up later, and on my days off studying during her nap time.

jgcadet

67 Posts

A/P 2 is a lot of physiology and more demanding than A/P 1.....just consider that

Scooter5

88 Posts

I took both, but it required a lot of work to achieve A's in both.

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